Primary School & After-School Programs

ROY LICHTENSTEIN. A Centennial Exhibition

It was comics, advertising, windows displays, and the like that inspired Roy Lichtenstein to create his unique artworks. In this participatory program, we take a playful approach to the phenomenon of pop art and this artist’s unmistakable style.

At the studio, our 30-minute workshop revolves around various Lichtensteinseque modes of graphic creativity. In the 60-minute workshop, we create multimedia works that combine printing, collage, and graphic design.

Our studio works are done in a dry technique and can be taken along right after the workshop. Please bring along a bag (max. A3-format) in which to transport these works.


unites the most beautiful works of classical modernism. In age-appropriate and richly varied ways, we investigate that era’s most famous artists together with the participating students. Numerous materials to touch and try out invite our young guests to join in and engage actively.

Choose from the following themes:

In this interactive and participatory tour, students explore all kinds of landscapes—from oceans to mountains and from gardens to cities. Along the way, they see works by Monet, Munch, Picasso, and a number of other classical modernist masters. In the 30-minute workshop, we draw landscapes inspired by outtakes of photographs. In the 60-minute workshop, we mix our own landscape colors and paint with them.

These days, even primary school kids know what selfies and filters are—and in this tour, we examine how modernist painters went about depicting faces. What stories do they tell? In the 30-minute workshop, we draw portraits using wax crayons. In the 60-minute workshop, we use gouache to try our hands at painting like Picasso & Co.

Still Lifes
Behind every painting lies a well-considered composition—and with this in mind, we take a deeper look at colors and shapes while also discussing terms like “in front” and “behind” in light of still lifes. In the 30-minute workshop, the kids put together their own arrangements of different objects and sketch them with pencils or oil pastels. In the 60-minute workshop, they then have time to turn these sketches into colorful gouache paintings.

Here, we enter the realm of sculpture and other artworks that can be walked around and viewed from all sides. What works of this kind can be found at the ALBERTINA Museum? How were they made? And what’s the difference between additive and reductive sculpture?
In the 30-minute workshop, each child creates a clay figure. In the 60-minute workshop, they create sculptures from polystyrene blocks.

The Four Seasons
An age-appropriate model explains how seasons come about—and artworks show us ways in which the four seasons can be depicted. In the 30-minute workshop at the studio, we draw pictures of the seasons using chalk. The 60-minute workshop has each participant create a three-dimensional “tree of the four seasons.”

Fire, Water, Earth, Air
We set out in search of the four elements and place sensory experience front and center in this participatory tour, which activates our senses of sight, smell, hearing, and touch as well as the joy of looking closely at how fire, water, earth, and air can be portrayed. The 30-minute and 60-minute workshop variants both see us create colorful pictures featuring the elements; in the latter, we then add to these pictures using a stamp technique.

Writing Workshop
Paintings inspire stories! This workshop gives kids an opportunity to get inspired and make up stories to go along with one or more of the works they see. They put these stories to paper without having to worry about spelling or grammar, and we finish by reading our stories out loud. The entire workshop is held in front of the original works in the exhibition and lasts either 90 or 120 minutes.

Using Art to Address Conflict
Conflict is part of life! Here, we discuss artworks shown at the ALBERTINA Museum while analyzing how conflicts arise and can be dealt with. In the 30-minute workshop, we work as a team to create a newspaper sculpture. In the 60-minute workshop, a guided painting action lets us consciously experience group dynamics and how they change depending on shared rules.

Painting and Music. Pictures at an Exhibition
In this tour, participants hear Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition (in the orchestral version by Maurice Ravel) as they view the exhibited works. With nearly all of the paintings that originally inspired Mussorgsky’s melodies and themes now lost, the workshop then lets the kids provide this music with new images of their own. In the 30-minute variant, we use dry media to translate notes into colors and shapes. In the 60-minute variant, we do the same with wet media.
This themed exhibition was created in cooperation with the Wiener Symphoniker.

In this program, we apply the method of queer reading to artworks of classical modernism. Just where does the boundary between gender and genre lie? A queer gaze can demonstrate just how persistently hierarchies and categories dominate our own perspectives. In the 30-minute workshop, we create self-portraits as painterly reflections on the essence of our own identities.

In the 60-minute workshop, we create posters with intersectional messages.



Admission | Free

Tour fee per participating class member:

60 minute program
(Tour with workshop)


90 minute program
(Tour plus 30-minute workshop)


120 minute-program
(Tour plus 60-minute workshop)


Prices include VAT. | Teachers and accompanying adults (max. 2 per class/group) visit the exhibition for free and bear responsibility for the participating minors while at the museum. | School classes with more than 15 students will be divided.

All themed tours are also available in English, Italian, French, and Spanish; please indicate your choice of language on the inquiry form. These guided tours are wheelchair-accessible, and we warmly welcome classes with and for students with disabilities.


Reservation Inquiries & Contact Information

ALBERTINA Museum Art Education Department
Weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at T: +43 1 534 83 540
or E:


After booking your date, please send the ALBERTINA Museum Art Education Department a list of the participants’ first names: Download form for name list (German)

At the exhibition Monet to Picasso | Photo © Rainer Mirau
At the exhibition Monet to Picasso | Photo © Rainer Mirau
At the exhibition Monet to Picasso | Photo © Rainer Mirau
At the exhibition Monet to Picasso | Photo © Rainer Mirau
At the exhibition Monet to Picasso | Photo © Rainer Mirau
At the exhibition Monet to Picasso | Photo © Rainer Mirau
At the exhibition Monet to Picasso | Photo © Rainer Mirau
At the exhibition Monet to Picasso | Photo © Rainer Mirau
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