Τι θα κάνετε
Do you like Greek history and art but want a different and active experience of it? Then come and create your own ancient mosaic of Athens, to take home, in a 4hour fun experience at our studio! Using authentic ancient designs of mosaics found in Athens , real marbles and traditional techniques you will feel like the old mosaic masters! Before the experience we will send you a map with proposed mosaic sites in Athens to visit, if you have time. When we meet, we sill start with a small tour of the studio and some brief mosaic history facts. You will then see a selection of designs from ancient greek mosaics from Athens to chose the one you wish to make. We will select the marbles and I will show you how to cut them with the ancient cutting tool, the hammer and hardie. You will practice your cutting skills and cut as many tesserae as possible. We will then prepare the mortar, trace the design on the mortar and start composing the mosaic following the rules of the old craftmen, using the tesserae you have cut! If needed, some ready cut tesserae will be also provided. This part of the experience will take the longest and at the end, your own ancient mosaic will be ready for you to take home!! It will be given in a wooden frame (24*24cm, around 1,5 kg).
Greek savory and sweet snacks
Coffee, greek herbal tea and juice
Marble Cutting equipment, Marbles and tesserae, Wooden frame, Apron
Ο οικοδεσπότης σας
Lydia & Vassilis
Hi! I am Lydia and I am an Athenian mosaist. After many years of traditional mosaic studies and practice, in 2016 me and my husband Vassilis opened our own mosaic studio, where we have all the equipment, materials and space to create our mosaics In the last 15 years I have exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Greece, UK, Italy & France. I am a member of the Hellenic Mosaic team and a BoD member of the International Association for Contemporary Mosaics (AIMC). My most proud mosaic moments was when my work was selected for the Opere dal Mondo exhibition at the mosaic biennale at Ravenna in 2017 and 2019!!!
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Πού θα βρίσκεστε
The workshop will take place at our mosaic studio. The studio is on the ground floor with easy access (no stairs) and is surrounded by a cozy private garden, where we can take our breaks, if the weather permits. The studio also has a bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen.
Να έχετε υπόψη τα παρακάτω
Οποιαδήποτε εμπειρία μπορεί να ακυρωθεί με πλήρη επιστροφή χρημάτων μέσα σε 24 ώρες από την αγορά.
Επικοινωνείτε πάντα μέσω της Airbnb. Για να προστατεύσετε την πληρωμή σας, μη μεταφέρετε ποτέ χρήματα και μην επικοινωνείτε έξω από τον ιστότοπο ή την εφαρμογή της Airbnb.
Επιτρέπονται 4 επισκέπτες ηλικίας 10 και άνω.
No prior experience needed. Drying for 24h is recommended before packing the mosaic for long travelling. If you would like to have the experience but on a different date /time, please contact me and I will be happy to try to find a convenient time for you.
Ancient Greek Mosaic making