12 February – 14 May 2017
13:00–17:00

DESCRIPTION

Family Days are a great opportunity for children and adults to have fun and learn in a museum. The weekend program includes workshops, sketching tours, and special offers on children’s books at Garage Bookshop.

In Spring, family days will be devoted to the Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art. Families with kids over five years old can take part in four workshops focusing on various aspects of visual arts: shape, colour, texture, and scale. In each workshop, participants will learn about works featured in the current exhibition and the way they were produced—and make their own works of art.

The program is designed for children aged five and older and their parents.

SCHEDULE

Sunday, May 14

13:00–17:00  Garage Atrium

Travels (in space, time and history)


Travel Book

Shape Workshop

We will make a screenfold book for our imaginary character to travel its pages.


Fusion Cuisine on Mars

Color Workshop

What is Martian food like? Can there be blue lemons? How do Martians decorate their dishes? We will make illustrated menus from all corners of the universe and discuss the colors of food on different planets.


Traveller’s Map

Texture and Materials Workshop

Dangerous paths and passages, mysteries, and obstacles… Where will our travels take us? We will make a map for a dangerous but exciting journey, creating seas of thread, and forests of toothpicks.


Travel Costume

Scale and Size Workshop

Planes, cars, trains… How else can we travel? In this workshop, we will make travel costumes for ourselves or imaginary characters.


Sketching Tour 8+

We will map the exhibition and come up with our own itineraries for visitors to the show.


 

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PAST EVENTS

Sunday, February 12

13:00–17:00  Garage Atrium

Character


Shadow Plays

Shape Workshop

What is a silhouette? Is seeing a silhouette enough to get an idea of the character and understand his or her temperament and behavior? In this workshop, we will make puppets for shadow theatre and write a play.


Mood Self-Portrait

Color Workshop

What color is our mood when we wake up, when we go to school and when we are busy doing our favourite thing? We will draw self-portraits, trying to convey our moods through color.


Fantastical Portraits

Texture and Materials Workshop

We will make portraits of existing or new fantastical creatures and try to convey their temperament and mood through the use of different materials.


Room Model

Scale and Size Workshop

What can a room tell us about its owner? What does he or she like, fear and dream of? In this workshop, we will create a scale model of a room and try to tell its owner’s story through its interior, creating a portrait of chairs, bookshelves and a wardrobe.


Sketching Tour 8+

See the world with the eyes of the character of your choice by using a special viewfinder.


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Sunday, February 26

13:00–17:00  Garage Atrium

Object


Museum in a Box

Shape Workshop

How can different objects be interconnected? Can they have a common history? In this workshop we will fill small boxes with objects to create time capsules containing various stories.


Portrait of an Object

Color Workshop

How do we make a portrait of a cup, tree or house? In this workshop, we will draw portraits of various objects, trying to convey their main features through color.


What’s Inside?

Texture and Materials Workshop

Materials that things are made of do not only look different, but also have different textures. Could we identify materials without looking? In this workshop we will try to guess what objects are hidden in bags and try to recreate them in plasticine.


Big Sculptures of Small Objects

Scale and Size Workshop

Think of the smallest object in your house. What if we take something as small as a pin or a paperclip and magnify it many times? In this workshop we will make huge sculptures of sticky tape and look into the relation between object and space.


Sketching Tour 8+

Become a detective: discover the museum’s best-hidden secrets and draw your findings


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Sunday, March 12

13:00–17:00  Garage Atrium

Space and place


Shape Workshop

What shapes will humans build in the future? A mirrored sphere for a cinema? Housing estates spiralling towards the sky, or a museum inside a giant prism? In this workshop teachers will tell kids about flat and 3-dimensional shapes, explain how to assemble complex shapes from simple ones and help them make models of futuristic buildings.


Color Workshop

In this workshop, kids will learn about various painterly techniques and work together to paint a huge landscape: a mysterious forest or a dense jungle.


Texture and Materials Workshop

Before starting the construction process, architects and designers normally make a scale model of what they have in mind. Which materials do they use to represent water, plants, patches of earth and stone? In this workshop kids will make a model of a city park, finding the best materials at hand to imitate natural textures.

Scale and Size Workshop

In this workshop children will learn about interiors and exteriors. Teachers will help them make a transformer space, where walls can fold out, turning the corners of the room into mountains, and the ceiling can vanish to let natural light fill the space.

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Sunday, March 26

13:00–17:00  Garage Atrium

Family Days at Garage

Sunday, April 9

13:00–17:00  Garage Atrium

Inventions (technology, science, knowledge, discoveries, progress)


The New Encyclopedia

Shape Workshop

A bestiary is an illustrated compendium of animals complete with poems and legends. Popular in the Middle Ages, bestiaries often featured imaginary animals along with real ones. In this workshop, we will make collages of imaginary beasts, think of where they live, what they eat, and where they spend the winter.


Technology Workshop

Color Workshop

Like engineers and designers working on new machines, we will draw plans of cars, ships, planes, and rockets. We will then project our colorful designs on transparent film onto the wall.


An Ancient Smartphone

Texture and Materials Workshop

The telephone was invented in the late nineteenth century, and the first smartphone appeared almost a century later. But let us imagine that smartphones were invented in the Ancient World. Would they be made of wood, iron, or stone? We look at how we can imitate natural textures with various materials, and create life-size models of smartphones for Vikings and early Slavs.


Man of the Future X-Ray

Scale and Size Workshop

Each day scientists invent new devices to make our lives easier and longer. Perhaps, in a few decades, we will not be able to imagine a human being without added electronic devices and enhancements. What will the man of the future look like? In this workshop, we will ‘x-ray’ our bodies and fill them with various machines.


Sketching Tour 8+

There is a great variety of textures and materials to be found in an exhibition. On this tour we will try to collect as many samples as we can.


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Sunday, April 23

13:00–17:00  Garage Atrium

Culture and tradition (cultural and self-expression; art)


Fairy Castles

Shape Workshop

Eastern palaces, medieval fortresses, towers and walls — every culture has produced a different kind of ‘castle’. In this workshop, we will learn to make three-dimensional structures of paper and build a castle.


Printing on Textile

Color Workshop

Since ancient times, humans have been decorating their clothes and homes with patterns that were pleasing to the eye and kept misfortunes away. We will study patterns and color combinations popular in different cultures and make stencils to produce our own prints on fabric.


Traveling Hat

Texture and Materials Workshop

You can go on a journey without leaving the house if you surround yourself with artifacts from different cultures. In this workshop, we will make traditional head pieces, decorate them with ribbons, beads and stones, and discuss the symbolism of each element.


Puppet

Scale and Size Workshop

How do you tell someone about a foreign culture without using words? Through dance! We will make puppets in traditional costumes and invent a dance for them.


Sketching Tour 8+

Become a detective — collect evidence, find patterns and solve the mysteries of the works featured in the exhibition.


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how to take part

Free admission with advance registration.
We also invite deaf and hard of hearing children to attend the workshop, where there will be teachers trained in Russian Sign Language.

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