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Wednesday with the family in the Center of Engraving and Graphic Art

An afternoon dedicated to engraving, inking, printing and enjoying the etching magic with the family! By combining games, riddles and manipulations, the museum invites young people to discover printed art.

A space specially designed for children welcomes you at the entrance to the museum: a large wooden matrix on the floor and a table with small molds, paper and colored pastel colors.

The Barda game for children and parents is free and permanently available at the museum reception for children from 6 to 12 years! It consists of a game route woven into the visit, with pencils and illustrations about the engraver’s tools.

On the 1st floor, the campaign “One month, one print” shows a piece from the museum collection every month. The work is explained in French and in Dutch, with a comment posted at sight level of the children.

THE WORKSHOP: from initiation to the print to your favorite technique!

The workshop is adapted to the age and education of the children: monotype, rubbing, engraving on linoleum, engraving on wood, engraving on rubber, dry point on plexi, …

Two options:

  1. Visit the current exhibition – Free entry for families – Ask for the “Barda game” at the desk, for children from 6 to 12 years – without reservation.
  2. Interactive visit to the exhibition “Françoise Pétrovitch, live” and engraving workshop (duration 1h30 – max 8 people): € 20 – reservation required: +32 (0) 64 27 87 21 or edu@centredelagravure.be

Center of Engraving and Printed Image

The many facets of contemporary printmaking

40 minutes from Brussels, the Center of Engraving shows the many facets of contemporary printmaking.

Lovers, collectors, students, families, … each public can learn to print via original activities designed in close collaboration with the artists.

For each exhibition, different activities are designed to welcome families with children: the barda-games and its game route, texts at the height of children, the “discovery corner” at the reception, …

A living and moving museum installed rue des Amours in 88, totally renovated and enlarged in 2010!


The Center of Engraving invites groups to discover the many facets of the printed image. For each exhibition, an active tour, a game route, a creative workshop – of your choice and ‘à la carte’.
A wonderful tool: 7 educational kits, 7 themes, 7 ways to approach contemporary print art, with a playful, dynamic, pictorial and interactive approach! Tools, matrices, original works, theoretical fact sheets, games and animations form the pedagogical baggage of this material usable in the museum, in the classroom or in the workplace.

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The Engraving Center was very concerned about the reception of the global public and, thanks to the enlargement of 2011, has provided for a better reception of people with reduced mobility, both in terms of mobility and access to the toilets.
In addition to this infrastructure improvement, the educational service welcomes all groups and adjusts visits and workshops. A special welcome is reserved for the hearing impaired thanks to a sign language tour (reservation of the guide is mandatory).

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Do you want to teach your students the basics of printing techniques? The center offers workshops for groups or schools, designed for each temporary exhibition: an active tour, a game route, an animation in a beautiful engraving workshop specially designed to receive your groups, whoever they are – of your choice and ‘à la carte ‘!

Watch the video of our educational service.
Do not hesitate to download our educational file and the game track!

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The Center of the Engraving opens its doors to cultural actors and companies, to welcome their late-night and classic events,  strategic meetings, team building or any other moments of exchange or socializing. A clear and contemporary place with a total area of ​​3000 m2, including 1200  m2 exhibition spaces, is proposed, but also a more intimate space with multimedia, the large windows of which reveal a broad panorama, both urban and green.

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Practical information

Center of Engraving and Printed Image

Rue des Amours 10
7100 La Louvière

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