Beijing, September 9 (Reporter Ying Ni) Embark on a journey of discovering beauty, perceiving beauty, appreciating beauty, imagining beauty, and creating beauty... The opening ceremony of the 26 Beijing International Children's Design Week and Beijing International Children's Design Innovation Series and the establishment ceremony of the Children's Aesthetic Education Research Institute were held at the China Millennium Monument in Beijing on the 2023th.
The Great Southern Slope Children's Aesthetic Education Program goes deep into the countryside and classrooms, and the picture shows the curtains made by the children together. Photo by Ying Ni
The China Academy of Art, China Children's Center and Beijing International Design Week jointly established the Children's Aesthetic Education Research Institute, which consists of four institutions: the International Youth Design Innovation Center, the Child Friendly City Research Center, the Children's Aesthetic Education Cultivation R&D Center, and the Children's Aesthetic Education Innovation Teacher Training Center. According to reports, the Children's Aesthetic Education Research Institute will provide a scientific reference for the policy formulation of national children's aesthetic education; Update the connotation and extension of children's aesthetic education with the times; Promote and improve the formulation of industry standards related to children's aesthetic education; Carry out research and subject research on children's aesthetic education at home and abroad, build a children's aesthetic education curriculum system and standards in the new era, and promote the high-quality development of design integrated into the research and practice of national children's aesthetic education.
Gao Shiming, president of the China Academy of Art, said frankly that the reason why a special research institute was established for children's aesthetic education was because we found that aesthetic education is not only for cultivating people's hearts and forging character, it is not just a parallel part of moral education. More importantly, for today's China, it is an important way to cultivate creativity from 0 to 1 and stimulate the ability of national independent innovation.
China Academy of Art, China Children's Center, and Beijing International Design Week signed a contract to jointly establish the Children's Aesthetic Education Research Institute. Photo by Ying Ni
He pointed out that painting is a projection of children's little hearts and a way for them to deal with the world, which is the "beginning of man". Doodling is the first step for children to understand the world and the first step to know themselves. The Beginning of Man is not about what we teach children, but about what we can learn from them. This requires us to look at children's creations with an equal mind and understand their world with empathy. On the one hand, the program aims to show children's unrestrained and wonderful creation, and on the other hand, it allows adults to try to find their original intention from the child's heart, and rekindle the enthusiasm for innovation and creativity in children's free and happy play.
The "Children's Thoughts Building Dreams - A New Era of Children's Design and Aesthetic Education" and Beijing International Children's Design Innovation Experience Exhibition, which opened on the 25th, are hosted by the China Academy of Art, China Children's Center and Beijing International Design Week, and the exhibition is divided into two sections: "Design for Children" and "Invite Children to Design".
In the "Design for Children" exhibition hall, the children's aesthetic education projects and cases practiced by nine different colleges and institutions in China were invited, and the works created by many creators for special groups of children were also exhibited.
The design of primary and secondary school uniforms made by the School of Future Design of Beijing Normal University is comprehensively considered from the aspects of recyclability, multi-function, safety and comfort. Photo by Ying Ni
Among them, the China International Design Museum of the China Academy of Art has a series of activities with the theme of Bauhaus's "Design as Enlightenment", exploring how modern design education inspires children's innovation and deepens their understanding of the relationship between design and life through materials and technology. Based on the existing advantageous disciplines of Beijing Normal University, the School of Future Design of Beijing Normal University is rooted in the intersection of art, science and technology, and education, and carries out research and extensive cross-border cooperation in the fields of humanities, art, design, science and technology, and social sciences. The Great Southern Slope Children's Aesthetic Education Program goes deep into the countryside and classrooms, practicing "the rebirth of the countryside is not only the renewal of facilities, but also the renewal of people, life, and education." ”
Starting from the five aspects of "nature, life, culture, innovation and emotion" that children care about, "Children to Design" expresses children's thinking on ecological environment, social events, ideal life, future science and technology in the process of participating in public life. The exhibition brings together the design and ingenuity of more than 20,3000 children from all over the country, and under the guidance of teachers and outstanding graduates of the School of Social Aesthetic Education of the China Academy of Art, through a series of design thinking courses and activity plan practice, they jointly imagine and co-create art installations.
The installation art "My Cake Story" at the exhibition site gathered 79 children to participate in the production, and the children designed the printing cake board while incorporating the beautiful blessings of the Chinese national tradition. Photo by Ying Ni
The form of installation art integrates sculpture, painting, audio recording, music, architecture, film, video and other forms into a three-dimensional space, which not only meets children's expectations for the exploration of diversity and richness, but also coincides with children's natural and tense expression nature. The reporter saw at the scene that the volume of each installation art is not small, such as "My Cake Story" originated from the local cuisine of Ningbo Intangible Cultural Heritage Liang Lang Big Cake. Every New Year's festival, wedding and funeral, people in Yuyao, eastern Zhejiang, will make cakes. This time, 79 children participated in the production, and the children integrated the beautiful blessings of the Chinese national tradition into the design of the printing cake board.
It is reported that the exhibition will last until October 10. (End)