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MUSEUM DIALOGUE - VISUAL THINKING STRATEGY
PRICE: € 7. The price includes the educational session and the educator.
Additionally, everyone attending the educational session will get a free entrance to the MO Museum’s exhibition.
WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THIS PICTURE?
The session might be designed for classes of all age groups: 1-4; 5-9; 10-12.
The session might be designed for adults.
Duration: 90-120 min.
Group size: 15-20 people.
“Look and then look again” said Philip Yenawine, founder of the Visual Thinking Strategy – and that is exactly how we start each session. We invite the students to take a good long look at the art work, without prejudice or preconceived notions. We believe that this is the best way to connect to the work and to become curious about it. Later in the sessions we try to relate to each other what we see, sometimes using printed key words, sometimes inspired solely by the students’ comments. What starts out as a word game often results in a lively discussion – because people do see things differently. We search for a common language focusing first on form, composition, colour, materials and eventually: meaning. It can be quit a challenge sometimes to accept different points of view and that is why our mediators are trained to facilitate story telling. Their purpose is to help students construct their own ‘truth” about the pictures and to this respectfully. The aim of this activity is to create a platform for unique and personal stories but also to use the group’s momentum to inform each other with relevant knowledge about the art. The group’s specific input will challenge our mediators to reach beyond the traditional art-historic interpretation with a fresh outlook on the art every time. This kind of cultural reflection process is an empowering experience for all involved. The time spent at the gallery will likely inspire the students to become more outspoken about culture and more mindful about cultural difference.
The language spoken during these sessions is English or Lithuanian.