Education

“With the Kunstklassen initiative de Appel plays a key role for youth in Amsterdam Nieuw-West to discover contempoarary art within their daily lives” –Fouad Lakbir

Kunstklassen with Yuri Veerman, photo by Jimena Gauna

Kunstklassen originated as a direct response to the request from Comenius Lyceum (a high school for 12-18 year olds) and Huibersschool (a primary school, for ages 4-12) in Amsterdam Nieuw-West to incorporate more contemporary art into their curriculum. The programme enacts this by placing contemporary art objects from de Appel’s archive directly into the classrooms.

De Appel has a unique “Unintended Collection” of art objects, documents, artifact, doodles, and correspondences that were donated by artists over the past forty-five years. With each iteration of Kunstklassen these artworks are placed in a school context and activated by the teachers, students and artists through different workshops taking place both at the schools and at de Appel.

Kunstklassen with Judi Werthein

Kunstklassen with Yuri Veerman

Kunstklassen with Adnan Atik