SNFCC Members’ Kids Workshop | "What does it resemble?" - Εικόνα

Kids Drawing Workshop for the SNFCC Members

Let us for a minute try to “put on the shoes” of a small animal, e.g., an arthropod, like a spider , a giant version of which is seen in Louise Bourgeois’s sculpture Maman, currently on display at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. How could we survive without shelter? Each creature’s characteristics, form and skills are vital for their survival. Thus, the spider’s form and ability to weave its web—which may appear frightening at first—are essential for its survival. 

If we take a closer look at the spider, what do we notice? The area underneath the sculpture, its shape, looks like an upside-down nest. Or perhaps a shelter? It is a space enveloped by the spider’s slim legs, protected and kept safe and secure. Nature as a whole is the great shelter ensuring our safe survival. Not only the survival of humans, but of all nature’s creatures. Nature is a safe haven that we share with plants and animals.

In this drawing and observation workshop, we draw inspiration from nature and Louise Bourgeois’s sculpture Maman, as well as from a series of drawings/prints of the same artist, which belong to the MoMA collection. Employing natural materials (tree branches, stones), paper and colored pencils, we create shapes and forms, while capturing them on paper.  

The workshop aims to familiarize children with the spider’s form, which will gradually lead them to explore their relationship with nature (animal/plant kingdom) and their place in it.

Design - Implementation: Antigone Michalakopoulou, visual Artist, architect, art teacher.

Sunday 17/04 | 11:00-12:30


Up to 20 participants – Members only

Free entrance via online pre-registration

According to the latest measures to protect public health from the risk of spreading COVID-19, a valid vaccination certificate or a disease certificate, is required for the public to enter the event venue, as the venue operates as a pure venue. The above applies to adults. Μinors from 4 to 17 years old may, alternatively, submit a statement of negative self-diagnosis (self test) of the last twenty-four hours, a certificate of PCR (72 hours) or rapid (48 hours) diagnostic test, in accordance with the recent government measures.

The use of face mask and social distancing measures are mandatory in indoor and outdoor areas of the SNFCC, in accordance with Hellenic National Public Health Organization regulations.

A parallel identity check will be carried out on the persons who show the required certificates, as provided by law.

Due to public health measures, there may be changes regarding either the staging of the event, or the maximum number of participants.

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