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Museum Brandhorst
Theresienstraße 35A 80333 München
Camera Obsucra / Lochkamera Workshop bei der Kids Preview zur Ausstellung 'This Is Me, This Is You'
Workshop Kids & Families

Kids Factory | Build your own pinhole camera

Key data

  • Time of day2:00 until 4:00 PM
  • Target groupKids & Families
  • RegistrationFree of charge | No registration necessary | Join in at any time



Even Aristotle, back in the age of the Ancient Greeks, knew the principle. Light falls through a small hole into a darkened space, creating an upside-down image of the outdoor area. Magical! It occupied artists and scholars for centuries and eventually led to photography.
In this workshop you will learn how to build your own pinhole camera (also called a camera obscura), which you can design however you like. We will then capture images of our surroundings and experiment with them.
The workshop will be run by Chilean artist and photographer Constanza Meléndez. Her work focuses on individuals and their social context and uses the genre of portrait photography as part of her artistic practice. You can create portraits with the pinhole camera!



The Kids’ Factory is an offer for you kids. Every Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. you can get creative there according to your mood. Changing techniques and themes entice you to take part in varied and age-appropriate artistic activities. Whether drawing, painting, using different printing techniques or dancing, whether analog, digital or hybrid—we will take you into the world of colors and shapes and appeal to your imagination and creative spirit. Please bring your parents along to accompany you. You can join in at any time.



You’ll find many more programs for children and families at the museum, as well as fun creative projects to do at home, in our digital creative lab: Factory.

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