Tame an animal

Half-day course for children/teenager, 8. - 11.8.2022

Tame an animal


Summer workshop on the theme "Tame an animal"

8. - 11.8.2022 - half day 


In this workshop you will learn about the world of animals. A world that is connected to the elements (water, air, earth, fire) and the landscapes in which the animals live as well as their powers.

We will go together to the Basel Zoo to explore the hot and dry world of the savannah (lions, elephants, antelopes, giraffes...). Then we will dive into the world of silence of the fish and the songs of the birds, two colourful and rhythmic worlds. Making our way between these two settings, we will be able to encounter pink flamingos and penguins. Or any other animal that will surprise us!

Our observations and sketching work will then be further explored during the workshop where you may also work on your favourite animal. 

You will get to know the animal by its colours, the colours of its natural habitat, its "dress", its smell, its cry, its character, etc. You will also familiarize yourself with its motions, its lines, and by entering into its dance you will be able to capture it better.

Your tools will be gouache, watercolour pastels and pencils.

There are two groups:

morning from 9:30 to 12:00 h 
afternoon from 14:30 bis 17:00 h
each with a snack break.

You can also sign up for two half days.