JUNE 12 – 18, 2023
Ikaria with its history and mythology, and with its special architecture is an inspiring place. It has rich vegetation, steep mountains with thin peaks, forests, natural springs and rivers with waterfalls, rocky areas and beaches. The intense changes of scenery and colors make it an ideal place to wander with your colors and capture on paper what piques your interest. In this seminar, we will not only paint landscape, but also animals, insects, herbs, or the human body.
The first day will be a day of getting to know each other. Each participant will receive his materials: watercolors, brushes, pencils and papers. We will sit in the workshop area, initially there will be a theoretical introduction, and we will discuss some characteristics of watercolor. At the same time on our table, there will be some objects, as a still life that those who want can start drawing while we talk to familiarize themselves with watercolor materials.
This will be the first official creation day. In the morning we walk along the river and make frequent and short stops for painting. We focus on small details on plants or insects. In our afternoon meeting we paint Nas beach from afar.
On this day, we will take our watercolors to the beach. Rocks, banks of the river with reeds and the breaking wave, we chose and sketch. In our afternoon meeting we will try to paint a sunset. This takes effort because the colors change very quickly!
Hiking day! The schedule will change today, we will start at 10 and finish around 4 with no break in between. We will follow a magical path that goes around Raches village with an experienced guide. With regular stops in a green landscape, we will paint the river, trees, bridges, old settlements, and wherever we find an ideal spot we will sit down to have our picnic.
On the fifth day, the program will have a model. You can do quick pencil sketches to familiarize yourself, then try your hands at watercolors. In the afternoon, those who wish can try to transfer their design to a white plate with ceramic colors which will then be polished and baked.
In the morning we have a walk in Gialiskari village. We will paint the harbor with the boats, the small church, or the village from afar. In the afternoon the participants are free to wander around Nas and paint what they liked best or sit in the workshop and finish any paintings they didn’t finish.
Unfortunately, this will be the day of departure.
One participant in a single room 1035€ / person
Two participants sharing a double room 935€ / person
Seminar cost without accommodation, food and transport 480€ / person
Interested parties are invited to fill out the form at this link. To reserve your participation in the seminar, a bank transfer of 30% of the final amount must be made (a reply email will be sent to you with accurate information after completing the form.) You can cancel your registration free of charge (you will be fully refunded payment in advance). Advance payments will not be refunded for cancellations made 20 days or less before the start date. The finalization of the participation requires the payment of the entire amount.
The courses are held in English and Greek.
- The price includes:
- the training,
- all the necessary materials and tools,
- a six-day overnight stay in a single or double room,
- one breakfast and one main meal per day at Artemis Restaurant (in the same area).
Also, for participants who arrive on the first day of the seminar and who depart on the 7th, there will be free transportation to and from the airport. (Those who wish to come to Ikaria on other dates than those of the seminar will have to organize themselves their transportation to Artemis Studio.)
Everyone who participates on the first day of the seminar will receive a bag with all the necessary tools they will need during the course and keep these afterwards. You don’t require any preparation, experience or having your own tools or materials, (unless you want to).
Artemis Restaurant is one of the founding members of the Slow Food Ikaria community, with respect for “good, clean and fair food for all”. It supports local producers, offering visitors a variety of vegetarian dishes of the Ikarian cuisine, but also fine local meat, pasta and dairy products, good wine and, depending on the weather, fresh fish. Participants can have unlimited drinks throughout the day (alcoholic drinks and soft drinks are not included).
If you want to stay more nights or stay with a friend (who will not participate in the seminar), please contact us for availability.
All participants must take care upon their departure to either pick up the projects they have made, or in collaboration with us pack them to be sent by courier to their place of residence.
Contact us for any other information or questions.