We do not just paint – we create art stories by the method “The Art Innovation Challenge” (art is looking for new ideas by bringing young people together to be involved in active and participatory arts activities). It is the leading method in the work of KRUG Art movement over the past 10 years.
For 7 years we have had a visual art class in Kardzhali with participants from 6 to 16 years old. We work with every one individually – by individual training to develop creativity. Many youth have been involved in a new type of relations besides painting techniques – through participation in exhibitions and art actions implemented in different urban spaces, by creating outdoor installations in the open spaces in Dazhdovnitsa village, where the summer residencies with artists from Bulgaria and abroad have been hold.
Step by step the students from our class of visual arts learn that art often has a preference to intervene in life by a unique way rearranging the traditional concepts of time, space and communication. Whether some of them will become artists, architects, photographers and others – whether they are working with pencil, oil and pastel, acrylic, watercolor, paints, glass, oil, mixed techniques or clay, each of them have been involved in a process of research and rethinking of everyday life by the method “The Art Innovation Challenge”.