June 1-14 2020
Stitching Nature and Culture on a Greek Island with Jodi Colella
Come join Jodi Colella on the Aegean Island of Skopelos and treat yourself to a world of art, culture and discovery!
This unique fiber workshop promotes experimentation, sharing of ideas and access to materials and knowledge. We’ll explore the beaches and surrounding gardens in search of inspiration. Back at the studio, you’ll print, stitch, sculpt, dye, weave, embroider and paint to create unique abstractions compelled by Greek culture, with the breathtaking island vistas as your muse.
Each morning you’ll be introduced to a different technique such as abstracted embroidery, naturally dyed bundles, shibori techniques and more. Together we’ll explore process, experimentation and invention while expanding our repertoire of skills. You will accumulate a collection of studies and have the option to concentrate on a personal approach during the final days as you define your vision and forge new artistic territory. Our goal is to provide a safe space to take risks, encourage self-expression and nurture personal discoveries.
Afternoons will be free to work independently in our spectacular outdoor studio, swim and relax, or explore the island and village in search of found objects and images for new artwork. In the evening we’ll share our discoveries and learn about local folklore and culture. Group Art discussions will be scheduled for several evenings between 6 and 7:30 PM. You’ll enjoy the camaraderie as you participate in a series of cultural presentations on topics that range from social customs, the changing roles of Greek women, mythology, folk dance and music. Field trips to special sites on the island organized social activities, group dinners and free time round out a rich and varied program.
Our workshop will begin with an inspiring 2-day visit to Athens, highlighted by tours of the Acropolis, the ancient Agora and the spectacular new Acropolis Museum. We’ll explore the streets and markets of this legendary city and dine in lively tavernas. Our workshop concludes in Athens with a visit to the National Archeological Museum which houses the world’s finest collection of ancient Greek Art.
Open the doors to new techniques and a new level of creativity in a setting that echoes its ancient Greek origins and simultaneously inspires new directions!
All levels Welcome!
Faculty: Jodi Colella View Jodi’s Work
Full Tuition: (double occupancy: $3635)
(Single occupancy option provided for an an additional fee of $575)
Materials Fee: $100 fee includes all materials for our projects: silks, muslins, paints, mediums, dyes, threads and assorted tools.
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: March 6 2020. For full Enrollment Info, Costs, Deadlines and Refund Policies, please see Enrollment & Costs