Mixed Media Travel Journal with Merill Comeau & Jodi Colella – Scenes, Senses and Stories of Greece
September 1-14 2023
Join collaborative teachers Merill and Jodi for an exciting mixed media exploration that uses all your senses to capture your time on the stunning island of Skopelos!
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, this workshop will give you the opportunity to discover your unique creative voice. You’ll immerse yourself in a place of spectacular beauty and learn skills to translate your impressions into a uniquely personal mixed media travel journal.
Each morning we’ll work together in a supportive atmosphere that fosters spontaneity while learning new techniques and approaches. With daily demonstrations and assignments, you’ll experiment with textiles, paper, printing, dyeing, drawing, painting and writing. Projects will include botanical and geli printing, stamping, stenciling, weaving, stitching, simple bookmaking and landscape sketching. Some materials for collage will be created onsite from scratch including our own inks and printed papers, and we’ll incorporate the exotic, unexpected materials that you’ll discover in a Greek island environment. Simple mixed media exercises will enhance your ability to capture your impressions and sharpen your observational skills. Both group and individual studio time will enable you to develop your preferred techniques or try your hand at something new and challenging.
Afternoons are free to continue working independently or swim, relax, and explore the island. You’ll enjoy the camaraderie as you participate in a series of cultural presentations on topics ranging from Greek mythology, history, the traditional role of women & men, as well as an evening of Greek folk dance and music. Field trips to special sites on the island, social activities, group dinners and free time round out a rich and varied art travel program.
Our Greek adventure begins with an inspiring 2 day visit to Athens, highlighted by tours of the Acropolis, the spectacular Acropolis Museum and the Ancient Agora, and we’ll conclude our journey with a final night in the heart of this legendary city.
Don’t miss this opportunity to make inspired art and savor the delights of Greek island life!
All levels welcome!
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)
Materials Fee: $40. Fee includes mediums, dyes, threads and assorted tools.
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 of the program including field trips, archaeological sites and museum visits, cultural presentations and social activities
Enrollment Deadline: May 15 2023. For full Enrollment Info, Costs, Deadlines and Refund Policies, please see: Enrollment & Costs