"Home of My Dreams"

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The class in the "Home of My Dreams" series for children ages 6-7 took place on March 24, 2012. The "Home of My Dreams" project is part of the "Home: A Century of Change" exhibition at the Center.

"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 topic was "My Home as My Creative Space." The residences of many artists function as their creative workshops and exhibition spaces. This week’s class was unusual, and full of "grown up" terminology and facts. Over the course of three hours, instructors used stories and a video presentation to tell the children of the various periods in the history of art, and the work of the world’s most outstanding artists. In turn, the children tried their hands at these artists’ styles, creating reproductions of artworks in the process. Didactic games and exercises were used to teach the children to achieve compositional objectives, understand perspective and discern the various genres of painting. The class also introduced the concepts of drawing, mosaics, stained glass, sculpture, and architecture. Many fun games and conversations were used for inspiration.

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 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:

  • March 31, 2012 (for children ages 8-10)
  • April 7, 2012 (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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