Hello everyone, this morning I paid a visit to the Arts & Crafts project.
A project aimed to develop artistic skills in the area of ceramics, one of the most traditional and humble crafts in our country.
This workshop has been running for the last 60 years, without any interruption, a very Mexican style family business which to this day still remains truthful to it’s original purpose, to create meaningful Mexican art.
All the elements included in these creations are key aspects in Mexican culture, like ancient symbols, religious elements, wild colors and the everyday experiences in our city, all of these expressed through drawing, painting and molding to breathe passion into clay in the form of tiles, dishes, ashtrays, cups, plaques.
A beautiful experience for all artists, a time travel to an era when the world was less oriented to an all digital art atmosphere, back to the roots of it all, a man and his brush, a man and his naked hands.
Hello everyone! Welcome to the new blog for Projects Abroad Mexico!
I want to start this blog by writing about an amazing contribution done by the Projects Abroad volunteers in the Cultural Exchange week at one of the Secondary Schools where volunteers work.
Secundaria 55 created this event to promote the cultural exchange between countries and to give the kids a new approach to different cultures. By promoting this kind of activities, the education authorities aim to encourage the new generations to learn new languages.
The activities were merely interactive between volunteers and students! Projects Abroad staff was also there to introduce the event, translate and to present the volunteers. Singing, handcrafting, language activities and dancing were part of the show!
We really had fun! Special thanks to Nina Van Veen, Sabrina Hahn, Emily Bail, Julia Knudsen, Mair Jones and Gillian Thurman.