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The Little Boy

THE LITTLE BOY By Helen E. Buckley Once a little boy went to school. One morning, when the little boy had been in school a while, his teacher said: “Today we are going to make a picture.” “Good!” thought the little boy. He liked to make pictures. He could make all kinds. Lions and tigers, […]


Everything that you don’t know about children’s drawing

Notes & Credits: The original post in Spanish is written by a Spanish mom, teacher and psychologist Aguamarina. The blog offers an alternative – more connected and respectful – take on motherhood, raising children and education, and in 2015 it won a prize for the best personal blog in Spain. The translation is done by Asta on […]


Everybody can play in the Closlieu

“I am Arno Stern, Painting-Play Servant. I am going to tell you what this is. I am also going to tell you a bit about myself, to tell you where I come from. I was born in Kassel, in Germany, in 1924. This is where I spent my early childhood. Then, in 1933, when Hitler […]


Painting Play at Muba 2018

Painting Room Basel will set up a Closlieu at Muba 2018 (20-29 April). All interested visitors, large or small, are welcome to meet the Painting Play. You will find us in hall 2.2 under booth number S003. We look forward to seeing you! Request an invitation to MUBA 2018:    


Euronews Reportage

🎥  Euronews Reportage: “Arno Stern is an education researcher who created this place called “Le Closlieu” in Paris. Here he’s trying to break down what he calls “the school pollution” which he feels is holding children back. Youngsters of all ages come to paint, to play, without restraint, without goal and without competition. It also gives them […]

Painting Play – what is it?

I would like to invite to read the interview I gave to the Association “Nos enfants, nos étoiles” (http://www.ief-jura.ch/) about the Painting Play. To order your own copy, send an email to colinejeannerat@tranquille.ch: CHF 10.-  one copy of the newspaper (delivery included in Switzerland) CHF 30.- subscription for one year (includes 4 newspapers) The association « Nos enfants, nos étoiles » […]