Art Camp (Solothurn SO)
Description: The "Creative Workshop" (Atelier "Kreativwerkstatt"), which is to be understood as an art space, is open to young artists, teachers, children, young people, etc. It offers users various opportunities to develop their creative skills. People should be able to meet and exchange ideas in an unconventional way that is neither consumption- nor profit-oriented, and be encouraged to spend their time in a meaningful way. The " Creative Workshop " works in a project-oriented way and involves the participants in planning and implementing events and activities. The Creative Workshop and Gabriella Affolter, who is in charge of the project were awarded several times.
Type of Work: For a fortnight in Solothurn, young people with and without a migration background work on intercultural written images, which are then accessible to a wide audience during an exhibition. There is also the possibility for international volunteers to participate virtually in the programme if they cannot come to Switzerland. There is a separate project announcement for this. [There will be a zoom-session every day from 15-16h Central European Summer Time (CEST) - more sessions will come up spontaneously.] Together, the young people create small-format wedge frames with the material available. Using a brush, pen, pencil or other tools and natural material, the young people will write their own short texts, poems, word collages, etc. or those of writers on the canvases to be created.
Study Theme: During workshop discussions you deal with political, social and artistic questions. In the process, differences between cultures, but also commonalities, are discovered. The different cultures are made visible and tangible for the local population with the picture exhibition. This promotes mutual acceptance and tolerance.
Accommodation: Group accommodation: Mattresses and sheets are available. Sleeping bags and pillows should be brought personally for hygiene reasons. There are toilets and showers in the Scout House. There is no washing machine and no internet. The camp leader will buy the food for the participants. The participants cook and clean themselves.
Language: The communication among the international volunteers happens in English. As some local people will join, also German might be used.
Further notes: What to bring? Good shoes, sleeping bag, pillow, swimming costume, old clothes (we will paint), bath towel, toiletries, possibly texts (own or literary texts). Various leisure activities will be offered (museum visit, swimming pool, trip, etc.).