About project

Project Colours of Europe was realized in the years 2013-2015 by the schools from Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Turkey. During the project students gained knowledge of European painting and regional art  of partner countries. Partners became acquainted with the life and work of painters such as: Than Mor, Bertalan Székely, Arpad Feszty, Pal Szinyei Merse, Victor Vasarely, Grao Vasco, Amadeo de Souza, Julio Resende, António Carvalho da Silva Porto, Diego Velazquez de Silva, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, Pablo Picasso, Joaquín Sorolla, Osman Hamdi Bey, İbrahim Çallı, Turgut Zaim, Bedri Rahmi Eyupoglu, Leonardo da Vinci, Jan Matejko, Stanisław Wyspiański, Julian Fałat, Henryk Stażewski i Florian Kohut. Teachers conducted lessons about partner countries and their national painters, and students prepared albums, videos, mind maps and multimedia presentations on these topics. Art workshops were organized, during which students, being inspired by learnt paintings, made their copies using different artistic techniques such as among other things: coloured screen printing, painting using pointillism technique with acrylic paints, computer graphics, painting in tempera, drawing with crayons, painting with oil paints on canvas, drawing on the sand, gouache, collage, painting with dry pastels, painting on the cork, porcelain and wood, marbling, decoupage, watercolor paints, photomontage, 3D technology. Students were also creating literary works inspired by formerly learnt works of art – they described them, wrote stories and poems and they prepared theatrical performances which were illustrations of the paintings. Moreover, students gained knowledge about music from the eras, in which the painters created. They learned the old dances and prepared musical productions on learnt paintings. During visits in partner schools students and teachers visited museums and art galleries such as: Victor Vasarely Museum and National Museum in Budapest, Prado Museum, Reina Sofia and Sorolla Museum in Madrid, Julio Resende mural “Ribeira Negra” in Porto, Amadeo de Souza Cardoso Museum in Amarante, Osman Hamdi Bey Museum and Museum of Modern Art in Istanbul, Julian Fałat Museum in Bystra, National Museum and Matejko’s House in Kraków and Florian Kohut Museum in Rudzica. The tours in the footsteps of national artists, visits to local artists and workshops in art galleries were organized. In addition, using the rich resources of the Internet, the students visited European art galleries in a virtual way. Throughout the duration of cooperation, the project website was maintained: www.coloursofeurope.eu, which was an Internet gallery with students’ works made during the realization of the project. Moreover, all partners used the website to put descriptions and pictures illustrating chosen forms of activities. The days of art and art exhibitions presenting students’ works were organized at schools. At the end of the project, the European Festival of Art was organized during the visit in Poland. Partners from all schools took part in it and they presented verbal-musical performances inspired by formerly learnt paintings. The exhibition of the best works made by pupils was also organized. Those works were placed in the book which was made after the cooperation. 


 

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Logos from partners:

PORTUGAL

PORTUGAL

PORTUGAL

HUNGARY

SPAIN

TURKEY

POLAND

POLAND

POLAND