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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.  

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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


Art Action Case Study: Recycled Art and Papier Mache