Arts Lab Report: Improving techniques

July brought new meetings and activities, I finally started experimenting the photography workshops with the local volunteers and youngsters, who started to accompany us in our activities. Being able to work with them was motivating and it helped me to learn and improve in communicating and teaching to young people something about my passion.

During the first part of the month I also dedicated to continue the photographic project regarding the search for what most attracts my attention in the city of Târgu Frumos: the markets, the surrounding hills, the streets. For the project I chose to focus on aspects related to daily life, nature and the relationship between the inhabitants and the landscape. Through my photos I chose to document  details and moments along the streets of the city, looking for connections and relationships between different environments. 

Towards the end of the month in the youth center we held a conference attended by some teachers and psychologists. During this event I had the opportunity to present them an idea of a 45-minute workshop about photography and non formal education and at the end I presented my photographic project on Târgu Frumos. This event was positive to see how the participants appreciated our work and the way in which we choose to describe the city.

The last week of the month was dedicated to mid term training, unfortunately it took place again online. However, it was nice to have the opportunity to share our experiences, to see again some of the volunteers we met in the previous training and meet new ones. I really hope that this time we will be able to meet in person during the next trips! 

Written by Eliana Colzani

Eliana is European volunteer for 8 months, in Arts Lab 2.0 project,  funded by European Solidarity Corps, with the support of European Union.


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