Workshops

Candle-making and candle-moulding as in Caspar David Friedrich’s day

The original plans of the building indicate that candles were manufactured and moulded in a special room designed for that purpose at the front of the property.

 

You can gain an idea of the historical ambiance of candle-making in our reconstructed workshop and also try out for yourselves the traditional craft of candle-making as practised by Caspar David Friedrich’s father and two of his brothers. We shall be happy to show you the process by which candles were made in the past, and we are sure that you will be delighted to take home with you the candles that you have made here.

 

Candle- and soap-making as in Caspar David Friedrich’s day
Duration approx. 2 hours, 15 persons

 

Times by arrangement
€ 20,00 per group (in addition to admission charges) (€ 0.50 per child for groups of schoolchildren) plus cost of raw materials (€ 0.70 for each moulded candle, € 1.50 for each bar of soap/drawn candle)

 

Teaching Workshop

The basement area provides space for teaching workshops. Here candles can be made as in Caspar David Friedrich’s day. But not only the techniques associated with ancient trades can be studied here, we also offer courses in painting and drawing that follow in Caspar David Friedrich’s footsteps. A children’s painting book with motifs derived from Caspar David Friedrich’s paintings has been designed specially for the Centre and encourages children to take a playful interest in the famous painter.