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An alternative learning method

The ArtΜade workshops offer an art journey which is two-fold.

To explore Lemnos, this very unique island while simultaneously exploring your own unique voice through the creative process.

You will be documenting your travel experience in an intuitive and free manner. While drawing, painting or experimenting with mixed media you will also be connecting to others involved in the very same creative process.

Your instructor, Katerina, will be with you, to guide and explain, with in depth, hands-on demonstrations. The principles of art -design, value, color, composition – will be addressed in a relaxed and loose manner.

We will discuss and savour the colors of the island, by travelling through the sand dunes of Gomati – the Greek Sahara – an expanse of red-ochre, or the sparkling whites of the largest natural salt lake of Greece, and relish all the various blues of the Aegean sea. We will touch on the sensational textures of the geological park of Faraklo – amazing rock formations frozen in time. We will capture the serenity of small villages with their old-world flavor, and the austerity of various archaeological sights.

We will be sketching on location, using a folding sketchbook, which allows space for the ever-unfolding landscape. Participants are encouraged to use their own unique mark-making or photo references. In the afternoon, time will be allotted in the studio, where we will revisit our sketchbooks, refining our images.

By the end of the 7day workshop, each participant will come away with an in-depth experience of an amazing travel destination and their own unique travel journal.


Who may attend

The ArtΜade workshops are designed for people from a broad range of skills and disciplines – beginner to professional. The only requirement for attending, is the desire to experience art making in an open and playful manner, to enjoy experimentation on this journey of discovery.

Experimenting with art on a beautiful island

We will be travelling through the island’s unique landscape and picturesque villages, taking in its sights, colors and textures, creating a travel journal.

We will sketch and paint on location, in a small intimate group of no more than 8-9 participants. The fundamentals of art creation – composition, design, value, color- will be discussed in a loose and relaxed manner. We encourage spontaneity and intuition, invite “mistakes”, and learn from them.

We will be using A4 sketchbooks. There will be daily studio time, where we will make these journals “come alive”, through the use of mixed media, photographs or any other kind of reference material needed. Katerina will be there to guide and offer in depth demonstrations.

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