Created especially for our younger art enthusiasts, our Arte Firenze for Families walk acts as a primer to the rich collection of the Uffizi Gallery and to Florentine art and history, in general. The Uffizi is, perhaps, the best museum in the world in terms of its collection of Renaissance art, thus it will be an excellent text for our immersion into the art and culture of the time period. We will pair your family with an art historian, trained in an interactive inquiry-based learning technique, who will bring the collection to life, making what might be the kids' first museum experience both fun and informative.
We start our time together with a short introduction in Piazza della Signoria, discussing the Uffizi's structure and its relation to Palazzo Vecchio, Florence's town hall, and the importance of the Medici family. After spending some time outside the museum, we will then continue on to the museum, where we will spend roughly two hours exploring the collection.Focusing on recurring subjects, themes and symbols, the historical background in which the works were created and biographical information about the artists, themselves, the docent will be able to construct an engrossing dialogue with the children about the art; how, why and by whom it was created. This will create an atmosphere of exploration and participation which will encourage investigation and interaction.
By the end of the walk, the children will have a very clear idea of how and why art is created and will be able to better appreciate the artwork they will encounter throughout their trip.
In order to plan the best possible experience for children, it would be helpful for us know some background. Have they traveled to other countries in the past? If so, where? Have they studied any subjects in school that would relate to the walk? Are they interested in art, music, even food! The more we know, the better.
Due to the very interactive nature of this program and given the educational environment our docent aim to evoke, we adhere to a very strict maximum of 6 participants. Groups larger than 6 will need to book two separate walks that can run concurrently but with different docents.