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 features 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, cre-ate 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?

In this workshop, we will focus on contrasts. How can a hero be big and small at the same time? How does hardness include softness and vice versa? How can cold give birth to hot? And how can winter live in the heart of spring? Drawing inspiration from the stories of Oscar Wilde, we will try to grasp, combine and imprint on sculptures the conflicting forces that exist and give breath to every hero.

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 narra-tive, a sculptural construction.
Design-Implementation: Vasilis Gerodimos, Visual Artist
Creative Support: Artemis Manou, Theater Pedagogist – Philologist


For children aged 7-10
Up to 20 participants
Free participation by online pre-registration

Participants will receive a list of recommended materials.

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