Organize a school visit with your students at the Hypnos Project exhibition, which prides itself of historical masterpieces of Greek art on the topic of romantic sleep in the nineteenth century, by such artists as Georgios Iakovidis, Théodore Ralli, Yannoulis Chalepas, Nikolaos Gyzis, Konstantinos Parthenis, Nikiforos Lytras, and Yiannis Moralis. The students will also be exposed to new works by contemporary Greek artists, and to archival material and transcribed examples from local and popular culture in an attempt to not only mutually interact but also transform each other.
The educational programmes of the Hypnos Project for schools take as their starting point the Main Exhibition at the Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens. At first, the students and their teachers will take a tour through the exhibition. Inspired by selected works, they will then make their own portrait, or compose music stories, interpreting their dreams. There will be a variety of activities, depending on the age and needs of students.
Visits at the Main Exhibition of Hypnos Project (for larger groups of students: 4th, 5th and 6th Grade of Primary School, as well as Gymnasium and Lyceum students)
Monday-Friday from 19 April until 15 June (the time can be decided by schools) | 2 € per student
Explore freely the Hypnos Project Exhibition, which consists of historical masterpieces of Greek art, new works by contemporary Greek artists, and archival material.
Educational programmes with digital means – image – sound – word play! (for smaller groups of students: 25 students maximum)
Monday-Friday from 19 April until 15 June | 10:00-12:00 | 3 € per student
- Sound Collage | Interactive tour in the exhibition and an experiential workshop for students of primary schools of the 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade.
Can we translate dreams into music?
After the exhibition tour and discussion, students are called to describe a dream they had, conducting interviews in pairs, which they record. Then they reproduce the sounds of their dreams and collectively compose a piece of music. They process their narration and repetitions of sounds (loops) on computers, adding melodies and rhythms. Are works of art a language that can be translated into sound?
- Odd Combinations | Interactive tour and an experiential workshop for students of the Secondary school
Can we translate dreams into images?
Inspired by artworks of the exhibition, students play a game: they combine words with images of objects and landscapes, depending on their colour, form, and dimensions. Using these elements, students depict themselves through free association, making their own portraits. Through this process, a hyperrealist collage of heterogeneous elements is composed.