OC12-What is an Everywhere Atelier?

$39.00

Roberta Pucci
Date:  Saturday, October 5, 2024
Length: 1.5 hours
Time: 9:00am – 10:30pm (EDT)

A conversation with Roberta Pucci, we will explore the idea that a meaningful creative process can happen everywhere, with any material. An an atelier (studio) experience can happen everywhere. Roberta Pucci is an atelierista, art therapist and educational consultant, author of three books and many articles.

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Roberta Pucci
Date:  Saturday, October 5, 2024
Length: 1.5 hours
Time: 9:00am – 10:30pm (EDT)

I have long been fascinated by the idea that a meaningful creative process can happen everywhere, with any material. But then, if an atelier experience can happen everywhere, can any place be an atelier? And if any material can be used, does that mean we no longer need to choose and organize materials and learning spaces as educators? What is our role as educators? If the purpose of the atelier is about the relations children experience with and between materials, rather than about ‘teaching’ art, how do we offer children experiences of creative transformation, discovery and of making connections?

In this online conversation we will investigate these questions and try to concretely consider what the ‘everywhere atelier’ can be for each participant.

Our Host: Roberta Pucci

Roberta is an atelierista, art therapist and educational consultant, author of three books and many articles. She has always been fascinated by materials and people. She recalls, as a child, listening and observing for hours on end the “old” women buying threads and buttons at her mother’s haberdashery.

“For some non-linear reason,” she tells us, “I studied industrial design. I didn’t want to work for industries, so I applied my design knowledge to the educational field, designing creative workshops and tools for educational services from the early 2000s. But my village in the center of Italy was small so, in my 30s, I moved to Reggio Emilia. I learned about the Reggio Emilia Approach and worked many years as an atelierista in a preschool there. I also worked for one year at the Malaguzzi Center. It was during this time working in Reggio Emilia that I met an art therapist, and came to realize that art therapy was the link I had been missing... I decided to become an art therapist.

"Now I use all these different experiences at service of my original love for materials and people, working as a consultant and creativity trainer for supporting each person or group to express their unique, authentic potential.”

More about Robert Pucci:

Blog: https://www.robertapuccilab.com/walks-maps/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robertapuccilab/
Grammar of Matter online course: https://www.robertapuccilab.com/product/the-grammar-of-matter/