“The Large Bathers” (1905) by Paul Cézanne

This practical art workshop initiates children to the paintings of Paul Cézanne, the “Father of Modern Art”.

Children will experiment with spatula painting and mix-media techniques to create their very own original works. They will choose their subjects between landscapes and still lifes, which were amongst the Master’s favourites.

Paul Cézanne was a French Post-Impressionist painter who spent most of his life in Aix-en-Provence in France. His work laid the foundations that allowed many artists to transition from the 19th-century representative art to a new and radically different way of representing form, space and subject in the 20th century.

“La Montagne Saint-Victoire” (1895) by Paul Cézanne

“Cézanne was interested in the simplification of naturally occurring forms to their geometric essentials: he wanted to “treat nature by the cylinder, the sphere, the cone” (a tree trunk may be conceived of as a cylinder, an apple or orange a sphere, for example). Additionally, Cézanne’s desire to capture the truth of perception led him to explore binocular vision graphically, rendering slightly different, yet simultaneous visual perceptions of the same phenomena to provide the viewer with an aesthetic experience of depth different from those of earlier ideals of perspective, in particular single-point perspective.” (c.f. Wikipedia)

Practical information

Date: Saturday 4th November 2017

Time: 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm

Ages: This workshop is recommended for children from 6 to 13 years old.

Location: Atelier du Square, rue François Bonivard 4, 1201 Geneva. Click here to see map.

Fee for one afternoon: CHF 65.- per child, materials and snack included, for the whole week.

Enrollment: Please download the enrollment sheet Cézanne FR Inscription.
Complete it and scan or take a picture of it and return to eurydice@arts-expression.ch. Payments are due on signature of the enrollment sheet

Information: Eurydice Labaki, eurydice@arts-expression.ch, +41 (0) 78 696 12 45