Ateliers de la creation (Studios of Creation) GREECE
education, training & workshops

Within the space of just four months,students in Greece will take a dive deep into the world of contemporary art and create contemporary music inspired by a work of art.

Join the conversation between new music and the visual arts along with your class. In association with Athens' National Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki’s State Museum of Contemporary Art, museum educators, artists, musicians and composers, the Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens invites the students to join this interdisciplinary programme in order to gain hands-on experience of the visual and audio arts and create something of their own along with the group.

"Make the difference, go beyond the curriculum and acquaint yourself with works of contemporary art at first hand. You'll visit the museum twice and attend six sessions with your class. Afterwards, museums and galleries won’t be cold, indifferent places anymore, because you'll have learned how to approach art created in the here and now. Amazing but true!"

"Your creativity will find itself a brand new outlet, too. Get ready to create your own music on a beatbox and home-made musical instruments, to record music on your mobile phone, to explore the sounds of your body and other handy materials and surfaces, and to use open source sound editing software. And who knows, the things you learn along your musical journey could come in useful in your future career."

And because art's worth sharing, a blog will help bring the students closer to other kids of their own age who are taking part in the programme in other cities. So seize the day: show your classmates and students at other participating schools what you've done and get ready to bank in the applause.


The programme is led by the musicians: Yannis Kotsonis, Stefanos Konstantinidis, Iakovos Steinhauer and Nassos Sopylis.


The course included nine sessions in all. The sessions will be held once every two weeks and last three (3) hours each. Two of the meetings will take place at the relevant museum, six in class at your school, and the final meeting (at which the fruits of the programme will be showcased) will be staged at the OCC or the museum.

In the gaps between sessions, the course leaders consider it important that educators across the curriculum revisit and elaborate the material and concepts introduced on the course.



Selected Schools:

1. 2nd Vocational Senior High School in Nea Smyrni

2. Sivitanideios School 

The museum visits was in collaboration with the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens (EMST) and the State Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki. Together with education curators and musicians / composers the program was realized for professional high schools titled "Discovering the art of sound and image", from February until May 2018. Following 2 meetings that were held at EMST where students discussed with the education curators about an artwork of the exhibition “Theorimata”, 7 more will be realized in their schools aiming at the composition of a piece of contemporary music based on the work they worked on at EMST. In "Theorimata" the students talked with Nikos Papadopoulos  and Nikos Podias about their artworks, how they got inspired, and how did they created them. Afterwards the students were given the opportunity to draw and to experiment on paper and to discuss the results with the curators of the exhibition. 

In the State Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessalonii the students used the artwork of Michael Matiousin " Musical-Painting Installation" as inspiration in order to compose one musical track of experimental music. 

January – May 2018

Addressed to:
Vocational Senior High Schools Students

Participation cost:

Reservation and more info:
T: 213 017 8002

Application and selection procedure:
Applications should be submitted to by 31 October 2017. The responses will be sent out by 20 November 2017.


organised by:
Onassis Cultural Centre