The workshops are offered throughout the year by appointment. Workshops may be conducted in two formats: an introduction of the museum to student-teachers, educators and socio-cultural administrators, or a presentation to help prepare educators and managers who wish to bring groups to visit the permanent exhibition accompanied by educators, artists and/or performers or participate in educational activities in travelling exhibitions.

An introduction to the museum with an emphasis on the educational potential of the collection, guided by experts with the help of informational materials from the Museum Casa do Pontal. When it comes to a workshop for preparing for an accompanied visit there is an institutional video presentation of the Educational and Social Program of the Museum, followed by presentation of the methodology used and the content of identity and cultural diversity characteristics discussed, in line with National Curriculum Parameters, followed by guided tour demonstrating the methodology in the approach to the collection. The seminar concludes with an exchange of ideas about the accompanied visits to the permanent collection, traveling exhibitions and specific objectives raised by teachers.

Duration and times: 
The cultural presentation is approximately one hour and thirty minutes (from 10:00 to 11:30 or 14:30 to 16:00) and preparation for accompanied tour lasts approximately two hours and thirty minutes (from 9:30 am to 12:00 and from 14:00 h to 16:30 h). 

How to schedule: 
Telephone reservations (21) 2490-2429, with a fax confirming the number of participants, day and time agreed, describing the planned visit. This program is offered free of charge and requires a minimum of 15 participants.

Themed Workshops

The artistic workshops may be short or long term, and are held on special occasions, associated with cultural projects and exhibitions. The long-term workshops are given over the course of a semester. They are used to present and discuss diverse languages from the world of art and Brazilian folk culture, such as Mamulengos theater, Bumba-meu-boi and Afro-Brazilian performances. Classes are organized on a modular basis and taught by guest lecturers specializing is each theme. At the end of the semester, classes set up an exhibit. In the short duration workshops, called “Game Workshops” lasting up to a month, participants participate in games and dances and experience the rhythms of the universe of Brazilian folk culture.