Nasuti for kids - Festival NASUTI

Nasuti for kids

What comes to mind first if you smell freshly cut grass? Or sweet tones of vanilla. And what happens to your feelings when you touch metal screws with your fingerprints? Do you feel safer when touching a silk fabric? What image does your imagination compose in your mind? Can you paint this visualized experience on paper? Or is it more natural for you to model the emotion into clay?
Imagine for a moment that you lost your sight. The letters and sentences you are reading are just an unidentifiable fog. However, we can perceive information about the world in other ways than just visual perceptions or rational knowledge. The most important and strongest thing that affects us in life is often we can’t even concretize in words. Perhaps that is why different types of art are a more suitable tool for expressing a deeper knowledge of the world. Activities prepared for the NASUTI festival will offer situations where you and your children can develop their senses in a comprehensive way.

Creative activities for children based on learning about the invisible world will be led by a teaching team of graduates from the Department of Art Education of the Trnava University. Michaela Košútová Guillaume is a university teacher with a special focus on art therapy. Linda Blahová and Tomáš Benadik, graduates of art animation, focus on the mediation of contemporary art in the form of experiential activities and creative workshops. For the NASUTI festival, they prepared a playground for the activation of all human senses.

Touch and smell zone – with lecturers from 10:00 to 12:00, freely accessible as a kid’s corner until 18:00
Place: house next to the stable

Fragrance and material puzzles – recognition of materials and fragrances hidden in containers by smell and touch
Memonik – a game of haptic memory for the blind
Creating an ecosystem – an island for the visually impaired.
According to the templates, children will create different types of animals and plants living on the planet Earth. By gluing the available materials (rice, poppy, paper, sand, wool) will give them the most faithful form comparable to their skin or surface. By gluing and adding layers, they create a common relief ecosystem – an island of diverse species, shapes and surfaces that can then be read and interpreted blindfolded.

Modeling and playing with clay
Clay is the most natural material which, together with sand, road or snow, has stimulated human imagination since ancient times and made it possible to show a natural desire to change, transform, emboss its contour. In addition, it stimulates fine motor skills, perception and recall of long-term memory contents.
What would light, sound or melody look like if we could model it?

Sensorimotor zone
place: outside in front of the stable + ground floor of the Artrooms exhibition
12:00 – 13:00 obstacle course
Both children and adults will have the opportunity to try out the orientation in space through a blindfolded obstacle course with the help of navigation through the tactile stimuli of the lecturers. Part of the track is also learning about sculptural works of art from the ongoing exhibition through touch.

Sound and music zone
place: outside in front of the stables / in case of bad weather inside the house
14: 00- 16:00 Production of musical instruments from waste and kitchen materials
joint creation of a sound work – spatial sound installation, or a joint sound work based on tasks – e.g. sound expression of joy, purity, darkness.
16:00 – 17:00 Music workshop with Samčo “brother of earthworms” and Vlčica Mačica
Sound travels four times faster in water than in air. There are many ways in which we can physically interact with water and let it make different sounds, and we will try several of them. Of course, we also need some tools for this, but in order not to waste, we will try to create them ourselves from what we find in the area. After all, music is made up of listening, you just have to be imaginative and attentive, and it will go by itself.