"Home of My Dreams"
November 26, 2011
The artistic-educational program for children (ages 6-7) "Home of My Dreams" took place on November 26. The program is one of the events taking place within the "Home: A Century of Change" exhibition at the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe.

"Home" is many things to a child: family and the building where she lives, the furniture and everyday things surrounding her. The objective of "Home of My Dreams" is to unlock preexisting knowledge, and encourage children to draw conclusions from presented material, develop perspective in their thinking, and try the role of the builder of their "dream home". The classes will stress the ethical, aesthetic, cultural and artistic aspects of the concept of home.

The project aims to develop creative potential, and acquaint the young audience with the wondrous world contained in the concept of home. Creativity teaches children freedom, expression, and improvisation. Group work will teach them to exchange creative ideas, as well as realize common creative conceptions. Each class will be dedicated to a separate aspect of "home". In light of the audience’s age (6 – 10 years), theoretical material will be made "user-friendly", and presented in models, images, and interactive classes.

A three-hour class includes:
  • An introductory lecture part, where the concept of "home" will be studied in various contexts (in the form of interactive games and electronic presentations)
  • A viewing/screening part, including visits to the "Home: A Century of Change" exhibition, and screenings of animated features dedicated to the topic of home
  • An artistic part, where children will be able to realize their creative potential, create their own "dream home" using artistic means.
The class was taught by Khrystyna Boiko. Khrystyna Boiko graduated from the Ivan Franko National University in Lviv in Culturology and Art History. Her research interests include contemporary Ukrianian art. She teaches art history for children.

Classes will take place every Saturday from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm
at the Conference Room of the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe in Lviv at 6, Bohomoltsia St.

To register, call: 097 2099267

Participation in the program is free of charge.

Upcoming classes will take place on:
  • December 17, 2011 (for children ages 8-10)
  • December 24, 2011 (for children ages 6-7)
The project is realized by the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, as part of the "Home: A Century of Change" exhibition, with the support of the ERSTE Stiftung. The "Home of My Dreams" program is implemented with support of the Rinat Akhmetov "Development of Ukraine" Fund.        



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