art mache & recycled art CASE STUDY recyclepapier
STUDY of Papier Mache Sculpture ACTION TOOLBOX: MCAC MCACART TECHNIQUES: CASE CASE STUDIESO.2
FAS Centre and Mayfield Community Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland Dates: July 13th - 16th 2009 Themes: Environment Cultural Diversity Participation
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background GlobalFest 2009 is a project coordinated by Mayfield Community Arts Centre that brings together artists from Ireland, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Colombia, Sweden and Hungary. The young people participated in a variety of workshops during a period of 2 weeks: music, dance, theatre, pyrography, muralism, recycle art and costumes. Some of the work accomplished in these workshops led to public performances during GlobalFest on 18th July. This was the case for the African music and dance, the Colombian music and dance as well as the theatre performances, which all formed part of the comparsa (parade). The costumes made were worn by the dancers and actors and the recycle art workshop created a 3D interactive boardgame which was played during GlobalFest. There was a launch on 15th July at Mayfield Library for the mural and the pyrography work, which was exhibited that evening. All of the workshops were facilitated by the following associations: Mayfield Community Arts Centre (Ireland), Mural Moral Group (Hungary), Kultur & Fritid (Sweden), Funarte (Nicaragua), La Cambalacha (Guatemala), Centro Colombo Americano and Corporación Renovación Cultural (Colombia).
FACILITATORS Krisztina Katona & Orsolya Kovacs (Hungary) VOLUNTEERS Vanessa Maumelat, Deirdre Walsh & Orla Borreye (Ireland) & Jafet Escalante & Jorge Triminio Colindrez (Nicaragua) PARTICIPANTS
Róisín O’Donovan, Sarah Long, John Long, Rachel Sheehan, Kenza Marchoud, Paula Osagie PJ, Shane,Craig,Stephen Stephen, Juliannes. (Ireland)
HOW DID WE DO IT?
MCAC TECHNIQUES : CASE STUDIES of Papier Mache Sculpture STUDY TOOLBOX: CASE ACTION MCAC ART
day 1 Creating Objects out of Recycled Material The group began working with recycled material as they made wallets out of cartons of juice. They also decided on a boardgame and themes to work with in relation to the game. The themes were included not only in the boardgame itself but also in the process of making the game, as recycled materials were used for it and people from different nationalities participated in it.
day 2 The Game: Making The Figures & Questions After some warm-up exercises, the group began making the papier maché characters for the game as well as papier maché buildings and objects, using newspapers, egg boxes, empty bottles and cans. The facilitators made up questions for the game which related to the environment, to different countries, cultures and languages, and to GlobalFest. The game included questions and activities such as finding people from different countries in the festival.
day 3 Making the Map & Internationalizing The facilitators designed a world map for the boardgame and the group continued making the papier maché figures and accessories. The questions for the boardgame were translated into Spanish in order to make the game more accessible and multi-cultural.
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quotes from public
GlobalFest 2008 was funded and supported by the European Youth in Action Programme and the Development Education Unit of Irish Aid.
'I thought it was a really interesting interactive aspect of the festival, it was very colorful & engaging & worked well as a talking point and an opportunity for people to ask questions.' - Maria Murray