What is an electronic textile?

How can we combine the art of weaving with electronic components?

At the “E-textiles at the Museum!” creative workshop, children aged 8 to 14 have the opportunity to create works with “smart” textiles and develop new skills through play. The workshop has been designed by the Decode Fab Lab, the SYN Fab Lab and the León Fab Lab and it will take place at the B&E Goulandris Foundation on Saturday April 16, at 10:30 and at 15:00.

Following a quick introduction to electronics and the new “smart” materials, as well as the method of design and lasercutting that was used to produce the textiles, children will make their own e-textile. Under the guidance of Olivia Kotsifa and Nuria Robles – who designed the programme – and the experienced personnel of the Museum’s Education Department, children will have the opportunity to develop social and cognitive skills by learning through play.

The “E-textiles at the Museum!” workshop is addressed to girls and boys and it is part of the Decode Fab Lab, the SYN Fab Lab and the León Fab Lab’s collaboration with the EU regarding the empowerment of women in the sustainable fashion industry.

For children aged 8-14, in Greek and English

Saturday April 16 | 10:30-13:00 & 15:00-17:30

Design: Decode Fab Lab (Athens), SYN Fab Lab (Athens - mobile), León Fab Lab (Spain)

Implementation: Olivia Kotsifa, Nuria Robles

Number of participants: up to 12 children per group

Duration: 150’

Venue: Children’s Workshop

Cost of participation: Free of charge. Advance bookings are necessary.

To participate in the workshop, children have to show a vaccination or a recovery certificate, or the negative result of a self-test taken at least 24 hours before. The use of a non-medical mask is required throughout the workshop.

* The cost of participation concerns one child only.

** Children taking part in the workshops are advised to be at the Museum 15’ before the scheduled start time.

*** Parents cannot stay with their children during the workshops. They are welcome to stay in the Museum until the end of the workshop and enjoy a drink/snack at the Café-Restaurant or visit the exhibition areas (please keep in mind that neither is included in the cost of participation).

Health & safety measures against Covid-19

The B&E Goulandris Foundation takes a series of measures to safeguard the health and safety of its visitors and ensure that those who participate in the educational programmes have a pleasant experience.

  • The use of non-medical masks is required in all Museum areas and throughout the educational programme.
  • We advise all children to wash their hands before entering the workshop area and make use of the sanitiser, available at the Museum.

We would like to inform you that the Museum is operating on an open loop air conditioning system and that the building is cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis.

Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation, Athens
13 Eratosthenous str., Athens 116 35, Greece. Τ. +30 210 72 52 895, F. +30 210 72 35 467, E. visit@goulandris.gr

Children’s Workshop

16/04/2022 | 10.30-13.00 & 15.00-17.30