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Summer School 2024

From TransfoLAB ATH we propose a different summer full of objects and creativity. We will learn creative techniques used in different contexts and with a variety of materials. The main focus will be on the circular economy, design thinking and sustainable fabrication. Each week we will deal with different topics and techniques (making, jewellery, carpentry, textiles etc). We will learn how to find or create new materials, how to design with creative reuse and material innovation, how to reuse everyday waste into new products and designs. At the end of each week we will make an exhibition with all our creations and celebrate with a small party. We will work in a small group to be able to offer maximum care and security, led by two tutors and one assistant. The summer school will be offered both in English and in Greek depending on your preference.

Languages: English and Greek

Place: Andrea Papandreou 85-87, 15232 Chalandri

Dates: 17th of June to 05th of July 2024

Activity hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 17:00

Capacity: min 5, max 12 children

Age: 8 to 12 years

Price: 175 €/week (10% discount for siblings, and for bookings 2 weeks and above ) 

Application period: 25th of April to 16th of June 2024

Lunch is not included into the price and the parents/guardians will be responsible for sending lunch every day. We will provide two snacks as per the program of the day. VAT is included.

The registration can be done online by filling the form or by calling us on  2106811141


17 - 21.06.2024

The magnificent world of making with reuse

The first week of our summer school will be full of recovered materials and manufacturing. Each day we will treat a different type of material, with the focus on creative recycling and “upcycling”. We will talk about waste, the manufacture and use of conscious materials, sustainable joinery and manufacturing and concept of "Precious Plastics". We will learn how to design objects following a creative process and we will use different transformation techniques to be able to manufacture different products from reclaimed material. At the end of the week the participants will have several finished objects to take home.

MONDAY - Trash safari and freestyle creation
TUESDAY - work with paper
WEDNESDAY - work with plastic waste
THURSDAY - wood waste and natural paint
FRIDAY - work with metal waste

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24 - 28.06.2024

Mini crafters - making with creative reuse

With this series of activities, dedicated to the world of crafts, the participants will be able to try different techniques that have a positive environmental impact. Through practical activities we are going to learn basic concepts of the circular economy, how we can extend the life of the objects we use daily by combining traditional and new knowledge, and give value to the residue that can be used to create new things. We will work with old clothes, we will learn through sensory exercises and various materials and we will transform objects into fun designs. At the end of the week the participants will have several finished objects to take home.

MONDAY - Weaving with plastic
TUESDAY - Instruments/toys with different materials
WEDNESDAY - Make jewelry/keychains out of plastic and other waste
THURSDAY - Make designs from textile

FRIDAY -  Restoration of furniture - teamwork

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01 - 05.07.2024

Organic is fantastic - making with biomaterials

During our final week we will venture into the world of biomaterials. We will learn how to make plastics that are friendly to our planet, we will dry the peels of our fruits and vegetables to use them in our creations, we will mix eggshells with different components to make bioporcelain, we will use nature in our creations, etc. At the end of the week we will have several biomaterials to take home.

MONDAY -  Working with nature - garden safari

TUESDAY - Making and working with bio-ceramics

WEDNESDAY - Moulding with various biomaterials

THURSDAY - Weaving with natural materials

FRIDAY - Natural materials and colours - teamwork

Schedule for the day

9:00 - 9:30 - Arrival


9:30-10:00 - Circle Time type of activity

Discuss the day's agenda and make rules and expectation clear

Share something (related to the day's activities or personal stories)

Prepare for the day ahead.


10:15 - Breakfast/Snack/Play (savory or sweet snack)


11:00 - Workshop (Activity 1)

Engage in the main activity or lesson planned for the morning.


13:00 - Lunch (Tuesday picnic in the garden)


13:30 - Outdoor Activity

Monday - bug hunt

Tuesday - feed the cats and turtles

Wednesday - gardening time

Thursday - water game

Friday - lazy time


14:00 - Workshop (Activity 2)

Engage in an activity or continue from the morning's session.


15:30 - Afternoon Snack (Fruit)


15:45 - Relaxing time

Monday, Wednesday - documentaries or videos on topics related to making, nature, design thinking

Tuesday, Thursday - table games, drawing

Friday - small party


16:45 - 17:00 - End of Day-Departure

The rest of the team will be announced soon. 


Marija Angelova


Marija facilitates and  guides activities and workshops based on circular economy, creative reuse and  material innovation. She is the Community manager and focuses on bringing people together and fostering collaboration. She is also the creative force behind our social media, capturing and sharing the  events and workshops through storytelling and photography.

Marija has 10+ years experience in developing and leading activities with children. Graduate in Economy. 

Neda Tozija

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Neda is focusing on the development of educational programs for children and youth based on sustainable design, making, circular economy and inclusion. She also leads the international educational and research projects connected to circularity, making and sustainability.

Neda has 20+ years’ experience in managing products, projects, processes, and organisations. Graduate Industrial Engineer with MBA degree. 

Despina Apostolopoulou

I studied at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in the Department of Education and Early Childhood Education. I have attended several seminars on the education of children! I did an internship at a school in Kallithea and then I worked for three years in a private daycare center in Chalandri! In my spare time I like to build, travel and dance!

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