"Home of My Dreams"
The class for children ages 8-10 in the "Home of My Dreams" series took place on March 17, 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 class was dedicated to the subjects of "Home: courtyard and neighbors." However cozy our apartment, whatever extent of information the internet can provide, we still occasionally leave our homes to take care of various needs of our existence. Among these is the acquisition of direct experience of society or the natural surroundings beyond it. In addition to the members of our family, people of kith and kin, colleagues in our academic or professional lives, we are frequently close with our neighbors, choosing to spend free time with them. The class discussed the importance of cultivating a positive outlook in our neighbors, as well as ourselves.
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 24, 2012 (for children ages 6-7)
- March 31, 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.