I CIRCOLO DIDATTICO “G. FALCONE”
A Comenius multilateral school partnership project of
innovative ideas and methods on using arts in pre-school
and school education, for European citizenship and
European identity formation.
Edited by Coordinator Donata Altini
This presentation is a documentation about the
activities of project in our infant schools : “De
Amicis”, “Giotto”, “A. Seveso” , of the 1° Circolo
Didattico “G. Falcone” in Conversano, a town in
South Italy with 25.000 people.
The project involves all 300 pupils (by 3 to 5
age) and 32 teachers. Our school is attended
by students with special needs too.
UNESCO, “The encouragement of
creativity from an early age is one
of the best guarantees of growth
in a healthy environment of self-
esteem and mutual respect -
critical ingredients for building a
culture of peace.”
Music and Art are Two Universal Languages in
our European school project.
• They are languages that all people speak that cut across racial,
cultural, social, educational, and economic barriers and
enhance cultural appreciation and awareness.
• They provide opportunities for self-expression, bringing the
inner world into the outer world of concrete reality.
• They develop both independence and collaboration.
• They make it possible to use personal strengths in meaningful
ways and to bridge into understanding sometimes difficult
abstractions through these strengths.
• They improve academic achievement -- enhancing test scores,
attitudes, social skills, critical and creative thinking.
• They exercise and develop higher order thinking skills including
analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and "problem-finding."
• They provide the means for every student to learn.
Bruno Munari was one of the most
important and innovative artists and
designers of the 20th century, but also
one of the most sophisticated and
original thinkers on modern art and
design in this period.
Munari always paid special attention to
the world of children. He was also a
huge contributor to the field of
children's books and toys .
The “Bruno Munari Method”®,
consisted in promoting, in children, the
active exploration of various techniques
of artistic expression and
communication, to be able to feel all
the different sensations that this
experience gives them.
"A creative child is a
Teaching art to children playing with: Signs, Shapes,
Colours, Textures, Collage, Photocopy.
inspires children creativity and
imagination by introducing famous
painters and their most popular paintings.
The children, listening different styles of
music, create their masterpiece paintings.
“Once upon a time, in Europe
there was Little Chameleon.
Its life was not very exciting
until the day it discovered it
could change not only its
colour but its shape and size:
one day he went to a museum
"Music of art and art of
music". Listening to different
music styles, it admired
different artistic works
(Modern, Contemporary and
-Informing teachers, children,
parents and general public for
the project subject and
objective by local and national
-Opening Blog of project.
-Acquaintance of the territory
in which the schools partner
-School festival: Little
Chameleon arrives to school.
Children discovered FINOGLIO, an Italian
painter, at Pinacoteca of Conversano in
European Heritage Day - September 28th, 2013
Paolo FINOGLIO the
listening classical music
(Juditha by Vivaldi)
Paolo Finoglio was
one famous national
visual artist and
Vivaldi one musical
Art for PEACE and
October 4th, 2013
Children's Rights Day
November 20th 2013
Our little painters explored
the wonders of fine art while
using a few famous paintings
as creative influences.
Children use points, dots, lines,
Images and music are the
language of the psyche:
young children enjoyed
melodies, their colours,
vibrations and sensations.
activities at the
Playing and painting
“A Child Runs Along a Balcony” by
Giacomo Balla listening to music
with Dots like
PAINTINGS WITH DOTS
like Georges Seurat , Paul Signac and
THE LINE: A MOOVING POINT.
ABSTRACT ART PAINTING LINES
PAINTING LIKE KLEE (“Insula
Dulcamara” and “The moon”) AND
KLIMT (“Forest of Beech Trees”)
PLAYING AND PAINTING
FANTASY CHARACTERS OF
MIRO’ AND KLEE
Laboratory of drama about
Miro’ with local artists
Strange Signs of
apple and toy
Giuseppe Capogrossi was an
Italian painter of abstract
works. He created his own
picture language made up of
horizontal, oval, and ellipsoid
Dots and Lines, working
together and in rhythm,
can formed creative
patterns and textures
by using the technique of
‘frottage’ with pastels and
patterns with letters like Klee
TANGRAM : DIFFERENT PATTERNS
listening to China
cleverness", is an
puzzle helping with
logic and thinking
skills, dexterity .. and
they were just plain
Arranging seven pieces into an
incredible number of shapes:
IS THE blog-DIARY OF PROJECT
We are evaluating the project by
questionnaires for teachers, parents and
children. The products, the paintings and all
activities of project are disseminated and
publicized at the local level with a final
exhibition in a town location,
in large scale via local press and web.