4th-6th Grade Primary school
What repercussions does contemporary life has on the environment? How can I change my daily life routines in order to make it more eco-friendly? How the SNFCC has implemented the most innovative and cutting-edge methods of design in order to be considered a model center of environmental sustainability? Students are invited to discover the answers to the above questions, in an entertaining way, through experiments and workshops. During the program, students enter a small recycling workshop and are challenged to recycle their own plastics transforming them into useful objects.
Design/Implementation: Dr I. Koletsis, Dr Vera Nomikou, Physicists - Meteorologists, Research associates of the National Observatory of Athens.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 09.00 and 11.00, 90’
For kindergarten and elementary school students
Where are our clothes made? How do they get to us? Where do they travel? Where do they end up when we are done using them? Through creative games, activities and constructions, we discover the answers to the aforementioned questions, approach the concept of sustainability, and become aware of our share of individual responsibility for the future of our planet. Taking our cue from the large-scale outdoor installation “Return to Sender” by the African art collective NEST, we trace a piece of clothing’s long journey, from the country where it was manufactured to, well, the SNFCC, where it ended up in our hands. At the end of the program, we choose among the fabrics left behind for us by the artists who created the installation, and come up with our own artistic creation!
Design - Implementation: “Windmills” Theatre Company
Christos Christopoulos, theatrologist - actor / Konstantina Emmanouil, actor - animator / Sofia Nikolopoulou, actor - animator
Artwork curated by: Christina Tsinisizeli
Monday to Friday 09.30 (20 – 29 September), 120’
For students from 3rd through 9th Grades
Focusing on the theme of sustainability through art, the goal of the program is to raise awareness among students as members of our society about the real impact on the planet, proposing a green future. Sustainable art can be defined in two different but interconnected ways: art made with sustainable materials and methods, or art that encourages discussion about sustainability. In our course we will learn the cyanotype technique, drawing inspiration from corresponding works of contemporary sustainable art forms and realize how the boundary of sustainable art extends to activism. Through experiential activities and visual actions we will discover the human-nature connection in the light of art and we will pass our own message through the creation of a visual work.
Design-Implementation: Christina Tsinisizeli, visual artist
Mondays and Fridays at 9.00 and 11.00, 90’
For 4th to 6th grade students and first-grade and second-grade Highschool students
School teams edit and publish their own small handmade magazine, a fanzine. The purpose of this workshop is students to get acquainted with this type of magazines, the culture of fanzine and the handmade publications and become editors, illustrators, photographers, graphic designers themselves! Using analog and digital means, children are encouraged to present SNFCC in artistic terms, to record creatively their experience from their visit, projecting through the fanzine pages their own “collective” view. The fanzine has been designed and curated by visual artist and professor at the University of Thessaly, Alexandros Psychoulis.
Design-Implementation: Very Young Contemporary Art, Yiannis Isidorou, artist
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 09.00 and 11.00, 90’
For 3rd to 6th grade students
The program Sport Walks combines traditional field exercises with the use of technological equipment. The aim of the program is to engage students in a creative manner, with a focus on the development of their athletic and kinesthetic skills and the promotion of the culture of athletics.
Previous program title: Sports Walks: Agility
Design/Implementation: Regeneration & Progress
Every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 09.00 and 11.00, 90’
For 1st-6th grade and middle school students
Based on the commitment of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center to be fully accessible and open to everyone and using experiential discussion and open dialogue as tools, the representatives of the Association of Social Responsibility for Children and Youth (S.K.E.P.) with disability seek to change students' perspective on diversity in a simple and vivid way. The aim of the program is to acquaint the students with the concept of accessibility and treating the school as a place of equality and socialization of young people.
Design-Implementation: Association of Social Responsibility for Children and Youth (S.K.E.P.)
25/10, 1/11, 15/11, at 09.30 (120')
The school programs of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center land in the classroom! Discover courses on education, culture and sustainability, specifically designed for each grade level.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) seeks to actively participate in school life and is always looking for new ways to support students and teachers. Thus, the SNFCC Class was created; an educational platform that enables teachers to select integrated school curricula in digital form and implement them in their own classroom, using a projector, or through distance learning, with a shared screen.