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“When colours Seesaw”

The Takis Foundation – KETE coordinates and implements experiential educational programs for children aged 3-6 years in order for young visitors to get in touch with the life and work of world-renowned Greek artist Takis.
Through a guided tour of the Foundation’s outdoor and indoor spaces, the children discover the place where Takis was inspired and created most of his work.

Focusing on the Aeolian sculptures – through discussion, organized play, music and creativity, children become part of the project, actively participating, interacting and understanding to the fullest the artist’s innovative kinetic sculpture.
The aim of the program is for the young visitors to get acquainted with the modern art of sculpture, with mathematical concepts, the laws of physics, the basic colors and their emotions while working together, in a team, in a very pleasant and playful way.
The educational program culminates in the Foundation’s open-air theater with the 15-meter Magnetic Wall, playing music and theatrical games. In this way, learning is acquired in an experiential way that is deeply embedded in children’s memory.
The educational program concludes with the artistic creation of each child.

Day: Tuesday
Duration: 60′
Hours: 09:30-10:30 & 11:00-12:00

Primary school


“Cycladic Iron Idols”

Who said the art of ancient Greek culture did not inspire great modern artists like Takis!

What was it that captivated and sparked the imagination of the creator of the unique Cycladic figurines and presents us with his own “Idols” and “Flower Idols”?

When we ask children, what sculpture is, the first thing that comes to mind is the marble sculptures – statues as they say – of the ancient Greek culture. They imagine the dusty workshop and the sculptor standing in front of a shapeless mass of stone carving with his improvised tools the white hard surface.

But what are the tools of the modern Takis sculptor? And what are the materials ?

Are they similar to those of the Early Bronze Age or are they different?

How does he manage to combine the harmony and austerity of antiquity with the abstract sculpture of the 20th century? And the antennas? What is their purpose?

The schoolchildren will tour a special contemporary art museum space that once housed Takis’ home and studio. They visit the specially modified museum space – the Takis Studio – and observe the creator’s “Idols” and “Flower Idols”, compare them with those of the Cycladic Culture, get to know the artist’s tools, as well as the special industrial materials and play role-playing games and movement based on the sculptural geometric forms of the idols.

Having gained important information and knowledge about the life and artistic work of the genius artist Takis, the children are then challenged to solve riddles, puzzles and express themselves creatively in printed material that will be offered to them.

Daily
Duration: 90′
Times:
a) 09:30-11:00
b) 11:30-13:00
Participation fee: €5


“The Garden with the Signals”

1st Grade – 4th Grade

The Takis Foundation coordinates and implements experiential educational programs for the 1st – 4th grades of primary school students, in order for young visitors to get in touch with the life and work of the world renowned Greek artist Takis.
Through a guided tour of the Foundation’s outdoor and indoor spaces, the children discover the place where Takis was inspired and created most of his work.

The scope of action and observation are the gardens with the Signals, which are sometimes static, sometimes kinetic, sometimes bright and magnetic. Students are encouraged from the start to cultivate the so-called “visual literacy”, that is, all of the abilities acquired with eyesight and other senses, so they can evolve verbally and aesthetically.
Thereafter, the children understand the ingenious way in which the artist applies the sciences in his sculpture and how their successful connection turns into unique works of art.
At the same time, there is a reference to the ecological nature of projects promoting a sustainable society. Mathematics, physics, magnetic fields, are in harmony with art, sculpture, dance and music and give us works of art of invaluable visual value.
Shortly before the end, students visit the Foundation’s open-air theater and the 15-meter-long Magnetic Wall where they interact with the magnetic surroundings of Takis through movement and music.
The educational program concludes with the artistic creation of each child.

Days: Thursday & Friday
Duration: 70′
Hours: 09:30-10:40


“The Art of Science”

5th Grade – 6th Grade Primary School

The Takis Foundation coordinates and implements experiential educational programs for the 5th – 6th grades of primary school students, in order for young visitors to get in touch with the life and work of the world renowned Greek artist Takis.
Through a guided tour of the Foundation’s outdoor and indoor spaces, the children discover the place where Takis was inspired and created most of his work.

This program, based on the Physics and Geography curriculum of the last grades of Primary School, focuses on the application of the sciences to Takis’ kinetic sculpture and how this “partnership” creates monumental works of art, of both cultural as well as environmental interest.
The goal of the program is for students to discover all kinds of energies; wind, dynamics, solar, magnetic and electromagnetic, but also to understand how oscillation and the natural law of gravity can be transformed into pioneering sculptures of a viable society, for which Takis stood out and is rightly regarded as one of the most important contemporary artists of the 20th century, known all over the world.
The program continues at the Foundation’s open theater, where Takis held theatrical and musical plays, interacting playfully with the artist’s 15-meter-long Magnetic Wall.
The educational program concludes with the artistic creation of each child.

Days: Thursday & Friday
Duration: 70′
Time: 11:00-12:10

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