AIMS program: Artists share their experiences

6/30/2017 - Arts

An interview with the seven young artists from five major art schools on their experience of working with children.

Eddy Terki: "My mission is to transmit my passion to students"

In order to convey some of my work and passion to the children, I worked with them on writing, a choice directly inspired by my own artistic practice. The experience was so succesful that it resulted in a work presented at the Biennale of Graphic Design of which I am this year's winner. I want to continue working in schools. What surprised me most was the extent to which, despite their young age - between nine and twelve years - children could be receptive and take charge. One of the great assets of this program is that it takes place during a whole school year. In one year, we have time to attack a complex project. It is a luxury to have the same class six hours a week for a year. In addition, we were very well supported throughout the year: in September, even before joining our respective schools, we were trained with professionals who shared their experience of working in the school environment. It is a valuable aid: we benefit from an external view on our work throughout the year.

A graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in 2016, Eddy Terki was in residence at the École PEF in Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine