This is an exciting and intensive summer program off the beaten-path of touristic Greek sites for students of art on all experience levels. The program takes place on the Aegean island of Kea and includes on-site instruction and work in the field with a
- Athens, Greece
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
- June 18 – July 2, 2016
This 2-week intensive summer art course begins with three nights in Athens followed by ten nights on the Aegean Island of Kea, and concentrates on creating images of Greece through various media, including (but not limited to) watercolor, pencil, ink, collage and mixed media. Working on site, the course emphasizes using Greek seascapes and landscapes to create individual expressions and encourages students to develop and sharpen their abilities to see the world around them in new ways.
Like the early travelers to Greece before the invention of the camera, students keep a sketchbook or journal as a record of their Greek experiences, exploring a rich variety of subject matter including beaches and rocky coves, ancient sites and monasteries, rare oak forests and fields of abundant wildflowers, the yacht port of Vourkari, and the active community of the village center. The distinctive beauty of the Greek landscape and the oft-noted quality of “Greek Light” has impressed artists for centuries by its ability to influence color and form dramatically.
The culmination of the class will be an exhibition of student artwork and a final dinner celebration. All experience levels welcome to attend.
This is an exciting and intensive summer program off the beaten-path of touristic Greek sites for students of art on all experience levels. The program takes place on the Aegean island of Kea and includes on-site instruction and work in the field with artist Judith Allen. Students will have the opportunity to publicly exhibit their work at the end of the program! JUDITH ALLEN is a printmaker and mixed media artists whose recent work explores the historical use of drawing before the invention of the camera by botanists and the earlier travelers to Greece on their Grand Tours. She lives half the year in Portland, Maine and spends the other 6 months between her home near the Acropolis in Athens and in her village house on the island of Kea. She has taught drawing on site in Greece for the past 16 years to students of all ages. She exhibits her work in the USA and Europe. For more information, or for a syllabus, please write to us.
This summer program is available for college credit upon request. For more information please write us.
- Setting Description:
- Kea is a Cycladic island in the Aegean sea. It abounds with dramatic land and seascapes, amazing light, ancient oak forests, wild olive groves, and traditional Greek island villages. Its clear quality of light lends to dark blue Aegean waters and long bright days. Students should keep in mind that this program takes place in Greece in the summer in the field. Temperatures can get hot, though the hottest parts of the day are avoided for purposes of health, safety, and comfort while creating work on site.
- Tuition, room, transfers and some meals: $2975 (single room); $2650 (double room) Participants arrange their own airfare to and from Athens. If you would like to earn 3-college credits, please add an additional $600. A syllabus is available upon request.