Learning children how to watch

  • Clarissa Vis / education / post bachelor bik

In addition to her work as a graphic designer, Clarissa Vis provides educational art workshops to primary-school-aged children. She completed the post-bachelor’s degree ‘Professional artists in the classroom’ (BIK). “I use my love for letters, typography and image in my work. Communication is key in my work as a graphic designer. You achieve good communication by looking and listening carefully, by using all your senses. I want to teach children to look carefully, so that they learn to recognise what is important to them and in doing so develop their own opinion.” Clarissa Vis has developed a number of different workshops for primary school education, including ‘A beast of a letter’, in which pupils from years 3 to 6 design a logo for a particular animal, and ‘Moving; then what?!’ (together with Eva Meijer), where children in years 5 to 8 print their own pictograph and design an alphabet character to music. “By making children aware of the languages of form, colour and sound, wonderful new characters develop during this project.”

 

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