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Tuesday 12th November, with Little Giants

On Tuesday 12th October the children who are in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade of the 3rd Elementary School of Perama will had the chance to watch the theatrical performance “Snow White” directed by Ilias Karellas.

 

 

 

 
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Tsokas Coaches will provide the children with free transportation from their school to Trianon Theater and back. The performance is offered free of charge by Karellas children’s plays.

 
As always, a sweet surprise from La Mimada del Barrio was there for the children.

 
The children will not pay any money but in order for them to understand the importance of art and realise that watching the performance is their choice, they will be asked to give something. So the children can “pay” for the performance they enjoyed by giving a painting, a candy, a button or anything else they can think of.

 
We have asked the teachers to have a classroom discussion with the children. The children will talk about what they saw and then they will create something based on the performance and the feelings they had after watching it!

 
We would like to thank the Parents Association of the school for the organisation of this event and for its excellent cooperation.

 
Trianon Theater
Kodrigtonos 21(Patision 101 – Subway Station Victoria)
Information – Bookings 210 7777104 & 210 7777124

 

 

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November

Friday 1st November with Little Giants

On Friday 1st November the new month begins in a positive and optimistic way for Little Giants and the children of Neou Ikoniou Elementary School in Perama.

 

 

 
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The children who are in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade as well as their teachers will have the chance to watch the theatrical performance “The girl who asked for a needle, a simple needle”. The children will not pay any money but in order for them to understand the importance of art and realize that watching the performance is their choice, they will be asked to give something. So the children can “pay” for the performance they will enjoy by giving a painting, a candy, a button or anything else they can think of.

 
The performance is offered free of charge by Vafio Theater-Lakis Karalis and actress Aristea Kontrafouri.
Tsokas Coaches will provide the children with free transportation from their school to the theater and back.
A sweet surprise from La Mimada del Barrio will be waiting there for the children.

 
We have asked the teachers to have a classroom discussion with the children. The children will talk about what they saw and then they created something based on the performance and the feelings they had after watching it!

 
We would like to thank the Parents Association of the school for the organization of this event and for its excellent cooperation.

 
Vafio Theater-Lakis Karalis
Ag. Orous 16 and Konstantinoupoleos 115
(Subway Station Keramikos)

 

 

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November

Hello!

Something I was taking for granted as a child, very soon I realised that it‘s not. Things like, visiting a museum, an exhibition, a seminar, watching a Herodeion performance, knowing the smell and the sound of a classic guitar…

There are children, who don’t know all these due to financial and social conditions. And all these could make a child mentally and psychologically rich, it is the ticket to its dreams, it is education and culture.

We want to offer this to children and help them “grow” a couple of inches, to become little giants, to smile, to have fun, to travel through arts and with the right motives to open up their wings!

We are little, but we are Giants and we have come to add color and sound to children’s monotonous lives.

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November

Children playing Bach with strings made of trash

There is one favela in Paraguay, where some teenagers are involved in drugs and gangs, but other teenagers feel the need to express themselves through music in whatever way they can.

Catuera is an extremely poor village in Paraguay, where a musical instrument is perceived as great luxury. In this poor village of South America a violin, for example, worth more than an entire house.

 

Here, most of the people live by recycling trash.

Musician Favio Chaves wanted to stimulate the people in this small village using music, but since there are no musical instruments, he made some out of trash.

 

The Recycling Orchestra (Landfill Harmonic) uses musical instruments made out of trash and scrap.

The musicians say, “People gave us trash and we give back music”.

For sure, there is no money, but there is love, creativity, fantasy and a great zest for life!

 

These young people play music with instruments they made by themselves out of trash and we are just amazed by their sounds…

 

The video and the images below speak for themselves.

 

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November

Aelita Andre – 4year old Picasso painting! Watch the video

She is only 4 years old, but she has already won the favor of art critics and the global artistic community’s acceptance, with projects that it would take years for others to perfect. Inborn talent or the result of a well orderly marketing?

 

I will be honest. I have mixed feelings about this 4-year old artist, who showed her talent before she even started crawling. At the beginning, I was thrilled by the fact that such a cute girl can create such impressive paintings. Growing up in a house full of canvases, paints and brushes (you see, both her parents are artists), Aelita discover a way of expressing herself that suits her before she even say her first words.

Watching her painting in a video, one can’t help it being stunned. Devoted to each project (that is actually bigger than her), she carefully chooses the colours, smearing with red and yellow paints, she adds all kinds of objects, she keeps mixing colours and finding her own techniques, like clapping her hands or just pressing the brushes. The result is a the most innocent form of art, works of exceptional techniques with an overwhelming sense of childish enthusiasm, genuine vitality and incomparable energy, that can only catches your eye.

Jackson Pollock’s successor?

She has already been given this honorary title by the Media and by art people, while at the same time others have doubts and think of it as too much and her parents insist that all of her works have the mark of a true expressionist artist.

Those in favor find great style similarities with that of Jackson Pollock and those who are against talk about simple, childish paintings, while they think the parents have put their (artistic) hand into it. Concerning the latter, I guess, they act managers, so that they promote their child as much as possible. That means, that the little girl has already held her first exhibition in New York and she has already sold paintings for $27.000 and among others, she has won the title of “the youngest professional painter in the world”.

And this is exactly what puzzles me. When you have the ability to see your child’s inborn talent and the insight to urge her follow what she loves, then you are praiseworthy. But when you exploit the, no doubt, rare talent of your child, without asking if she really wants to go down that path, simply because she is not in the position to judge, that for me personally raises a moral issue. Perhaps I am overreacting.

Time will show, if little Aelita will develop her talent and will continue to pleasantly surprise us, or she will be included in the “ one more eccentric persona with difficult childhood” category, or she will just realise while growing up, that she has other plans for her life, not necessarily so abstract…

www.aelitaandreart.com

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She started painting at the age of nine months and she made her first painting a few months later.

She made her first appearance in the arts in 2009, when she was 1-year old, at a gallery in Melbourne. Her first exhibition in New York was held last June at the Agora gallery and was entitled “The Prodigy of Colour”.

At her second birthday BBC made a special mention of her and the popular show “60 minutes” described as “The next big thing”.

 

http://koitamama.com

 

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November

Children making art at the “white room”

This December at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art artist Yayoi Kusama created an environment, where he painted a whole room – and everything in it every chair, sofa, piano, wall- white, making a white canvas for his creation.

 

Within 2 weeks the artist gave thousands of colour-dot stickers to the youngest visitors of the museum and asked them to participate in their own way in the room’s transformation turning the room into an explosion of colour.

Within 15 minutes a child could cover an entire piano with his stickers. This art installation entitled “The Obliteration Room” is part of Kusama’s exhibition «Look Now, See Forever” and should last until March 12.

 

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November

Children making art in 10 minutes…watch the video

Children have great ideas and imagination and can make amazing things of true art.

 

And all these in 10 seconds…

But what happens, if you give them even more time, say 10 minutes, and let their imagination take them to magic places…?

Creativity cannot be inspired by time pressure, but by freedom, playfulness and fun.

This is how creativity works!

Watch the video and travel with them!