Photos: Local students learn about Greek mythology

04/16/2012 6:00 PM |

A group of local children between the ages of 8 and 10 learned about Greek mythology during spring break last week thanks to a program at East End Community School of the Arts.

Instructor Tara Toolan of East Marion taught students tales of Greek myth plays by having them read aloud together. The students even created the scenery, constructed masks and wardrobe for the plays.

On Friday they performed “Echo and Narcissus” and “Pandora’s Box” for family members.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTOS | Racho Abad, 8, of Riverhead works on her mask Echo.

Sabino Pablo, 10, of Riverhead works on his mask 'Hecate' (left) and Jesus Vergara, 9, of Riverhead mask Epimetheus. Instructor Tara Toolan is in the background helping Spencer Moyle, 10, of Westhampton Beach.

Kevin Troyan, 9, of Riverhead works on his mask Hera.

Spencer Moyle, 10, of Westhampton Beach works on his mask Demeter.

David Bassemir, 10, of Aquebogue works on his mask Narcissus.

Students performing a reading of "Echo and Narcissus."

Rachel Abad's mask of Echo and David Bassemir's mask of Narcissus.

David Bassemir, 10, of Aquebogue reading the introduction with students performing a reading of "Pandora's Box."