Natasha Dikareva Workshop

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Natasha Dikareva Workshop

Dreams in Clay: Creating Personal Mythology in the South of France

3 Sep 2024 - 9 Sep 2024

Registration Deadline: 3 Jul 2024

Price: 1619 €


  • Weekday lunch
  • Materials
  • Firing

Opportunity: If you would like to stay longer and work in the studio? Price: 150 € per week

6 participants needed

Natasha Dikareva

During this 7-day workshop we will be inspired by and immersed in the beautiful environment of French Riviera. The days will be comprised of both studio time and relevant excursions. Historical sites such as ancient Roman ruins and medieval chapels, as well as daily Mediterranean life, will be investigated and explored. Every day will begin with a demonstration of different hand-building techniques, as well as surface treatments. The ceramic surface will be approached as a canvas; slips, underglazes and the sgraffito technique will be applied to create vibrant, dynamic surfaces of visual storytelling. Dikareva will work with students to help them develop personal iconography, symbols and forms that are significant and meaningful. Students are encouraged to bring their sketchbooks and use them for brainstorming sculpture ideas. We also will be creating maquettes--small-scale models of sculptures--to develop surface ideas. Participants will come away with work that reflects their own unique experience and a deeper understanding of the clay process and the place of creation. This is a perfect place to soak in the scenic wonders of the Riviera, savor the Mediterranean way of life, and channel your creativity!

All levels welcome!