Rosamaria Bolom ja Anne Lihavainen
Bracelets
Aztec Culture Workshop
Zumbador -Mexican Toys- workshop
Calavera calaverita workshop
Breaking the piñata
Calaveras earrings
Carton jewelry
Mexican toys
Work in process
Working at CaisaFest
Guerrero's mask workshop
Guerrero's mask workshop
Guerrero's mask workshop
Alebrijes workshop
Alebrijes workshop
Alebrijes workshop
Masks workshop
Masks workshop
Mask workshop
Mask workshop
Claveras workshop
Mask workshop
Mexican Kuolleiden päivä työpaja
Calaveras työpaja
Calaveras työpaja
Mask workshop
Koivu ja Tähti project
Koivu ja Tähti project
Koivu ja Tähti project

My work with youth and children began in Mexico City in 2000, but here in Finland the first workshop with several sessions was in 2011 with a project promoted by Interkult Kassandra named “Koivu ja Tähti” aimed at migrant women.

 

In the year 2014, I had the opportunity to know and start to collaborate with the Association  Yhteiset Lapsemme, a child welfare organization in Helsinki. There I planned and developped a serie of art-workshops focusing on children's rights and Mexican culture aimed to small and young people.  

 

In 2016 I met the fabulous puppet theater artist Anne Lihavainen with whom I was able to work in two projects with "Theater and Masks" aimed at young people, one subsidized by Taike for the integration of  young people who arrived as refugees and in the school context and with the help of art, they had the opportunity to converge with young Finns and weave bonds of trust and friendship, and the other one, focused to child and youth from Koti Ilola to promote social skills, build trust, independence and courage through theater and masks promoted supported by Lasten ja Nuorten Foundation and Alli Paasikivi Foundation, both projects promoted by Yhteiset Lapsemme. The masks created during the first workshop  where exhibited in the project "Pihalla!?" at Annantalo the Cultural Art Centre for children in Helsinki. 

In 2017 I had the opportunity to take part in the Art Caravan "YleX Get Together" organized by Interkult Kassanra RY in collaboration with Warner Music and YLE Radio to travel for two weeks on a tour doing masks in big format and promoting our work as migrant artists with high school students from central area of Finland in the context of the centenary of Finland's independence.

 

Since 2020 I have take part in "Kulttuurikurkkaus", an wonferful initiative of the City of Espoo which brings children (between 3 to 5 years of age) a live experience as part of ther right to enjoy art and culture.

My catalog of workshops includes initiations in the art of "La Cartonería Mexicana", masks, recycling and above all, the dissemination of respect for human rights and nature.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED to know more about my workshops (English, Finnish or in Spanish) please CONTACT ME.

2022 Masks in big format. Stoa Cultural Centre

2022 Kevät Olentoja. Art Installation workshop aimed at small children to create an aesthetic and artistic experience, as part of the program Kulttuurikurkkaus in Collaboration with Interkult Kassandra Association

2021 Hauska Kaveri. Workshop aimed at small children to initiate them in the culture of recycling as part of the program Kulttuurikurkkaus in Collaboration with Interkult Kassandra Association

2020 Kuule Joulu Tulee! Art Installation workshop aimed at small children to create an aesthetic a

2021 Kevät Olentoja. Art Installation workshop aimed at small children to create an aesthetic and artistic experience, as part of the program Kulttuurikurkkaus in Collaboration with Interkult Kassandra Association

2020 Kuule Joulu Tulee! Art Installation workshop aimed at small children to create an aesthetic and artistic experience, as part of the program Kulttuurikurkkaus in Collaboration with Interkult Kassandra Association

All together. Anti-racism banners and signs. Yhteiset Lapsemme Ry. Helsinki, Finland 

Women's rights and artivistm. Banners and signs against global machismo. Lymy Collective. Helsinki, Finland

2019

Christmas wishes and dreams masks. Diakonissalaitos. Helsinki. Finland

Animal's Masks. Malmitalo, Helsinki

Big masks. Interkult Kassandra. Kannelmäen peruskoulu. Vantaa, Finland

Masks and Theater. Workshop for Yhteiset Lapsemme with the support of Alli Paasikivinen Foundation. Sipoo

Ilo on lapsen oikeus. Guide tour workshop. Caisa Cultural Centre. Helsinki

2018

Ilo on lapsen oikeus. Guide tour workshop. Annantalo. Helsinki

Masks: 2 days workshop. Mexican cardboard masks introduction. Kraam Gallery. Tallinn

Masks and Theater. Workshop for Yhteiset Lapsemme with the support of Nuori.fi

Lintutalo. Mexican cardboard masks of birds fro children during the opening of Lauttasaari Manor by Kone Säätiö. Finland. 

We Buzzz! variety of methods to make insect masks out of card. IHME Contemporary Art Festival. Helsinki, Finland

Faces painted with Aztec symbols. Interkult Kassandra. Kallio Kukkii, Helsinki 

Mask workshop. Cardboard masks of animals. Espoo' Cultural Container. Interkult Kassandra. Espoo 

2017

Big masks. "YleX get together" Art Caravan organized by Interkult Kassandra, Warner Music and YLE Radio. Forssa, Äänekoski, Pedersöre, Kempele, Tammisaari, Espoo, Porvoo & Kotka. Finland

Amulets. Interkult Kassandra. Masala Library, Espoo, Finland

Big masks. Interkult Kassandra. Masala Library, Espoo, Finland

Big masks. Interkult Kassandra. Veikkola Library, Kirkkonumi, Finland

Amulets for the Summer Solstice. Interkult Kassandra. Maailman Kylässä Festivalkki, Helsinki

Faces painted with Aztec symbols. Interkult Kassandra. Kallio Kukkii, Helsinki 

Animal's Masks and Children Rights. Malmitalo, Helsinki

Recycling Workshop.  Kanneltalo, Helsinki 

Multicultural Valentine's Day Celebration, Annantalo, Helsinki

Satakielikuukausi. Annantalo Cultural Centre, Helsinki

2016

Calavera calaverita. Kauhua Kakaroille Festival. Stoa Cultural Centre Stoa, Helsinki, Finland

Painting Calaveras School of Käpylä, Helsinki, Finland

Atsteekkien kulttuuri ja Vuoden pisin päivä at Kesälairillä in Helinä Rautavaara Museum. Espoo, Finland

Zumbador kartonkityöpaja at Kolibrí -Ibero-American children’s cultural festival. Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland

Paper sculpture at "Lentäviä Naisia Installation". Third Space. Helsinki 

2015

Calaveras. Mexican Day of the Death. Helinä Rautavaara Museum in Espoo, Finland

Carton Jewelry. Taidetehdas, Porvoo, Finland

Guerrero's mask: Tlacololeros workshop, Caisa Fest, Caisa International Cultural Centre, Helsinki, Finland

2014

Quetzalcoatl: Feathered serpent, Mi Casita Spanish language kindergarten, Helsinki, Finland

Calaveras workshop, Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland 

Calaveras workshop, Helinä Rautavaara Museum, Espoo, Finland 

Calaveras workshop, Omena Library, Espoo, Finland 

Alebrijes workshop, Helsingin Gymnasium Senior High School, Vantaa, Finland

Alebrijes: workshop introduction, Mexican Cultural Month, Caisa International Cultural Centre, Helsinki, Finland

Cardboard mask workshop, Herttoniemi Elementary School, Helsinki, Finland 

Alebrijes workshop, Töölön ala-asten koulu, Helsinki, Finland 

Day of Death in Mexico workshop, Taivallahti Leikkipuisto, Helsinki, Finland 

Mexican Toys and children's rights, Mi Casita Spanish language kindergarten, Helsinki, Finland 

Mexican toys and children's rights, Helinä Rautavaara Museum, Espoo, Finland

Alebrijes workshop, Monikulttuurinen Koti Ilola, Sipoo, Finland

Masks workshop, Mustakivi Lekkipuisto, Helsinki, Finland 

Masks workshop, Töölö Specialiseringsgymnasium Senior High School, Helsinki, Finland 

Masks workshop, Käpylän ala-asteen koulu, Helsinki, Finland 

Mexican Cartoneria workshop, Third Space Gallery, Helsinki, Finland 

 2013

Mexican skulls workshop, Helinä Rautavaara Museum. Espoo, Finland 

Piñata työpaja, Suomen Espanjanopettajat Ry, Aulanko Hotel, Hämeenlinna, Finland 

 2012  

Masks Workshop, Women’s Day, Caisa International Cultural Centre, Helsinki, Finland 

 2011   

Theater & mask in Finnish Koivu ja Tähti

projekti, Kassandra International Art Center 

Masks workshop, Multicultural day in Kirjola school, Parikkala, Finland

2010

Fantasy faces, Cinemaissíto Lasten Elokuvafestivaali. Luckan, Helsinki, Finland