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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.
Bringing forms, colours and figures to life
Young adults and grown-ups
A hands-on programme at the exhibition Kaarel Kurismaa. Yellow Light Orchestra. Kaarel Kurismaa could be called the father of Estonian kinetic art. At the exhibition of his works, we will be examining his machines, which move, make sounds and flash. The participants will also work together to create a fun animation with the help of a zoetrope.
Duration of the programme: 1.5–2 h
Price: 150 € per group for up to 10 participants, 15 € per person for up to 15 participants and 13 € per person for over 15 participants
Larger groups upon agreement.
Colours and machines
A hands-on programme at the exhibition Kaarel Kurismaa. Yellow Light Orchestra includes a visit to the exhibition, where we will examine peculiar machines and a colourful play of lights, and watch animated films. We will try to find answers to a number of questions. What is a moving work of art? Can a machine be a work of art? Which colours and shapes have inspired the artist the most? In the second half of the programme, we will head to the Kumu studios to create our own works of art with the help of various machines.
Duration of the programme: 1.5 h
Price for children: 130 € per group for up to 10 participants, 13 € per person for up to 15 participants and 11 € per person for over 15 participants
Larger groups upon agreement.
Konrad Mägi and the Mysticism of Nature
For young people and adults
Gather all of your friends, family or colleagues together, and kill two art birds with one stone! During the supplementary experience programme, a tour will be conducted, along with a professional programme guide, of two Kumu exhibitions: Konrad Mägi and Symbolism in the Art of the Baltic States. In Konrad Mägi’s paintings, the landscape is often revealed as a mysterious place filled with bewitching and unbridled nature experiences. In their landscape paintings, the Baltic symbolists aspired to express the complex relationship between themselves and nature or humankind and the universe, by experiencing art through unity with the entire biophysical world.
In the second part of the programme, all of the participants will be able to create their own picturesque landscapes and experiment with beautiful colour combinations. Prior art experience is not required, and all of the participants will be able to successfully create colourful landscapes inspired by Konrad Mägi’s landscapes using the hydrographics technique.
Duration of the programme: 2 h
Price: group of 10 or under, 150 €; up to 15 participants for 15 €/person and, up to 20 participants, 13 € per person. Larger groups upon agreement.
Landscapes, Colours and Mägi
Friends, classmates, and birthday party attendees can have a good time at the Landscapes, Colours and Mägi experience programme. Together they will tour the Kumu exhibitions Konrad Mägi and Symbolism in the Art of the Baltic States and discuss such topics as: How does an artist communicate the power, beauty and greatness of nature by playing with colours? What emotions are evoked by various paintings of nature? What memories and experiences are we reminded of by art? How do colours harmonise?
In the second part of the programme, all of the participants will be able to create beautiful landscapes using the hydrographics technique.
Duration: 1.5–2 h
Price: group of 10 or under, 130 €; up to 15 participants for 13 €/person and, up to 20 participants, 11 € per person. Larger groups upon agreement.
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.
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.