Our contemporary art center is featuring in an outdoor show and around the city the results of the artist-led workshops in the local schools. Their year, despite COVID, La Villa du Parc organized for some thirty school classes an art education program that incorporated the exhibitions held at the center. The classes represented every grade, from nursery school up to the high school and pre-university levels, and were all hosted by professional artists. The workshop series was dreamed up the City of Annemasse partnering with EBAG (Ecole des Beaux-Arts du Genevois) to discover the landscape cyanotype prints created by Aurélie Menaldo; the photo compositions of personnel objects shot by Florent Meng; the sound scores recorded by Camille Llobet; the painting-sculptures produced with Julie Kieffer; and much more.
For an online look at the event and the art, click on the Prezi website!
List of participating schools:
The La Fontaine Elementary School in Annemasse; teachers: Amélie Derisoud, Elodie Ferrier, and Pauline Grave; participating artist: Julie Kieffer
The Françoise Dolto Elementary School in Vétraz-Monthoux CP-CE1 Class; teacher: Caroline Janin; participating artist: Aurélie Menaldo
The Collège Michel Servet in Annemasse; teacher: Laurent Delgado; participating artist: Florent Meng
Cecam in Saint-Jeoire; teacher: Clément Kanakis; participating artist: Florent Meng
The Lycée de Cluses; teacher: Camille Marchand; participating artist: Florent Meng
The Collège Michel Servet in Annemasse; teachers: Agnès Sebbar and Sébastien Chatelain; participating artist: Camille Llobet
The Collège Saint François in Ville-la-Grand; teacher: Nadège Pariat; participating artist: Camille Llobet
The Collège Les Allobroges in La Roche sur Foron; teacher: Elisa Meyer; participating artist: Camille Llobet
The Lycée Jeanne Antide in Reignier; teacher: Karine Calvel; participating artists: the Ethnographik Collective
The Ecole des Voirons in Gaillard; teachers: Virginie Albert and Mathilde Lebre; participating artist: Priscilla Corda
The Ecole Saint François in Annemasse; teacher: Agnès Racle; participating artist: Marie Wathelet
The Ecole Les Hutins in Annemasse; teacher: Léna Veyrat
EBAG, Annemasse Agglo, Preparatory Class; teachers: Sylvane Bonnin and Michel Delajoud
MFR – Terminal Services social services; participant: Michel Delajoud
These programs are part of assistance initiatives such as the Chemins de la Culture funded by the Departmental Council of Haute-Savoie for the secondary schools; Passeurs de Culture funded by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region for high schools. The National Education Board provided financing for the art programs carried out in the elementary schools. The artworks by the students of the EBAG preparatory class were produced as part of the agreement between the school and the art center.