Art Workshop

Art Workshops for Children at Landesmuseum, Darmstadt-Germany

Have you ever been fascinated with artists or art school students sitting in front of museum exhibits and painting or sketching? Have you wondered what techniques and skills are needed to do the same? If art interests your child, then there is a workshop from the Hessisches Landesmuseum in Darmstadt that may interest you. 

The workshop is called ‘Werkstatt Zeichen’ and targets children aged 11-18. Based on the age group, children are put into different batches:

Werkstatt Zeichen I is for children between 11-14 years of age and aims to introduce the participants to drawing using various techniques. Children are encouraged to choose objects from the museum and keenly observe them. Based on their perception, they learn to make their artistic interpretation and sketch them. Sometimes, a few sessions happen outside the museum too, wherein children observe a landscape or a landmark and draw it. An experienced professional conducts the workshop.

Werkstatt Zeichen II is for children between 15-18 years of age. Participants are trained on the interplay of perception and constructive thinking. This course is aimed primarily at those interested in further developing their drawing skills. 

Where are there workshops conducted?

Both workshops are conducted in Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt. 

Address is:

Hessisches Landesmuseum

Friedensplatz 1

64283 Darmstadt

When are these workshops conducted?

These workshops are always conducted on Saturdays for 12 continuous Saturdays.

Werkstatt I :Every Saturday from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m

Werkstatt Zeichen II: Every Saturday, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m

What are the dates for the workshop?

These are ongoing workshops. Once a workshop ( all 12 sessions) is over, the appointments for the next workshop become available for booking. Usually, at one time, there is only one batch of each workshop running at the museum. The batches get full pretty fast, and they don’t take children in the middle of a workshop. So look out for the dates on their official website, and when bookings open, book your place using this link.

What is the child expected to carry for the workshop?

The child should carry the following every time they go to the workshop: an A3 drawing pad, 3B pencil, eraser, and sharpener. In addition, the mentor shall inform the child during the session if needed.
The material needed is available here:
Drawing Pad:
Art Eraser:
Covered Sharpner:

What is the fee?

At present, the workshop costs 60 Euros. No extra amount needs to be paid for entry to the museum. 

The prices may change later, which you can check on the museum website using the following link:

Please read my article about Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, to learn more about it.

Click here to learn about other workshops and activities for school-going children in Darmstadt.

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