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.
Perhaps it’s easier to imagine a hero when we have heard about his life and his achievements. When we have words and phrases that help us form a picture in our minds. But what if the opposite was true? What if that hero didn’t exist? What if we could create him ourselves? Or, even better, if we could use sounds, notes, music as our inspiration to make our own hero from scratch? May’s workshops are all about setting the children’s imagination free and encouraging them to transform the intangible world of music into something solid, material, sculptural, tangible – but still free and unrestrained.
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
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.