Art Activities for Kids in Nafplio
Privately family and kid-friendly guided tour and art activities in Fougaro Artcenter
Fougaro, which literally means “smokestack” in Greek, is located in what in the 1930s was the tomato canning factory “Anthos”. Today, it is an ideal place to visit with kids in Nafplio and to have fun with art activities.
In 1997 the factory was purchased by the current owner and was declared a heritage site in 2004. Renovation works started in 2002 and the Fougaro Artcenter officially opened in October of 2012.
The complex consists of three stone buildings covering approximately 2,400 square-meters of a total of 5,500 square-meters area. The whole venue has been transformed into an interactive work of art: a café bistrot, a gallery, 2 libraries and several spaces for workshops and activities make Fougaro an ideal place for a creative escape, while in Nafplio with kids.
Options for families according to the kids’ age:
Fougaro Tour & Treasure Hunt: Take a guided tour to the complex of Fougaro; kids will find all the secret locations and will be able to reconstruct both the history of the buildings and the puzzle. Age: 10-16, duration 60’.
Escape Fougaro Library: An interactive game that activates the children’s intellectual abilities and imagination through challenge, mystery, curiosity, surprise, and the innate tendency of humans to explore and find effective ways to solve a mystery! Age: 9- 15, Duration 90’.
Ceramic & sculpture workshop: While getting in touch with the history of Argolis and ancient Greek toys, kids recreate their own version of Asini’s King and their favorite animal in sculpture. Ceramics can be fired in the pottery kiln and be taken back after 4 days. Age: 6- 12, duration 90’.
Comic & illustration: Cyclops, Ulysses, Medusa, Zeus, Hercules and many other Greek heroes can inspire us to create our own myth in a small comic book. Age: 6- 12, duration 90’.
Ancient Greek technology: More than 300 inventions of Ancient Greeks are well known today and they surprise us… By working on the designs of the ancient technologists we become pioneering technology scientists in an attempt to remake these inventions! Age: 7-15, duration 90’.
If I were a Greek vase: In this workshop, we investigate the evolution of the ancient Greek culture through the decoration of the ancient vases. With drama games, we get familiarized with both forms and patterns of the ancient Greek pottery from the Bronze age to the Classical period. Age:13 –16, Duration 1.30’.
Theatrical play: You can bring an idea or a dinosaur or a mermaid or a unicorn or a ring, a lion, a pillow, your smile, your childish worries, a fairy tale, your painting, a photo, a song, a musical instrument ,a map or your first tooth that inspires you and play a theatrical game! Age: 4-7, duration: 60’.
All the activities are animated in newly equipped spaces, by a group of dedicated pedagogues, visual artists, theatrologists, librarians, historians and philologists, and a kindergarten teacher specializing in special education.
*Please indicate the activities you are interested in the availability form. To plan your trip in Nafplio with kids, you are recommended to advise the MAMAKITA tried and tested family vacation itineraries, and check all Argolis-based MAMAKITA kid-friendly activities.