ART IN HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION
Public presentation of the Youth (in) Culture project
a round table, Art in High School Education: Potential or Burden?
Friday, 26 January 2018, 11 AM
Dr Ivan Kranjčev Grammar School, Đurđevac
The public discussion on the potential of art history and visual culture in high school education marks the beginning of the Youth (in Culture) project, which implements temporary practical classes on film, graphic arts and street art in three high schools. The workshops in the Dr Ivan Kranjčev Grammar School in Đurđevac, Dr Ahmed Smajlović Islamic Secondary School in Zagreb, and the Zagreb Technical School will serve to share knowledge about the production of art work and to develop the critical thinking and creativity of students under the tutelage of young artists and designers. The workshops will focus on the importance of art and its ties to broader social processes.
The round table on Friday, 26 January 2018 in the Đurđevac grammar school features Ida Loher and Sanja Balen, art professors with extensive experience in pedagogy, and senior assistant at the Zagreb Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Department of Art History, Josipa Lulić. They will discuss the importance of implementing workshops of this kind in curricular and extracurricular activities, and the potential of new models of art education in high schools. The discussion will be moderated by the BLOK’s curator Ivana Hanaček.
Round table speakers:
Art professor Ida Loher, Assistant Professor at the Zagreb Art Academy Teaching Department, founder of OPA
Academy-trained painter Sanja Balen, professor at the School of Applied Arts, Department of Fine Arts and Design
Josipa Lulić, PhD, senior assistant at the Zagreb Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Art History Department
Moderator: Ivana Hanaček, curator at BLOK
At the beginning of the round table the attendants will be addressed by the director of the Đurđevac grammar school, prof. Nevenka Lončar, and Ivana Hanaček, project leader for (Per)forming Youth in Culture.
The round table is followed by a lunch and a tour of Đurđevac and Đurđevački pijesci (the remains of a desert) organized by the teachers and students of the Dr Ivan Kranjčev Grammar School.
Youth (in) Culture was conceived by BLOK. The project is co-funded by the EU European Social Fund.
The EU grant for the project is HRK 538,463.08 (100% EU grant).