Children’s workshops at the Museo Civico del Marmo in Carrara _____________ we post the “programma”

The workshops are presented as part of Database 2013, a year-long schedule of events specifically created for the city of Carrara, which is curated and produced by Federica Forti and Ars Gratia Artis, arts association, in conjunction with the Comune di Carrara. Visit the Database website, linked here, for more information.

Database 2013

Santiago Morilla’s one-man-show at the Museo Civico in Carrara.
Until the 31st of August, 2013
Visit the artist’s website, linked here.
Site-specific installations
by Sandro del Pistoia
Until the 4th of December, 2013
Visit the artist’s website, linked here.


The Children’s Workshops at the Museo Civico del Marmo in Carrara:

“Il programma” / the full program:
“Let’s play with art!” organized by Stradevarie
Creative experimentation inspired by the exhibition INDEX FALLS by Santiago Morilla, at the Marble Museum in Carrara until August 31st. For children ages 5 to 10.

Saturday June 29th – from 9.30 to 11.30 a.m. “Architects for a day!”
building and decorating classic pediments using an array of materials.

Saturday July 20th – from 9.30 to 11.30 a.m. “The city in colour”
reinventing a portion of the city using the technique of “visual mapping”

Saturday August 3rd – from 9.30 to 11.30 a.m. “Watch out, don’t fall!”
experiencing zero gravity through games and photographs.

“The body in marble” organized by Policardia Bambinanza Massa-Carrara
Theatre workshops employing physical expression, traditional folk songs, and rhythms produced using everyday objects, to convey the gestures of those whose lives are centred around marble. For children ages 7 to 11.

Saturday July 6th – from 9.30 to 11.30 a.m. “Life in the quarries”
discovering the typical roles and jobs of those who live the life of the quarries.

Saturday July 27th – from 9.30 to 11.30 a.m. “The quarrymen’s chants”
learning the folk chants that quarrymen would sing while working.

Saturday August 10th – from 9.30 to 11.30 a.m. “Dancing marble”
he life of marble is a choreography we will try to invent.

Snack Party at the Museum

Saturday August 31st
Children who have participated in the DATABASE 2013 summer workshops and their parents are invited to a final event at the Museum, during which they will demonstrate what they have learned and display what they have created during their learning experience at the Museum.

The Carrara Marble Museum:
Viale XX Settembre 85, località Stadio

Reservation is mandatory.
Please write to:

Fee (Includes access to the workshop and entry to the Museum for one child and a chaperon) 10 €

organizzato da / organized by: Associazione Ars Gratia Artis
in collaborazione con / in collaboration with: Comune di Carrara, Assessorato alla Cultura
con il patrocinio di / under the patronage of: Regione Toscana
main sponsor / main sponsor: Camera di Commercio di Massa Carrara, Admiral Tecnomar, NCA
sponsor / sponsor: Bundles Spa, Vittorio Bogazzi & Figli Spa
con il contributo di / with the contribution of: Società Apuana Marmi, Benetti Macchine, SaGeVan Marmi, Gaspari Menotti, Marmoris srl, CMT Vatteroni, AvMap, Franchi Umberto Marmi, Rotary Club Massa e Carrara, Laboratori Artistici Nicoli, Ristorante Beccofino, B&B Villa Belverde
sponsor tecnici / techincal sponsor: Cooperativa Cavatori Canalgrande, Pemart, Cave Lazzareschi, Graziani Marmi, Successori Adolfo Corsi Carrara, Forti srl, Telara Studio d’arte, Colorificio Tirreno, Center Chrome, Danae project, Le Larderie di Colonnata, Biscottificio Piemonte, Cantine Bondonor, Ristorante Ciccio Marina, B&B Il Giardino Antico, Hotel Michelangelo, Villa Undulna.
For more information, visit the Database website:

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