The young people took part in the taste workshop held at the educational kitchens of the ODA church foundation, assisted by teachers from the Hospitality Training Institute:
Students from Class 5 P eno at the IPSSEOA – KAROL WOJTYLA professional hospitality institute in Catania; boarders at the Maria Santissima del Carmelo centre in Pedara of the ODA (Opera Diocesana di Assistenza) church foundation of Catania; and extra-EU young people assisted by the Comunità di Sant’Egidio Christian centre in Catania.
They took part in the graphic arts workshop held at the Academy of Fine Arts of Catania, led by a teacher from the Academy and a group of tutors.
The young boarders, assisted by the ODA (Opera Diocesana di Assistenza) church foundation, from the Institutes of: “PECORINO” – SAN GIOVANNI LA PUNTA; “SOLE E GIOIA” – MASCALUCIA; “VILLA FRANCESCA” – CATANIA
The young people of the Comunità di Sant’Egidio centre, the boarders of the ODA church foundation and students from the IPSSEOA Karol Wojtyla institute were involved in a series of gastronomy workshops where they made recipes related to the individual Sites. The recipes were evocative of the historical period and traditional in the territory, enriched with decorative elements taken from the unique characteristics of the UNESCO Heritage context. This accessible and inclusive educational experience encouraged the understanding of cultural values and the creation of a proactive environment for sharing and exchanging knowledge between people of different ages and backgrounds, with different educations and places of origin.
Graphic Arts Creative Workshops
In collaboration with the Academy of Fine Arts of Catania, three kinds of accessible and inclusive workshops were held: Illustration, Fabric & Paper Printing, and Decorative Plastic Arts. The aim of the workshops was for the students from different institutes managed by the ODA, to make artefacts that identified the UNESCO Heritage by applying various artistic techniques. In order to best pursue the educational aims and create situations and environments that inspired and encouraged the students’ active participation, in relation to individual learning needs, the workshop was coordinated by a teacher from the Academy, assisted by a number of tutors to help the “young apprentices”.