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"My Blue China" creative workshop for "juniors" at Musée de l'Ariana

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The arrival of Chinese porcelain decorated in cobalt blue, firstly to the Middle East and later to Europe, is incontestably one of the major upheavals in the entire history of ceramic art!
Over the course of this workshop, the children will embark on a voyage of discovery of the work of thirteen contemporary and internationally renowned artists whose work is impregnated with themes of white and blue. They will work meticulously to create patterns using a pen on plates and tumblers in the style of Jayne Lloyd, a British fine arts practitioner (1979) who questions the relationship that our society has with objects. Can a disposable plate become a work of art? The children will also be invited to express themselves using a larger format and a single colour: blue, drawing inspiration from the canvasses of the Dutch artist and painter Jan De Vliegher (1964). It relates to painting shapes and landscapes that are particular to the repertoire of blue and white china, this time highlighting spontaneous expression and rapid gestures. This workshop will be headed by Ana Quintero Pérez and Hélène de Ryckel, cultural mediators.
The workshops will take place at the Musée Ariana on Wednesday February 17th or Friday February 19th from 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm. Children aged 8 to 12.
Price: 30 CHF per child. Reduced price for a 3rd child from the same family: 20 CHF. Material to bring: coveralls. Registration: 10 days prior to the event.

What luck! Children aged 8 to 12 will not only discover masterpieces in ceramic, china and earthenware by 13 illustrious international and contemporary artists as part of the exhibition "My Blue China, globalization in white and blue", they will also get to develop their own artistic talent!
Guided by the cultural mediators of the Musée de l'Ariana, they will create their own works of art on plates and tumblers, drawing inspiration from Jane Lloyd, or express themselves on canvas by painting in the style of Jan De Vliegher.
A guaranteed artistic and cultural plunge into cobalt blue and immaculate white.

Age min.: 
8 years
Age max.: 
12 years
Wednesday 17 February 2016 13:30 to 17:30
Friday 19 February 2016 13:30 to 17:30

Musée Ariana

Main phone: 
+41.22.418 54 50
Phone 2: 
+41.22.418 54 54 accueil des publics
Avenue de la Paix 10 Musée suisse de la céramique et du verre
1202 Genève