In recent years, the department has been working together with the educational community at Federico García Lorca CEIP. This experience has allowed us to rethink the ways in which relationships are established between the school and the museum. We are aware of the importance of creating a working group to develop innovative practices related to demanding, committed and long-lasting art education.
This school year, we will continue to investigate together through the Artist at Work Here programme, in which artists carry out a project in collaboration with the school community: teachers, pupils and families.
Given the phasing out of art education in formal education, it seems essential to us to continue to carry out these projects in educational institutions as tools with which to confront the prevailing attitudes. One of the basic aims of this project is to reflect on the power of the long-term projects carried out by artists to affect us. In this sense, we are interested in investigating how artists can affect the educational institution and, conversely, how educational institutions, state schools in particular, can give back to artists and the very education department in terms of experience.
This year, Belén Rodríguez will be the artist invited to carry out a project with the pupils of Federico García Lorca CEIP in Móstoles.
In this school year, we will continue to investigate together through the program Aquí trabaja un artista, a program in which artists develop a project in collaboration with the school community: teachers, students and families.
Picture: Maru Serrano