"Mentor Ex Machina! Gods and Heroes"

Οnline Weekend Workshops

Weekends in 2021 are now ... οnline! 

Starting this year, the Museum of Cycladic Art’s popular educational workshops, enjoyed by generations, will take place online! Online weekend workshops, which were organized during the Museum’s closure, will continue until the Museum reopens to the public. Families throughout Greece and Greek-speaking children from around the world are invited to participate! 

Each weekend until May, children and parents from around the world will discover the Museum through storytelling, interactive tours, art workshops, theatre, photography, and music!

The online weekend workshops are made possible with the support of Eurolife FFH, a strategic partner of the Museum of Cycladic Art. 

APRIL 2021

"Mentor Ex Machina! Gods and Heroes"
April 10th, 24th, and 25th

In this online workshop, we face a challenge and prepare for an adventure. What do we need for our journey? Is our hero ready to go out into the world? Does he have doubts? Does he need guidance? Who will guide him, and what advice will they give? Could a special object help him in his quest? Our hero will take whatever his mentor gives him to help vanquish his fears and find strength and courage. His mentor could be someone we know, someone close to us, a forest animal, a wise old man…

An online journey through the Museum helps us discover greater and lesser Gods who played patron, counsellor, or mentor in Greek mythology. We create our own mentor and everything else our hero needs for his journey using our imagination and a variety of materials, such as a newspaper, sticky tape, and dough that we prepared in advance (see recipe below).

*This workshop is also intended for Greek-speaking children around the world


- Newspaper
- Sticky tape 
- Felt pens or wet paint

For the Dough:
- 2 cups baking soda
- 2 cups corn starch
- 2 cups cold water 
Mix ingredients in a shallow pan over medium heat until they boil. Continue stirring until the mixture is homogenous and resembles mashed potatoes. Remove from heat, let cool, and refrigerate.


Niovi Stavropoulou
Art Therapist

Ifigenia Theodosiou


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