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Educational programmes for secondary schools

Educational programmes for secondary schools

We offer a total of 27 educational programmes for secondary school students, divided into five packages with a focus on the following themes: developing emotional intelligence, promoting creativity across educational areas, the reflection of historical events in art, the legacy of the Baroque era and using English when talking about art.
Each programme contains activities that comprehensively develop communications skills, aesthetic perception, creativity and empathy.

States of Mind8 programmes

The first package promotes the 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 students to the close relationship between music and art and how they can influence one another.

#music #movement

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

Into the Jungle

Orderly Chance

Geometry from the Gallery

Moving (Forward) Through Art3 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

We will use the paintings of Zdeněk Sýkora to explore his artistic development from realistic painting all the way to works of geometric abstraction. Students will learn how to create paintings in unconventional ways and will engage in activities that introduce them to the world of structures and lines. Working in groups, participants will use both chance and a predefined order to create works of their own. These activities promote the imagination and the no less important ability to cooperate with others.

#avantgarda #poetismus #Vítězslav Nezval #koláž

A Horse Mauled by a Lion

How did the events of 1989 change the lives of Czech artists? How did they affect their work? What exactly is resignation? How can it be expressed in a person? And in society at large?
Students explore the labyrinth of events stretching from 1968 to 1989 and learn how they affected the life of painter Květa Válová. Through her works and their own creative activities, they come to realise how every person can influence their path through life and how an active approach by individuals and their collaborative effort can lead to victory for all of society.

#expresionismus #symbolika #Mnichovská dohoda

Art is COOL1 programme

This English-language package combines the educational areas of Art and Culture and Language and Language Communication (specifically the study of the English language) – two vital and enriching parts of our lives. The programme’s goal is to offer students the chance to make practical use of a foreign language while sharing their experience form a work of art and discussing the circumstances under which it was made.