From Monday 01/07 to Friday 05/07/2019
In Dutch
Inspired by the enormous richness of the portrait theme and the history of the arts, we will experiment with numerous materials and methods: self-portraits both frontal and in profile, group portraits, double portraits, masks, family portraits, selfies, city portraits, busts, shadow silhouettes, acrostics, caricatures, Chinese portraits and more!
Collages or drawings, paintings or photography… all visual or sculptural techniques are covered. Enough possibilities to portray your character, personality, facial expression and feelings playfully. But as Anatole France said, “fortunately we are not obliged to resemble our portraits.”
Bookings 2019 – on 25/04/2019, 9:00 – only by mail : mail@abc-web.be


From Monday 26/08 to Friday 30/08/2019
In Dutch
The baobab trees in the African savannah, which are also called trees of life, monkey bread trees or upside down trees, are the largest trees in the world and can live to be over 2000 years old. For many people they have divine powers and are the place of the spirits of their ancestors. They are also an important source of food and medicine and their large hollow trunks are used as a shelter or storage places. Their large crowns give plenty of shade and are therefore an ideal place for market traders or local craftsmen to sell their products or souvenirs. They are even used as post offices or bus stops. The exceptionally large trunk circumference, up to 34 meters, also explains a saying or quote from the indigenous people of Togo, “Wisdom is like a baobab tree, no individual can embrace it.”
In this internship we get acquainted with the queen of the forest, with its rich cultural life through myths, folklore, legends and through rituals, dances and songs.
We investigate the impact of climate change on their existence, but of course also enjoy tasty smoothies based on their fruits.
Welcome under the baobab tree!
Bookings 2019 – on 25/04/2019, 9:00 – only by mail : mail@abc-web.be





What can education learn from the arts about the practice of education?
Elliot W. Eisner argues that the distinctive forms of thinking needed to create artistically crafted work are relevant not only to what students do, they are relevant to virtually all aspects of what we do, from the design of curricula, to the practice of teaching, to the features of the environment in which students and teachers live.

Originally given as the John Dewey Lecture for 2002, Stanford University.

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Wat kan het onderwijs van de kunsten leren ?
Elliot W. Eisner stelt dat de specifieke denkvormen die vereist zijn voor het creëren van kunstwerken niet alleen van belang zijn voor wat leerlingen doen, maar voor nagenoeg alles wat we doen, van het vormgeven van curricula, het onderwijzen zelf, tot het ontwerpen van de omgevingen waarin leerlingen en leraars leven.

Origineel uitgesproken in 2002 als John Dewey Lecture aan de universiteit van Stanford.

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