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Exercise: Galleries connecting kids with art

This exercise is linked to the articles:  Galleries connecting kids with art and EC praises Košice for 2013 culture capital project

Galleries enable children to learn more about art.(Source: SME)

Fill in the gaps with the appropriate form of the words from the list

handle, share, commission, feature, connect, create, regard, innovate, evaluate, strength, contribute, cross, public, change

The European 1 _____________has praised Košice for the city’s 2 ________of the European Capital of Culture (ECOC) 2013 project.

The eastern Slovak city 3 ______ the title with French Marseille.

 

“In its 4 _______ report issued in the beginning of March, the EC highlighted the highly 5 ________ programme of Košice during the whole year, especially 6 ________ its scope and content, with experimental art forms and 7____________ in its broader sense strongly represented,” Culture Ministry spokesman Jozef Bednár said, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

Košice’s programme made a 8 __________ to many of the defined European Union level objectives for the ECOC, especially in terms of 9 ___________ the capacity of the cultural and creative sectors and their 10 ____________, as well as access to and participation in culture by a broad 11 !___________ of residents. This was possible thanks in large part to investments in SPOTs, a programme 12 _________ the regeneration of a number of disused heat 13 ________ stations and cultural events in Košice’s neighbourhoods, other cultural facilities and the number of large-scale 14 _______events, the report reads.

The ECOC title also positively impacted tourism.

“The number of nights spent in Košice increased by 10 percent in 2013 compared to 2012,” Bednár said, as quoted by TASR.

The EC also praised Košice for its effort to sustain the projects.

“Evidence of lasting improvements in the cultural vibrancy of cities is perhaps strongest in the case of Košice, thanks to the numbers of continuing projects and the establishment of a new timetable of recurring events and festivals,” the report reads.

 

VOC: broader, cross-section, evaluate, European Commission, feature, handle, praise, regard, resident, scope, sector,

VOC GALLERIES: multiple, get in touch, critically, educator, reveal, commonplace, draw (visitors), liquid, muse, issue, oeuvre, familiarise,

 

GALLERIES

1 What types of art do we know?

2 What is your favourite art and artists?

3 Have you ever been to an opera, a concert, and exhibition or similar cultural event? What was it like?

4, What could draw more visitors into galleries and museums? Have you heard of any programmes or events?

5, Who are the most famous Slovak painters and musicians?

6, In two minutes, list as many artistic genres as you can. Choose several of them and describe them more in detail. (in pairs)

7, What should we as individuals do to preserve and promote our culture and art?

 

I, Read the text about galleries and answer the following questions:

1, What is the name of the gallery in Trenčín?

2, How many events are organized by the Trenčín gallery and when did they start?

3, Where is Liquid Muse held?

4, Which gallery offers English lessons?

5, List the three aims of the activities in the Nitra gallery:

6, Find three statements that support the importance of art education at schools.

 

II, Decide whether the following statements are TRUE or False

1 Visiting galleries during special programs develops only children’s attitude to arts.

2, The programmes for schools at galleries were started recently.

3, The programmes attract different kinds of visitors to the galleries.

4, The programme in Trenčín gallery is designed only for adults.

5, Liquid Muse is related to school subjects.

6, The Gallery of the City of Bratislava does not provide material for school-based education.

7, Schools are interested mainly in activities where children are part of the process.

8, Children in Nové Zámky do not have access to art and galleries.

 

ANSWERS to galleries:

I, 1, What is the name of the Gallery in Trenčín?
Miloš Bazovský

2, How many events are organized by Trenčín gallery and when did they start?

220, in the 1980s

3, Where is Liquid Muse held?

SNG - Slovak National Gallery

4, Which gallery offers English lessons?

Žilina

5, List the three aims of the activities in Nitra gallery:

the concept of exhibition and specifics of exhibits, formal side of art, and pupils’ own works inspired by the philosophy and concept of the selected piece from contemporary exhibition

6, Find three statements that support the importance of art education at schools.

EX: They agree that such kind of activities bring the art closer to the children and teach them better understand their meaning; Educating about art and for art enables children to better read visual language; The galleries’ projects help pupils to familiarise themselves directly with art; Children get used to thinking creatively, select the information and perceive the aesthetic values in the currently weary world, and connect the visual arts with various spheres of everyday life,

 

II,1 Visiting galleries during the special programs develops only chidren´s attitude to arts.

f, not only to raise the interest of young people in the art, but also learn them to think critically and express their own opinion on what they see in the picture

2, The programmes for schools at galleries were started recently.

f, the programmes for schools were established long ago

3, The programmes attract different kinds of visitors to teh galleries.

t, it is also a cheap investment for drawing visitors of very age

4, Teh programme in Trenčín gallery is designed only for adults.

F, focusing not only on school children, but also the adults and seniors

5, Liquid Muse is related to school subjects.

T, chemistry

6, The Gallery of the City of Bratislava does not provide material for school-based education.

F, which it then sends to schools.

7, Schools are interested mainly in the activities where children are part of the process.

T, The schools choose from various activities, and search mostly for the programmes where children can actively participate, she added.

8, Children in Nové Zámky do not have access to art and galleries.

the primary school in Nové Zámky. She sometimes visits exhibitions with students 

 

This exercise is published as part of Spectator College, a programme created by The Slovak Spectator  with the support of Petit Academy Foundation.

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