Workshops, Kyparissi, Lakonia

IMG_E35752020 Watercolour Workshops in Kyparissi, Lakonia

Workshop 1             Monday 18th May – Sunday 24th May

Workshop 2             Monday 25th May – Sunday 31st May

Note – for both workshops you should aim to arrive the afternoon of evening before the first day of the workshop, the 17th or the 24th May, the hotel is booked to accommodate you. The workshops end at 2pm on the last day – the 24th or the 31st – if you wish to stay at the hotel an extra night do let me know & I’ll book it but it isn’t included in the overall fee.

The watercolour workshops are en plein air watercolour classes. The fee for the week is 750euros which includes all materials, tuition, hotel accommodation and breakfast. The hotel is called ‘Paraliako’ near the sea in Paralia, Kyparissi. The form of the workshop is that we all meet at 9am for an excellent breakfast at the hotel and then James Foot does an example work for an hour between 10 & 11am of what he wants students to look at that day – students then work on their own paintings through til 2 or 3pm with James circulating/offering advice. Each painting is a three day process so students draw with pencil on day 1 to establish their composition, paint with tone on day 2 and then paint with colours on day three. There is a break in the afternoon – when some people like to continue working on their paintings or they can go for lunch, a walk or a swim – and then the whole workshop group meets again at 7pm at the hotel for a general crit, all paintings from the day are displayed and we discuss progress and achievements over drinks and snacks. Generally the group like to go for dinner together afterwards – there are several good restaurants in Kyparissi – but this is not obligatory. To eat out in Kyparissi is usually between 15 & 20euros per person. The aim of the week is for each student to make 2 three-day paintings plus a one day excursion to draw in  Geraka Limani and a lunch out at To Remetzo Taverna.

For further information or to book or how to pay for the workshop contact James.

Do note – Kyparissi is quite a remote village, James can offer advice on how to get there but remember it has no bank or ATM, no pharmacy or gas station, the nearest place to get money, medication or fuel is 50kms away so always come prepared for any of these needs.