For school groups

MGLC provides training and education in the field of modern and contemporary visual and graphic art by actively involving various target groups and age ranges in its events, exhibitions and programmes. The programme for children, school pupils, young people and students includes guided tours of the exhibitions, printmaking demonstrations, workshops as well as the organization of an Art Day in the Gallery. The programmes are tailored to different age groups, their needs and prior knowledge.

Visits should be arranged one week prior to the event being run.

Further details: Lili Šturm, Museum Counsellor, Education and Events, t: +386 (0)1 2413 818, e:


Guided tours of temporary exhibitions are mostly suitable for the pupils of primary school and for the preschool children. By arrangement, these can be supplemented with worksheets, a short workshop, animation or activity from the regular programme of printmaking workshops and demonstrations.

The activities are conducted by the museum counsellor for education and events, gallery animators and print master.

duration: 45–90 minutes
entrance fee (guided tour included): 2 EUR/person
popular combination: guided tour of the exhibition and demonstration of printmaking techniques, 90 minutes, 3.50 EUR/person

11 October 2016–8 February 2017
The Centres of Printmaking: At the Intersection of Knowledge, Learning and Cooperation

The International Centre of Graphic Arts is celebrating 30 years of its existence. On this occasion we have prepared an exhibition in collaboration with two similar institutions from Belgrade and Philadelphia. The exhibition, which is conceived as an exhibition of (three smaller) exhibitions, presents the centres and the works from their collections as well as current production. The key themes of the visit are: presentation of the three centres of printmaking as the current state of creativity within the graphic arts, diversity of mediums and genres, as well as developmental directions of the visual and graphic arts. The viewing of the exhibition will be conceived interactively. We recommend this to be supplemented with an activity from the regular programme of workshops and demonstrations. The exhibition will also be adapted for viewing by visitors with special needs (sensory impairments).

20 December 2016–8 February 2017
Tomas Vu, Rirkrit Tiravanija GREEN GO HOME

Tomas Vu is an American artist, who received the Audience Award of the 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts (2013).
The prints and texts – the graffiti that cover the portraits – come from the collaborative installation by Tomas Vu and Rirkrit Tiravanija at the Colombian-American library in Bogotá. Wherever the installation GREEN GO HOME is put on view, a spirit of resistance is invoked – resistance against the invader, the colonial power, the repressive government. Each figure represented by the portraits is revolutionary – revealing itself to the viewer as someone addressing the condition of the graffiti text. GREEN GO HOME is a wall of resisters, and of resistance.

24 February–28 MaY 2017
(Fan)zines today?!

The exhibition will be a "live" presentation. It will change through its "gallery time" and "breathe" with its visitors, who will be invited to take an active role in attending, transforming and co-creating it.

And what is actually a fanzine or a zine? This is a "do it yourself" publication, which can be produced by anyone using low-cost technologies, such as photocopying, if only they possess the idea or desire to do so. Young people today are embarking upon production by adopting the following methods: DIY (Do It Yourself), DITO (Do It TOgether) and DIWO (Do It With Others).

During the course of the exhibition, a "fourth method" or programme is being introduced for school groups: DIU (Do It with Us). The guided tours and presentations will be spiced up by screen-printing and Risograph printing workshops, conducted by the authors. School groups visiting the exhibition will also be invited to create their own page of the fanzine. All pages will be included into a joint publication and will be announced publicly after the closing of the exhibition.

NEW – Change of date of the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts will be on view from 16 June to 29 October 2017

This edition will be presented in the main exhibition condensed in its local Tivoli Park – at MGLC and in the renovated and newly opened Švicarija building. The traditional exhibition of the recipient of the Grand Prize of the previous Biennial, Ištvan Išt Huzjan will be held at the Ljubljana City Art Museum. Accompanying exhibitions will be organized by the city's galleries: Škuc Gallery, Jakopič Gallery and Kresija Gallery.


Printmaking Demonstrations
PS/2, 3, SS
entrance fee: 2.50 EUR/person
duration: 45 minutes

Popular combination: Guided tour of the temporary exhibition and demonstration of printmaking techniques; 90 minutes, 3.50 EUR/person

Printmaking Workshops
PS/3, SS
entrance fee: 6.50 EUR/person
duration: 180 minutes

Tivoli T-Shirt Workshop
A special screen-printing workshop with prints made on a T-shirt or other piece of fabric.
PS/2, 3, SS
entrance fee: 6.50 EUR/person
duration: 180 minutes

Presentation of Classical Printmaking Techniques
entrance fee: 2.50 EUR/person
duration: 45 minutes

The Contemporary Graphic Arts
Discursive presentation
PS/3, SS
entrance fee: 1 EUR/person
duration: 45 minutes

Art Day in the Gallery
Programme and timing structure by prior agreement.
PS/3, SS
entrance fee: 6.50 EUR/person


Workshop of printing on plastic bags.
PS/1, 2, SS
entrance fee: 3.50 EUR/person
duration: 2 hours

Experimental Computer Printing
PS/3, SS
entrance fee: 8 EUR/person
duration: 6 hours

Comic strip into print!
Three-day workshop of comic strips and printmaking. The programme is run according to previously announced timeframes.
PS/3, SS
entrance fee: 8 EUR/person
duration: 17 hours (3 days)

ABC Artist’s Books
Presentation and workshop
PS/1, 2, 3, SS
entrance fee: 3.50 EUR/person
duration: up to 2 hours

The Mobile Printmaking Studio
Upon the invitation of schools, we join classes to carry out a visiting printmaking workshop with a brief presentation on printmaking and demonstration.
entrance fee: reimbursement of travel expenses and costs of the contractor
duration: min. 45 minutes (or longer) 


Kindergarten Day
Viewing and programme as arranged, free of charge


Beginners Course in Printmaking Techniques
November 2017–March 2018, 50 hours with meetings once a week on Tuesdays
courses: screen-printing, lithography, drypoint and woodcut
mentors: Slavko Pavlin, mag. Mojca Zlokarnik, Ana Pečnik, Svetlana Jakimovska Rodić
participation fee: 210 EUR

Advanced Course in Printmaking Techniques
November 2017–March 2018, 50 hours with meetings once a week on Wednesdays
courses: etching, aquatint, relief etching, vernis mou, reservage and drypoint
mentors: mag. Mojca Zlokarnik, Zora Stančič, Svetlana Jakimovska Rodić
participation fee: 210 EUR

The participants of the workshops and courses receive a certificate of participation.















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David Lynch: Fire on Stage

13. 4.–29. 7. 2018

The first presentation of the American film director, scriptwriter, photographer, painter, musician and printmaker David Lynch in Slovenia. The Fire on Stage show offers a selection of seventy fine art graphic prints produced in the lithography technique. The presentation is rounded off by paintings from private collections, watercolours, as well as a selection of experimental and animated films. By interweaving the sombre and the mysterious, which overflow his entire spectrum of art, a Lynchian atmosphere is created, which will be followed in the installation by the multi-award-winning set designer Branko Hojnik.

David LynchA Parting Kiss, 2007, lithography.
Curtesy: Item Editions.

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

Tivoli Hotel between Memories and Dreams
A sensory approach to learning about cultural heritage

● Workshops take place from March to May.
● introductory sensorial workshop, Saturday 24 March,
10.00–14.00 15.00–19.00
Sunday, 25 March, 
10.00–14.00 15.00–19.00

● Summer Museum Night, 16 June, first public guided tour by the participants of the project
● Advance bookings to: or
● The closin date for application is 15 March

The art education programme includes a sensorial workshop with a final presentation for the public. In the first stage, participants are introduced into the sensory tools of communication and staging. In the second stage, we connect with the cultural heritage of Tivoli Hotel, the so-called Švicarija, which was the gathering place of the Ljubljana bourgeoisie at the beginning of the 20th century. Workshop participants explore and listen to the history of the building through various perspectives of sensory perception. In the final stage of research, visitors are taken through the originally staged snippets of its history.

Concept and implementation: Barbara Pia Jenič, founder of the Senzorium Theatre, author and director.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

Worskhop for children
The White Chrysanthemum or the Artist in Motion 

● Workshops are held on Saturdays in two parts, from March to May and from September to December.
● The final performance of The White Chrysanthemum is a synthesis of the workshops, Friday, 28 December.

The White Chrysanthemum is a work written by Ivan Cankar during his residence at Švicarija. The controversial essay is still surprisingly topical today. And what message does the author convey to the young people of today? 

The White Chrysanthemum or the Artist in Motion project consists of workshops for the production of movable sculptures (mobiles) lasting several months long, two guided tours of the workshop participants around the Švicarija Creative Centre and the concluding New Year's performance. The workshops connect several artistic disciplines and are based on various dimensions of creating.

●Concept and implementation: Barbara Bulatović, director and puppeteer.
●For children from 8 years of age and over.
●Free of charge.
●Advance bookings to

Spring part: From Image to Form
● Saturdays: 10 and 24 March, 7 and 21 April, 5 May, 10.00–14.00; concluding guided tour, Saturday, 12 May.

Through the creative process, children conceive a character of their own choice from the passages of The White Chrysanthemum. They approach their chosen character in various creative ways (visual, technological, dramaturgical and handcrafted) and produce moving figures that are similar to puppets, yet different.

Autumn part: Storyline in the Space
● Saturdays: 29 September, 13 and 27 October, 10 and 24 November, 10.00–14.00; concluding guided tour, Sunday, 2 December.

At the beginning of the second part, the children prepare a storyline together for The White Chrysanthemum New Year's performance. In the process of working on the interpretation of the character placed in the space, we use the manipulation, animation, dramaturgy and scenographic approach defined in the storyline.

The final performance of The White Chrysanthemum, which represents the synthesis of the year-round workshops, will be put on during the festive time, on Friday, 28 December.

The workshops are part of the Saturday Workshops programme run by RogLab, Stripburger magazine, Trajekt Institute, MGLC and the Švicarija Creative Centre.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.


Sunday guided tour of the exhibition Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature in English

Sunday, 25 March, at 3 pm,
admission: 2 eur

One-hour long guided tour with adaptations in the Slovenian language.
Conducted by art historian Matic Ferlan.

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature project, by which the Švicarija Creative Centre is being introduced into the cultural life of the capital, derives from three basic elements that have marked the history of the building: community, art and nature. The project consists of an exhibition and supplementary exhibition programme inspired by the building that actualises the history of Švicarija, in such a way providing the guidelines for its activities in the future.

The multifaceted exhibition consists of four sections: History, The Stojan Batič Memorial Studio, Architecture and Art. The exhibition takes us through the history and social life of the building, it presents us with activities of the artists in it and highlights its recent renovation. These sections are connected by the artwork.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.