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Educational programmes for preschools

Educational programmes for preschools

We offer a total of 15 educational programmes for pre-schoolers, divided into three packages with a focus on the following themes: developing emotional intelligence, exploring annual milestones and the legacy of the Baroque era.
Each programme covers all five areas of preschool education and all five key competencies.

States of Mind7 programmes

The Flying Garden

What do we imagine when we hear the word ‘garden’? How many colours and shapes can we find in it? Do any mysteries await us in a garden? Artist Aleš Lamr painted The Flying Garden as a memory of the childhood garden where he had many adventures. The programme includes an art activity and introduces children to the world of endless imagination, colours and shapes.

The first package promotes young pre-schoolers’ 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

Falling Leaves

How do we imagine an ideal place in nature? Is it a meadow, a forest or a park?
Antonín Slavíček painted all kinds of natural sceneries at various times of year and with different moods. We will explore his autumn painting Veltrusy Park by talking, drawing and pasting while discovering the magic of our own imagination.

#landscape #imagination

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

The Face of the Baroque2 programmes

The third 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.

Nothing Is by Chance

What is medicine and where does it come from? While on their missions, the Jesuits encountered new species of plants that they studied and recorded in herbaria. Based on this gathered knowledge, Jesuit apothecaries prepared medicines to help the sick. Participants in this programme will become Jesuit chemists and come up with medical treatments.

#medicines #health #plants