All parents with their children are welcome to join us each Sunday at 1:30 PM. All workshops take one hour and consist of two parts. First, we visit the up-to-date exhibition together and we talk about the works presented there. During the second part of the workshop we take up manual activities that enable everybody to creatively use their awaken sensitivity and imagination.

4.12.2016 VANISHING LANDSCAPES

Miners traditionally celebrate their day on 4 December – the day of St. Barbara, the patron of good death and hard work. “Barbórka” is the moment of glory for all those employed in heavy industry. During this Sunday’s family workshop we will look at the exhibition of Paweł Sokołowski’s photographs that capture people working in very difficult conditions, risking their lives on a daily basis. His models are wearing formal uniforms and stand tall against an industrial landscape. The photographs record the history of places and people who are slowly falling into oblivion. In the practical part, we will make imaginary landscapes serving as backgrounds to the heroes of everyday life.

11.12.2016 SUN ON DEMAND

Although we know that we shouldn’t look straight at the sun, we have decided to do so anyway. Of course, we are not going to gaze at the real sun in the sky; instead, during the workshop we will analyse works by contemporary artists who make various references to the sun in their works. How do they depict it? Does the sun always look the same? Will the works put us in a good mood that we usually feel on sunny days?
Later, we will make a book-hideout, in which we will hide the sun to look at it when we miss it on cloudy days.
The workshop will be held within the cycle “Books for Looking.”

18.12.2016 CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS

Rituals assuring good health, life, success in work and a happy marriage are performed around Christmas by carollers. Because Christmas is coming, we are going to talk about this tradition and its variations in different parts of Poland. We will find out what characters the carollers dress up as, what stories they used to tell, and which Christmas traditions are still maintained. In the practical part, we will make decorations inspired by Christmas stories. The participants will also receive a sweet surprise. 
Information about future workshops to be released soon.

All the workshops are free, but please register via: edukacja@muzeumwspolczesne.pl

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