In the 2018-2019 school year, KunstPost organizes the 'Oude Verhalen, Jonge Verbeelding' project at 3 schools in the Mariahoeve and Bezuidenhout districts in The Hague. In this project, pupils from these primary schools are talking to the elderly. As a result of this story, everyone creates their own artwork, inspired by the story. They are accompanied by two artists from KunstPost: Daniëlle Davidson and a different artist per project: Ka van Haasteren, Joanne van Beusekom or Jerney de Wilde.
The pupils of group 7 of primary school De Vuurvlinder were the first to do this project within the 'History' framework this school year. Hereby pictures of the interview and that the children show their 'older' pride in KunstPost gallery LOOkatie364 along the works they have made. Of course, their parents were also very welcome and other guests came to watch the work that the children had made. The explanation made that the work got more depth. It also showed that each child had listened to the story and picked out an element that appealed to him / her. Each in their own way and that made the total so beautiful.
Because this was the first exhibition ever in the new gallery of KunstPost, our district director Mrs Blankwaard-Rombouts, together with the director of De Vuurvlinder, Mr. Rosier and also the chairman of KunstPost Mr. Maltha, opened this exhibition. Everyone was very proud of the result.
In this project children learn to think first about how time could be when these elderly children were children. What did they do and what did their world look like? During the interview, the elderly tell how they have experienced their world and then it turns out that they often do not even get so far away from the children. The elderly have experienced the necessary and like to share the children here. After drawing a mind map and practicing in interview techniques, they interviewed elderly people from their neighborhood. In this way they learned which hobbies the elderly had, with which they played, and how Mariahoeve looked like in the years' 50.
See also the site of Culture Switch to read more about this project.
Want to know more about this project or other projects of foundation Kunstpost - education? Contact Hubertine Langemeijer, Director (06 - 4475 8897) or Agnes Pols (project leader education)
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