The Brazil-USA Cultural Center (CCBU) along with artist Silvana Soriano created a series of workshops for children focused on the culture and art of each of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The program intends to develop a variety of creative experiences in art and at the same time to promote and enrich knowledge about Brazilian culture and language. Over 12 workshops, students will have the opportunity to create art projects based on the artistic production of each region and addressing various languages and artistic procedures such as drawing, printmaking, painting, sculpture and installation. Workshops will be taught in Portuguese ages 7-11 years. Materials and snacks are included in the class fee.
1. Work with different graphic possibilities in art.
2. Encourage creativity and critical thinking.
3. Enrich knowledge about Brazilian culture and language.
Traveling through Modernism" (São Paulo City)
Learn about the Brazilian Modern Art ( The Modern Art Week 1922) and discover more about the third largest city in the world. Using printmaking techniques create mono types based on the works of famous Brazilian artists Tarsila do Amaral, Di Cavalcanti, Lasar Segall and Anita Malfatti.
"The Human Figure in contrast" (Salvador City)
Come to know more about the artist Carybe, the author of a famous mural at Miami Airport, and create your own mural! Students will create a mural which will explore the representation of the human figure, using the shadow projected on paper.
“Dolphins, warriors and mermaids, stories from the Forest” (Manaus City)
Get to know the legends of the largest rainforest in the world and create an illustrated handmade book. Students will create an accordion book with watercolor, oil pastel, printmaking and much more.
"Scale Model of Dreams" (Brasília City)
Do you know that viewed from above the capital of Brazil resembles an airplane? Brasília is a landmark in the history of town planning. Based on the idea of this city, students will create a scale model of the city of your dreams.
"Creating and Reinventing Paper" (Cuiabá City)
The feather art is one of the most popular plastic expressions of Brazilian Indians. Learn more about the art and culture of indigenous peoples and create jewelries and headdresses made with colorful handmade paper! Students will produce handmade paper to create objects based on feather art of Brazilian Indians.
"Moving Image, Light and Colors" (Rio de Janeiro City)
We chose the works of the famous artist “carioca” Beatriz Milhazes to celebrate the joy and movement of the city of Rio de Janeiro. In this workshop students will learn about this artist and create a picture using various techniques of collage, painting and printmaking.