Students involved in pilot project, learning while creating murals
The Ramón y Cajal College of La Orotava is the headquarters of a revolutionary artistic project of the Canary Islands, called Pracan.
The idea comes from the artist Víctor Seus, fully backed by La Orotava council through the Department of Youth led by Darío Afonso.
The initiative, “Mural Xperimental Colours” took place over four days in the educational centre attended by the pupils. However, there was also participation of students from the IES Manuel de Falla and the IES María Pérez Trujillo of Puerto de la Cruz, the latter being the only centre in the north that hosts the Bachelor of Plastic and Performing Arts. In total about 130 students participated.
La Orotava is the municipality that hosts the first activity of the Pracan project. According to Víctor Seus, these mural experiences are designed to generate learning processes.
“The experimental mural is an artistic and pedagogical proposal that brings into play emotions, the abstract and the function of creativity in education,” he explained.
On this occasion, the video clip of the song “Colours” that gives its name to the recent Jonay Mesa album will also be recorded, in which Seus collaborates with the only rap on the album.
Youth councillor Darío Afonso said the initiative “favours various types of learning and helps to awaken and enrich the artistic facet of young people, while participating in a dynamic, fun and enjoyable activity of coexistence, experimentation and training ”.
Regarded as a pilot project, it will now be repeated hopefully in other educational centres of the municipality.