Workshops for kids and teenagers (PL/EN)

Playing with Books

16.06 (Saturday), 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Age: 7–12
Led by: Maria Prawelska, Tomasz Ćwiertnia


Kids and teenagers are invited to workshops delivered in Polish and English. The starting point for the meeting will be contemporary photography and the Krakow Photomonth exhibition presented in MOCAK.


Playing with Books is an interdisciplinary project addressed to children, which comprises a series of workshops combining literature and art. At the heart of the activities will be books for the youngest audiences. The children will have an opportunity to hear interesting stories and see quality illustrations. The accompanying art workshop, focused on the themes of the presented books and the illustration techniques used, will enrich the offer. The most important objective is to encourage active participation in culture, visiting the Museum and reading every day amongst the target age group. The sessions will help develop the imagination and art of the participants.


In 2018, we look at publications from various countries, including Ukraine, China, Great Britain, and Portugal. The participants will become familiar with the books in their original language with a translation into Polish.


Fee: PLN 20

The number of places are limited. Please register at:

Maria Prawelska – graduate in graphic art from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. Since 2011, she has been working at the Department of Education at the MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow. She has collaborated with many cultural institutions (including the National Museum in Krakow, the Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery in Krakow, and the Zderzak Gallery), where she has led her own educational projects for various audiences.

Tomasz Ćwiertnia (b. 1981, Krakow) – a geologist by profession, he works at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. Initially, his interest was in street and concert photography. He took pictures on his several-day-long trips to Budapest, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, and other European cities. Travels related to his work enabled him to take photographs in Kosovo and Mongolia. A few years ago, he accidentally discovered contemporary dance. In his photography of performances, he is after geometry and minimalism. His photographs have been reproduced in Insatiable Looks, a book dedicated to dance photography, edited by Anna Królica. He collaborates with the Krakow Photomonth.