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Families celebrate the autumn break in Het Nieuwe Instituut with FamilieFest: Verziensels. Be surprised by the activities and workshops revolving around the exhibition The Architecture of Staged Realities. Transform yourself into a Disney figure, create your own mobile with shapes, learn how to design with light and much more! 

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Drawings of Light

with Justin Creative

Step into the dark and learn how to draw with light. With help of this element, and a little bit of magic, make your imagined creatures come to life. Can someone guess what you made? Can you guess what someone else designed? Playing in the dark has never been this fun.


with West Givner

What would you look like if you were a Disney figure? Which characteristics would you give yourself? Would you give yourself the large ears of Mickey Mouse? Would you have a long mane just like Simba from the Lion King? Are you a princess carrying around a bow and arrow like Merida or are you a pirate looking for a hidden treasure like Captain Hook? Turn yourself into a new Disney character together with artist West Givner. 

Dream Big

with Debora van den Berg

How does your ideal world feel, smell, move and dance? During Dream Big you are challenged to imagine your dreams in the most diverse forms and colours. Create your own mobile of shapes, made from varying and surprising materials. 

Letter Type

with Esther de Vries and Janna Meeus

If you can merge together with your favorite fantasy creature to form a letter, what would that look like? How would the letter A look like? With a head, or maybe two? Or perhaps with a tail? And the letter Q? What if you can use your body to help shape a part of the letter? In this workshop you and your fantasy creature will merge together to help create a new font.


with Giliam Spliethoff

If you listen closely you can hear that the world is filled with special sounds. In this wondrous world all of these sounds are combined, using varying objects, to create something even more special. Together with a sound wizard you will explore which sounds you can use to create special sound effects for a cartoon film. 

Wondrous Parade

with Doris & Floortje Bagijn

If you were a cartoon character, how would you walk? How would you talk? Where would you live? In this theatre workshop you bring your own cartoon character to life and explore the spaces in the green and wondrous world. 

11:00 – 17:00

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Regular€ 2
BSO group/Rotterdampas holderfree

Maureen Mooren & Rudy Guedj
Rudy Guedj
Jan Bijster
Tony Santos
Concrete Blossom
Eric Roelen & Rudy Guedj

In compiling the education programme, we draw on the rich range of knowledge and information arising from the various research programmes, exhibition projects and related activities of the institute.