-- LIVING WITH ARTISTS --
Skolidays - skool + holidays -
Combine art classes led by professional tutors with leisurely pursuits and trips around the magical island of Kea.
LIVING WITH ARTISTS
SKETCHING RETREAT IN KEA ISLAND
WORKSHOP WITH HUGO COSTA
MAY 11-15 2022
Painting sessions take place in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and beautiful outdoor locations around the island. This workshop in Kea is designed to give you confidence and enjoy sketching and painting wherever you are, gazing at white Greek village, natural landscapes or the way light is casted in an ancient ruin. Throughout the course we’ll work spontaneously in a variety of themes, where I’ll show you to learn to see the world by drawing, how to compose and structure your drawings and to keep your watercolors fresh and alive.
Each day will start with a short demo and end with a critique, while sitting in a beautiful location, as an ancient theatre or a Mediterranean beach. We will work progressively, from simple to complex scenes, from line to values, from one color to richer color schemes. As part of a small group, you’ll have plenty of individual attention as we work, allowing you to develop at your own pace concepts as composition, perspective, simplifying a scene or capturing the essence of a place. There will be different approaches in each location adapted for beginners or advanced sketchers. We’ll focus on having fun while we sketch, recording as much as we can as we move around town.
The aim is to have you return home with great memories on fat book filled with personal sketches. After this workshop, as you will learn to see Kea through your drawings, I am sure this island will become even more beautiful.
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Aside from the practical aspects of our Skolidays, you can explore the local villages, meet the locals, visit unique archaeological sites, learn the history of the island and enjoy time with like-minded people.
Skill expected from us before attending the workshop:
Just a lot of will to learn, sketch and have fun!
What is the level that we should ideally acquire during the workshop?
Hard question, depends on how hard you work, ideally learn "basic concepts such as composition, perspective ( 1VP, 2 VP, 3VP, fish eye, ....) , line concepts, and techniques.
Then, tonal values and colour concepts. Finally, techniques to apply those values and colours like cross-hatching and mainly watercolour" is the goal.
Prices range from 1.500-1800 euros
Early bird discount 20% until March 30
What’s included :
All tuition with Hugo Costa
Accommodation 4 nights at Tetrapolis Keos
Port pick up
Welcome tote bag
Sunset cocktails at the swimming pool
Any transport to and from sketching locations
Daily snacks & fruits
2 dinners at local tavernas
2 dinners with organic local ingredients at Tetrapolis Keos
Flights to Athens & ferry to Kea island
The complex includes five self-catering houses, completely independent of each other. In front of the houses is a large 25 meters long swimming pool, with large pergolas, a large deck area for sunbathing, offering a fantastic sea and sunset view. Tetrapolis Keos is the ideal place for holiday and relaxation.
You may never have heard of Kea island, because it's been a bit of a secret destination, known mainly to travellers who like to venture off the beaten track.
Is the closest island to the mainland of the Cyclades group of islands. It has a brilliant climate and topography and it is this landscape that over the years has drawn Athenian painters. Kea has escaped mass tourism and preserved its natural beauty in part because it has no airport and island-hoppers mostly go via Pireaus. The port for Kea, Lavrio is less known but in fact more easily accessible from Athens airport and has regular services taking one hour.
For your reservation and further information, please contact us:
VOURKARI, KEA ISLAND
P.O. BOX 1015
GREECE, 84 002
Tel: +30 697 4427085