Just as a painter makes sketches on paper, sculptors also sometimes make sketches, but then in plaster. In the Gipsoteca can be seen a variety of sketches (preliminary studies) made by Dutch sculptors; these show the artistic process that the artist has gone through. During the Penning [medal] workshop the children discover the Gipsoteca and get to work in plaster themselves. They make a commemorative medal by making a clay mould into which they will then pour the plaster. The children learn how to think in terms of concave and convex, positive and negative. As the medals are drying out the children are given a guided tour through the Gipsoteca, with attention being paid to the endless numbers of preliminary studies that are to be seen there.
Target group: primary education group 6 to 8, inclusive
Duration: 120 minutes
Cost: €7.00 per pupil, including admission charge, supervisors free (max. 1 supervisor per 10 children)
Cultural education à la Hague, theme identity, discipline cultural heritage