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.

The exhibition Big City Life at Cartoonmuseum Basel presents comics artists’ original works that are either about, or set in, the big city. This exhibition also represents the diversity of form and content in contemporary narrative drawing. The artists’ representations of city life are just as diverse as the perspectives from which they perceive it, regardless of whether they celebrate the city as a laboratory of modernity, brand it as a place of vice, find the village within it, despair of its anonymity, discover its poetry or show its chaos.

In this workshop, younger school pupils focus more on visual language, the possibilities of drawing and the diversity of form in the field of contemporary 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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