For the exhibit “Renaissance: the triptych of Antonello da Messina reassembled,” which will be held at the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum from June 25 to October 15, 2015, the museum’s foundation will offer to children accompanied by family members the possibility to have guided visits followed by workshops. The activities are for children from 5 to 11 years of age, and consist of visits to the museum especially for kids and didactic workshops carried out by one or two educators for groups no larger than ten kids each.

The workshops – in Italian – will be:

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 4 PM
The arists in the exhibit didn’t paint the sky blue. Instead, they created an evocative background all of gold. And the colors they used, where did they come from? Not from tubes, that’s for sure. With sheets of gold and colored powders, we’ll learn to paint like they do in a craft workshop.

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 4 PM
What purpose does a frame serve, exactly? In this museum, we have seen lots of kinds of them, but how are they made? Who is the frame maker? We’ll understand, together, how to create such marvelous frames from various materials and colors. The frames will be ready for our own art works or maybe even our own portraits.

Thursday, August 17, 2015, 4 PM
The great masters of the past had a special trick for successfully painting enormous panels. We’ll discover the technique of spolvero – yes, we really use the Italian word meaning “dusting” for this in English!  Spolvero will help us create a long story born of designs contributed by us all.

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 4 PM
Sometimes one painting isn’t enough to tell a complicated story, so let’s try to make one that we call a ‘triptych’ because it has three panels. Sometimes it’s like a story in three episodes.

Entrance: free for children, €9.00 for adults
Places are limited, reservations are recommended
T +39 02 7600 6132

Workshops organized by: effecinque – progetti e servizi per la cultura

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