Tuesday, July 30, 2013

SUMMER KIDSART AT Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO)

Through a collaboration with the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), this year Artoconecto is conducting affordable art workshops at the foundation headquarters in downtown Miami.  Each year, artists are selected to conduct workshops designed to teach children unique art techniques, styles and processes, while engaging them in a stimulating unforgettable learning process.  
Since 2008, Artoconecto's KIDSART has been working with inspiring working and dedicated artists whose participation has contributed to a life changing experience for the kids. 
It is our mission to continue bringing the most dynamic and diverse group of contemporary artists to the lives of our children, and through partnerships and collaborations in the area, our mission is expanding and benefiting more and more children, because the arts should be a part of every child's life. Thank you to all the amazing artists for making this year another successful KIDSART.  Special thanks to the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation for its continued support and nurturing of the program.

SUMMER 2013 

'Layered Explorations' by Victor Muniz
Watch a short film here

'Pixel Nation' by Reed Van Brunschot

'The Power of Data Visualization' by Olivia Ramos

'EcoArtccesories' by Luis Valenzuela

Friday, June 21, 2013

KIDSART@CIFO Summer Series: Layered Explorations, By Victor Muniz.

Photo credit: Stephan Goettlicher

MONDAY JULY 1ST AND TUESDAY JULY 2ND. From 2PM to 5PM. Open to all children ages 6 to 12. At CIFO-Cisneros Fontanal Art Foundation.

KIDSART@CIFO Summer Series: Layered Explorations, By Victor Muniz.

The 1st assignment will begin by asking the children to draw shapes and images across 2 large panels of hardboard, stimulating raw creativity and freehanded exploration. They will be encouraged to move across the panel, drawing in several random areas. They will begin by all using only 1 color, then switching to a new color and eventually a third. The end result will be a layered collection of all of the children's drawings. The 2nd assignment will take what they learned on the freehand exploration onto their own magnet. They will be given an 8.5"x11" magnetic sheet and asked to draw and create their own magnets...

AND LOADS MORE, but we won't spoil it for you.

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$25 dollars for both days includes workshop, materials, snacks and loads of fun.

Photo credit: Stephan Goettlicher

Thursday, March 21, 2013

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Thursday, August 30, 2012


KIDSART 'SENSES' WAS A COMPLETE SUCCESS, culminating with Patricia Hernandez's SMELL camp and David Brieske's and Juan Maristany's SOUND camp. Here are some fun photos from their artistic journey and experience. We are also very excited to announce that we are gearing up towards a new collaboration with CIFO, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, where we will be conducting three sessions of art camps for children, ages 5 to 12.
SAVE THE DATES: September 29th, October 13th and November 3rd. We will announce the artists very soon.

For more information about our upcoming workshops and events email us at: artoconecto@gmail.com

'Describe the Smell' by Patricia Hernandez.
The workshop functioned in several parts. First, our team held a series of fun experiments, along with an educational component on the olfactory system and olfactory art. Then lead to a live online radio broadcast, where the students themselves shared and performed as experts on anything olfactory, describing each smell, and leaving room for them to use their own imagination. Parents and listeners were able to tune in in real time and everything was archived online.

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'Surrounded By Sound' by David Brieske and Juan Maristany.
The kids were introduced to how artists collect, process and use sound in their work. The workshop took place at a scultpure studio, at the Little River Yacht Club, where the surrounding materials and tools wiere used as source material for sounds.

Thanks to all the artists, volunteers, Legal Arts, the Little River Yacht Club and a very special thanks to the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs for their support!

Sunday, August 5, 2012


KIDSART SENSES: Taste of Color, Taste by Number: by Jiae Hwang.

'Taste of Color, Taste by Number' explored the colorful and mysterious world of taste. Using various tasty medium, children learnead how to play with their senses when tasked to describe flavors in a visual manner. They learned to differentiate between making art with their eyes and making art following guidance from their taste buds. A super tasty camp.

Jiae and her half orange Juan welcome the kids--thanks Juan you are awesome!

They have no idea the tasty treat they got ahead of them

Ok kids ready for some tasting?

Catalina brings a tiny little piece of color for Kira and Guliana to try

Samira and Phoenix yuck!

Alejandro: I sense a very bright color--I have tasted this before!

The tastes: Twizzlers Rainbow: Strawberry, Orange, Lemonade, Watermelon, Blue
Raspberry, and Grape + Apple + licorice
Dried seaweed, dried Shitaki mushroom, goldfish crackers, beef jerky,
Starburst: strawberry, lemon, cheery, Mysterious jelly bean flavors.

Afterwards, the kids used their tasting experience to recreate their experience on boards, using all types of mediums, including candy.

Special thanks to our great volunteer Lauri Hand for coming over early on a Saturday to work with the kids. Also, check out the Ecomarket store, they donated all the incredible earth friendly plates and utensils the kids are using to eat their meals.