Photos by Mathias Schormann and Daisy Loewl, unless noted otherwise.

Daycare and School

A fixed component of our educational activities is a free program conceived specifically for kindergartens, elementary schools, and secondary schools.
Additionally, the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle develops individualized offers for welcoming classes in which art and language (German) are at the center, as well as offers for classes with visually impaired and deaf students.
After exchanging ideas about the exhibition, participants can make their own artistic works, have sensory experiences, and experiment with the creative process. The offers last approximately one hour and can be booked in German, English, Italian, and Spanish.


Program for Kindergarteners and 1st and 2nd Graders: Your Dream Garden

Roberto Burle Marx was a Brazilian artist and landscape architect. He is famous for his many extraordinary parks and gardens in many cities of the world. He loved plants, flowers, wind, and water. How did he represent nature? Explore the forms, colors, and patterns in his colorful drawings, paintings, and textiles! Blue like water, yellow like the sun—which colors do you like best? Discover round, rectangular shapes and patterns and then use colored paper and ribbons to design your own dream garden, a place where you would love to spend a summer day.

Program for 3rd to 6th Graders: Painting with Plants

Roberto Burle Marx was a landscape architect, artist, stage designer, plant collector, gardener, and environmentalist. He designed more than 2,000 gardens and parks, 88 gardens in Rio de Janeiro alone. A total of 33 plant species were named after him, for example burle-marxii begonia. He often used plants from his home country Brazil, which caused a sensation at the time. For Roberto Burle Marx, garden design was nothing more than “painting with plants.” He once said: “A garden always has to be a work of art.” Together we look for traces of the artist. We look at his designs, drawings, and paintings and then design a “painterly” landscape garden—what would it look like from a bird’s eye view?

Program for Secondary Schools: From the Copacabana to Berlin

The Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro has been world famous since the 2014 World Cup at the latest. It was designed by Roberto Burle Marx, a landscape architect, painter, stage designer, and perhaps Brazil’s first environmentalist. His garden designs are marked by organic, curved shapes and vibrant colors. They often recall abstract painting. In a dialogical walk, we talk about his designs, paintings, and drawings and Burle Marx’s revolutionary visual language that made its way into landscape architecture and the design of public spaces. Taking his Berlin designs as a point of departure, including his design for Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, each student develops his own idea for the design of a square in Mitte.

Teacher Training 17.1-2273

The free teacher training session focuses on educational mediation of the exhibition. It takes place in cooperation with the Senate Department of Education, Science, and Research.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 4.30 pm