Creating my heroes
Stories of heroes and myths have been at the heart of humanity from the beginning of recorded history. The heroes we choose, through the qualities that characterize them (courage, kindness, honor, justice, tenacity, bravery, etc.) define, to a great extent, our own ideals. Drawing inspiration from fairytales, poetry and prose, we will attempt to find, create and convey, through sculpture, our own fantastic Heroes.
Which hero is hiding behind the words? What would happen if I added a hero into a story that didn’t have one?
Man’s need to understand the world and himself has always driven him to observe, think and move. Thus, the hero who is always on the move appears throughout the history of mankind. And it is that perpetual motion, the human need to travel and roam, that we will explore in April. Taking our cues from poetry and guided by the great poets, we will travel around the world. Across land, air and sea, on a bicycle or a boat, like kites or like the sea, as the verses suggest – while we read them, or listen to them in the lyrics of a song – we will follow the journey, the adventure, change, life. And through our travels we will look for ways to create a sculptural interpretation of the eternal movement of man, which is, ultimately, life itself.
Based on these models and using different media each time, we will attempt to convey our own heroic figures and forms in sculpture. We will follow techniques such as carving into malleable solid materials, collage and assemblage, etc., and, through this creative process, we will express our personal viewpoint on how we interpret and imagine the words taking form and the forms taking shape to create a new, three-dimensional narrative, a sculptural construction.
Design-Implementation: Vasilis Gerodimos, Visual Artist
Creative Support: Artemis Manou, Theater Pedagogist – Philologist
For children aged 7-10 years old
Up to 20 participants
Free participation through online pre-registration
Pre-registration starts on Monday 05/04 at 12.00
Participants will receive a list of recommended materials in advance of the workshop.
The themed events programming Faces of the Hero is realized thanks to the exclusive grant by Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).
Due to public health measures, there may be changes regarding either the staging of the event, or the maximum number of participants.