Workshop for school classes

Ouf! Learning French with Comics

This workshop adds a splash of colour to everyday learning and combines an interactive guided tour with a workshop. The museum becomes a stage, on which the participants are taken out of their everyday lives and can experiment with language.

The major retrospective exhibition Posy Simmonds: Close Up at Cartoonmuseum Basel presents original works by this English artist, from her graphic novels, children’s books, and cartoons for newspapers and magazines, along with many unpublished preliminary works. Simmonds’s clear and corporeal drawing style, her precisely tuned stylisation of faces, her psychologically profound character development and her subtle unerring humour can be found in all her works. In her comic strips and graphic novels, Simmonds keeps coming back to the experience of women. As a confirmed feminist, she has campaigned for women’s rights since the 1970s, criticising the injustices of male privilege and sexism – in the home, at work and in society.

In this workshop, younger school pupils will focus more on visual language, the possibilities of drawing and the various design techniques in comics. More advanced pupils will address social and gender issues. What they all have in common, is that they quickly forget they are speaking French...

Recommended for: Primary school year 6, plus secondary school levels I to II
Duration: 90 minutes
Skills: Experimentation with the French language
One tour (up to 15 persons): Sfr 150.— flat rate, plus Sfr 7.— admission per person
Two tours (16–35 persons): Sfr 200.— flat rate, plus Sfr 7.— admission per person

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