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05.10.2016 / Announcements

PRESS RELEASE FOR THE WORKSHOP COME ALONG! I DRAW MUSICAL NOTES!

A music and visual art workshop by the Onassis Foundation for children with moderate intellectual disability and their parents.

For a second year, the Onassis Foundation gives the opportunity to children with moderate intellectual disability and their parents to experiment with sounds and colour through specially designed team play activities in the context of the programme ‘Come along! I Draw Musical Notes!’. The workshops will take place at the Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, in two cycles (Cycle A: November to December 2016, & Cycle B: February to March 2017). 

Guided by specialized educators, children develop their language, sensory, and fine motor skills, and develop their self-organization in a safe educational environment.

The workshop’s main aim is to encourage children to express themselves through music and visual arts, and to become team players. Through this workshop, parents and children come into contact 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 depict in paper notions related to music, such as rhythm, volume, pitch, and melody. Such activities reinforce their fine motor skills, their sense of time and space, their self-esteem, and imagination.

Children benefit greatly through works they create as individuals or as part of a team. Guided by our educators, they learn to express themselves and work together with other children. Furthermore, parents discover new creative ways to communicate with their children through music and visual arts.

Team Leaders
Christina Panagiotakou – musicologist and music therapist
Eleni Palle - art therapist

Team
Workshops will be realized by a team of specialized practitioners.
 
Programme for the Workshop ‘Come Along! I Draw Musical Notes!’

Cycle A: November – December 2016
On Wednesday: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 November, and 7 December 2016
Children aged 5 to 7: 16:00-18:00
Children aged 8 to11: 18:00-20:00

Cycle B: February – March 2017
On Saturday: 11, 18, 25 February, and 4, 11, 18 March 2017
Children aged 5 to 7: 10:00-12:00
Children aged 8 to 11: 12:00-14:00

Requirements
1.The workshop is for children whose intellectual abilities are not lower to what is considered as 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.

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

Information – Reservations
Telephone: 210 3713000
E-mail: education@onassis.org  
Workshops are FREE. Participation will be decided on a first come first served basis.


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