Art Explora supports the "Deslizar" program of Prado Museum
"Deslizar" is a progam implemented by the Prado Museum which consists in developping educational innovation through art.
It is an unparalleled experience in Spain. As an example of best practices, it has inspired the new Law promoted by Madrid Assembly that supports art education in schools.
The program has 4 pillars:
1- Community of co-creation for and with childhood
Professionals from different fields (teachers, museum mediators and artists) working together on a cross-disciplinary collaboration.
2- Laboratory of innovation
Researching and testing new ways of working around art, education and technology. Introducing arts in school as a methodology, not just as a subject or as a topic.
3- More than an artist-in-school program
Each and every tool has been adapted to a specific group of students, considering their curricular and non-curricular necessities.
4- More than teacher training
Capitalizing on teachers’ knowledge and voice on public schools with active participation.
“Deslizar gives us, teachers, tools to provide our students with the best of the frames to face life: art as the skill not only to observe, understand and transform reality, but also to express themselves... Art education must give wings to children, but they need roots also to have a home to come back when needed. The Prado Museum is the home that offers us those roots... Its collection take us to our origins, to the understanding of our society, of our history, of who we really are... It opens our eyes to sensitivity and social and cultural awareness about how life used to be and how we desire it to be in the future… ”
Luz Martín, teacher or 1st grade at the Giner de los Ríos School.