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Sculpture du marbre dans mon jardin

Évaluation de 4,95 sur 5 sur la base de 61 commentaires.Naxos, Grèce

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Expérience organisée par Maggie

3 heures
Inclus : boissons, équipement
Jusqu'à 6 personnes
Proposée en Anglais

Au programme

You will meet me under an olive tree where I will have work tables, blocks of crystalline white marble of Naxos, and a sets of locally forged tools. I will share with you a brief history of marble arts, introduce different types of tools, and discuss the properties of marble and other stones. I will guide you thru the use and the traditional hand carving technique of each tool. You will practice with each tool on a block of marble for a period of time. When you have "mastered" each tool we will proceed to design and create a relief sculpture that you can then take home with you. It can be an Archaic Greek design from one of my templates or and idea that you have brought with you. I will work with you on the approach, process, and execution of the piece. I take my work seriously, but also embrace a fun and relaxed environment in the peaceful settings of our garden.
After three hours of immersing yourself with the stone you will have an understanding of traditional carving techniques and process of marble sculpture. Absolutely no experience is necessary even if you are someone who says, "I have no artistic talent", the techniques and skills can be learned.
You will meet me under an olive tree where I will have work tables, blocks of crystalline white marble of Naxos, and a sets of locally forged tools. I will share with you a brief history of marble arts, introduce different types of tools, and discuss the properties of marble and other stones. I will guide you thru the use and the traditional hand carving technique of each tool. You will practice with each tool on a block of marble for a perio…

Ce qui est inclus

  • À boire
    greek coffe, fresh squeezed lemonade, wine, raki
  • Équipement
    marble, tools, work table
À partir de $71
par personne
ven. 7 août
10:00 - 13:00
$71 par personne
$71 par personne
ven. 7 août
17:00 - 20:00
$71 par personne
$71 par personne
sam. 8 août
10:00 - 13:00
$71 par personne
$71 par personne

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Hôte sur Airbnb depuis 2017
  • 61 commentaires
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I am a sculptor, gardener, and a mother of two living in Naxos for the past 9 years. The reason I came to Greece 11 years ago was specifically to immerse myself into the history and techniques of marble sculpture. My journey in stone carving actual began in the States starting at the age of 19 as a hobby for many years using the local limestone in Indiana and Texas. I spent 2 years in Tinos island working in various marble workshops and at the School of Fine Arts in Pyrgos. I use traditional hand tooling techniques as well as modern power tools. I enjoy very much to share the history, techniques and my philosophy of stone carving from what I have gathered over the years.
I am a sculptor, gardener, and a mother of two living in Naxos for the past 9 years. The reason I came to Greece 11 years ago was specifically to immerse myself into the history and techniques of marble sculpture. My journey in stone carving actual began in the States starting at the age of 19 as a hobby for many years using the local limestone in Indiana and Texas. I spent 2 years in Tinos island working in various marble workshops and at the School of Fine Arts in Pyrgos. I use traditio…
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Le lieu

Grimantis Garden is working farm with orchards and a growing biodiversity of plants, animals, and sculpture. It is one kilometer from the main road nestled in the agricultural valley between the villages of Galini and Eggares. There are several building projects happening including a small dome house, a sauna and a natural swimming pool.

Évaluation de 4,95 sur 5 sur la base de 61 commentaires.

Radek
août 2020
I had a really good time! Maggie is very good teacher and even better and friendly host. I’m glad that I could join this unique activity. When you are looking for a something special, a highlight of your holidays on Naxos, I highly recommend the carving marble with Maggie. I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy!
I had a really good time! Maggie is very good teacher and even better and friendly host. I’m glad that I could join this unique activity. When you are looking for a something speci…
Katie
juillet 2020
Every place has a must do activity that speaks for its authentic nature. I whole heartedly believe this is it for Naxos! This was one of the best classes I have ever taken and not because I was any good - in fact I was pretty damn terrible, but, these invited us into their home walked us through technique, told us stories behind their pieces of work in their garden and the history of marble carving in all those wonderful Ancient Greek temples you adore. I honestly feel this activity is to Naxos what a cooking class is to Tuscany, Italy. Book on, drink some wine, have lots of laughs and make something wonderful!
Every place has a must do activity that speaks for its authentic nature. I whole heartedly believe this is it for Naxos! This was one of the best classes I have ever taken and not…
Natalia
juillet 2020
An amazing and authentic experience in Maggie’s magical garden! One of a kind opportunity to try one of the most important aspects of Greek culture- marble carving. Nice and personal approach, beautiful sculptures, animals and fruit all around. Got to try delicious lemonade made from lemons growing around the site. I would highly recommend for an unique activity!
An amazing and authentic experience in Maggie’s magical garden! One of a kind opportunity to try one of the most important aspects of Greek culture- marble carving. Nice and person…
Evan
novembre 2019
This was a great an fun experience! It takes some focus and work, but ultimately we were very happy with our final products and we enjoyed Maggie teaching us.
Julien
octobre 2019
I had a great time with Maggie! I wanted to get out and do something with my hands again and this experience did not disappoint. All the best!
Rosalynn
octobre 2019
Meeting and interacting with Maggie was great. She picked us up in her truck and we drove through a bamboo tunnel to the workshop shared by her and her partner. We learned not only about marble carving but each other. The class is a unique experience that can't be replicated anywhere anywhere but in her garden.
Meeting and interacting with Maggie was great. She picked us up in her truck and we drove through a bamboo tunnel to the workshop shared by her and her partner. We learned not only…

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Toute expérience peut être annulée et intégralement remboursée dans les 24 heures suivant l'achat, ou au moins 7 jours avant qu'elle ne commence.

Critères requis pour les voyageurs

6 voyageurs maximum âgés de 8 ou plus peuvent participer.

Alcool

De l'alcool sera consommé pendant cette expérience. Seuls les voyageurs ayant l'âge minimum légal pour consommer de l'alcool pourront en consommer.

Plus de conseils

To make it easier, I will meet you on the main road just as you reach the village of Eggares from Chora. There is a small intersection where you will find the old school of Eggares and large parking for Xaris Taverna. There are no restrooms in Grimantis and wear comfortable shoes to be prepared :)

Ce qu'il faut apporter

An idea, line drawing, sketch, comfortable shoes, an open mind.