During two weeks, the schoolchildren of La Grette and La Butte neighborhood in Besançon, and a few lucky people from the Neighborhood House had the opportunity to make a mural painting all together, down to the football field in the Grette district of Besançon.
The schoolchildren of the two districts formed several small duets, who each in turn drew lots for a colour, a geometric shape and its orientation, under the wise recommendations of Eltono. Each group then came to place their stencil wherever they wanted on the grid wall and were able to experiment with spray painting for the first time! A geometrical and random composition gradually took shape and took shape on the wall, which revealed new patterns every day through the play of colours and assemblages.
A great experience for the schoolchildren of both neighbourhoods, who then celebrated with their teachers and parents around a snack in front of their sunny wall!
LOCAL ARTS EDUCATION CONTRACT
As part of its educational policy and in its 2010>2020 cultural orientation plan, the city of Besançon has decided to set up, in conjunction with artists, projects to raise awareness and introduce primary school pupils to different artistic practices. These projects are organised within the framework of a Local Contract for Artistic Education.
For the school years 2014-2015, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017, the association Juste Ici has been chosen to involve an artist with the pupils of two primary schools: the school of la Butte and the school of la Grette. More than 160 children from classes ranging from CP to CM2 meet the artist Eltono through nine times of collective and participative artistic creations in the public space.
Having started with a tour of Bien Urbain festival artworks, the project purpose is to bring the pupils to discover the field of urban arts, as much through sensitivity as through practice.
Eltono is a French artist who has been working in the public space through a very broad practice, particularly mural painting for the past fifteen years. Having started from a tuning fork that he used to paint repeatedly on walls, he now plays with lines to repeat this adaptable form and make it a graphic motif that is constant enough to be identified but at the same time changing enough to fit into a given context. With an always particular attention to architecture, it is his way of articulating the lines and colours used that allows him to adapt to the surfaces he paints on. Apart from painting, his creations can also be found in the shape of installations or stealthy interventions as he calls them, the aim often being to create with elements already present in the city.
Eloïse Auffrey, Johanna Romary, Chloé Cura, Lucile Andersen, Nicolas Granger, Fany Linossier, Nicolas Waltefaugle