The NRW-Forum Düsseldorf is a cultural centre for the whole family. We attach special importance to imparting knowledge, cultural education and active participation, particularly in the areas of media skills and technology appreciation. What matters to us is an assured but critical approach to the latest cultural tools, especially also in relation to the Internet. All exhibitions have an accompanying comprehensive learning programme for adults and school students that enables intensive engagement with the artistic subject matter and current topics.
Guided Tours and Workshops
Guided tours for adults and school students through one or more of the in-house exhibitions can be booked for a date of your choice, with or without a workshop.
Guided tour (EN/DE/FR, 45-60 min):
75 Euro + entrance, max. 25 parcitipants
Guided tour for school classes (DE, 45-60 Min):
60 Euro entrance incl., max. 25 pupils, free entrance for one teacher
Free guided tour (DE):
Every last Friday of the month, 6 pm (no booking)
In our new digital workshop, in collaboration with students of computer science from Düsseldorf University, children and adolescents will be able to concentrate on simple programming languages, robotics and interactive hardware. They will leave behind the role of simple consumers and learn how to work actively and creatively with digital technologies.
NEW CLASSES STARTING FROM MAY
Creative Coding I - with MaKeyMaKey (6-9 years)
Tuesdays, 4.45 pm – 6 pm, Start: Tue, 16.5., 7 sessions, max. 15 people, Euro 70, Trainer: Moritz Fuchshofer (student of computer science at Düsseldorf University)
Creative Coding II – Build a robot (10-14 years)
Wednesdays, 4.45 pm – 6 pm, Start: Wed, 17.5., 7 sessions, max. 15 people, Euro 70, Trainer: Michelle Werth (student of computer science at Düsseldorf University)
Creative Coding I - with MaKeyMaKey (6-8 years)
Play the piano with bananas, or steer Super Mario with play-dough - MaKey MaKey is a technology that turns everyday things into touch-sensitive surfaces with which you can operate programs, games and websites. A circuit board is connected to a computer, your own body and all possible conductive objects via a cable, USB and crocodile clips. When you touch the object that has been hooked up the circuit is completed and thus the object works like a keyboard or a mouse and sends instructions to the computer. Workshop participants will invent their own MaKey MaKey musical instruments. They will develop the functions of their instruments by themselves, become acquainted with the physical laws and principles of programming and playfully explore creative exchange processes between the body and technology.
Creative Coding II – Build a robot (9-14 years)
Lego comes alive. Tinkerbots are small robots that can be put together however you choose using various building blocks. The robots can be controlled via an app and you can teach them all possible movement sequences. Workshop participants will experiment with the modular building set, build their own Tinkerbots and learn something about robotic technology, sensorics and programming while they themselves teach their Tinkerbots how to walk.
GIF Workshop to accompany the exhibition “Thomas Mailaender: The Fun Archive”
In his artistic work, Thomas Mailaender explores images and memes from the Internet. He archives and processes these and places them within the contexts of high culture. This workshop will be devoted to the Internet phenomenon of GIFs. These are small animated graphic formats with which we communicate quite naturally every day, particularly on social media. But what exactly are GIFs, how do they work and for what purposes can you use them? Within the framework of the "Thomas Mailaender: The Fun Archive“ exhibition (03.02.-30.04.2017) we want to "build" Graphics Interchange Formats ourselves.
Guided tour + workshop: 90 minutes, max. 25 people; Cost: Euro 90 for school classes; Euro 110 for adults
Workshop: Pimp Your Bike
The NRW-Forum Düsseldorf will pimp your bike. During our exhibition called "Mythos Tour de France“ (19.05.-23.7.2017), every Sunday, we will be offering a workshop for all those cyclists who would like to tune up their bikes and enjoy some creative tinkering. Appropriately for the Grand Départ in Düsseldorf, the workshop participants will be able to get their bikes optically into top gear. Using a variety of materials, such as fluorescent paints, stickers, luminous tapes, LEDs as well as self-made sound effects it will bepossible to embellish those two-wheeled steeds beyond recognition. We will provide the materials. Please bring your bicycles.
Guided tour + workshop: 90 minutes, max. 25 people; Cost: Euro 90 + Euro 10 for materials for children and adolescents; Euro 110 + Euro 10 for materials for adults; Always on Sundays
Open workshops: 11 am - 3 pm (21 May, 28 May, 4 June, 11 June, 18 June, 25 June, 2 July, 9 July, 16 July, 23 July), Cost: Euro 20 per person includes materials
Workshop: VR glasses out of cardboard
to accompany the “Unreal: A Virtual Reality Exhibition“ (25.5 - 30.7.17)
Virtual reality is currently one of the very important themes in the entertainment industry and in art. VR glasses such as HTC Vive are currently still quite expensive, however, there are reasonably priced alternatives for all those who would like to take their first steps in the virtual world. In this workshop we will be building VR glasses out of cardboard - known as cardboards - into which you can simply place your own smartphone. Then, all you need to do is to install a VR app and you can begin to explore virtual reality. The craft materials will be provided, please bring along your own smartphones.
Guided tour + workshop for groups: 90 minutes, max. 25 people, Cost: Euro 90 + Euro 10 for materials for children and adolescents; Euro 110 + Euro 10 for materials for adults
You can book a workshop + tour for a date of your choice - book online
Babel in Revers
As part of the "Kultur und Spracherwerb“ [Culture and Language Learning] programme, the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf will be the venue for the BABEL IN REVERS project for young refugees aged between 9 and 17 years. Together with the artist Angelika Vienken, the young people will design smartphone blackboards and create multimedia installations based on memories, personal impressions and wishes, in various languages and using different technologies. At the end, the works will be assembled into a tower that will be a symbol for overcoming language barriers - Babel in Reverse.
With the kind support of
Children become art protagonists. Within the framework of the NRW federal state programme "Kultur und Schule" [Culture and School] and in cooperation with the Gymnasium Gerresheim and the artist Angelika Vienken, at present, the ART STALKER project is taking place at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf. In the course of guided tours of the current exhibitions, the fifth graders and seventh graders engage with the art works in order to then try out the respective genre themselves. Previously, after a visit to the "Wackerbarth: heimat.nrw" exhibition, they painted their own red sofas so that they could then roam around Düsseldorf as little Wackerbarths and take photos. Within the framework of the "Bling Bling Baby!" exhibition they will really be able to reach into the kitsch box and figure out what art can and may do and how much fun this can be.
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