Duration: 7 days
Recommended language level: A1 and above
Many young people are nervous about signing up for language camps, because they feel they need a minimum level of proficiency to take part. As a result, those who could benefit most from participation are often the most likely to self-exclude. The EXPRESSarte Academy is designed as an inclusive, accessible programme of artistic activities, which allows young people to enjoy and explore their creative side, while simultaneously gaining confidence in another language. Art is an international language, which speaks to everyone. It helps to break down language barriers and helps people from all over the world understand each other.
AIMS AND ACTIVITIES
The Academy takes its inspiration from the muses of Greek mythology. Every day a different muse
will preside over the camp and lead the activities. Through the exploration of different art forms and working in small groups, participants will prepare for their final task – a performance, presented in front of the group, that includes at least two types of artistic expression. Presented in front of the group. In addition, there will be a language workshop every morning focusing on the vocabulary relevant to the day’s topic, with the aim of facilitating communication and participation. The program will include options for other recreational and cultural activities, such as sightseeing trips to nearby cities, hiking, adventure park visits, swimming in natural river pools,
The programme will lead to improved self-confidence, with participants more willing to experiment, learn new things, and express themselves creatively. Young people will gain new and/or improved knowledge and skills:
Young people will gain new and/or improved knowledge and skills:
-Basic information about the Greek artistic muses.
-Understanding different artforms:
-Greater emotional intelligence.
-Improved communication skills (speaking in public, expressing ideas and opinions,
knowing how to listen, giving feedback, etc).
-Improved capacity for observation.
-Ability to work with and develop an idea from inception to implementation.
-Improved artistic skills.
-Organizational skills and group management.
-Improved language skills (English/Spanish).
-Ability to identify personal strengths and how best to develop them.
-Ability to develop and realize an idea.