Experimental encounter with art

Workshops at the Fondation Beyeler begin with a guided tour of the exhibition in which the participants are invited to participate actively. Afterward, what was seen and experienced is explored in-depth, hands-on. Various art techniques and practices are used in a playful manner to better understand the artists and artistic movements and trends. No prior knowledge or artistic talent is necessary.

A museum is like a treasure trove: there is something new and surprising to marvel at in every corner. After a discovery trip through the museum, we invite the children to put what they have seen into practice in a playful and experimental manner, using the same techniques as the artists. No limits are put on the artistic imagination. After the workshop, children can take their works home with them.

Age: 6 to 10 years old
Wednesdays, once a month: 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Advance booking required at or +41 61 645 97 20
Price: CHF 10 incl. materials

For anyone interested in experimental formats. The Youth Studio combines dialogue-based tours with workshop visits.

Open Studio

Free workshops on the current exhibition in our ateliers.

The workshop for adults provides the opportunity for active hands-on immersion into what was seen and experienced during the tour of the exhibition. The goal is to understand the artistic techniques and implement them oneself. Prior knowledge or special talent are not necessary: we welcome all those who are interested in art, whether from the aesthetic, philosophical or crafts perspective. 

Wednesdays depending on the agenda: 2.5 hours
Advance booking required at or +41 61 645 97 20.
Price: Museum admission + CHF 20 / Art Club CHF 20

Be inspired by the current exhibitions and become an artist yourself. Once a month, a drawing class allows art enthusiasts to approach selected works at the Fondation Beyeler through drawing. Depending on the focus (landscape, abstract painting, portrait or sculpture), various drawing techniques and tools are used to (re)discover the original works in a new light.

Private Workshop

Whether it be for a company, an association, a travel group, or a birthday celebration — a private workshop at the Fondation Beyeler guarantees a very special art experience. The offer includes a private guided tour of the museum followed by a workshop in the studio. You are free to choose the thematic focus of the tour and the studio visit, as well as the time, guide, and language (German, French or English).

Price: given on request for a group of up to 15 people.
Duration: 2.5 hours. Prior knowledge or special artistic talent are not required.

Bookings should be made at least one month before the visit date. Noncommittal booking inquiries may be made even earlier.

Booking and information:
Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tel. +41 61 645 97 20 or