Art workshops for children in Reykjavik
It might sound strange but during national (economic) depression — people often seem to have more children. Iceland is there no exception.
In the year of 2009 and 2010, more children were born in Iceland than ever before. These periods are in daily life called baby boom. People born during such a period are often called baby boomers.
Painting by a child at Gerðarsafn
Art work by various children at Listasafn Íslands
An installation at Gerðarsafn
Drawing by a child at Gerðarsafn
Photographs by Konsthopp
While it is trendy to have a baby, the biggest art museums in Iceland work hard to please the parents. Recently, the first Children´s culture festival in Reykjavik was launched. Many art workshops for children of all ages were scheduled. Almost anything was possible. The youngsters could create swords and shields, forge settlement era style jewelry, kites, masks and draw runes.
Where there are children, there is life. All kind of people showed up. Young, old, big, small, known, unknown. In the middle of the crowd you could spot the culture-minded Mayor of Reykjavik, poets and popular DJ´s. Thanks for this enjoyable enterprise.
I´m already excited to watch out for our future artists!
Artists: Various children