Diffused by Light; Rooted in Earth - Plein Air Printmaking with Catherine Kernan

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May 28 - June 10 2017 
Diffused by Light; Rooted in Earth - Plein Air Printmaking in Greece with Catherine Kernan

Conceived to combine artmaking with an escape from the routine, this workshop combines high level instruction with inspiration from the extraordinary landscape and history of the Aegean islands. 

We'll combine expeditions into the field with independent studio time, demonstrations and critiques to give maximum flexibility for individual styles and rhythms of working. Catherine's teaching style and the workshop structure encourage the evolution of each artist's personal creative vision in response to the light infused atmosphere and landscape of the Greek islands.

Your drawings, drypoints and trace monotypes generated 'en plein air' might be completed works or source material for printmaking projects. We'll collect, ink, and print found shapes and materials with a press or by hand.  Monotypes, collagraphs, stencils and relief blocks will be other options. You'll experience the pleasure of working with environmentally responsible, fume-free, soy-based and water-misible intaglio inks. The results may be incorporated into collage and mixed media - or challenge yourself to devise a framework for synthesizing the parts as a book, a box , a scroll or a sculpture. Whatever form your artwork takes will be your personal record of an extraordinary journey taken for 14 glorious days.

Daily morning classes will be held from 9:30 am-12:30 pm. Afternoons are free to enjoy the island or to develop your own work. We'll meet again in the early evening for art discussions and critiques. On alternate evenings, you'll enjoy cultural presentations that will introduce you to the language, history, mythology and customs of Greece - and an evening of Greek music and dance!

Our program begins with an inspiring 2 day visit to Athens, highlighted by tours of the ancient Acropolis, the spectacular new Acropolis Museum and the Ancient Agora. We'll dine in lively tavernas and explore the quaint streets of this legendary city. We'll conclude with a visit to the Sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi, famed for its magnificent mountain setting and the beauty of its monuments.

Open the doors to a new level of creativity in a setting that echoes its ancient Greek origins and inspires new directions - the beautiful island of Skopelos! 

All levels welcome.

Faculty:  Catherine  Kernan    View Catherine's Work


Tuition: Early Bird Discount: $2795 until November 14 2016
Full Tuition:$2945
Spouse/Non-student: $$2395
*This workshop has a $50 Materials Fee in addition to Program Tuition. The materials provided include intaglio inks and basic printmaking supplies: magnesium carbonate, palette knives, cleaning supplies, tape, rulers, scissors, cutting knives, hand printing tools, rags, sponges, newsprint, wiping fabric, a selection of inking tools, PVA glue, etc.
Traditional printmaking paper will be available for sale at $3.50 / sheet, as will roll Kitakata that can be cut to size and purchased. Plastic printing plates will be available for a modest fee, as will some Shina wood blocks for woodcut.

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

To enroll in this program: 

Please contact the Island Center and complete and submit the on-line enrollment form. We'll send you instructions on how to submit your $200 deposit check to hold your place. The deposit is non-refundable, except in the case of program cancelation. The Deposit deadline is March 1 2017.  Full payment is due on or before April 1 2017.
For Refund Policies, please see Program Costs and Enrollment Deadlines.

Tuition Fee includes: daily classes, 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.

Note: Prices may be subject to an increase of no more than 5% due to fluctuation in international exchange rates.