Educational Tours at Gösta

Pupil’s Guided Tour at Gösta

What thoughts or feelings does art evoke in you? The guided tour that covers both the manor and the pavilion makes you acquainted with the exhibitions of the Serlachius Museum Gösta. The purpose is to enjoy art by searching, understanding and finding things yourself. The atmosphere during the guided tour to Serlachius Museums is always playful and it activates and encourages the participants to make their own observations. Viewing is accompanied by small oral questions and exercises. The content of the workshop will be tailor-made according to the age of the group.

Duration: 1 hour
Languages: English, Finnish, Swedish,
Age requirement: The content is customized according to the age of the group
Finnish curriculum: L1, L2, L4

At Serlachius Museum Gösta, colour is an interesting theme on a guided tour for schools at Gösta.

Colors Touch us

How have the phenomena related to colors been utilized in art? During the guided tour at the Serlachius Museums Gösta we study how the artists have used colour and what is the meaning of color in a specific artwork. We examine how colors express feelings and required impression. We explore and observe how the colors affect us and our surroundings, and how they even can fool us. In the workshop we make our own artworks with colors. The content of the workhop will be tailor-made according to the age of the group.

Duration: 1 hour
Languages: English, Finnish
Age requirement: The content is customised according to the age of the group.
Finnish curriculum: L1, L2

At Serlachius Museums you may encounter a French Art Connoisseur on a guided tour.

Escorted by an Art Connoisseur

Meet a sophisticated Rococo-time French Art Connoisseur, who in his personal manner leads the the group to enjoy the masterpieces of the old manor.

In the new pavilion, the art expert is perplexed and requests the young people to help him by revealing the secrets of contemporay art and modern life style. Dialogue with the young people of the present time may change Art Connoisseur’s opinions.

Duration: 1 hour
Languages: English, Finnish
Age requirement: Suited for children over 10 years of age
Finnish curriculum: L1, L2

During a programme for schools at Gösta you can make a graphic artwork of your own using a press and cola drink among others.

Graphic Art with Cola Drink

Would you like to try to make a graphic print? Serlachius Museum Gösta’s graphic workshop introduces you to the artworks in the exhibitions. Inspired by the artworks on show at the museum you can design and print your own special artwork to take back home. Observations made during the guided tour will be transferred onto the aluminium sheet, which is phase by phase prepared for the press and printed. Simultaneously we also learn some basic information about making graphic art. Beside the proper press, our supplies during the process consist of cola drink, among others. The authors of the unique cola lithographs can take their own works with them.  The content of the workhop at Serlachius Museum Gösta will be tailor-made according to the age of the group.

Duration: 1,5 hours
Languages: English, Finnish
Age requirement: Suited for children over 12 years of age
Group size: Maximum size 20 pupils
Finnish curriculum: L1, L2

Serlachius Museums offer programme for schools at Gösta in workshop posing for a painting.

Posing for a painting

What has the model depicted in an artwork thought in his or her mind? In a painting we see the model but seldom do we know what he or she has been thinking while the artist has been painting his or her portrait. In the workshop we assume the place of a model and get to know the famous works at Museum Gösta as well as the persons in them by making instant tableau vivants as well as written and oral exercises of word art. 

Duration: 1 hour
Age requirement: The content is customised according to the age of the group
Finnish curriculum: L1, L2

Programme for schools at Gösta contains also a workshop where you make a self-portrait on a tablet computer.

Self-Portrait on a tablet computer

Get inspired by the colourful world of media art and make a self-portait on a tablet in the spirit of pop art. You will be photographed in the work shop first, then the image will be edited on a tablet by adding bright colours, or enhanced with some selected details. We look at images of artworks at first and proceed with taking a self-portrait which we then process and treat further. Easy-to-use application allows participants in every age group to succeed in making a splendid self-portrait. The content of the workshop can be customized according to the age of the group.

Duration: 1 hour
Languages: English, Finnish
Age requirement: The content is customised according to the age of the group.
Finnish curriculum: L1, L2, L5

Acrylic Painting

In this workshop you will dive into the world of art with the guidance of an educated visual artist. The first lesson will familiarize you with the materials used in painting and you will begin your own work. On the second lesson you will get inspiration from the museum’s exhibitions and combine the newly learned aspects of painting and the ideas rising from the seen artworks. The last lesson will make you ponder the things you wanted to include in your own work, which colors indulged you and how did the whole process of painting feel like. Your artwork is now finished and you can share your experience with others!

Duration: 3 hours
Languages: English, Finnish
Age requirement: Suited for children over 12 years of age
Group size: 1-25 persons

Serlachius Museums offer a workshop Enchanting sculpture at Gösta.

Enchanting sculpture

How can a sculpture be in movement? What shapes or sounds hide in a sculpture? With your group you make exercises thats the sculptures visual expression. The forms of stone have attracted the human being for thousands of years. Our programme for schools at Gösta brings this attraction to present time. A sculpture can express movement even if it does not move itself. And when looked from different angles, a sculpture can contain very different dimensions. The sculptures in exhibitions and in sculpture park invite us to examine their features and shapes. Looking at a sculpture makes you anticipate a continuation “for the story sculpted in the art piece”.

Duration: 1 hour
Languages: English, Finnish
Age requirement: The content is customised according to the age of the group
Finnish curriculum: L1, L2

Serlachius Museums offer a workshop Enchanting sculpture as a programme for schools at Gösta.

Basic Sculpture Workshop

Would you like to create a sculpture of your own? What kind of thoughts a sculpture ewokes? In the sculpting workshop you get acquainted with the sculptures on show and create your own sculpture. The form hiding underneath the surface of a stone have interested the human being throughout the history. And for centuries, tools, building and memorials have been made of stone. During the guided tour in the exhibitions we examine stone sculptures and figure out how they depict for example elements of nature or movement and the range of motif stone can adapt to. In the workshop one’s own piece is formed of plaster with sculptor’s tools.

Duration: 1,5 hours
Languages: English, Finnish
Age requirement: The content is customised according to the age of the group
Finnish curriculum: L1, L2

Sculpture Modeling — Advanced

How do you look at a sculpture? How do you mold one? With the guidance of a professional artist you will take a tour at the Art Museum Gösta’s exhibitions and Sculpture Park. You will become familiar with different shapes, material and technic used in the process of sculpture modeling. After the inspirational tour you will start working on your own sculpture with the help of an educated and encouraging artist. Real sculptor’s equipment and plaster are used in the modeling. After you have finished your work you may take it with you.

Duration: 2,5 hours
Language: English, Finnish
Age requirement: Suited for children over 12 years of age
Group size: 1-20 persons

Serlachius Museums offer a workshop on tour with Mr. Waterlevel as a programme for schools at Gösta.

On an expedition with Mr Waterlevel

Can you see any reflections? What sound do structures create? The youngest museum guests can encounter surprising details while moving about at Gösta’s pavilion building. The building and its spaces are explored in an active play on the architectural tour. The extension consists of three consecutive parts conforming to the shape of the landscape. Beautiful views to the surrounding park and to the exhibition halls open up from the magnificent spaces.

Duration: 1 hour
Languages: English, Finnish
Age requirement: Suited for children in day care or first year classes of school.
Finnish curriculum: L1, L2

Serlachius Museums offer a guided tour on the paw prints of Bebe the Cat as programme for schools at Gösta in Tampere Region.
Albert Edelfelt, Girl with a Cat (detail), 1881.

On the Paw Prints of Bébé the Cat

Some of the educational tours are also for small children: Miss Virginie is perplexed, because her pet Bébé the Cat has disappeared. Maybe it is padding in the exhibition halls of Serlachius Museum Gösta – we can at least see its paw prints. Small children tracking the paw prints of Bébé the Cat is a guided tour created around the painting Girl with a Cat (1881) by Albert Edelfelt. On the tour we look for the lost cat and view and discuss the artworks and spaces of the museum. The guided tour is suited for a young art lover’s first visit to a museum.

Duration: 45 minutes
Languages: English, Finnish
Age requirement: Suited for children in day care or first year classes of school
Finnish curriculum: L1, L2