To tie in with the Olafur Eliasson: Nel tuo tempo exhibition Palazzo Strozzi has developed tours and workshops for schools to allow students to experience the exhibition as a space both for personal experimentation and for sharing with the class as a whole.
The tours, which are tailored to cater for different age groups, are structured in conversational form and include practical experiments in the exhibition. Workshop activities after the tour urge the children to reprocess the stimuli received from the exhibits with experiments which can be performed either individually or as a group.
Ahead of the visit
In the first few weeks of the exhibition we will be holding meetings for teachers and offering material for preparing the visit, exploring content regarding the artist and endeavouring to make the activities as inclusive as possible.
For further information on accessibility please consult our web page Facilities and Accessibility.
We encourage teachers, after booking, to fill out the pre-visit questionnaire with information regarding the type of class so that the activity can be effectively tailored to its specific needs.
Tour + workshop
For younger students the activity comprises a tour of the Olafur Eliasson: Nel tuo tempo exhibition focusing on some of the works of art displayed on the Piano Nobile: by looking and moving, each child is involved in a journey in which colours and reflections turn the rooms into a space made of light.
We then take our cue from Olafur Eliasson’s installations to experiment in the workshop with transparent and opaque materials which each child can choose to create a collective composition. The resulting work can be taken back to school to decorate the windows in the classroom.
In the course of the activity, the children are encouraged to express their own ideas in an effort to promote the use of words and other forms of communication; the creative experiments stimulate them to disover how art can change both our own outlook and the environment all around us.
Duration one hour and a half
Cost € 3 per student plus price of admission to exhibition (free of charge for children under 6, disabled students, teachers accompanying their class)
For further information on access to the exhibition rooms, see our Open in safety page.
Chiavi della Città
Palazzo Strozzi subscribes to Chiavi della Città, a Comune di Firenze scheme promoting the offer of educational and training pathways to supplement classroom teaching in Florentine schools.
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