Education and Training

Schools

2017-2018 Programme for schools

This is a broad-reaching programme aimed at educational centres, adapted to each level or cycle and framed within the school curriculum. It is committed to interdisciplinarity and works on cross-cutting contents, and particular emphasis is placed on designing programmes in which all types of students can participate. The content of the activities varies and/or is tuned to the museum’s programme, as specific programmes are designed for each exhibition space or programmes in progress.

The goal is to establish a dialogue with the groups and to a lesser extent the transmission of canonical knowledge of the History of Art. In this way, the works in the collection make the students reflect on their surroundings and the questions they are faced with and which affect them. So contemporary art is used as a cross-cutting tool for all teachers, whatever their subject.

The activities are adapted to the different groups through methodologies, work dynamics and diverse support materials. In all cases, prior contact between Es Baluard’s education team and the teachers is fundamental if the activity is to be taken full advantage of.

Furthermore, there is the possibility of designing individualised, personalised visits in accordance with interests and the projects being undertaken in the different educational centres, with the conviction that the museum should function as an extension of the classroom.

These activities are free and form part of Palma City Council’s "Palma Educa" programme

How to make a reservation?

Conditions for a visit to the museum

In order to offer a quality service, and attain the objectives set out, the educational centre must undertake to fulfil the following conditions:

  • The reservation must be made at least 15 days before the activity
  • Prior contact between the museum’s educational team and the teachers taking part in the activity
  • Delivery of the completed information form prior to the visit
  • Punctuality on the day and time of the visit
  • Teachers will be responsible for the behaviour of the group
  • The number of pupils per group stipulated in the museum must be complied with

Visit modalities

  • Tour Visits
  • Workshop-visit
  • Long-term projects

Tour Visits

The aim of these visits is to establish initial contact with and recognition of the museum, its collection and the heritage environment, and of its temporary exhibitions.

Turns

Tuesday and Friday at 10 am and 12 noon.

Capacity

maximum 60 pupils per visit time.

How to make a reservation?

Guaita! Hi ha un museu dins les murades (“Look! There’s a museum in the city walls!”)

A tour intended and designed for pre-school children. We will approach contemporary art, the museum space and the surroundings using the senses and our body, working on shapes, colours and materials

Es Baluard, un gran racó de Ciutat (“Es Baluard, a fantastic corner of the city”)

Aimed at pupils from primary, compulsory secondary, voluntary secondary and technical college level, and from adult education... and also university students. Activities and materials adapted to each level. This is a general tour for an initial approximation to the museum and its environs, as well as an approach to contemporary art through the collection and the temporary exhibitions

Workshop-visit

These activity visits have dynamics that are different to those of the tour visits. They are comprised of one part consisting of observation and reflection, in front of the works in the museum halls, and another part consisting of practical, plastic work in the workshop spaces where the concepts introduced during the visit are worked on and reinforced.

This activity attempts to transcend the dimensions of the museum to propose a project with continuity, both in the centre and after the visit. To achieve this, the participating teachers and the museum’s education department must work together.

Turns

Wednesday and Thursday from 10 am to 1 pm.

Visit duration

3 hours (30 minutes are planned for recreation time and breakfast).

Capacity

maximum 30 pupils per visit time.

How to make a reservation?

Primary level workshop: Diverteix-te amb l’art (“Have fun with art”)

On this visit, the children will observe and reflect on a selection of works from the museum’s collection. They will finish the visit with a workshop activity where they will give shape to what they have worked on during the visit. Because of the huge differences between the different primary level cycles, workshop visits that are adapted to the cycle in question are offered

Secondary school workshop: Opina, no et tallis! (“Don’t be shy, say what you think!”)

Through practical activities performed in the museum halls, teenagers learn to interpret, value and respect both this museum and contemporary art and the world that surrounds them. The activity is comprised of two parts, one consisting of a tour and another practical one in the workshop

Long-term projects

Es Baluard’s education team is open to receiving proposals to develop long-term projects with schools and advise centres wishing to carry out interdisciplinary projects based on the tools provided by contemporary artistic practices. Along these lines, every year training proposals for teachers are launched.

"Cartografiem-nos"

The “Cartografiem-nos” project, carried out between 2006 and 2014, has been recognised by the Chair in Cultural Policies and Cooperation of the University of Girona as one of the most innovative educational programmes in the country.

"Cartografiem-nos" is a long-term transversal, interdisciplinary project that reflects on the notion of territory using the tools offered by contemporary artistic practices. With this project, we aim to develop a critical vision of the natural and/or urban surroundings, working in the district where the school is located.

The project is aimed at the third cycle of primary education although in an extraordinary way has been worked on occasion as a center project.