"The Colors of the Water" was the theme of 2014 of the school competition, Colorearte, Education through Art, created 11 years ago by Anilinas Montblanc and organized together with Fundación Mustakis and Fundación Mar Adentro. Through this initiative, students of primary, secondary and/or special schools throughout the country are able to develop their knowledge, expression and creativity.

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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.

Afiche Colorearte 2014

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:

In addition, a Special Prize was awarded in each category for: Best Dyeing and Best Photograph.


"The Colors of Water" was the theme of 2014 of the school competition, Colorearte, Education through Art, created 11 years ago by Anilinas Montblanc and organized together with Fundación Mustakis and Fundación Mar Adentro. Through this initiative, students of primary, secondary and/or special schools throughout the country are able to develop their knowledge, expression and creativity.

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.

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.

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