Seminar on outdoor arts & crafts
The aim of the seminar is to provide teachers and trainers of youngsters, practical knowledge and tools of outdoor arts and craftsmanship. Helping teachers to take active and creative approach to the local landscape and use the local natural resources in education.
The seminar program provides a solid overview of the matter Outdoor arts and crafts in Iceland. Topics are lead by recognized experts and practitioners in the field of Outdoor arts and crafts.
The duration of the seminar is 7 days, with a short closing session on day nr. 6. The seminar starts at 15:00 Sunday afternoon.
The seminar location is in the center of Reykjavik and Reykjavik surroundings, with access to several great outdoor areas in the nearby surroundings.
The seminar consists of lectures, workshops, field trips, observations, hands-on learning, discussions, tasks and physical activities, and as well social activities and exchange. All build op to make a maximal gain for the participants.
Each day of the seminar is divided in two parts, morning session and afternoon session. Furthermore will each day be dedicated to a certain topic or field. The morning session will consist of indoors lectures, tasks and discussions with overview of theories, best practices, examples of outdoor education and its field. The afternoon session will consist of outdoor workshops, hands-on learning, observations and activities, where we will try and experience the learning gained from the morning session, creating a comprehensive understanding and ability to achieve the tools and means provided.
The objectives of the seminar are:
• Using the outdoor as a medium for individual and group development.
• Learning arts & crafts with local, natural materials.
• Learning arts & crafts to promote environmental education and sustainability.
• Learning the use of rocks and stone in creati ng outdoor venues.
• Learning the use of turf and soil in creati ng outdoor venues.
• Learning the use of forest timber and ropes to create, playful & educative structures.
• Learning carving and weaving with logs and branches.
• Understanding European heritage in outdoor arts and crafts.