Last year I attended a workshop at the Iceland Art Academies Art Education Department: Göngur og Listir. Since then, I have been modifying what I learned and adapting it to the needs of my students on public elementary school level. Here is the presentation I made after the workshop – I frequently return to it in order to get inspired again and connect to my path as an artist:
Hamish Fulton is a walking artist. Without a walk, he claims, there can be no art. Instead of sitting inside, calculating the costs of global warming, we should be outside and think about our nature and insects: https://youtu.be/xBsEWNlzCfI
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These kites me and my husband bought years ago in Berlin at Shop Flying Colors Berlin
Sköpun, samveru, vellíðan
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I am not my thoughts.
I am not my past.
I am not here to be perfect.
I am here to bring peace to myself and the world. *
*Laura Seiler – visionary, coach, author
I belief that kite making is an activity that creates a peaceful and joyful atmosphere. It brings people of various age, origin or religion together. Making a functioning kite requires various skills, but with help of others it can be managed. That is why it is a fantastic group activity. Furthermore, it also promotes creative and critical thinking as well as the ability to solve problems. Research has shown that kite making workshops run by art therapists in refugee camps made the people escape their reality for a while, brought some distraction and even gave them moments of joy. One can say that each handmade kite carries a specific message to the world about the person or people who crafted it. There are many challenges people are dealing with in their lives, as individuals and all of us collectively in our society. Ways must be found to repair. One way could be to look inwards, to discover the miracle of life and how things are interconnected. And send the message of peace out to the world.
Exhibition: three kites in Japanese Rokkaku style made of Chinese paper and recycled paper, linen thread, bamboo. One kite in the shape of a Chinese fertility kite. Linocut printing. Text written with a black marker on German book pages
Hristi hópinn saman
Arite Fricke er með meistargráðu í hönnun og diplóma í listkennslufræðum. Auk þess að vinna sjálfstæð sem grafískur hönnuður bíður hún upp á skapandi smiðjur af ýmsu tagi og fyrir alla aldurshópa: flugdreka, bókverk, dúkristur… eða annað þematengt.
Hún kemur með efni, tæki og tól á staðinn. Hafi samband hér eða í gegnum tölvupóst email@example.com 🙂
My last kite making event in Skálholt went surprisingly well – people had coffee and cake and crafted many beautiful kites. Cake & kites – that works super well together- the food makes the quality time even more enjoyable. Since people couldn’t try their kites outside, they did inside. All the kites where hang up like an exhibition. So much fun ❤️