12 Day Summer Sessions Intensive Workshops Schedule 2022

Join us for this intensive workshop in marble carving with white crystalline Naxian marble.  The setting is in our scenic garden nestled of the valley between the villages of Galini and Engares.  I offer a very small class of only 6 spots in which we will begin and end our journey simultaneously no matter your skill level.   Instructors are Maggie Ross and Christos Boulaxis.

Session 1: June 6th through June 18th

Session 2: July 5th through July 16th

Session 3: August 2nd through August 13th

Session 4: September 6th through 17th 

950 Euros Tuition per session.  Please Register below to secure your spot with a deposit of 300 Euros.  

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About the journey.....

Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Evenings are open to work independently at your leisure.

  • Orientation of the traditional tools and techniques. A warm up getting to know Naxian marble with the point, claw, and flat chisels.

  • Relief carving and lettering. Completion of small relief carving.

  • Theory and approaches to 3 dimensional sculpture. Direct Carving and 3 point caliper system, modelling, selecting of stone, layout and starting of project.

  • Execution of project.

  • Visit to the ancient quarries of Naxos

  • Visit to the modern quarries of Naxos

  • Visit to cultural center permanent marble exhibition

  • Coffee date with other local artists

We will provide workbench, hand tools, hammers and chisels hand forged from Tinos island and marble practice blocks. Also a variety of rasps and sanding papers.  If you have your own favourite set of tools bring them!

A quality marble to specific dimensions will be best if ordered and cut ahead of time.  We have many blocks to choose from but may or may not have blocks to fit your criteria.

Angle grinders with diamond cutting disk available in limited use. 

We offer coffee, tea, lemonade, snacks break around 11 AM and a light lunch with salad at 2 PM. 

Of course on the last day we will celebrate our accomplishments, learning journey, and new friendships with a BBQ!!