From the 20th to the 23th July 2021 educational and creative workshops were held at the Sugar Refinery Palace at the permanent display of the Museum and the exhibition The unknown Klimt – love, death, ecstasy. The workshops were intended for children from 7 to 11 years of age. Within a week we visited the entire permanent display of the Museum and the exhibition The unknown Klimt. We got acquainted with the notion of the kampanul, tried out the sugar cone cutter, learned about all the forms sugar had been available in the past and what was going on in the Sugar Refinery Palace before. Following the interactive tour of the Klimt exhibition, we were introduced to the artist Gustav Klimt and the works that embellish the ceiling of the Rijeka theatre. We viewed the paintings closely and noticed details, wondered about the motifs, the colours and the paintings' titles and were looking for the signatures. On top of all that we enjoyed going through questionnaires, colouring books and puzzles on touch screens, as well as the interactive projections of the Drawings and the Angel.
During 2018 and 2019, the Museum hosted animated film workshops in collaboration with the Association of film enthusiasts AnimatoRi and the Centre of Technical Culture Rijeka. Dozens of participants tried to make an animated film on the subject of Rijeka's theatre paintings. This year’s plan is to continue the collaboration, but also to start a new, different educational and creative workshop which also has a goal to introduce children and young people to the beginnings of the opus of painter Gustav Klimt and to his paintings in Rijeka that are unknown to the domestic and especially foreign audiences. Workshops are going to include making bracelets from wooden spatulas with selected motifs from the exhibition, decorating coasters and boxes using decoupage technique, the artistic experience of the exhibited paintings, and decorating canvas bags with fabric colours. The programs are adapted to all age groups and for each workshop a tour of the exhibition is included with interactive expert guidance.
Prior notice is required for all educational programs. Applications for the workshops are starting in mid-April 2021 at: firstname.lastname@example.org