Foto Delfino Sisto Legnani. Courtesy Fondazione Prada

Accademia dei bambini opens on Sunday 25 September with a new round of workshops conceived by the painter Nicola Magrin.

“Paesaggio dell’anima” (The landscape of the soul) is an invitation to experiment with how to ‘make water soiled with colour dialogue with the heart, the mind and then finally the hand’. Mixing water and colour, the children discover how to create floating images, to give a sense of wind and movement to their representations of skies, stars, trees and forests. The workshop continues every weekend until 23 October. The calendar with appointment updates weekly is posted below.

Every workshop at Accademia dei bambini is dedicated to children and family and it is conceived by a different “master”. “Masters” are architects, educators, artists, scientists, directors and musicians who are willing not only to teach, but also to acquire new inspirations. The workshops proposed by the “masters” are then developed by a group of educators coordinated by Marta Motterlini, an expert in museum educational programs.

Accademia dei bambini was developed by the neuropediatrician Giannetta Ottilia Latis, who laid the theoretical and operational groundwork while curating its content until June 2019. Since September 2019 pediatrician and neonatologist Gabriele Ferraris is the new curator of the program. The space, designed by a group of young students from the École Nationale Supérieure d’architecture de Versailles, led by their teachers Cédric Libert and Elias Guenon, can always take on new configurations by adapting to diverse programs.

The video-story of the laboratories is collected in the “Piccoli Maestri” series, curated by Maicol Casale and Claudia Ferri.

Special projects

Workshops Schedule