Cutting up bodies and re-assembling them: fun work in the classroom

July 27, 2023

In her painting of a young girl in a red dress, artist Virginia Santos Itoiz, from Pamplona, wanted to show not a specific child, but a figure that represents childhood.

So she mixed elements from different pictures of children that she found on the Internet to create what she calls a "Frankenstein" character.

Pupils at the ikastola of Larceveau drew inspiration from her painting to make their own cut-up and re-assembled figures.

First, they drew a person standing erect on sheets of paper glued lengthwise. Then they separated the sheets, keeping only the head that they had drawn for themselves and sharing out the rest of the body parts randomly. Finally, they reassembled and coloured in the sheets of paper to create new composite portraits.

At first, they found the exercise somewhat disconcerting, recalls their teacher, Mirentxu Lako.They worried about what they would get back, in place of their own drawings, and how they would put the body parts back together.

But they soon got into the swing of things. "It was crazy for them, but it was fun," says Mirentxu. "We had a great time."

Focusing on the climate crisis in a visual arts class

December 16, 2023

Over a three-month period, students at the Lycée Frantsesenia in Saint Jean Pied de Port were invited to reflect on the effects of the climate crisis, drawing inspiration from a painting by the artist Txiki Agirre "Keixeta".

Making contact with abstract art

October 18, 2023

Young people of different ages visited the exhibition of paintings by Oaia Peruarena in the Prison des Évêques in Saint Jean Pied de Port.

L'iceberg de Keixeta à Eperra ikastola

June 02, 2023

Intense hear, storms, floods, drought: the pupils of Eperra Ikastola, in Chéraute (Soule) addressed the climate crisis head on with the aid of Keixeta's painting "Izotz Mendia" ("Iceberg").

Les travaux des enfants

Friend or foe? A Minotaur in the classroom

February 23, 2023

Over several weeks, the children of Oztibarreko ikastola in Larceveau and those of Eperra ikastola in Chéraute shared their classrooms with a Minotaur.

"Les étapes de la vie" de Zoe Bray à l'ikastola de Garazi

November 18, 2021

Depuis quelques jours, les enfants de Garaziko ikastola à St Jean Pied de Port ont de nouveaux camarades de classe : sept personnages, d'À¢ge, de taille et d'allure différents, peints dans un tableau de deux mètres sur deux mètres par l'artiste Zoe Bray.

Gonzalo Etxebarriaren margolan bat eskolan

January 09, 2021

Ezin dira pandemia garaian haur multzoak erakustetxeetaratu artelanen ikustera. Baina eskoletara jinez bereganatzen ahal da artea. Hau da "margolan bat eskolan" Itzal-aktiboak bideratu egitasmoaren helburua.

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