Workshops accompanying The Maldives Exodus Caravan Show exhibition

As part of The Maldives Exodus Caravan Show, Łaźnia CAE in Nowy Port is going to host a series of artistic and ecological workshops aimed at both our youngest and slightly older visitors. The events will be taking place in the exhibition area – the caravan – and outdoors, in the vicinity of the institution’s building. Registration for the activities is already open.

The workshops are created by experienced artists and educators, who – invoking the rationale behind Søren Dahlgaard’s The Maldives Exodus Caravan Show – created their own original activities relating to local ecological problems The series of events is enhanced by art therapy workshops fostering the development of personality and creativity as well as the screening of the “Once Upon a Forest” documentary.

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Venue:Yard of Łaźnia 2 CEA, ul. Strajku Dokerów 5, Gdańsk / Nowy Port

02.07. 2015 │ 1 pm – 4 pm │ LOOK AT ME GROW: Philosophical workshop for children │moderator Monika Górska

02.07.2015 │ 6 pm │ Film Screening: ONCE UPON A FOREST (2013), dir. by Luc Jacquet

04.07.2015 │ 12 pm – 3 pm │INTERGENERATIONAL DISCOVERY OF TASTES: cooking workshop for children and adults │ moderator Judyta Warzecha

09.07.2015 │ 12 pm – 4pm │ CREATING MASKS – art therapy│ moderator Agata Żukiewicz

13.07. – 17.07.2015 │ 10 am – 2 pm │ NIGHTMARES, VISIONS, DREAMS – art. therapy workshop │ moderator Dorota Hajduk

23.07.2015 │12 pm – 3 pm │ LET’S BUILD A FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT FOR BEES – upcycling workshop for children and adults │ moderator Alicja Żarkiewicz, Dominika Sokołowska

“Look at me grow: Philosophical workshop for children”

When: 02.07.2015, 12 pm – 3 pm

Moderator: Monika Górska

Participants: children aged 5-13 with their guardians

The workshops are based on joint philosophizing with children and exercises developing intellect and creativity. Philosophical talks accompanied by games will be centred around important matters related to ecology: the meaning of nature (a tree) in human life. Then, using wood, a hammer, fabrics and paper, each child will analyse the structure of roots, the time of growth and fate of his or her tree. At the end of the workshop, participants will jointly plant their trees.

On 2 July 2015, at 6 pm, there will be a film screening of “Once Upon a Forest”.

“Intergenerational discovery of tastes: cooking workshop for children and adults”

When: 04.07.2015 12 pm – 3 pm

Moderator: Judyta Warzecha

Participants: children and adults

The workshops are aimed at animating the circle of children and adults by joint cooking of dishes from around the world. Dishes prepared during the workshop will be vegetarian and prepared without the use of electricity. The final result is the preparation of meals and then – a joint feast.

“Creating masks – art therapy”

When: 09.07.2015 12 pm – 4 pm

Moderator: Agata Żukiewicz

Participants: adults, children aged 8 or over with guardians

Each participant of the workshop is going to make a mask based on his/her own idea and using the showcased “tape and wire” technique. The manual part will be accompanied by a conversation on the role of masks in primeval and contemporary cultures. The aim of the workshop is to familiarise participants with the sculptural technique, encourage them to create their own ideas and reflect upon everyday roles, which are often accompanied by masks.

„Dreams and nightmares –art therapy”

When: 13.07-17.07. 10 am – 2 pm

Moderator: Dorota Hajduk

Participants: children aged between 6 and 13

Workshops with elements of art therapy, teaching children to think positively about themselves and discover their own capabilities. Through artistic, musical, visual activities and physical movement, children will be able to face what they see as terrible, unwanted or unaccepted – and what may turn out to be simple, funny or good in reality. Children will also face their dreams, while the workshop will encourage them to fulfil themselves, overcome obstacles and discover their strengths and talents, as well as build a solid sense of self-esteem.

Registration: Barbara Secke tel.503 010 213;

“Let’s build a friendly environment for bees – upcycling workshop for children and adults”

When: 23.07.15 12 pm – 15 pm

Moderators: Alicja Żarkiewicz, Dominika Sokołowska

Participants: all age groups

What is the role played by pollinators in our life? By building a hotel for bees and planting melliferous plants, we will discover the habits of these extremely useful insects and learn how to help them survive. The workshop combines ecological education with interesting manual activities.

Registration: Michalina Domoń:

The Maldives Exodus Caravan Show and accompanying workshops are part of the Outdoor Gallery of the City of Gdańsk co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.