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  • Konstkojor, 2013. Foto: Jenny Berntsson och Felice Hapetzeder
    Konstkojor, 2013. Foto: Jenny Berntsson och Felice Hapetzeder

The Monster Club

Welcome to Marabouparken’s children’s activity the Monster Club! On Sundays and holidays, children from the age of 6 can investigate different artistic techniques, materials and experimental processes. The Monster Club is supervised by professional artists and experienced art educators. Our clubs are based on a special interest in man’s relationship with nature, but are also put in relation to ongoing exhibitions. We ask ourselves questions such as: what is art? What is nature? How does our inner world relate to our outer world? Come and help us answer those questions!

Sundays 13.00–15.30
From 6 years and up.
Drop-in subject to space.
SEK 50 kr/occasion.

SUMMER CAMP

THEMES SPRING 2024

Mikro-makro-much more

We use different artist materials and methods to get closer to processes and beings that exist in and influence our lives but which are usually invisible and which may only be seen either from an extreme close up – or from very long distances. As inspiration, we look at microscope images, 3d models and satellite films that researchers use when they try to understand these very processes and examine how we perceive them.

In the different clubs, we then investigate different micro-macro perspectives by testing a range of artistic techniques, ways of thinking and materials.

Hannah Wiker Wikström
Artist and filmmaker

Sound and noise!

Together we explore the potentiality of sound! During the spring, we will carry out experiments with sound as the main focus. We will record sound effects, houses creaking and trees swaying. We will create sound objects and create combinations of sounds that may have never been heard before. Can squeaking styrofoam sound like footsteps on snow? We will also investigate if sound can be translated into an image.

How can we create new sounds in a noisy world? How do we listen to sound? What is sound and when does it become music? These are questions and thoughts we ask ourselves when we dive into the infinite world of sounds.

Hugo Hedberg
Artist and choreographer

Monster models

During the spring, we investigate how our emotions can be transformed into three-dimensional rooms or scenes. With different kinds of artist materials and techniques, we experiment with how our emotions can take shape in our external world. Are there environments in nature that can reflect how I feel? Can my feelings be transferred to a material? What does an angry room look like? A happy one? If confusion was a theater scene, what would it contain?

During the spring, we also create scenographies and characters, we use clay, cardboard, steel wire and lots of paint! Come as you feel, all feelings are welcome!

Avigal Pommert
Textile artist

Nature and sculpture

What exactly is a sculpture? Can nature sculpt? Can a sculpture become nature? During the spring, we seek answers to these questions by throwing ourselves into various exciting sculptural processes. We collect natural materials, experiment with paint, papier-mâché, steel wire and cardboard. In the art lab, sculptural forests and meadows slowly emerge – and if we are lucky, a couple of unknown animals might dare to move in…

Johanna Norrbin
Art educator

SPRING PROGRAM 2024

Sunday 14 January 13.00–15.30
Monster Models Part 1/4: Room of Feelings

Finally! A warm welcome to the first Monster Club of 2024! Together we investigate how emotions can be transformed into rooms. We build models, cut and paste, paint and create our very own rooms based on different kinds of emotions. What would your happiest or angriest emotions look like if they were turned into a room? How do you decorate a mischievous or sad room? Who knows, maybe our rooms can also turn into theater stages – where anything can happen…

Please come at 1 p.m. as we start the day by looking at the exhibition together and investigate which emotions that might reside there.

Monster pedagogue: Avigal Pommert, textile artist
Drop-in, SEK 50/occasion. From 6 years and up.

Sunday 21 January 13.00–15.30
Micro-Macro-Much-More Part 1/4: Cast in plaster

Welcome to an investigative wax and plaster experiment where we with inspiration from the current exhibition, examine large and small perspectives on the environments we move in – and our inner “rooms”. We model in wax and cast in plaster, and together we think about how our inner worlds relate with our exterior environments. Can a dream become a monument? Can a monument turn into a little toe?

Please come at 13:00 as we start the day by looking at the works in the exhibition rooms together.

Monster pedagogue: Hannah Wiker Wikström, artist.
Drop-in, SEK 50/occasion. From 6 years and up.

Sunday 28 January 13.00–15.30
Nature and Sculpture Part 1/3: What is a sculpture?

This Sunday, the focus lies on sculpting. With our paws full of exciting artist materials, we investigate what a sculpture really is and why we humans continuously have sculpt for thousands of years. Can people be sculptures? Can nature sculpt? And what could a nature sculpture look like? After exploring the ongoing exhibition, we enter the workshop and create our very own nature sculptures.

Please come at 13:00 as we start the day by looking at the works in the exhibition rooms together.

Monster pedagogue: Johanna Norrbin, art teacher
Drop-in, SEK 50/occasion. From 6 years and up.

Thursday 29 February 13.00–15.00
The Monster Club: Geek or freak?
Pop-up workshop at Hallonbergens library

A warm welcome to the Monster Club’s pop-up workshop at Hallonbergen’s library! Together with the artist and choreographer Hugo, we create our very own ”geeks or freaks”. Does your character have a superpower? A move or sound of your own? What does a geek look like? What does such a person eat? And what exactly is the difference between a geek and a freak? Fantasize, draw, cut and paste new shapes or forms that amaze the world!

From 6 years and up. Drop-in subject to availability. No admission!

Sunday 3 March 13.00–15.30
Sound and noise! part 1/4: House secrets

Welcome to the Monster Club’s exploratory sound world. Together with the artist and choreographer Hugo, we use different recording devices to investigate the mysterious sounds and noises that surrounds us. If we listen really carefully to the sounds around us at the Art Gallery, maybe we can discover new, secret languages? Join us on a journey of discovery where we record mysterious sounds and noises among whispering visitors, grumbling pipes, squeeking doors and rattling cutlery. With our own sound effects, we create a completely unique sound walk!

Please come as early as 1 p.m. as we start the day with a joint examination of the art works in the exhibition rooms.

Monster pedagogue: Hugo Hedberg, artist and choreographer.
No previous knowledge required! Drop-in subject to space, SEK 50/occasion. From 6 years and up.

Sunday 10 March 13:00–15:30
Micro-macro-much-more part 2/4: The color flows ahead

Finally Micro-macro time again! Together with the artist and filmmaker Hannah Wiker Wikström, we dive into a changing and colorful micro- and macrocosm. With various exciting tools, we experiment with color that flows and changes over our watercolor sheets. We try painting with frozen paint, liquid acrylic paint, flower spray bottles and pipettes! Panta rei – everything flows – so does the colour.

Please come as early as 1 p.m. as we start the day by looking at the works in the exhibition rooms together.

Monster pedagogue: Hannah Wiker Wikström, artist and filmmaker
No previous knowledge required! Wear comfortable clothes! Drop-in subject to space, SEK 50/occasion. From 6 years and up

Sunday 17 March 13:00–15:30
The Monster Club: Micro-macro-much-more part 3/4: Acrylic spray painting

This Sunday, micro-macro experiments occupy our brains! What is a 3d printed and enlarged pollen seed doing in the middle of the art lab? And how does it relate to acrylic spray painting? Come and find out! We experiment with different scales and explore a variety of spray techniques and methods of transforming paint before it dries. Spray it, don’t say it!

Please come as early as 1 p.m. as we start the day by looking at the works in the exhibition rooms together.

Monster pedagogue: Hannah Wiker Wikström, artist and filmmaker
No previous knowledge required! Wear comfortable clothes! Drop-in subject to space, SEK 50/occasion. From 6 years and up

Sunday 24 March 13:00–15:30
Nature and sculpture part 2/3: Sculpting forest

Spring is just around the corner and what’s better than throwing yourself into sculptural nature experiences in the art lab? With different materials such as papier-mâché, steel mesh, cardboard and lots of paint, we let new flowers bloom, sculptural forest emerge and maybe, just maybe, one or two unknown animals will appear… Together with the art educator Johanna Norrbin and with inspiration from the artists Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao, we lose ourselves in the vastness of nature sculptures.

Please come as early as 1 p.m. as we start the day by looking at the works in the exhibition rooms together.

Monster pedagogue: Johanna Norrbin, art teacher
No previous knowledge required! Wear comfortable clothes! Drop-in subject to space, SEK 50/occasion. From 6 years and up.

Sunday 7 April 13:00–15:30
Monster models 2/4: Props of emotion

This Sunday we will continue to build emotional rooms with a particular focus on props and what that might be. What kind of  emotions should move into your room? Can there be space for several emotions at the same time? With clay, steel wire, cardboard and paints, we let our emotions lead the way when we build furniture, create wallpaper, carpets, inventions and objects. Come as you are, feel as you feel – all emotions are allowed!

Please come as early as 1 p.m. as we start the day by getting inspiration from Cia Rinne’s ongoing exhibition!

Monster pedagogue: Avigal Pommert, textile artist
No prior knowledge required! Wear comfortable clothes! Drop-in subject to space, SEK 50/occasion. From 6 years and up.

Sunday 14 April 13:00–15:30
Monster Models: Sentient Creatures

What would a feeling look like if it got a body? Will it be a human, a dragon, a monster or an angel? Welcome to explore all the (un)imaginable creatures of our emotional lives! We explore several modeling techniques, artist materials and emotions. If you have participated in previous Monster models-workshops and created emotional rooms, you can let your characters move into them – but of course it is fine to participate regardless!

Please come as early as 1 p.m. as we start the day by getting inspiration from Cia Rinne’s ongoing exhibition!

Monster pedagogue: Avigal Pommert, textile artist
No previous knowledge required! Wear comfortable clothes! Drop-in subject to space, SEK 50/occasion. From 6 years and up.

Sunday 21 April 21 13:00.15:30
Sound and noise! part 2/4: Sounding noice

Guided by the monster educator Hugo, you are warmly welcome to a journey of discovery in the changing world of sounds. We investigate how different objects and materials are combined to create strange sound effects. Can styrofoam sound like footsteps on the snow? What sounds does a fork dragged against cardboard make? Together we create sounds that have never been heard – and may never be heard again.

Please come as early as 1 p.m. as we start the day by examining Cia Rinne’s works in the exhibition rooms.

Monster pedagogue: Hugo Hedberg, artist and choreographer.
No previous knowledge required! Drop-in subject to space, SEK 50/occasion. From 6 years and up.

Sunday 28 April 13:00–15:30
Nature and sculpture: Dripping pine-cones

Welcome to a colorful and adventurous day where we explore what happens when our outer nature meets our inner! We plunge out the door and gather natural materials for an experimental sculpture workshop. We glue together branches, pine-cones and stones, we mix paint and let it drip onto our sculptures. We ask questions such as: what is nature to us? What does my inner nature look like? Come and sculpt your answers!

Please come as early as 1 p.m. as we start the day by getting inspiration from Cia Rinne’s ongoing exhibition!

Monster pedagogue: Johanna Norrbin, art educator
No previous knowledge required! Wear comfortable clothes! Drop-in subject to space, SEK 50/occasion. From 6 years and up

Sunday 5 May 13:00–15:30
Sound and noise! Part 3/4: Listening painting

Dear ears, eyes and hands – this day we dedicate to you. Together with the artist and choreographer Hugo Hedberg, we will record sounds in the sculpture park. We aim the microphone at insects, statues, grass, rocks, trees and birds. When we have collected enough sounds, we go inside and listen while we paint with watercolors. What does a sound look like? Dear eyes, ears and hands – help us find out!

Please come as early as 1 p.m. as we will start the day by recording sound in the sculpture park.

Monster pedagogue: Hugo Hedberg, artist and choreographer.
No previous knowledge required! Drop-in subject to space, SEK 50/occasion. From 6 years and up

Sunday 19 May at 13:00–15:00
The Monster Club makes a pop-up at Sundbyberg Art Trail!

A warm welcome to participate in an exciting artistic experiment at the Monster Club’s pop-up workshop on the Sundbyberg Art Trail!
The monster pedagogue Johanna Norrbin holds her toes at the “Kids Corner” at Hamngatan 19 in Central Sundbyberg.

Date: 19/5
Time: 13:00-15:00
Location: Hamngatan 19, Sundbyberg

Sunday 26 May 13:00–15:30
Monster models Part 4/4: Small rooms – big feelings

It’s time for all the mini creatures and critters in the world to get a home! Together with the textile artist Avigal Pommert, we explore model building and costume creation in miniature! With fun artist materials we create mini models, small rooms, scenes and costumes. But who are actually going to take their place and move in? What do they need to feel good? Even small creatures can have big feelings…

Please come as early as 1 p.m. as we start the day by getting inspiration from Cia Rinne’s ongoing exhibition!

Monster pedagogue: Avigal Pommert, textile artist
No previous knowledge required! Wear comfortable clothes! Drop-in subject to space, SEK 50/occasion. From 6 years and up.

Sunday 2 June 13:00–15:30
Sound and noise! part 4/4: Build your own instrument!

Come build your own monster instrument! With inspiration by our surrounding nature, we build music machines. How can we recreate the wind? Can a branch become a drumstick? Using cardboard, wire, wood, trees, stone, sand, flowers, grass, wind, water, air and wishful dreams, we create a monster orchestra in a completely new soundscape.

Please come as early as 1 p.m. as we will start the day by collecting materials in the sculpture park.

Monster pedagogue: Hugo Hedberg, artist and choreographer.
No previous knowledge required! Drop-in subject to space, SEK 50/occasion. From 6 years and up

Sunday 9 June 13:00–15:30
Micro-macro-much-more part 4/4: Inner and outer environments

Welcome to the last Monster Club of the spring! This time we zoom in to and out of different maps, bodies, satellite images and topographies, we paint and sculpt interior and exterior landscapes on floor-lying canvases. We use runny and muddy paints, put brushes on sticks and other big and small things that we find! Come and get lost in the first breath of summer!

Please come as early as 1 p.m. as we start the day by looking at the works in the exhibition rooms together.

Monster pedagogue: Hannah Wiker Wikström, artist and filmmaker
No previous knowledge required! Drop-in subject to space, SEK 50/occasion. From 6 years and up.

In collaboration with ABF Norra Stockholms län