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Mosaics workshop art holiday

TUTOR - HELEN MILES Born in Scotland and now based in Edinburgh, Helen studied English at Oxford University and began her careeras a journalist working in England, America and Egypt before moving to Greece in 2001 where she trained inmosaics with Greek master craftsmen in Thessaloniki and Athens and lived for 15 years. "I have always loved things which are made by the slow and deliberate accumulationof parts: the result seemscasual, organic and simple but the process is usually long and far from effortless. So it is with mosaics." writes Helen who became fascinated with mosaics soon after moving to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Thessaloniki and who has spent more than 15 years immersed ...Read more >
From €700 excluding flights

Botanical painting holiday in Greece

Course Tutors Shevaun Doherty Inspired by the flora and light of the Middle East whilst living in Egypt, Shevaun taught herself watercolour painting. She graduated from the SBA DLDC in 2012 with distinction. Shevaun works full time as an artist and tutor, she has exhibited regularly in Ireland and internationally and has won many awards. She travels exten-sively giving workshops and demonstrations, runs her own online course and is a tutor on the SBA DLDC. Shevaun has used her skills as a botanical artist to raise awareness of the environment with a special commis-sion of her bee artwork being featured on Irish postage stamps in 2018. She is passionate about teaching and loves to share ...Read more >
From €870 excluding flights

Concertina sketchbook painting holiday in Greece

COURSE TUTOR – KAREN STAMPER Karen is an inspirational and enthusiastic working artist, who loves sharing her original and creative way of filling her sketchbooks with mixed media techniques. On this week you can draw as much or as little as you want. This is not a ‘careful drawing from observation’ course, it is much more about responding to your surroundings with paper collage, gesso, found papers, inks, pens and many more materials to develop your sketchbooks into exciting works of art in their own right. Many participants report feeling liberated and have fun in their sketchbooks for the first time! Karen has taught 100’s of students on her workshops and online, she now teaches her ...Read more >
From €700 excluding flights

Greek painting holiday, botanical painting course

Course Tutor: Carol Woodin Carol Woodin has spent thirty years immersed in painting plants in watercolor. She enjoys spending time out in the fields and forests looking at and making studies of plants for future paintings, especially orchids and other rare plants. She began her career painting native orchids that grew near her home in upstate New York. Her work has been exhibited and collected around the world; recent venues include the Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Kew UK, Museo della Grafica, Pisa Italy, Museum de Buitenplaats, Eelde Netherlands, and Newhouse Galleries in New York. Among the awards she’s received are an RHS Gold Medal for the orchid genus Paphiopedilum, the Lankester Award ...Read more >
From €860 excluding flights

South Pelion Trail walking holiday, Greece

This walking holiday is based in Lafkos at the acclaimed Lagou Raxi Country Hotel (*** plus) in the heart of Pelion walking country. Starting from the beach of Kato Gatzea beside the Pagasitic Gulf, the South Pelion Trail goes through the villages of Agios Georgios, Pinakates, Vizitsa, Milies, Neochori, Siki, Xinovrisi, Argalasti and Lafkos, ending at the seaside village of Platania at the Aegean Sea. Through the routes of the kalderimi visitors can discover all the hidden beauties of Pelion nature: flowers and trees are to be found in bloom all year round. The Trail can be walked comfortably in 5 days. Each morning and evening walkers will be taken and returned to Lagou Raxi Country ...Read more >
From €295 excluding flights

Painting holiday in Greece

Tutor Vincent Jeannerot For more than 30 years the botanical watercolours of Vincent Jeannerot have passed on the emotion that he feels when he paints from nature in the most intricate detail. Vincent paints the pure and natural beauty of life with all its tones and nuanced equilibrium, awakening in this way our own personal emotions. He participates in national and international exhibitions and teaches as well in his own gallery to be found in Lyon, France, his home city. He has been invited to teach his botanical art at an international level in such countries as Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Russia, Japan, South Korea and the USA. Born on the 12th February 1961 he has a degree from ...Read more >
From €800 excluding flights