Teresa Anna Ślusarek
The multilevel structure of the graphic recording facilitates the application of the means of expression borrowed from other art disciplines and develops enormous educational potential which can be addressed at people at different ages, regardless of their manual skills. I consider the process of graphic creation, both conditioned by technical restrictions as well as free from technological requirements, to be a perfect opportunity for experimentation and activities that make it possible to develop individual artistic creation and to teach graphic techniques. The workshops proposed by me refer to the universal aspect of the term matrix understood as a natural and processed carrier of encoded information present in contemporary culture and the primary meaning of a matrix as a natural trace. The workshops take place in the open public space and also in galleries, arts and culture centers. The methods and techniques inspire spontaneous, individual or group activities. Its experimental character, a creative role of chance and the possibility to form matrices out of physically and visually distinct materials, vastly influence the choice of techniques.
Workshops in the public space are based on the idea of artistic and creative actions including the participation of the spectators. They refer to the tradition of process art when the very creative process and the actions performed by its participants acquire a special significance. Formed this way a “graphic in action” undergoes constant and irrevocable transformations of temporal and spatial character.
Graphic workshops, arts education, matrix