Capturing the Legendary Light & Color of Greece
September 1-14 2020
The dazzling color, light and landscape of Skopelos will be your muse during this inspirational 2 week water-based painting and drawing workshop. Plein air morning classes will take place in an array of stunning painting locales. You’ll work in the cobblestone lanes of a traditional Greek village, in charming fishing ports and majestic Byzantine mountain chapels – or surrounded by ancient olive groves descending to the sparkling waters of the Aegean.
You’ll be guided and supported throughout the process of working from nature with the emphasis on simplifying the complexity of what you see and capturing its essense, either representationally or expressively. We’ll focus on small format mixed media drawings and paintings, working quickly, simplifying and responding to the environment.
Alternate painting sessions in the open air studio will present opportunities for you to expand on your plein air studies through experiments in abstraction, expressive color and alternative tools. Liz will encourage each student to develop new approaches, take risks and move beyond their comfort zone in a supportive, collaborative environment.
Afternoons are free to continue working independently or relax, swim, explore and enjoy the island. We’ll meet again in the early evening for art discussions and a special series of cultural presentations that will introduce you to Greek history, mythology and customs, as well as an evening of Greek music and dancing!
Our workshop begins with an inspiring visit to Athens, highlighted by tours of the Acropolis, the spectacular new Acropolis Museum and the Ancient Agora. We’ll explore the timeless streets of this legendary city and dine in lively tavernas. We’ll return to Athens, concluding our class with a visit to the National Archeological Museum which houses the world’s finest collection of ancient Greek Art.
This is the perfect opportunity to experiment, develop new approaches to your work and savor the delights of Greek island life in a setting of extraordinary beauty and Aegean color.
All levels Welcome!
Faculty: Elizabeth Awalt View Liz’s Work
Tuition with double occupancy: $3635
(Single occupancy option provided for an an additional fee of $575)
Fee includes tuition, double occupancy accommodations in Athens and Skopelos, cultural presentations, land and sea travel in Greece including Athens/Skopelos/Athens, field trips and museum admissions; does not include airfare and most meals. Spouse/Non-students are excluded from studio classes but may enjoy all other facets of the program including field trips, archaeological sites and museum visits, cultural presentations and social activities.
Enrollment Deadline: May 15 2020. For full Enrollment Info, Costs, Deadlines and Refund Policies, please see Enrollment & Costs