The Manufacto program takes place this year on the Nontron territory but also in the Bordeaux Academy.
What is the Manufacto program?
“Manufacto, the knowhow factory” is a program of the Hermès Company Foundation dedicated to the discovery of arts and crafts in the school field. This program is motivated by the wish to value the arts and crafts knowhow associated to the jobs of carpentry, leather work, saddlery and plastering towards the public.
The Nontron Experimental Pole of Arts and Crafts has worked with the Bordeaux Academy, a team of the high-school Alcide-Dusolier and the school Anatole France in Nontron in order to let the young people of our territory beneficiate from this program. The Hermès Company Foundation has accepted, for the school year 2020-2021, the candidature of the Bordeaux Academy as well as two classes: the Year 6 of the school Anatole France and the professional Year 11 of the Alcide-Dussolier high-school.
The Experimental Pole of Arts and Crafts is the coordinator of the Manufacto program on site for this trial year.
What is provided in 2020-2021 for the Nontron students?
This year, the students will beneficiate from 24 hours of workshops divided in 12 sessions in the company of an arts and crafts professional. They will realise objects drawn by designers. In these sessions a visit of the workshop and a restitution are included.
The professional Year 11 of the high-school Alcide-Dussolier will realise a Ghetto-Blaster cushion with the furniture upholsterer Laurence Girard and the Year 6 of the school Anatole France , a leather lamp with a leather worker of the Nontron leather factory. Two young assistants recruited with the help of the community aid project for young people of the Haut-Perigord will also accompany the project throughout the year.
Weekly sessions of two hours will form the pattern of the school year of the students before discovering the final result!
You can find all the details of the Manufacto program on the French article in the press file.