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Sculptor or inventor? Art or Science? Can you have both at once?

In this workshop, we will use creative ways to show the participants how art can be combined with technology, and what we can create when an artist’s experimentations meet the ingenuity of a scientist.

Session #1: Contemporary monuments / Light

Inspired by the “Light Signals” sculptures in the Park and the sacred symbols we come across in Takis’ sculptures, we will discover the hieroglyphic script of ancient civilizations and create our own symbols. Using recyclable materials, we will transform the symbols into contemporary urban monuments, and activate them by means of light sources.

Session #2: Space flowers / Motion

We will draw inspiration from Takis’ metal “Flowers” and use cogs, fans and other metal accessories to create unusual flowers that could flourish on the planets of our galaxy. At the end of the workshop, we will transform our constructions into improvised kinetic sculptures, setting them in motion with the help of an electric motor.

Session #3 – Fantastical universe / Energy

Inspired by Takis’ “Spheres” installation, we will learn how the shape of the sphere comes to be, and why it is considered an age-old sacred symbol.

During the course of the workshop, we will engrave messages onto sheets of metal and use metalwork tools to form a fantastical universe of handmade spheres. We will incorporate magnets in the poles and watch our universe dance!


Design/Implementation: Very Young Contemporary Art / VYCA, Katerina Zafeiropoulou, visual artist

Sunday 17 & 31/ 10 | 11.30-13.30
Sunday 21/11 | 11.30-13.30

NGL Book Castle


For children aged 8 to 12 years old 
Up to 23 participants
Free attendance by online pre-registration

For the activity held on 17/10, pre-registration starts on Saturday 09/10 at 12.00
For the activity held on 31/10, pre-registration starts on Friday 22/10 at 12.00
For the activity held on 21/11, pre-registration starts on Monday 15/11 at 12.00


Kids up to 11 years old will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 self test result, taken within the last 24 hours from the webpage selftesting.gov.gr or a certificate of recovery valid from 2 to 6 months after the illness. Kids aged 12 and above will be required to show a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate or certificate of recovery.

For all cases of an official document demonstration, a parallel identity check of the holder will be carried out.

* Exempt from preventative COVID-19 antigen tests are persons who have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to the date of attendance, and can provide a COVID-19 vaccination certificate, or persons bearing a COVID-19 certificate of recovery valid for 2 to 6 months after recovery.

See also

Friday 02/07, 08:00

An introduction to Takis’ Solar Yoga


Thursday 01/07, 19:00

Musical games in the Dome: Exploring Takis’ universe


Wednesday 07/07, 19:00

Movement workshop: Dancing in orbit, playing with Physics