6 April, 2021 - 22 October, 2021

The Kunsthal and our main sponsor ING have joined forces to organise another new online edition of the Kunstbuzz. The ranger Natascha Hokke from the Society for the Preservation of Nature Monuments in the Netherlands takes pupils from the upper classes of primary education on safari through We Are Animals. The official language of the Kunstbuzz is Dutch.

In the exhibition We Are Animals you can discover the world of animals in art. Polar bears with feathers, enormous paintings of cuddlable cats and a flying elephant: unusual animals by more than thirty artists meet in the Kunsthal. The exhibition is about the relation between people and animals and shows you the animal creations at very close quarters.

Ranger Natascha Hokke guides the pupils through the exhibition We Are Animals. She picks out a number of artworks and tells unusual facts about animals close to home. The peregrine falcon, for instance, the vole, the mint moth and of course the wolf. 

Look&Do tour

After watching the video, pupils get down to work on the assignments from the LOOK&DO tour on their own or in groups. Questions like ‘Why do you find an animal sweet?’ or ‘Which animal do you think you are like?’ challenge the pupils to think about their own relation with animals.

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Ranger Natascha Hokke from the Society for the Preservation of Nature Monuments with the ING Lion in the exhibition We Are Animals. Photo Marco De Swart

How does it work?


STEP 1. Register your class here. The online Kunstbuzz We Are Animals – PO is suitable for the upper classes of primary education.

STEP 2. Within five working days you will receive the teaching pack at school containing:
-    Look&Do tour for every pupil
-    A folder for the exhibition We Are Animals
-    A handout for teachers with ways of filling in the lesson

STEP 3. You receive a link to the video lesson by e-mail.

Duration of video: 6 minutes. Duration of Look &Do tour about 30 minutes. The lesson can be expanded or modified as you prefer, see the tips in the handout

Registration is open until Friday 22 October 2021 (pending availability)

See also

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Natascha Hokke with the ING lion standing by the work Swing (2020) by Marjolein Mandersloot, on show in the exhibition We Are Animals. Photo Marco De Swart

Aanmelden Kunstbuzz We Are Animals - PO

Werk jij in het onderwijs en wil je dat de online Kunstbuzz ook naar jouw school komt? Meld je dan nu aan! Aanmelden van meerdere klassen per school is mogelijk, maar deze graag apart aanmelden (dus één klas per formulier).

Kunsthal Shop and terrace open again!
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