Trazos Art Academy has grown to become at the forefront of children’s after school activities and programs since its founding 17 years ago in Bogotá, Colombia. Its founders, Luis Fernando Morales and Alicia María Vallejo, wanted to establish a place where children could interact in a social setting as well as be surrounded by the arts. The main goal is to foster a child’s artistic and intellectual abilities in addition to social and motor skills.
Focusing on becoming happy individuals, rather than renowned artists, Trazos Art Academy seeks to bring out and develop a child’s personality and creativity. Many different arts and methods are taught, and the academy is constantly finding new ways of instruction, innovative techniques, and exciting new curriculum. The result is a learning experience that is unrivalled in quality and content. Luis Fernando Morales and Alicia María Vallejo wish to provide only the best in children’s artistic education.
Trazos Art Academy was established in Bogotá, Colombia over nineteen years ago, and has since become a leader in the field of afterschool and youth programs, directed toward the development of children’s artistic, intellectual and motor abilities. In 1998, the vision and concept of Trazos Art Academy came to both its founding owners, Luis Fernando Morales and Alicia María Vallejo, who dreamt of a space where children and teenagers engaged socially with each other in a calm, healthy and enjoyable manner, while surrounded by the arts. With that idea in mind, the hopes for Trazos was not that students necessarily become great artists, but that they grow up to be happy people.
Have Fun Learning! This is our Inspirational Concept. A sketch, a drawing, a cartoon or a painting are all elements with which children and teenagers can learn at a gradual pace and at their own rhythm, under the supervision of a teacher, trained and qualified, who guides and leads them to express themselves artistically, with confidence and assertiveness, what they think and how they feel. More than a slogan, Have Fun Learning! is a method developed by Trazos, that makes the most out of the opportunities provided for us in our everyday activities to create areas with formative, creative and critical qualities; exploring the subjects through playful group projects that involve the arts, communication channels, and new technology. Have Fun Learning! Denotes a program designed for different age groups and oriented, class by class, to probing and viewing the various techniques and artistic possibilities each student possesses through activities, games and projects; setting forth a sequential and progressive structure that provides an enjoyable learning environment of high quality standards.
Trazos Art Academy, with its programs and experience, has a mission to link children and teenagers with the world around them through an aesthetic learning process, using art and audio-visual devices as pedagogical and social tools. Our service is a fresh and novel approach joining didactic, artistic and technological resources that stimulate the creative sensibilities of children, while simultaneously improving their intellectual capabilities. When taking part in our programs, students will: · Come in contact with the subject matter · Blend the attainment of knowledge with creative development · Participate in a group project under academic supervision · Establish a true link between practice and theory · Develop an entrepreneurial spirit and a problem solving mentality “Have Fun Learning” “As fun as what you enjoy the most”.