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Collaborations

Louisiana Learning collaborates with several schools, high schools and organisations on long-term programs. It offers the opportunity to work in depth and develop content together. Currently Louisiana Learning is collaborating with the partners mentioned below. If you have proposals for interesting new common projects we would very much like to hear from you. 

Pencil In A Pocket, Louisiana MoMA, 2016.

TOOLKIT
PENCIL IN POCKET

PENCIL IN POCKET is about drawing. The toolkit has been developed as part of the project TRAVELLING WITH ART, a learning project for asylumseeking children and young people at the Louisiana Museum. 

Christine draws: Pencil In A Pocket, Louisiana MoMA, 2016.

The project is supported by the foundations Ole Kirk and Knud Højgaard. 

The basic idea of the project is to invite the young people to participate in a collective exploration of art in the museum and to work creatively, inspired by the methods and themes of art. 

PENCIL IN POCKET contains of a variety of drawing exercises taking away the focus from perfect drawing skills and instead to focus on drawing as a tool to explore new ways of seeing and constructing the world. The exercises can be used by everyone, young and old, all you need is pencil and paper. The toolkit comes with a teacher's guide. 

The toolkit and the teacher's guide are available in Danish and English. 

Enjoy! 

Young asylumseeking students from Jelling use art as a travelling companion a week at the Louisiana Museum

In december 2015, Louisiana had the pleasure of working creatively with a group of young asylumseeking students from the Red Cross School in Jelling. Through the learning project Travelling with Art the students experimented with different creative activities: from drawing to collage and watercolour. The class from the Red Cross School in Jelling together with Line Ali Chayder in Louisiana's Sculpture Park.

It was a very enriching week with many reflections on how we can use art and the methods of art to connect with the inner as well as the external world. Here a kick-of exercise: drawing Yayoi Kusama's magic Pumpkins outside the museum.

The students draw their hands in one long line without looking at the paper. Afterwards they tell each other about their interests and try to find ways to express these in a common drawing.

The girls experiencing Kusama's installation Gleaming Lights of the Souls (2008).

The students are busy making the collage exercise My own Door. The exercise puts focus on doors in an abstact manner, for example as entranceways to ”other worlds”.

On our way down Georg Trakas` stairs, in the Louisiana Sculpture Park.

Morning exercise at Trakas work Self Passage (1986-89). The students draw what they see and sense.

Surround drawing in the park. A drawing exercise, where you draw the essential things in your surroundings in just one long line and without lifting the pencil from the paper.

The students draw their own selfportraits inspired by Asger Jorn's painting The Double Face (1960).

Drawing  inspired by Asger Jorn's The Double Face.

A student has colored his drawing from the exercise ”walk the line” and is now writing a poem to supplement it.

Democratic Spaces. Foto: Ben Smith.

Art Exchange
Collaboration with Tate

Let your students try artistic experiments or find new ways of using art by sharing with other educators in an international digital network.

Art Exchange is an international educational project initiated by the Tate Museum, which invited Louisiana to be a partner in the project from the very beginning.

The basic idea is to develop new, interdisciplinary ways of using the artwork in museum collections and to generate ideas for international exchange.

The exchange can take place on the bpartexchange.tate.org.uk platform, where teachers can sign up for some of the exciting digital groups, such as those focusing on the Arctic and Arab architecture and culture. From October 2013 to March 2014, Louisiana received visits from Albert Potrony, the Tate’s travelling artist, who held six workshops with young people from Allerød Gymnasium and Copenhagen Open Gymnasium. They experimented together on the basis of current exhibitions, first the Arctic and then Arab Contemporary. They created "infinite" Arctic landscapes from ordinary materials such as plastic folders, paper and polystyrene. And they staged their own expedition photographs and rewrote the history of conquests from a female perspective. The students approached the themes of the Arab Contemporary exhibition through games that test the dilemmas of democracy.

If you are a teacher and want to know more and possibly take part in this collaboration, please write to Line Ali Chayder at lc@louisiana.dk.

Foto: Mike Kollöffel

REFUGEE CHILDREN AT LOUISIANA

Experience, immersion and visualization. Since 2006, Louisiana has invited refugee children from the Red Cross to free instructional programs at the museum. The educational and research program is called Travelling with Art, and thanks to the support of the Ole Kirk and Knud Højgaard Foundation, it can now be expanded so that additional refugee children and young people have an opportunity to experience art.

Travelling With Art - A Learning Project for Refugee Children at Louisiana Foto: Ben Smith. In collaboration with BP Art Exchange.

The purpose of the customized instructional program is to strengthen the children's self-confidence and give them good experiences in a safe environment with an opportunity to immerse themselves. The program is organized in collaboration with the teachers at the Red Cross schools.

Each group visits Louisiana eight or nine times. They experience and talk about art and also work creatively themselves. The concentrated museum visits are supported by concrete tasks at school, where the themes of the program are elaborated. The tasks are inspired by the themes and techniques that the children become acquainted with in the museum. Along the way, the students collect impressions and ideas in a logbook and work on a shared exhibition in their class.

The children are often seven to 12 years old, but Louisiana has also worked with so-called unaccompanied refugee youths aged 15 to 18. The experience of art supports the development of the young people’s linguistic skills and ability to concentrate.

Publication: TRAVELLING WITH ART

If you want to know more and possibly take part in this collaboration, please write to Line Ali Chayder at lc@louisiana.dk.