A playful introduction to art and culture: Under the instruction of musicians and fine artists, roughly 200 children attended the WINGAS-supported KinderKultUrlaub (the name is a German wordplay of “children”, “culture” and “holiday”) project in Kassel during the fall school holidays. The children presented their works during the closing event held at Kassel’s Kulturbahnhof. WINGAS has been supporting the project in its hometown since it began eight years ago.
Kassel.The KinderKultUrlaub project allows the young participants to get to know artists and familiarize themselves with artistic professions and techniques. With professional instruction they learn to play music, creatively design spaces and create artworks with a wide range of materials. In the past, children have designed books, painted graffiti, created animations and developed dance and rhythmic performance during the fall holidays.
“We gladly support this project, because it allows kids to be creative and advance their capabilities with instruction from professional artists,” explains Anke Dörr from the WINGAS Communications department. Making art and artists accessible is a major goal of the KinderKultUrlaub program. “Another welcome aspects is the fact that the children develop their social skills while they are working together in a creative process,” adds Anke Dörr.
The KinderKultUrlaub program has developed over the years from a pilot project into a respected artistic learning opportunity for daycare centers and nurseries in Kassel. Each year, approximately ten project groups are available.