"Sketch into Paint" Workshop in Greece with Emily Passman
If you're interested or would like more information about this course, please click hereinfo@islandcenter.org

September 1 - 14 2017

"Sketch into Paint" Workshop in Greece with Emily  Passman

Join Emily on the artistic and cultural journey of a lifetime: a 2 week "sketch into paint" workshop where Mediterranean light and color come together - on the stunning island of Skopelos!

You'll learn to shake up and loosen your plein air skills, or if you're a beginner, you'll start a painting process which uses a step by step method of incorporating sketching and color studies into the development of your work.

On Skopelos we'll work in an array of inspirational painting locales: Along the dazzling shores of the Aegean, in the quiet sanctuary of a monastery, in lush gardens scented with jasmine and lemon trees, and in a traditional Greek village with age-old Byzantine churches and colorful wooden balconies overflowing with bougainvillea. We'll spend a day painting at the spectacular chapel of Agios Yiannis, the setting for Sophie's wedding in the hit film Mama Mia!
Daily morning classes will focus on seeing and drawing techniques designed to connect you to a new landscape and help you achieve a natural approach to composition and the development of a finished piece. Many times, these fresh, wonderfully loose studies will become your workshop masterpieces! Your paintings on prepared paper or canvas will incoporate all these earlier steps, resulting in colorful finished pieces that maintain a sense of realism without loosing that loose, fresh sense of spontaneity!

Afternoons are free to enjoy the island or continue developing your own work. We'll meet again in the early evening for art discussions, critques and an exchange of ideas. On alternate evenings you'll enjoy a series of cultural presentations that will introduce you to the history, mythology and traditions of Greece - and an evening of Greek music and dancing!

Our program begins 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 quaint streets of this legendary city and dine in lively tavernas. Our Greek adventure will conclude with a visit to the ancient Sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi, famous for its magnificent mountain setting and the beauty of its monuments. 

Don't miss this chance to experience the joys of en plein air in a relaxed and inspirational setting with expert instruction and the camaraderie of a small group of learners. Enjoy Greek food, delightful wines, new friends, breath-taking vistas and the incomparable history and hospitality of Greece!

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Tuition:  Early Bird Discount:  $2837 until January 20, 2017
Full Tuiition (after January 20, 2017):  $2987
Spouse/Non- Student: $2320

If you're interested or would like more information about this course, please click here: info@islandcenter.org

To enroll in this program: 

Please contact the Island Center first. Then you'll need to complete an on-line enrollment form and submit a $200 deposit by June 15 2017. The deposit is non-refundable, except in the case of program cancelation. Full payment is due on or before June 16 2017. For Refund Policies, please see Program Costs and Enrollment Deadlines.

Fees include: Tuition, double occupancy accommodations in Athens and Skopelos (an additional fee of $530 provides single occupancy), cultural workshops, 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 site and museum visits, cultural workshops and social activities.