Art workshop for adults and seniors / integration and intergenerational programme: The Potential of Ornament, Decoration and Folk Art / for the exhibition Prague Pallas and Moravian Hellas / 1902: Auguste Rodin in Prague and in Moravia
Date and time
13. 1. 2023, 3–6 pm
The building is not barrier-free.
Sub A (Staroměstská station)
trams n. 2, 17, 18 (Karlovy lázně or Staroměstská stop)
Limited capacity, reservations required email@example.com
Prague Pallas & Moravian Hellas
external lecturer – workshops for seniors
T (+420) 721 328 021
The art workshops will, among other things, introduce the artistic work of the French sculptor A. Rodin and will reflect on the artist’s pictorial representation of the human body. At the same time, we will also focus primarily on traditional decorations associated with folk art and on the ornaments of folk costumes that the sculptor encountered during his visit to Moravia in 1902 and which he found very interesting. The interactive workshops will be situated in the studio of the GHMP Education Centre where we will be focusing on drawing studies, sketching and depicting the individual parts of the figure (hand, facial details) in different stages and from different viewpoints – similarly to the way in which a sculptor proceeds when designing sculptures. We will thus follow up on the artistic role of drawing as an essential study aid the sculptor has when clarifying the compositional and other aspects of the artwork. We will also focus on the dynamics and gesture of the drawing medium during the creation of the artwork. The second series of workshops will emphasise the exploration of ornament, decorations, and typical elements and attributes of folk art. Original, traditional ornament will become the starting point for contemporary decoration. These updates of the traditional parameters and features of folk art, their shift to new contexts and their further transformations, variations and combinations through engaging techniques and processes will become an interesting creative experiment.
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.