You made it to Greece, a country famous for its arts. This is more than just a workshop, you will also learn the secrets of the craft of carpenters, and the art of making a wooden souvenir by using traditional tools from Chios.
During our Make Your Own Greek Souvenir workshop, you will join a presentation, and actually make a small item from mastic wood using a lathe.
You will learn all about local woods like mastic, terebinth, and olive, along with European kinds like ash and maple, and some of the tropical ones, like purple heart, ebony, and bubinga.
Greek craftsmanship is a big part of our history and culture, and our local expert will introduce you to the traditional period tools like the surfacing plane, the block plane, the saw, the router plane, the gouge, the spoke-shave, the tap, and the die wood threading tool.
The best part of this hands-on workshop is that with the guidance of our experienced carpenter you will actually make your own Greek souvenir using the traditional tools. At the end of the workshop, we have a surprise for you, which will personalize your item, and you will always have a piece of Chios with you.