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.

1.12 (UN)HAPPY SCHOOL

In her works, Eva Kotakova often depicts students and the process of learning. The school is the place where we acquire new knowledge, but also find out about principles of functioning in the society. It is a place where specific behaviour rules apply, social hierarchies are established, whereas power is exercised based on a system of reward and punishment. During our workshop we will try to invert the rules pervading at school and keep an atmosphere that is conducive to learning and creative activity by means of artistic activities.

DESIGNER CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

From 6 to 8 December the Wrocław Contemporary Museum is hosting the RING Art Fairs. The main Wroclavian galleries are presenting their assortment on the ring on the fifth floor. At this occasion, during our workshop, we are going to produce designer Christmas decorations. However, they will not be Santa Clauses, reindeer, angels or stars, but… circus performers. Our Christmas tree will be decorated with Siamese sisters, a bearded woman and a big-headed boy, who believed in himself and fulfilled his dreams. Our work will be inspired by the beautiful book “Cyrkowcy” [“Circus Performers”], published by the Format Publishing House.

15.12 TASTE INTERFERENCES

This workshop is the last chance to meet the unique Czech artist, Jiri Kovanda, and his subtle ephemeral art. In his work Kovanda often used unusual materials – including sugar, salt, peas and pasta. By putting them in surprising places he would confer them with a new aesthetic value. We will use atypical materials, as well, to arrange our own artistic spaces. This very last meeting in 2013 will also be the summary of the year-round cycle of the Exhibition Starter – Sunday Family Workshops, during which we will present selected participants’ works and recall the ambience of the past meetings by showing photographs documenting them.

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