The Orsay Museum is thinking of the youngest of their audiences with a creative workshop around animals.
An animal sculpture
Animals are very present in the art of the 19th century. The development of realism went hand in hand with the rise of zoology and the success of the Museum of Natural History, where artists drew from nature. In the workshop, the children sculpt the animal of their choice. The visit to the rooms, in front of the works, precedes the practical session in the workshop where the children become familiar with the artistic creations of yesterday and today.
• Meet at the reception desk
• Duration 2h (visit 45 min, workshop 1h15)
• Technique used: bas-relief in clay
• Price: 7 Euros per child
• Age: from 9 to 12 years old
Creative and playful
Between play and experimentation, creative and playful activities are offered to arouse curiosity, stimulate observation, imagination and expression, in order to create links between the daily experience of young visitors and the language of shapes. The visit to the rooms, in front of the works, precedes the practical session in the workshop where the children become familiar with the artistic creations of yesterday and the practices of today, often combined: drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, model, mime, games, digital techniques… The sessions are led by plastic artists who are experts in activities for young audiences.
Orsay Museum 1, rue de la Legion d’Honneur 75007 Paris