• City Gallery of Contemporary Art



Workshop for families with children:


  1. PLATO, Porážková 26

Reservation required at info@plato-ostrava.cz

Capacity 10 children (1,5–2,5 years of age)

Duration 50 minutes

Recommended admission fee 30 CZK


Joint art workshop for children from 1,5 to 2,5 years of age and their parents led by Hana and Tomáš Volkmer.

Two puppets, Miss Dot and Mr Point, will guide the children through an active encounter with fine arts. A huge painting surface, all sorts of brushes and rollers, colourful tapes, big stamps and stencils, and non-toxic paints will be ready and waiting for the participants. We can paint with our hands and feet, too.

Photo: Lucie Gurecká, PLATO

Hana Volkmerová is a lecturer of art-educational programmes and art workshops and member of the dramaturgy board for the international puppetry festival Spectaculo interesse in the Ostrava Puppet Theatre, currently on maternity leave. She collaborated as dramaturge with several directors, mainly in productions for children and youth. She is the author of several scripts for puppet theatres. In 2005 she founded the association Theatr ludem, which offers drama workshops for schools and educational institutions in the Moravian-Silesian region as well as puppet therapy classes.

Tomáš Volkmer is an artist, stage designer and graphic designer who has been cooperating with the Ostrava Puppet Theatre for over two decades. He authored many stage designs for children's productions, mainly in puppet theatres in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Germany. In the Puppet Theatre Ostrava, in cooperation with his wife, he created Bato and Lato, a project of the first encounter with theatre for children aged six months to two years and their parents. He is the co-author of theurapeutic art-educational lessons with puppets, conducted under the Puppet Therapy trademark.