In the day-to-day running, we often fail to notice the small opportunities the city can offer to relax, reflect, learn and have fun. In order to highlight these possibilities, pedestrians can forget about the problems and participate in free activities of drawing, serigraphy, poetry, embroidery, among others, as they pass through the sidewalk of the Museu da Casa Brasileira (MCB).

The actions are elaborated by the MCB Educational as a form of disclosure of the institution and with the mission of integration of the passers-by. Activities are free and do not require prior registration.

Know below the calendar of the workshops on the sidewalk that will be held in November:

Design your home
November 8th and 29th, Wednesdays, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Marcos Gorgatti, an MCB educator, draws a drawing of the participant’s house from an affective description or photograph. The drawn image can be taken home as a souvenir.

Embroidered House
November 9th and 23th, Thursdays, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
From images of parts of the MCB collection, and memories of household objects of daily use, the educating artist Beth Ziani will offer to the public passing knowledge of embroidery and application in fabric. The participant can contribute to the creation of a large collective embroidery or to start an individual work.

Words and Houses
November 1st and 22th, Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Based on affective reports related to living, MCB’s artist-educators team will elaborate poetic transcriptions with typewriters. The texts, generously typed, can be taken by the participants.

The Printed House
November 14th and 28th, Tuesdays, from 11am to 1pm
The artist Monica Schoenacker will offer to the audience passing by on the sidewalk of the MCB, basic notions of screen printing and, in the meantime, the participant can print a piece on a dishcloth to take home.

What is this object?
November 16th and 30th, Thursdays, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
People passing the sidewalk in front of the MCB will be invited to the observation workshop, focused on everyday household objects. The orientation is by the artist Aline Van Langendonck.

* Programming is subject to change.

About MCB
MCB Education proposes practices that articulate the look, the doing and the thinking so that the visitors take on the role of researchers, researching the contents that the museum offers in a contemporary perspective. The idea is to create challenges for participants in educational activities to raise questions from their own experiences and discover new meanings in relating the visit to MCB with their lives. Visits in groups – In general, educational and social institutions can be scheduled in advance. The duration is approximately one and a half hours. Groups with more than 25 people are divided into two groups. Spontaneous visits can be done individually or in groups.