25 different picture-biography-stories translated in Dutch can be leaned out at ABC with accompanying materials on personal choice. The themes cover a wide range of science subjects like mathematics, technology, nature study, microbiology, physic, chemistry and architecture. The collection includes stories from Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, Ibn Sina, Charles Darwin, Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, Ada Byron Lovelace, Mary Anning, Maria Sibylla Merian, the Wright brothers, Albert Einstein, Wilson Bentley, Fibonacci, Filippo Brunelleschi, Antoni Gaudi, Zaha Hadid and Jane Goodall.

Telling this stories complementary to teaching science in school lessons or workshops gives young students the opportunity to get insights into the lives and work of important science personalities, to connect with their passion and hunger of knowledge and to be in this way more interested in the content of the teaching subjects.

Bring Art and Science back together, it was a time when the same people wrote poetry and build bridges.”  Eric Schmidt





The interaction between music and image is one of the most fascinating relationships in the arts. Numerous experiments and installations by avant-garde and contemporary artists show interdisciplinary approaches to music and sound with color, light, film, acoustics and digital technology.

In this studio you will be able to listen to paintings by Kandinsky, Klee, Mondrian or Rothko or enjoy musical Kamishibai stories such as The Town Musicians of Bremen or Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Composing, improvising or making your own songs is central, but the connections with drama, dance, design, architecture and sciences are also on the agenda. These may include drawing or painting music, designing record covers or graphic scores, creating sound figures or inventing sound poems yourself.

In our workshops you can build music machines or instruments, record the sounds for movie scenes or go on a listening walk in the garden to discover the sounds of nature.
An extensive collection of reference materials, books, web links, experimental films and video clips underscore the experience.
But the most important thing remains the pleasure of making music yourself and the wonder of looking with your ears and listening with your eyes.

Starting January 2020
For schools, families, students, teachers and all other interested parties.


BABOES is a meeting place for young children (0-4 years) and their parents.
It’s a place where your child can play together with other children an discover new things while you are present.

Because of the stricter Covid measures, Baboes receives one family per half day.
Would you like to come and play at Baboes? Reserve a spot via email baboes@ketinbrussel.be, send us a message on Facebook or call 02 449 60 70 during office hours.

Baboes Schaerbeek – ABC House
Place Gaucheret 13, 1030 Brussels
Every Monday from 8.45 till 13h
Every Saturday from 9 till 13h

Baboes is also open during school holidays.
More about Baboes



What can education learn from the arts about the practice of education? Elliot W. Eisner argues that the distinctive forms of thinking needed to create artistically crafted work are relevant not only to what students do, they are relevant to virtually all aspects of what we do, from the design of curricula, to the practice of teaching, to the features of the environment in which students and teachers live. Originally given as the John Dewey Lecture for 2002, Stanford University. Read more … WikiPedia …

Wat kan het onderwijs van de kunsten leren ? Elliot W. Eisner stelt dat de specifieke denkvormen die vereist zijn voor het creëren van kunstwerken niet alleen van belang zijn voor wat leerlingen doen, maar voor nagenoeg alles wat we doen, van het vormgeven van curricula, het onderwijzen zelf, tot het ontwerpen van de omgevingen waarin leerlingen en leraars leven. Origineel uitgesproken in 2002 als John Dewey Lecture aan de universiteit van Stanford. Lees meer … WikiPedia …



Lindy Anne Solomon, Creative Beginnings
A hands-on innovative approach to art making for adults and children. © STE Publishers, Johannesburg, 2005


Every first day of the month ABC sends a mail: “Posta silenziosa.” A powerful image, a provocative quote, a poetic thought, etc, coming from the ABC collection or the web, and sometimes linked to one of our current projects, but mainly just because we like to surprise you. An eye- or heartcatcher, or call it ‘a healthy form of emotional irritation.’

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