Author: Friederike

Keep on coloring!

Combine the recent all-ages craze for coloring with the exploration of digitized cultural heritage and you understand why I love #ColorOurCollections. #ColorOurCollections is a week-long coloring fest on social media organized by libraries, museums and other cultural institutions around the world. Using materials from their…

November rain? Survive it with ABC’s DIY-booklet

ABC (ART BASICS for CHILDREN) is a non-profit organisation on the borderline between the arts and education. Beside the ABC-house in Brussels and mobile studios on various themes, ABC is establishing an international creative resource library for schools, museums, individuals and socio-cultural and artistic organizations.…

Ray & Charles Eames – Day of the Dead

All Souls’ Day a.k.a. Día de los Muertos is coming. It’s always a great time to watch the 15-minutes film from 1957 by the Eames’ office about the traditional Mexican celebration of death including crafts, food and toys with your kids. I really like the special…

Big Art for Little People – Shortfilm project for children

Last week-end I attended the opening event of Hamburg’s annual beloved Mo&Friese Children’s ShortFilmFestival and especially enjoyed the screening of “Insect & Co” by artist Natasja Kensmil (and the kids in the audience did so, too). Searching the video link to share it with you, I discovered that the film is part of…