Welcome to Mosaic Art Greece

Enrich your vacation culturally and attend a one-day mosaic workshop in a natural and relaxed environment and in just 4 hours learn the basics of this ancient art form of mosaics. The workshop setting is in a traditional outside courtyard filled with orange, lemon trees and flowers safe from the sun and rain. Come and have fun, make new friends and in just 4 hours make your own Greek mosaic souvenir to take back home. Workshops are offered ALL YEAR LONG, dates are flexible to suit your travel itinerary.

My name is Dimitra Colomvakou, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario Canada. For the last 20 years I’ve lived in the small village called Xirokambi, Sparta in the southern Peloponnese. I’m inspired by my surroundings living in a village at the base of Mt. Taygetos, traditional architecture, the beautiful sea and traditional Greek themes and I would like to share my passion of mosaics with you.

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 on the village, please visit www.xirokambi.com

How to participate –

Kindly send me an email at info@votsalota.com – indicating the date on which you would like the workshop and how many people will be attending.

Q WORKSHOP # 1 - STONE MOSAIC WORKSHOP

AIM: This 4 hour mosaic workshop will enable the participants to acquire a basic knowledge of mosaic making. They will create a mosaic of their own, which will be made within the allotted time and will 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 permitted, I will demonstrate other mosaic techniques with different tessarae.

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)

Q WORKSHOP #2 - GLASS MOSAIC WORKSHOP

AIM: This 4 hour mosaic workshop will enable the participants to acquire a basic knowledge of mosaic making. They will create a mosaic of their own, which will be made within the allotted time and will take home to enjoy.

THE DEMONSTRATION: The "direct method" will be used to apply the tessaarae. Participants will learn to cut their tessarae with special nippers, glue on their base and then grout their art piece. There will be a variety of patterns to choose from or you can design your own pattern. For this technique, there will be a small break so that the glue can dry and we can grout later.

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: All ages
Experience: No previous mosaic experience necessary
Price: 80 euros per person (includes VAT 24%)
(suitable for adults and children 12 years and up)

Q WORKSHOP #3 - CHILDRENS MOSAIC WORKSHOP WITH BEANS or GLASS

AIM: This 1 hour workshop will enable the children to learn about mosaics as they create a mosaic using dry beans and other legumes. They will create a mosaic of their own, which will be made within the allotted time and will take home to enjoy.

THE DEMONSTRATION: The "direct method" will be used to apply the beans. Simple figures will be drawn on cardboard, then painting glue in a small portion of the design and placing different colour beans to result in a quite beautiful piece of mosaic art they will be proud to display.

Details of the workshop
Duration: 1 - 1 1/2 hours, From 10:00 a.m. - 11.00 or 11:30 α.m.
When: Upon request
Participants: Min 2 and Max 6
Great for: Children
Experience: No previous mosaic experience necessary
Price: 20 euros per person (includes VAT 24%)
(suitable for children from 5 - 9 years old)

Q LOCATION

In my home studio/courtyard in Xirokambi a small picturesque village at the foothills of Mount Taygetos, just 15 minutes south of Sparta Greece.

Q EXTRA INFO & ADVICE

Included in the price for the workshops: All tools and materials required to make the mosaic including refreshments.
Language: Fluent Engish and Greek speaking instructor
Parking: Free just outside the workshop venue
Extra info & Advice: Although workshop aprons will be provided, it is recommended that each participant wear old clothes and flat shoes.
In case of rain, the workshop area is covered.

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