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Educational materials

You can now browse our educational materials on contemporary art and the MOCAK Collection, which can be used during Museum visits or individually at home. They have been prepared especially for children and young people, for whom they will – we hope – prove an interesting departure point for the journey into the world of contemporary art.

 


The architect was supposed to design a house for you and your family, but he forgot to design the living space. He only managed the floor and the ceiling, so you have to help him and design the missing part of the house that you could live in. What would the house of your dreams look like? What should its surroundings be so that you could feel at home there? Using paints, felt tip pens, paper or any other technique of your choice, create your own vision of the perfect place to live!

Graphic design:
Barbara Mleczek and Aleksandra Mróz (2013)

Task content:
Izabela Tybuś

The artist Maria Michałowska created a series of works that she named 7 Pages from My Diary. She left some free space for those who will be viewing her work to fill in themselves, saying how they were feeling on the day.

You have before you two blank diary pages. Start by putting down today’s date. Next, draw something that has happened to you today. Encourage others to draw something on your work! The more drawings, the merrier!

Graphic design:
Magdalena Sawicka (2012)

Task content:
Joanna Zbela

Task no. 1

The artist Dick Higgins created a piece of music for the orchestra and wrote it down in the form of a work of graphic art.
Make up your own song and colour the pictures to illustrate it. You can sing it as you work!

Task no. 2
Look at the pictures. What do they make you think of? What kind of music do they bring to mind? Colour them in to show your ideas.

Graphic design:
Magdalena Sawicka (2012)

Task no. 1 content:
Joanna Zbela

Task no. 2 content:
Dominika Machowska

Pola Dwurnik painted a series of oil paintings called Young Krakow Painters. They are portraits of the artists with their works in the background, presented as postage stamps.

What would your stamp look like? In the shape provided, put the portrait of someone who is important for you. It could be the hero of a book or a film, or a friend or someone from your family. You can make a series of stamps.

Graphic design:
Magdalena Sawicka (2012)

Task content:
Maria Prawelska

Join the dots to find out what the drawing shows. For all those of you who have already visited MOCAK, a familiar shape will appear. You can then turn it into something completely different, such as an animal or a machine, and – to make it even more attractive – colour it in.

Graphic design:
Magdalena Sawicka (2012)

Task content:
Maria Prawelska

‘MOCAK’ is an abbreviation of the name of the Museum: (the) Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow. And the letter ‘M’ is an even shorter symbol of the museum, its shape resembling the shape of the Museum’s building. If you want to have a miniature of MOCAK, you can make it yourself, by cutting it out of paper and gluing together.

You could make a few such shapes and put them together like blocks. You can also print the shape of the building on pieces of paper of different colour, or you could paint them, make cut-outs or cut openings in the shapes you’ve made. You could also arrange your own mini-museum inside your model building.

Graphic design:
Zofia Szczęsna (2012)

Task content:
Maria Prawelska

The artist Rafał Bujnowski made the painting Today, We Recommend, which looks just like an ordinary advertising board standing outside a shop. In fact, it has been painted in oil on canvas. You will find it in the MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow.

Now, create your own advertising board. In the blank field, paint something that you like and that you’d like to recommend to your friends. How much is it? Or, perhaps, it’s not for sale?

Graphic design:
Marlena Biczak (2012)

Task content:
Joanna Zbela