Phone +49 (0) 89 – 330 35 77-0
Fax +49 (0) 89 – 330 35 77-2
The Kinderkunsthaus is very close to “Münchner Freiheit”, therefore you can reach us best by using public transportation. The Kinderkunsthaus is a 2 minute walk from the station.
If you want to be active artistically in Munich the Kinderkunsthaus is the perfect address. In a relaxed atmosphere and without pressure children and their parents or chaperons can work in our professionally equipped workshop and try out various creative techniques. We want all children regardless of their social or financial background to be able to participate in our program. As a non-profit institution we therefore have low admission fees and patronage projects which we realize with social initiatives in Munich.
Team & Contact Persons
A diverse team consisting of artists, art and cultural education experts, sculptors, graphic designers and media experts is excited to share its knowledge and expertise with children. Small groups allow for intensive artistic work and individual mentoring. Our class instructors individually further each child so that everyone has fun and can achieve the goal he or she is aspiring. We are convinced that children are naturally curious, thirsty for knowledge and creative. Our team wants to advocate these positive features in order to stimulate the children’s long-term interest in the arts.
Sebastian Zembol, managing director, associate and founder
Sebastian Zembol, sport and pedagogy science graduate and trained journalist founded the non-profit Kinderkunsthaus in early 2011 with his wife, author and actress Alexandra Helmig. Further he is the managing director of mixtvision Mediengesellschaft in Munich consisting of a children’s book publishing house and a film and TV production company.
Alexandra Helmig, associate and founder
Alexandra Helmig founded the Kinderkunsthaus with her husband Sebastian Zembol in the spring of 2011. Aside from her work as a theater, film and television actress she is also successful as a children’s book author and writes plays and screen-plays. Since 2008 she is a member of the board of trustees of Lesefüchse e.V. in Munich which cooperates with the Kinderkunsthaus for culturally educative projects.
Contact: Alexandra Helmig
Carolin Rottländer, Communications
Carolin Rottländer, owner of a communication consulting agency was employed at Hubert Burda Media for 20 years, 18 years thereof as a founding member of FOCUS magazine publishing house as head of advertising and since 2003 as head of brand communication. She voluntarily lead the biggest in-house parent-child-initiative in Munich, the Burda-Bande e.V. In 2011 she opened her own communication consulting agency (Carolin Rottländer Kommunikationsberatung GmbH) with MIXT Kinderkunsthaus as a client from the start. For the Kinderkunsthaus she is the contact person for communication and cooperation.
Sandra Falkenstein, program director
Sandra Falkenstein studied art education, art history and English literature at the LMU in Munich from 2004-2009. While attending university she gained experience in art education by working at a children’s art studio and other cultural education projects in Munich. With founders Sebastian Zembol and Alexandra Helmig she developed the concept for the Kinderkunsthaus with the goal to reach as many children as possible and excite them about art and creation with innovative methods.
Judith Silbereisen, program assistant
Judith Silbereisen studied cultural and media education from 2003-2007. During her studies she worked at a children’s book publishing house in Leipzig for a semester – a publishing house where children illustrate and write for other children. This positive experience lead to her writing her final thesis: “Philosphyzing with children – why?”. From 2007-2010 she additionally took training to be a graphic designer. From October 2010-February 2011 she worked for Musclebeaver design office before she started working here at the Kinderkunsthaus.
Raija Buchhorn studied Art Therapy from 2005 until 2010, making her diploma at the Academy for Art Therapy in Nürtingen. She gained experience in art therapy and art education through various internships and creative projects for children and young adults, among others in collaboration with Stiftung Kunst und Recht (foundation for arts and justice) in Tübingen, as well as with various schools. From September 2010 until August 2011 she worked as a social educator at Lichtblick Hasenbergl in Munich. Since October 2011 she has been working as a freelance art therapist – in addition to her work at the Kinderkunsthaus she works in her own studio.
Sheela Schult studied Art History, Communication and Theater Sciences from 2005 until 2011 at LMU Munich and is currently doing her doctorate in Art History with a focus on baroque altarpieces. Having studied communication sciences as a Minor and interned in TV, her interest lies, beside art, also in the media. Being an educated swimming coach and head of department of a swimming club, she has been volunteering in coaching children and young adults between the ages of 5 and 20 at their weekly training, at camps and competitions since 2000. In 2011, she was the first intern at Kinderkunsthaus and is now a regular part of the staff.