Louisiana has great appeal for children – every day during daytime hours. The Children’s Wing is the children’s own area in the museum, with creative activities on three floors. Every day there are open workshops where children from 4 to 16 can work creatively – paint, draw, sculpt and explore the adult artists’ and architects’ working methods and expression.
All activities for children are based on the museum’s current exhibitions and Louisiana’s permanent collection, so the children are introduced to great artists and their works from which they can afterwards draw inspiration for their own creative activities. Louisiana’s arts professionals organize and conduct the various activities for children.
All children can participate in the Monthly Art contest with the images and pieces they have created in the Children’s Wing. For kids who want to explore and develop their creative abilities, the Visual Arts School is open in the spring, summer and autumn. During school breaks and around holidays, the Children’s Wing arranges special activity programs.
THE CHILDREN’S WING
CLOSED ON MONDAY
Children can draw, paint, sculpt and experiment with colors and forms – on the basis of the museum’s current exhibitions and with help from Louisiana’ arts professionals.
WHEN: Tuesday-Sunday 11-17:30
WHO: Children 4-16 (NB: 4- and 5-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult)
FREE OF CHARGE for the museum’s guests – including materials
DANCING IMAGES WITH FORMS, COLORS & LINES – COLLAGE WORKSHOP: The Russian constructivists created images by cutting out different colored shapes and putting them together, so it looked liked the shapes where moving around and dancing in interaction with each other.
PAINTING WORKSHOP – JEAN DEBUFFET: Jean Dubuffet mixes sand, gravel and other materials in the paint for his paintings. Try to paint in several layers as he does and scratch on the surface of the painting till different figures appears.
CLAY WORKSHOP – A HEAD IN CLAY: Georg Baselitzs large sculpture of wood The Women from Dresden: Heide, 1990 is the inspiration for this workshop. Form a small head in clay and use the clay tools to make the surface rough and uneven. Finally you can colour your sculpture - perhaps yellow as Baselitzs sculpture.
NATURE’S DETAILS – DRAWING WORKSHOP: Large tree trunks, leaves, grass and patterns on the bark can be seen in David Hockney’s drawings. In the drawing workshop we create images of nature with charcoal and pencil, just like Hockney.
EXPERIMENTS WITH STRINGS – PAINTING WORKSHOP: The Danish artist Asger Jorn painted with strings – try the experiment in the Children Wing’s painting workshop.
GEOMETRIC FIGURES – CLAY WORKSHOP: Max Ernst used geometric shapes such as circles, triangles and squares in his imaginative sculptures of animal-like creatures. Try Ernst geometric sculpture technique – and create your own imaginary animals.
BIRTHDAY WORKSHOP AT THE CHILDREN’S WING
Would you like to do something different for your child's birthday?
Why not invite to a birthday workshop at the Children’s Wing.
DURATION: 2 HOURS
PRICE: DKK 950
Together with a curator from the Children’s Wing, you will explore one of Louisiana’s exhibitions and talk about and draw what you see. Afterwards, you work with paintings or sculptures in the Children’s Wing workshop, where you have the opportunity to try using various materials and techniques. Birthday gifts, cake, flags, meals and songs will have to wait until you get home. There’s simply no time for that in the workshop!
Choose from the following themes:
Asger Jorn – painting
Giacometti – sculpture
The Sculpture Park
NUMBER: Maximum of 16 children and 2 adults
PRICE: DKK 950 (includes materials, juice and coffee or tea for the adults).
DURATION: 2 hours
WHEN: Fridays 14-16 or Saturdays 11-13
BOOKING: Call tel. +45 49190719 (Tue.-Fri. 9-16)
The workshop can of course also be booked if you do not have a birthday but just want to have a different kind of experience with friends or family.