The Polytropon Art workshop organizes a limited number of courses in Ancient Greek Ceramics annually. Lessons take place at the workshop at Delphi Greece.
Online PR News – 19-May-2015 – may 18, Delphi, Greece – The Polytropon Art workshop organizes a limited number of courses in Ancient Greek Ceramics annually. Lessons take place at the workshop and are open to anyone interested in learning about Greek ceramics, from beginners to advanced.
Summer 2015 courses:
1) June 26 – July 1, 2015 Course on Ancient Greek Ceramics (code PC151)
2) July 24 – 29, 2015 Course on Ancient Greek Ceramics (code PC152)
3) August 28 – September 2, 2015 Course on Ancient Greek Ceramics (code PC153)
4) September 25 – 30, 2015 Course on Ancient Greek Ceramics (code PC154)
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.
Find out more at our website: www.polytroponart.gr
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.