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Museum of Cycladic Art Presents Online Weekend Workshops for Kids

ATHENS – The Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens presents its beloved educational programs online with weekend workshops for children and families all over Greece and around the world.

Every weekend until May, children and parents from every corner of the globe will have the opportunity to get to know the fascinating world of the Museum online through fairy tales, interactive tours, art workshops, theater, photography, and music.

The online weekend workshops are implemented with the support of Eurolife FFH, a strategic partner of the Museum of Cycladic Art.

Pollock, Picasso and the Figurines is an online workshop for children ages 4-6 on Sunday, Feb. 7, Saturday, Feb. 20, and Sunday, Feb. 21, 11 AM-1 PM Athens time.

Carnival is here, though different this year, but always full of madness, laughter and joy.

In this online workshop, we are inspired by the works of Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock to make our most bizarre creations. But, we are not the only ones who will lose our minds. The Cycladic and Cypriot figurines will follow us in this feast. They will disintegrate, mix and take on another form that suits our madness!

But before we roll up our sleeves and grab our paints, brushes, scissors and glue, a half-rooster will wake us up with his crowing and make us laugh with his tales.

Parents, sit comfortably next to your children and get ready to accompany them on this online journey. The workshop is also addressed to Greek-speaking children abroad.

Materials:

Three printed pages with Cypriot and Cycladic figurines (to be sent as a PDF via email).

If you cannot print them before the workshop, you can see the figurines and draw them with your children.

Watercolor paper or thick construction paper. If not available, 2 A4 pieces of paper can be glued together.

Watercolors or tempera

Brushes, thick or thin

Scissors

Glue (white or glue stick)

Narrator Antonia Velliou and Despina Sakellariou, Developmental Psychologist, will lead the workshop.

Tickets at viva.gr: 10 euros (parent and child)

Number of children: 15

More information is available via email: emarkou@cycladic.gr

The Hero's Journey is an online workshop for children ages 7-10 on Sunday, Feb. 14, and Sunday, Feb. 28, 11 AM-1 PM Athens time.

In this workshop, we will play with the concepts of the hero, destination and obstacles through the classic hero's journey. Each child will create their own personal adventure and their own hero who will star in it. A journey in which everyone, through personal choices, will overcome obstacles and difficulties, will express desires and goals, and will try to solve problems.

During the workshop we will use various simple materials that we can easily obtain, and through role development, improvisation, storytelling, and most importantly, our imagination and creativity, we will illuminate different aspects of the hero to enrich our journey.

The hero is the main character who is called to fulfill a mission, to respond to challenges, and to bring the world into balance. Through a digital tour of the first floor of the Museum, we will unearth a hero famous to the ancient Cyclades, 5,000 years ago! This Cycladic hero will come to life in our hands through simple materials that we find in our home. The workshop is also addressed to Greek-speaking children abroad.

Materials:

Aluminum foil

Cellophane

Paper or cardboard

Markers

Scissors

Niovi Stavropoulou (visual psychotherapist) and Iphigenia Theodosiou (Teacher) will lead the workshop.

Tickets at viva.gr: 10 euros (parent and child)

https://www.viva.gr/tickets/museum/mouseio-kykladikis-texnis/paidika-ergastiria-savvatokyriakou/

Number of children: 15

More information is available via email: emarkou@cycladic.gr.

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