Workshop for school classes

Ouf! Learning French with Comics

This workshop adds a splash of colour to everyday learning and combines an interactive guided tour with a workshop. The museum becomes a stage, on which the participants are taken out of their everyday lives and can experiment with language.

Belgian artist Brecht Evens is one of the great driving forces behind the contemporary comic. With lusciously colourful watercolours rich in contrasts, he portrays his adopted home of Paris and the attitude to life held by those who search and wander through the city at night. In an exhibition covering all his work, Cartoonmuseum Basel presents originals by this up-and-coming Belgian artist, some of which are in large formats. Using lively and vivid watercolours in images that are as sensitive as they are effervescent, Evens tells the story of his generation, for which nothing is more important than having the right friends and belonging among them.

In this workshop, younger school pupils focus more on visual language, the possibilities of drawing and the use end effect of colours in the field of comics . Advanced pupils ask themselves questions about the changing of life in an urban context. What they all have in common, is that they quickly forget they are speaking French...

Recommended for: Primary school year 6, plus secondary school levels I to II
Duration: 90 minutes
Skills: Experimentation with the French language
One tour (up to 15 persons): Sfr 150.— flat rate, plus Sfr 7.— admission per person
Two tours (16–35 persons): Sfr 200.— flat rate, plus Sfr 7.— admission per person

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