friday, 14 june Open 12 — 19
Municipal Gallery Arsenał

ul. Szyperska 2/6-8, 61-754 Poznań
T. +48 61 852 95 02

Opening hours:

Poniedziałek: nieczynne
Wtorek – Sobota: 12 — 19
Niedziela: 12 — 16


We invite organised groups of school students with carers for a few days of intense drawing in the Arsenał Municipal Gallery! Between June 5-8, 9am – 2pm, we will hold a variety of drawing workshops led by outstanding instructors. We will approach drawing very creatively, preparing the ground in a host of different ways, looking at different techniques and entering with out drawings the institution’s space. The children’s works made during the workshops will make up a temporary joint installation of an exhibition.


5.06 (Tuesday) Large Drawing Format, moderator: Tomek Mazur

9:00-10:15 – I group

10:30-11:45 – II group

Have you had the chance to draw large drawings? If not, our workshop will offer you a chance to draw a fragment of a huge joint work. While the ultimate effect cannot be planned, yet we can assure you that the result of the joint work is bound to surprise all whose single drawings will make up the final whole. Our work will be inspired by Henri Matisse’s works, especially his cut-outs. We will make our colourful drawing on gallery premises with the aid of stencils made on the basis of the artist’s paintings.

12:00 – 13:30 Erased Work – Negative and Positive, moderator: Filip Brzyski

Is a negative invariably bad? Is a positive a good thing? Perhaps not always. A line after a line, a patch after a patch, and the work comes to an end. What if we were to reverse the process of making the works. We can paint over the entire surface and then erase the necessary fragments, which will come up with something ... positive. We could feel as if in a negative in the process.


6.06 (Wednesday) Drawing in Space, moderator: Tomek Mazur

9:00-10:15 – I group

10:30-11:45 – II group

If you want to make sure that it pays off to transfer your ideas beyond the flat surface of a sheet of paper, you must come to our workshop. We will show you that one can draw in space. We will compose a 3D puzzle of white cartons and then will fill them with drawings. We will be inspired by the simple and linear drawings by Picasso. At the end, we will discuss the work thus created. We will identify the changes in the content of the drawing once we change the arrangement of the cartons filled with drawings.

12:00 – 13:30 An Ear Out of Place, moderator: Filip Brzyski

Have you ever wondered if our ears could be placed in another location on our bodies? How would it look like? Our faces are, contrary to what you may think, in perfect order. During the workshop we will get to know specific rules and then mix them up a little bit. We will have a glance at Pablo Picasso’s art and compose a puzzle inspired by Cubism in art.


7.06 (Thursday) Kinetic Portrait of Świerszczydło, moderator: Ewa Bone, Ewa Kozubal

9:00-10:15 – I group

10:30-11:45 – II group

We will use lines and patches to portray the eponymous Świerszczydło. The workshop will be based on kinetic art and Miro’s works. The line will build the form. A moveable, suspended construction. Pasted on the skeleton will be flat colour elements, vibrating when touched. Line, colour and the shape of the patch will create a living creature. The spatial installation will be composed of wires, sticks, coloured paper, threads, and balls. We will cut out individual parts of the creature of coloured papers and glue them to the wire skeleton prepared earlier.

12:00-13:30 Extra-ordinary Journeys of the Line, moderator: Natalia Czarcińska

Where can we find lines in nature? Are there many of them? Where can the lines lead us? Is a trace of a plane in the sky, long pasta, traces in the sand, or power lines be called drawings? Can the line, as Paul Klee observed, be taken for a walk? These are only some of the questions, simple and zigzagging, smooth and uneven, that we will address during the June workshop. Later on we will draw everything with the aid of extra-ordinary tools.


8.06 (Friday) Cubist Portrait of Świerszczydło, moderators: Ewa Bone, Ewa Kozubal

9:00-10:15 – I group

10:30-11:45 – II group

The portrait of the eponymous Świerszczydło will be made with the aid of shape, colour, structure, and line. Pasted on a prepared spatial and colourful model of carton will be eyes, ears, tails, etc. The actions will be based on shapes and will attempt to create a spatial form. Through the deconstructing of individual elements, we will create a new form that will be linked to Cubism. Added to the object we will prepare will be spatial, colourful elements of the creature’s body and a 3D drawing will be obtained.

12:00-13:30 Small Drawing Machines, moderator: Natalia Czarcińska

Who said that you can only draw with a crayon or a pencil? With the use of simple materials like elastic rubbers, scotch tape, strings, sticks, etc., we will construct simple tools, or drawing machines, which will let us make exceptional, if a bit haphazard drawings.

Tomek Mazur – artist-dad who draws and paints with his own and other children or for them, to creatively spend time together and get to know the world through art. Painter, designer, culture manager. Graduated from the Faculty of Graphic Design and Sculpture of the Academy of Fine Arts (now University of the Arts) in Poznań. Laureate of the 2nd Festival of ASP in Poznań. Holder of multiple scholarships granted by the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań. Scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage in 2012. Author of many solo and collective shows in Poland and abroad.

Filip Brzyski – active sculptor, potter, set designer for the performances of Automaton Theatre and, more recently, co-author of the set for the opera Pagliacci by Giannio-Schicchi, performed by Teatr Wielki in Poznań. Graduate of the University of the Arts in Poznań, at the Faculty of Art Education, specialising in Sculpture and Spatial Actions. Dreamer, he loves working with kids, and is not afraid to play with mud during holiday organised activities. Indefatigable in seeking inspiration around himself for unforgettable workshops.

Ewa Bone and Ewa Kozubal – visual artists, an extremely creative duo, collaborating since 2002. They graduated from the Faculty of Sculpture of the Academy of Fine Arts (now University of the Arts) in Poznań in 2003 and 2004. Active in the fields of installation, performance and happening. They often stage their actions in public space. They have taken part in numerous exhibitions in Poland and abroad. They co-created the MISIETUPODOBA creative group.

Natalia Czarcińska – artist and educator. In 2009 she graduated cum laude from Adam Mickiewicz University, preparing her graduation work in Art Education in the field of visual arts. In 2011 she received her diploma at the Faculty of Painting. In 2010 she studied for half a year at the Painting Faculty of the Vilnius Academy of Arts (Vilniaus Dailes Akademija). Between 2010–2014 she worked at the Faculty of Pedagogy and Arts in Kalisz. Since 2014 connected with the University of the Arts in Poznań, where she works as an assistant in the 5th Painting Studio. Author of workshops, e.g. during the Science and Arts Festival in Poznań, the Night of the Museums, and the Laboratory of Art in the Jan Tarasin Gallery in Kalisz.

Cooperation: MJP drukarnia, TOMA