what do we know that we can do? Which method ?

Playing with Art?
Will I be understood?
So young, will they understand what Art is about?
To understand that what Art is about, is an adult’s (useless) problem.
To understand that how you do it is an authentic child’s interest.
(Alberto Munari)

This phrase of Alberto Munari, Bruno Munari’s son, careful and competent observer of his father’s pedagogic and innovate methods, contains the principal to the thought about the method “in progress” diffused by the artist during the last twenty years of his life, experimented during his multi-sensorial art laboratories, ideated by him and famous all over the world as “Playing with Art”.

The artist’s original proposal, the “Bruno Munari Method”®, consisted in promoting, in children of school age, the active exploration of various techniques of artistic expression and communication, to be able to feel all the different sensations that this experience gives them, without following any guide lines previously prepared, or with the aim to realize a precise work of art.

“Art is something that emerges from the brain, but the physical development can be done by any means” as quoted by Bruno Munari in “Design e communicazione visiva “(Laterza 1968, p. 70), guiding the artist, teacher or whoever is curious, to explore unknown areas of technique and materials and remaining conscious of the fact that you can experiment with art but you cannot teach it. “ Art is there or it isn’t there. It’s the same as explaining what is Zen” (op.cit.,p10)

From 1977 various workshops have been realized and projected, including video and multi-sensorial communication (History of the workshops).

Today the Bruno Munari Method ®, has been enriched by a new vision to theory-criticism and “operative epistemology” promoted by his wife Prof. Donata and son Prof. Alberto Munari.

The innovations consist in promoting and using the experimental activity “play and do” taught by Bruno Munari, a reflection on his method and the co division of ethnic values, belonging to a precise culture, in respect to yourself and others, values nurtured by a higher knowledge that everything you do should not be conditioned by thought, the capability to choose, “make yourself, yourself”.