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We invite high shool children to spend their winter holidays at the MAA

“TOO MUCH TALK WILL NOT FILL THE JUG!”

ceramic workshops for high shool children

This mini-course will be based on learning traditional African ceramic techniques.

Over the course of 5 days (Monday – Friday) for three hours (two time-slots of choice: 10-13h & 14-17h) you will learn the techniques of making, decorating, glazing and colouring objects made in clay, which will then be heated and prepared for exhibiting.

The final 2 days of the holidays/workshops (Saturday and Sunday, 13-14 February) will be set aside for course curators and their participants’ exhibition set-up. On February 14, 2016 at 2 pm, the official opening of the exhibition will take place, with certificates for all participants and awards for best artworks.


 

Guided Tours and Workshops in February

February 7th, 14th, 21th, 28th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

GUIDED TOUR THROUGH THE EXHIBITION
„Ibedji - twice born“

+ CREATIVE WORKSHOP FOR KIDS
„Art and myths of the Yoruba“ (age 4 to 12)

The latest thematic exhibition „Ibeji: Twice Born“ will be presented by the author, Aleksandra Prodanović Bojović, curator of the Museum of African Art, on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The exhibition showcases twin sculptures from the Pavlić collection, gathered at the end of the 1970s in Nigeria, that attest to the exceptional artistic tradition, as well as the beliefs and customs, of the Yoruba people. Museum visitors can also view black and white photographs – double portraits from West Africa, which illustrate the preserved beliefs and notions of twins transposed into new media. This multimedia exhibition includes an interview on twin beliefs with a priest of the traditional Yoruba religion - made by the exhibition author, as well as a selection of short films related to the exhibition topic.

Simultaneously to the guided tour intended for adults, we offer creative workshops for children , 4-12 years of age, themed „Art and Myths of the Yoruba“.


 

SWAHILI – LANGUAGE WORKSHOPS

The Museum of African Art organize the Spring Swahili - languge workshops from April 2nd  until May 28th.

The workshops are open for biggingers and will be held in Serbian/ Swahili.For English speakers interested in learning Swahili at the MAA, we could organize Swahili workshops in Englsh if there is a goup of the least 7 English speaking people.

There is a Swahili proverb: MTU NI WATU, which means A PERSON IS PEOPLE.

By learning Swahili, different customs, temperaments and behaviours are better understood.

Swahili, or Kiswahili, belongs to the Bantu language family, a large family of languages spoken across a large area of sub-Saharan Africa. Throughout the centuries, Swahili spread through the trade among different peoples and nations. In both Tanzania and Kenya, Swahili is a national language, however it is spoken by millions more across Eastern, Central and Southern Africa: in Uganda, Burundi, Somalia, Mozambique and South Africa.

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