Nov 5, 2020

Keeping the arts and hopes for our venezuelan kids

Para que algun dia vuelvan a mostrar su talento
Para que algun dia vuelvan a mostrar su talento

Desde el Laboratorio de Artes Integradas (LAI) esperamos que estén bien de salud.

Venezuela sigue en cuarentena como el resto del mundo y lamentablemente el LAI no puede recibir a sus estudiantes en su sede.

Esta semana comenzamos nuestro periodo 2020/2021 del LAI en las siguientes disciplinas: percusión, cuatro, pintura, costura, yoga, teatro y danza, que se le envían a nuestros estudiantes vía Whatsapp y Youtube.

Igualmente hemos decidido compartir y poner a disposición de todas las comunidades donde hacen vida nuestros estudiantes estas clases, para que otros niños y adultos puedan aprovecharlas.

Los últimos meses han sido de mucho aprendizaje para nosotros y lo seguimos haciendo para mejorar el proceso de aprendizaje de nuestros estudiantes y proporcionarles herramientas a nuestros profesores para mejorar su proceso de enseñar.

 Tenemos muchos obstáculos; apagones eléctricos, acceso a internet y falta de computadoras o tablets para nuestros niños.

Estamos trabajando con las escuelas o liceos de las comunidades, con líderes comunitarios y las familias para así crear una cadena de trabajo que nos permita una mayor efectividad y organización.

Seguimos trabajando con entusiasmo y determinación por nuestros niños y para conservar este maravilloso ambiente educativo y artístico para el crecimiento personal a través de las artes.

Gracias por su amabilidad y apoyo constante para ayudarnos a mantener las artes y las esperanzas para nuestros niños.

Ayúdanos a correr la voz.

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At Laboratorio de Artes Integradas we hope this report finds you healthy and safe.

Venezuela is still in quarantine as the rest of the world and unfortunately the LAI can´t receive the students in house.

We are working with them on line since March 2020.

This week we begin our 2020/2021 term and we have resumed the LAI classes in percussion, cuatro, painting, sewing, yoga, theater and dance, which are sent to our students via Whatsapp and Youtube.

We have also decided to share and make these classes available to all the communities where our students live, so that other children and adults can take advantage learning about art.

In the last few months we have been learning and investigating a lot and we continue to do so. Working in improving the learning process of our students and giving our teachers tools to improve their teaching process.

We have a lot of obstacles like electrical blackouts, internet access and our children not having computers or tablets.

We are working with the kid’s formal schools, community leaders and the families, so we can create an organized work chain.

We continue to work with enthusiasm and determination for our children and to preserve this wonderful educational and artistic environment for personal growth through the arts.

Thank you for your kindness and constant support in helping us keep arts and hopes for our children.

Help us spread the word.

So that one day they will show their talent again
So that one day they will show their talent again
Jul 8, 2020

Our Children at the top of our priority

David, 5, with his drawing
David, 5, with his drawing

Due to the pandemic, we are now keeping Social Distance and working remotely with our children. It’s been hard but we are doing our very best efforts so most of them can reach all of our classes on line or via WhatsApp.

Here in our country the internet isn’t working fluently because of the electricity problems we are facing. It is a huge challenge for our teachers to record and send their classes and it is also a huge challenge for our students to watch them. Even though we are committed to make it work and so far we are succeeding.

Our teachers and our coordinators are doing an excellent work and the students and their family have responded heroically. We are working on a blog where we can hang all of our classes so they can reach them anytime.

In this moment when we are facing very difficult times and great challenges; however with determination and team work we are capable and even more compromised to continue our work and keep this wonderful educational and artistic environment for personal growth through arts.

Thank you for your kindness and constant support in helping us keep arts and hopes for our children.

Help us spread the word.

Juan, 8, doing his Yoga class
Juan, 8, doing his Yoga class
Ivana, 7, making her theater
Ivana, 7, making her theater
Mar 6, 2020

Good News!

Sixto con su trabajo en la Galeria de El Sabor
Sixto con su trabajo en la Galeria de El Sabor

Thanks to your generosity, the Laboratorio de Artes Integradas continues to grow. We increased to 172 students, 93 girls and 83 boys.We also have more artistic disciplines, 21 disciplines, divided into 3 large areas: Fine arts, such as drawing, painting, arts & crafts and ceramics; Performing arts, such as theater and dance; and Music, such as percussion, cuatro, keyboard and singing. Among the new activities: Storytelling, Sewing, Cinema, Yoga, Improvised Theater and Creative Writing.

We want to highlight the Gallery of El Sabor, an exhibit of the art works of our students, in the steps of El Rincon del Sabor, in the slum José Félix Ribas in Petare, organized by the community leader Carlos Valbuena. For us is a big accomplishment and it was very admired and meant a lot to the community. We are very proud that our students took what they learned to their communities, this corroborates that the work of El Laboratorio generates an impact on the environment were our kids live and also for their family.

We are facing great challenges; however, with determination and team work we are capable and even more compromised to continue our work and keep this educational and artistic environment for personal growth through arts.

Once again thank you for your support and help us spread the word.

Clases de Cine en el LAI
Clases de Cine en el LAI
Clases de Costura
Clases de Costura
Galeria de El Sabor con los trabajos del LAI
Galeria de El Sabor con los trabajos del LAI
 
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