EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR M.C. ESCHER EXHIBITION

The works of Dutch Artist M.C. Escher will be showcased in an interactive and monumental exhibition sponsored by the MC Escher Foundation. There will be close to 200 original works by Escher (1898 – 1972)- a pioneering figure of 20th century art and a master of illusion and paradox.  The exhibition highlights several Escher masterpieces including Hand with Reflecting Sphere, Relativity, Metamorphosis II and Belvedere. Integral to the exhibition’s mission is to expose young people to the harmonious intersection of science, math and art.  In furtherance of this mission, we are offering educational opportunities for students and adult of all ages specifically geared to inspire both analytical and creative thinking in intellectually developing minds.

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School and Camp Field Trips Available

 

GUIDED TOUR FOR ADULTS

Reading Escher's creative evolution through his works is an experience of wonder, and those who wonder at something become aware of its wonderful qualities. From the observation of nature to the boundless spaces of geometry, our human perception is put to the test. The ideas on which Escher's art is based stem from a sense of admiration and awe at the laws that govern the world we live in. Escher knew that hardly anyone saw the world around him like he did, and this is what makes his vision of things so personal and unique.

> Adult Groups

- min 15 max 30 people

- duration 75 minutes

- $ 200 per group

- ticket entrance not included ($ 15 per person)

- microphone equipment included in the fee

- booking request one week before the visit

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WORKSHOP FOR SCHOOLS AND FAMILY

An introduction to M.C. Escher’s life will be provided with emphasis on the overlap and influence of professional fields such as architecture, mathematics and art. We will showcase geometric shapes and terms including symmetry, planes, angles and tessellation.  Artistic concepts such as use of value, shading and color will be explained and demonstrated. The students will be given images and encouraged to find hidden shapes and objects and to see how color and value can both highlight and hide objects in real life and in Escher’s art. We will demonstrate what is a woodblock print and the students will then be guided in making their own tessellation art.

 

This kind of activity includes a short visit (30 minutes) + workshop (60 minutes) > 90 minutes

> Schools

- Grades K - 5

- min 15 max 30 students

- duration 90 minutes

- $ 210 per group

- ticket entrance not included ($ 6 per student)

- microphone equipment not necessary

> Family

- Adults “Family Worshop” $ 25 (ticket $ 15 + activity $ 10)

- Kids “Family Worshop” (5 to 9) $ 16 (ticket $ 6 + activity $ 10)

- max 30 people

- duration 90 minutes

- microphone equipment not necessary

- each Sunday at 11 am - starting from June 17th to July 29th

Book Family Workshop Here

 

GUIDED TOUR FOR SCHOOLS  

School groups are offered a comprehensive guided tour in which students will be given conceptual cues to further sharpen their visual experience of the exhibition.  The objective of the tour will be to develop their geometric imagination, intuition and their ability to “see.” The students will participate in several interactive exercises, including ones that demonstrate Gestalt principles used to create optical illusion. Students will explore how the human eye perceives visual elements, and specifically how complex images tend to be reduced to simper shapes. Geometric paradoxes will be used to further understand space and three-dimensionality.

> Schools

- Grades 6 - 12

- min 15 max 30 students

- duration 75 minutes

- $ 150 per group

- ticket entrance not included ($ 6 per student)

- microphone equipment included in the fee

- booking request one week before the visit