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Mosaictopia

by Kostas Mountzouris


 

 

Introduction to the art of mosaic from the Greco-Roman and Byzantine periods to the later tradition, through both theoretical lessons and hands on training from the very first day.

 

The aim is students to learn the basic techniques of mosaic art and to create original works derived from their own personal designs with their personal style implementing their ideas, beyond the traditional applications.

 

Experimentation, associated with understanding the language of the mosaic; creating flows seeking to develop a rhythm; exploring color combinations and contrasts; learning to create a weave.

 

Students will be provided the necessary tools and materials and will create a final work of marble and/or glass paste by implementing both "direct" and "indirect" methods

 

 

Basics of the courses

1. Workshop

2. Technology of Mosaics

3. Decorating, Painting, Sculpture and Mosaic

4. History and Sociology of mosaic art

 

 

 

 

                               1/.  Copy of ancient mosaic by direct method

(for beginners)

 

                             

 

 

This method is particularly recommended for  begginers as well as for those seeking training on the basics of mosaic tradition. The technique of direct positioning in provisional support on lime, is to replicate as much as possible the ancient mosaics. The mosaic, made of marble and glass enamels has maximum dimensions 30 x 30 cm.

 

Course content : model selection, positioning, preparation of temporary support, positioning tesseras on lime, cloth gluing, cleaning, application on final support.

 

 

Wednesdays 17:00 - 19:30 or Saturdays 10:00 - 12:30

                                 max 10 students from 16 years of age

 

 

 

 

 

2/. Mosaic art : origins to today

(for beginners)

 

Tesserae | Tools | Binders | Techniques | Design | Colour| History of Mosaic Art| Aesthetic restoration   

 

 

 

 

Study of the evolution of the art of floor and wall mosaics. Theoretical and practical approach on aesthetic and technical choices of mosaicists from origins to today through the creation of works (15 x 15 cm) illustrating the evolution of this art to achieve a contemporary expression.

 

 

Wednesdays 19:30 - 22:00 or Saturdays 12:30 - 14:00

                                 max 10 students from 16 years of age

 

 

Works will be exhibited at open C.A.S.E. 303 after the end of the courses

 

 

 

           Adults:  Three months, Cost 350,00 € (Materials included)

  

 

 

 

 

 

"If I hear,I forget,

if I see,I remember,

                                                if I do, I understand"                     

Confucius

 

Workshop's languages 

Adults

(From 17 years of age)

                 Children

(From 9 to 12 years of age)

 

Thusdays 17:30 - 19:00

 

 

(From 13 to 16 years of age)

 

Thusdays 19:00 - 20:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

max 10 students

  

Course content : A game with lines, curves, flows, strange materiales and shapes, using tesseras made of glass frits, stone, marble or ceramic.

 

Works will be exhibited at open C.A.S.E. 303 after the end of the courses

 

 

 

            Children : 6 meetings, Cost 140,00 € (Materials included)