"Home of My Dreams"

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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.

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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