A communal environmentalart project in Heinäaho

As a future art teacher I’m interested of people, environment and their dialogues through art. As my project studies I wanted to arrange a project, which includes people to whom art has a strong meaning in their lives. When you are interested of making art, and you don’t do it as living, (for example self-taught artists) the motivation is much stronger. That’s why I invited seven people with an artistic background in my project. This kind of aspect is, I think, very important in the field of art education. The truth is, anyway, that we all are creative in our own way!

Project called Vastavoima was a communal environmental art project. All of the participants were self-taught artists. It was held in a middle of Finland in the countryside, Viitasaari, Mäntylä village. The place was called Heinäaho and it had an art tradition with a strong "outsider art" context.

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