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Bread

The first farmers-cattle breeders used to make bread as early as 7000 years ago. During this workshop
participants will have the opportunity to grind grain, to make their own bread the way it was done during the Neolithic and to bake it just as our ancestors did.
This workshop can be attended by pupils from the 1rst degree of primary school on (+/- 6 years old).
Number of participants: minimum 12 – maximum 16.

Coiled pottery

Round 5000 B.C. various groups of people coming from Central and Eastern Europe sailed up the Danube and introduced the technique of ceramics into our regions. This workshop invites participants to discover our history while teaching them how to make pots with the coil technique as well as how to decorate them with Neolithic motives called “ribbon drawings”.
Number of participants: minimum 12 – maximum 16

Paleolithic painting

Participants will discover the first form of art ever practiced by Man in the prehistoric caves some 35000 years ago. They will get acquainted with the painting techniques of those nomad populations and they will discover their environment.
Material needed: a dustbin bag (to be used as an apron). This workshop can be attended by pupils from the nursery school on.
Number of participants: minimum 12 – maximum 16.

Roman Cooking

This workshop aims at getting participants acquainted with Roman cooking and presents Roman food cooked from the recipes of Apicius, a famous gastronome living at the time of Emperor Tiberius (1rst century A.D.). The workshop gives the opportunity to discover various products used at that time while following a chosen recipe.
This workshop can be attended by pupils from the 1rst degree of primary school on (+/- 6 years old).
Number of participants: minimum 12 – maximum 14.

Roman Painting

During the Gallo-Roman period mural painting - among which fresco( i.e. paint applied on a fresh coating) as
well as tempera (paint applied on a dry coating) - was used in order to embellish the interior walls of Roman buildings, be they private or public. While enabling participants to get acquainted with those techniques and
with the main styles of mural painting, this workshop will give them the opportunity to discover how to paint
on a dry coating.
This workshop can be attended by pupils from the 1rst degree of primary school on.
Minimum 12 - Maximum 16

Weaving

This kind of crafts first appeared in our region as early as the Neolithic, round 5000 B.C. Within the framework
of this workshop participants will learn how to card, to spin, to dye and to weave wool as well as vegetal fibres.
The dyeing products used are natural and non-toxic.
This workshop can be attended by pupils from the nursery school on.
Number of participants: minimum 12 – maximum 18.

Introduction to Archaeology

Archaeology is not intended to finding treasures but first of all to studying Man’s past through the material
traces he has left: foundations of a house, leftovers of a meal, traces of a tool, a tomb, ...
Therefore archaeologists carry out excavations, take notes, decipher and classify the indications found in the
subsoil or under water.
Please come and learn the basics of the different digging techniques used on the spot. You will learn how to use a trowel and a brush, how to criss-cross a digging site as well as how to go through the various stages needed to understand our history.

Minimum 12 - Maximum 15

Fauna and flora

Participants will be invited to discover the different species of our wildlife through walks and workshops :
sowing, planting, collecting honey, building up a collection of dried plants, observing the local fauna ... They
will taste natural products and learn how to identify lots of flowers and their guests depending on the various seasons.
This workshop can be attended by pupils from the nursery school on.
Number of participants: minimum 10 – maximum 20.
Material needed: a small notebook and a magnifying glass per person


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