Marble Carving in my Garden

Naxos, Грција

Доживување организирано од Maggie

3 часа, Се зборува на англиски и грчки
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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.
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I will meet you on the main road just as you reach the village of Eggares in front of Xaris Taverna. There are no modern restrooms on our farm so be prepared!
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…

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  • Пијалоци
    greek coffe, fresh squeezed lemonade, wine, raki
  • Опрема
    marble, tools, work table

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Домаќин на Airbnb од 2017 година
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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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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.

Оценето со 4,96 од 5 во 107 рецензии.

Natalie
септември 2021 г.
A really awesome experience. It gives you so much more appreciation for all the marble art you see in the museums. Simple tools, difficult execution. But Maggie helps along the way and you jump right in! Its a great stress reliever too and I think everyone comes out of it proud.
Brad
септември 2021 г.
what an excellent experience. Maggie was a great teacher and host. our carvings came out far better than I expected thanks to her attentiveness and helpful creativity. you can tell she is passionate about the craft and sharing her craft with others. thanks so much for the great time!
Ayden
септември 2021 г.
I wasn’t sure what to expect with this tour and thought I wouldn’t appreciate it. But Maggie, the host, was extremely patient and a brilliant storyteller. She made this experience a very special and enjoyable one, and I am so glad I booked this tour with her. She spent four hours with us - rather than three - to ensure that everyone was able to finish their art work.
Ashley
септември 2021 г.
Really nicely personal, just make sure to come with an idea of what you want and what size of carving you want (marble is heavy to travel with
Taylor
септември 2021 г.
Maggie’s class was a fun and memorable introductory experience into marble carving. She was able to walk us through the basics of tools and fundamental techniques while demonstrating how to do them. Her assistant, Kristos, was floating around to help each person by showing them through demonstration as well. I personally learn by watching, so it was good to see closeup of their skills and techniques visually. Each person got to choose their own marble stone to work with, so don’t be afraid to find the one that works with what you want to do. Maggie was very helpful for those who didn’t know what they wanted to design. Some people chose to do more intricate things while I chose a cycladic face, even though I came in wanting to do something more detailed. I’m glad I chose something a little simpler because I was able to get a feel of the fundamentals rather than attempting something more difficult. The ride up to the marble garden was an experience on its own and allowed us to connect with the other guests in a new way. If you’re scared of jumping in the back of a pickup truck, you may want to let Maggie know in advance to accommodate that. Otherwise, it felt like you were going to a fun art camp in its bohemian-like glory. Highly recommended for those willing to get dirty and learn fast.
Melissa
септември 2021 г.
I absolutely loved the experience! It was very nice to do and the location was amazing. Maggie helped me with getting the design together and was a lovely person to talk to. I also had some homemade lemonade which was really tasty. I would definitely recommend!!

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