Family Art Workshops

Family Art Workshops

Organized for families of 2-10 year-old children.

On weekends, Istanbul Modern carries out education programs that children can participate with their families. Designed in parallel with exhibitions and led by a museum educator, the programs are organized for families of children of different ages.

The programs are limited to 6 families.

Workshops last 90 minutes.

The program is held in Turkish.
 

Families of 2-3 year-olds.

Families discover the beauty and richness of scribblings created by children in the first years of their artistic development.The program begins with a tour of the collection exhibition using drama. The families then take part in art activities while remembering the pleasure and subtleties of scribbling. They imagine and draw dancing, cheerful, sleepy, excited scribblings to integrate feelings, senses, and thinking. The program ends with the families creating a collective artwork out of all the colorful scribblings.

Families of 4-6 year-olds

The workshop gives families tips on how to tour the museum together using play. The program is centered around families examining the works of art together and on having them create artworks through puppet play. The program begins with a drama game developed specifically for the workshop and focusing on the concept of space. Following this drama game, the families follow clues to find figurative paintings in the exhibition tour. They reflect on the works in terms of the relationship between figure and space. After returning to the studio, drawing inspiration from the works of art, they create puppets as well as small stages for these puppets. They complete the program by sharing their designs with each other.

Families of 7-10 year-olds.

During the workshop, families explore the concept of the museum together. The workshop begins with a card game in which the families examine the artworks in the exhibition spaces and solve puzzles based on images of artworks. Following a fun exhibition experiment similar to a treasure hunt, the families meet again in the studio where they reflect on contemporary artworks and concepts in terms of materials, sources of inspiration, and the subjects to which they refer. They then build their own personal museum in carboard boxes using materials prepared specifically for the activity. They make small-scale artworks which they arrange inside these boxes and thus complete their contemporary art museums.

For families with children between ages 4-6

The program aims to introduce contemporary artist Fahrelnissa Zeid to children and enable them to interpret her art. Children discover the artist's sources of inspiration by playing games with images that let them learn about Zeid's imaginary world. Just like an artist, they describe their emotions, acquire new perspectives, and enhance their creativity.

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