Offers for schools

Makey Makey workshop

Guided tours and exhibition visits

Exhibition visits

School groups of any age are warmly welcomed anytime during opening hours. 

Costs: admission free for students aged 16 and under, secondary schools all-inclusive 90 CHF (including accompanying persons).

Desktop tours

In an on-screen tour, we guide you through the exhibition "Shaping the Invisible World" online via our specially prepared desktop. We provide an overview of the exhibition, discuss selected works and show further links to the artists and the exhibited works.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: school groups and higher education 40 CH

Guided tours

We encourage our young visitors to take part in discussions sparked by the exhibition, to share their views on art and to link what they see with their own lives and personal concerns. We take children’s questions very seriously and see our task in supporting them in developing and formulating their own perspectives and individual views.

We are happy to reference current curriculum content in our guided tours and discussions – just let us know your themes in time (two weeks before your visit).

Duration: 1 hour
Costs: school groups: 40 CHF, higher education: 80 CHF (excl. admission)

Be a Guide

A guided tour—completely self-made! 
The students select a work to investigate and create a presentation about for their classmates. We provide laptops, research material and assistance in the process.

Duration: 2 hours
Sosts: school groups: 40 CHF, higher education: 80 CHF (excl. admission)

 

Workshops

Bristle Bot - A Bustling Drawing Robot

This small robot built on the head of a toothbrush dances around tracing fine patterns on paper. We learn how a simple electrical circuit functions while we are building the robot and explore questions of robotics: What is intelligence? How do you program movements? What role does the body play?
The workshop includes an introduction to soldering.

Age: 4th grade and upwards
Duration: 3 hours
Costs: 240 CHF, incl. material

Makey Makey - totally computer controlled?

Computers can be controlled by other means than a keyboard, mouse or trackpad. The little Makey Makey controller allows students to design their own interactive installations: such as acoustic, speaking objects or an interactive fitness parcours. In the process, students learn how an electric circuit functions, gain insights into block-based programming with the free online software Scratch and work on their own projects. An individual focus can be chosen together depending on the age and interests of the students.

Age: from primary school
Duration: 3 hours
Cost: 240 CHF, incl. material

Intensive workshops and project weeks

We are happy to organise an in-depth workshop or a project week with you on a topic related to an exhibition or other theme of media art and culture.

Examples of project weeks we have organised in the past:

Short film: Documentary or Fiction?

The short films that students create in these workshops explore the distinction between documentation and fiction. The exhibitions on view provide inspiration with their video projections, screens, installations and robots, and in turn provide perfect backdrops for creating films.