Art Nouveau-Art Renouveau Exhibition book

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Art Nouveau -

Art RenouveauI

EXHIBITION

of pupils' work during

Mobilities

ERASMUS+

KA2 Teaching and

Learning Activities


Table of Contents

C O N T E N T S

A R T N O U V E A U - A R T R E N O U V E A U

GLASS PAINTING

38

4

PRINTING

20

AND

DRAWING

PAINTING

JEWELLERY

52

86

66

ARCHITECTURE

AND

EVERYDAY

OBJECTS

PAPERCRAFT


Introduction

Welcome to the virtual exhibition Art

Nouveau - Art Renouveau! The work

reproduced here is the result of three years

of collaborative work by young people in six

countries: Bulgaria, France, Germany,

Romania, Scotland and Slovenia.

Art Nouveau was a Europe-wide art

movement at the turn of the 19th and 20th

Centuries. A century later, our students have

been inspired by Art Nouveau in their own

and each other’s countries. They have

studied this pan-European movement and

have reinterpreted it in their own way, using

modern materials and techniques as well as

rediscovering traditional arts and crafts.

During the three-year project, there have

been 290 pupil mobilities and numerous staff

meetings in our six countries. Impossible to

convey here is the creative buzz experienced

during these visits, the joy of spending time

together and the depth of friendships forged

across the continent.

We are very grateful to Erasmus+ for funding

our Art NouveauArt Renouveau project

and for giving so many young people the

opportunity to work and have fun together.

Susan Coontz,

Project Coordinator

Erasmus+ KA2

Teaching and

Activities

Learning

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wants to know

Whoever

about me – as an artist,

something

only notable thing – ought to

the

carefully at my pictures and

look

and see in them what I am

try

what I want to do.

and

(Gustav Klimt)

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and

Drawing

Painting

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Drawing

IN SCOTLAND

MOBILITY

Drawing is a skill central to the work of many

artists and designers and is a visual language

important for communication and

expression. Using Art Nouveau motifs and

designs, participants worked on their

drawing techniques and strengthened their

observational skills. The drawings were

not intended as a final product but as the

basis for further work.


Ceramic

plates

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Clay, a traditional Romanian material, was

used to make plates and cups which were

painted with Art Nouveau motifs, inspired by

natural elements.

MOBILITY IN ROMANIA


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Secession

Drawing

MOBILITY IN SLOVENIA

Pupils studied and discussed the style and manner

first by analysing numerous drawings, pictures

and posters from the Art Nouveau period. Then

they picked a modern picture, drawing or poster,

copied it with expressive lines and then filled

blank spaces with Art Nouveau ornaments. Black

ink or felt pens were used for lines and water

colours or coloured pencils were used to add

ornaments.


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Landscape

IN SLOVENIA

MOBILITY

Pupils visited the beautiful, historical city of

Piran, situated on the Slovenian coast. They

climbed to the top of the City Walls from

where they had a beautiful view over the city.

They made pencil drawings of Piran from the

Church of St George which overlooks the

town and the Adriatic Sea.


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art Living

IN SLOVENIA

MOBILITY

Pupils had to comply with health and safety

instructions when taking part in this activity.

They sterilised special sticks in a flame and

then used them to touch the bacteria of a

particular colour. They then put their

sketches under Petri dishes, so they were

able to see the pattern and make a ‘drawing’

using the sticks ‘infected’ by bacteria. Pupils

could not actually see what they were

drawing, which they found funny. Their

‘paintings’ developed day-by-day which

meant that the participants created living

works of art.


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Calligraphy is the design and execution of

lettering with a broad tip instrument, brush or

pen. Pupils made bookmarks decorated with

Art Nouveau motifs, using pen and ink.

Calligraphy

IN SLOVENIA

MOBILITY


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Fashion

IN GERMANY

MOBILITY

Students investigated fashion from the Art

Nouveau period to the present and

designed drawings in an Art Nouveau style.

The final outcome of the workshop was a

photo shoot in three modern (Art

Renouveau) outfits for different occasions.


Light

painting

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In this workshop students worked with a

variety of light sources while taking long

exposure photographs to create abstract

artistic images.

MOBILITY IN GERMANY


An artist is only an artist on

condition that he neglects no

aspect of his dual nature. This

dualism is the power of being

oneself and someone else at one

and the same time.

(Charles Baudelaire)

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Printing

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A R T N O U V E A U - A R T R E N O U V E A U


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Printing

IN SCOTLAND

MOBILITY

In the Printing Workshop, pupils reproduced

multiple copies of the drawings made during

the Drawing Workshop. Instead of using

traditional lithography techniques,

participants explored monoprinting. This

allowed pupils to cut stencils quickly or to

draw directly onto flat acrylic plates to

replicate their drawings and print multiple

copies of their images. They also explored the

use of colour. Pupils experimented with both

negative and positive reproduction of their

work.


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Graphic

design

Students were asked to observe and collect

interesting details and patterns from the

Secession era in the city (during their city

walk) - using photography and sketching.

Each student picked one motif and

transformed it into a graphic pattern, using a

computer, tried out different colour

combinations and finally prepared their

artwork for digital printing on mugs.

MOBILITY IN SLOVENIA


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Graphic

During the tour of the town of Veliko

Tarnovo, pupils took photographs with a view

to using them to make souvenirs. In a Graphic

Design workshop, participants developed

their skills working with Photoshop online

and produced bookmarks and magnets to

reflect ‘Bulgaria through my eyes’.

design

IN BULGARIA

MOBILITY


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Pupils developed skills in lino-cutting and

used these to create Art Nouveau-style

bookplates.

Ex Libris

MOBILITY IN BULGARIA


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Linocuts

Pupils learned more about a 20th Century

printmaking technique with linoleum as its

principal medium. Pupils created and carved

Art Nouveau - inspired motifs from linoleum.

Then they inked their lino block and

transferred the design onto paper.

MOBILITY IN FRANCE


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Pupils produced bas-relief work by carving

into clay to prepare a mould. They also made

3D sculptures from polyurethane foam.

Plaster bas

relief

IN FRANCE

MOBILITY


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Etching

Students transferred their own patterns onto

an acrylic glass surface, using an etching

needle, then painted and stamped their

designs onto paper to create their own piece

of artwork.

MOBILITY IN GERMANY


in certain places has the

Color

value of making the

great

and structural planes

outlines

more energetic.

seem

(Antonio Gaudi)

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Glass Painting

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Glass

MOBILITY IN SCOTLAND

on

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Painting

The sketches prepared during the Drawing

workshop served as templates for Painting

on Glass. Working with a local artist, pupils

learned about colour choice, the importance

of texture and also about the techniques

used by professional glass artists.


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Stained

The group travelled to the beautiful island of

Arran to work with a specialist in stained

glass design. Using prepared templates,

participants learned about colour choice and

soldering techniques, skills which would

prove important during later mobilities.

MOBILITY IN SCOTLAND

Glass


Painting

Glass

MOBILITY IN ROMANIA

on

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A group of pupils went to the local School of

Art and did glass paintings with Art Nouveau

motifs inspired by nature (eg. flowers, leaves,

curves), using the „icons on glass” Romanian

technique.


Painting

Mirror

MOBILITY IN BULGARIA

on

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By using an algorithm introduced in a Power

Point presentation, pupils developed skills

for drawing frames on glass and mirrors.


Stained

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Working under the guidance of a

professional stained-glass artist, pupils

learned about selecting coloured glass for

their designs and about cutting and

assembling their artwork.

MOBILITY IN FRANCE

Glass


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Stained

This course was designed to enable beginners in

the art of stained-glass-making to learn all of the

basic techniques and skills associated with this

craft (cutting and shaping glass, attaching lead,

soldering etc.). The final products were

beautifully designed glass ornaments with the

national flags of the participating countries in a

European frame.

MOBILITY IN GERMANY

Glass


is the leaves which shape

'Life'

nourish a plant,

and

'art' is the flower which

but

its meaning.

embodies

(Charles Rennie Mackintosh)

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Jewellery

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Objects

made of

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By using Fimo, pupils learned to create

jewellery in Art Nouveau style using artistic

representation of natural elements: flowers,

leaves.

MOBILITY IN ROMANIA

Fimo


Ironwork

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An Erasmus group visited a village blacksmith

and were introduced to his craft. They then

learned to make their own jewellery from

iron.

MOBILITY IN ROMANIA


Jewellery

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Pupils created pieces of jewellery using

modern materials, e.g. aluminium, wires of

different sizes and colours and pearls. They

worked with tools enabling them to create

their desired forms.

MOBILITY IN SLOVENIA


Drawing

on

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Inspired by the colours and shapes of Art

Nouveau jewellery, pupils learned to design

their own pendants using modern materials

and techniques.

MOBILITY IN BULGARIA

Pendants


Jewellery

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Inspired by the work of the French artist,

André Boulle, participants designed and

made their own jewellery by inlaying wood

with mother of pearl. Art Nouveau directly

influenced their creations.

MOBILITY IN FRANCE


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Glass Bead

Drawing on techniques used by Emile Gallé,

participants learned how to make their own

glass beads by using the modern equivalent,

flamework. The shapes and motifs chosen,

curves and flowers, reflected those popular

during the Art Nouveau period.

MOBILITY IN FRANCE

Making


There are no straight lines or

sharp corners in nature.

Therefore, buildings must have

no straight lines or sharp corners.

(Antonio Gaudi)

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Architecture

Papercraft

and

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Bridgebuilding

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To explore the physics behind structural

projects, participants designed and built

bridges using paper and glue. The bridges

were subsequently subjected to strength

tests to see which design could sustain the

greatest weight.

MOBILITY IN SCOTLAND


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Secession

Architecture

MOBILITY IN SLOVENIA

Students were given photos of different Art

Nouveau buildings in Ljubljana to study the

Secessionist elements and use them as

inspiration for their own creations. They

were asked to design a pavilion (or any other

structure) using different materials: thick

card, wire and thin foil, white modelling clay

and wooden sticks.


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Woodwork

IN GERMANY

MOBILITY

Students designed house façades which they

later constructed from wood using a jigsaw

and other appropriate tools. The houses were

then decorated in an Art Nouveau - Art

Renouveau style.


Architecture

Puzzle

P A G E 7 4

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Using photographs of buildings in Bulgaria,

pupils worked in pairs to decorate them with

Art Nouveau motifs and produce ‘Art

Renouveau’ façades.

MOBILITY IN BULGARIA


Paper

Weaving

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Inspired by their photographs of the natural

world, participants chose two

complementary images and wove them

together to produce a new visual image.

MOBILITY IN SCOTLAND


Papiermâché

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A part of the participants learned to use a

recycled material, papier-mâché, on glass in

order to create new decorative objects

(vases) which were painted with curved lines

inspirited by nature.

MOBILITY IN ROMANIA


Quilling

IN ROMANIA

MOBILITY

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A R T N O U V E A U - A R T R E N O U V E A U

The pupils made shapes out of paper, for

example, hearts, palm leaves, and butterflies

and then, using glue, they stuck them

together to make objects with Art Nouveau

elements.


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Frames

IN SLOVENIA

MOBILITY

Pupils cut cardboard into 1 or 1,5cm wide

strips, shaped them into different forms

(inspired by Art Nouveau motifs) and glued

them onto a square or rectangular cardboard

to form a frame. The frames were used to

frame poems from the literature workshop.


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Posters

MOBILITY IN BULGARIA

Pupils worked in multinational groups to

produce ‘Bulgaria through my eyes’ posters.

Using the photographs taken and the

drawing made during the mobility, pupils

depicted their impressions of their stay in

Bulgaria and the places visited.


themes that are

Imagining

to coating lines, shapes,

specific

thoughts, the decoration

shades,

our homes and the objects of

of

or pure pleasure, adapting

utility

purpose in a material-specific

its

to metal or wood, marble or

way

- it is, without any doubt,

fabric

absorbing occupation.

an

Gallé)

(Emile

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Everyday

Objects

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Painting

Mugs

MOBILITY IN SCOTLAND

on

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Inspired by the natural world, the colours of

the landscape and the Mackintosh Style,

pupils chose their own designs and motifs to

decorate mugs which they took home as

souvenirs.


Egg

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A small group of pupils learned to decorate

eggs with curved lines, using a Romanian

traditional technique, the hot wax technique.

MOBILITY IN ROMANIA

Decoration


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Cross Stitch

MOBILITY IN ROMANIA

Romanian culture is also rich in traditional

embroideries with plant and other

ornamental patterns. The pupils learned a

few basic stitches at the workshop, then they

embroidered some colorful motifs

onto fabric. Embroidery was then used to

embellish greeting cards, bookmarks and

small pictures.


Postcards

(corn

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A group of pupils made postcards decorated

with corn dollies and recycled materials.The

postcards were sold at the Christmas Fair to

raise funds for the project.

MOBILITY IN ROMANIA

husk)


Souvenirs

P A G E 9 5

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Computer graphics, were used to produce

souvenirs, magnets and bookmarks.

MOBILITY IN BULGARIA


Felting

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A R T N O U V E A U - A R T R E N O U V E A U

Pupils learned the techniques of wet felting

and produced their own piece of felt from

which they made felt flower brooches.

MOBILITY IN BULGARIA


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Lamps

MOBILITY IN BULGARIA

Lamps were important objets d’art during the

Art Nouveau period. Our pupils designed and

made their own lamps using natural materials

(hand-made paper from Nepal) and a wire

structure to produce their own coloured

lighting.


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Leatherwork

MOBILITY IN SLOVENIA

Pupils created pieces of everyday objects (for

example wallets, pencil cases, mobile phone

cases) using artificial leather. First, they cut

out forms for different objects and made

holes in the leather. Then they sewed the

leather pieces together and decorated them

by drawing motifs onto the objects or

appliquéing a design using leather and glue.


Marbling

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Here, the students decorated beautiful

stationery, pencils, vases and other small

objects using floating paints swirled into

patterns similar to smooth marble.

MOBILITY IN GERMANY


Textile

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A R T N O U V E A U - A R T R E N O U V E A U

In this workshop students designed and

produced their own mobile phone or tablet

covers from felt.

MOBILITY IN GERMANY

design


T-shirt

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A R T N O U V E A U - A R T R E N O U V E A U

In this workshop students created their own

Art Nouveau- Art Renouveau design to be

transferred onto a T-shirt.

MOBILITY IN GERMANY

design


information

OUR PROJECT

ABOUT

Further

If you have been inspired

by our work, please look at

our website and Pinterest

and Prezi pages where you

can see the work in

progress and read the

pupils' reports on their

mobilities.

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IN THE

INVOLVED

PROJECT

Schools

Wellington School,

Ayr, Scotland

Mallinckrodt-Gymnasium,

Dortmund, Germany

This eBook was

compiled as a part of

the project Erasmus+

project “Art Nouveau

Institut Saint-Dominique,

Mortefontaine, France

Art Renouveau”, No.

2014-1-UK01-KA201-

financed by

000226_3,

KA2, in the

Erasmus+

Years 2014-

Academic

Colegiul National

“Constantin Cantacuzino”,

Targoviste, Romania

2017.

Sredno

obshtoobrazovatelno

uchilishte Emilyan Stanev,

Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Zavod sv. Stanislava,

Ljubljana, Slovenia

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purpose of my work was never to destroy but always to

The

to construct bridges, because we must live in the hope

create,

humankind will draw together and that the better we

that

each other the easier this will become.

understand

(Alphonse Mucha)

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