2½ and 4-hour digital workshops Dkk 750 / 950
National identity and the Danish Golden Age, school years 6-10
In this session we discuss what national identity means and how art can help create a sense of nationalism. This session takes the Danish Golden Age as its starting point – the period during which the idea of what is quintessentially Danish in art was born – and also brings in examples from contemporary art, where the idea of the national has been subject to extensive debate. Is the idea of the quintessentially Danish a construct, or something that is a natural given? The students will break into smaller groups to create digital photography in which they frame a motif that captures their understanding of national and cultural identity.
Depiction, portraits and identity, school years 6-10
What is identity, and how can one depict or construct one’s own identity in a portrait? In this workshop we will see and discuss various types of portraits in the Gallery’s collection. We will examine, for example, what colours, light, body postures, gestures, surroundings, symbols and props mean to our experience of the subjects. Students will then have a concrete digital photo assignment, in which they will create a staged portrait. The student photographs are uploaded, and we conclude by jointly reviewing the works.