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23 June 2014

Free Workshop for Children with Visual Artist and Educator Timothy Lomas

The Onassis Cultural Center in partnership with SKEP – Association of Social responsibility for Children and Youth, and the U.S. Embassy in Athens is organizing a free workshop with visual artist and educator Timothy Lomas, from June 23-27, 2014, for children 9-14 years old. The visual arts workshop will include children with disabilities and without disabilities, working together to prepare their own exhibition.

Timothy Lomas, Co-Founder of Global Children's Art Programme, is an accomplished artist and certified art educator in New York City. His strengths include Sculpture and Painting, Photography, Graphic Design, Digital Photography and Ceramics. Beyond his formal education from Temple University Abroad (Italy), Parsons School of Design (New York), and Tyler School of Art (Philadelphia), Timothy has taught students from preschool, elementary and high school, to adults and the elderly. He has led workshops with children in Asia and Europe, and has specialized in arts education for children with disabilities. He is currently an arts educator at the IDEAL School of Manhattan, an inclusion school dedicated to creating a diverse community that affirms and accepts the full identities of all people, while inspiring a desire to build a more just and equitable world.

The five-day workshop will take place at the Onassis Cultural Center, June 23-27, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. The workshop is addressed to children with disabilities and without disabilities, ages 9-14. Timothy will work with the students using different materials to create works inspired by traditional world cultures and contemporary art.

Timothy's workshops are based on a philosophy of inclusion and the belief that children who play and create art together learn to live together. During the workshop, the children will collaborate to create works on themes they will select collectively, and prepare their own exhibition, which will be presented at the Onassis Cultural Center on the final day of the workshop, June 27. Parents, educators and friends will all be invited to attend the official opening of the exhibition.

The workshop will be conducted in English and Greek, with the help of Greek artists.

Children, parents and educators interested in the workshop, could get additional information by calling 213-017-8290 and 213-017-8002 (Education Department, Onassis Cultural Center) and/or 211-800-9876 (SKEP), or send applications to education@sgt.gr.

Applications will be accepted through Friday June 6, on a first come first served basis.

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