Curated by Francesca Valan
Type of activity: workshop
Age: from 5 years old
Period of the activity: from 5 to 7 May
Did you know that we first eat with our eyes than with our mouth? Visual impressions are fundamental and expectation represents an important component of taste, reason why colour becomes a “primary” element of flavour. The presence of artificial colourings in food ensures that colour influences, perceived from a very early age, may be controlled through an education based on their mechanisms. Few people know that at the basis of the “natural” colourings of vegetables there is a very limited number of pigments that combined can create the endless colour scale that we are familiar with: you will discover it during the workshop. Thanks to vegetables and fruits we will get in touch with the true colours and with the “intruders”! A game that makes the children aware of the colours of food, while discovering the artificial ones.
Francesca Valan is a colour designer: she studies, plans and defines colours for different products from different industries, such as electronics, toys, sports equipment and clothing. This workshop is created from the importance of food’s colour for our daily life.
Visits are organised in entry rounds From Tuesday to Friday: 5.00 p.m.-6.30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 10.00-11.30 a.m.; 11.30 a.m.-1.00 p.m.; 2.00-3.30 p.m.; 3.45-5-15 p.m.; 5.30-7.00 p.m.
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