Αρχείο για την κατηγορία 'ART THE LIGHT OF LIFE AND CULTURE'

Cultural heritage through e Twinning 

multi-cultural international educational Community.

Shadows and images, colours and sounds, from the past times, all reflections that become bridges to meet present times. Is the essence we keep to testify our roots.

Cultural heritage is the touch of our souls, the things from the past that made us proud, enriched with the power of time. The  persons lived, feel and share their ‘prints” through items, buildings, images, shapes, sounds, creations, wishes, words, traditions, education, all kept and transmitted through the terrestrial  living.

I invited my pupils to explore and present their creations through our collaboration with Teachers and pupils with Schools around the world. The educational projects opened the gate!

European Year of Cultural Heritage – 2018

Creative Cultural Heritage 2018

On the topic Cultural Heritage – 2018 I exchanged creative activities realized in the framework of educational eTwinning projects. https://view.genial.ly/5a7c791bee2f52361d139b24/creative-cultural-heritage-2018

Many thanks to Mrs. Irene Pateraki and the «Creative Classroom» eTwinning group for the great experience! Thanks to Mrs. Angeliki Kougiourouki for the presentation!


Touch the numbers and open the links for more information.

Summer wishes in the «Creative Classroom» eTwinning group activities. We accepted the invitation of Mrs. Irene Pateraki and cooperated:







4th primary School of Zografou, Athens, Greece/ Congratulations to all the pupils that followed me in this adventure!


You are invited to explore my padlet collection.

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The eTwinning project: «Cultivating life skills through Land Art» gave us the opportunity to share Environmental tresures and cooperate for Nature!


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eTwinning project: «Magical Christmas»


A wonderful travel and the spirit of Christmas shared  through the twin space pages!


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The eTwinning project: «Street Art Magazine» helped us to learn more about contemporary life in different countries.  Art united us all!!!



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We share messages all around the world!

We also participated with my pupils in the activities of the eTwinning group: ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN EDUCATION and shared the video created in the classroom with Christmas carols for the eTwinning project: «Magical Christmas».

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Participats in the e Twinning Teachers Community are sharing recipes, thanks to the activity of the «Entrepreneurship in Education: eTwinning group by Kornélia Lohyňová.




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*The creations of the great Art masters inspire the pupils


During the School year 2017-2018 I had a great cooperation among eTwinning Schools. Thanks to the educational eTwinning project «Magical Christmas» we exchanged images, customs, material, music and messages. We made new friends and we made visible the way that we can share «Cultural Heritage» through education.

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We shared results through open to public presentations in the 4th primary School of Zografou, Athens, Greece.


eTwinning project : «The Art of Printmaking as a Pedagogical tool».

An invitation  by Theodora Chandrinou to all pupils project partners and a creative result that we share!!!

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In the eTwinning project:

«My city as a worth seeing place» we enjoyed the collaboration and shared results!


See more in twin space:


Project dissemination – results:



Thanks to Maria Giovana Battaglia, we shared sky photos. We are all under the same sky!!!


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Thank you very much!





Η ψυχοθεραπευτική προσέγγιση της Εικαστικής Αγωγής στην εκπαιδευτική διαδικασία

Τα οφέλη είναι ορατά στην ψυχική, πνευματική, συναισθηματική και σωματική υγεία των παιδιών. Η Τέχνη είναι ένας από τους πολλούς τρόπους αυτοέκφρασης και ενθάρρυνσης προς ενδοσκόπηση. Κρυμμένες μνήμες των παιδιών μπορεί να ανακληθούν, ενώ μέσα από τη ματιά του ειδικού επιιστήμονα, να αποκαλυφθούν πολλά προσωπικά δεδομένα. Με λεκτικές και μη λεκτικές μορφές έκφρασης , μέσα από ζωγραφιές, ποιήματα, δραματοποίηση – θετρικό παιχνίδι κ.ά. το ίδιο το παιδί αποκαλύπτει και ανακαλύπτει τον εαυτό του, ελευθερώνεται. Η δημιουργική απασχόληση του παιδιού με τα Εικαστικά όταν συνδεθεί με την Συναισθηματική Αγωγή προσφέρει τα μέγιστα:
 Δίνει διέξοδο σε συμπλεγματικές καταστάσεις που προκαλούν αίσθημα ενοχής, ντροπής κ.λ.π.
 Το βοηθά να προσδιορίσει την ταυτότητά του μέσα από τη συναναστροφή και τη σχέση του με τους άλλους.
 Αποκαλύπτοντας κι αναγνωρίζοντας τα συναισθήματά του μαθαίνει να τα χειρίζεται. Παρορμήσεις και αρνητικά συναισθήματα ανιχνεύονται καλλιεργώντας το έδαφος για την οριοθέτηση και τον έλεγχό τους.
 Η κάθαρση συνδέται με αυτή τη διαδικασία. Άλλωστε, όταν κρυμμένα συναισθήματα έρθουν στην επιφάνεια αποκτούν οντότητα, όνομα και όρια γι’ αυτό απομυθοποιούνται και δεν προκαλούν σύγχιση και ταραχή.
 Στοιχεία του χαρακτήρα του αναδεικνύονται, εντοπίζεται η μοναδικότητα και τονώνεται η αυτοπεποίθηση.
 Το παιδί βρίσκει τρόπους να αντιμετωπίσει νέες άγνωστες ψυχολογικές καταστάσεις, να τις κάνει διαχειρίσιμες και λειτουργικές προς όφελός του.
 Η ομαδοσυνεργατική μέθοδος διδασκαλίας θα οφελήσει περισσότερο μέσα από τον διάλογο και τη ερμηνεία των έργων στην ομάδα.
 Καλλιεργείται η ενσυναίσθηση-empathy, πολύ περισσότερο όταν γίνει διάχυση των ατομικών εργασιών στον κύκλο της ομάδας.
 Προετοιμάζεται το έδαφος ώστε ο νέος άνθρωπος να αποδεχθεί τον εαυτό του, να μάθει να μοιράζεται, να ενταχθεί στην ομάδα και κατ’ επέκταση να κονωνικοποιηθεί.

Με όχημα την Εικαστική Αγωγή η πρόληψη βλαπτικών συμπεριφορών είναι δυνατή κι έχει μόνιμο χαρακτήρα.

Αθήνα– 22 Μαϊου 2012.
Θεοδώρα Χανδρινού

Children Develop Life Skills through Art Activities

Art may seem like fun and games but the child is actually learning a lot through exploring the arts and doing art activities.

Children gain useful life skills through art.

Why is art important? This is a question many parents ask themselves when they are enrolling their child in school. “Arts education does solve problems. Years of research show that it is closely linked to almost everything that we as a nation say we want for our children and demand from our schools: academic achievement, social and emotional development, civic engagement, and equitable opportunity” (Smith).

It is a proven fact that children involved in art make higher grades than children that are not involved. Exposure to the arts provides many important advantages because it affects the growth and progress of children and benefits children in many learning environments.
Art is important to children in their developmental years because they are able to express themselves.
It also improves their learning process.
Art makes children look forward to learning. Schools that have art programs usually have higher attendance. That is because students get excited about that art class and want to go to school and participate instead of their parents making them go to school.
If there was no art in school, there would be more children dropping out and getting themselves in trouble.
Why is Education of the Arts so Important in High School?
Art is very important in all of our lives because it enhances our understanding to problem solve, boosts our creative thinking and heightens self-expression. It is also considered a form of entertainment, not only for ourselves but for communication with others as well.
Athens, 22 of May 2012,
Theodora Chandrinou

eTwinning project: «Art the light of life and culture»,

About the project

This project is for young students between eight to twelve years old.  After the project completion we are going to present our feedback activities. Its aim is to help students   meet different cultures, to make friends, to learn more about art and to realize how same and different people and countries are. Also to cultivate the students’  life skills and their aesthetic criterion.


This project may create to the students the interest for different cultures. Moreover the students will find the joy of art through important monuments and acquire knowledge of their history. At last they will meet new friends from other countries and share knowledge.

Work process

This project is expected to be completed in the curricula. We will be in touch at least once a month. Students will find information, read, draw, play and write about a monument of their country. We are going to use different ICT tools , also. The methodology will be students-centered and group cooperative learning.

Expected results

Students will show their works to their schools so as to provide the love in art to the other students also. The exhibitions will be open to public.

We are going to use twin space platform and different ICT tools.

Feedback activities will help students to fulfill their knowledge.

Pedagogical Innovation and Creativity

The most important factor is the embedding of Fine Arts lesson in the Primary education, in the curricula.

The students have engaged in active learning throughout the project.  We use group work cooperative learning system, ICT materials, project method and learning to learn. Presentations and experiential workshops, as seen in our Fine Arts practice are included.

Main goals for the participating members to be succeeded:

•    Help children acquire knowledge about History, Geography, and Art Culture as a source of life and civilization and to love foreign languages.

•    Increase the children’s interest and appreciation about Visual- Fine Arts, and Architecture, through the History of Art teaching.

•    Cultivate the Aesthetic criterion and the aesthetic values of the pupils as well and  also their observation and inspiration.

•    Increase the interpersonal and intrapersonal children’s relations.

•    Offer ways of creative expression through Visual – Fine Arts.

•    Help all members become able to communicate and make new friends.

•    Learn more about art and other cultures, to realize that people and countries have both similarities and differences.

•    Cultivate life skills through experiential learning and collaboration.

•    Make use of Interaction on the educational practices. A highlighted point is the knowledge exchanging,  in the educational community and  the results sharing in public.

•    Make the children understand and feel that they can share and exchange knowledge as they are part of a creative School society.

•    Improve the children’s’ Emotional Intelligence.

•    Promote the positive approach and the correct use of technology, computer programs and internet.

Use of Technology Contact among school partners

We are going to have many times in the week contact via internet with the Teachers partners for preparing, planning and evaluating the project steps.  The students will share materials at least once a month. The use of different ICT tools such as:  search engines, internet and different computer programs (painting – power point, word – PDF, audio-MP3, padlet, Google Earth and others) will help sharing and exchanging the materials among the students and teachers  project members.

Other ICT tools that we are going to use for our best contact are: Blogs, uploads on the twin space platform and the use of forum & mail. Also, we are going to have skype contact.  The teachers personal e-mails will be active and of course the  classic post for sending- exchanging the works-creations  and  messages of  collaboration among the children. Telephone contacts between the Art Teachers  in Spanish language will be important and necessary for the fulfillment of the project.


We are going to use Greek, Spanish and English languages. All students and Teachers will have the opportunity to improve their English thanks to the project collaboration. Telephone contacts between the Art Teachers Theodora Chandrinou  and Esperanza Caro in Spanish language will help to  transmit the interest in foreign languages to the children.


Evaluation -project results

As a result, after all the project activities and practices applied, we  wish also to share our evaluation concerning the:

 Curricular integration

In the project we applied the cross-curricular approach principles. Through Art the students explore the world of Greek and Spanish history. Students exchanged through twin space platform their works and they used ICT tools and classic mail post for a better communication.

•    Prior to the activities, the whole class was formed in small working groups.

•    The pupils exchanged materials and informations   about the monuments, Greek and Spanish ones that were going to be presented.

•    We used Power Point presentations and Internet exploring, also photos printed. After, they were talking about what impressed them the most.

•    The children made research for additional information on the monuments presented and homework was advised.

•    The project broadened pupils’ knowledge in history of art and on cultivating their Aesthetic skills.

•    After searching the web for pictures and informations about various monuments, both in English, in Greek and Spanish  languages, the students presented their works to the whole class and after to their partners through the twin space pages.

•    Interaction and contact with the Spanish pupils was priority.

•    After watching the exchanged presentations prepared by the Spanish and Greek students we talked about what impressed the pupils the most.

•     They compared the foreign monuments attempting to find similarities and differences in the mentality of the two nations through Art in the centuries.

•     Also we studied the geography and history from antiquity to modern times and we used among other tools Google Earth for that.

•    Pupils from Greece and Spain were creative in all stages.

•    They created sculptures, paintings and collage, group working and as individuals.

•    All the participating Teachers assumed the role of the facilitator trying to inspire and motivate children, guiding and helping on the process from the beginning to the end.

Congratulations to all the pupils that participated in this project and worked hard! Special thanks to the project partners – founders Ioanna Bekri from Greece and Marta Espejo from Spain. Theodora Chandrinou and Esperanza Caro became the key partners of the project and all together we present the results.

Σας καλούμε να επισκεφτείτε τις σελίδες του προγράμματος στην πλατφόρμα twin space:

We invite you to visit the project twin space pages created

Συγχαρητήρια σε όλους!

Congratulations to all members!



13th Primary School of Ilion, Athens – Greece, 2014 -2015.


Οι μαθητές του Σχολείου μας, 13 δημ. Σχ. Ιλίου Αττικής, το 2014-2015, με την  επικεφαλής του προγράμματος στην Ελλάδα  κ. Ιωάννα Μπεκρή -Δασκάλα Δ΄ τάξης, σε συνεργασία με την κ. Θεοδώρα Χανδρινού – Καθηγ. Εικαστικών  ενώ είχαμε συνεργασία και με την κ. Μαρία Γκουγκούτση – Καθηγ. Αγγλικών, εργάστηκαν με αγάπη μαζί  με τους μαθητές και τους Εκπαιδευτικούς τους από την Ισπανία σε αυτό το πρόγραμμα. Η επικεφαλής του προγράμματος στην Ισπανία  Sra. Marta Espejo-Prof. English lesson, σε συνεργασία με την Sra. Esperanza Caro Perdigón-Prof. of Visual Arts, και την Sra. Ana Maria Garvia de Nuevo, Sra. Nuria Gonzalo Vegas, άφησαν τις καλύτερες αναμνήσεις στους μαθητές και τους συναδέλφους.

Παρουσιάζουμε προς ανατροφοδότηση, ένα ελάχιστο δείγμα από το υλικό που δημιουργήθηκε,  για το λόγο αυτό αξιοποιήθηκε η πλατφόρμα twin space και σας καλούμε να  επισκεφθείτε τις σελίδες μας (pages):




Συμμετοχή στην Έκθεση: «Τα παιδία παίζει» με το έργο των μαθητών μας  «Παιδί και παιχνίδι στην Αρχαία Ελλάδα».


Συγχαρητήρια σε όλους!


padlet -feedback

Feedback padlet!



Για το δεύτερο Ευρωπαϊκό πρόγραμμα που υλοποιήσαμε επίσης στο 13 Δημοτικό  Σχολείο Ιλίου  το 2014-2015 με τίτλο: «Portraits and Emotions» και το οποίο διακρίθηκε μπορείτε να διαβάσετε στο σύνδεσμο:




eTwinning project: «Art the light of life and culture»,

13th Primary School of Ilion, Athens – Greece, 2014 -2015.



Enter to see more of our pupil’s creations:


We used the twin space platform for our presentations.




the nature in ancient Greek art

We also used the twin space platform for our presentations,  and you can see more about our project:


As seen in the Visual Arts lesson under our eTwinning collaboration and the supervision of Theodora Chandrinou.



ancient greek music-The first portion of the First Delphic Hymn

Source: Wikipedia

Our children can hear more in wikipedia:


We also used the twin space platform for our presentations,  and you can see more about the theme:




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