"Home of My Dreams"

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The class for children (ages 8 – 10) in our "Home of My Dreams"
series took place on December 17, 2011. The "Home of My Dreams"
project is part of the "Home: A Century of Change" exhibition at the

"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. The topic of this week’s class was "Home: cottage, homestead, garden, house".

The residence is not merely a material
shell of closed space that includes many acquired things, which bring memories
of pleasant moments, but also a sort of fortress, a shelter from life’s disturbances,
and bad weather. It is only in our little house, our cabin, our homestead that
we feel most comfortable and protected. In learning to
perceive the world, children often draw a house, knowing that it is home to
people closest to them. A neat house is often the object of admiration, more so
with a garden around it. Therefore the saying "East, west – home is best"
remains pertinent.

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
  • 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"

Classes were taught by two 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:

  • December 24, 2011 (for children ages 6-7)
  • January 21, 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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