Young experts UGM

Intensive art school for youth (10-14 years) in the gallery
Maribor Art Gallery, Strossmayerjeva 6 and other locations
October – December 2017

The young experts UGM program is designed for children with interest in fine arts who wish to evolve and upgrade their talents and abilities. The program enables a direct contact with quality artwork pieces, getting to know UGM professional staff, meeting artists in their creative environment, different art techniques demonstrations and trying them out. It also includes an excursion to Ljubljana with expert guidance around the great international exhibition. The program encourages active observation and the development of critical thinking. Through visiting art exhibitions and a thorough dialogue with the mentors children will gain and obtain skills in the field of art creation (classic drawing, graphics, video, performance, multimedia), public performance and working in groups. The interpretation of art pieces will take place along with conversations about personal experiences and perspectives of happenings around the world.

Enrolment in the program will be possible until the fulfilment of vacancies - maximum of 12 children. This will allow an in-depth dialogue to form between the mentors and the children. The program will end with a public event in which we will present the results of the program and give the participants the opportunity to publicly perform.

The young experts UGM program in the year 2017/2018 will take place during the 4. October and 3. December 2017. The program is led by Brigita Strnad, UGM senior curator, along with other UGM curators and artists. Vacancies are limited, so hurry up! Enrolment is possible with pay at the UGM cash registry on Strossmayerjeva 6, until the end of September 2017. The program will be implemented in case of at least ten applications.

Price for the whole program: 65 EUR (price includes professional guidance, materials and an excursion)
Payment possible in two instalments: October 35 EUR + November 30 EUR.

info: Brigita Strnad, UGM senior curator
P.: 02 22 94 697


Art workshops among the retrospective exhibition of Bojan Golija
wednesday, 4., 11., 18., 25. october and 8. november 2017, 16.30 – 18.00
Maribor Art Gallery, Strossmayerjeva 6

Through five meetings we will get acquainted with the retrospective exhibition of Bojan Golija, also known as the Maribor father of graphics. Participants will get acquainted with the curator Gaja Golija (artist’s granddaughter), who will present her process of creating the exhibition. Through the exhibition we will get to know distinctive motifs of Bojan Golija’s work, such as self-portraits, figures, landscapes, veduts and abstract depictions. The participants will get acquainted with a variety of different drawing and graphic techniques, which we will also use in practice. On our last meeting, we will prepare a joined matrix (dry needle technique) for making impressions in a graphic studio.

Ljubljana excursion / A program in the International centre of graphic arts + Švicarija creative centre
saturday, 21. october 2017, 8.00 – 15.00
8.30 – departure from Maribor

10.00-11.30 Demonstration of graphic techniques (MGLC graphic studio), followed by the tour of the first part of the central part of the exhibition of the 32. graphic biennale Kriterij rojstva in MGLC.
11.30 – 12.00 Lunch
12.00 – 13.00 Tour of the second part of the central exhibition of the 32. graphic biennale Kriterij rojstva, guided by Lili Šturm
13.30 departure from Ljubljana

Families of the participants kindly invited to join (with surcharge for the transport and entrance fee to MGLC.)

Visit to the graphic studio at The faculty of education Maribor and a meeting with prof. Samuel Grajfoner
wednesday, 15. november 2017, 16.30 – 18.00
meeting point: in front of the entrance into the Faculty of education Maribor, Koroška cesta 160, 16.20

We will take a look at the graphic studio at the faculty, where Bojan Golija also did his work. Prof. Samuel Grajfoner will show us the tools, needed for creating graphics and explain the use. We will also be creating our own matrix.

Visit of multimedia artist's Toni Soprano studio
wednesday, 22. november 2017, 16.30 – 18.00
meeting point: Medvedova ulica 34, Maribor

In the artist's studio we will get to know contemporary approach to creating graphics art. The artist is working in the field of computer graphics, video, scenography, photography, animation and performance.

Final event on This Merry Day of Culture
sunday, 3. december 2017, 16.30
Maribor Art Gallery, Strossmayerjeva 6