2-month workshop with Ioanna Natsikou

Νovember, 12 – December, 17 2015
Duration: 24 hours

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In this course, the goal is primarily to liberate the mind through several exercises of experimentation and play, so that we can set ourselves free of any constraints. At the same time, through observation, we will try to understand the mechanisms of creativity – how it works and what impedes it – in order for each one to approach and discover his/her personal creative identity.
Having the body as a starting point, we will ask ourselves “what is it, how does it think and how do we get related to it”. The course is open towards several directions, but, mainly it studies and focuses on the interaction between body and jewelry piece/object.
During our two-month voyage, the necessary “tools” will include curiosity, experimentation, persistence, observation and the development of critical thinking, fantasy and collaboration. To quote Frank Capra, “A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something” and Einstein “Logic will take you from A to B, imagination will take you everywhere”.

Instructor: Ioanna Natsikou
Workshop duration: 24 hours / November, 12 – December, 17 2015
Schedule: every Thursday, 17:00-21:00
Number of participants: 4 – 8 people
Participation cost: € 240 + VAT 23%


Ioanna Natsikou
Born 1974 // Athens, Greece
2013-2012 // BFA in Contemporary Jewelry, Alchimia School of Contemporary Jewelry, Florence, Italy
2010-2012 // Silversmithing and Jewelry Design, Mokume , Athens, Greece
1995-1997 // Art History, Institut Francais, Athens, Greece
1993-1995 // Interior design, Instituto Pantheon, Rome, Italy

2014 // Develop your script, Charon Kransen, Athens, Greece
2014 // Face Now, Ruudt Peters & Estela Saez, Ravenstein, Netherlands
2013 // Creative process, Christoph Zellweger, Florence, Italy
2013 // Textile Techniques in Metal, Doris Maninger, Florence, Italy
2012 // RED workshop, Ruudt Peters, Florence, Italy

Work Experience
2015 // Jeweltelling, Jewelry Workshop, Athens, Greece
2015 // Out of the Box, Material experimentation workshop, Athens, Greece
2000-2010 // Founder of small business. Manufacture and distribution of handmade goods

Group Exhibitions
2013 // International Gradutation Show, Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands
2013 // Joya fair, Alchimia stand, Barcelona, Spain
2013 // Sieraad fair, Alchimia stand, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2013 // Humans we are, Alchimia graduation show, Florence, Italy
2012 // The distant relative of a blind man, Gallery ABOUT, Athens, Greece