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  • Schools and extracurricular

  • Throughout the year, from Tuesday to Friday, the Musée Marmottan Monet organises teaching workshops exploring the permanent collections for schools and activity centres. Led by specialist guides and group leaders, the Museum offers a wide range of activities tailored to classes at every level, and in connection with school syllabuses.

    Practical information

    – Reservation obligatory at least two weeks ahead of the visit.
    – Duration: 75 min. (themed tour + workshop).
    – Admission: 7 €/student
    – For workshops in a foreign language (English, Spanish, German, Italian): 9.50 €/student
    – Minimum 13/maximum 30 children
    – 1 accompanying adult free for 6 students
    – Tuesday to Friday, from 10.15 am.

    Download a teacher’s pack to prepare your visit.

    Our themes

    “Illumination: Writing in the Middle Ages”

    — Children from age 8
    How did people write in the Middle Ages? Who wrote? What is an illumination? During this visit, students will learn about the evolution of writing in the Middle Ages and have a chance to try the technique of illumination by making their own illuminated bookmark.

    “The First Premier Empire, Back to the Antique”

    — Children from age 9
    Inspired by Napoleon’s foreign campaigns, the art of the First Empire drew on rich and diverse sources, from Ancient Greece and Rome to Egypt. After visiting the collections, students will use the artistic codes of the First Empire to create an object related to that historical context.

    Storytelling visit

     — From kindergarten to age 8
    Learn about the life of Claude Monet and his garden through a storytelling visit to the museum, followed by a workshop focusing on his favourite flowers.

    “The Beauty of the Seasons”

    — Kindergarten to age 11/12
    The Impressionists painted their pictures outdoors, in direct contact with nature and the seasons. How did they capture their impressions on canvas? What techniques did they use? How is painting outside different from painting in the studio? Students take inspiration from their visit to the Impressionist collections to represent the season of their choice.

    “Water and its reflections”

    — Ages 6 to 11/12
    Fascinated by the play of light and reflections on his pond at Giverny, Monet painted his series of “Water Lilies.” A veritable subject of study for the Impressionists, the multiple variations of reflections in water featured prominently in their work. After visiting the museum, students will have a chance to draw the “Water Lilies” based on their impressions.

    “The Impressionists, Bearing Witness to Modernity”

    — Age 9 to 12
    Between the industrial revolution and artistic evolution, the Impressionists were both witnesses and protagonists of modernity in the 19th century. After seeing paintings and objects typical of their period, students will make their own contribution to the story by reproducing an emblematic feature of the period.

    “Monet’s eye”

    — From age 11
    Monet had been almost blind for ten years when his cataract was operated on in 1923. How did his work develop during those years? By recreating Monet’s paintings, students will visualise the significant changes in his visual perception.

    Informations

    Workshop visits can also be organised around temporary exhibitions.
    Get in touch to find out more.

    For further information, reservations or problems concerning educational activities, please write to: atelier@marmottan.com