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Archeology

1. Education “Archaeological costume and rope winding with pebbles” (English, Russian)

We invite you to an interesting and fun educational activity, which is popular with both primary and secondary school students. During the activity, an archaeologist dressed in an Iron Age costume will tell  about ancient clothing from the Stone Age to the 17th  century. Students will learn about yarns and fabrics, will be able to see costume reconstructions, put them on and take photos. The archaeologist will teach you to twist one element of an archaeological costume – a  coloured rope that is woven using pebbles in a way learned from the Vikings.

For 1–12 grade students.

Price per person – 2 Eur (no discounts).
Place of education: Poet Jovaras' House, Vytauto str. 116, Šiauliai. Registration (8 41) 52 43 86.

 

2. Education “Archaic pot making techniques” (English, Russian)
Based on the archaeological material of Lithuania, the exposition reflecting the evolution of ceramics introduces pupils with the ceramics of separate historical periods, its types and forms, as well as the technology of ceramics production is discussed. Pupils delve into the ancient people’s lifestyle, everyday life and worldview, then they mould a clay pot, using a cord technique.

For 1–12 grade students. 

Price per person – 2 Eur (no discounts).
Place of education: Poet Jovaras' House, Vytauto str. 116, Šiauliai. Registration (8 41) 52 43 86.

3. Education “Archaeological jewellery” (English, Russian)

Ancient people believed in the powers of nature and tried to replicate them in jewellery. After learning to work with metal, Lithuanians started making jewellery from it. The earliest metal ware found was made of brass, which was widely used to make jewellery throughout the Iron Age. The shape of the jewellery was changing, each region had something unique. During the session at the museum, we will try to recreate the jewellery of Baltic origin – sun-shaped pendants and rings.

For 8–12 grade students and for adults. 

Price per person – 4 Eur (no discounts).
Place of education: Poet Jovaras' House, Vytauto str. 116, Šiauliai. Registration (8 41) 52 43 86.


Etnography

1. Excursion with a miller and bread tasting (English, Russian)
In Žaliūkiai village miller’s farmstead you can taste rye bread baked right here, learn about centuries-old bread baking traditions, customs and rituals as well as get acquainted with the household in the early 20th century. The history of Žaliūkiai miller’s farmstead is also interesting, so together with a miller it is worth visiting the windmill that has been standing here since 1875 and learn how the flour, from which delicious and fragrant rye bread is baked, is made.

For pre-school childrens, 1–12 grade students and for adults. 

Group fee – 30 Eur (no discounts). II – V after 5 pm, VI after 4 pm. the price will be 40 Eur. Also need to buy a museum's ticket ( 4 Eur; with disscount – 2 Eur).
Place of education: Žaliūkių miller's homestead, Architektų str. 73, Šiauliai. Registration (8 41) 21 11 98.
 
2. Education “Bread baking” (English, Russian)
It is said that the taste of bread is the taste of life. If you want to find out what it is like – come to Žaliūkiai village miller’s farmstead, where you will be kindly received by the hostess. Today fragrant, naturally matured, homemade bread will be baked! Sitting by the heat-filled oven, you will hear the story of the difficult journey of the bread: from sowing to a table covered with a white tablecloth. You will learn about the bread-making traditions, customs and rituals of the peasant household, learn how to use bread baking oven, you will knead dough, bake and taste bread.

For 1–12 grade students.

The price of the education is 70 Eur. II–V after 5 pm, VI–VII after 4 pm the price will be 100 Eur (no discounts). Additional hour – 50 Eur. For groups of up to 30 people.
Place of education: Žaliūkių miller's homestead, Architektų str. 73, Šiauliai. Registration (8 41) 21 11 98.
 
 
3. Education “Patterns of Easter eggs” (English, Russian)

The most important symbol of Easter – a decorated Easter egg – means the resurrection of nature, the emergence of life, the renewal of life, the birth of vegetation, and its flowering and fertility. We invite you to get acquainted with Easter traditions, customs, symbols and ornamentation as well as to learn to decorate eggs with hot wax. You need to bring a few hard-boiled eggs to the classes.

For 1–12 grade students. 

Price per person – 3 Eur (no discounts).
Place of education: Žaliūkių miller's homestead, Architektų str. 73, Šiauliai. Registration (8 41) 21 11 98.


Art

1. Excursion “Provincial manor and town in the middle of the 19th c. – the middle of the 20th c.” (English, Russian)

The participants of the tour are introduced with the life and activities of Chaim Frenkel and the history of the villa built by him. On the second floor of the villa there is an exposition “Provincial Manor”: the gallery of paintings by Western European authors of the 17th–19th century, the collection of portraits of kings of the 18th–19th century, the gallery of portraits of landlords of the 18th–20th century, the Library, Yellow and Green sitting-rooms, the Gallery of oriental art, the Dinning room. The exposition “Provincial town” established on the ground floor of the villa is reviewed: a stylized street, the restored showcase of the joint-stock company “Dubysa”, the shop of the Shapir brothers, the cinema “Kapitol”.

For 1–12 grade students and for adults.

Price per person – 5 Eur (with discount – 2,50 Eur), tour guide – 20 Eur.
Place of education: Chaimas Frenkelis villa. Vilniaus st. 74, Šiauliai. Registration (8 41) 52 43 89.

2. Education “Stories of the manor. Manor fashion and lifestyle” (English, Russian)

Manor fashion of the 18th–19th century is a world of beauty and elegance, where strange whims, practicality and norms of behaviour intertwine. In the exposition of Chaim Frenkel’s villa “Provincial manor”, an interesting story about children’s fashion and leisure games as well as the creation of a colourful fan await the little visitors of the museum. Older schoolchildren and adults will get acquainted with the development of European and Lithuanian costumes, intriguing secrets of flirting of the 18th century, the silent language of fan, and the intricate, imaginative ways of tying scarves.

For 1–12 grade students and for adults.

Price per person – 4 Eur (no discounts). II–V after 6 pm, VI–VII after 5 pm will be additional fee for group – 30 Eur. For groups from 10 to 30 persons.
Place of education: Chaimas Frenkelis villa. Vilniaus st. 74, Šiauliai. Registration (8 41) 52 43 89.

3. Education “My shoes” (English)

The history of footwear is like a novel full of discoveries and searches. How would you protect your feet from the hot sand of the desert? And in what kind of footwear you would wade through the snow? Come and find out the length of the nose of the shoe that caused jealousy for those around you, and who was the first to wear high-heeled shows. When did the first “real” pair of shoes appear? We invite you to become designers, create new styles and offer them to your friends and maybe even to city dwellers ... The education introduces the history of footwear, the texture of leather shoes and the sewing process. In the practical part, children “sew” shoes from separate parts fastened with “Velcro” tapes, learn how to measure the foot before starting work, draw the shoes of their dreams according to the selected pattern.

For younger school and pre-school childrens.

Price per person – 3 Eur (no discounts).
Place of education: Chaimas Frenkelis villa. Vilniaus st. 74, Šiauliai. Registration (8 41) 52 43 89.

 

4. Education “A keychain” (English, Russian)

Who made the name of Šiauliai famous? Who is the man who started the business from a small leather workshop and expanded it to the largest leather factory in the entire Russian Empire? Break through the mystery and visit the museum. See, smell and touch the tanned animal leather. It has been used for human purposes since time immemorial. Footwear, clothes, horse equipment, household utensils and bags are just a small part of the possibilities by using leather. We invite you to Ch. Frenkel’s leather workshop to make a practical thing – a keychain. Decorate it with a branded Ch. Frenkel’s leather factory stamp or decorate with your own ornaments and drawings.

For 2–12 grade students and for adults.

Price per person – 4 Eur (no discounts).
Place of education: Chaimas Frenkelis villa. Vilniaus st. 74, Šiauliai. Registration (8 41) 52 43 89.

5. Education “Bracelets” (English, Russian)

Bracelets are not only jewellery but also amulets with magical protective powers. Set on a person’s wrist, they can not only protect him from the evil eye but also give strength and energy. During the session, we will make bracelets from coloured leather strips, try to nail a rivet, punch a hole with a special punch, and fix studs to fasten the created bracelet. You will experience joy during the creative process and be proud that you have learnt a new craft. You will be able to wear your own handmade original item or present it to someone.

For 7–12 grade students and for adults.

Price per person – 5 Eur (no discounts).
Place of education: Chaimas Frenkelis villa. Vilniaus st. 74, Šiauliai. Registration (8 41) 52 43 89.

6. Education “A toy for the Christmas tree” (English, Russian)

Wouldn’t it be great to decorate the Christmas tree with a unique, hand-made leather toy? Now it is possible! In the education “A toy for the Christmas Tree” we will work with real tools of a currier, wave hammers and punches, forge ornaments, glue colourful details. At the end of the education, we will be happy with the results of our work – handmade toys which will decorate the Christmas trees at home during the festive period.

For 7–12 grade students and for adults.

Price per person – 5 Eur (no discounts).
Place of education: Chaimas Frenkelis villa. Vilniaus st. 74, Šiauliai. Registration (8 41) 52 43 89.

7. Education “An animal-totem” (English, Russian)

Do you know what totems are? They are animals, less often plants, sometimes even things or natural phenomena that are considered to be ancestors and guardians of the tribe. It is believed that they are able to help and protect. And nowadays everyone wants to succeed, so we invite you to visit a leather workshop at Chaim Frenkel’s villa and choose, make and possess a leather totem animal – elephant, puppy or cat, with which you will be able to decorate a handbag, backpack, use as a keychain or a talisman.

For 6–12 grade students and for adults.

Price per person – 5 Eur (no discounts).
Place of education: Chaimas Frenkelis villa. Vilniaus st. 74, Šiauliai. Registration (8 41) 52 43 89.

8. Education “A pendant for a necklace” (English, Russian)

In Chaim Frenkel’s leather workshop you can make not only a bracelet but also a pendant for a necklace. It is created on the basis of a modular principle – inserting a part into a part. Thus, this reminds a puzzle that is a pleasure to solve. Spatial thinking is also developed in education, because it is necessary to understand how to put details into each other. We invite you to create a beautiful thing and evoke thoughts.

For 3–12 grade students and for adults.

Price per person – 5 Eur (no discounts).
Place of education: Chaimas Frenkelis villa. Vilniaus st. 74, Šiauliai. Registration (8 41) 52 43 89.

9. Education “A rose blossom” (English)
A rose is a flower that has a secret and is a complex symbol that can mean various things. Chaim Frenkel’s villa park in Šiauliai is famous in a variety of roses, therefore, Šiauliai “Aušros” museum invites you to admire the rose blossoms not only in the warm season but also all year round! In the new education of Chaim Frenkel’s leather workshop “A rose blossom” you can make a beautiful leather rose ring, brooch or hair ornament. Each participant of the education will make two items of jewellery, so it is a great way to make happy not only yourself but also your close friend. Or maybe you have nowhere to celebrate your birthday party or hen-party? This education will appeal to both children and adults, so it especially suitable for jolly, creative and cosy meetings.

For 5–12 grade students and for adults (for groups from 7 to 25 persons).

Price per person – 5 Eur (no discounts).
Place of education: Chaimas Frenkelis villa. Vilniaus st. 74, Šiauliai. Registration (8 41) 52 43 89.


Photography

Laboratory of light
Carelessly push the button, tap on the screen and share it on social network – that is all of effort needed these days and the world now is filled with infinite number of digital photos. No doubt, that is amazing, but why shouldn’t we to try to create something original and unique? In this workshop, you will try out authentic real photography technology in museum’s studio and laboratory of light. By using our made pinhole type cameras on photosensitive paper, we will create unique photos and develop them in laboratory. The results and extraordinary practice will create an unforgettable experience for everyone.

For 5–12 grade students and for adults.

Price per person – 4 Eur (no discounts). For groups from 5 to 15 persons. 
Place of education: Museum of Photography, Vilniaus st. 140, Šiauliai. Registration (841) 52 43 93.


Blue sun postcards
It seems impossible, that to make a photo of a simple paper, with a layer of special mixture and sunlight is enough, but this photography technique is known even from the middle of 19th century and it is called cyanotype.
Visit Photography museum and try cyanotype process by yourself! After making a photosensitive paper with our prepared tools and an image composed on it, you will observe how in a daylight it becomes a blue color photo print. Created postcards can be taken with yourself or sent to someone via museum’s mailbox.

For pre-school childrens, 1–12 grade students and for adults. 

Price per person – 4 Eur (no discounts). For groups from 5 to 15 persons. 
Place of education: Museum of Photography, Vilniaus st. 140, Šiauliai. Registration (841) 52 43 93.
Photogram –drama of shadow imagery
If you were invited to take some photos without a camera, what would you think? Would you agree? Or would you say that is impossible? We invite you to see for yourself that taking photos without a camera is a real, interesting and unpredictable experience!
In this activity, you will be making photograms in the dark laboratory, lightened by a red color only. Photogram is one of the oldest and the simplest forms of photography. It is an image of object`s shadow placed on sensitive photographic paper, obtained without a camera. You will be creating the moment you start laying compositions on photosensitive paper from many objects, which you will find in the laboratory. You may also bring your own materials or items, this way, your photogram will be more individualistic. After you are satisfied with the composition, your work will be illuminated with the direct light and exposed using special chemicals. That`s how an image without camera appears! Then, you may to show it to others and tell everything about it.

For pre-school childrens, 1–12 grade students and for adults. 

Price per person – 4 Eur (no discounts). For groups from 5 to 30 persons. 
Place of education: Museum of Photography, Vilniaus st. 140, Šiauliai. Registration (841) 52 43 93.
Photographer's assistant
Photographer is the master of photo studio. Here he explores light, creates subtle relationship with a model, by skillfully adjusting the light, a photographer brings static objects to life. To control the light is not an easy task, but it is very interesting. Photographer knows many lightning techniques and effects that is created by light and use them practically in his work.
In this workshop, you will get to know standard lightning scheme, professional studio equipment and you will try to work in the studio yourself. After the workshop, you may print out your photo or copy it to the portable memory card.

For 5–12 grade students and for adults. 

Price per person – 4 Eur (no discounts). For groups from 5 to 15 persons. 
Place of education: Museum of Photography, Vilniaus st. 140, Šiauliai. Registration (841) 52 43 93.

Educational activity “Photographic filters” (on the roof terrace of the museum)
What do you imagine when you hear the term “photographic filter”? Probably the names of smart applications are starting to spin in your mind? However, on a smartphone, the photographic filters are only simulated, and the program applies the 
effect of the selected filter to the already captured image. But do you know that you can create such a transformed photographic image without digital technology, using photographic filters that have been long favoured by photographers? Filters used in non-digital photography are transparent or semi-transparent optical elements made of glass, plastic, or gelatine that correct light transmitted through the camera lens to enhance, improve, or alter the photographic image.
When you visit the roof terrace of the Photography Museum, you will find a variety of photographic filters with descriptions. Try to look at the environment through them and observe how it changes. Then take a filter, stick it to your smartphone lens, take a photo and create your own photo effect!

For 1–12 grade students and adults.

Price – for free at any time, when the museum is open.
Place of education: Museum of Photography (on the roof terrace of the museum), Vilniaus st. 140, Šiauliai.