There is no one correct answer to this question. What is more, the closer we approach the issues of art, artists, and their oeuvre, the more questions spring to mind... Can craft be associated with art? Is an artist always forced to be innoavative and original? What does a painting say about its times? And - does it tell the truth?


ART|lesson is not an art history lecture but an attempt at active problem resolution. It aims at searching answers and posing new questions.


Together we can discover art!




Look closely... finding hidden meanings in paintings and more. Workshops stimulating imagination and inspiration  of young art viewers.


Tastes and flavors hidden in paintings and decorative artefacts: what were the eating habits of people living centuries before us?, what was the function of a silver spoon or a silver knife? 


'Oil on canvas' - what does it mean? Collective examination of materials, and painitng techniques of both painting and decorative arts. 


Why do people wear masks? Art and metamorphosis. A short story about a mask and its carnival embodiment. Creative workshops combining theory with practice, information about types of masks with making model masks, which is followed by a presentation of the works created.




Nature in art: nature as a source of inspiration for artists. Sea, forest, flower compositions are central motives of landsape painitng and still lifes analyzed during these classes. Additionally, students get to know symbolic meaning of certain plats and natural phenomena.


Mythology in art, i.e. depictions of mythical legends, heros, and their meaning on the examples of the works of the art history canon and those presented at the gallery.


Realism or impressionism: different ways of depicting reality in painting.


What was a silver spoon used for? Who used a 'tremblaise'? Forgotten objects of everyday use on the examples of porcelain and silver artefacts from the ARTYKWARIAT Gallery.


Women from portraits – fashion and style in the 19th and at the beginning of the 20th century on the examples of the paintings from the ARTYKWARIAT's collection.



Mirror in culture: the symbolic meaning of mirror appearing in a painting including visual and spacial effects it creates on the surface of the canvas on the example of the works of art history canon and those presented at the gallery.

How to 'read' vessels?
Lecture and practical classes about silver and porcelain marks and their changes throughout  the history.

What does a painting say about its times?
Looking at the works of Classicism, Romanticism, Realism or Impressionism we are able to recognize the chronology of various styles and epochs.