Creative thinking brings value to the educational process because it gives people the ability to discover new concepts and ideas. Being a skill that everyone can acquire and that can be developed and stimulated, creativity promotes personal growth and self-esteem, as well as becoming a healthy mode of free expression.
At Philarthropic, we develop and carry out educational workshops in photography and street art for at-risk groups, adapting to the particular needs of each case. Through these activities participation and creative exchange among participants provides them with a foundation so that they can continue to explore these avenues of expression and communication autonomously.
CENTRO ABIERTO PIRINEUS
PARTICIPANTS | Philarthropic and SaóPrat ↗ worked together with the artist Núria Toll to develop and carry out an urban art and mural painting workshop in Barcelona’s Centro Abierto Pirineus (located in El Prat de Llobregat), a youth center for at-risk groups, where children between the ages of 8 and 12 years who attend the center were invited to participate.
Photographs by Mahala Nuuk
OBJECTIVES | By collectively creating a mural in the center’s dining room, group work, mutual respect and collaboration were fostered, using art as a tool of reflection and expression. A flock of birds to reflect their unity as a group, and a house to symbolize the center that welcomes them every afternoon. Not only was a common space made more attractive, but the feeling of belonging to a place where the children coexist and share on a daily basis was also reinforced.