This edition of monthly Family Encounters with Art targets children aged 5-10 years with adult carers. The meeting will be dedicated to all kinds of artistic activities, but first and foremost to a shared intergenerational entertainment experience. During the workshops, on selected Saturdays in the forenoon, we meet with different moderators, who propose their own scenario of activities and a different technique and materials. We cooperate during the workshops with those we deem as the most interesting visual artists and educators, who have experience of working with children. The May meeting with Magdalena Garczarczyk will address the question of biodiversity.
When spring is coming, we love to stroll down park paths, visit gardens and organise outings to the woods. We fill our eyes with the hues of spring flowers, and children ask all kinds of intriguing questions. Why do plants bloom? Why are pollinators important? What is this biodiversity everyone is talking about?
The family workshop will endeavour to answer the above questions. We will look at the areas unused for agricultural purposes in the city and flower meadows, take a sneak peek at animals’ houses and regard the world through the eyes of bees in order to understand the interrelations between man and nature. Together we will wonder on what a city of the future dedicated to biodiversity might look like. At the end of the workshop we will create “seed balls” of seeds of domestic blooming plants, which fertilise the soil and are useful for pollinators. We will indicate some of the uses of these seed balls as well as the species of plants which can be used to create a meadow on one’s balcony, in the garden or in an urban brownfield. We will work with washable materials which can yet dirty one’s clothes, and therefore we ask the carers to take additional clothes for the children to be able to change. The workshop is free of charge and will be open for all interested individuals, yet it booking your place in advance is highly recommended.
Magdalena Garczarczyk – a landscape architect, animator, educator, and a lover of activities with the cooperation of children. She holds environmental and culinary workshops and events on spatial education for adults and children. She sows, plants, builds, designs, and encourages others to move to the green side of life.
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