For kids

Getting to know the art history and collection of the museum at educational events that we can hold for organized groups of young visitors in our museum or come to your school or kindergarten.

The school of the young museologist returns to the Odesa Fine Arts Museum!

As the Odesa region moved to the yellow zone on December 7, the number of visitors is limited, which provides children with comfort and safety in the museum.

This year we decided to focus on the practical component and that is why we invited a talented artist – Anna Kirilenko – to hold the School of a young museologist. OFAM now has its own art school.

The school starts on January 30, then we will meet every Sunday.

School of young museologist. Online

Odesa National Fine Arts Museum invites all young art lovers to join our online course of the School of Young Museum “Primitive Art and the Ancient World”.

We will learn to understand the art of the past and learn about the goals it served. Consider the history of continuous movement and intertwining of traditions in which all works of art relate to the past and point to the future.

You can buy the whole course of eight classes, or separately for classes.
The cost of the course (8 lessons): UAH 1,500
The cost of one lesson: UAH 200

Birthday at the museum

Complement the fabulous entourage of the exhibition halls with colorful activities offered by the museum’s children’s program. And in the warm season,
organize tea party with sweets right in the Potocki palace yard.

Give your child and the guests a fun and useful celebration.

Choose products that interest you and create a long-term educational program or a museum day full of impressions.


Guided tours

On the example of paintings from the collection of the Odesa Fine Arts Museum and works by world artists, young participants will see what others have grasped, see the world through the eyes of creators and create their masterpieces.

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Excursions to grotto
We will talk about Odesa in the 1920s and the architecture of the former Potocki palace, now building the Odesa Fine Arts Museum. We will visit the grotto and catacombs, which led to the seacoast.
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From Kozak Mamaii to Kandinsky
Using the example of works from the Odesa Fine Arts Museum’s exposition, we will teach young guests to distinguish types of art and tell what genres were most popular among artists of different times.


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Ivan Aivazovsky at the Odesa Fine Arts Museum
We will talk about the life of Ivan Aivazovsky and how he created paintings. We will talk about the famous mariner’s stay in Odesa and a bit about his acquaintance with Alexander Pushkin. And will try to find where Pushkin hid in Aivazovsky’s paintings..

Master classes

Art master classes for parents and kids – a unique activity with a highlight to practice: drawing, stained glass, sculpting, and other activities for which the museum provides everything for you.

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The restoration of Kuindzhi’s “Clouds”
We will show our young guests how to preserve paintings from destruction. We will learn how to restore paintings using the simple technique; how the great masters learned how to keep paintings that we can see in the museums. We will dive into the restoration process on the example of the copy of “Clouds” by Arkhip Kuindzhi, as the one who helped preserve paintings will always remain in the history.
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The artistic technique Pointillism
The participants will know how the colorful points on canvas turn into trees. Landscapes and pointillism technique are inseparable concepts. Just dots you’re your masterpiece will appear on the sheet of paper.


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Stained glass windows of gothic cathedrals
Stained glass windows of gothic cathedrals we will tell what this term means— the origins and what the medieval masters wanted to show when filled the space with the multicolor light. We will talk about medieval cathedrals’ features and how cathedrals differ, for example, from castles. And create own gothic stained glass – one of the most mysterious styles.

School of Young museologist

On the example of paintings from the collection of the Odesa Fine Arts Museum and works by world artists, young participants will see what others have grasped, see the world through the eyes of creators and create their masterpieces.

Art History (from antiquity to the 20th century)

What is art, and how it came to the museum? What are the rules at the museum? How the exhibits differ: by age, features, why are they preserved and protected today? We will talk about the necessary materials for artworks, methods, and types.

What do we know about primitive art, what were the first paintings, and where were they found? What material did the primitive man use to paint? During the practical part of the class, we will draw on the museum’s underground cave walls- the grotto, just like primitive man did.

What cultural monuments of Ancient Egypt we know? What is canon, and why the art of Ancient Egypt did not change for centuries? What are the features of depicting a man in ancient Egypt? During the practical part of the lesson, we will draw an Egyptian boy on a drawn grid.

Who were the main heroes of Ancient Greek myths? To who were dedicated ancient temples and works of art; what are the temple’s constituent elements? We will draw the Parthenon, listing the temple’s main features during the practical part of the class.

When the stained glass appeared – the paintings form the multicolour glass; what is it a gothic cathedral, and what are its main elements? During the practical part of the lesson, we will draw a cathedral with multi-coloured windows.

What is the Renaissance; what are the main features of the Renaissance? What is the difference between iconic painting and religious painting? During the practical part of the lesson, we will draw a copy of the Renaissance profile portrait reproduction.

Main differences between classicism and romanticism; what is most important for artists of the romantic period. What is the difference between self-portrait and portrait? We will draw self-portrait during the practical part of the lesson, trying to depict our character.

Realism is an artistic movement; the difference between landscape and other artistic movements; how the artist inserts his state of mood in the landscape painting. During the practical part of the lesson, we will draw our landscape- mood.

Who are artists-cubists; still life is a primary genre of cubism; what other elements can be added to the cubism painting. We will draw a still life during the practical part of the lesson, trying to decompose the depicted three-dimensional object into simple elements and assemble it on the canvas in a two-dimensional image.

How abstract art originated? What Vasyli Kandinsky was trying to convey in his artworks; why abstract art is so popular nowadays? During the practical part of the lesson, we will listen to music, and with the help of dots, lines, and spots, we will be conveying the mood of the music.

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Art History (20th century: from Matisse to Hundertwasser)

The participants will learn about nature and person, naturalness and beauty of the human body. We will try to find the answer to the question: “How does heaven look?”. In the example of Gerasim Golovkov’s painting “Oaks,” we will talk about the liberation of color and Fauvism. We will think, in the museum’s halls, about European painting and the Odesa school. In the practical lesson, we will consider the works of Henri Matisse and will draw in his style.

Square, circle, triangle: how is the world of objects were divided into constituent parts and something new was created from them – participants will learn about this and much more during the theoretical part of the class. And during the practical part, they will consider suprematist compositions and draw people like Malevich did.

The participants will get to know the tenderness and charm of the “blue” and “rose” Picasso’s periods. They will be told about circus performers, gymnasts, wandering artists, and why the “Girl on the Ball” does not fall. We will get inspired by Paris’s atmosphere in the early 20th century, thanks to the painting by Alexander Murashko “Paris Café”. During the practical part of the class, we will consider the works of Pablo Picasso and draw our “Girl on the Ball”.

Participants will get to know Italian traditions on the example of unforgettable female portraits of Amedeo Modigliani. Together we will discover common grounds of his style and iconography. In a practical lesson, we will study Modigliani’s works and draw a female portrait in his style.

If the person is in love, can she or he fly? Why people on the Marc Chagall’s paintings are flying? We will propose young participants to fly together with them.
We will discover artwork by Marc Chagall during the practical class and will draw flying animals and people.

We will tell what abstractionism is and how it looks like. Participants will get to know the figurative but pointless art and a little bit about Dadaism and wooden grasshoppers. In the practical lesson, we will consider Joan Miró and try to draw the starry sky in his style.

Interestingly, can the painting depict nothing, or how does nothing look? Absolute and complete silence, only color – about this, we will talk with our young participants.
And on the practical lesson, we will discover the painting of Mark Rothko and draw our Absolute.

Do you want to sculpt the King and Queen? Easy. The modern sculpture, monumental form, how the whole and details are related – the participants will learn about it in the museum’s halls and on the example of sculpture from the museum’s collection. During the practical part of the class, we will study the works of Henry Moore and, most importantly, sculpt.

Do you know how to create a sculpture with no dimension? What is loneliness, and how to portray it? Participants will look at modern sculptures in the museum yard and try to answer the same question – is it just a frame or a person who got lost in the world. In the practical lesson, we will work with the works of Alberto Giacometti and create sculptures of humans and dogs.

A fairy-tale city or a city of the future, how the architect makes his fantasies come to life, precedes these vivid fantasies – about this, we will talk with participants and a bit about modern architecture. During the practical part of the class, we will look at the building of Friedensreich Hundertwasser and create our Wonderland (it seems that this is not yet taught even at the Faculty of Fine Arts).



Throughout the year, for all holidays, vacations of any duration and during the summer “OFAM Kids Camp” we invent various children’s activities. Their goal is not only a useful pastime for children, but also an opportunity for parents to be alone for a date, a walk or cleaning at home. 😉 Look for detailed information on our website or …

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