Open up with Vincent activities from March to June 2022:
Mindful art viewing: Olive Groves
6 & 20 April and 18 May at the museum, programme in Dutch
Experience the exhibition Van Gogh and the Olive Groves with registered mindfulness trainer Jolien Posthumus.
Mindfulness viewing and painting session in the permanent collection
4 times a year, for young adults (in Dutch)
What catches your eye? Which colours do you see? View Van Gogh’s art mindfully with mindfulness trainer Jolien Posthumus before capturing your emotion on your canvas, just like Vincent.
Painting workshops on location
For young, psychiatrically vulnerable people, via healthcare institutions (in Dutch)
Learn to express your feelings by painting a landscape, just like Vincent. This workshop is focused on painting, but there are also opportunities for discussion based on Van Gogh’s life story (using several quotes and his work).
Online meditation videos
On the Van Gogh Museum website (Dutch and English)
Take time to meditate with mindfulness trainer Jolien Posthumus, in a session inspired by an artwork by Vincent van Gogh.
Teaching material on the Van Gogh Museum educational platform
Yoga and meditation videos
For primary schoolchildren, but also fun at home (in Dutch)
Invite your class to step into a work by Vincent van Gogh through yoga and narrative meditation, with children’s yoga instructor Romy Muste.
Themed videos with assignments
For secondary schoolchildren (in Dutch)
Use the videos by Maren Porte and Sanne Haak from Mentale Thee as the starting point for discussions with your students, on topics including study stress, courage, sombre feelings, looking for help and friendship. Includes corresponding propositions and creative assignments.