ART FOR Children
CHILDREN’S ART CLUB ANGELN
An initiative of the association KUNST FÜR ANGELN
This year’s World Children’s Day on 20 September 2023 was under the motto Every child needs a future! “The association KUNST FÜR ANGELN extended this motto by “Every child needs access to art”. Therefore, the club started its 4th workshop for children on Sunday, after World Children’s Day, on 24.9.23. This time with the Schleswig-Holstein artist Malte Urbschat! Children between 5 and 14 years created their version, their interpretation of works of art by Malte Urbschat together with the artist as part of the exhibition “Mondwald und der unglaubliche Mai – 50 Years Collection Roosen-Trinks”.
As always, participation in the workshop was free of charge.
Images of this workshop further down.
OPENING OF THE CHILDREN’S ART CLUB
The association KUNST FÜR ANGELN also took the World Children’s Day 2023 as an opportunity to found the CHILDREN’S ART CLUB ANGELN!
In an extra art space on the WITTKIELHOF, the children’s works of art created in the past 4 workshops are now exhibited and made available to the public.
The special feature: the first children’s art exhibition the youngsters determined the hanging of their works and the children guide the adults through the exhibition.
Our CHILDREN’S ART CLUB ANGELN celebrates the opening for the whole week! Highlight: OPEN HOUSE on Sunday, October 15 from 12:00 h! KUNST FÜR ANGELN, Wittkielhof!
CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP WITH MALTE URBSCHAT
ART FOR CHILDREN – CONCEPT:
In the northernmost part of Schleswig-Holstein, on the Angeln peninsula, between the Schlei and the Danish border, there is no private art collection that is open to the public. Neither for students nor for adults or for children, with private art tours, without admission, in a private, rural setting. To change this, the association KUNST FÜR ANGELN e.V., which brought the collection ROOSEN-TRINKS from Berlin to the Wittkielhof in Anglia, offers programs for everyone – but especially for children.
The ROOSEN-TRINKS collection consists of more than 500 works of contemporary art – from sculptures and collages, videos, installations, photographs to classical painting: artists which the collector Ingrid Roosen-Trinks knows almost everyone personally and with whom she has been close friends for years. This situation offers the best conditions to enable children, with the help of artists, to access works of art in a playful, uncomplicated and cheerful way. HOW? By means of workshops in which artists personally explain their works in the collection and in which they encourage the children to draw or reproduce these artworks together.
In addition, the children are inspired – under the guidance of the artist present – to create their own works of art. The workshops usually start on Sundays at 12:00, last about 2 hours and consist of 8 -12 children between 5 and 14 years, together with the artist, the collector Ingrid Roosen-Trinks and the educator Christa Fricke from Angeln.
All works created in the workshops will be exhibited by the children in a specially created art space on the Wittkielhof (planned).
For the exhibitions of the children’s artwork:
• Children design the invitation cards
• They invite children other than guests
• Children determine the hanging or installation of children’s works of art (curators)
• Children guide the guests, visitors, art lovers, press representatives personally through the exhibition
• They announce the dates of future workshops to children
• Children will be planning the workshops for the coming years
• Children will design flyers/brochures for the upcoming workshops.
Through these program offers, paths are shown through which children get a playful access to art. In this way, bridges can be built to other generations, because the view of children can also help adults to better understand art. The childlike view opens – especially for adults – new worlds and creates other narrative levels and thus gives new perspectives on our everyday life and on life itself. The unbiased, often surprising and unsolicited questions and comments of the children can give a completely new view of existing works of art. Ingrid Roosen-Trinks is always enthusiastic and inspired when she hears reactions like those of an 8-year-old: He said he believes he will one day become an artist, because art is so full of secrets. Then you realize how much art can change. And what an enrichment it is – especially for adults – to let children interpret the art!
We plan to offer at least 2 workshops per year.
Information regarding the association KUNST FÜR ANGELN e.V. as well as dates for guided tours and workshops for children:
Registration for guided tours and children’s workshops:
April 28th, 2024 – Children’s Art Workshop – WITTKIELHOF