Artistic activities at the Lower Silesian Science Festival. Attractions for children

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On Saturday, September 19, Wroclaw National Museum will host the Festival of Science. It will be accompanied by art workshops for children, where children will learn the basics of working with light in painting and drawing.

From 10 am, in the halls of the museum, Slawomir Ortyl will be waiting for children. He will lead the artistic activity “In the glow of festive lights” for children aged 6-12 years old. Kids will learn the origin and symbolism of lights that accompany people during various ceremonies. Children will be able to see the beautiful candelabra used during festive ceremonies, the medieval altar “Dormition of the Virgin Mary”, Jacek Malczewski’s painting entitled “Law”, and a work by Władysław Hasior called “Holy thief”. The program includes creating clay candlesticks.

A little later, at 11:30 am, there will be another fun educational activity – “How to keep the light”. It is aimed at older children (6-12 years old) and it will show children how their ancestors kept the fire, explain the history associated with the use of light by man and the principles of operation of a match and light bulbs. The workshop will involve creating one’s own clay oil lamp.

Booking is essential for both workshops at Education Department (from September 14, from 9 am to 3 pm, at 71/372 51 48).