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Do you already know our library? There you and your pupils can research the topic of art. Tania Müller is looking forward to your visit!

We offer guided tours of all exhibitions for school classes and groups from day-care centers. All offers always start with a tour of the exhibition, during which selected exhibits are discussed with the children and young people. Afterwards, participants can put what they have seen into practice themselves – whether linguistically and creatively in the exhibition or practically in one of our creative rooms.

Would you like to be added to our info mailing list? Send us a short e-mail with the name of your daycare center or school to mueller@kunsthalle-bielefeld.de

We recommend the educational tour with creative activities for day-care centers and classes up to 9th grade. (1.5 or 2 hours).
We recommend the discussion guide for the 10th to 13th year. (1h).
We recommend the writing workshop for 8th to 13th grade, it lasts 1.5 or 2 hours and offers a creative and productive approach to the exhibition theme in addition to factual information. The Kunsthalle also offers guided tours outside regular opening hours from 8:45 a.m. (including Mondays!) by arrangement with Tania Müller.

Workshops with different focal points
The exhibitions enable a particularly wide range of approaches and thematic focuses for children, young people and adults that are directly linked to their own everyday lives. In addition to the individual experience of the exhibited works, we attach great importance to the active involvement of visitors in our accompanying art education tours and artistic-creative activities. This means that there is always the opportunity to contribute your own ideas, questions and contributions. The individual experience of art and participation in decoding and interpretation processes make a visit to the exhibition lively, exciting and also educational.
In addition to conceptual learning, access to art is particularly possible through aesthetic experience. The questions and discussions that follow open up opportunities for children, young people and adults to actively engage with contemporary art and classical modernism.
An attractively designed interplay of active viewing, knowledge transfer and practical work introduces children and young people to the multi-layered works in a playful way and gives them an insight into the artists’ working methods and world of thought.
In the artistic and creative activities, methods of action are tested and applied. The children and young people are given the opportunity to productively express their sensory experiences, their ideas, fantasies and feelings and ultimately to reflect on their actions in everyday life.
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The offers:

The exhibition is accompanied by an English and a German catalog with contributions from internationally renowned art historians (45 euros). In addition to our exhibition tours and workshops, introductory wall texts and a glossary of important terms in the context of the exhibition are also available on our website. Of course, you can also use our media guide with audio commentaries and further information on all exhibitions.

 

To accompany the exhibitions, we offer age-specific, educational museum tours with artistic and creative activities for day-care centers and classes up to the age of six. 9th year (1.5 or 2 hours). We recommend conducting the interview for the 10th to 13th grade (1h). We recommend the writing workshop for 8th to 13th grade, it lasts 1.5 or 2 hours and offers a creative and productive approach to the exhibition topics in addition to factual information.

 

Guided tours of the Kunsthalle are also possible outside regular opening hours from 8:45 a.m. (including Mondays!) by prior arrangement.

If there are more than 17 children, we divide the group into two guided tours. Advance booking for groups is essential (even if no guided tour is booked)!

 

Guided tour for kindergartens (1.5h) 40€ (shared 60€)

Conversation (1h) 45€ (shared 65€)

Guided tour for schoolchildren with painting activity (1.5h) 50€ (shared 70€)

Guided tour for pupils with painting activity (2h) 60€ (shared 80€)

Writing workshop (1.5h) 50€ (shared 70€)

Writing workshop (2h) 60€ (shared 80€)

 

In addition to the above-mentioned offers, the Education and Outreach Department also offers various cross-age themed workshops for day-care centers and school classes for these exhibitions, in which children and young people can deal specifically with various topics and techniques of the exhibits shown in the exhibition. All workshops begin with a didactic tour of the exhibition and end with a creative artistic activity in the Kunsthalle’s painting studio.

 

Workshop 1: Frederick Maus

Spring is coming! Then the little mice go on their first forays into the fields, woods and gardens. They nibble and enjoy the first fresh fruit. And they make plans about what supplies they will store for the next winter. All except Frederick! As every year, he will collect something completely different, namely sunbeams, colors, pictures and words. With Frederick by their side, the children will also collect something special. To do this, they make their way into the exhibition rooms and find exciting stories. They view sculptural works, drawings and prints, self-portraits and portraits. And then they draw, paint, glue, shape, build, knead and experiment in the studio.

Duration: 90 min / 120 min

Price: 90 min 40 Euro for daycare centers / 50 Euro for school classes / for 120 min: 60 Euro (split group 90 min 60 Euro / 120 min 80 Euro), 4 accompanying persons free of charge

Group division for more than 17 children

 

Workshop 2: Portraits and self-portraits

In the exhibitions we present portraits and self-portraits in various artistic techniques: Drawings (Käthe Kollwitz, Karl Haendel), prints (Käthe Kollwitz), photographs (Katharina Sieverding) and paintings (Paula Modersohn-Becker). These are the starting point for dealing with the subject of portraits, which we approach using various methods such as blind drawing. What is characteristic of my portrait? What do I want to express? And how do I do that? In the studio, they then create their own portraits using various techniques.

Duration: 90 min / 120 min

Price: 50 euros / 60 euros (split group 70 euros / 80 euros), 2 accompanying persons free of charge

Group division for more than 17 people

 

Workshop 3: Drawing and printmaking

Working in black and white! Are they drawn or printed? The numerous works of the artist Käthe Kollwitz are the focus of this workshop. Drawing and printmaking techniques and materials are discovered, explained and tried out in the studio. Pencil or charcoal? Which paper? What is letterpress or gravure printing anyway? Etching or woodcut? Aquatint, vernis mou or line etching – what do these terms mean? Some of the students are sure to add to these questions. An exciting discovery tour in the exhibition and in the studio.

Duration: 90 min / 120 min

Price: 50 euros / 60 euros (split group 70 euros / 80 euros), 2 accompanying persons free of charge

Group division for more than 17 people

 

Workshop 4: Art secrets

How do you actually do that? In this workshop you will try out a technique of your choice. This can be drawing, printmaking, painting with colored pencils, chalks, finger paints or acrylic paints. But collage, sculpture or sculpture can also be a theme.

Duration: 90 min / 120 min

Price: 50 euros / 60 euros (split group 70 euros / 80 euros), 2 accompanying persons free of charge

Group division for more than 17 people

 

Workshop 5: Into the museum with your cell phone (or tablet)

Almost all students own a cell phone. Communication and contact with friends, the use of social networks, photography and filming are everyday interactions. But can the cell phone also be put to good use during an exhibition visit? In this workshop, we will show you and your students some of the possibilities – from A for app to staged photography and research tasks to Z for zoom tours! The exhibition tour can be followed by an artistic and creative activity in our painting studio.

Mobile devices can be brought along. Or the group can use the Kunsthalle’s tablets (30 available). Recommended from year 7.

Duration: 120 min / 180 min

Price: 60 euros / 90 euros (split group 80 euros / 150 euros), 2 accompanying persons free of charge

Group division for more than 17 people

 

Workshop 6: Dear AI, can you explain art to me?
ChatGPT, Dali 2.0 and other artificial intelligences are currently on everyone’s lips. The debates about their opportunities and risks are raging in many areas.

In this workshop, we want to take a different approach to the topic. In small groups, we select works from our current exhibition together with your students and use them as starting points to test, understand and discuss text-generating AI. Together with the AI, the groups of pupils will create texts on the selected works and their art-historical contexts, then exchange them with each other and create their own artistic interpretations of these texts in the painting room. We work in a simultaneously experimental and guided process that gradually leads from intuitive use to the informed, conscious use of the functionality of a text-generating AI such as ChatGPT. We will incorporate our own experiences with the interactions between analog and digital seeing, describing, interpreting and creating into a discussion about this: How does AI work? What are the opportunities and risks of this technology? What skills do we need in a world of communication that is increasingly influenced by AI? In this way, the pupils not only learn about art, but also learn a critical and reflective approach to technology. Contextualized accordingly, the results will also become part of our media guide.

Recommended from grade 8.

Duration: 120 or 180 minutes

Price: 60 euros / 90 euros (split group 80 euros / 150 euros), 2 accompanying persons free of charge

Group division for more than 15 people

 

Workshop 7: Creative writing in the museum

Writing texts and poems in a museum? I can do that too! You and your pupils will be surprised at how exciting it is to approach the works in the exhibition by means of various writing tasks. Initially, you can work with predefined keywords, which can be expanded into vocabulary lists (also possible in foreign language lessons) or your own collections of topics. Formats such as eleven-word poems or four-word poems make it easier to get started with automatic writing or scenic texts. Automatic writing processes, as practiced by the Surrealists and which were of great importance for abstract painting, are the focus of particular attention this time. The respective presentations of the texts developed in individual or group work round off the writing workshop. The students also receive tips on how to present their work to help them articulate and present themselves.

The access via one’s own assumptions and associations trains one’s own perception and promotes individual expressiveness and judgment. The creative-productive approach and the factual information during the tour offer the pupils a lively museum experience in which they are actively involved and which can thus become a positive learning experience. We recommend the writing workshop for 8th to 13th grade.

Duration: 120 min / 180 min

Price: 60 euros / 90 euros (split group 80 euros / 150 euros), 2 accompanying persons free of charge

Group division for more than 22 people

 

Workshop 8: VTS – Visual Thinking Strategies

The moderation technique developed by Abigail Housen in the USA is a method of looking at a work purely from the perspective of three questions: What is happening in this picture or in this work? What do you see that you can say? What else can we find? This method encourages independent observation, trains visual, cognitive and social skills and promotes language development. After initial trials with German language learners and experiences with various visitor groups, we have firmly incorporated this offer into our program and would like to offer all students the opportunity to approach the works using Visual Thinking Strategies and develop an enjoyment of dealing with and engaging with art. This workshop can be booked purely as a discussion without or with subsequent artistic and creative activities. It is suitable for both primary and secondary school pupils. I and II and also suitable for foreign language teaching. We recommend a group size of 10 – 15 students.

Duration: 60 min / 90 min / 120 min 180 min

Price: 45 euros / 50 euros / 60 euros / 90 euros (split group 65 euros / 70 euros / 80 euros / 150 euros), 2 accompanying persons free of charge

Group division for more than 15 people

 

Workshop 9: Project day: Discover the Kunsthalle

The architecture of the pink sandstone cube of the Kunsthalle Bielefeld is the central starting point and framework for this journey of discovery! Why does the building look different from others? Who works in this building? What is collected and exhibited there – and why?

After the first “tour” of the Kunsthalle from the outside, the pupils take a guided tour of the exhibition and creative spaces, the lecture hall and the library, and also discover rooms that are not open to the public and their functions. In dialog with the museum staff, the pupils find answers to questions they have prepared in advance. A visit to the current exhibition is an opportunity and impetus for creative work in the Kunsthalle’s painting studio.

Duration: 180 min, max. 15 people per group, suitable for all grades

Price: 90 euros, 2 accompanying persons free, 2 groups possible at the same time

Workshop 10: Sculpture park rally

Most rallies are about tasks and time! Who is the fastest? It’s different with us! Children and young people can take their time to explore the Kunsthalle’s sculpture park and wander around, look at, touch and explore the 20 or so works by international sculptors, and of course ask questions themselves and answer the rally questions.

During the evaluation, the pupils learn sculptural positions of the the twentieth and 21st century. And perhaps the desire will be awakened to move independently through the park on the digital trail at a later date in order to learn even more with videos, audio contributions and texts. This workshop can also be booked with a subsequent creative activity in one of our painting rooms. As the rally takes place outside, please wear weatherproof clothing.

Duration: 120 min / 180 min

Price: 60 euros / 90 euros (split group 80 euros / 150 euros), 2 accompanying persons free of charge

Group division for more than 17 people

 

 

Information on the offers:
Zuhal Özbey
Education and Mediation
0521-329995019
oezbey@kunsthalle-bielefeld.de

Booking of events:
Tania Müller
0521-329995018
mueller@kunsthalle-bielefeld.de

We look forward to your visit!