Our meeting point is on the main road in Eggares in front of "Haris Taverna". Christos will pick us up from there with her truck to do the rest of the bumpy road until her farm. The bumpy farm road between the bamboos is a part of the experience. You will find Christos under an olive tree where she has all her work tables, blocks of Naxian crystalline white marble, and a set of locally forged tools. She will share with you a brief history of marble arts, introduce you to the different types of tools, and discuss the properties of marble and other stones.
She will guide you through the use and the traditional hand carving technique of each tool and you will practice with each tool on a block of marble with what you have learned. 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 Christo's templates or an idea you have brought with you. She will work with you on the approach, process, and execution of the piece.
After three hours of immersing yourself with the stone, you will have an understanding of traditional carving techniques and the 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.
The meeting point for this excursion is in front of Xaris Taverna in the village of Eggares
Eggares, Naxos, Cyclades, 84300,
It was a very nice and creative experience. I created a small marble heart which I now have on my desk
Marble carving - a mini class not to be missed!
Great unique experience
A Wonderful Greek afternoon
Fun experience off the beaten path
Cool unique activity
Excellent learning activity!
Essential experience on Naxos
A highlight in Naxos
Marble carving in Eden's Garden!
A must do