Art exploration workshops from a sculptural perspective
Museum Lab's art exploration workshops, held either in Gotanda itself or in the form of the Lab's outreach activities in junior high school art classes, seek to raise awareness of the differences between Western and Japanese artistic expression from a sculptural perspective, based on works from the Musée du Louvre and major examples of Japanese art.
For more information on the outlines of workshop scenarios held to date, go to the individual dedicated page.
The main resource currently used in group workshops is a preconfigured tablet. Not only does this type of highly user-friendly touch-screen interface generate interest among the participants, but it is also a means of facilitating various forms of interactive group work.
Participants are able to move the works around freely on the screen display by "dragging and dropping".
Depending on the participants' level, interest and the project's degree of advancement, various types of exercises (scaling, overlay effects, etc.) are available, thereby offering great freedom of use of the resource. It is also possible to add various types of lines, dots or signs to highlight certain compositional or thematic elements.
The tablet's recording function allows its contents to be saved. It is therefore possible to go back to any previous stage in the workshop and to alter or revise an opinion as often as required.
The workshop facilitator uses a mainframe computer to manage the contents saved by each group (each tablet). The content may then be transferred via the mainframe to an interactive whiteboard or to a screen via a projector for the immediate sharing of each idea with the rest of the group, making for active exchanges.
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