Photo of students at Stavros Niarchos Park - school programs

Emphasizing on culture and sustainability, the SNFCC keeps welcoming the students with newly designed educational programs.

Participation in the educational programs is free of charge, with an exclusive grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

 

 

 

(Preschool – Elementary School 1st & 2nd Grade)

George Zongolopoulos: The Vision of Public Sculpture

Living Sculptures

Design: Mulo Creative Lab

Through a simple and comprehensive guided tour, children enter the sculptor's mind gaining different perspective for the sculptures that interact with the viewer and public space. Discussing the concepts that motivated the artist, children are exposed to his work in various ways, culminating in a unique visual activity: inspired by the sculpture "Zalogos" they set up in groups, their own living sculpture. This is enhanced by the use of stretchable textile rollers, worn by children to hold their pose and set up their motionless dance for the sake of Art!

 

(Elementary School 3rd – 6th Grade)

George Zongolopoulos: The Vision of Public Sculpture

Shapes, lines, points

Design: Mulo Creative Lab

Through a guided tour, students discover the power and charm of sculpture, through the work of George Zongolopoulos. Shapes, lines and points in space, experimentation with materials, games of scale and the concept of abstraction, become the inspiration for children to interpret the exhibits and understand the artist’s creative process. The workshop culminates with a large-scale team-built piece of art, composed of children’s individual works, and inspired by the artist’s piece "Diaphragm". 

 

(Middle School & Senior High School)

George Zongolopoulos: The Vision of Public Sculpture

Space Compositions / Compositions in Space

Design: Mulo Creative Lab

Through a guided tour, students discover the power and charm of sculpture, through the work of George Zongolopoulos. Shapes, lines and points in space, experimentation with materials, games of scale and the concept of abstraction, become the inspiration for children to interpret the exhibits and understand the artist’s creative process. The workshop culminates with a large-scale team-built installation-sculpture, formed by the synthesis of different shapes, found in the sculptor’s work.
 

Reservations for the school programs of the exhibition "George Zongolopoulos: The vision of a public sculpture" will open on Thursday 10 January 2019, at 12.00.

 

To book a visit for the period through 31 March, 2019  online registration is required. You can register here

Booking from the period 31 March- 30 May starts on Tuesday, January 22 at 12.00
 

A Robot in the Park

Design-Implementation: Stem Education

Our first steps in the world of educational robotics!

We program the bee-bot robot, thus we learn to use algorithms and to work together to solve real-life problems. Using the specially designed for the SNFCC map, we develop our orientation skills, finding the shortest route and avoiding obstacles so as to reach our destination. With the bee-bot robot we will explore the Stavros Niarchos Park and then, we will be able to search for the real "treasure"!

 

Architects: Starting from scratch!

Design-Implementation:   Christina Tsinisizeli, Artist

Renzo Piano's designs for the SNFCC get mixed up, creating a new puzzle.

When the art of architecture becomes child’s play, young students discover the role of anidea, the different sizes, the importance of orientation, and the concept of form in architecture, playing and engaging with art in the light of Renzo Piano's designs for the SNFCC.

 

Getting to know how my body moves

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.

 

To book a visit for the period through 31 March, 2019 online registration is required. You can register here

 

The sun is energy!

Design-Implementation: Stem Education

An educational program engaging participants with the laws of mathematics and physics related to the operation of a machine.

Using ordinary materials, children build a model powered by solar energy, decorating it as they please

 

Architects; Starting from scratch! 

Design-Implementation: Christina Tsinisizeli

Renzo Piano's designs for the SNFCC are mixed up, creating a new puzzle.

When the art of architecture becomes child’s play, young students discover the role of "idea", the different sizes, the importance of orientation, and the concept of form in architecture, playing and engaging with art in the light of Renzo Piano's designs for the SNFCC.

 

SNFCC and 19 more letters!

Design-Implementation: Kalliopi Koutroumpi, museologist-museum educator

How many letters does the SNFCC have?

With Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center’s acronym as a starting point, children will discover SNFCC having the alphabet as their guide Through tactile observation and collaboration games, the students are guided through the SNFCC premises areasked to track down and collect words related to elements that’s made them an impression; in fact they become the SNFCC’s “letter-collectors” and collectively produce and compose their own SNFCC alphabet.

 

Getting to know how my body moves

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.

 

To book a visit for the period through 31 March, 2019 online registration is required. You can register here

 

A Fanzine for the SNFCC

Design-Implementation: Very Young Contemporary Art

The aim of the project is to familiarize students with the SNFCC encouraging them to foster a personal relationship with its space, its landscape and its functions, through the development of their own magazine (fanzine).

After a brief introduction to fanzines and the most popular Greek and foreign editions, students, divided into groups, will be responsible for its editorship, photography direction, and illustration, and will become the protagonists of the fanzine.

The teams will tour the SNFCC, and create imaginary news or humorous narratives inspired by it. The fanzine has been designed and curated by visual artist and professor at the University of Thessaly, Alexandros Psychoulis.

 

Nature’s Power

Design-Implementation: Kalliopi Koutroumpi, museologist-museum educator

What is a Green Building and why do we say that SNFCC feeds on nature? Through research games, mathematical riddles, experiments and role-playing, children discover the innovation and basic function of the Energy Canopy, the Green roofs and the sprinkling tanks, as well as their role in SNFCC’s daily operation.

 

Sports Walks: Enhancing our agility

The program Sport Paths for Agility 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.

 

To book a visit for the period through 31 March, 2019 online registration is required. You can register here
 

At the threshold of Architecture

Design-Implementation: Christina Tsinisizeli

During this lab, junior and senior high school students have the chance to participate in a real construction model lab.

The main purpose of this lab consists of the student’s ability to familiarize with the main architectural concepts by giving form in their personal ideas regarding the model design. Through the inspiration provided by the Greek National Opera, the National Library of Greece, the canal and the Stavros Niarchos Park, students will be asked to experiment with the Architecture’s basic tools, such as building materials, design scales and the use of shapes, in order to learn how an idea could be transferred on paper (2D) or on a model (3D).

 

The climate is changing

Design: Dr. I. Koletsis, Dr. El. Galanaki, Physicists - Meteorologists, Research associates of the National Observatory of Athens.

In view of the weather station of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), students explore the human influence on the climate both globally and locally, having as a tool the experiment and the observation through VR glasses. Students also explore how the use of renewable energy sources has been evolved. This educational program aims to teach students the principles of bioclimatic design and how they find application both in the design and in the day-to-day operation of the SNFCC.

 

The world of energy and movement

Design-Implementation: STEM education

Why are the water, the sun, and the wind considered sources of energy? How can the orders for a machine's movement be given? Why do the Sun and the Moon move in the sky? Why do winds blow and how do rivers flow?

Nature, natural environment, machines, movement, solar energy, conversion of energy's form, means of mechanical energy's transmission, automations.

Students are called to approach the above, creating their own mechanical constructions, simulating real machines.