Online Art Camp


Social engagement plays an important role for B’Art Center. Since 2007 the center supports orphanages, disadvantaged youth, homeless children and vulnerable families by organizing art therapies and different social projects and providing various workshops for children of different age groups.

09 - 21 August 2021


Description: The “Creative Workshop” (Atelier “Kreativwerkstatt”), which is to be understood as an art space, is open to young artists, teachers, children, young people, etc. It offers users various opportunities to develop their creative skills. People should be able to meet and exchange ideas in an unconventional way that is neither consumption- nor profit-oriented, and be encouraged to spend their time in a meaningful way. The ” Creative Workshop ” works in a project-oriented way and involves the participants in planning and implementing events and activities. The Creative Workshop and Gabriella Affolter, who is in charge of the project were awarded several times.

Type of Work: For a fortnight, young people with and without a migration background will gather in Switzerland (look for separate project publication). Those international volunteers who cannot travel are welcome to join virtually work via zoom. Together everybody works on intercultural textual images, which are then accessible to a wide audience during a local exhibition in Switzerland. There will be a zoom-session every day from 15-16h Central European Summer Time (CEST) – more sessions will come up spontaneously. Together, the young people create small-format wedge frames with the material available. Using a brush, pen, pencil or other tools and natural material, the young people will write their own short texts, poems, word collages, etc. or those of writers on the canvases to be created.

Study Theme: During workshop discussions you deal with political, social and artistic questions. In the process, differences between cultures, but also commonalities, are discovered. The different cultures are made visible and tangible for the local population with the picture exhibition. This promotes mutual acceptance and tolerance.

Accommodation: This is the online Workcamp option – so you will stay at home. If you prefer to come to Solothurn in Switzerland, please look for the other project publication, where you meet physically.

Requirements: Motivation letter

Further notes: You need a computer/laptop and good internet connection to join the online sessions. The workcamp is confirmed and will happen independent of the amount of applications.

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Workcamps are Short-term volunteer placements in an international group. The duration is 1-3 weeks. Together with volunteers from different countries, you support a social, ecological or cultural project abroad (in more than 90 countries) or in Switzerland. Together with other volunteers you help and discover the culture of your host country. Through your commitment, you get to know new people and can gain first-hand experience of the culture and society of your host country. From 16/18 years.
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