Primary school, Grades IV – VII

Grades IV – VII

Palace full of secrets

– sightseeing of the old estate belonging to the well-known historical painter- Józef Brandt, discovering the secrets of the palace, introduction to the key themes in Brandt’s oeuvre, learning about the 19th century customs, activities with worksheets – games and puzzles

Methods: talks on history, active listening, analysis of photographic materials, finding analogies, calligraphic exercises

Time: 90 mins

Price: 6 PLN / person

Anatomy lesson

– the class is a combination of artistic workshop with a biology lesson, lecture on human anatomy ends with a casting a hand in plaster

Time: 60 mins

Price: 10 PLN / person

A like Abakanowicz

– introduction to the works of Magdalena Abakanowicz and sculptural techniques she employed in her oeuvre; sculptural workshop with the use of untypical materials and fabrics

Methods: active listening, popularizing art, presentation, workshop

Time: 90 mins

Price: 10 PLN / person

At a painter’s atelier

– painterly experiments, learning about colours and experiments in mixing colours, learning about Orońsko’s past related to painters; easel painting (still life or landscape)

Methods: active listening, popularizing art, workshop

Time: 90 mins

Price: 10 PLN / person

We are all light-sensitive

– (seasonal classes in luxography from May to September) – learning about the historical method of developing photos connected with workshop practice; taking own ‘old photographs’ in cyanotype technique

Methods: presentation and active listening, workshop

Time: 60 mins

Price: 6 PLN /  person

Art in sneakers

– What is contemporary art? How does it differ from old art? Participants try to find as many similarities and contrasts as possible; creating sculptures from unusual materials

Methods: telling about history, active listening, talk, analysis of photographic materials, noticing analogies, various plastic methods

Time: 90 mins

Price: 6 PLN / person

Learning goes to the forest

– (seasonally, from April to October) a field lesson which is a combination of artistic and ecological education. It aims at building bonds with nature and drawing inspirations from the natural world; creating land-art sculptures

Method: active listening, presentation of art, talk, experiencing nature, artistic workshop

Time: 60 mins

Price: 6 PLN / person

Workshops for temporary exhibitions

You can find something for yourself in every exhibition. All you need is to learn careful observation. But ‘learning to look’ is not everything. During the class, its key part is a workshop in various painting and sculptural techniques. The course of lessons and propositions of artistic activities depend on the theme and works presented in current exhibitions. And the Orońsko galleries keep showing something new!

The classes are adapted to the age of participants.

Methods: popularizing art, active listening, observation and experiencing, consolidating theory through workshop practice, manual work in various techniques.

Time: 60 - 90 mins

Price: 6 PLN / participant

The topics of classes related to current exhibitions to be found at CRP website, under the bookmark Education, link

Orońsko field game

– depending on the season, we organize educational field games during which the participants get to know the space of Orońsko park. The scripts of the game include plots related to nature and history.

The field game involves running in small groups; the task for the group is to decipher a password and to perform three tasks while following the trail. Participants receive maps and sets of tools for carrying out the instructions written on task-sheets.

Time: about 45 mins

Price: 10 PLN / person


Open air workshops, summer play centres, winter camps…

We would like to invite teachers and principals of primary schools. The stay in Orońsko means attractive relaxation for teenagers, combined with elements of artistic and natural education. The programme of extended school trips and artistic open air workshops has been developed in collaboration with teachers and educators and is adjusted to the age and preferences of participants.

We offer:

  • Accommodation and full board at the Sculptor’s House in the compund of the Centre of Polish Sculpture
  • Base for outdoor games and activities, place for bonfire
  • Educational room on selected dates
  • Conducting recreational, educational and artistic classes (in the scope of painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography and film)
  • Guided tours of exhibitions (Coach House Gallery, Orangery, Chapel, Museum of Contemporary Sculpture)
  • Museum lessons at Józef Brandt’s Palace
  • Field activities within ecological education
  • Visiting a forester and a walk along the historical tree avenue
  • Sightseeing trips in the vicinity and further away
  • Meetings with artists
  • Film shows
  • Field games
  • Relaxation and recreation in a unique place

If you would like to obtain more detailed information about the programme, prices, conditions of stay and bookings, please contact the staff of Education Department. Call 48 618 40 27 ext.19 or 18, or mail:


Winter holidays in Orońsko

Winter day in Orońsko

As the winter holidays are approaching, we would like to invite institutions organizing holiday recreation during the break (Holy Cross and Mazovian provinces). The classes will mainly focus on four points of the programme: sightseeing, field game, art workshop, bonfire and lunch. Winter Day in Orońsko has a programme for a one-day stay of a group  of max. twenty children of school age (grade 4-7)

Time: 9:00 – 14:30

Price: 25 PLN /a person

Programme outline

9:30 – 10:00             Arrival

10:00 – 10:45           Visiting Józef Brandt’s Palace – time: 30-45 mins

10:45 -12:00                         Art or ceramic classes

12:00 – 12:15           Break, preparation for lunch

12:15 – 13:00           Lunch

13:00 – 14:30           Visiting the park and a field game

14:30 – 15:30           Bonfire and games (according to own programme)

Description of the classes:

  • Sightseeing

A short guided tour of the permanent exhibition will introduce to children the history of Brandt’s Palace and the life of the best known owner of the estate. The sightseeing will abound in curiosities and anecdotes which illustrate the life of the 19th century inhabitants in Orońsko.

  • Field game:

During the activities children will learn the history of Orońsko and the field game will enable them to individually get to know the park. While visiting particular places connected with Brandt’s estate, with the activity of contemporary artists and with the nature of Orońsko park, the participants will acquire such skills as: reading a map, marking position, understanding clues. It will be a training in perceptiveness, group work and logical thinking at a level adjusted to their age.

  • Rest and morning meal at a bonfire

The participants gather at a lit bonfire and there is wood prepared to be burnt. The place is sheltered, there are benches and accessories for a barbecue and hot tea (knives, cutlery, forks for BBQ). The food for the BBQ should be prepared by the participants themselves.

  • Art or ceramic classes

During the stay we going to organize artistic classes and each person will individually produce a work of art (calligraphy for older pupils and ceramics or experimental watercolour painting for younger ones). Their aim is to encourage young people to use their own ideas and manual skills and to introduce interesting and rarely used plastic techniques.

  • Two-course lunch.
  • Saying goodbye.

To obtain additional information, call  48 618 40 27 ext.19, Monday to Friday, from 7:30 to 15:30.


Holidays in Orońsko

Orońsko Academy

Orońsko Academy is one of the highlights of the educational programme conducted  in the area of the Centre of Polish Sculpture. The project is based on several-day- long stays of children and teenagers and involves a wider educational, theoretical and workshop range. It is a variation of artistic workshops (in the field of sculpture, painting, ceramics, photography), connected with learning about the institution and surrounding landscape attractions as well as an introduction to sculptural circles. Orońsko Academy is intended for schools or classes with an art profile, to clubs or other centres for young people keen on art. During our activities the participants have an opportunity to test various artistic techniques, not only sculptural ones. The conscious reference to the tradition of ‘Orońsko Free Academy’* sets a standard we want to model on. 

Date: set individually for groups booking a stay

Programme outline:

3-day holiday – 3 workshop classes, 2 museum lessons, bonfire

5-day holiday – 5 workshop classes, 3 museum lessons, a trip, bonfires

7-day holiday – 7 workshop classes, 3 museum lessons, 2 trips, field game,  bonfires

10-day holiday – 11 workshop classes, 3 museum lessons, 2 trips, field game, a walking trip, meeting with an artist,  bonfires

In the case of 5, 7 and 10-day holidays, the group should have at least 10 people. The workshop classes and museum lessons are conducted by experienced educators and artists.


380 PLN – 3-day holiday/person

620 PLN – 5-day holiday / person (plus the cost of trip - to be decided)

870 PLN – 7-day holiday / person (plus the cost of trips - to be decided)

1130 PLN – 10-day holiday (plus the cost of trips - to be decided)

Teachers or assistants – the fee for accommodation and full board (50 PLN/ day)

Participants of the Orońsko Academy stay in the rooms at the Sculptor’s House in Orońsko, in the compound which is the seat of the Centre of Polish Sculpture. There is also a canteen serving traditional meals: breakfast, dinner and supper. During the holiday, the participants have at their disposal a sculpture studio as a base for their creative activities – both included in the programme and individual ones. There is a possibility of using craftsman’s services (baking in ceramic kilns, using the carpenter’s, founder’s and smith’s shops and others – according to the price list  link)

*Orońsko Free Academy was an informal artistic group formed by friends and disciples of Józef Brandt (Alfred Wierusz-Kowalski, Jan Chełmiński, Wojciech Kossak, Jan Rosen, Apoloniusz Kędzierski, Władysław Czachórski and others). Every year they organized artistic open air workshops at the estate of their mentor.

Summer play centre

For many years, in collaboration with external companies we have been organizing summer play centres. We would like to invite schools, private companies, NGOs and associations to create new forms of attractive recreation for children and teenagers during holidays.

We offer:

  • Full board
  • Safe conditions of stay
  • Conducting artistic classes
  • An educational room for rent
  • Base for various forms of active recreation
  • Organization of field games and activities
  • Contact with nature
  • Visiting museums and galleries
  • Help in the design and promotion of the programme of activities at the play centre

Contact: 48 618 40 27 ext.19 or 18, or mail:

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