Beijing’s young learners are encouraged to explore contemporary art through a series of specially designed events at M Woods Museum in the 798 art district. Facilitated workshops and field trips use inquiry-based teaching methods to help students develop critical thinking skills, improve their level of English and creatively engage with materials and concepts.
Students from participating schools are invited into a world of discovery through English-language guided tours, early bird private led or self-guided tours, exhibition analyses and discussion, thematic practical exercises and workshops that can be facilitated in-house or in schools. Expert teachers guide students in talking about the works that they see, and helping them to think about art as a form of inspiration and reflection of the world and societies we live in.
The six featured workshops; Recipes for Art (ages 4-5), Places and Spaces (ages 6-8), Characters (ages 6-8), Landscapes, Real or Imagined (ages 9-10), Transforming Everyday Objects (ages 10-11) and The artist at Work (ages 12+) have been running from November 3 and will continue until February 24. Each workshop focuses on an exhibition of the works of Nicolas Party.
The immersive workshops are not only held in-house but are consolidated into comprehensive lectures facilitated at schools throughout Beijing and are led by experienced M Woods educators. Students discuss the context of the current exhibition and share their responses to themes. Finally students create their own artwork as a form of exploration of what’s been observed.
The family workshops for parents and groups of up to ten kids include a tour of the exhibition and a creative workshop afterwards. The school field trips for students are limited to 20 participants and also include a workshop. All this insight can be gained for the price of RMB 150 per child or student. Follow and reserve your ticket using the M Woods official Wechat account: MWOODSBeijing or visit www.mwoods.org for more information.
Photos: courtesy of organizers