Teaching itineraries combine the theoretical activity of a visit with the practical experience of a laboratory as an essential moment of investigation and reflection on the basic elements of the language of images and the systems that interact with them.

alphabet Itinerary to search for the pictorial sign: the point, the line, the shape.

sculpture Itinerary of plastic construction around the possible definitions of sculpture: assemblies, objects, installations, bodies.

metamorphosis Laboratory of modelling with found materials: matter, materials, assembly.

blank pages Constructing books/object: the artist’s book, new writings, narrative forms.

Note: not suitable for nursery schools.

here and now Laboratory of experimental performance; dressing up, masks, objects; tableaux vivants, transforming bodies, bodies in action between photography and video.

Note: not suitable for nursery schools.

shadow theatres* Shadow theatre as an opportunity for languages to interact: bodily presence, feeling space, light/dark, genesis of an image, building figures. Performances.

cartoonia* Laboratory of stop-motion: shapes and objects moving in the space. Formative itinerary for the creation of a personal movie.

The programmes proposed are suitable for all the various school levels, unless expressly indicated, and the meetings following on from the guided visit can be arranged according to the needs of each individual class, choosing from the following options:

– Visit to theFondazione Merz + 1 laboratory meeting

– Visit to theFondazione Merz + 3 laboratory meetings

– Visit to theFondazione Merz + 5 laboratory meetings

The activities that require longer times can be composed of 7, 10 or 12 laboratory meetings and are indicated with the symbol *.

The teaching laboratories are carried out in the actual schools.

The activities are also suitable for children with slight physical motor disabilities or psychic relationship difficulties.