Capture Greece in Living Color with Kat O’Connor
June 1-14 2023
Come join Master Painter Kat O’Connor for her fifth plein air painting workshop on the stunning Greek island of Skopelos!
This two week program offers you the opportunity to engage in the creative process in an environment of spectacular natural beauty and dazzling color. Once on the island, you’ll paint among olive groves, along the shores of the Aegean and in the quiet sanctuary of a monastery. A day will be spent painting at the fabulous chapel of Agios Yiannis on the Rock, the location for Sophie’s wedding in the film Mama Mia!
Instruction will focus on gaining confidence in painting and drawing on-site. Mornings will be spent learning how to develop strong compositional studies, preparatory sketches and color studies, as a reference for completing works en plein air or in the studio at a later date. Afternoons are free to explore the island, swim, relax or develop your work. We’ll meet again the early evening for critiques or cultural presentations.
Work in your favorite medium – watercolor, pastel, oils (traditional or water-soluble) acrylics or colored pencil, and come with a basic understanding of that medium. If you can pack it, you can use it! Course instruction will involve lectures, one-on-one time with Kat and group critiques. A special series of cultural presentations will introduce you to Greek, history, traditions, mythology, the changing role of women, as well as an evening of Greek music and folk dancing!
Our program begins with an inspiring two day visit to Athens, highlighted by tours of the Acropolis, the spectacular Acropolis Museum and the ancient Agora. We’ll dine in lively tavernas and explore the ancient streets of historic Athens. Our Greek adventure closes with a final night in the heart of this legendary city. Join us for the art/travel opportunity of a lifetime!
(Note: Most painting is done out of doors and requires moderate walking and carrying abilities.)
Class size is limited so don’t wait to sign up!
Faculty: Kat O’ Connor View Kat’s Work
Basic Double occupancy Studio: $4120
Single occupancy Studio: $4560
Double occupancy 2 bedroom apartment: $4380
Non-Student /Spouse: $3550 (Price may vary depending on accommodation choice)
Tuition with DeLuxe Occupancy in Skopelos
Double occupancy DeLuxe Studio: $4230
Single occupancy DeLuxe Studio: $4740
Double occupancy Deluxe One-Bedroom Apartment (large double bed – perfect for couples who want more space): $4340
For Accommodation details & photos see: Accommodations
Fees includes: Workshop Tuition, 13 nights accommodations in Athens and Skopelos, Cultural presentations, land and sea travel in Greece including Athens/Skopelos RT, 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 o
lf the program including field trips, archaeological sites and museum visits, cultural presentations and social activities
Enrollment Deadline: March 1 2023. For full Enrollment Info, Costs, Deadlines and Refund Policies, please see Enrollment & Costs