Discovering Art – Recycling Technology

Children compose a unique work of art, based on an art movement with elements of technology from decades past

For 3rd to 5th grade students

With this particular program we help children to appreciate visual arts in different ways and on multiple levels. We encourage them to get to know various artistic currents (Realism, Surrealism, Cubism, Expressionism, Fauvism, etc.) and to relate the modern state-of-the-art technology to the corresponding technology of the 80s and 90s.

Through the process of re-use (Up-Cycling) the children compose a unique work of art, which includes elements of technology from these past decades, based on a different art movement each time. During the workshop, the parts and electronic components resulting from the disassembly of cassette players, CD players, video players, etc. they are the basic material (Found Object) for the creation of a work of art by each student.

The announced cycle will be completed in 3 workshops and includes the theory about the corresponding artistic movement and its capture on paper for better understanding.

The program was designed and implemented by the visual artist Georgios GreeKalogerakis and is based on his postgraduate studies in Art and Technology (MA Computational Arts). The workshops are presented by him and the AgoGreece ( team, with feedback and the continuous development of the program as the main axis.