THE HOUSE OF 12 CRAFTS / GDANSK CITY GALLERY

THE HOUSE OF 12 CRAFTS / GDANSK CITY GALLERY
Chodowiecki and Grass House / Sieroca 6
Gdansk Günter Grass Gallery / ul. Szeroka 34/35-37, entry at ul. Grobla I ½
CULTURAL EDUCATION WORKSHOPS

Coordination: Agnieszka Baaske and Aleksandra Ozga
Instructors: Specialists
Telephone: 501 520 149 / e-mail: abaaske@ggm.gda.pl

THE HOUSE OF 12 CRAFTS is a year-long programme of cultural education reviving 12 selected crafts common in the 18th century Poland. The offer combines two aspects: a specialist tale on the past of craft guilds, seeking links between the past and the present day, and a practical part providing the participants with an opportunity to learn various craft skills: from ceramics through knitting, weaving, and wicker craft to engraving, carpentry and bouquet making. The programme combines various fields, inspiring tales, and unique practical workshops conducted by specialists in the fields. Old techniques are combined with the latest technologies and media. The programme as such refers in its form to works by Daniel Chodowiecki – a draftsman and painter born in Gdansk, who made the topic of crafts a dominant motif of a series of illustrations to his book Diary of a Travel to Gdansk in 1773, presenting manual skills as an inexhaustible source of creative inspiration.

The workshops cost PLN 20 per individual class.

This offer is directed to everyone.