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A Brancusi-inspired workshop for all generations

ABC (ART BASICS for CHILDREN) is situated on the border between art and education: it is a lab for aesthetic experiences, creative development and artistic awareness. The mobile ABC studio is a travelling studio/library/exhibition that consists of interactive "stations," work islands which contain an incredible selection of books (in four languages), visuals, theme packages and other educational materials. Children and adults are invited to an associative and creative journey of discovery through a broad and diverse range of activities.

In this ABC-Studio workshop, we get lost in the fascinating history of the art of sculpture up to the moment when Brancusi broke with figurative art, and we search for his sources of inspiration in myths, folklore and archaic cultures. We delve deeper into some of Brancusi's most important works and become acquainted with his favourite materials such as stone, bronze, wood and metal. We experience the emotional quality and power of his work during an interactive walk through the exhibition. We discover his fascination with photography in a light and shadow installation, familiarize ourselves with his interest in pedestals and compositions in space and lose ourselves in his 'Endless Column.'

A multifunctional layout including an atelier and workspace with tables with numerous creative materials, a stage for playing and storytelling and a multilingual book lounge make this uniquely designed ABC studio accessible to all ages. A comprehensive workbook allows for endless experimentation with three-dimensional art at home or at school.

“Things are not difficult to make; what is difficult is putting ourselves in the state of mind to make them" - Constantin Brancusi

_PRACTICAL:

Visit Studio Brancusi as part of the EUROPALIA Brancusi exhibition at BOZAR, Brussels.
Workshops are supervised by ABC guides.

  • For schools: every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 AM to 12.30 PM and from 1 PM to 3.30 PM

  • Family days - free entrance
    Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 1.30 PM to 5 PM
    During the fall break from 29/10 to 03/11/2019, from 10 AM to 5 PM

  • Art day for children / special events
    Sunday 11/11/2019 from 10 AM to 5 PM - More information about the programme soon

Closed Mondays and on 25/12/2019 and 01/01/2020.
ABC – ART BASICS for CHILDREN vzw
www.abc-web.be

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