Ancient Mosaic Workshop in Athens

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Ancient Mosaic Workshop in Athens

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Create a copy of an ancient Greek mosaic under the guidance of an accredited Athenian mosaist.

Visiting Places: Mosaic studio Athens’ south suburbs.
Duration: 3.5 hours (approx.)

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Customer Reviews

" Lydia is a very hospitable and warm instructor who introduced us to the colourful world of mosaics of which I had very limited knowledge. We joined this workshop because it was nearby and easy for the girls (ages 9 & 11) to join, it was a treat for all of us - definitely exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend it. I wish we had more time to go back for more, I would even go back solo! ” - Alison, UK

WHY WE LOVE IT

A rare, fun and interactive experience which will introduce you to an important Greek ancient art form, its challenges and magic!

Activity Description

After a brief intro and history, you will chose the ancient design you wish to reproduce. You will then select the marbles you wish to use and cut them in small tesserae, to use in your mosaic. The more adventurous can try their cutting skills with the ancient tool, the hammer and hardy. Pliers as well as ready cut tesserae will also be available. Using the tesserae you will create your mosaic following the trace of the design on the mortar until the full surface is covered and your mosaic comes alive ready for you to carry back home as a souvenir. It is displayed in a wooden frame (about 24cm x 24cm) with max weight 1,5 kg. Note: Drying for 24h is recommended, before packing the mosaic for long travel.

Designs for children are also available and the instructor is very experience with children.

The workshops take place at the hosts’ mosaic studio on the ground floor of a residential building with easy access (no stairs), surrounded by a cosy private garden, where you will take your breaks. Weather permitting, the host can also do parts of the experience in the garden. The studio is fully equipped, with bathroom/WC and kitchen while the garden is spacious for kids to play if needed!

About the host: In the last 15 years she has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Greece, UK, Italy and France. She is a member of the Hellenic Mosaic team and a BoD member of the International Association for Contemporary Mosaics (AIMC). Her work was also exhibited at the mosaic biennale at Ravenna Opere dal Mondo 2017 exhibition.

Special Features

  • Map with places in Athens (museums and also outdoors) where ancient mosaics are in display, to visit if you wish

    (before or after the experience).

  • Professional mosaist instructor with more than 15 years experience, solo and group exhibitions in Greece and

    abroad.

  • A variety of ancient greek mosaic designs, selection of marbles and tools to use and choose from.

  • Theory and practice on the traditional marble cutting technique and equipment (hammer and hardy).

  • Ready mosaic to take with you at the end of the workshop.

  • Fully equipped and cosy studio.

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start Time: Thursdays | 11:00 AM , Saturday and Sunday | 4:00 PM

Duration: 3.5 hours (approx.)

Spoken Language: English, Greek (sign language upon request)

Meeting Point: Tram stop 'Asklipieio Voulas' (Tram lines 3 and 5)

Group Size: Shared groups of min. 1 - max. of 4 participants. Private workshops upon request.

Pace: Easy.

Included: All equipment required (marble cutting equipment, marbles and tesserae, wooden frame, apron), drinks (Coffee, Greek herbal tea and juice), Greek savory and sweet snacks.

Excluded: Transfers to/from venue. Shipping costs to your home country.  

Note: No experience in mosaics required; the workshop is suitable for beginners and level can be adjusted to participants. Drying for 24h is recommended, before packing the mosaic for long travel.

Young Travelers: Suitable for children over 8 years old. 

Cancellation Policy

Full refund is provided in case you cancel at least 24 hours before the realization of the tour.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation to be received as soon as possible (within 24 hours from booking)

  • You can present either a print out or an electronic booking confirmation for this activity

  • Complete information on Vendor, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be sent with your Booking Confirmation. The TravelPorter hand-picks the most remarkable, experienced and reliable vetted professionals for a pleasant experience from booking to completion.


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