Workshops

Workshops are a central element of our art education. Usually, nothing should be touched in the museum—this purely visual or verbal approach to the object requires a high degree of concentration. To make up for this, ideas and considerations can be realized in our practical, material-oriented and creative workshops, and questions and comments can be creatively further processed. The workshops are offered with a duration of 30 to 60 minutes and can only be booked in connection with a tour. We are happy to advise you as to which tour best suits your workshop.

Food: yesterday—today—tomorrow

What belongs in the stomach now and what doesn’t? With this workshop, we are happy to rely on your good taste. Develop new packaging design for the consumers of tomorrow.

Duration: 45 to 60 min.
Recommended age: Primary school and lower grades

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Large format paper

In this workshop, we fasten a large piece of paper onto the floor and let everyone participate in creating something: whether with oil pastels or other paints, whether spontaneous or planned—important is working together and the creation of a group work. An imaginative wall or floor design might arise, inspired by Gustav Klimt’s draft drawing for a mosaic frieze, a Chinese wallpaper, or the carpet collection in the MAK.

Duration: 45 to 60 min.
Recommended age: Primary school and lower grades

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Your poster

Equipped with a sheet of paper, pencils, scissors, glue, and several templates for cutting, participants design a poster themselves. What is its intended purpose? What is important in the process? What should the content be? How much text is necessary? Our art educators actively assist the pupils with their approaches. The exhibition 100 BEST POSTERS: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, which shows the best posters of the year honored by a jury of experts, takes place every year in the MAK.

Duration: 60 to 90 min.
Recommended age: Lower grades and senior classes
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Thinking in the third dimension—bend, don’t break

Based on the bending of wood and tubular steel, pupils work with the material wire, but also with paper, to design small furniture, jewelry, or an individually selected object. The combination with a tour on the theme of sitting seems natural.

Duration: 30 to 60 min.
Recommended age: Primary school and lower grades
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Everything of cardboard—whether furniture, cities, or robots

Cardboard is an extremely versatile material, which is often used by designers and architects in design processes. Thinking in the third dimension is especially called for here. The ideas arise in the process, which is accompanied by the MAK art educators.

Duration: 60 or 90 min.
Recommended age: Primary school, lower grades, and senior classes
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Haptic, practical, good

Squeezing, kneading, and shaping. With the right material and a bit of dexterity, one can also repair, add to, change, and thus produce less trash. Everyone is enthusiastic about haptic work with soft materials and their diverse creative possibilities. One can also become familiar with sustainable, new materials. We recommend this workshop in combination with a tour through the MAK DESIGN LAB.

Duration: 45 to 60 min.
Recommended age: Primary school, lower grades, and senior classes
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All my paper clothes—whether Baroque dress or cyborg outfit

The pupils design items of clothing or accessories and realize these directly on the body out of paper and adhesive tape on location. Work takes place in small groups and is crowned by a self-designed fashion show. A tour on the theme of “Textiles, Fashion, Ornament, and Patterns” could serve as inspiration for this workshop.

Duration: 60 to 90 min.
Recommended age: Lower grades and senior classes

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CONTACT

Educational Programs
Gabriele Fabiankowitsch (Head)
Florentina Prath, Thaddäus Stockert
T +43 1 71136-298

Admission

FREE ADMISSION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS UNDER 19

COSTS

We charge € 50 per hour for each art educator. Depending upon the age, program, and group size, we decide together with you how many art educators need to be booked.