Instituto Poeta Toms Morales obtains first place in the La Regenta Painting Awards - La Provincia

Instituto Poeta Toms Morales obtains first place in the La Regenta Painting Awards - La Provincia

The jury of the 25th edition of the prizes of School Painting Foundation Disa-The Regent they have awarded the first prize to IES Tomás Morales (4th ESO) during the exhibition Modern Habits, by Beatriz Lecuona and Óscar Hernández. The two second prizes went to the IES Pérez Galdós (1st Bachillerato) held during the exhibition Shots to the Air by Carlos Matallana and the Colegio Hispano Inglés (1st ESO) held at the exhibition The end of the world as a work of art.

They also agreed to grant two special mentions to IES Teror and IES Carrizal. The first prize is worth € 1,000, a second prize of € 500 and a second runner-up of € 250. The special mentions are endowed with 150 euros. These amounts will be used to purchase school materials.

The sample consists of 32 murals made by 326 students who have participated in the training activities organized by the Department of Education and Cultural Action of La Regenta -DEAC-, in a call that celebrates its 25th edition. The exhibition, which will remain open until February 2, includes works made by students from Colegio Norte, Colegio El Saucillo, Heidelberg School, IES La Minilla, IES El Calero, IES Guide, IES Teror, Spanish Hispano School, IES Arguineguín, IES The Tarahales, IES Canary Islands, IES El Carrizal, IES El Batán, IES Primero de Mayo, IES Josefina de La Torre, IES Pérez Galdós and IES Tomás Morales.

The Director General of Cultural Promotion of the Government of the Canary Islands, Aurora Moreno, and the Director of the DISA Foundation, Sara Mateos, attended the inauguration and presentation of the prizes, as well as a large representation of the students and professors.

participants, the director of La Regenta, Alejandro Vitaubet, and the artists who have been part of the jury, Lía Ateca and the Canarias Award, Paco Sánchez.

The painting competition is the result of a pedagogical project that for 25 years has fostered the link between educational centers and contemporary art. With this activity, the processes involved in learning through observation are fostered, fostering a critical look and the assimilation of concepts with the support of visual thinking techniques.

On this occasion they have worked from the tour of the following samples: For the, by Teresa Arozena, The end of the world as a work of art, Shots to the air by Carlos Matallana, and Modern habits by Beatriz Lecuona and Óscar Hernández.

The director of the Foundation, Sara Mateos Artiles, has been part of the jury together with the director of the La Regenta Art Center; Alejandro Vitaubet, Natalia Ferrando on behalf of the DEAC (Department of Education and Cultural Action) of the Center and the artists Lía Ateca and Paco Sánchez, the latter awarded with the Canarias 2017 Prize in the category of Fine Arts and Interpretation.

Parallel to the Contest is Objective 25, a project carried out by the students of the second year of the IES Primero de Mayo who, coordinated by their drawing and photography teacher David Pedrós, uses this technique to arrive at a cooperative artistic learning . With the intervention on one of Paco Guillén's works and a stop motion, the students of IES Primero de Mayo approach the artist's visual language. Through this exercise the different thinking skills are applied, assuming for the students an immersion in the design of projects, enhancing the sense of initiative and entrepreneurial spirit when they stop being passive subjects before the art centers or museums.


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