The CoBrA artists were mainly inspired by the creativity of children
CoBrA fits in well with primary education because the CoBrA artists were mainly inspired by the creativity they saw in children, by folk art and by non-western art. They created their art in an experimental, highly imaginative and spontaneous way. That’s why children feel right at home in the Cobra Museum. There is no fear here of ‘not being able to draw’. At the Cobra Museum, we know that everyone can draw and we encourage colouring outside the lines.
The CoBrA artists were inspired by their predecessors, the great masters of modern art: Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and Paul Klee. Now let children become inspired by CoBrA’s Karel Appel, Heerup, Alechinsky, etc.
The Cobra Museum organises guided tours and workshops for all primary school years, from years 1 through 8.
Educational programmes and teaching materials
Various learning packages are available for primary education. The Cobra Museum also has developed some surprisingly creative educational programmes in collaboration with ‘Laat Maar Zien’ and ‘Cultuureducatie Amstelland’. There is also a very special tour available for this.
The C in CoBrA
Looking for more information about Cobra for at home or in the classroom? You can read all about the CoBrA artists and their work in the C in CoBrA. From the creation of Cobra to the opening of the eponymous museum, all events are covered. Using special archive images, you learn everything about Cobra in no time at all! Complex concepts are explained in the CoBrA dictionary. You can also download fun CoBrA assignments here free of charge.
Go to the C in CoBrA
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