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Bruegel Family Day @ BOZAR

31 March 2019
10:00 - 14:00

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31 March 2019
10:00 - 14:00






Kick off Bruegel Year at BOZAR with this festive Family Day. Move from workshop to workshop with your children or grandchildren and discover fascinating customs, dances, interiors and works of art from the age of Bruegel.





Print your own monster!

Choose your favourite Bruegel monster and get to work with the ink roller! Our Chalcography artists selected a series of monsters from Bruegel’s artwork, and we are certain that you will find one to your liking. At this workshop you will find out how to make your own print.


1, 2, 3, 4, paper hat

People in the 16th century often wore some kind of headgear, usually made of leather or fabric. At our workshop your children get to make their own incredible (paper) hats using all manner of paper and patterns. They can also dive into a ‘virtual hat’ and look for lost items from a Bruegel painting!


Dancing and playing with Bruegel

Dance to courtly music like a real princess or knight, pick a game from Bruegel’s ‘Children’s Games’ and dress up like a character from the Middle Ages!  This workshop gives you a flavour of the activities that Gaasbeek Castle organises every week for families and children.


Cities of Babylon

Discover the visionary city with the aid of the Tower of Babel as you and the other children build magnificent tower houses with hanging gardens; tools and 3D collages included. At the end of the day all these models will be brought together to form an incredible sculpture of a high rise town.


Introductory workshop ‘Make a Bruegel friction drum!’ & ‘Singing with a friction drum!’

Yes, a friction drum! An old folk instrument that makes a froop froop froop sound! It was used to make music at carnivals and fairs. So get cracking and before you know it you’ll have an instrument that has been entirely made and decorated by you. Bruegel’s paintings will help you get started.  Singing a song and accompanying yourself on a friction drum is quite an art, but with perseverance and a little help you will get there!



Practical information

From 6 years old

Language: French, Dutch