Creating a permanent trace of the curiosities collected in the museum’s gardens by making a print using silver printing techniques.
- Understanding the benefits of a collection: the link between objects and knowledge.
- Understanding the notion of preservation.
- Learning to recognise oneself and one’s environment.
- Collecting and sharing knowledge: knowing how to identify, classify, select and analyse. Sharing knowledge about and interest in an object in a collection.
- Ensuring the durability of a collection: each object deserves its own setting. Preserving the ephemeral through the use of light and paper.
- Analysing the light spectrum and the effect of infrared rays: introduction to physics and chemistry.
- From the portrait to digital photography: becoming aware of your body, determining a profile by making your silhouette. The silhouette technique preceded first film photography and then digital photography.
Making magic tools and accessories.
- Discovering the world of illusion.
- Developing a scientific approach to magic.
- Fostering critical thinking.
- Experimentation and hands-on practice, to develop fine motor skills and dexterity.
- Formulating hypotheses to implement a scientific approach.
Length: 2 h
Price: 4 euros per child
The herbarium for plants containing tannin
Collaborative construction of a herbarium for plants containing tannin.
- Developing sensory and emotional relationships with plants.
- Discovering living materials collected in the gardens.
- Experimenting with a technique involving pounding on fabric.
- Finding your way around a natural environment.
- Collecting leaves with an artistic approach.
- Observing, sorting and classifying materials to build a collection.
Length: 1.5 h
Price: 3 euros per child
Cooking with Herbs
Going into the gardens and then cooking a meal from what’s been gathered.
An ecological approach to using local flora.
- Raising awareness about the senses of taste and smell.
- Identifying and recognising edible plants and herbs.
- Identifying tastes and flavours.
- Discovering and experimenting with unusual recipes.
- Raising awareness about health and food hygiene.
Length: 2 h
Price: 5 euros per child
Dyes Made from Plants
- introduction to the art and techniques of dyes.
- making and using plant-based dyes.
- identifying dye plants
- defining aluminium and iron mordants.
- mastering various mordanting techniques.
The workshop includes:
- learning about the history of natural dyes and their symbolism.
- selecting dye plants.
- making and preparing mordants and plant-based dye solutions.
- being introduced to different printing techniques.
It’s All Fun and Games
- “Playing to learn or learning to play”
- Discovering popular games of the 18th century.
- Playing with team spirit.
- Setting up strategies.
- Developing physical and intellectual skills: agility, stamina and concentration
- Acting with a civic-minded attitude
Length: 2 h
Price: 3.50 euros per child