Hafnarborg Summer Workshops 2020

This summer, Hafnarborg will offer workshops for children, 6–12 years old. The groups will go on field trips in Hafnarfjörður and basic techniques of art will be introduced by exploring the environment, the museum’s exhibitions, creative work and play.

Three 5-day workshops will be available for ages 6–9 and 10–12, where the children will work on projects in different media – drawing, painting and moulding – with the aim of developing visual focus and inspiring creative thought and personal expression. None of the workshops will be the same, so it is possible to attend more than one workshop, as in previous years. The instructors will be Ólöf Bjarnadóttir and Unnur Mjöll S. Leifsdóttir.

The last workshop will also bring in elements of music to the creative process, as half of each day will be dedicated to visual arts, while the other half will be dedicated to music, under the guidance of Ingibjörg Fríða Helgadóttir and Sigurður Ingi Einarsson, but the focus of these musical workshops will be on sparking and encouraging the creativity of the participants – everything is allowed, nothing is forbidden and no ideas are considered bad.

At the musical workshops, the participants work with both music and lyrics to create some sort of final piece, which they will then perform at a special Family Concert at the Hafnarborg Songfest. The participants can play their own instruments, sing or even create a new instrument. However, being able to play an instrument is not necessary, as the instructors will ensure that everyone gets a chance to shine. Entry to the Family Concert is free, but the concert will take place on Friday July 3rd at 5 p.m.

The following summer workshops are available:

June 12th–19th
6–9 years old: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
10–12 years old: 1–4 p.m.

June 22nd–26th
6–9 years old: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
10–12 years old: 1–4 p.m.

June 29th–July 3rd
6–9 years old: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
10–12 years old: 1–4 p.m.

The price of each 5-day workshop is 14.000 ISK.

  • Sibling discount: full price for the first child, with a 50% discount for each additional sibling.
  • Please inform us of any special needs or requirements.

Registration will open on Wednesday May 13th through the Vala Network. Please note that there is limited availability for the summer workshops. For further information, please call (354) 585 5790 or send an email to hafnarborg@hafnarfjordur.is.