Arqueoceramica shows the process of making and decorating the ceramics of Talavera de la Reina, declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
The Arqueoceramica Didactic Program will once again reach 1,200 6th grade primary school students, which will be added to the 2,400 students participating in the first two editions.
As a novelty, in its third edition, Arqueocerámica is committed to inclusion and the objective of educating in equality, with the participation of the Transition to Adult Life students from the Talavera de la Reina Special Education Centers.
They, along with the 6th grade students of Primary Education from Talavera de la Reina, El Puente del Arzobispo and Gamonal, will learn about, in a theoretical and practical way, the artisan process of elaboration and decoration of the ceramics of Talavera de la Reina and El Puente del Arzobispo, Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, as well as the Ruiz de Luna Museum and its ceramic collections, through workshops and practical and highly participatory activities.
The organizing entities are achieving with this project, highly valued and demanded by educational centers, on the one hand, awakening the curiosity and interest of the students and for ceramics and its artisanal process of elaboration and decoration, legacy of the past and resource present and future, declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, sowing the seeds of the much needed generational renewal.
And on the other hand, energize the Ruiz de Luna Museum and its ceramic collections, making them a pedagogical and didactic reference resource for educational centers with innovative and quality activities, serving as a basic instrument to complete the training of students and curricular designs.
Archaeoceramics It is designed, directed and taught by specialists in didactics, dissemination and dissemination of Historical, Archaeological and Artisan Heritage, Silvia del Mazo Fernandez, Pottery Technician with the JCCM Official Pottery Artisan card, and Ruben Perez Lopez, Graduated in History and Archaeologist, directors-managers of the Talavera company "Small Archaeologists-Didactic Workshops”.
The third edition will have the same format as the previous ones, beginning with a talk-exhibition, accompanied by a presentation of images, in which the students know the history of Talavera pottery, the artisanal process of elaboration and decoration and the forms and decorative styles (series) that define, differentiate and characterize the ceramics of Talavera de la Reina and El Puente del Arzobispo.
The students then become true potters decorating your own tile with a motif from the ironworks or cuts series, reproducing the technical process of artisan decoration typical of Talavera ceramics, which will be taken home once the activity is over.
Finally, a gymkhana or participatory visit to the rooms of the Ruiz de Luna Museum, with tests related to the contents addressed in the first two parts of the activity, in which students will discover and learn about their museum and ceramic collections through experience, play, observational learning, research and active participation.