Polytropon Art at Delphi, Greece - 2016 Art Courses Programme
The Polytropon Art workshop at Delphi organizes a limited number of courses in Greek pottey annually. Lessons take place at the workshop and are open to anyone interested in learning about Greek ceramics, from beginners to advanced.
Delphi, Greece, March 18, 2016 (Newswire.com) - Polytropon Art courses for 2016
1) April 22 to April 27, 2016 Course on Ancient Greek Ceramics (code PC161)
2) May 06 to May 11, 2016 Course on Ancient Greek Ceramics (code PC162)
3) June 17 to June 22, 2016 Course on Ancient Greek Ceramics (code PC163)
4) August 26 to August 31, 2016 Course on Ancient Greek Ceramics (code PC164)
5) September 09 to September 14, 2016 Course on Ancient Greek Ceramics (code PC165)
The Polytropon Art courses have a duration of five (5) days and take place at the workshop at Delphi, Greece. Students come into direct contact with clay, learn how to prepare raw materials, how to work a pottery wheel and fashion their own objects.
Students also learn how to illustrate their ceramics and finally experience the firing of a kiln.
This hands-on experience allows participants to better understand and assess both the technique and the artform.
a b o u t
Polytropon Art is a workshop of ceramics and arts founded 30 years ago. It is located at Delphi, Greece, an area referred to since ancient times as the «Navel of the Earth». The founder and driving force of the establishment is Aristotelis Zisimos. His artistic flair is expressed in a variety of ways, but as he has claimed, his prefered medium is ceramics. Polytropon workshop evolved into its present form after years of personal explorations in the arts and especially in Ancient Greek pottery. Over the last fifteen years, the charm of ancient ceramics and the magical world created by the depictions of mythical and historical subjects - whether on a simple chalice or a decorative amphora - has led him to focus almost exclusively on the recreation of Ancient Greek Ceramics, especially vases in the style of the red-figure technique.
Aristotelis Zisimos was born in Delphi. From an early age he took up drawing and later found himself fascinated by ceramics. Working professionally in these two artforms after 1980 came naturally. In 1982, he established his workshop in Delphi and has since continued to produce both ceramics and drawings while also exploring other artforms.