AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry
AREFS art and culture association

  • Savon Radan ryhmä organizes activities along the historical Savo line


Program on the PDF file 2015 Naturally Art
More PDF files at the bottom of the page.

On Thursday morning the group started with a workshop mono-printing. This technique is between graphics and painting and offers lots of new possibilities. It is important to look further than the first attractive results and find an own way to explore the material, the image and the expression.

explaining the technique starting the process during the process

Introduction of the printing technique

and starting the process

printing different layers

explaining result final result

supporting the process is important

at the end of the workshop

In the afternoon there was a visit at the children's art school in Mikkeli.


From the weblog:
Morning in Hiirola ...

"During the artistic process even When You lose ... you win, because you are a winner!"

In atelier of Marja de Jong we enjoy a monotype workshop, one of the techniques used in their work and art education projects developed with children. Paints, rollers and papers were waiting for us on the metal table. After some initial explanations about this process and its possibilities, we started experimenting. Throughout the workshop,  Marja was weaving some considerations about the process:

"There is a moment feel like stopping ... well ... because it looks aesthetically, but if we dare to continue, there is another step that brings us to yet another ... and another ... and always more discoveries.".

"A mistake can be an open door to another path. The error leads us to another level ... is part of the process ... I have a drawer full of mistakes that I keep, always with the feeling that one day I will be useful. "

Afternoon at the School of Mikkeli Arts

A space that develops artistic activities during their free time over the school year. The artist Pirita Lautala received us in the studio painting and explained that usually works with three groups of children and young people of different ages from 4 to 6 years of age; from 6 to 13 and from 13 to 19 years old. Groups have a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 12 students and develop design activities, painting and sculpture (with wood, clay and wire).

The Municipal Library of Mikkeli, visited the exhibition of works that resulted from diverse experiences of a project called "Time Travel" which aimed to inform students some artistic movements such as Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism ...

In the attached PDF files we show our vision on art and art education.




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