In 2014 the participants were required to observe the water in their environment through a process of investigation, personal discovery and reflection about this vital element in our lives.
Colorearte 2014 poster
From the observations and experiences made by the team, the students dyed the textiles with anilines using the Shibori technique (which means in Japanese to press, squeeze or twist). This technique consists in leaving aside some parts of the material which are not to be dyed and for this end, they are tied up or set aside with other mechanisms of pressure. With this material they performed an artistic intervention on a landscape, recording it through photographs.
This is an invitation to students to leave the classroom, rediscover their environment and recognize their landscape, which may be urban or rural, natural or intervened by man.
The choice of location, the layout and composition of the work in the place and the colors the participants chose for their dyeing, allowed us to visualize the reflections they had made about water.
They then had to submit the record of this art action to the competition in a photograph, taking into account the concepts of composition and light at the time of taking their photos.
Fundación Mar Adentro developed a landscape intervention tutorial, support material designed to clarify these concepts: PP Tutorial arte
As in previous years, the competition teams, led by a master teacher, participated in the following categories:
Category A: 1st to 4th grade / up to 5th grade, Special Education
Category B: 5th to 8th grade / 6th to 9th grade, Special Education
Category C: Secondary Education / 10th basic to workers education, Special Education
The prizes awarded were to:
- Winning team as a group.
- Each student of the winning team.
- Teacher in charge.
- Winning school.
In addition, a Special Prize was awarded in each category for: Best Dyeing and Best Photograph.