For kindergarten, first-grade to third-grade students
This school year, children will bring the plants of the Stavros Niarchos Park to their own neighbourhoods! Through multisensory games, observation and research, children are introduced to the colours, aromas and textures of the Park and familiarize themselves with different kinds of plants, understanding the process of planting of an urban park, focusing on Mediterranean aromatic plants and getting to know their characteristics! In the end, children choose their favorite fragrant plant from the Park and plant its seeds in origami flowerpots from recycled paper in order to take it back with them to their own neighbourhoods!
Design/Implementation: Kalliopi Koutroumpi, museologist-museum educator
Implementation: Eirini Gozadinou, art educator-animateur
Mondays and Wednesdays (during the first 3 weeks of the month), 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 kindergarten and first, second-grade students
Within the context of this program, students, using sports equipment and participating in 5 different games-stations, explore the basic characteristics of movement. They learn what happens to the body when we start walking, running, or even falling down or throwing and catching a ball. In addition, children will learn more about the concept of immobilization, falling, rhythm, twisting and rolling through balance exercises.
Previous program title: Getting to know how my body moves
Design/Implementation: Regeneration & Progress
Every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 09.00 and 11.00, 90’
For third-grade to sixth-grade students
The program Sport Paths 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
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.