If you want to do something different, unique, authentic, linked to Greek history and art ,then come to my private mosaic studio, at the Athens Riviera !Using authentic ancient designs of mosaics found in Athens , real marbles and traditional techniques you will make your own mosaic souvenir to take home! Before the experience we will send you a map with proposed mosaic sites in Athens to visit, if you have time. At the studio, after a quick tour and some key highlights about the history and art of mosaics, you will see a selection of designs to chose, all coming from real mosaics found in Athens. We will then start the mosaic making, following the “Ravenna” method: You will trace the design on special paper, make the mortar and transfer the design on it. You will select the marbles you want to use (colour, texture etc) and start cutting the tesserae ( this is what the pieces that make a mosaic are called).This is a very unique and authentic part of the experience as you will cut with the ancient cutting tool, the hammer and hardie,! I will explain how to place your tesserae on the mortar and you will start composing your mosaic. At the end, your own ancient mosaic copy will be ready for you to take home!! It will be in a wooden frame (24*24cm), around 1,5 kg.
Lydia & Vassilis
Hi! I am Lydia and I am an Athenian mosaist. After many years of traditional mosaic studies and practice, in 2016 me and my husband Vassilis opened our own mosaic studio, where we have all the equipment, materials and space to create our mosaics. In the last 15 years I have exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Greece, UK, Italy & France. I am a member of the Hellenic Mosaic team and a BoD member of the International Association for Contemporary Mosaics (AIMC). My most proud mosaic moments was when my work was selected for the Opere dal Mondo exhibition at the mosaic biennale at Ravenna in 2017 and 2019!!!
Greek savory and sweet snacks
Coffee, greek herbal tea and juice
Authentic Marble Cutting equipment (hammer and hardie) Marbles and tesserae in various colours Ancient designs in…
The experiencce takes place at our mosaic studio, in the Athens Riviera, away from the noise of the city centre. The studio is on the ground floor with easy access (no stairs) and is surrounded by a cozy private garden, where we can take our breaks, if the weather permits. . There are many trendy bars and restaurants at the nearby cosmopolitan Glyfada area, for you to visit after we finish, if you want.
No prior experience needed. Drying for 24h is recommended before packing the mosaic for long travelling. If you would like to have the experience but on a different date /time, please contact me and I will be happy to try to find a convenient time for you.
Ancient Greek Mosaic making