You will need:
- (Large) sheet of paper
- Thick markers
In the image you can see Jean Dubuffet sitting on the artwork before it was finished: still without black lines! It looks like the artwork is a big white 3D painting that still needs to be finished.
Make a map of your garden/balcony or a park in the area. Are you ready? Let’s go outside! Grab a large sheet of paper and bring your markers.
- Take a good look at the outline and draw that on the paper first.
- Paths: How can you walk through your map? Draw the lines.
- Extras: In Jardin d’émail there are steps, a large tree (did you know that it’s 8 metres high?) and a few hollows. What will you have in your garden? A slide, pond or skate park?
Send a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org or share a photo on Instagram with and tag us @krollermullermuseum. We’d love to see what you’ve made!
Through a hidden door in the tree, you can walk on the artwork, or even dance! Just like the National Ballet. Would you like to dance too? Watch the video:
Different opening hours for Jardin d’émail
Jardin d'émail is accessible from 1 April to 1 November, but only when the surface is completely dry. The work is closed for maintenance every last Monday of the month. It is also inaccessible during or shortly after rainfall, due to the risk of slipperiness.
Jardin d’émail received a full conservation treatment between 2016 and 2020. In order to keep the artwork in good condition for as long as possible, regular inspection, maintenance and cleaning is required. We do this every last Monday of the month. For example, the drains are cleaned and the entire work is washed and scrubbed with water. Afterwards, the work has to dry before it is safe for visitors again.