Museum classes

We all know what a museum is. We know well about generally accepted rules of visits to museums. In this temple of art we can not talk loudly, can't run or touch the exhibits. Usually children after a typical excursion forget all previously heard in five minutes. They are not interested. They are tired. From an early age they begin to perceive the museum as something boring, tedious and compulsive. For children it is very important when in the museum they can touch things. Even more so when they are able to create a similar thing to that one which is in the case and take it with them. Art-Memorial Museum of I.E. Repin offers interesting, fascinating museum classes developed including permanent exhibition.

All classes include elements of the game and competition, as well as accompanied by multimedia presentations. You can bring children to a museum or to invite a museum worker at school.



Museum class “History of iron” acquaints with the history of the familiar object of our everyday life such as iron. There was a time when people ironed the close with the help of stone, metal bars, hammer or frying pan. In our class you will find out how much the iron weighed and when the first electric iron appeared. Children will be able to hold in their hands authentic antique irons, as well as try to stroke using smoother and clothes-beater.



Museum class “About what a chip told” takes place in an unusual situation ... without electricity, in the half-light. In the class children acquaint with a variety of lighting devices: chip, candle, chandelier, oil lamp, lamp, etc. Pupils find out about lighting of ancient human habitation, and peasants' huts; about the material the first candles were made; ways in which people used to start a fire and of course try to get it themselves.



Museum class “How do you do, Samovar Samovarovich”. Children find out when the first samovar appeared and why it calls samovar; see what extra items used during the tea party and learn to lay the table. Pupils will be able to admire their reflection in the samovar "mirrors" and play.






Museum class “Time keepers”. There are a lot of different clocks. History knows about the sun, water, sand, fire, biological, mechanical clocks. It is interesting that the first mechanical clock was only with hour hand, after a while there was a minute hand, later - second hand. Children will acquaint with different types of clocks, will discuss what time is and why it is necessary, will listen to the ticking of the mechanical clock and striking of the biggest clock in London Big Ben. The lecturer will demonstrate how firing and cuckoo clocks work and how to open up a pocket watch. Children can try to determine the time with a sandglass.


Museum class “Frozen moments” (From the history of photography). It is extremely interesting to know not only about what happened in the past, but how the past looked like. A simple photography helps us in it. During the class children examine the history of photography and made own discoveries in this field; see the museum's collection of cameras; acquaint with the inventors of photography and the first photographs; see old photos of people from Chuguev; play games and learn about the traditions and peculiarities of photography in the 20th century. Pupils also  made a little camera in the technique of origami.

Museum class “Journey of a coin” will acquaint younger pupils with the history of money. Children find out about the most unusual coins and banknotes and what money people used in the past in different countries...




Museum class “From stylus to ball pen”. Young visitors learn all about the writing. Also they will write with pointy sticks and bones of animals on clay tablets, as well as with ink, goose-quill, see how the papyrus looked like. And of course, everyone pushed on the buttons of a typewriter.




Museum class "Mysterious stories about the old furniture". We offer children satisfy their curiosity, open all the secrets of our chests and make the genealogy of furniture...






The main aim of a class is to acquaint young visitors with the genres of fine art, folk handicrafts, presented in the museum's collection. Classes are counted for children of 1-6 forms.

Museum class “Blue Gzhel”. Gzhel ceramics is known all over the world for its unique cobalt color and ornament. Patterns for painting masters learned from nature: grass blades in the field, buttons, flowers in the meadow and in the garden, strong-voiced birds, animals. Gzhel patterns are unique, it is painted by hand. Our guests like Gzhel masters try to paint the white plate with various shades of blue colors.



Museum class “Dymkovo toy”. This craft is very ancient. It is believed to have originated in the 15-16 century in the village of Dymkovo, near the city of Kirov, which is located on the bank of the river Vyatka. In 1967 four masters from a small village who were engaged in producing clay toys were awarded State Repin Prize. Significant Dymkovo toys collection known to the whole world has Art-Memorial Museum of I.E. Repin in Chuguev. During the class children got acquainted with one of the oldest Russian folk craft. Pupils try to paint their own clay toy with Dymkovo patterns: dots, dashes, circles, ovals, straight and wavy lines and others.


Museum class Golden Khokhloma”. Khokhloma tableware is cheerful and elegant. It pleases the eye with its bright painting. Children will paint a spoon with Khokhloma ornament like true craftsmen.




Museum class "Gorodets painting". In the class children will acquaint with Gorodets painting on wood and its traditional elements. Pupil will get the abilities and skills of drawing decorative elements - floral circles with brush using dark and white colours.

Museum class "Frosting patterns. Lace". In the class children learn about lace. But the lace is unusual. It is knitted with small wooden sticks, bobbins. Children learn about the artistic features of Vologda and Kirov lace, with lace tools and materials. Also pupils will see the movie about the masters and unique works of Vologda lace.

Museum class "Pavlovo Posad shawls". Children will get acquainted with the museum collection of Pavlovo Posad shawls, with artistic features of Pavlovo Posad style, printing techniques and artists, winners of the State Repin Prize. Also children will see the movie about creating a beautiful shawl. Pupils create their own pattern of scarf.

Museum class "Zhostovo trays". In the class children get acquainted with the famous Zhostovo tray. Children learn when and how Zhostovo craft appeared, which paintings tray is decorated as well as what tools and materials masters use. With the help of paints and brushes children create their own tray.



Museum class "Glass art". Glass is one of the most ancient, widespread and familiar to us material, it is all around us. But in nature there are no deposits of glass. So what is it made of? Children will see the magic of crystal manufacturing with the help of video presentation. Also young masters try to colour the dishes.



Museum class "Ukrainian towel". Embroidered towel in Ukraine occupies a special place. Towels are a symbol of the material culture of Ukrainians, an important part of rites and rituals. In our class children will be able to see what kinds of towels existed 100-120 years ago. Pupils get acquainted with the symbols of towels, embroidery and weaving techniques. Also children can make ornaments for their own towel.

Museum class "Time and money (history of numismatics)". Children will learn a lot of interesting information about the money and also see real money from the museum collection.



Museum class "Children about archeology". Children will go on journey in the "stone age". Together with our ancestors they "open" properties of stone, know about clay and get acquainted with the life of the first people on our territory. Also children find out about archaeologists, what they are looking for in the ground and how each of us can help them. 


Museum class "Territory of Chuguev and surroundings: looking through the ages (archeology) ". As already experienced archaeologists children will go from the Stone Age to the present day through the Bronze Age and Scythian-Sarmatian time. In each age travelers will get acquainted with its material reminders.



Museum class "Fortress of Chuguev". Our city is famous for its military history. Children will learn about the historical twists and turns, the life of the first settlers. Also they can hold in the hands the weapon that was used by Alans and Cossacks.



Museum class "How art is born". Glorious Ukrainian land has given the world many geniuses. Including in the art. Children learn about who first painted flower and what has served them for paint until there was no gouaches and oil paint.