reading and workshop for families
A workshop for younger children and their families devoted to reading and art

Animated tour and workshop for schools and families

How do you choose a painting? How do you put together a collection? An unbelievable selection of masterpieces, a unique collection of modern and contemporary works of art help us to reflect on the art of collecting art and on the enthusiasm that drove its founder. In the workshop we learn to become art experts and to put together collections with the assistance of Kandinsky, Matisse, Picasso and Mark Rothko.

special workshop with the artist Taro Miura for adults and children aged seven and over

Friday 15 April at 5 pm

Let's build a paper city! Illustrator Taro Miura, who has written several illustrated books in Europe and Japan, invites adults and children to all join together on a collective work in progress, building a paper city that'll grow before our very eyes as everyone chips in!

tour of the exhibition and workshop for schools and families with children aged 7 to 11

from 28 February to 1 May 2016

To mark the Botero.  Stations of the Cross.  The Passion of Christ exhibition, the Palazzo delle Esposizioni's Art Workshop has devised a tour of the exhibition and a workshop to help you discover this Colombian artist's work and to invent stories told in episodes.

training course

Five dates dedicated to colour in art. Monet, Van Gogh, Kandinsky, Rothko and Klein are the five artists selected for their use and interpretation, in different ways, of colour.

tour of the exhibition and workshop for schools and families with children aged 3 to 6

6 March – 22 May 2016
Inspired by the original illustrations from the book Matisse's Garden, readings and workshops allow children to create simple compositions of shapes and colours with scissors.

12 May 2016 at 5pm

In this workshop for demolishing stereotypes and prejudices and for working together on devising new rights for boys and girls, we take our cue from two entertaining illustrated books entitled "The Declaration of the Rights of Girls" and "The Declaration of the Rights of Boys", published in Italy by the Lo Stampatello publishing house with the participation of Amnesty International Italia.

summer school at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni

from 13 June to 15 July 2016

From 8.30 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday, the Palazzo delle Esposizioni's Art Workshop has dreamed up a fun, quality alternative for children to spend the first few weeks of their summer holidays after schools break up.

Gianni Berengo Gardin. "Vera fotografia". Reportages, images, encounters

22 June and 13 July 2016 at 6.30pm

Two meetings to explore the story of one of the photographs in the exhibition in greater depth and to learn about the research and hard work that lie behind what we see.

until 3 July 2016

animated tour of the exhibition for schools

To tie in with the Caravaggio Experience, the Palazzo delle Esposizioni's Art Workshop offers a tour of the exhibition providing kids with a full immersion in Caravaggio's work involving all five senses.

training course

saturday April 16 (sight and touch) - May 21 (taste and smell) - June 18 (hearing and sixth sense) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Three meetings dedicated to touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight to interpret and read art, setting out from the works of contemporary artists and experiencing possible creative processes.

basic training course on the teaching of art

9-10 July 2016

The course focuses on teaching participants a working method for use in the classroom designed to breathe life into the language and practices of contemporary art through the primary elements of an artistic vocabulary underpinning a potential visual grammar.

reading and workshop for children aged 1 to 3
Books to look at, touch and explore, and a first workshop experience for toddlers to share with mum, dad, grandparents, aunts and uncles, because after all... it's never too soon to start learning to read!

tour of the exhibition and workshop for schools and for families with children aged 3 to 6

from 28 May to 28 August

A  book, an exhibition and a cycle of workshops for schools and families allows the young and the less young alike to play with printing and composing images by combining shapes and colours in different ways.

a free interactive science event
2016, october 26 -30

Five days, free workshops and collettive creation installations, experiencing first-hand the dynamics of creativity.

screenings, encounters, workshops for everyone aged five and over

25 and 26 November 2016

Two days devoted to kids and grownups alike to admire the animated shorts of German director Lotte Reiniger set to music and remixed live, to talk about art books for children, to take part in workshops on shadows and to work together on inventing original stories by playing with light and shadow.

tours and workshops for schools and families
from 18 October 2016 to 8 January 2017
To tie in with the Quadriennale, the Art Workshop is organising a tour of the exhibition and a workshop to learn how not to make do with first appearances but to dig deeper and to tell the story of us, of others and of the world around us using the words, ideas and techniques of contemporary art.

5 encounters with the curators

starting 27 October at 6.30 pm

A new edition of Spot!, a rendez-vous at cocktail hour offering a guide to the appreciation and interpretation of a work of art, a theme or an artist in the exhibition, is returning to accompany the  16 Art Quadriennale. Different Times, Different Myths exhibition at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, offering visitors a unique opportunity to explore and understand the themes, languages and leading players in young Italian art "straight from the horse's mouth" by meeting with the curators.

special workshop

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October

To tie in with the 16th Quadriennale, Palazzo delle Esposizioni's Art Workshop is organising a special two-day event for anyone over the age of four.

Ongoing workshops help you to familiarise with the techniques, languages and materials that tell the complex story of Italian contemporary art in a collective work in progress shaped by the input and the contributions made by all participants.

the fifth edition of IBBY Camp Lampedusa entitledIllustrate the world to me

from 14 to 20 November 2016

Exhibition of works of art and tactile books , workshops and special events
from 12 November 2016 to 26 February 2017
Books and works of art designed to educate and to reawaken the senses. Books for imagining and for learning to "look" at reality with new eyes and new hands. Unique books and works of art, hand-made to offer original tools for mediation and inclusion and to eliminate all physical barriers.