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Workshops

After visiting the exhibition together, the pupils can deepen their impressions in practice, and in this way directly work through what they have seen and experienced.
 
In our museum studios or media workshops, we focus, in small groups, on subjects and artistic media directed at current exhibitions as well as school type and school grade. Special points of interest can be emphasized by prior consultation. 

Alongside the subsequently described subjects, we also offer workshops on the Camera Obscura, drawing, painting or collage on request.

Contact
Museum Communication

Workshops: Information and Registration
Mon–Tue, 9 am–1 pm
Tue, 2–4 pm
Tel: +49 (0) 721/8100-1330
Fax: +49 (0) 721/8100-1339
E-Mail: workshops@zkm.de

Please register yourself and your class at least seven days prior to your desired date.

Price Overview for Workshops with 15/30 Participants

Duration Prices
3 hrs. 135/270 € + 1 € admission/participant
4 hrs. 180/360 € + 1 € admission/participant

 

Workshops for all school types and grades

 

Robot-Ticks

Duration: 3 hrs.
How are robots programmed and how do they experience their environment or even respond to it? We try out the robot programs with the Lego Mindstorms software in small groups. To this end, we have many sensors and building blocks available for »teaching« the small machines painting or dancing. Based on the principle of »learning by doing«, through the playful and creative treatment of intuitive program language, numerous connections can be made to the MINT subjects and artistic teaching areas can be extended as well.
 

A child is constructing a lego-robot, in this moment it attaches a cable on the front.
A child is constructing a lego-robot, in this moment it attaches a cable on the front.

Cartoons Away!

Duration: 3 hours
If images, forms and objects are to be seemingly brought to life, the cartoon offers fascinating techniques and inexhaustible expressive potential. At the focus of all this are, above all, classic techniques of animation, such as digital cartoon or stop-motion. But painting on folio and glass is also a technique which may be offered as part of the workshops; through these means pupils may create their own poetic-aesthetic images which they can then compose into an artistic cartoon.

Two children's hands can be recorded by iPad, working on a paper collage.
Two children's hands can be recorded by iPad, working on a paper collage.

Workshops on individual ZKM_exhibitions

In the following workshop formats, the participants are actively involved in an exchange with art mediators and can creatively experiment with resources, techniques and the contents of the current art and exhibition works, while gathering their own experience.
It is possible to adapt our workshop formats to your school class. Please phone for advice.

Frei Otto – urban experiments – building from models

in the »Frei Otto. Thinking by Modeling« exhibition

For school year 5 and over, duration: 3 hours
Costs for 15/30 people: €135/270 + €1 entry per person

Frei Otto (1925-2015) is among the most internationally celebrated and innovative German architects of the 20th century. More than 200 design models, over 1,000 photos, drawings and sketches, plans, films as well as large-scale media projections are being shown in the ZKM’s »Frei Otto. Thinking by Modelling« exhibition.
During this workshop we look at various issues concerning architecture, gather fresh ideas from the exhibition and develop our own models of our habitats from this. We then start to build our own designs in two and three dimensions using various artistic means and materials.

The workshop’s content is adapted to the school group.

A woman is working on a miniature stage scenery
A woman is working on a miniature stage scenery

Zines – make small magazines yourself @BÄM

in the »Beat Generation« exhibition (starting 30.11.2016)

For school year 5 and over, duration: 3 hours
Costs for 15/30 people: €135/270 + €1 entry per person

The »Beat Generation« exhibition gives an overview of the literary and artistic movement that created new cultural forms in literature, music, painting, photography and film at the end of the 1940s. The »Beatniks« used little magazines as a form of expression to take their thoughts and ideas to the people in their own productions. Do you fancy making your own magazine and putting your ideas and visions on paper? During this workshop, we produce a »Zine« together that can be put together independently and then copied and shared with each other. We gain insight into artistic magazines in the exhibition and in the current »Zine World«.

Historic typewriter Caligraph2 with the @-icon
Historic typewriter Caligraph2 with the @-icon

Pimp Your Paper @BÄM

in »BÄM! – the creative space«

For school year 7 and over, duration: 3 hours
Costs for 15/30 people: €135/270 + max. €3 for materials per person
 
Speeches and presentations are an important part of life at school or college. We have some exciting ideas on how you can »pimp« them. You will learn about the latest possibilities of the »maker« culture and work with materials such as conductive ink, LEDs and E-textiles. Would you like your poster to flash or hum? Or would you like to demonstrate your skills in the form of an »explain-it« – animation? We will show you the right techniques!

A pupil is creating an interactive poster
A pupil is creating an interactive poster

Let's play!*

in the »ZKM_Gameplay« exhibition

For school year 7 and over, duration: 3 hours
Costs for 15/30 people: €135/270 + max. €1 entry per person

The cultural influence and scientific power of computer games have experienced a huge increase in importance over the course of the past decade alone. »ZKM_Gameplay« shows these developments and presents the computer game as a medium which has discovered its independent self-awareness and is entering into a phase of reflection. It offers all visitors playful access to the fascinating world of the computer game. The exhibition is interactively designed which means the games can be played during the exhibition. A »Let's Play« video is also presented with each game which shows how the game in question works. »Let's Play« is now a big trend among gamers and has become a key part of video gaming culture. In small groups, we will develop, hold and build on our own »Let's Play«.

 
* this means the introduction and comments that accompany a computer game when it is being played.

A boy and a girl sitting in front of an old tube TV and play Ping Pong
A boy and a girl sitting in front of an old tube TV and play Ping Pong
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