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Educational Workshops

bringing the paintings to life – Paul Klee’s painting

The Tomato Industrial Museum welcomes the new year with a particularly beloved painter.

Paul Klee was a German-Swiss painter, born near Bern in 1879 and lived in Switzerland, Germany and Italy.

His parents were both musicians and he played the violin from an early age. He quickly discovered his love for painting. His musical environment combined with the literature he also loved gave his visual world the rhythm and sensitivity that made him stand out. The visual language he used seems to be directly connected to his emotional world. The lines and colors follow his mood at any moment while his compositions highlight the impression he has of the world each time. His color choices, contrasts and simple technique express his great imagination and dream world. 

Paul Klee made more than 9,000 works in his life, including many watercolors, drawings and engravings. Most are currently hosted at the Paul Klee Center in Bern.

He taught for ten years at the Bauhaus school and at the Düsseldorf Academy of Fine Arts and published the “Pedagogical Sketchbook” a collection of his experiences as a painter and teacher.

An important part of his works reflect his struggle against fascism. The world he describes in his works is presented from a childlike, honest and direct look.

This weekend we meet his project “Neighbourhood around Perth Castle”. Klee loved the simplicity of lines and shapes. With this simplicity he built cities, colorful environments with the disarming simplicity of a child. So we too, at our next meeting, will take our own walk following his steps. As he said: 

“A painting is just a line out for a walk.”

Dates: January 19 & 20

Classes: Saturday 16:30-18:00

Sunday 10:30-12:00, 12:30-14:00

Participation is ensured by the timely telephone communication of the parent on the phone 22860 85141 Tuesday – Sunday 10.00-18.00. Up to 20 children per section. First come first served.

Workshop coordinators: Eleni Palle, Lydia Karagiannidis