The Museo Casorella, which was inaugurated last spring, offers an educational itinerary to discover the Art Collections of the City of Locarno, mainly the “Arp Galaxy” and the Filippo Franzoni’s paintings.

During this activity, the children will have the opportunity to take a journey into art history and to live the artistic expression – in this case, that of Jean Arp – of the abstract artist and Filippo Franzoni, both as an educational experience and a stimulus for new visions that foster personal growth and communication.

The path will include sensory and aesthetic experiences. The groups will also have the opportunity to participate in a laboratory of their choice between two different proposals.

The educational path for kindergartens and primary schools

Giving children the opportunity to attend museum institutions is a way to deepen concepts such as culture, critical ability, aesthetic sense, and observation, starting from a young age.
The Museo Casorella, a 16th-century historic residence, hosts the city’s permanent art collections.
When taking a walk through the halls, the visitors are catapulted into a universe of eye-catching works of art, allowing them to take a journey into the history of modern and contemporary art.
Bringing children closer to the artistic heritage of the city means getting in touch with what surrounds them, retracing the historical stages and the significant moments lived by those great artists.
 
AESTHETIC EXPERIENCES ARISING FROM THE VISIT
  • Sensory education, that is the ability to feel, expand, and amplify the use of the senses and emotions in the perception of the world and ourselves, a kind of education that develops sensibility.
  • Transformation of the visit into an experience by following what the artists want us to feel.
  • A path that can give emotions.
  • An active and vital relationship with the artwork.

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The educational path for secondary schools

The Museo Casorella, a 16th-century historic residence, hosts the city’s permanent art collections.
When taking a walk through the halls, the visitors are catapulted into a universe of eye-catching works of art, allowing them to take a journey into the history of modern and contemporary art.
A path that winds through the Arp Galaxy collection: Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Sonia Delaunay, Piero Dorazio, Viking Eggeling, Max Ernst, Fritz Glarner, Walter Helbig, Johannes Itten, Marcel Janco, Paul Klee, Alberto Magnelli, Meret Oppenheim, Francis Picabia, Victor Vasarely, and Alexej von Jawlensky.
Bringing young adults closer to the artistic heritage of the city means getting in touch with what surrounds them, retracing the historical stages and the significant moments lived by those great artists.
The understanding of a path that crosses different historical moments and presents different artistic personalities encourages the understanding of a journey within art history.
Seeing the evolution of art history and the connections between the different stages widens the personal vision of every single person.

 

SCOPE OF THE EDUCATIONAL PATH
  • Art becomes an educational experience that can reveal new visions.
  • Broaden and facilitate communication.
  • Export the knowledge acquired into everyday life.
  • Foster inner research and personal growth.
  • Establish a connection between school and museum as a source of enrichment.

Sensitizing young adults through careful and participatory observation requires some essential steps:

  • What is the theme represented?
  • There are links with the artwork of other artists.
  • What technique was used, how the materials present in the work were used.
  • The emotion it makes us feel.
  • The reflections that derive from analytic observation.

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