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Photo Gallery | Art of Listening

The International Festival’s flagship Art of Listening educational programme has been operating in Edinburgh’s primary schools for nearly 20 years to develop young people’s listening skills through classical music.

At the workshops, after listening to a small recital the Primary 7 pupils are asked to draw their responses to experiencing the performance. The way music affects personal inner world is different for everyone and it’s reflected in our gallery of ultimate “selfie” drawings. Expect to see colourful explosions, rainy landscapes, fairy wings, waves, flames, and more…

If you’d like to find out more about Art of Listening project, a blog post from Emma Hay, Creative Learning Officer, offers a sneak peek behind the scenes.

Here's a selection of drawings created by the primary school pupils at the Art of Listening workshops:

Art of Listening

Art of Listening

Art of Listening

Art of Listening

Art of Listening

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