THE ANCIENT ART OF MOSAICS Workshops – Greece
June 1, 2019 - October 31, 2019
THE ANCIENT ART OF MOSAICS
Interested in doing something special during your holidays in Greece? If you are in the area around Sparta, Mystras, Mani, Monemvassia, Gythion or Kalamata here’s your chance to learn an ancient art form – MOSAICS. Attend a one-day mosaic art workshop conducted with a fluent English speaking female instructor and make your own mosaic souvenir!
Mosaics artist, Dimitra Colomvakou was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario Canada. For the last 20 years Dimitra has lived in the small village of Xirokambi, Sparta in the southern Peloponnese.
The village of Xirokambi is situated at the base of Mt.Taygetos and only 5 minutes from the workshop is the main square offering tavernas and cafes. If you are into hiking and nature walks, in another 5 minutes from the main square you can visit the breathtaking Anakolon Gorge. For more information, please check www.xirokambi.com
Kindly send Dimitra an email at email@example.com – indicating the date on which you would like the workshop, which workshop you would like #1 – stone mosaic, #2 glass mosaic or #3 children’s mosaic workshop and how many people attending.
WORKSHOP # 1 – STONE MOSAIC WORKSHOP
AIM: This 4 hour mosaic workshop will enable the participants to acquire a basic knowledge of mosaic making. Participants will create a mosaic of their own, which will be made within the allotted time to take home to enjoy. Grab the chance to experience this ancient art form!
THE DEMONSTRATION: The “direct method” will be used with no grout . There will be a variety of Greek and Roman geometric patterns to choose from or you can design your own pattern. Each participant will learn the use of tweezers with broken stone and the use of adhesive, colouring tints.
The history of mosaics and everything discussed and demonstrated in the workshop, will be written and sent by email. Each participant will learn the basic techniques of making a mosaic regarding bases, glues, different types of tessarae, grouts. Time permitting a demonstration of other mosaic techniques with different tessarae will be demonstrated.
Details of the workshop:
Duration: 4 hours, From 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
When: Upon request
Participants: Min 2 and Max 6
Great for: families, groups,
Experience: No previous mosaic experience necessary
Price: 50 euros per person (includes VAT 24%)
(suitable for adults)