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KIDS WORKSHOP

10:00am - 12:00pm

Total Duration: 2 hours

Location: Hellenic Museum

280 William Street, Melbourne

FISHY FRESCOES

Let’s go fishing on Ancient Minoan Crete these school holidays! Come along to the Hellenic Museum and create your own Minoan fish fresco Using real fish!

The Minoans lived on the island of Crete in the Middle Bronze age (c.2000 -1500 BCE). Legend has it that the first settlers were led to Crete by dolphins! It's no wonder that the sea and all its wonders featured so heavily in their art. In this 2.5 hour workshop, kids will have the opportunity to learn about Minoan fresco paintings by creating one themselves! 

The Minoan civilization is named after its first ruler, the legendary King Minos. It is thought that he got rid of pirates in the Mediterranean with his navy so that they would not attack trading ships. The Minoans traded by sea with Mycenae, Mediterranean islands like Cyprus, Syria, Anatolia and even with Spain! 

The Minoan civilisation depicted its maritime lifestyle in frescoes which adorned the ancient palaces on the Minoan Islands. How will you decorate yours?