Dr Helen Bodycomb will be leading Mosaic Study Tours in Italy during May – June (both SOLD OUT) and is not scheduling any 2023 workshop at this time.
Neo-Classical Mosaics at the incredible Lagou Raxi in South Pelion
June 26 - July 1
Helen is delighted to have been invited to teach a course in Neo-Classical Mosaics at the incredible Lagou Raxi in South Pelion, Greece.
This course from 24 June – 1 July 2023, will also have the option of an amazing Tour of ancient Greek mosaic, to follow the mosaic course.
Optional Post-course mosaic study tour 03 – 09 July 2023
Who should participate?
This course will be suited to both experienced mosaicists and novice mosaic enthusiasts. Helen will take a different teaching approach with each person, based on their experience, capability and creative goals. It is the first time she has taught in Greece.
– More experienced mosaicists will be encouraged to make a work based on their own design, that is achievable using marble. Helen will be in touch with them via email before the course to preview their proposed design and ascertain the materials needed.
– Beginner mosaicists will be encouraged to make a work inspired by a local Greco-Roman mosaic. This is an age old a practice which accelerates learning by walking in the footsteps of the ancient master mosaicist, learning about pattern and the directional flow of mosaic tesserae (that we call andamento). Helen will contact registered workshop participants by email before the course, to offer them a range designs from which to choose.
– Helen’s emphasis will lie in the interpretation of classical design and concept development, in order to make works that are distinctly contemporary. Students will use glass smalti and/or marble, hand-worked using both hammer & hardie, side nippers and wheeled nippers.
Optional Post-course mosaic study tour – more information available on request.
Departing on Monday 3rd July course participants, accompanying persons and others are invited to join 6 day tour which will include: Dion, Meteora, Delphi, Osios Loukas Monastery, Corinth and Isthmia in the Athens as well as the Acropolis and Byzantine Museum workshop where mosaics are restored.
All transfers, hotel accommodation and meals/expert guides are included.HELEN_BODYCOMB_2023_final