We are delighted to be back at Goethe-Insitute / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata with the third edition of Arts For Juniors, an initiative for children to engage with, discover and explore the world of art, music and books through a range of diverse, exciting activities for ages 8 to 12. These sessions are designed not to ‘teach an art form’ but to acquaint children with different artists and authors, share their inspirations and in the process spark imagination and encourage the participants to explore their own creativity.
In this difficult time, we will be presenting the sessions ONLINE.
New dates added!
*All sessions are held in English
*11:00 am to 12:30 pm on days mentioned below
Inviting children to immerse themselves in the world of western classical music - playfully discover about different musicians and their lives and listen to their works.
11th April - Ludwig van Beethoven
2nd May - Johann Sebastian Bach
16th May - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
30th May - Peter & the Wolf
4th July - Ludwig van Beethoven - 250 years!
25th July - Georg Friedrich Händel
22nd August - Johannes Brahms
19th September - Johann Sebastian Bach
3rd October - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
28th November: Johannes Brahms
12th December: Ludwig van Beethoven
Look at Art
A fantastic opportunity for children to explore different artists, styles, methods, material and create their own artwork inspired by the artists’ works.
18th April - Wassily Kandinsky
25th April - Gerhard Richter
6th June - Paul Klee
27th June - Gerhard Richter
18th July - Wassily Kandinsky
8th August - Emil Nolde
26th September - Paul Klee
10th October - Wassily Kandinsky
5th December: Gerhard Richter
Engaging children with some of Germany’s best-loved children’s books through readings, discussions, films and activities.
9th May - Michael Ende's Momo
23rd May - Hermynia Zur Mühlen's Fairy tales for Workers Children
13th June - Erich Kästner's Emil & the Detectives
20th June - Jutta Bauer
11th July - Cornelia Funke
1st August - Otfried Pruessler
29th August - Walter Moers
12th September - Michael Ende
17th October - Jutta Bauer
21st November - Cornelia Funke
For further details, please contact 98312 56730 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Feedback from Parents:
"My son wrote some interesting comments on the classical musical pieces. I for one found them fresh and uncluttered by awe. He seems to have responded to the music enough to have noted the changes in the mood and tone. Thank you for that."
"Many thanks for introducing such a beautiful concept. Very well organized session. So glad that he was able to join. Look forward to the next session"
"As a parent I was impressed with how Western classical music was made accessible and impressionable to young minds, with audio visual story telling format, interspersed with ear training through select pieces. It's a great session designed as an entry point for children to open their minds to great art."
"We have been going to several sessions organized by other institutes in Calcutta for my son's age group and some of them are also quite good, but what sets Think Arts apart from the others are the excellent choice of topics that appeals to the young minds. Instead of sticking to the usual time-tested subjects you try to go beyond the ordinary and touch on those aspects of the child’s brain which helps to kindle his imagination process and might ignite the passion for a particular interest."
"[My son] has learnt about eminent painters, writers, musicians. Their works and how to read paintings. His thought process on drawings and paintings, his imaginations have become much wider and innovative."
"The sessions were presented really well - the way the children were introduced to different musicians, artists and writers, the fact that they could express themselves, that there were so many activities related to the topics and that they could think out of the box. The children learn to think creatively and they learn to be innovative."