Art Beyond Gaze
Art as an aesthetic experience, as a personal expression and an educational tool is a conquest and a right, a common possession for all people and civilizations. Nowadays, art is considered to be the tool for communication among individuals and the verbal and non-verbal expression of intimate feelings in an alternative way. In our digital era, art can be supported by many innovative methods, tools and practices which can offer the chance for a better social inclusion for young learners. Art technology offers a unique opportunity to tackle discrimination through its globalization and accessibility to all individuals.
Art creations, in different forms (such as plastic arts, music, etc) can also function for therapeutic purposes especially for young learners with Special Educational Needs and Difficulties (SEND), who attend ordinary school classes and participate or be activated in different social groups. In our digital era, this art of sate can be supported by many innovative methods, tools and practices which can offer the chance for a better social inclusion for young learners.
In the above frame, the general aim of ABeyGA project is to approach art creations in an alternative way with the total involvement of senses within art workshops and cultural environments in general (e.g. museums, cultural centers etc) and support young learners especially with Special Educational Needs and Difficulties (SEND) to be successfully included in their school and social environment through art education.
The peculiar circumstances created by COVID 19 highlight the importance of digital art creation as a means of communication and expression, given that during the pandemic the distance between individuals is imposed; art functions as a bridge which unites people and nations world-wide.