The annual Learning Through Art exhibit features a selection of artworks created by 203 students between the ages of 6 and 12 who took part in the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao education program during the 2005-6 academic year.
The goal of this education program is to reinforce areas of primary school curriculum using art-based activities. Resident artists work in public schools in close collaboration with the classroom teachers. Each program is unique and custom designed based on the interests, deficiencies and skill level of each class, and can be used to reinforce any area of school curriculum, ranging from Environmental Awareness to Mathematics. The classroom teacher identifies the targeted subject area, and the objectives, behaviors, and skills he or she wants to achieve. The artist and the Museum educator then work together to create a series of workshops organized into resource units. The 90-minute workshops—in photography, painting, sculpture, video, digital art or music—take place at the school one day a week for a period of 20 weeks.
Bizkaia: Velázquez in Basauri, Gandasegi in Galdakao, Txomin Aresti in Leioa, and Buenos Aires in Gallarta; two schools in Álava: Adurza in Vitoria-Gasteiz and Fabián Legorburu in Laudio; and three schools in the province of Gipuzkoa: Aitor in Donostia-San Sebastián, San José in Mendaro and Intxaurrondo in Donostia-San Sebastián.
Alex Carrascosa, Ibón Garagarza, Iñaki Gracenea, Julio Hernández, Aiora Kintana, Maider López, Manu Muniategiandikoetxea, Mercedes Périz, and Jorge Rubio.