Online Art Workshop "Musical Instruments from recycled materials" (for Kindergarten and the 1st and 2nd grades of Elementary School)
Monday, 1 November, time: 9.30-11.00
For the first time, the Museum ‘travelled’ to the most remote primary schools of the regions of Aitoloakarnania, Rodopi, Messinia and Komotini, to make musical instruments, together with the young students, from recycled materials, in an effort to convey the atmosphere of its exhibits and Collections. After a short digital tour of selected points and exhibits of the museum, they learned about recycling and started to create ...
What did we create?
The children learned about the “trash art” movement that uses apparently “useless” materials, Converting them into modern works of art, and after that, under the guidance of artists from the Mart, they successfully created 3 different musical instruments: a “rainmaker”, drums and castanets!
'Useless' materials, such as cups, boxes, paper rolls, newspapers and other materials included in the Kit Box (scissors, markers, balloons, glue, bells, eco-cardboard, colourful beads, etc.), which the Museum sent for free to each school , were artfully combines to create a “rainmaker”, with a paper roll, beads and ribbons, whose sound is reminiscent of the rain as well as the static heard on the telephone lines long ago...
After that they converted simple boxes and cups into colourful drums, using newspapers, balloons, while they used straws to make drumsticks and keep the rhythm on their drums!
The last things made by the children were the castanets (a wooden instrument from Spain), out of caps, cardboard and ribbons! They used them to make the sound of the electric telegraph, which is one of the main exhibits of the Museum’s permanent exhibition.
See the photographs sent by the school of Thermos (Aitoloakarnania prefecture).
Find out more about the other programmes at the Museum here