From 14th to 20th November, 2016 5 students and 2 teachers of our gymnasium participated in the 1st mobility of Erasmus+ Project “Making Art Together Brings Us Closer“ in France. There we met Project partners from Romania, Italy and France and started working on Project activities. Since our Project is closely related to developing creativity, we had a great opportunity to measure ourselves in different roles, apply our own knowledge and experience something new. France, the coordinating country of the Project, gave us a chance to get acquainted with peculiarities of their French lifestyle. While living in host families, going to school, sampling local cuisine, participating in daily activities we felt like real French and it helped us in understanding our differences, discovering our similarities and overcoming stereotypical attitudes. Visiting places which were often paced by one of the most prominent artists Paul Cezanne and drawing/painting there became an invaluable experience.
South of France has a lot to offer... Nature of indescribable beauty, majesty of Sainte-Victoire Mountain, fountains in Aix-en-Provence, port and architecture of Marseille, coast of the Mediterranean Sea... Not without a reason it was a source of inspiration for various artists. It was a huge opportunity for us to see all this with our own eyes and we are happy to share our experience with other members of our gymnasium‘s community. There we created art while communicating, sharing our ideas and combining all our differences. We created art together and it made us closer. That is what this Project is all about. Now our students are looking forward to the next mobility in Romania. They are eager to experience even more and start viewing the world through the eyes of a European resident.
Jurate Rudminiene, coordinator of the project