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Arts & Crafts

with Virgil & Adriana Scripcariu

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Do you have an artist inside you, eager to come out and stun the family? Or maybe you just want your children to have a blast exploring their artistic side, while you enjoy the wonderful summer by biking through the woods or simply relaxing in our hammocks?

The accomplished artist Virgil Scripcariu and his charming family have an entire arsenal of creative challenges for those who dare. We’ll try our hands at molding clay into plates, pots or small figurines; we’ll grasp the technique of portraying in clay; we’ll paint wooden cases in traditional Saxon style; we’ll learn the art of linography; we’ll build an oven out of sticks and newspapers to bake our pottery.

Virgil is one of the leading Romanian plastic artists, appreciated for the ease of expressing serious and complex subjects in an austere yet playful manner. Anybody who wandered the streets of Bucharest surely gazed at least once at his colorful Noah’s Ark guarding the entrance to Carturesti main bookshop.

However, the major concern that Virgil shares with his wife, Adriana, an art historian, is to promote awareness of our cultural heritage and its conservation. They do it by revitalizing the tradition of clay pottering in Piscu, their adoptive village, by starting a primary school focused on culture and traditional values, by writing the first school book on cultural heritage in Romania. Hopefully, their enthusiasm and dedication will pass on and start making a difference.

You’ll find more about what they do here:
http://www.piscu.ro/lutars/index.html
http://virgilscripcariu.ro
http://scoalaagatonia.piscu.ro


Please contact us to schedule this workshop, there is no upcoming session in the calendar at the moment.

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