"Home of My Dreams"

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The class for children ages 8-10 in the "Home of My Dreams" series took place on March 3, 2012. "Home of My Dreams" is a project implemented as part of the "Home. A Century of Change" exhibition at the Center for Urban History.

"Home" is a concept that children imbue with many meanings: the family and the building where they live; the furniture and everyday surroundings. The "Home of My Dreams" program intends to unfold existing knowledge, to encourage the children to think analytically about the presented material, develop perspective, and try on the role of creators of their own "dream homes." Instruction in the classes will stress the ethical, aesthetic, artistic and cultural aspects of home. In light of the audience’s age, the theoretical material will be presented accessibly in diagrams, pictures and interactive classes.

This week’s topic was "Home: house plants". In spite of several centuries of urbanization, mankind has retained small "oases" of Homo sapiens’ original contact with the flora in the form of miniature "greenhouses" on windowsills, in rooms, or even in special "winter gardens." House plants are usually decorative, which means that they were cultivated to survive in homes – as opposed to cultivated agricultural plants, not to mention wild plants growing without human involvement. The objective of the class was to show the differences between all kinds of plant "topography," accenting room and house plants, and characterizing their different types. Special attention was given to the use of plants in room decoration.

The three-hour class includes:

  • A lecture part, where the concept of "home" is examined in various contexts (in a series of interactive games and an electronic presentation)
  • A viewing part, with a visit to the "Home: A Century of Change" exhibition, and a screening of animated films, dedicated to the topic of home
  • An artistic part, where the children can realize their creative potential, using artistic means to create their own "dream home"

As always, the class were taught by teachers of the Spirograph Arts and Culture Studio:

 Andrii Sendetskyi    Oleh Boliuk

To register, call: 067 7273668 or 097 2181575

Upcoming classes will take place on:

  • March 10, 2012 (for children ages 6-7)
  • March 17, 2012 (for children ages 8-10)

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.

Participation in the program is free of charge.

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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