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04.01.2017 / Announcements


Reservations are now open for participating at the second cycle of the music and visual-arts workshop of the Onassis Foundation for children with moderate intellectual disability and their parents.

The Onassis Foundation invites children with moderate intellectual disability and their parents to experiment with sounds and colour through specially designed group play activities in the context of the programme ‘Come along! I Draw Musical Notes!’. This is the second consecutive year that this educational programme takes place at the Onassis Cultural Centre of the Onassis Foundation. Cycle B begins on February 2017. Reservations deadline is 8 February 2017.

Educational Programme
Children develop their language, sensory, and fine motor skills, as well as their self-organization in a safe educational environment that addresses their needs through the guidance of specialized educators.

The workshop’s main goal is to encourage children to express themselves through music and visual arts, and to work together within a team. During this workshop parents and children familiarize themselves with various musical instruments, making sounds and melodies. Musical activities are interchanged with visual-arts activities. Children get to know colours and shapes. Using a wide range of materials, they portray in paper concepts related to music such as rhythm, volume, pitch, and melody. These activities reinforce their fine motor skills, their sense of time and space, their self-esteem, and imagination.

Children benefit substantially from creating individual as well as group works. Through the guidance of their educators, they learn to express themselves and to work with other children. Moreover, parents discover new and creative ways of communication with their children through the world of music and visual arts.

Team Leaders
Christina Panagiotakou, musicologist and music therapist
Eleni Palle, art therapist

Workshops will be realized by a team of specialized practitioners.

Cycle B at the Onassis Cultural Centre (OCC)
Saturday 11, 18, 25 February | 4, 11, 18 March 2017
Children 5 to 7 years old: 10:00-12:00
Children 8 to 11 years old: 12:00-14:00

1. Workshops are intended for children whose intellectual abilities are not lower to moderate intellectual disability.
2. Each child should be accompanied by only one parent.
3. The first meeting of each cycle is solely for the parents who will accompany their children to the workshop.  
4. Participation is obligatory for all six meetings of each cycle. Telephone reservations are required. Participation will be decided on a first come first served basis.

Onassis Cultural Centre of the Onassis Foundation (107 Syngrou Avenue, Neos Kosmos, Athens)

Reservations – Information on the programme
Telephone: 210 3713000

Participation in the workshops is free. Reservations are necessary. Participation will be decided on a first come first served basis.

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