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Messy LAB / Ceramic Collective

Messy Lab , a collective of ceramic is a Cultural Association born with the aim of supporting and enhancing the tradition of ceramics through the promotion of courses, seminars and cultural trips. The Messy Lab Association is active mainly in Liguria and Piedmont. In particular, since 2016 he has been involved in the recovery and restoration of a ceramic laboratory located in an extremely fascinating context: the Torri Superiore Ecovillage. The intent of the association is also to promote responsible tourism. Nature surrounds the ecovillage: it is possible to venture on long walks through the olive groves and low Ligurian mountains, as well as dive and swim in absolute freedom in the splendid natural water basins of the river Bevera. An unmissable experience!

Not far from the ecovillage it is possible to reach the sea and the famous Balzi Rossi beach. Still heading for France you meet the Hanbury Botanic Gardens, the characteristic Menton and a little more than Nice and Antibes, where famous artists such as Matisse, Picasso and Chagall have lived and worked. Moreover, without going too far from Torri Superiore, there are Italian villages such as Dolceacqua, Apricale, Airole and the ancient perched village of Ventimiglia, which still preserve an authentic atmosphere.

ALL PACKAGES INCLUDE A GUIDED TOUR IN THE COMPANY OF A HIGHER TORRI RESIDENT THAT WILL TELL YOU THE HISTORY OF ECOVILLAGE AND SHOW YOU THE ROUTES THAT CAN BE FOUND IN FREE MOMENTS. FOR THOSE WHO WANT IT WILL BE POSSIBLE TO ORGANIZE IN AUTONOMY AN EXCURSION TO VENTIMIGLIA, WHERE YOU CAN MAKE A DIVE IN THE SALT WATER.
The last evening of the course will end with a moment of celebration. Get ready, it will be a surprise whose ingredients will be fun, music …. and much more!


ALL WORKSHOPS MUST BE BOOKED WITHIN 1 MAY 2019.




WHERE SPECIFIED, THE INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS INCLUDE THE SHAREHOLDING ROOM, THE HALF BOARD AT THE TOP TORRI ECOVILLING. THE PACKAGE CAN BE REMOVED ACCORDING TO THE NEEDS.


THE COLORS OF THE EARTH. HAND MODELED LATHE

ACCOMMODATION & HALF BOARD INCLUDED

from 29 July to 3 August – with Marilia Nogueira
Adults / beginners and intermediates
min 3 / max 5 participants

Create with clay, lands of different colors and natural materials. Marilia Nogueira will guide the participants by stimulating each of them to develop their own creative path, creating rhythms of colors and textures. The artifacts will be molded on the lathe and completed by combining freeformed elements. A workshop designed to learn to observe the beauty and the possibilities of forms, natural materials and stimulate the innate creativity in each of us. The workshop is aimed at those who want to approach for the first time the lathe and the clay world and for those who already have experience in the field.

€ 470 – contribution for the complete package *

The contribution of € 470 includes the teaching of 4 hours a day, from 9:00 to 13:00, the use of materials and tools available in the laboratory. During the afternoon the workshop is always open for those who want to continue working independently. Accommodation in a shared room with half board plus a welcome lunch is included. For those wishing to add the lunch in Ecovillaggio on the days when it is not included, the cost is 12 € and must be booked every day. It will be possible to request the cooking and shipping of the pieces made with costs borne by the participant.

* For those who do not need to sleep in ecovillage it is possible to separate the package: the fee for the course is € 210 and includes the teaching of 4 hours a day, from 9:00 to 13:00; the use of materials and tools available in the laboratory.
During the afternoon the laboratory is always open for those who want to continue working independently. It will be possible to request the cooking and shipping of the pieces made with costs borne by the participant .

Link: https://www.messylab.org/i-colori-della-terra-tornio-e-modellato-a-mano.html


HANDMADE MODELED LATHE BASE COURSE
LUNCHES INCLUDED

from 17 to 18 August – with Paola Ceriotti and Silvia Martinis

Adults / beginners and intermediates
min 3 / max 7 participants

A dive headlong into the world of clay to know the basic processing techniques. The workshop is dedicated to all those who wish to experiment for the first time the basic techniques of the lathe and the hand-modeled in an intensive formula. You can try your hand at creating one or more artefacts starting from simple shapes made with the lathe, building objects with an organic and original look with the colombino and the slab, creating your own project with the support of teachers. alternating in testing the molding techniques and in the centering and turning of cylinders and bowls that can then be completed with covers, handles or particular sculptures.

250 € – contribution for the complete package

The contribution of € 250 includes the teaching of 8 hours a day, from 9:00 to 13:00 and from 14:30 to 18:30, the use of materials and tools available in the laboratory and two lunches in ecovillage. It will be possible to request the cooking and shipping of the pieces made with costs borne by the participant.

Link: https://www.messylab.org/corso-base-di-tornio-e-modellatio-a-mano.html


ALTERATE THE FORMS
ACCOMMODATION & HALF BOARD INCLUDED

from 19 to 24 august – with Paola Ceriotti and Silvia Martinis

Adults / beginners and intermediates
min. 3 / max 7 participants

Intuition and creativity will be stimulated to the maximum during this intensive workshop. I & nbsp; artifacts made on the lathe and freehand, will be altered to wear a new original sculptural garment. Four days for all beginners and intermediates who want to get involved and give space to their creativity. During the workshop it will be possible to learn the basic techniques of working the pottery with the lathe and the manual construction and then focus on the realization of one or more projects to be developed. Starting from simple shapes we will arrive at a personal interpretation of the piece through alterations, additions of sculptural details and inserts that will make the artifact unique.

€ 470 – contribution for the complete package *

The contribution of € 470 includes the teaching of 4 hours a day, from 9:00 to 13:00, & nbsp; the use of materials and tools available in the laboratory. During the afternoon the workshop is always open for those who want to continue working independently. Accommodation in a shared room with half board plus a welcome lunch is included. For those wishing to add the lunch in Ecovillaggio on the days when it is not included, the cost is 12 € and must be booked every day. It will be possible to request the cooking and shipping of the pieces made with costs borne by the participant.

* For those who do not need to sleep in ecovillage it is possible to separate the package: the fee for the course is € 210 and includes the teaching of 4 hours a day, from 9:00 to 13:00; the use of materials and tools available in the laboratory.
During the afternoon the laboratory is always open for those who want to continue working independently. It will be possible to request the cooking and shipping of the pieces made with costs borne by the participant .

Link: https://www.messylab.org/alterare-le-forme.html


ARGILLANONSTOP. THE SECRETS OF THE FURNISHING OF THE OVEN

ACCOMMODATION & HALF BOARD INCLUDED

from 25 to 30 august – with Francesca Simondi
Adults / beginners and intermediates
min. 3 /max 5 partecipants

Argillanonstop is an initiative aimed at all creative people who want to experiment and share four days of full immersion in the clay world. The aim of the course is to bring the participants closer to the basic turning techniques: knead the clay, center and learn how to make simple shapes – cylinder and bowl – or more complex like the jug, the bottle, the teapot or the medieval watering can . But not only … The key words for this workshop will also be: walks, freshwater basins and the sea!

€ 470 – contribution for the complete package *

The contribution of € 470 includes the teaching of 4 hours a day, from 9:00 to 13:00, the use of materials and tools available in the laboratory. During the afternoon the workshop is always open for those who want to continue working independently. Accommodation in a shared room with half board plus a welcome lunch is included. For those wishing to add the lunch in Ecovillaggio on the days when it is not included, the cost is 12 € and must be booked every day. It will be possible to request the cooking and shipping of the pieces made with costs borne by the participant.

* For those who do not need to sleep in ecovillage it is possible to separate the package: the fee for the course is € 210 and includes the teaching of 4 hours a day, from 9:00 to 13:00; the use of materials and tools available in the laboratory.
During the afternoon the laboratory is always open for those who want to continue working independently. It will be possible to request the cooking and shipping of the pieces made with costs borne by the participant.

Link: https://www.messylab.org/argillanonstop-i-segreti-della-foggiatura-al-tornio.html