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Youth Courses

Training programs specially conceived for young people (12 – 15 years old) take place at Ar.Co already in 1973/74, in areas as diverse as sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, theatre and body expression. With some intervals in time, and taking different forms, youth programs continue until today. They can happen as part of the school’s initiatives, be “ordered” by other institutions or take the form of Ar.Co’s participation in programs organized by other national or international entities.  Depending on which case it is, “young people” will tend to designate different age groups: Ar.Co conceives its Youth Programs for ages 10 to 15, but more official or institutional organizations may raise these limits to comprise ages 18 to 24. In either case, Youth Programs will always be introductory in nature and will aim at developing a sensitivity to materials, techniques, methodologies and disciplinary procedures. This will be done differently, of course, according to the age groups considered, but Ar.Co never conceives of Youth Programs as being merely entertaining - they’re opportunities for real training, meant to awaken individual interests and capabilities in the context of a strong group involvement. In 1999, the school also launches Summer Youth Ateliers (ages 10 to 14), where participants have access to a multiplicity of training areas over a period of 2 weeks (Photography + Drawing + Painting + Jewellery + Comics + Typography).

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    Sessions for Young People - Sculpture, Painting, Drawing, Photography, Theatre and Bodily Expression. May-Jul 1974. Graça Costa Cabral.

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    Poster for youth sessions, Ar.Co, 1974.

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    Youth Couses BES, 2007 - Cinema. Ar.Co, Lisbon.

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    Youth sessions. 1974.

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    Summer Youth Courses 2007 - Photography. Ar.Co, Lisbon.

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    Youth Ateliers with Bela Silva. Ar.Co, Lisbon, 2001.

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    Ar.Co Youth Course at CCB - Belém Cultural Centre, 2002. Marcelo Costa with guest teachers. Session with Philip Cabau.

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    Ar.Co Summer Courses at St. Julian's School, Carcavelos - Illustration, 2007.

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    Ar.Co's Open Day at St. Julian's School, Carcavelos, 2007.

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    Summer Youth Courses with João Miguéis, Ar.Co, Lisbon, 2012. Group work.

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    Summer youth course with Rita Thomaz, "Materials and Expression"/Drawing. 2014.