"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 February 25, 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.

This time we discussed the room as the child’s personal space. We talked about the room’s interior, décor, and try on the role of designer. A child’s room is a separate world, which influences character development, taste, give a sense of security and comfort. It’s important to involve the children in decorating their rooms, as it is in the room that the child’s inner world develops; it is here that the child dreams, fantasizes, plays, and learns. The children’s room is one of the most functional spaces in a building, combining the features of bedroom, office, gym, and parlor. The decoration of the children’s room is a good opportunity to show creative abilities and thinking, letting the children self-express by creating their own space within the house.We discussed the importance of personal space in the house, designed the room’s interior, played various games, and attempted to create elements of a room’s décor (paper sculptures and modelling clay figures) with our own hands.

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 3, 2012 (for children ages 8-10)
  • March 10, 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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