Programme in English
Come and join one of the biggest municipal education centers in Europe. The MVHS welcomes you also in English! We offer a wide variety of courses, seminars and workshops on a multitude of topics – all delivered in the most widely spoken language in the world.
A dynamic yoga style in which the asanas (postures) flow into one another. The breath leads the movement. This intensive yoga practice strengthens the muscles, improves mobility and trains balance. The harmonious sequence of movements connects body, breath and mind. Previous yoga experience is beneficial. Der Unterricht findet auf Englisch satt, die Dozentin versteht und spricht aber auch Deutsch.
A dynamic yoga style in which the asanas (postures) flow into one another. The breath leads the movement. This intensive yoga practice strengthens the muscles, improves mobility and trains balance. The harmonious sequence of movements connects body, breath and mind. Previous yoga experience is beneficial.
Bavarian dishes are hearty soul food, turning very simple regional ingredients into tasty, satisfying culinary experiences. We are going to prepare some simple varieties of bread and potato dumplings, some Spätzle - serving it as Käsespätzle (Bavarian Mac & Cheese), and an original Krustenbraten (roasted pork and crackling) from Bavarian pork. For other side dishes we will make some healthy Krautsalat (slaw) and of course Kartoffelsalat (potato salad). To finish off we will make Apfel- and Topfenstrudel. Bitte mitbringen: Kochschürze, Geschirrtuch und kleine Vorratsdosen.
Explore basic illustration methods and materials to create colourful and realistic images. Develop skills which will allow you to have a different and unique approach to the text being illustrated, depending on the literary genre and the age of its readers. We will discuss basic design and colour theory and look at some techniques of watercolour and drawing which will give you more control over your image and level of detail. This course is excellent for anyone who is always striving to draw or paint more "realistically".
In this walk through the neighbourhood of Schwabing and around the Christmas market at Münchner Freiheit, you will begin to capture the essence of what you see, be it architecture, people or details at the Christmas market. Your instructor will help you eliminate distractions and see and capture subjects with a more creative eye. During this walk you will practise setting up compositions, looking to all corners of the frame. The photo tour will give you the opportunity to practise what you learn.
Meditation means becoming familiar with one's own mind. Through mindful and friendly attention to our body sensations as well as to our breath and subsequently also to our thoughts and feelings, we succeed in taking a step back. There is more "space" inside. As a result, we are no longer able to follow our impulses "blindly", but to better control our thoughts, feelings and actions. So we become "captains" of our own ship again instead of letting ourselves be swept away by the waves of life.
The stone was and still is an essential part of the jewel. In this workshop we will concentrate on a few classical stone setting techniques such as the cabochon setting and prong setting. You will learn these classical techniques to develop and create your own design. We will mainly work with silver and semi-precious stones. Participants who want to work with gold should bring their own materials (including the soldering material). You are welcome to bring with you your own silver and stones; however, it will be possible to buy silver and a variety of semi-precious stones directly in the workshop.
Yin Yang Yoga combines flowing Vinyasa Yoga with calm Yin Yoga. The Yang part involves intensive practice. The movements are guided by the breath, they strengthen the muscles and stimulate the metabolism. The postures of the Yin part are held for a few minutes with the attention turned inward. This particularly addresses the facial tissue and gently relieves tension. The interplay of Yin and Yang balances body and mind. For participants with and without yoga experience. Der Unterricht findet auf Englisch satt, die Dozentin versteht und spricht aber auch Deutsch.
Qigong as part of traditional Chinese medicine can harmonize and strengthen body, mind and spirit. For this, gently flowing movements are combined with calm breathing and mindful relaxation and imagination exercises. With regular practice Qigong is easy to learn and suitable for all ages. There are no special physical requirements. In the course the basic principles of Qigong are practiced. Der Unterricht findet auf Englisch satt, der Dozent versteht und spricht aber auch Deutsch. Geübt werden Grundprinzipien des Qigong: das Öffnen und Schließen, Steigen und Sinken, Verdichten und Weiten mithilfe von vorgestellten Bildern und anhand einfacher Qigong-Formen. Für Teilnehmende ohne oder mit geringen Vorkenntnissen.
Our main focus is "The Camera". During this course you will become familiar with all your camera's most important functions and how to use them. You will also gain the technical know-how to start making the most of your digital SLR and develop a creative approach to photography as well as learning how to set the menu correctly to get the best technical results. We will go on location to shoot our pictures then evaluate them later in class.
This course is for beginners as well as those who wish to improve their drawing skills and refine their understanding of visual language. Using pencils and charcoal, we will explore fundamental techniques such as proportion, shape, perspective, line weights, shading, and value. Students will develop drawing skills and become confident using the tools of visual expression. Needed: PC/laptop/tablet with microphone and camera, good internet connection, current browser version. You will receive the access data by e-mail in good time before the course begins.
By making a piece of jewellery (a ring, bracelet, pair of earrings or a pendant), beginner goldsmiths will learn the basic goldsmithing techniques such as soldering, filing and sawing. Intermediate goldsmiths will have the opportunity to learn new techniques by designing and creating their own ideas. In this course we will mainly work with silver. You are welcome to bring your own silver and stones, however, it will be possible to buy silver and a variety of stones directly in the workshop.
If you are interested in comic, manga or anime or you want to use your drawing and painting skills through illustration, computer games or film production, this is the course for you! We will look at basic methods of concept art and character design as well as proportion, shape, perspective, deformation, body language, expressions, mimics, anatomy and texturing. During this practical training, you will use your skills and imagination to create your own environments, props and characters: heroes, beauties, monsters, weapons, vehicles and others.
Find out how to combine various techniques of watercolour, drawing, collage and stencilling to create expressive and colourful artworks. Through practical demonstrations and exercises, you will learn how to quickly sketch using watercolour and pencil, how to plan an image, how to apply various drawing and watercolour techniques, and how to incorporate collage and stencil elements to your work. We focus on developing your own unique approach to creating mixed media images on paper.
Traditional Thai Massage (TTM) is a full body holistic workout with a very soothing effect. In this workshop you will gain an insight into this beautiful massage form which is performed while fully clothed on a mat on the floor. With full physical involvement the typical techniques for the masseur are, for example, the use of thumb, palm, foot, elbow etc. to relax and stretch the body of the recipient. Course participants are invited to discover the pleasure by both giving and receiving TTM in each massage-sequence. Der Unterricht findet auf Englisch satt, die Dozentin versteht und spricht aber auch Deutsch.
Anna Halprin (1920--2021) is considered a revolutionary force in dance. A pioneer in the use of arts for personal development, she created Tamalpa Life/Art Process and Movement Ritual. Halprin views dance as a social experience and metaphor for moving through life. Here you will get a taste of her search to "[unite] personal and artistic growth, life and art, with one aspect continuously feeding off the other and coming together in new ways." We will explore the communicative potential in everyday gestures and create a simple group choreography.
Come to this interactive workshop to explore key strategies for dealing with stress. Learn about basic stress reactions, find out about the role of thinking patterns, explore the benefits of relaxation and consider the scope of proactively dealing with tasks and challenges. This workshop is part of the stress-management-program developed by german psychologist Gert Kalzua and useful for participants wishing to tackle their everyday stressors. Der Unterricht findet auf Englisch satt, der Dozent versteht und spricht aber auch Deutsch.
In this workshop, you will work with different forms of wax to create jewellery or small objects. Wax comes in hard blocks, tubes and rods which can be sawn and filed back, but it can also be melted down to create more natural, expressive shapes and textures. This enables you to work technically and very precisely or in a more spontaneous, intuitive manner. Wax can also be combined with other materials for casting for example, natural fibres, plastic and metal. The pieces can then be outsourced for casting in the metal of your choice.
A delicious meal creates a sense of community and transcends boundaries. The Creole cuisine of the southern USA in particular manages to bring people together like no other due to its indigenous, African and European influences. We'll cook up a soul-warming gumbo with savory ingredients like andouille sausage, shrimp and okra. We're celebrating veggies the same way native people did with flavorful succotash, starring corn and beans. Finally, we treat ourselves with beignets, the sweet temptation from New Orleans. Please bring: tea towel, apron and small plastic containers.
In this weekend seminar you will obtain the essential skills required for the application of methods and techniques paramount to professional project management. You will also have the opportunity to practise the efficient implementation of a goal-oriented project. The following questions will be considered: What is project management and what is expected of you as an employee, sub-project leader or project leader? With the aid of theoretical segments and practical exercises you will learn the fundamentals from initiating, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling right through to the closing of a project. Furthermore, you will gain an insight into the sequencing and scheduling as well as the capacities and budgeting of a project. This seminar is in alignment with international standards of project management (PMI). It is a part of the Project Management Course of Lectures which completes the examination for certification as Project Manager MVHS (R440565) but can also be visited as a standalone course.
Immerse yourself, for a weekend, in painting. Switch off and free your mind from the daily grind. This is a course for all those who already have some experience with acrylic painting and are familiar with the basics. The focus will be on your own works. We will discuss the appropriate composition of the picture and analyse which technique is best suited for developing your painting style. The group atmosphere creates a positive support, especially as it gives us a different perspective on our own pieces.
Learn to make the legendary rice noodle soup Pho, a national dish of Vietnam. The dish is a real treat for the soul, so much so that it has found its way into food culture worldwide. This flavoursome soup is simmered with meat, seasoned with star anise, cinnamon and ginger, then finished off with fresh herbs, lime, chillies and bean sprouts. The secret of the soup is the long cooking time of the meat bones. We will prepare various pho soups with beef, chicken and duck. Bring with you: sharp knife, apron, tea towel and a small plastic container.
In a demanding and stressful environment it is important to activate the ability to connect with inner resources in order to find more balance and a life with less anxiety and greater peace of mind. In this seminar you will learn more about the connection of body and mind, thoughts, feelings and resulting action. The methods applied are meditation, mindful and easy body exercises and awareness in daily life. Der Unterricht findet auf Englisch satt, die Dozentin versteht und spricht aber auch Deutsch.
The Bavarian school system is complex and can be challenging for families to navigate. It can be difficult to support your child in making the right decisions that lead to scholastic success. This online talk gives an overview of how the so-called three-tiered system is structured, how children can change from one type of school to another, tutoring, parental involvement, the private school option and more. There are many resources available and guidance will be given on where to seek additional detailed information and advice.