Art culture courses/workshops and persons over 50 years

Understanding and meaning


  • Eduard Pavlović
  • Paula Jovanović
  • Vesna Pešić



The aim of this paper is to see how certain notions about art culture courses/workshops for people over 50 can somewhat confirm Lefebvre’s phrase “We should live in the everyday life for it is what ought to be transformed.“ The participants of this research were people we came across in various places in October and November 2021. We created our own questionnaire, comprised of six questions. Additional notes show that 33 people answered the questionnaire. The majority of participants were: between the ages of 51 and 70 (21 or 63 %), born in Croatia’s more urban regions, and had intellectual jobs, i.e. they worked in civil services (17 or 51 %). Most of the participants were retired (especially men), had 2 children (16 or 48 %), owned an apartment or a house in a mid or small-sized city in Croatia (21 or 61 %), and were mostly religious (27 or 82 %). As far as the main topic is concerned, most participants stated that they were somewhat familiar with art (17 or 52 %), that they are interested or somewhat interested in art, that they are a bit more interested in painting than sculpting/ceramics, that they find knowing how to observe a work of art to be more professional (20 or 61 %), that they also care about socializing (25 or 71 %), but that they also care about the price of the course/workshop (17 or 52 %). Instead of offering a conclusion, it is worth noting that this pilot study shows that people over the age of 50 desire a change in their everyday life, but that they also care about the costs of such transformation.
Keywords: old age, art courses/workshops.





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