Environmental Art for Kids / Изкутвото и околната среда

Environmental Art Lesson

Yesterday at the beach here in Bequia we organized an “Environmental Art Lesson” for the many young environmental artists living aboard sailboats.

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Вчера на плажа тук в Бекия организирахме урок по „Изкуство и околната среда“ за малките мореплаватели.

Mira explaining about environmental art Мира обяснява за изкуството и околната среда

Mira explaining about environmental art
Мира обяснява за изкуството и околната среда

Mira: What is Environment?
Kids: The leaves, the trees, the sand, the sea… Everything that is not manmade.
Mira: What is Art?
Kids: Stuff that is manmade. Art is whatever I say art is. Like Andy Warhol, I saw this in Man in Black.
Mira: What is Environmental Art?
Kids: To make stuff with the environment. Like sandcastles.

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Мира: Какво е „околна среда“?

Децата: Листата, дърветата, пяъка, морето…Всичко, което не е направено от човека.

Мира: какво е „изкуство“?

Децата: неща направени от хора. изкуство е каквото аз реша, че е икуство. като Анди Уорхол, видях о във филма мъже в Черно.

Мира: Какво е „изкуство и околна среда“?

Децата: Неща направени с помощта на околната среда. като пясъчните замъци.

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The kids split in two teams of five artists. They had to do an environmental art-project.

The project’s guidelines:

Time frame: 1.5 hrs. Discuss ideas and agree on one idea. Make a plan. How will the final piece look like? Work together. Decide who will do what? Separate the different jobs. Try to make an original artwork, not something that has already been done before. Name your artwork.

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Децата се разделиха на два екипа от по пет артиста. Имаха за задача да направят произведение на изкуството.

Условия за проекта:

Време- 1.5 часа. Обсъдете различни идеи и се спрете на една. направете план за действие. как ще изглежда проекта? Разберете се кой какво ще прави. разделете си задачите. опитайте се да направите оригинално произведение на изкуството, а не нещо, което вече е било направено преди. Озаглавете произведението си.

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Team 1: Carlos s/v Cool Change, Ted and Robert s/v Mill Port II, Oliver and Lukacs s/v Topaz
Project: Happy Island.
They started digging in the sand without much discussions and the initial idea to make a huge sandcastle transformed into a volcanic island with all sorts of cool details. They used sand, seawater, rock and corals and leaves. Great job, boys!

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Екип 1: Карлос от катамарана Cool Change, Тед и Робърт от яхта Mill Port II, Оливър и Лукаш от яхта Topaz

Проект: Щастливият остров

Започнаха да копаят без да обсъждат много-много идеята и проекта. Първоначално смятаха да направят огромен пясъчен замък, който се превърна във вулканичен остров с много интересни детайли. Изполжваха пясък, морска вода, камъни и корали и листа. Браво на момчетата!

Теам 1

Теам 1

Team 2: Julia s/v Cool Change, Nina and Zoe s/v Iza, Kieren s/v Avatar and Maya s/v Fata Morgana

Project: Mayaconda.

They took a really long time debating ideas before agreeing on one. Started making a mermaid, but decided to make it “more original” and ended up making a sea serpent- the Mayaconda. (When the conda is not named Ana, but Maya, that is what happens… )They used sand and seawater and the artist as part of the project. Great job, girls, great job Kieren!

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Екип 2: Юлия от катамарана Cool Change, Нина и Зои от яхта Iza, Киран от катамарана Avatar и Мая от катамарана Фата Моргана

Проект: Маяконда

Отне им доста време да решат какво да правят. Първоначалната идея да напраят русалка се трансформира и сътвориха морска змия, тъй като е по-оригинално. (Когато кондата не се казва Ана, а Мая се получава Маяконда…) Използваха пясък, морска вода и артист като част от проекта. Браво момичета, браво Киран!

Team 2- The Mayaconda

Team 2- The Mayaconda

 

The kids had lots of fun at the beach yesterday!

Децата си изкараха чудесно вчера на плажа.

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Yesterday at the Beach- Вчера на плажа

Maya 11 S/V Fata Morgana, Julia 13, S/V Cool Change (New Zealand), and Celeste 9, S/V Gone Walkabout(New Zealand) spent the yesterday together, much of it in the sea.

 

Мая 11г. от катамаран Фата Моргана, Джулия 13г. катамаран Cool Change от Нова Зеландия и Селест 9г. катамаран Gone Walkabout от Нова Зеландия си прекараха вчерашният ден заедно, по-голямата част от времето във водата.

Julia, Maya and Celeste

 Maya, Julia and Celeste

Maya, Celeste and Julia with a bench

Maya, Celeste and Julia with a bench

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Just watching the view with friends…

Sunset over Bequia Залез в Бекия

Sunset over Bequia
Залез в Бекия

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Yoga for Boat Teens in Grenada

Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one’s being, from bodily health to self realization. Yoga means union – the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day to day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions.

B.K.S. Iyengar

 

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It’s a beautiful November morning in Grenada. 7:00 a.m. the sun is not too strong yet, the shadows of the trees are long over the roads, the air is fresh and transparent, populated with the sounds of the awakening world. We are walking on the sidewalk, Maya and me, and ten other traveling kids between 11 and 15 years-old, all living aboard sailboats. From the anchorage in Prickly Bay to the yoga studio at True Blue Resort is only about 15 minutes.

Yoga Studio at True Blue Resort

Yoga Studio at True Blue Resort

Gabriele Shivanidevi Oltersdorf living and traveling aboard S/V Cool Change, mom of Julia 13 and Carlos 11, is also a yoga-master. She has organized this morning’s free activity: yoga for teens. Thanks to the manager of True Blue Resort Mags Fielden, the kids have the most fantastic space to do yoga on the island to themselves this morning. The turquoise-colored open Sankalpa Yoga Studio at the edge of the sea overlooking a small beach is perfect, with polished wooden floor, surrounded by shady evergreen trees, light breeze reaching from the ocean.

Sankalpa Yoga Studio

Sankalpa Yoga Studio

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Yoga, an old Hindu movement for spiritual meditation as part of the path toward Enlightenment and Nirvana, older than Buddhism itself, has become very popular in the Western world since the 1980s but mostly as physical and mental strength-building exercises and postures referred to as Hatha Yoga.

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The routine begins with slow breathing and stretching exercises. Gabriele is a brilliant instructor; the kids follow her every move, very gently. The atmosphere fills with a sort of spirituality. The senses awaken with sounds and scents. Invisible wind in the trees shuffling the leaves, slow waves in the distance, insects buzzing, birds singing, flowers, earth.

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For Maya, as well as for many of the kids this has been the first time, an introduction to yoga. It has also been a fun experience, shared among friends, especially at the end when the kids piled up for group pictures, forming circles with their bodies.

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Maya wakes up the next morning and begins the day with a short yoga routine aboard Fata Morgana, whatever she can remember from the day before.

 

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Visit and like Gabriele’s Facebook page at Karuna Yoga Therapy

„Experience, Explore and Expand the Unity of Body, Breath and Mind. If you can breathe you can do Yoga!“

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