Paulo the Parrot - Boijmans Language and Numeracy Programme

4 videos

The videos is this series are made for pupils from 4 to 10 years old. In colorful short animations, Paulo the Parrot discovers different ways to look at art - and talk about art.

He experiences art with different shapes, a new feeling of time, what's it like to be part of a Mondrian painting and he finds out how he talk about art. Even with an artwork itself.

The videos can be used to prepare for a museum visit or as a start to discuss and experience art within the classroom.

The video was made as part of the Boijmans Language and Numeracy Programme: an new approach towards art education within language and maths lessons. 

4 episodes of Paulo the Parrot - Boijmans Language and Numeracy Programme

  • Paulo and Mondrian

    Paulo the Parrot lives in the museum and often goes exploring. This time he meets a painting by Mondrian, full of colours, shapes and lines. What happens if a line is moved?

  • Art Shapes with Paulo

    Paulo the Parrot lives in the museum and he knows his way around. This time he’s looking for shapes.

  • Time with Paulo

    Paulo the Parrot lives in the museum and he knows his way around. This time he’s trying to find out where the ticking noise is coming from.

  • Art Talk with Paulo

    Paulo the Parrot lives in the museum and he knows his way around. But he still keeps coming across things that surprise him. He learns new words and sees things that he doesn’t understand: an artwork in a hole in the floor?