What you'll do
Experience stone in a completely different way. Learn how to carve and sculpture in the natural environment on the slopes of a mountain, in the forest overseeing Split and the beautiful Adriatic. You will have a chance to slow down without being judged and learn a lot in different areas of creative and natural life, through different experience and workshop activities. Besides stone carving symposium, I am teaching about basic kitchen: basic meals, bread baking, usage and growth of spices. You can also learn how to build a house with wood and leftover materials. Agriculture is another part of the offer: the reserve Nove Starine has a number of small gardens where architecture and organic agriculture mix, a lot of knowledge was collected there and can be passed to the students. The place has winter and summer cinema, small amphitheater for literature, library, small and (in building phase) large outdoor stone carving area. There is also a large area in the forest for different body exercises and a lot more! This Art and Nature reserve is spread on four hectars (10 acres) and can accept larger number of guests which are willing to experience art and nature that they would hardly find anywhere else in the region.
In my mid twenties I started carving stone. Soon after that I started with interactive sculptor scenes and art installations. First big one was in Split in 2011: 5 pieces of stone, around 10 tons heavy. Guests took 2 million photos communicating with it. Second big installation was placed in Dubrovnik, as part of exhibition tennis match between Wimbledon winners John McEnroe and Goran Ivanišević: they promoted the installation to be sold for humanitarian purposes. After that more installations followed. Parallely, in 2004, I started cleaning a forest area, former dumpyard. It took ten years to finish and for this place to become 'Nove Starine', concept Art and Nature reserve. In the past five years I've been motivating volunteers from around the world to help and experience. Their reviews: https://www.workaway.info/en/host/714422618746
Sculpting materials and tools. Utensils for learning how to cook. Gardening tools.
Where you'll be
Stone sculpture workshop with permaculture gardens. Open minded environment on the slope of a mountain. Resident in pine forest.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 2 and up can attend.
Sculpture & sustainable gardening class
From €28/personNew experience