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Here you can find the archaeology and ancient pottery workshops archive.

  • ancient forms: drinking cups
    ancient forms: drinking cups
    Mo., 27. Mai
    27. Mai 2024, 19:00 – 21:20
    commonroom, Florianigasse 54/5, 1080 Wien, Austria
    27. Mai 2024, 19:00 – 21:20
    commonroom, Florianigasse 54/5, 1080 Wien, Austria
    Join us for a one-of-a-kind pottery adventure that intertwines archaeological discoveries with the ancient art of crafting clay! Our class offers a creative exploration through art and history.
  • ancient forms: a pottery journey
    ancient forms: a pottery journey
    Multiple Dates
    Mo., 27. Mai
    27. Mai 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
    commonroom, Florianigasse 54, 1080 Wien, Austria
    27. Mai 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
    commonroom, Florianigasse 54, 1080 Wien, Austria
    Join us for a unique pottery journey that combines archaeological discoveries with the ancient art of crafting clay! Our course will accompany you on a creative path through art and history, while you detach from the everyday life struggles and invest more in yourself.
  • ancient forms: clay idols
    ancient forms: clay idols
    Mo., 13. Mai
    13. Mai 2024, 19:00 – 21:20
    Wien, Florianigasse 54/5, 1080 Wien, Austria
    13. Mai 2024, 19:00 – 21:20
    Wien, Florianigasse 54/5, 1080 Wien, Austria
    Join us for a one-of-a-kind pottery adventure that intertwines archaeological discoveries with the ancient art of crafting clay!
  • ancient forms: lamps & lanterns
    ancient forms: lamps & lanterns
    Mo., 06. Mai
    06. Mai 2024, 19:00 – 21:20
    Wien, Florianigasse 54/5, 1080 Wien, Austria
    06. Mai 2024, 19:00 – 21:20
    Wien, Florianigasse 54/5, 1080 Wien, Austria
    Join us for a one-of-a-kind pottery adventure that intertwines archaeological discoveries with the ancient art of crafting clay! Our class offers a creative exploration through art and history.
  • ancient forms: beads & pendants
    ancient forms: beads & pendants
    Mo., 29. Apr.
    29. Apr. 2024, 19:00 – 21:20
    commonroom, Florianigasse 54/5, 1080 Wien, Austria
    29. Apr. 2024, 19:00 – 21:20
    commonroom, Florianigasse 54/5, 1080 Wien, Austria
    Join us for a one-of-a-kind pottery adventure that intertwines archaeological discoveries with the ancient art of crafting clay! Our class offers a creative exploration through art and history.
  • Ancient forms: the medusa effect
    Ancient forms: the medusa effect
    Sa., 20. Apr.
    20. Apr. 2024, 10:00 – 13:00 MESZ
    commonroom, Florianigasse 54, 1080 Wien, Austria
    20. Apr. 2024, 10:00 – 13:00 MESZ
    commonroom, Florianigasse 54, 1080 Wien, Austria
    Join us for a unique experience that combines the beauty of Medusa’s myth with the art of pottery!
  • Ancient forms: dragons
    Ancient forms: dragons
    Sa., 23. März
    23. März 2024, 10:00 – 13:00 MEZ
    commonroom, Florianigasse 54, 1080 Wien, Austria
    23. März 2024, 10:00 – 13:00 MEZ
    commonroom, Florianigasse 54, 1080 Wien, Austria
    Join us for a unique experience that combines ancient mythology's beauty with pottery's art!
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Ancient forms: childhood & toys

Step into the enchanting world of antiquity's childhood and toys! Unleash your creativity in our pottery class, where you'll craft ancient toys inspired by archaeological finds. An archaeologist (Alexandra Dolea) and a pottery artisan architect (Özlem Taskin Önen) will guide you.

You will be provided with all the required materials including clay, tools, and glazes!

Date & time: 1.10.2023      14:00-17:00

Place: commonroom, Florianigasse 54, 1080, Vienna

Tutors: Alexandra Dolea & Özlem Taskin Önen

Price: 70€

Language: English

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Archaeology for kids
trial class

Calling all young explorers!

Have you ever dreamed of unearthing ancient treasures, solving mysteries, and unlocking the secrets of the past? Now's your chance to embark on an incredible journey through time!

What to expect:

  • explore the fascinating world of archaeology.

  • learn how archaeologists dig, study artefacts, and piece together history.

  • get hands-on experience with real archaeological tools.

  • unearth hidden treasures buried beneath the surface.

  • meet and interact with a genuine archaeologist who will be your guide.

Why attend: this trial archaeology class is a unique opportunity for your child to:

  • foster a love for history, science, and exploration.

  • develop problem-solving skills by deciphering clues from the past.

  • gain insight into cultures and civilizations from around the world.

  • experience hands-on learning in a fun and engaging way.

  • connect with like-minded young adventurers.

Alexandra dolea is a doctor in ancient history and archaeology. She is an archaeologist and researcher with over 15 years of fieldwork experience. She is offering unique classes that combine archaeology, history, and arts and crafts, allowing the participants to engage with verified scientific information while also becoming creators themselves.

Date & time: 9.10.2023      16:30-17:30

Place: commonroom, Florianigasse 54, 1080, Vienna

Tutor: Alexandra Dolea

Price: 8€/p.p.

Ages: 10-14

Language: English

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Ancient forms:

ghostly delights

Embark on an enchanting journey into the mystical realm of ancient forms at our one-of-a-kind pottery event! Discover the ethereal allure of spirits, ghosts, and even vampires as we fuse history and creativity in an unforgettable experience.

Guided by an Archaeologist: Delve into the secrets of ancient civilizations and the eerie myths that surround them. Uncover the stories of the past and unearth the inspiration for your unique masterpiece.

Molding magic with a pottery artisan: let your imagination take flight as you work side by side with a skilled pottery artisan. Transform raw clay into a hauntingly beautiful work of art that captures the essence of the otherworldly.

No experience needed: whether you're a seasoned artist or a first-time creator, this event welcomes all skill levels. Our expert guides will provide step-by-step assistance, ensuring your journey into the past is both enjoyable and rewarding.

The price includes all materials (clay, tools, and glazes) and firing.

Date & time: 22.10.2023      11:00-14:00

Place: commonroom, Florianigasse 54, 1080, Vienna

Tutors: Alexandra Dolea & Özlem Taskin Önen

Price: 70€

Language: English

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Ancient forms:

body image & sexuality

Curious how people related to their bodies and sexuality thousands of years ago? And how this translated into ancient pottery?

Join us for a special series of pottery classes that will bring archaeology and ancient history closer to you.

Through these guided sessions, you will become acquainted with ancient ceramic forms and will reproduce different objects through various techniques (pinch, coil, slab, free hand etc.) every session.

You will be provided with all the required materials including clay, tools, and glazes!

Date & time: 2.10.-20.11.2023      19:00-21:00

Place: commonroom, Florianigasse 54, 1080, Vienna

Tutors: Alexandra Dolea & Özlem Taskin Önen

Price: 350€/semester

45€/class (single class visits also possible)

Language: English

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*Please be advised that the pottery semester class may contain adult content. this content may include discussions and depictions of mature themes such as nudity, sexuality, and violence. While these topics are essential to the artistic process and the exploration of creative expression, they may not be suitable for all audiences. If you feel uncomfortable or triggered by such content, please let the instructor know, and accommodations can be made. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment for all participants, and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.*

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Ancient forms:

krampus & nicolo

Get ready for a fascinating journey that's as easy-going as it is enlightening! We're about to explore the incredible world of two famous characters from Central Europe - Krampus and Nicolo. Ever wondered where their traditions came from? Curious about what's real and what's just wild tales? Well, you're in for a treat - join us for an event that mixes history, archaeology, and some crafty fun in the most delightful way!

Embrace your inner artist as we honour the traditions, myths, fears, and joys of Krampus and Nicolo through pottery-making. You'll have a blast creating your very own pottery pieces inspired by these legendary figures. It's hands-on, creative, and a fantastic way to connect with the past.

This isn't just any event - it's a chance to dive into Central European folklore and have a blast with friends and family. Whether you're a history buff, an explorer, or just looking for a unique day out, you're welcome to join us!

No experience needed: whether you're a seasoned artist or a first-time creator, this event welcomes all skill levels. Our expert guides will provide step-by-step assistance, ensuring your journey into the past is both enjoyable and rewarding.

The price includes all materials (clay, tools, and glazes) and firing.

Date & time: 19.11.2023      14:00-17:00

Place: commonroom, Florianigasse 54, 1080, Vienna

Tutors: Alexandra Dolea & Özlem Taskin Önen

Price: 70€

Language: English

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Ancient forms:

yule & winter solstice

Ever wondered how our ancestors celebrated the winter? Well, buckle up because we're taking you on a wild ride through history and archaeology, topped off with some wicked pottery-making inspired by ancient traditions, myths, and celebrations!

Yule and the Winter Solstice - these festivities are deeply rooted in our shared heritage. Join us as we hop in a time machine and dig up the dirt on these legendary celebrations. We're talking ancient customs, rituals, and beliefs that'll blow your mind!

Unleash your inner artist and create some epic pottery pieces inspired by these age-old traditions. It's like stepping back in time with your hands in the clay. Craft your own masterpiece and let the creativity flow!

No experience needed: Whether you're a seasoned artist or a first-time creator, this event welcomes all skill levels. Our expert guides will provide step-by-step assistance, ensuring your journey into the past is both enjoyable and rewarding.

The price includes all materials (clay, tools, and glazes) and firing.

Date & time: 26.11.2023      11:00-14:00

Place: commonroom, Florianigasse 54, 1080, Vienna

Tutors: Alexandra Dolea & Özlem Taskin Önen

Price: 70€

Language: English

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Archaeology for kids
semester course

Join us for an unforgettable adventure as we dive into the captivating world of archaeology, history, and creativity. This 8-week semester course is designed to inspire curiosity, critical thinking, and artistic expression while uncovering mysteries of the past.

Highlights of the semester course:

  • learn archaeology: gain insights from an expert who will guide you through the wonders of the past.

  • how to dig & understand the past: discover the techniques and methods used by archaeologists to excavate and interpret history.

  • exploring fascinating topics: each week, we’ll delve into different themes, including (pre)history, art & architecture, inventions, treasures & common objects.

  • hands-on activities: the classes feature exciting hands-on activities that allow you to explore, create, and learn.

  • teamwork & individual tasks: collaborate with fellow adventurers while also improving your individual skills.

  • certificate of participation: upon completing the course, receive a certificate recognizing your dedication and newfound knowledge.

Why enroll:

  • experience a unique blend of science and art, combining verified scientific information with creative expression.

  • cultivate a deep appreciation for archaeology, history, & cultural heritage.

  • develop problem-solving skills and a love for learning.

  • create your own archaeological masterpieces through arts and crafts projects.

  • meet other young adventurers and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Date & time: 16.10.-4.12.2023      16:30-17:30

Place: commonroom, Florianigasse 54, 1080, Vienna

Tutor: Alexandra Dolea

Price: 224€/p.p.

Ages: 10-14

Language: English

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Ancient forms:

saturnalia & christmas

Buckle up for an adventure that will transport you through the ages! We're diving headfirst into Saturnalia, the most popular of Roman festivals. But that's not all – we're diving into the fascinating links between Saturnalia, Christmas, and New Year's, all while adding a touch of creativity with pottery-making.

Saturnalia: Rome's ultimate party
Let's dive into history together and uncover the wonders of Saturnalia. From celebrations to generous gift-giving, we're bringing this timeless festivity to life.
Get your hands dirty: ready to unleash your inner artist? Brace yourselves for a pottery-making experience that draws inspiration from age-old traditions, myths, and jubilant celebrations. Craft your own masterpiece and connect with history in a creative way.
No experience needed: whether you're a seasoned artist or a first-time creator, this event welcomes all skill levels. Our expert guides will provide step-by-step assistance, ensuring your journey into the past is both enjoyable and rewarding.

The price includes all materials (clay, tools, and glazes) and firing.

Date & time: 10.12.2023      11:00-14:00

Place: commonroom, Florianigasse 54, 1080, Vienna

Tutors: Alexandra Dolea & Özlem Taskin Önen

Price: 70€

Language: English

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Ancient forms:

Valentine's in the clay of time

Join us for a unique Valentine's Day experience that combines the beauty of ancient history with the art of pottery! 

Our pottery class will transport you on a creative journey through time as you learn the ancient techniques of crafting pottery, all while celebrating the spirit of love.

 

In this hands-on workshop, you will:

  • discover the history behind the Valentine’s Day celebration

  • learn pottery-making techniques dating back to ancient times

  • create your unique pottery piece inspired by art and history

  • enjoy a fun and interactive experience perfect for couples and friends

No experience is needed: whether you're a seasoned artist or a first-time creator, this event welcomes all skill levels. Our expert guides will provide step-by-step assistance, ensuring your journey into the past is both enjoyable and rewarding.

During the class, you'll create your project with our assistance. On the same day, the pieces will be coloured, and within two weeks, they will undergo firing and be ready for pickup.

The price includes all materials (clay, tools, and glazes) and firing.

 

Özlem has been a pottery artisan and architect for about 20 years and she will introduce you to the world of clay.

Alexandra is a doctor in ancient history and archaeology. She has been participating in various excavation projects for over 15 years and she will acquaint you with the everyday life of ancient people and their ceramics.

Date & time: 10.2.2024      10:00-12:00

Place: commonroom, Florianigasse 54, 1080, Vienna

Tutors: Alexandra Dolea & Özlem Taskin Önen

Price: 70€ / person        

Language: English

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Ancient forms:

fantastic beasts &

how to clay them

Are you ready to embark on a creative journey that fuses the enchanting worlds of mythology, history, and the arts and crafts? Join us for a pottery semester class like no other, where we’ll shape fantastical creatures inspired by ancient legends and myths!

No experience is needed: whether you're a seasoned artist or a first-time creator, this event welcomes all skill levels. Our expert guides will provide step-by-step assistance, ensuring your journey into the past is both enjoyable and rewarding.

The price includes all materials (clay, tools, and glazes) and firing.

​Özlem has been a pottery artisan and architect for about 20 years and she will introduce you to the world of clay.

Alexandra is a doctor in ancient history and archaeology. She has been participating in various excavation projects for over 15 years and will acquaint you with the ancient mythical creatures and their stories.

Date & time: 22.01. - 11.03.2024      19:00-21:00

Place: commonroom, Florianigasse 54, 1080, Vienna

Tutors: Alexandra Dolea & Özlem Taskin Önen

Price: 390€ / semester        55€ / class (single class visits also possible)

Language: English

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Ancient forms:

dragons

Join us for a unique experience that combines ancient mythology's beauty with pottery's art! Our class will transport you on a creative journey through time as you learn ancient pottery crafting techniques. In this hands-on workshop, you will:

  • learn pottery-making techniques dating back to ancient times

  • create your unique pottery piece inspired by art and history

  • connect with yourself & like-minded people and do more of what you love​.

During the class, you'll create your project with our assistance. On the same day, the pieces will be coloured, and within two weeks, they will undergo firing and be ready for pickup.

No experience is needed: whether you're a seasoned artist or a first-time creator, this event welcomes all skill levels. Our expert guides will provide step-by-step assistance, ensuring your journey into the past is both enjoyable and rewarding.

The price includes all materials (clay, tools, and glazes) plus firing.​

Özlem has been a pottery artisan and architect for about 20 years and she will introduce you to the world of clay.

Alexandra is a doctor in ancient history and archaeology. She has been participating in various excavation projects for over 15 years and she will acquaint you with the everyday life of ancient people and their ceramics.

Date & time: 23.3.2024      10:00-13:00 

Place: commonroom, Florianigasse 54, 1080, Vienna

Tutors: Alexandra Dolea & Özlem Taskin Önen

Price: 90€ / person        

Language: English

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Ancient forms:

the Medusa effect

Join us for a unique experience that combines the beauty of Medusa’s myth with the art of pottery!

Our class will transport you on a creative journey through art and history, while you detach from the everyday life struggles and invest more in yourself. In this hands-on workshop, you will:

  • disconnect from the present and join a hands-on activity

  • discover the history behind the Medusa myth

  • learn pottery-making techniques dating back to ancient times

  • create your unique pottery piece inspired by art and history

  • pursue new passions and do more of what you love

​During the class, you'll create your project with our assistance. On the same day, the pieces will be coloured, and within two weeks, they will undergo firing and be ready for pickup.

No experience is needed: whether you're a seasoned artist or a first-time creator, this event welcomes all skill levels. Our expert guides will provide step-by-step assistance, ensuring your journey into the past is both enjoyable and rewarding.

The price includes all materials (clay, tools, and glazes) plus firing.​

Özlem has been a pottery artisan and architect for about 20 years and she will introduce you to the world of clay.

Alexandra is a doctor in ancient history and archaeology. She has been participating in various excavation projects for over 15 years and she will acquaint you with the everyday life of ancient people and their ceramics.

Date & time: 20.4.2024      10:00-13:00

Place: commonroom, Florianigasse 54, 1080, Vienna

Tutors: Alexandra Dolea & Özlem Taskin Önen

Price: 90€ / person        

Language: English

Book your place

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