Become Active for Children & Youth

For each exhibition, the PalaisPopulaire offers a comprehensive workshop program for children, young people, and adults that is devoted not only to art, but also to music, literature, and sports. Everything revolves around your own discoveries, and you can learn to become active and creative yourself.
View on a prepared table

Sunday, December 1, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Price: € 29 / € 20 (12 – 18 years old), € 10 (6 – 11 years old), free up to 5 years
Admission tickets can be purchased at the ticket shop and at the cash desk

A tour only for children? Or only for adults? Or everyone together? Under the guidance of art educators the whole family can explore the exhibition with different offers and subsequently be creative in the Atelier. Brunch is provided for the whole family in the Atelier.

Photo: Mathias Schormann

Dolls made by paper

Das Totale Puppentheater
Workshop for children (8 and older)
Sunday, January 5, 3 – 5 p.m.

Price: € 5 / € 8 (over 18)
Admission tickets can be purchased at the ticket shop and at the cash desk

The starting point of the workshop is the 3D experience of Das Totale Tanztheater. The children discuss their experiences and get to know Oskar Schlemmer’s futuristic costume designs as well as Walter Gropius’s Totales Theater. Subsequently, they design their own paper figures. They discuss their ideas and sharpen their understanding of the structure of the figures as well as the latter’s different possibilities of representation and movement.

In cooperation with



Paper with pink watercolor on it

Workshop for Paper and Watercolors
Children's Workshop (6 and older)
Sunday, February 2, 3 – 5 p.m.

Price: € 5 / € 8 (over 18 years old)
Admission tickets can be purchased at the ticket shop and at the cash desk

The artist Caline Aoun installed four fountains with different-colored inks in the exhibition. They are connected to each other by hoses. What happens when blue, red, yellow, and black mix? After viewing the fountains and the colored paper on the walls together, different papers are painted in the studio with watercolors or colored chalk. Forms and motifs can be combined into collages and designed into individual works of art.

Red jacket with title

The World Tour of a Fleece Vest
Reading and talk with author Wolfgang Korn (12 and older)
Sunday, March 1, 3 – 5 p.m.

Price: € 5 / € 8 (over 18 years old)
Admission tickets can be purchased at the ticket shop and at the cash desk

Berlin, Dubai, Bangladesh — how can globalization be explained? Based on a fleece vest, for example. In his award-winning novel Die Weltreise einer Fleeceweste – Eine kleine Geschichte über die große Globalisierung (The World Trip of a Fleece Vest—A Small Story About Big Globalization), Wolfgang Korn takes us on an exciting tour, from oil fields in the Persian Gulf, textile factories in Bangladesh, a department store in Germany, to a refugee ship off the Canary Islands. The history of a single fleece vest sheds light on the background and connections of globalization. Korn reads from his classic book and from his new novel Lauf um Dein Leben (Run for Your Life), which reveals even more entanglements—with a pair of brand-name sneakers. An afternoon for anyone who wants to know how world trade works.

In cooperation with the bookstore KRUMULUS

Photo: arsEdition


Art project of the Hector Peterson School and PalaisPopulaire
All works will be exhibited in the Atelier of the PalaisPopulaire
Friday, January 24, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

On the occasion of the exhibition Caline Aoun: seeing is believing, the Hector Peterson School and the PalaisPopulaire are realizing a joint art project for the first time. Initiated and directed by artists Niki Elbe and Cornelia Renz, the 10th grade students explore the artistic cosmos of Caline Aoun. The artist is interested in the daily flow of data in the digital world. But what exactly is data and how can the billionfold network be made visible? The project participants collect everyday data and translate it into drawings and objects. We cordially invite you to view the exhibition of the results on Friday, January 1, 2020, at 4:30 pm in the Atelier of the PalaisPopulaire.

Photo: Niki Elbe


All the information at a glance:

educational program

Barrier-Free Offers

Workshops under the guidance of trained art mediators for blind and deaf people, as well as visually and hearing-impaired people

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Kindergartens & Schools

Free program for kindergartens, elementary schools, and high schools for every exhibition

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In creative workshops adults could gain access to art and creativity.

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