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Chiudi

Workshops

Hands moulding clay

We will provide each student with gloves and a blindfold for visiting the exhibition rooms as well as a personal workshop kit so as to avoid exchanging materials and/or tools with others.

Pre-school

Little museum stories

Close your eyes, open your ears, and stretch out your hands.
Are you ready to listen to stories, caress special books and gigantic sculptures?
Explore the whole Museum and also find small details.
There is a little adventure in every corner!

Aims:

  • bring art closer
  • encourage you to be amazed
  • develop and enhance your sense of touch
  • stimulate the processes of perception and communication

Immaginary Bestriary

No, this isn’t a zoo but you can find sculptures of animals here! You can touch them, there they are, motionless, looking at you, open-mouthed with alert ears or ignoring you, waiting for you, animals that look real, others that are imaginary… in short, something for everyone! Caress them, get to know them and then… off to the workshop to make your favourite animal. Some clay, your hands and… that’s it

Aims:

  • Bring art closer
  • Encourage amazement
  • Develop and enhance the sense of touch
  • Stimulate the processes of perception and communication
  • Improve eye/hand coordination
  • Facilitate the ability to express emotional states through modelling clay

Workshop lasts: 2 hours.

Primary school

Tactile books

Once upon a time… there was a Museum with rare original books, all specially made to be looked at, listened to and touched. And then? And then you find a workshop. To make what? Your book. And in the end? They lived happily ever after. We will read and touch tactile books that tell us about the Museum, its exhibits and its heroes. We will learn about Braille and then go to the workshop where each child will make a tactile book to take home.

Our aims:

  • Learn more about art
  • Improve narrative and listening skills
  • Enhance the sense of touch
  • Create authentic personal works expressing sensations and emotions
  • Transform images and materials through finding original figurative solutions

Workshop lasts: 2 hours.

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Portray with touch

Here at the Museum portraits are in the form of sculptures.
By carefully touching faces, eyes, noses and mouths, and concentrating on the details, you will learn how they were made. Try to guess their expressions and understand what they are feeling.
You will explore some of the best-known portraits in the history of art, from the bust of Homer to Giorgio De Chirico’s Mannequins, and then go to the Workshop to create your face, with your best expression, in clay.
At no extra cost, the artefacts can be fired and collected the following week.

Our aims:

Bring art closer

  • encourage wonder and the appreciation of beauty
  • enhance tactile perception
  • convey the language and grammar of the face
  • teach clay modelling techniques
  • encourage the expression of emotional states through handwork

Workshop lasts: 2 hours.

The Museum of Wonders

Be amazed by our sculptures of people with their wonderful, bizarre, tall, crooked, naked, clothed, abstract or well-built bodies – they can leave you speechless. Then off to the ceramics workshop and free the artist within you!

You will make a small clay sculpture that will be fired before you take it home.

Aims:

  • Learn about contemporary art
  • Learn about beauty and wonder
  • Enhance tactile perception
  • Experiment with clay modelling and learn some techniques
  • Encourage the expression of emotional states through manipulation
  • Workshop lasts: 2 hours

Junior and senior Secondary

Simultaneously de-sign!

Sight and touch are the only two senses that can perceive the shape of an object. Can your hands see? Can they see as your eyes do?
A blindfold tour and a careful tactile exploration of a work of art will help you answer these questions.
Each pupil will receive a new blindfold in a sealed plastic bag.

Aims:

  • Encounter contemporary art
  • Compare the senses of touch and sight
  • Follow the (fairly complex) pathway that generates a tactile image in your mind
  • Discover and reflect on the graphic rendering of the work

Workshop lasts: 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Do you know Louis?

A classic Museo Omero workshop – the story of the blind boy who invented the Braille code. Don’t keep your hands in your pockets, come and try! You too will discover the secrets of this alphabet.
Each pupil will receive a sanitized tablet and awl.

Aims:

  • Encounter art
  • Compare the senses of touch and sight
  • Learn about this code, from its origins to the tools required, and understand it
  • Use this code first hand and reflect on its importance

Workshop lasts: 2 hours.