Reggio Children | Loris Malaguzzi International Centre | Reggio Emilia Approach

The many colours of Whites and Blacks



Black is made of all colours

Federica, 2 years 8 months


White and black are considered to be non-colours in our culture. But in fact white and black are rich in tones and shades, not two opposite colours but connected with each other by subtle tones of colour.


This atelier invites you to see what we sometimes don't see, and to think by looking for connections rather than posing things against each other. You will be able to try out encounters between tools and materials that generate many diverse shades of black white and grey.


In your Reserved Area you will find a list of the easy-to-find materials you need to participate in the atelier: mark-making tools that leave make very different marks and papers of different weights and textures in all shades of white, of grey and of black.


Once the materials are prepared you will be able to better investigate the qualities of marks and find suggestions for going beyond stereotypes of drawing and mark-making.


Everyone will be able to construct their own autonomous journey of research, together with and supported by Reggio Children atelieristas, and find ideas and prompts for working with children of all ages.


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This Atelier is for: teachers, educators, curious people and those interested in education

Number: there is a limit of 30 people per session

Language: Italian, with simultaneous translation into English

Time:  All Ateliers times are given in Central European Time (CET), which is local time in Italy. Please be careful to calculate what time this corresponds to in your own location before deciding which Atelier to sign up for

Tools needed: a computer with webcam that you will need to keep on during the atelier. If you're using a tablet or a smartphone make sure you also have a stand for them and that you can manage your viewing and framing. Without these tools you won't be able to do the online Atelier.

Link for participants: on the day of the atelier you will be able to connect to zoom directly from your Reserved Area.



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