Together with artist Sarah Lindström, we try Suminagashi, an old Japanese marbling technique

Suitable for: Children age 3-12 yrs accompanied by an adult
Duration: approx 60 min
Place: Meet in the lobby
The event is reserved for children aged 3-12 accompanied by one adult.
The ticket includes entry to the exhibition area afterwards.

In spring 2024, several exhibitions at MUNCH will be focusing on nature and the environment. On our Children’s Art Days in January, March and May, we invite children and grown-ups to create pigments and paints from natural materials, and then paint along with a real professional artist. The types of plants and minerals we use will be different each time.

During Children’s Art Day workshop on 16.06, kids can try their hand at marbling together with artist Sarah Vajira Lindström. We’ll drip and splash marbling colours in a basin of water and use different tools to make patterns and shapes. In the exhibition Trembling Earth, we can see how Munch was interested in colours, patterns and lines in all of nature’s large and small forms. In this workshop we’ll be inspired by photos taken with drones, microscopes and telescopes. We’ll create our own marbling pictures which can end up looking like nature’s micro and macro landscapes.

During Children's Art Day on 26.05, the children, together with artist Sarah Vajira Lindström, will get to test Suminagashi, an over 800-year-old marbling technique from Japan. Through a method where we dip brushes with ink in a tub of water, we create paintings that float on the surface of the water and which are then transferred to paper. We are inspired by nature's patterns such as annual rings on trees, wave rings and topographical maps.

During Children’s Art Day on 28.04, artist Sarah Vajira Lindström will introduce kids to coloured paints made from fruit and vegetables, and show how you can make them change colour using various chemical processes.  We’ll experiment with chemicals that you can find in the kitchen and see how these can affect colours and change them. Children will get to explore for themselves how colours can be transformed by painting, dripping and dribbling colours and mixtures.

During Children’s Art Day on 24.3, artist Sarah Vajira Lindström will explore the Japanese shibori technique. You’ll start out by folding Japan paper made from mulberry bark. After that, dip the paper over and over again in paints extracted from various berries and vegetables. The colours mix and flow into each other. In this way new, exciting patterns and colour combinations appear.

The workshop is held by Sarah Vajira Lindström. Sarah Vajira Lindström is an artist who loves exploring textiles and natural pigments in her work. Read more about Sarahs work here.

In this workshop during our Children’s Art Day, youngsters will be able to learn about the colours we can extract from natural sources, particularly from foodstuffs. For this session, Sarah will get hold of food waste from the museum’s restaurant, from which we will make colours for painting with. We will get to know more about the various colours that come from different sources, and see what happens when they are mixed. 

Photo: Kilian Munch (c) Munchmuseet