Fri 30 Aug
15:30 - 16:30
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See you later, illustrator!

Every work of art tells a story. But which story? From now on you can decide that yourself in the Kunsthal. As long as you’re between 6 and 12 years old. In the afternoon of Friday 30 August an illustrator and a poet will work on a story, but it’s not yet clear how it will end. Your help is needed: Your help is needed: let your fantasy run riot – shout out and draw together!

Just suppose that, while Rembrandt was painting the Night Watch, you could have said to him: ‘Imagine if you could have said to Rembrandt, while he was busy painting The Nightwatch: ‘You know what I would do? Give it some daylight! With a nice sun there, up in the sky. And perhaps a few dragons flying around.’ Or imagine that you were sitting chatting with Vincent van Gogh and had said to him: ‘Sunflowers… I don’t know.. why don’t you do a cactus? And someone who’s just pricked his finger on it!’ This hardly ever happens with artists. They just go ahead and do their own thing. Except now in the Kunsthal. An illustrator and a storyteller will use your ideas there!


A poet starts to tell  a story and an illustrator immediately begins to draw along with him. Everyone can see what he is drawing; it’s projected live, on a large screen. While the poet tells the story and the illustrator draws, the public can come up with all kinds of things for the story. The coolest, craziest, most beautiful, strangest or creepiest things. You can shout what you have thought of or draw it yourself on a special drawing block.

The result is a story that you have helped to create – and a work of art that would have looked very different without your imagination. See you later, illustrator!


Young, budding artists (and their nice parents/grandparents…)


Friday 30 August 15.30 – 16.30 hrs


Please notice! The main language during this event is Dutch. At the end of this page you can find the registration form in Dutch. The price is € 2,50 per child. You can pay at the Kunsthal cash desk (there is no charge for parents)

Tip: Would you like to visit the exhibitions as well? They are free for children! Parents require a valid admission ticket (Museumkaart and Rotterdampas apply).

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