Mosaic Workshop Aroniadika Kythira

In the summer I run mosaic workshops from my studio, Studio Aliki, in the small village of Aroniadika, Kythera Greece. Kythera is a solitary Island south of the Peloponnese. It is a picturesque island steeped with history and tradition as well as light, sun, wild thyme and olive trees.

According to Hesiod the sea of Kythera is the birthplace of goddess Aphrodite (Venus).

The island of Kythera is the crossroads of Mediterranean cultures.

It has always been a welcoming haven for pirates, colonists, ascetics and the persecuted.

It has inspired not only Greek artists but also many others, such as the famous French Baroque Composer Francois Couperin and the French painter Antoine Watteau.

From this little corner of paradise I run 3 days and 2 days mosaic workshops. The courses are intensive and cover a lot in a short period of time: history, art of mosaic techniques, design methods and aesthetics.

During the workshop you will create your own unique mosaic art piece which you can take home with you framed and ready to hang on your wall. In addition you will be given detailed notes so that you will be able to make a mosaic project on your own after the course. No previous experience in mosaics is required.

Everyone is welcome. However, for more experienced participants, courses can be individually tailored to meet their creative needs.

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"World of Mosaics – Introduction and practice"

 

4 day - workshop, from 10.00 until 13.30 daily.

  Price from 150 Euro per person,

for groups of 2 to 4 person (all materials provided)

In the case of individual lesson, the price

is set after agreement

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE:
 
Mosaic history in brief/ materials- tools are used/ design / cut and lay tile/ grout.

Indirect Method: The indirect method of making a mosaic involves creating the mosaic 'upside down' onto of a sheet of brown paper. The tesserae are stuck face down onto gummed paper, which is then set in a bed of grout, flipped over and the paper can be washed away later when the mosaic has set.{Designed for participants who want to focus on their creativity or may have some previous experience in mosaics}

"Mosaics – Exploring

your creativity "

2 ημέρες- μαθήματα,

από 10.00 μέχρι 14.00 καθημερινά.

  Τιμή 95 ευρώ το άτομο για γκρουπ από 2 έως 4 άτομα (στην τιμή περιλαμβάνονται τα υλικά)

Σε περίπτωση ατομικού μαθήματος

η τιμή ρυθμίζεται κατόπιν συνενόησης.

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE:
Materials- tools are used/ design / cut and lay tile/ grout.

 

Direct Method: The direct method is the most obvious technique for making a mosaic. The tesserae is fixed straight to the base of the mosaic and then grouted when adhesive has dried. { This method is easier than the indirect method as you get to see what you are putting down and can move tesserae around if you don't like it straight away}.

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