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"The Spirit of Place - A Walk-through into the Art of Claude Monet" Programme Series

In association with the exhibition "Claude Monet: The Spirit of Place"

Jointly presented by Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Le French May
Jointly organised by Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais
Major sponsor: Mr & Mrs Cheung Chung Kiu
Exhibition made possible with the major support of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Supported by the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau

Unless otherwise stated, all special programmes are conducted in Cantonese and are free of charge. For the special arrangements under inclement weather conditions, please click here for details. For enquiries, please call 2180 8260.


Claude Monet (1840 – 1926), a master painter of Western Impressionism, travelled to many different places during his 70-year art career. During his journeys, he engaged continuously in outdoor painting, capturing the changes of light and shadow, and portraying stunning scenery in all seasons with his unique style and brushwork.

To tie in with the exhibition, Gallery 5 will be turned into an educational zone, where Monet's home in Giverny, a small town in France, will be re-created, with his living room, dining room, studio and garden. This setting will enable visitors to have a more comprehensive understanding of Monet's life, the way he lived, and his works of art. Hong Kong Heritage Museum will also organise a special themed programme called "The Spirit of Place – A Walk-through into the Art of Claude Monet", which includes a series of talks, workshops, school educational activities, social harmony programmes (please click here to view the details) and guided tours, through which visitors can understand and appreciate the works of this Impressionist master from different perspectives. This exhibition also offers audio guide service (please click here to view the details), public guided tour service (please click here to view the details) and pre-booked group tours (please submit the 'Application Form').(Unless otherwise stated, all guided tours are conducted in Cantonese and no advance booking is required. Programmes are subject to change without prior notice.)

 

Creative Space of Monet: 360° Fun Drawing Pavilion

Recall the free hand painting fun in your childhood, and come to our paint house to create your own masterpiece in the reserved area of the museum!

"Creative Space of Monet: 360° Fun Drawing Pavilion" is a multidimensional art space, in which walls, floor and even the ceiling are mounted with canvases. Every visitor who has toured the exhibition gallery is welcome to paint in any corner of the house. With your unlimited creativity, you can create your own work to echo Monet's masterpieces.

"Be a Little Monet: Enter the Impressionist Horizon" Fun Tour

Part 1: Delving into the Master's Artistic World
Transforming into Claude Monet and Suzanne, the drama instructors will guide little painters dressed in Monet outfits through the paintings of the master of Impressionism. Monet's iconic works will be introduced in a vivid and interesting way, leading participants into the Impressionist world of the master.

Part 2: Creative and Interactive Workshop
Through mini games and drawing exercises, this workshop will teach children about Monet's life and artworks. They will also learn about Monet's techniques of colour collocation by examining his favourite themes and making their own paintings using creative ideas.

 

Schools

Date 5 May 2016 (Thursday) / 6 May 2016 (Friday) / 7 May 2016 (Saturday) /
19 May 2016 - 28 May 2016 (every Thursday, Friday & Saturday) /
6 July 2016 (Wednesday) / 7 July 2016 (Thursday)
Time 10:15 am – 12:00 nn
Venue Thematic Galleries 3, 4 & 5, 1/F
Target P1 to P6 students
Enrolment Open to school groups only. A maximum of 30 students per group, one group per session. Accompaniment by teachers is required.
To register, please complete the application form for primary schools (please click here). For enquiries, please call 2180 8260.
If the programme is oversubscribed, successful school applicants will be determined by a draw.
Application Deadline 15 April 2016 (Friday), 6:00 pm
Date, Time & Venue of Draw 19 April 2016 (Tuesday), 10:00 am (Seminar Room, G/F)

 

Children

Date 14 May 2016 / 2 July 2016 / 9 July 2016 (Saturdays)
Time 10:15 am – 12:00 nn
Venue Thematic Galleries 3, 4 & 5, 1/F
Target Children aged 6-12
Enrolment A maximum of 30 participants per session. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes(apply online / download the form).
If the programme is oversubscribed, successful applicants will be determined by a draw.
Application deadline 15 April 2016 (Friday), 6:00 pm
Date, Time & Venue of Draw 19 April 2016 (Tuesday), 10:00 am (Seminar Room, G/F)
Remarks Some quotas of each session will be reserved for on-site audience on a first-come-first-served basis. Please sign up at the Gather Point outside the entrance of Thematic Gallery 5, 15 minutes before the programme commences. Participants should hold a valid admission ticket for this exhibition or a museum pass.

 

"Energising Impressionism – Master of Light and Shadow" Talk Series

(1) Monet and Impressionism and (2) The Colourful Worlds of Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin were held on 14 May 2016 (Saturday) and 19 June 2016 (Sunday)

(3) Monet's Painting Techniques and Art

Many of Monet's paintings were colourful and captured the changes of light and shadows of scenes at different times and in different weather conditions in a simple and vivid way, leaving a deep impression in people's minds. The speaker will analyse Monet's painting techniques, including his understanding and use of colours, brushwork and composition. The speaker will also cover changes in his style of painting over time, giving participants a more thorough understanding of his painting techniques and art.

Speaker Mr Clement Chan Wai-bong (Senior Lecturer, Hong Kong Art School)
Date 2 July 2016 (Saturday)
Time 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Target General public
Enrolment A maximum of 320 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. Please sign up at the entrance to the Theatre, 1/F before the programme commences.
Language To be conducted in Cantonese
Remarks Participants should hold a valid admission ticket for this exhibition or a museum pass.

"Sand Painting • Impression" Series

An animated clip of Claude Monet's artworks is played in Gallery 5, enabling the audience to appreciate the charm of Monet's stories in the form of sand art, and immerse themselves in the colourful world of Impressionism.

 

(1) "Sand Painting • Impression" Demonstration

At the Function Place, sand artist Hoi Chiu will demonstrate how to re-create the artworks of Monet using sand, and narrate the stories and inspirations behind his masterpieces.

Guest of Demonstration Hoi Chiu (Sand Artist)
Date 1 July 2016 (Friday)
Time 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Venue Function Place, 1/F
Target General public
Enrolment A maximum of 80 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. Please sign up at the Function Place, 1/F before the programme commences.
Remarks Participants should hold a valid admission ticket for this exhibition or a museum pass.

 

(2) "Sand Painting • Impression" Tryout Workshop

The instructor will demonstrate how to re-create Monet's artworks with sand. Participants will be taught the basic skills of sand drawing, and try making their own Impressionist artworks using sand.

Date 2 July 2016 (Saturday) / 3 July 2016 (Sunday) / 9 July 2016 (Saturday) / 10 July 2016 (Sunday)
Time 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue Function Place, 1/F
Instructors Instructors from the Hoichiu Art Gallery
Target General public
Enrolment A maximum of 20 participants per session on a first-come-first-served basis. Please sign up outside the Thematic Gallery 5, 1/F 30 minutes before the programme commences.
Remarks Participants should hold a valid admission ticket for this exhibition or a museum pass.

 

"Getting to Know Claude Monet, the Master Impressionist Painter" – Little Drawing Workshop

Claude Monet was a master Impressionist painter who loved outdoor painting and was deeply intrigued by changing light and shadow in scenes. This special workshop will introduce to children the life and artworks of Claude Monet through interactive story-telling and drawing sessions, and inspire them to make their own drawings by referring to the themes of Monet's masterpieces.

Date 7 May 2016 – 9 July 2016 (every Saturday) /
22 May 2016 (Sunday) /
29 May 2016 (Sunday) /
5 June 2016 (Sunday) /
12 June 2016 (Sunday)
Time 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Venue Thematic Gallery 5, 1/F
Instructors Museum Ambassadors
Target Children aged 5-10 (All participants must be accompanied by a parent)
Enrolment A maximum of 10 children per session on a first-come-first-served basis. Please sign up at the Thematic Gallery 5, 1/F 15 minutes before the programme commences.
Remarks Participants should hold a valid admission ticket for this exhibition or a museum pass.
 

 

"Follow the Impressionist Master's Footsteps" Painting Workshop

In his teenage years, Claude Monet discovered the potential of outdoor sketching. To capture the beauty of natural lighting, he used to take his canvas and easel with him outdoors so he could start painting whenever and wherever inspiration struck. Guided by the instructor, participating children and their parents will follow the footsteps of Claude Monet, viewing his artworks in Gallery 3 and Gallery 4. After learning the basic drawing skills of Impressionism, they will return to "Monet's Garden" in Gallery 5, set up their easels, and realise the images in their minds through painting.

Date 15 May 2016 (Sunday) [Quota FULL]/ 3 July 2016 (Sunday) [Quota FULL] / 10 July 2016 (Sunday)[Quota FULL]
Time 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Venue Thematic Galleries 3, 4 & 5, 1/F
Instructor Ms Psyche Wan (Arts educator)
Target Children aged 4-12 (All participants must be accompanied by a parent)
Fee HK$45 per child (Student concession)
Enrolment A maximum of 20 children per session on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes(apply online / download the form).
Remarks Participants should hold a valid admission ticket for this exhibition or a museum pass.

 

"Claude Monet: The Spirit of Place" Special Music Programme - Impressionism in Music

In the music performance led by the Music Office, the audience can experience the Impressionist music from the late 19th to the early 20th century.

Date 26 June 2016 / 3 July 2016 (Sundays)
Time 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Target General public
Enrolment A maximum of 320 participants per session on a first-come-first-served basis. Please sign up at the entrance to the Theatre, 1/F before the programme commences.
Remarks Participants should hold a valid admission ticket for this exhibition or a museum pass.