Here you can find a list of all workshops.
The Art (of Staying) at Home
The workshop introduces the project "The Art (of Staying) at Home" created by the Department of Public Programming of the National Gallery in Prague for the needs of schools during the coronavirus crisis. The educators focused on creative activities inspired by artworks that does not require any special or art materials and, therefore, can be performered at home. During the workshop, participants can try three creative activities that can be done at home.
Make Art, Not Faces!
The worskhop introduces the hands-on art project Make Art, Not Faces! which was run via facebook in the Czech Republic during the Covid-19 lockdown. The project was originally designed for university students, children and the wider public. The workshop is based on an easy, artistic and pleasant task, which is inspired by a chosen artist, and it will provide an inspiration for your hand-on creative activity. Moreover, you will be invited to share your artwork and thus you will contribute to our community and you will encourage artwork of other participants.
During lockdown Jessica Starns was successful in gaining funding from Phakama to organise "Virtual Walks" to break down the feeling of isolation whilst we were all social distancing.
Using Google Street View and Zoom she went on "Virtual Walks" with others. Jessica asked the participants if they would like to share places that are important to them, they are missing or places they would like to visit. It was a collaborative process. The participants decided where they wanted to lead the walk, people attending had a choice if they just wanted to watch or verbally join in and ask questions. During this workshop Jessica will be asking for one volunteer to lead a walk with others as an audience.
EDU on wire │ series of education videos of Olomouc Museum of Art
We invite you to join our on-line workshop and to watch and try one of the five creative activities presented through the education videos from the series EDU on wire prepared by the lectors of Olomouc Museum of Art for the summer holidays of 2020. The lectors reacted in this way on the new demand of distance education during the pandemic period. They created nine videos in total offering ideas and suggestions for creative activities inspired by the world of visual arts. These are focused on children and are suitable for indoor performance at home. These videos have been presented during the whole summer holidays. During the conference programme, you can try all the ideas and get creative, too. If you send your work to , we will publish it on our website. Do not forget to add your name, age and country
in Extraordinary Landscapes
*new eyes* is an online workshop to share (remotely)
a different approach to visual art. It takes place in videoconference for this reason an internet connection, webcam and microphone are required. What we will do?
Sensory, emotional and narrative experiences around some masterpieces of universal art history. The workshop stimulates active participation of the participants, stimulating the creative, perceptive and sensorial potential. We will experience activities, exercises and games with art, to give life to new projects in the museum, at school or in other educational contexts.
Workshop is dedicated to teachers, museum educators, artists.
"InkApril" – Art lessons during Corona time
Workshop is a remake of project "InkApril", which was started April 1st 2020 and happened to last whole month. Project was focused on practicing of drawing every day, as a daily creative routine, designed for art students to work continuously on their own sketches, ideas, drawings. Sharing on social sites was the way they could communicate through art during Corona time. #inkapril
So now you can follow!
Art Education – Civic Education
A real-time practical workshop showing an example of teaching art at university as it was realised during coronavirus distance learning last April. Art used for purposes of civic education is the main theme of this workshop and it is devoted to the topic „Water“. Workshop is based on watching art, on listening to art, on doing simple drawing exercise, and on reflecting practices of everyday life. Thus it connects various artforms to everyday values as well as to global issues. Participants will be asked to open their minds for different levels of aesthetic appreciation and to simple art practice.
Martin Zet’s exhibition named Sculptor Miloš Zet: Walls, Plinths and Mock-ups, dealing among others with the profession of a sculptor, was one of the Brno House of Arts projects marked with the coronavirus crisis. Several worksheets have been prepared for the closed exhibition, thanks to which those interested could try the profession of a sculptor while comfortably at home. One of the creative activities allowed to get acquainted with the technique of casting – making a small-scale plaster model of Martin Zet’s large concrete sculpture.
Our workshop is based on the project of the same name, which deals with the methodological support of art education. It is based in the web platform (with accompanying Facebook and Pinterest pages), where you can find animated videoclips and worksheets with ideas for art education. This project has gained special significance during quarantine (in the Czech Republic the period started in March 2020, when all schools had to be closed), when it developed greatly and became an important volunteer-based activity that provided support not only to teachers, but also to children and their parents. In our workshop, participants can try one of the ways to implement distance art education. We will offer participants five animated videoclips and a set of worksheets inviting them to dive into a creative activity and to share their works. The materials will be available to download and to be used freely.
My Place (on Earth) Imprinted in Clay
The workshop will focus on working with ceramic material, with malleable material. Working with clay – with natural material has a broadscale effect on a person, a pupil, on anybody. The workshop will take us from the haptic, relaxing, therapeutic effect that working with clay has on an individual, through perfecting one's own realisation while reflecting on creativity, to having control over technological pitfalls. An object will be created in the reaction of the creator to the environment that s/he knows best, that s/he can identify with, in which s/he resonates. This time we will work with clay without the final burning process, the material will be returned to nature by its gradual disintegration.
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In 1990, I realised an event titled Contacts in the Olomouc park with students. It was about making visible the mutual connections in space, the experience of the relationship to nature, trees and to each other. It was about experiencing the closeness. In 2020, a remake of the original event will take place. Again, we will want to experience and make our relationships visible. However, the context has changed radically. I assume that the feelings of the participants will be quite different ... And you are all invite to do the event wherever you like.
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MUSICKING: Online virtual workshop to combine multiple artistic expressions and soundscape on the theme of Beethoven’s "Ode to Joy"
Musicking is the term originally introduced by Christopher Small (1998) that simply means the act of music making. For Small (1998), music is not a fixed artwork, but an act, which is defined by singing, listening, playing, practicing, composing and dancing, "to music is for everyone to participate in any capacity of musical lives" (Small, 1998, p. 9). According to Dissanayake (2015), in a traditional society in any culture, music was originally shared in community from the religious ceremony to the local carnivals, and there was no wall between performing and listening. Everyone used to participate in music in a shared sense, and there was a much closer connection to the other art forms in an interdisciplinary manner and to surrounded cultures and everyone’s live.
The Internet and especially social networks are actively exploiting the phenomenon of popularity. More likes, followers, tweets, posts, blogs, photos… and we are tend to trust the virtual identity even more. But everything can be "fake". In the world of synthetic media, we find ourselves facing new challenges. The future is in our hands. But what does that mean? How do we imagine it? Where are its boundaries? What does it mean to live in a synthetic world and how to navigate ourselves in a reality in which it is no longer possible to believe our own senses?
Ceramics at the Time of Quarantine
The workshop is a continuation of the project, which took place during the quarantine within the subjects of Ceramics at the Department of Art Education, Faculty of Education, Palacký University Olomouc (CZ).
Students could not visit a fully equipped studio, and from this limitation came the idea to explore the possibilities of "home" production of ceramics.
The workshop mediates the process to the participants and offers them participation in the whole process from the search and processing of clay, through the firing of ceramics to the finished ceramic products.
Garret Scally, Rachael Jacobs & Erika Piazzoli
Adapting pedagogies in digital performance with young refugees and migrants
Inside. Outside. And Beyond is a digital storytelling project conducted with migrant and refugee youth in Ireland. The study used digital storytelling workshops and interviews, investigating how the 2020 lockdown affected students’ sense of belonging and motivation to speak English. Nested within a study on performative language learning and belonging, the study examined whether the lockdown restrictions have re-written the boundaries of inclusion and exclusion or sense of belonging in young refugees and migrants. This workshop demonstrates storytelling and drama pedagogies which were adapted for the online learning environment. We discuss successful aspects of the project that assisted in giving learners connection and agency in their learning environment, as well as the technological, personal and performative challenges.