Book Entertainment Tours
Birthdays! Celebrations! Team events!
At Kumu, you can book different programmes that can be customised to your needs. All programmes begin with a tour of a Kumu exhibition. We can focus on different eras: art classics, Estonian grand masters of modernism, socialist realism, avant-garde art or contemporary art. The tour is followed by a creative part, which does not necessarily require artistic talent, as we all have some creativity hidden inside us. Kumu’s studios offer opportunities to draw, paint, make prints, mould ceramics, and much more. If creative work is not for you, we also offer other ways to get better acquainted with each other through art and to spend some quality time together.
Activity programmes can be ordered in Estonian, Russian and English.
In the Master’s Footsteps
For youth and adults
Gather all of your friends, family and colleagues and visit the exhibition featuring the art of Michel Sittow, a royal court painter from Estonia, at the Kumu Art Museum. Together with a professional programme director, learn about the work and the life of Michel Sittow, a highly respected and sought-after artist in the royal courts of Europe.
Within the framework of the experience programme, you will learn about and experiment with various tools, materials and techniques that have been used through the ages for painting. And
you will also learn the answers to the following questions together: How were paintings made during the Renaissance? What tools have painters used through the ages? How are works of art researched today? What can be learned from works that are hundreds of years old using modern tools? Participate and find out!
The programme lasts two hours
Price: a group of up to 10 young people and/or adults, 150 €; up to 20 participants, 15 € per person.
How Did Michel Become a Master?
Kumu welcomes children’s groups to participate in the experience programme called How Did Michel Become a Master? which introduces the life and works of Michel Sittow, and the painting techniques of the Early Renaissance. Who or what is a royal court painter? When did Michel Sittow live? What was an artist’s daily life like at that time? What tools and techniques have been used by painters at various times in history? How are old works of art researched today? Who does this research? How are oil and tempera paints made? Come and discover art secrets that are centuries old!
The programme lasts 90 minutes
Price: for a group of up to 10 children 130 €; up to 20 participants 13 € per person.
Groups of more than 20 children must be agreed upon in advance.
A Journey Through Contemporary Art
For youth and adults
The entertainment tour “A Journey Through Contemporary Art” will discuss works of art on the subject of travelling and migration via works by central and eastern European contemporary artists. Together with the programme leader and using task cards, we will walk through the exhibition and look at the installations from different angles. The programme is great for team events and birthday guests as an interactive experience in the museum, and it’s a wonderful way to get acquainted with contemporary art.
Duration of the programme: 1.5 h
Price: up to 10 participants for 150 €/group, up to 15 participants for 15 €/person and, starting with 15 participants, 13 €/person
Can be ordered in Estonian
For all age groups
In addition to the above-mentioned programmes, you can construct a birthday, company event or some other celebration from the following parts:
A tour of an exhibition: during the tour, we can look at the classics of Estonian art or any of Kumu’s temporary exhibitions. Currently open exhibitions can be viewed here. We have come up with different possibilities for the visit, from traditional tours to more playful approaches, which can be viewed here. Duration: 1–1.5 h.
A creative workshop/studio class. Duration: 1.5 h
Choice of workshops:
Ceramics workshop – under the guidance of a professional instructor, Jarõna Ilo, the master of the Kumu ceramics studio, an artist and a ceramist, you can make something usable (a mug, vase, bowl, platter etc.) or model small figurines; for decorating, you can try stamps or glazing (glazing will be done by the Kumu ceramics master and the items will be ready in two weeks). The whole group can also join in a common project.
Printmaking workshop – under the guidance of a professional printmaker, you can try printing with various materials, such as lace or string, which leave interesting marks on surfaces. If you wish, you can also experiment with drypoint or linocut. Each participant can design and complete a print from beginning to end, including printing on a printing press.
Pin/brooch workshop – this workshop has two options: you can either make a base of your own design from self-hardening clay, onto which you can “print” an image (a detail from a drawing, photo etc.), or you can use the pin machine, which makes pins and key chains out of the clay circles you have made. Images to be put on the pin can be made in various techniques, such as acrylic paint, watercolour, textile printing or stamps, or you can choose from ready-made motifs.
Subconscious drawing – this workshop is meant for the development of your creativity, for achieving internal balance and for developing relationships within groups. Everybody is capable of expressing his or her fantastic and unique world of imagery through drawing. The images seemingly come from nowhere. Once you’ve found the right state of mind, drawing helps you release unconscious desires, unacknowledged knowledge, obsessions and fantasies. Tension requires a playful format for therapeutic release, but playing is something that grown-ups often deny themselves.
This creative method is both therapeutic and a lot of fun.
Painting workshop – painting under an experienced instructor is a wonderful opportunity for a beginner to take the first steps in art. During the class, we will discuss colours, composition, texture, light and shadow. No limits and a creative atmosphere are the keywords of the painting studio.
Prices of fantasy tours:
tour at Kumu (60 min) in Estonian: 35 €
tour at Kumu (60 min) in a foreign language: 50 €
tour at Kumu (up to 90 min) in Estonian: 45 €
tour at Kumu (up to 90 min) in a foreign language: 60 €
Note! The price of museum tickets will be added to the price of the tour.
If you order a workshop in addition to the tour, the price of the entertainment programme includes the whole programme:
Price for children: up to 10 participants for 130 €/group, up to 15 participants for 13 €/person and, starting with 15 participants, 11 €/person
Price for youth and adults: up to 10 participants for 150 €/group, up to 15 participants for 15 €/person and, starting with 15 participants, 13 €/person
A birthday invitation can be downloaded here.