For/with. Together

  • Wiesław Karolak Władysław Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, Poland


The article presents the origins of my concept of workshops and educational-artistic projects aimed at a wide range of public, as the co-participants of artistic creation processes. It depicts projects related to spontaneity triggering and imagination activation of workshops participants. In the further part of the article there are presented instances of activities focused on dreams fulfillment in artistic projects. Issues of getting to know one another better and of greater mutual understanding through creative interaction occurring in artistic activities are significant for the discussion. The subject of activities conducted for over forty years is divided into five groups: spontaneity triggering, imagination activation, dreams fulfillment, creative interactions, and communality. All the presented projects display creations delivering symbolic products of non-utilitarian function. They direct our attention to self-confidence, optimism and achieving emotional well-being.