“The hero’s journey”. Workshops for children aged 8-10 years


In this workshop, we will experiment with the concepts of the hero, the destination and the obstacles, through the journey of the classic hero.

Each child will create their own personal adventure and their own personal hero to star in it. In this journey, each hero will overcome obstacles and difficulties through personal choices, while expressing their personal goals and desires. They will also attempt to solve problems, using the methods they think are best.

During the meetings, we will utilize various visual art techniques, movements, theatrical play, role development, improvisation, story building and, most importantly, our imagination and creativity, in order to illuminate different aspects of the hero, and enrich our journey.

Inspired by exhibits from the Museum’s permanent collections, but also from the periodic exhibition, titled “Antiquarianism and Philhellenism. The Thanassis and Marina Martinos Collection” we will dive into myths and stories and bring them to life through our own contemporary viewpoint, with our personal visual creations.


“Getting to know the Hero”
Sunday 25/10, 11.30-13.30

The Hero is our protagonist; the central character who is called upon to fulfill a mission, to respond to various challenges and to restore balance and order to the world.

Experiencing the hero’s journey through his eyes, we need to get to know him before his story even begins. What is his daily life like, what are his habits, what gives him joy, what scares him? What are his strengths and weaknesses? Through role-playing games and improvisation, we will identify with our hero, imagine his life and use mixed techniques to recreate his form and his universe.

“Call for adventure!”
Saturday 31/10, 11.00-13.00

A hero’s adventure begins when he is called upon to act. Such a call for action may involve an immediate threat to his way of life or to the peace of the community in which he lives. Let us find out what could cause each of us to act, make decisions and seek solutions. Where will this quest take us? And what are the differences between that world and our “normal” world? What obstacles and difficulties will our hero face there? In this workshop, we will build a model that will depict the world of adventure, as each of us imagines it.

P.S.: Children should wear comfortable, casual clothes and be prepared to get dirty, because we will definitely get dirty!

The workshops are presented in Greek, but English-speaking children may also attend.

Ticket price: 12€ / Tickets available at
Maximum capacity: 7 


Niovi Stavropoulou
Artist - Art-Therapist

Ifigeneia Theodosiou

Cover Photo Credit | Paris Tavitian © Museum of Cycladic Art

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