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August 17 – 22

€ 640,00

Polytropon Art organizes a five (5) days Ancient Greek Ceramics Course from August 17 – 22, 2018 2018. The course is open to anyone wishing a hands-on experience.

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August 17 – 22 course on Ancient Greek ceramics

Polytropon Art organizes a five (5) days Ancient Greek Ceramics Course from August 17 – 22, 2018. The course is open to anyone.

At Polytropon Art, 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.


Download the full program, calendar dates & the terms and conditions in pdf


The course program

1st day (Friday)

15:00 – 16:00 Registration at the workshop

17:30 Welcome reception

18:00 – 20:00 Start of the workshop

Presentation of theory, techniques, materials, and color preparation.

2nd day (Saturday)

09:00 First contact with clay. How the wheel works

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Practice, construction of items of clay on the wheel or moldered clay

14:00 Free for lunch

17:00 – 19:30 Preparation for painting (turning, placing handles)

3rd day (Sunday)

Today we leave our ceramics to dry.

09:00 – 16:00 Excursion to the mountain of Parnassus.

Our mini bus will depart at 09:00 and we will arrive at our starting point for the 30 minute walk to Korykeion Andron cave at 10:00.

For people not willing to walk, the mini bus will continue to the rest area of Paliopanagia.

• visit of the cave Korykeion Andron (a walk of 30 minutes)

• lunch at the rest area of Paliopanagia

• visit of the observatory & return to Delphi

4th day (Monday)

09:00 – 10:30 Polishing the surface of the pottery, applying yellow ocher wash, polishing again.

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 – 13:00 Pottery painting

13:00 – 16:30 Free for Lunch

16:30 – 20:30 Excursion to the sea side (swimming & aperitif)

20:30 Return to Delphi, free for dinner

23:00 – 00:00 Filling the kiln, recitation of the “Kiln” ancient greek poem start firing the kiln (oxidizing conditions).

5th day (Tuesday)

09:00 – 11:00 Visit of the Archaeological site of Delphi

11:30 – 12: 30 Firing under reducing conditions, re oxidization, stopping of the kiln and lettting it cool.

12:30 – 13: 00 aperitif at the yard of Polytropon Art workshop

13:30 Free for lunch

6th day (Wednesday)

09:00 – 11:00 Visit of the Archaeological Museum of Delphi

11:30 – 12: 30 Removing the finished pottery from the kiln polishing and packing the pottery

12:30 “Goodbye” aperitif at the yard of the workshop


Download the full program, calendar dates & the terms and conditions in pdf


Travel and Practical info

location: Delphi, Greece

art camp: Polytropon Art workshop

Athanasiou Diakou str. 45

33054, Delphi, Greece

tel.: +30 698 610 8710

Dates: August 17 - 22, 2018

Tutor: Aristotelis Zissimos


what's included in the course fee?

administration charges and tuition fee.

all course materials.

transport for the scheduled excursions.

guided visit by a professional licensed guide of the Archaeological site & Museum of Delphi.

coffee, tea and cookies at the workshop.

not included: your travel to Delphi, accommodation for your stay (hotel & food) and any insurance.


Find out more about your travel at theDelphiGuide.com webpage