Art workshop for adults and seniors / integration and intergenerational programme: Plants and Flowers in Watercolour II and III / for the GHMP Collections

Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace

The building is not barrier-free.

Sub A (Staroměstská station)
trams n. 2, 17, 18 (Karlovy lázně or Staroměstská stop)

Education center



Limited capacity, reservations required

Eva Pejchalová
external lecturer – workshops for seniors
T (+420) 721 328 021

Interactive workshops will respond to a selection of artworks from the collections of the Prague City Gallery. The artistic work will focus on the theme of painting and on various artistic processes inspired by the presented artists (e.g. Alois Bílek, Miroslav Ponc), where we will focus on forms of abstraction and geometric shapes. During the introductory programme entitled Watercolour – Colour Making, participants will try the traditional procedure for preparing their own watercolours, mixing powder pigments with a binder. The actual procedure and process of making the colour shades will be an interesting creative activity and reminiscent of a craft workshop. It will be possible to use the mixed colours for artistic work, for glaze using watercolours and for creating the composition of a picture.

Art workshops, entitled Plants and Flowers in Watercolour, will focus on natural motifs through the transparent painting technique of watercolour on paper. We will be inspired by the artistic work of selected artists (e.g. Josefa Burianová, František Kobliha, Jan Konůpek, Michal Ranný, Karel Svolinský, etc.), where themes of flowers and garden motifs are applied. During the artistic work, we will try out the methods of watercolour technique (wet-on-wet and dry-on-wet painting).

In a series of workshops called Watercolour and Gouache Painting, we will try painting with water colours, which we will mix with opaque white. The inspiration for the artworks will be the work of artists (e.g. Luděk Marold, Alfons Mucha, Josef Navrátil, VVilém Nowak, Vojtěch Sedláček, Marie Vořechová-Vejvodová, and others) whose artworks represent the technique of watercolour and gouache. We will try painting on light and dark paper backgrounds. During the artistic work, we will focus on nature motifs and also on still life.


This programme is designed not only for adults and seniors, but also for their children and grandchildren as part of an intergenerational encounter. The workshops are also open to foreign visitors.