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.

06.07 Dark side of the Moon

This time, we will use Piotr Blajerski’s newly-opened exhibition as a stimulus to think about how we get to know the world, what we can see and what we can only guess. We will examine the cognitive habits used by the brain. Although we have never seen the dark side of the Moon, we can guess it must exist to make the sphere complete. During the workshop, we will focus on how art is capable of distorting our perceptive habits. In the practical part we will try to capture the fleeting phenomenon of the afterimage, and use it as creative inspiration.

13.07 Every thought is a cast of the die

Stanisław Dróżdż made an installation titled Alea iacta est (the die is cast). The work consists of numbers, which, alongside language, is an issue that was present throughout the artist’s practice. Casting a die results in a NUMBER, which can be used to learn about the mathematical formula of the universe. During the workshop we will play a conceptual game: we will make visual depictions of numbers obtained by casting a die.

20.07 Unusual typography

In this workshop, we are going to look closely at the extraordinary covers of the Aspen magazine. Sometimes designed by artists as famous as Andy Warhol, each of them draws upon a different kind of aesthetics. Aspen was a magazine in a box, and the covers were intended to visually introduce the reader to what was inside it, e.g. pop-art, minimalism or conceptualism. The style of the cover corresponded with the shape and spacing of the letters. During the practical part, we will follow the lead of Aspen designers and make our own covers, using a variety of typesetting solutions.

27.07 Landscape from a dream

During the workshop we will examine one of the issues of the Aspen magazine, which was devoted to different states of mind. We will think about the role of our imagination and the subconscious, how the brain works, where dreams come from and what they mean. During the practical part of the workshop, we will create dream-like compositions by blowing up inks in many colours.

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