SCHOOLS

In cooperation with Fotostiftung Schweiz, Fotomuseum Winterthur runs a varied educational programme for school classes of all ages. We invite our young visitors to take a photographic journey and discover the world of images, ranging from practical experience with photography as a medium and discussions on the photographic to a more thorough insight into the exhibitions. The programme comprises workshops in the analogue photo laboratory or on exhibition-specific topics and the history of photography, as well as dialogue-based tours through the current exhibitions. On request, we are also happy to hold project weeks on photographic topics.

Fotomuseum Winterthur is further extending its education activities, with a strong focus on image and media competence offered by workshops and dialogue-based guided tours through SITUATIONS, an ongoing exhibition format devoted to the latest developments in photographic culture.

Current exhibition

Dialogue-based guided tours for school groups

Dialogic tours for pupils through the current exhibition at Fotomuseum Winterthur or Fotostiftung Schweiz offered as an interactive format that is pitched at the appropriate level. In a relaxed setting, we look at photographic works together, ask questions and discuss different opinions. Dialogic tours are offered – on request – for all exhibitions at the Fotozentrum.

Levels: Secondary School
Duration: 1–1.5 h
Educator: Christina Müller or Carol Baumgartner, Art Educators Fotozentrum
Pricing: CHF 160
Registration: vermittlung@fotozentrum.ch

For more detailed information, please consult the German-language version of this page.

Workshop: “Color Mania – Make Colors Dance”

Fotomuseum Winterthur and Fotostiftung Schweiz are offering workshops on selected exhibitions for pupils of all levels.

For more detailed information, please consult the German-language version of this page.

  

SITUATIONS

Dialogue-based guided tours for school groups

We are now also offering dialogic tours of the SITUATIONS exhibitions for school groups, focused in each case on the current cluster in this innovative exhibition format at Fotomuseum Winterthur. The tour looks at the latest developments in photography: in a relaxed setting, you can find out interesting facts about the various works in the exhibition that offer a vivid insight into the future of photography and provide a forum for discussion.

Levels: Secondary School
Duration: 45–60 min
Educator: Carol Baumgartner, Art Educator Fotomuseum
Pricing: CHF 160 
Registration: vermittlung@fotozentrum.ch

For more detailed information, please consult the German-language version of this page.

Permanent offer

Workshop: “Photography Today – From Screenshot to Virtual Reality”

Photography today can be many things: a profile picture on the internet, a Virtual Reality world, a YouTube video, a LED advertising banner – the possibilities of the photographic are seemingly endless. In the workshop, the pupils track the story of photography further into the digital age, get to know different forms of contemporary photography and try out the medium’s creative potential for themselves in a practically oriented section. 

Levels:
Duration: 2–2.5 h
Educator: Christina Müller or Carol Baumgartner, Art Educators Fotozentrum
Pricing: CHF 250
Registration: vermittlung@fotozentrum.ch

For more detailed information, please consult the German-language version of this page.

Workshop: “Networked Photography – Metadata, Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence”

The status of photography in our everyday lives has changed dramatically with the advent of digital cameras and smartphones. In the workshop we tackle important questions relating to photography. How are we visible online? What is metadata? Where is it hidden and what can it do? How do algorithms control and alter the visibility of images? What is machine learning and is artificial intelligence biased? Via a mix of lecture inputs, group activities and open discussions, we establish a specific link with photography and thus with contemporary questions of visual politics.

Levels: Secondary School
Duration: 1.5–3 h
Educator: Jana Honegger, artist and founder W3rkhof, or Carol Baumgartner, art educator Fotomuseum Winterthur
Pricing: CHF 230
Registration: vermittlung@fotozentrum.ch

For more detailed information, please consult the German-language version of this page.

Workshop: “Photogram – Creating with Light”

Photographic images can be produced without a camera: light, photosensitive paper and plenty of creative energy are the only ingredients we need. The diversity of the results is all the more astonishing: shadow plays, light reflections and multiple overlays produce magical light drawings that awaken our imagination and our exploratory desire. In the workshop the pupils learn about the most important milestones in the history of photography, are introduced to the basics of photo lab technology and try their hand at image composition. Spatial constraints in the photo lab mean that the number of participants is limited to a maximum of ten pupils.

Levels: all school levels
Duration: 2–2.5 h
Educator: Carol Baumgartner, Christina Müller, Annina Oliveri or Katharina Rippstein, Art Educators Fotozentrum
Pricing: CHF 250
Registration: vermittlung@fotozentrum.ch

For more detailed information, please consult the German-language version of this page.

Workshop: “Camera Obscura – Back to the Origins of Photography”

The camera obscura, also known as “dark chamber” or “mysterious room”, is a precursor of today’s photo cameras. In this workshop we enter a life-size camera obscura and familiarise ourselves with the origins and principles of analogue photography. These principles can then be put into practice as we take our own photographs and experiment with a pinhole camera. In the process, you will find out how factors like light, time, space and material affect an image. We then develop our motif in the photo lab; a unique original that you can take home with you. In the workshop, the pupils are introduced to the history of photography, given a more in-depth look at the basics of photo lab technology and create their own analogue photographs with a biscuit tin. Spatial constraints in the photo lab mean that the number of participants is limited to a maximum of ten pupils.

Levels: all school levels
Duration: 2–2.5 h
Educator: Christina Müller, Annina Oliveri or Katharina Rippstein, Art Educators Fotozentrum 
Pricing: CHF 250
Registration: vermittlung@fotozentrum.ch

For more detailed information, please consult the German-language version of this page.