BRUNELLESCHI: GENIUS OR CRAZY ARCHITECT?
THE SECRETS OF THE DOME! – KIDS WORKSHOP
Filippo Brunelleschi is an architect, painter and sculptor. He was a son of a famous notary, he studied scientific subjects because he had to follow his father’s footsteps. In 1401 Brunelleschi participated in the competition for the second doors of the Baptistery. We know that he didn’t win the prestigious competition, in reality he got equal with Ghiberti. The guild of Calimala chose Ghiberti because he used a more traditional language in his decoration. From the biography written by Antonio di Tuccio Manetti, a pupil of Brunelleschi, we know about his bad temper and how he was strongly proud. After the disappointment for the defeat, Brunelleschi went to Rome with his friend Donatello, where he was struck by antiquity. When he come back to Florence Brunelleschi totally changed his design, in fact, his architecture had a strong inspiration from the ancient monuments. New constructive ideas illuminated the architect and his patron Cosimo the Elder, so that solve together the ancient problem that plagued Florence: the lack of the Dome! Only his genius convinced the Opera del Duomo dipartnent to entrust the project, how Filippo Brunelleschi built his Dome? Come and play with me to this special children workshop, you will discover the secrets of the Dome!
Educational Goals: The teaching proposal aims formative knowledge about the story of Santa Maria del Fiore Dome though the bizarre Brunelleschi eye, enriched the kids cultural heritage. The Kids will approach through the game to the principles of architecture, they will imagine to be assistants of Filippo Brunelleschi for one day!
Path: the guided tour of the secrets of the Dome opens in front of Florence cathedral (Piazza del Duomo) seeing the Dome to get inside the Santa Maria del Fiore church. You will discover the architectonical structure of the most important church in Florence during this Kids Workshop.
Content and Methodologies: During the workshop will be told episodes of Florentine Tradition, the historical events about the constructions of the Dome. We will learn better about Filippo Brunelleschi and his patron Cosimo the Elder. Both teaching tools of animated reading and workshop for image education will be used. Kids will make a new plant of the Cathedral, its Dome, drawing and writing with their point of view.
Instructions for the secrets of the Dome: Duration of guided tour is about 1.30 hours. It’s recommended therefore sneakers and hat and a bottle of water. The Kids are required to bring a sketchbook (or a notebook) from home, colored pencils (or markers), a canvas bag with a tape measure.
Final work for the secrets of the Dome: kids will project a new plant for the Duomo, a new Dome and a new design for its decoration.
Age: Primary School, Kids and Family groups.
The secrets of the Dome is an educational Guided Tour in Florence, that will tell the story of the famous Brunelleschi Dome in historical sites, Kids will be protagonists of an exciting path, full of surprises and unusual curiosity!
SPECIAL KIDS GUIDED TOUR IN FLORENCE !!!
Max Fifteen kids reservation required
- Meeting Point – in front of St. John Baptistery – Piazza Duomo (15 minutes before to start the workshop).
- Duration – 1.30 hours.
- Day Tour – from Monday to Monday
- Time Tour – Morning 10 – 12; Afternoon 15 – 17 (15 minutes before, close to St. John Baptistery).
- Pricing = Workshop 70 € (Max 15 kids); Family Group 20 € Each (Minimum 4 Families to start the workshop).
Contact me for your private tour – Francesca Rachel Valle
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