Talk and workshop by Prof. Samuel Sztern, Director of IENBA (Instituto Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes) Fine Art School, University of the Republic Uruguay.
TALK – Tuesday 7 February 2011, 10am -12noon, CCW Research Seminar Room, Room E305, Block E, 3rd Floor, Chelsea College of Art & Design
The story of the IENBA, the students-led reform of the 1950-60s and their current research on pedagogical models for teaching art at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. The IENBA teaches using a pedagogical approach based on the theories of Herbert Read, John Dewey and Ovide Decroly. Their original curriculum was devised by the student body who took over the running of the school in the early 1960s. After being closed by the military in 1973, it reopened in 1995 to continue a programme of art education focused on fostering the development of creative and aesthetically sensible citizens.
Part of SLAAG (Studying Latin American Art Group) seminar series.
Places are limited, please RSVP to: email@example.com
WORKSHOP: Tuesday 7 February 2011, 2pm – 4.30pm, Rooms BG01 and BG02, Block B, Ground Floor, Chelsea College of Art & Design, Millbank London SW1P4RJ
Practical demonstration on the pedagogical approach at the IENBA for teaching collectively to a large number of 1st year Degree students.
In collaboration with FLAG (re-turning the educational turn)
The workshop will consist on a drawing exercise and group discussion. You will need to bring your own materials:
A pencil and a black pen or marker
A couple of sheets of A3 and A4 paper
Scissors and a glue stick
A drawing board or similar hard surface to work on
This workshop is open to all students from any course, staff or interested people from outside the University of any ages and backgrounds
About the IENBA and its pedagogical approach
The IENBA (the only official art education institution in Uruguay) has a peculiar story as an art school, where the students played a significant role in its development. In the 1950s it was run as a dependency of the Secondary School Board of Education, and operated with an out of date academicist curriculum. When a group of students attended the Biennale de Sao Paulo and realised how out of step was the teaching with developments in modern art, they decided to take action. Continue reading