Picasso Museum of Barcelona

Barcelona City Council
Servicio EducativoProgram (pdf) 2013 - 2014

New educational project for the 2013-2014 course

The Museu Picasso proposes a new educational project based on the importance of observing and dialoguing in front of a work: based on the appreciations of the students, an in-depth analysis of the work is carried out and a shared dialogue is generated by means of which their interests are expressed. The educator acts as a moderator of this debate and provides the students with the keys to deepen their own knowledge, a much deeper and lasting knowledge, given that it responds to the real learning concerns of the group, that by sharing their opinions reach new and enriching conclusions.

  • Guions previs
  • Treballs de les escoles
A painting lives its life like a living being, experiencing the changes that daily life imposes on us. That’s quite natural given that it’s not the painting that lives, but those who look at it.”
Pablo Picasso Christian Zervos, “Conversation avec Picasso”, a Cahiers d’art Paris 7/10 (1935), p. 173-174

Prior notes for the teachers:

The new educational methodology undertaken by the museum is aimed at students from the 1st course of primary to adults. The groups from nursery schools who want to visit the Museum can do so during the school hours on free visits.

The workshop visits propose a participative visit in which they analyse and observe four works from the collection, and a workshop that allows the students to develop and interpret the topics that have emerged in the dialogue generated during the visit to the galleries.



The itineraryes promote what the students can only do in the galleries of the museum: to really look at the work. Based on this attentive look, a reasoned dialogue is promoted among the students and a work is developed in the workshop that will allow them, in a creative way, to consolidate the learning they have jointly constructed.

Secondary and Baccalaureate

Based on the direct observation of the work of art, the Itineraryes for secondary students will makes the students work on various aspects derived from this active analysis of the work, and from the reasoned dialogue that results. In the workshop, in an enjoyable but practical way, we will go deeper into the knowledge collectively developed.

  • -You’ve done a perfect copy! [+]

    We explore the idea of the portrait and self-portrait, and how we see each other, with the interaction between the mind and the hand.

  • -Action! [+]

    We’ll turn the static image into action, with processes that exercise the hand and the imagination.

  • -Right hemisphere, left hemisphere [+]

    We will experiment, based on a storm of images, ideas and works that get us closer to the artistic changes of the 20th century.

  • Start date October 1st 2013
  • We offer a general visit to the Museum in English, French and Italian
  • Duration 1 hour approx.
  • Timetable Tuesday and Thursday from 3.00pm onwards
  • Price 68€/group (max. 25 students)
  • Teachers that need to visit the museum to prepare your tour or project have free access to the galleries. Please contact: museupicasso_educacio
    to make your appointment.

  • Advance booking required
    / T 93 256 30 22 (mañana de 10 a 13h)

Dynamic visits

The dynamic visits consist of a tour of the galleries of the museum specifically designedfor developing an active dialogue among the students in front of five works and for fostering collective learning.


The museum proposes Itineraryes for the collection in which the children will base their observation on getting to know the work of Picasso and also to understand how to look at and enjoy art. The activity will be led according to their interests and the attention of the whole group will be caught by means of the debate about their opinions; a reasoned way of listening to each other will be promoted and learning will be common, by improving the capacities of observation, dialogue and expression.

Secondary and Baccalaureate

Itineraryes around the collection for secondary students are designed to provide a method for working in front of the works of art that boost the observation, dialogue and critical and creative thought.The protagonists are the students, who can freely express and argue their opinions and be listened to, they themselves being the ones who will construct a cognitive way, of observation and criticism of the work of Picasso, which will also give them keys for understanding artistic creation.

  • Practical information
  • Workshops just available in Catalan and Spanish

Library service

The Museum library is available for use by teachers who wish to put together their own group visit or research their project in greater depth.

Access to the library is by prior appointment only, by means of this contact form or by email to bibliotecapicasso@bcn.cat

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