Experimental encounters with art
The workshops at the Fondation Beyeler start with an interactive tour of the current exhibition. This is followed by a practical activity session in the studio or the park, enabling participants to deepen their understanding of what they have seen and experienced. Inspired by the work of the artists in the exhibition, they can explore a range of techniques and apply them to put their own ideas into practice.
Prior knowledge or special artistic skills are not required.
Workshop for Adults
The workshops for adults offer the opportunity to actively and practically expand the experiences acquired during the exhibition tour. Participants can acquaint themselves with different artistic techniques in the museum’s studios. No previous knowledge or artistic talent are required: All who are interested in art are welcome – be it from an aesthetic, philosophical or craft perspective [in German].
Workshop for children
A museum is like a treasure trove—with new things to discover at every turn. After our journey of exploration around the museum, we have a chance to experiment with artistic techniques and put into practice the ideas we have seen in the exhibition. There are no limits to our imagination and where it can lead us. At the end of the session, we can collect and take home the work we have made. Suitable for children aged six to ten [in German].
The Young Studio is the perfect place for all those between 15 and 30 who are interested in artistic experimentation. It combines interactive exhibition tours with varied possibilities for applying artistic techniques in the studio [in German].
The Open Studio regularly invites visitors to take part in making art in our studios. The emphasis is practical, offering wide scope for the active exploration of themes and techniques in the work of artists featured in our current exhibitions.
The program and materials are supplied by the Art Education department. Participation is free of charge and open to visitors of all ages (children under twelve must be accompanied by an adult) [in German].
Our drawing courses offer art enthusiasts a monthly opportunity to study and sketch selected works at the Fondation Beyeler. The techniques and tools vary according to the choice of subject, ranging from landscapes and portraits to sculpture and abstract paintings. In each case, the act of drawing casts a new light on the original [in German].
The courses take place in the context of current exhibitions and presentations of our regular collection. Drawing materials are supplied by us.
Workshops in the Park
During the summer months (April to October) the museum organizes regular workshops on the sculptures in the park. Participants can exchange ideas about Alexander Calder's "The Tree," Thomas Schütte's "Hase," or Ellsworth Kelly's "White Curves," and engage with the works directly, in terms of artistic practice [in German].