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Educational programmes for grades 6–9

Educational programmes for grades 6–9

We offer a total of 25 educational programmes for grades 6 to 9, divided into four packages with a focus on the following themes: developing emotional intelligence, promoting creativity across educational areas, exploring annual milestones and the legacy of the Baroque era
Each programme contains activities that comprehensively develop communications skills, aesthetic perception, creativity and empathy.

States of Mind5 programmes

The first package promotes school-age kids’ development of visual perception and emotional intelligence. A key motivation behind this package, which is based on GASK’s permanent exhibition, is the fact that emotional intelligence is a path to understanding interpersonal relationships in all areas of life.

Jazz at GASK

What is music? Does it express something? How does it affect us?
In his painting Jazz, artist Zdeněk Kirchner managed to depict subtle and energetic jazz music. This programme featuring music, movement and art activities introduces children to the close relationship between music and art and how they can influence one another.

#music #movement

An Angel for Vitík

How many different kinds of materials can be used to make art? What is friendship, and who is an angel for us?
Sculptor Věra Janoušková’s quietly standing sculpture An Angel for Vitík is an homage to a good friend of her’s. Janoušková gave trash from the junk yard new form and a chance at a second life. In this programme, students let themselves be inspired by her art to create their own angel using unusual materials.

#friendschip #recycling

Mrs. Charity

Do we notice the people around us? Are we capable of recognising when they are happy or sad? What is charity? And what is the soul?
The artist Pavel Brázda explored the human soul and created colourful portraits of people. As we explore his painting Mrs. Charity, we will look for ordinary situations, identify big and small experiences, try to estimate interpersonal relationship and talk about colours.

#colours #surfaces #lines #people #charity #portraits

Everyday Gesture

Can we communicate without words? Without writing? Without telephones? What might we use to replace usual means of communication?
In her work, Adriena Šimotová depicts people and the human body using distinctive techniques. In this programme, students explore everyday gestures and moments while experimenting with how to communicate without words.

#the human body #feelings

Playing with Shapes

Who are the people that Josef Čapek captured in his paintings? Why did he paint them? Why do the figures look like they have been composed from geometric shapes?
In this programme, we will work with Čapek’s Organ Grinder to introduce students to the world of geometric shapes and people who have been less fortunate in life than others.

#geometry #the human figure #people around us

Moving (Forward) Through Art4 programmes

A package of programmes aimed at subjects ranging from the First World War to the present day. The goal of the chosen combination of programmes is to introduce students to art history as a tool for exploring the complicated events of the 20th century.

Body and Soul

What can we learn from the monuments that we encounter on our city streets?
Ladislav Šaloun is best known for his monument to Jan Hus on Prague’s Old Town Square. By looking at the wide range of Šaloun’s works in the GASK collections, students will learn about art in the public space, try to interpret some of his sculptures, put themselves in the shoes of historical figures and express all this through their own sculptures.

#sculpture #public space #expressiveness #body language #emotions #monuments

The Prague Pedestrian

Who is the mysterious Prague pedestrian? What ideas pass through his mind? What questions is he seeking to answer?
František Hudeček’s The Prague Pedestrian introduces students to the avant-garde and to art’s ties to literature, architecture, music, theatre, science and technology. Just like artists at the time, they can express their thoughts, ideas and imagination.

#avantgarda #poetismus #Vítězslav Nezval #koláž

A Horse Mauled by a Lion

What is hidden inside a forgotten suitcase? Whose suitcase was it and into what era has it taken us? What does the lion symbolise? And the horse?
Participants will learn about the life of Emil Filla and experience his ups and downs. They will try to interpret his work and, through their own art, reshape it to give the depicted historical events a positive expression. What direction might history have taken and where would we be today?

#expresionismus #symbolika #Mnichovská dohoda

Shot to Death

How can a complex history be projected in a simple, basic form? Can the chosen material be a bearer of feelings? Can a non-specific sculptural form depict a specific event?
Participants will work together to identify the stories that may be embodied in the work of Olbram Zoubek as they explore his sculpture Shot to Death and attempt to find their own stories together.

#hmota #forma #obsah #emoce #procesy 50. let

The fourth package introduces participants to the GASK building, meaning the monumental Jesuit College and its nearly 400-year history. The various programmes present the main elements and ideas of the Baroque era and introduce participants to the complicated history of this building and its first inhabitants.