Author(s): Rixt Hulshoff Pol
The programme Create with Artists offers the most inspiring workshops the Stedelijk Museum of contemporary art in Amsterdam has organized for young people over the past decade. These workshops with artists and designers have become a true phenomenon in Amsterdam. Only about a dozen kids can participate in a workshop, which are always sold out, leaving the parents and many, many others jealously behind. In response to their ever-increasing popularity, the workshops have been transformed into this book. Now everyone can do these fun workshops-created by renowned contemporary artists and designers-at home, at a party, at a community centre, or at school. All the artists have a special connection to the museum and many of them are world famous. In this book they give us insights into their ways of looking at the world and the questions they ask themselves. The artists also share their personal tips and techniques. The workshops all start with a question to trigger the imagination and are spread out over an array of media, from painting, to sculpture, video, design, graffiti, photography, and more. The workshops are accessible for both children and grownups and can be done in groups as well as individually. World famous artist, including, for example, Marina Abramovic, Atelier van Lieshout, Ed Atkins, Rineke Dijkstra, Marlene Dumas, Mark Manders, Piet Oudolf, Marcel Wanders, and Viktor Rolf, have contributed.
Rixt Hulshoff Pol is Head of Public and Education at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and author of various books published by the Stedelijk. Hanna Piksen is responsible for the Stedelijk s family programs."