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KAMISHIBAI – NEW STORY IN THE ABC COLLECTION

WAAR DIENT HET VOOR?

José Maria Vieira Mendes (text), Madalena Matoso (illustrations), Annelies Beck (translation)
Available in Dutch

I am a story that likes to ask questions.
I prefer a world of questions to one of answers. I like to search, and to confuse. So instead of answering, I prefer to question the questions I get. Especially questions that I hear often.
Like: ‘What it is for?’
This picture book puts objects, natural phenomena, and even language under the microscope in a funny way. Like toddlers, it takes endless pleasure in asking pertinent questions. Unusual and clever. Wonderful to look at!

Click here to order the kamishibai
The story is also available as a picture book from TipToe print

ABC-HOUSE WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP FOR YOUNGSTERS

This workshop is aimed at young people aged 12 to 15 who are interested in art, culture, crafts and working with their hands. A whole afternoon of experimenting, learning new techniques, immersing yourself and getting an appetite for much more. To discover and develop your own interests and talents. Experienced ABC guides accompany the youngsters in their artistic exploration. We work in thematic clusters of five Wednesdays. Each series ends with a free workshop to continue working on a project or to go on an outing (to a museum, a show…). You register for each thematic series of 5 or for the whole year (3 series, 15 workshops).

Theme 1: 09/11, 16/11, 23/11, 30/11 and 07/12/2022
Theme 2: 01/03, 08/03, 15/03, 22/03 and 29/03/2023
Theme 3: 19/04, 26/04, 03/05, 10/05 and 17/05/2023

PRACTICAL
On Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For young people aged 12 to 15 years
Cost, including materials: 60 euros per series of 5 workshops or 150 euros for 3 series (15 workshops)
Registration via kathi@abc-web.be

 

CONSULTATION DAYS ABC LIBRARY

ABC RESEARCH CENTER
FREE RESEARCH – CONSULTATION DAYS ABC LIBRARY
Twice a month the house is open for free research and consultation in our library. Teachers, educators, students, parents, scientists, artists and other interested parties can spend an entire afternoon finding inspiration, researching, preparing lessons, working on internship projects and meeting each other. Upon request, we are happy to give a tour of our collection or introduction to our way of working. An ABC staff member can support you in your research. Give us a call if you want to come, fresh coffee will be waiting for you!

PRACTICAL
Monday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
17/10, 31/10/2022 (fall break)
7/11, 21/11/2022
5/12, 19/12/2022
Other consultation times are available by appointment.

 

ABC-HOUSE MURALS KATRIEN DE BLAUWER AND TOUR OF THE NORTHERN QUARTER

As part of the call for art in the public space, the Belgian artist Katrien De Blauwer has created a piece especially for ABC House. Her work is transformed into wall panels that decorate the back of the building. These form a permanent, publicly accessible installation at the beginning of the Zennepark on the border of Brussels-City and Schaerbeek.

Alongside the work of Katrien De Blauwer, two panels tell the story of the Northern Quarter, created in collaboration with Brukselbinnenstebuiten. They also developed a guided walk through the district suitable for families and children.

 

BABOES – ABC HOUSE

BABOES is a meeting place for young children (0-4 years) and their parents.
It’s a place where your child can play together with other children an discover new things while you are present.

PRACTICAL
Baboes Schaerbeek – ABC House
Place Gaucheret 13, 1030 Brussels
Every Monday from 9.30 till 12.30h
Every Saturday from 9.30 till 12.30h

Baboes is also open during school holidays.
More about Baboes

POSTA SILENZIOSA 12/2022

Every first day of the month ABC sends a mail: “Posta silenziosa.” A powerful image, a provocative quote, a poetic thought, etc., coming from the ABC collection or the web, and sometimes linked to one of our current projects, but mainly just because we like to surprise you. An eye- or heartcatcher, or call it ‘a healthy form of emotional irritation.’

Sign up here if you want to receive Posta Silenziosa.

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TO READ

ARTS & EDUCATION

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. Read more … WikiPedia …


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. Lees meer … WikiPedia …

CREATIVITY & EDUCATION

RESPONDING TO CHILDREN’S ART

Lindy Anne Solomon, Creative Beginnings
A hands-on innovative approach to art making for adults and children. © STE Publishers, Johannesburg, 2005