REGGIO EMILIA ACTIVITY 2: Can you recognize my inspiration? Steps 1, 2 & 3


    The basis of this entire project is the influence between Art, Music and Poetry. In this activity we will let us inspire from music, and see if our partners can guess the source of



    Three pieces of music are chosen, the same three pieces of music,just music, no videos nor images  in all partner countries. It is essential that none of the music pieces are from what is popular amongst kids today :

    A. Classical piece (Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Chopin, ...)

    Spring Waltz-Chopin

    B. A blues/jazz piece (Bessie Smith, B. B. King...)

    My Baby Just Cares For Me-Nina Simone

    C. A rock 'n roll piece (Chuck Berry, Little Richard...)

    Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again

    Step 2.

    Children draw or paint while listening to these three pieces of music without any image or information about it.

    Session 1: every member of the group makes a painting inspired by the classical music.

    Session  2: it is blues inspired

    Session 3: it is rock inspired

    Step 3.

    24 paintings per school are photographed and randomly numbered as the example:

    “Spain_1.jpg”,“Spain_2.jpg” etc. 8 are inspired by the clasical music, 8 blues inspired and 8 rock inspired. The Spanish teacher knows that painting number 2 is inspired by music 1, 2, or 3, but that is a secret.

    When the paintings/drawings are ready, they are shared with partner schools for guessing the inspiration.