The educational workshops here collected are intended to support families in the daily activities of their children, especially at a time when schools are closed. They are designed for children 5-11 years old. They should be carried out with help of an adult, alternatively by the whole family!

Some workshops were created for the educational program for primary schools in Italy, Kids Creative Lab, a collaboration between the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and OVS.

Surrealist Works like those of René Magritte

This workshop teaches you how to create a surreal landscape.

The Optical Works of Marina Apollonio

A discovery of the Optical art of Marina Apollonio.

Abstract Paintings and Tancredi Parmeggiani

Play with different materials and textures to create abstract works.

The Surrealist “Cadavre Exquis”

Learn how to play with your friends the game “cadaver exquis” invented by Surrealist artists.

František Kupka’s Geometrical Works

Circles will help you create an abstract artwork inspired by František Kupka.

An Optical Structure like those of Martha Boto

In this workshop you will understand how to build an Optical structure.

Expressive drawings like those of Philip Guston

Learn to create still lifes inspired by Philip Guston.

Pablo Picasso’s Collages

Learn about the collage technique developed by the Spanish artist.

The Collages of Enrico Baj

Create a mixed media collage inspired by Enrico Baj’s works.

Rufino Tamayo’s Stellar Work

In this workshop you will create a star constellation inspired by Rufino Tamayo.

Anni Albers’ Textile Works

In this workshop we will create “pictorial” weavings like the German artist Anni Albers.

The Mobile Sculptures of Alexander Calder

The workshop invites you to discover and to reproduce Alexander Calder’s bedhead.

Giacomo Balla’s Futurist Compositions

In this workshop you will understand how to create objects and bodies in movement, taking up a topic deeply explored by futurist artists.

The Cubist Portraits of Pablo Picasso

In this workshop you will discover the cubist technique of decomposition and reconstruction of face.

Paul Klee’s Magical Garden

In this workshop we will construct a magical garden by using modelling clay and acrylic paint.

Giorgio de Chirico’s Metaphysical Compositions

The workshop invites you to discover metaphysics by creating a composition with varied e diverse objects.

A Cubist Painting like Jean Metzinger’s

In this workshop you will try out some cubist techniques like collage, the incorporation of a granular surface and the use of transparent planes like the painter Jean Metzinger.

Create a collage like Kurt Schwitters

The workshop invites you to discover and understand the collage technique.

A Minimalist Composition like Frank Stella’s

In this workshop you will discover the rigorous geometry of Frank Stella and to explore his color values.

Combine Shapes like Theo van Doesburg

In this workshop we will construct an abstract composition like Theo van Doesburg.

Joseph Cornell's Boxes

Let's build a of box of found objects.

Painting with Max Ernst

A geometric grid and a string are all you need to create two figures in the syle of Max Ernst.

Sculpting with Henry Moore

Some sculptures can be defined by curvy, rounded forms as some works by the British artist Henry Moore demonstrate. The workshop shows how to build such a sculpture.

Hundertwasser’s Stamps

The German artist Hudertwasser created 26 different designs for stamps. He is a source of inspiration for this workshop that teaches how to create a stamp.

Alexander Calder’s Stabiles

Create a stabile by using a cardboard box, glue, pencils, scissors, and acrylic paint.

Antoine Pevsner’s Sculptures

The transformation of everyday objects into sculptures.

Grace Hartigan’s Paintings

Be inspired by what you see out of the window and create landscapes with sharp and bold outlines.

Jackson Pollock’s Drip Paintings

The workshop is an invitation to experiment with Pollock’s painting technique.

Vasarely’s Optical Art

Create optical illusions by playing and juxtaposing different shades of colors.

Vasily Kandinsky’s Paintings

Music and everyday objects can help you paint a work of art.

Draw a Tree like Piet Mondrian

The workshop will examine how Mondrian developed the fundamental notions of abstraction starting from a drawing of a tree.

Irene Pereira’s Reflections

The workshop will focus on understanding and engaging with reflections thanks to the use of pieces of acrylic.

Sponges and Kazimir Malevich

The workshop will introduce the use of sponges of different sizes to create abstract compositions.

Paint a dream as Joan Miró would

The workshop will practice the technique of automatic drawing, a favorite of Joan Miró.

Discover Peggy’s Gates

Wire and acetate will help create a miniature version of Claire Falkenstein's entrance gates to Palazzo Venier dei Leoni.

Let’s paint like Asger Jorn

Paint in a new, creative way by using a simple straw, tempera colour and water mixed with dishwashing detergent.

How to create a Dadaist poem

The workshop shows you how to create a Dadaist poem by cutting and pasting random words and phrases taken from newspapers.

Let’s paint like Piero Dorazio

The workshop invites you to understand how to create different shades by mixing colours with tempera, spices and water.

Let’s construct a city like Fernand Léger

In this workshop we will construct the city of Tomorrow inspired by Fernand Leger's canvas.

Compose a painting like Amédée Ozenfant

Create geometric compositions with well-defined contours by tracing the outline of any object.

The magic world of Paul Klee

In this workshop you will experience the magical properties of oil pastel.

Let’s paint like Theo Van Doesburg

In this workshop you will understand that it is possible to depict a moving subject with geometrical and abstract shapes.

Let’s paint like Emilio Vedova

You can paint with precise and fast movements by using cardboard palette knife or directly with your hands.

Painting like Max Ernst

The workshop invites you to test the frottage technique by using a variety of surfaces and wax crayons.

Painting like Edmondo Bacci

In this workshop you will discover the type of paint and materials that characterizes Edmondo Bacci's works.

Painting like Jean-Paul Riopelle

You can create different shades of color by using cardboard palette knifes and overlapping layers of fresh paint.

Painting like Robert Delaunay

This workshop invites you to discover Robert Delaunay's abstract painting and the deconstruction of natural landscapes.

Create a sculpture like Giacometti

In this workshop you will construct a city square populated by figures like the one created by Alberto Giacometti.

I modificanti

Modifiers made in cloth of different colors and shapes, such as the Futurist ones here described, can be applied in various forms to your t-shirts.

La pelle delle cose

The cast of the surface of different objects is a sort of three-dimensional photograph of their skin. The resulting micro-sculptures can be worn as accessories.

Pattern

Stencils can be quite helpful to create patterns to decorate pieces of cloth for your own accessories.

Trama

The basics of open stitch embroidery are a great start to create a colorful weave.

C-Arte

All you need to create your artist’s book are colored pieces of paper, a few tools, and your imagination!

CMYK

Be inspired by works of Frank Stella and Sol LeWitt and create a watercolor based on four colors: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black.

Plastico

It only takes a few tools and some manual abilities to approach the organic forms of Jean Arp.