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Roman Kroke

Atelier Visit + Workshop (2 adults, 3h)

Atelier Visit + Workshop (2 adults, 3h)

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Atelier Visit + Workshop

3h (incl. 15min break)

3-7 adults 50 €/person + 5 € for materials each

2 adults 60 €/person

1 adult (individual one-to-one with Roman) 120 €

Children up to 12 years FREE, 13-17 years 10 € (5 € for materials each)

Max. 7 persons – for bigger groups or customized visiting formats (study groups, school classes etc.) please contact us


Reference of quality: The first programme of his artistic tours + atelier visits Roman developed in 2021 as a commission by the Museum for the History of Lyon (Musées Gadagne). See commission.

Gift idea? You would like to surprise someone with the atelier visit + workshop  and wrap the meeting with Roman in an original way? Combine the visit with a handwritten invitation postcard with an original sketch.



I. Atelier visit (1,5h)

Part 1: During your visit, you will be able to explore Roman's atelier, a true mille-feuilles ("thousand-sheets") of history: It is situated in an ancient building (1650) in the heart of Lyon's historic silk weaving district – in the 1950s it was a so-called "clandé", a clandestine house of prostitution!

Roman introduces you to his interdisciplinary Matrix Method, a technique of experimental storytelling. Firstly, he illustrates this creative approach through the metaphor of the silk weavers and the architectural must-sees of Lyon, the so-called traboules. In this process, you will experience Lyon’s history coming alive at your fingertips: touch original objects such as ancient weaving spindles and silkworm cocoons!

Through diverse artworks exhibited on site – drawings, multimedia installations, readymades, poetry – you will then discover how the history and present of the district are fuelling Roman’s artistic adventures at other ends of the world (in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Belarus, Philippines, …).

Part 2: You may then choose a focus from Roman’s multi-faceted topics – or go for a potpourri of all thematic fields: A. Oceans, Plastic Pollution and Biodiversity, B. History and Memory, C. Poetry, Literature and Philosophy. For details, please consult the menu Artworks and the VIDEO-Trailer below.

II. Workshop (1,5h)

Together with Roman, you create your own artwork, as a unique souvenir of your stay in Lyon or as a personal gift (absolutely no prior knowledge required!). You will develop an experimental collage combining various techniques: Japanese suminagashi, frottage à la Max Ernst and drip painting.

And you will not create this "memorable masterpiece" with just any materials: With an antique ink-stone, you will produce your own ink using an element intimately linked to Lyon: WATER – originating from its two aquatic arteries, the Saône and the Rhône river. Roman insists on giving you at least a brief introduction to the ink-stone in the shape of a turtle: her name is Cassiopeia!

Text elements may be integrated as well: You will type these on Tarantula, Roman's poetic accomplice, a typewriter born in the 1960s. Finally, a “family” of ancient stamps will serve you to sign your work with the GPS coordinates marking the geographical origin of the water.

Experience: Roman has years of experience in designing (international) workshop formats. Across Europe, he leads interdisciplinary art workshops in cooperation with schools, universities, research institutes, ministries of education, memorial sites, foundations and museums – the participants range from primary school pupils to educators (teacher trainings) and university professors (thematic study trips). His innovative concepts have repeatedly been awarded prizes. Details under the menu item Workshops.

MEETING POINT: Roman's ART STUDIO, 17 Rue René Leynaud, 69001 Lyon (see photo of the entrance door) – google maps. Please be there 10min before the official start of the visit. 

BEFORE BOOKING: Please contact us via email or telephone +33 (0)769 33 26 99 (whatsapp, signal, telegram) to fix the day and time of your visit. After confirmation, you are welcome to book here and select either online payment or cash upon arrival. How does the “cash upon arrival” work? Upon check out (add to the cart > check out > continue to payment), you will be asked to select a payment method. Choose "Cash on Delivery (COD)". Done!

YOUR GROUP: Roman adapts the concept of the visit to the age, background and preferences of the visiting group. In his international projects, the participants have ranged from primary school children to university professors, furthermore: university students, high-school students, teachers, refugees, inmates of high security prisons etc. See his Pedagogic Portfolio (PDF).


VIDEO-Trailer: The Waterweaver (2023)

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