X-MAS is coming and we have found an excuse for an alternative activity in Amsterdam - together we shall cook, play, paint, create and to feel the Christmas spirit! We are inviting you to participate in the tradition of making decorated gingerbread houses, which dates back to early 1800s.
According to certain researchers, the first gingerbread houses were the result of the well-known German writers Brothers Grimm’s fairy tale ‘‘Hansel and Gretel’’ in which the two children abandoned in the forest found an edible house made of bread with sugar decorations. After this book was published, German bakers began baking ornamented fairy-tale houses of gingerbread.
These became popular during Christmas, a tradition that came to America with Pennsylvania German immigrants. According to other food historians, the Grimm brothers were speaking about something already existed.
So, come to Street Art Museum's living-room to paint biscuit walls with candies and sugar!
Every child will make his/her own biscuit house with the assistant of our students who specialized in Art Workshops for children.
What inspire us?
Culture – Love – Fairy tales– Christmas & Sweets
Date: 16 of December
Duration of the Program: 14:00 – 16:00
Participation fee: 10 euro per child
Spaces are limited – maximum 10 children
For more details, please do not hesitate to call us on : +31 639482822 Our Gallery is located at Immanuel Kanthof 1, 1064VR, Amsterdam. Target group: children ages 4-12 years old / parents are welcome. We offer hot coffee and tea in case parents would like to join our workshop.