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 “The World Put on Paper” includes two relatively long examples of Christoph Fischer’s drawn reportage, addressing urban fringe groups. These sequences of authentic and lifelike images provide a good starting point from which to engage with thematic and formal aspects alike. Another means of access is offered by the large-format drawings of dreams, as well as by “While I Was Sleeping”: this book, released to accompany the exhibition, brings together 50 of these dreams, along with corresponding sketches and texts.

In this workshop, younger school pupils focus more on visual language and the possibilities of drawing. Advanced pupils ask themselves questions about the value of freedom of speech and pluralism in a society. 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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