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.


Having met heroes with great virtues as well as heroes full of contradictions, anonymous heroes, heroes who explore, real people or ones who only exist in our imagination, we would like to dedicate the final session of this workshop series to the person – the hero – closest to each one of us, the most familiar and often, at the same time, the most obscure: the self. Is the protagonist of our life, our self, the face that – in contrast to all others – we only see in the mirror, a hero? If we were asked to describe him or her, what features would we give them? What is it that makes up the self? And how can these features come to life in the form in a sculpture? Could our photographs, our favorite objects, the things we enjoy doing, all we have achieved or all that we are afraid of, serve as the “base” upon which to build our personal sculptures?

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. 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


Sunday 06/06


Mediterranean Garden

For children aged 7-10 years old

Up to 22 participants

Free attendance through online pre-registration

Children should always be accompanied by parents or adult chaperones, who should stay outside the activity area for as long as the activity lasts.

Participant safety information:

  • The use of a non-medical face mask is mandatory for participants with the exception of people with respiratory problems for whom the mask is not indicated for reasons proven by medical records.
  • Participants are advised to use hand sanitizer, and maintain safety distances in accordance with guidelines and signage.
  • Single-use Personal Safety Equipment (gloves, masks, etc.) must be discarded immediately after use in the yellow bins provided.
  • The shared use of objects (pencils, pens, papers, books, etc.) should be avoided.
  • Participants are also advised to bring mosquito-repellent.

The use of face mask and social distancing measures are mandatory in indoor and outdoor areas of the SNFCC, in accordance with Hellenic National Public Health Organization regulations.

Due to public health measures, there may be changes regarding either the staging of the event, or the maximum number of participants.


The themed events programming Faces of the Hero is realized thanks to the exclusive grant by Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

Mediterranean Garden