Sigri Arts Retreat
Dates for Summer 2023:
17 June - 24 June: Painting (landscape) - Watson
17 June - 24 June: Writing: ' Starting your novel' - Kamatsou
1 July - 8 July: Painting (portrait) - Watson
8 July - 15 July: Painting (still life) - Watson
15 July - 22 July: 'Art for Kids' (8-12 yrs) - Kokoris
4 Aug - 7 Aug: Drawing (portrait) Watson / Lloyd
2 Sept - 9 Sept: Painting (portrait) - Watson / Gaskell
16 Sept - 23 Sept: Painting (landscape) - Watson
We cater for every skill level, from absolute beginner to semi professional. In fact, we welcome those who are quick to say, "I can't paint/write", because we believe that with the correct guidance, everyone can access their hidden creativity.
Our proposed framework for the workshops includes 3 hours of tuition per day.
The main class for the week-long courses will run from 9am until 12pm, Monday to Friday. In the afternoons, the teachers will be available for discussions, private tutorials, painting outdoors, or any help you may need regarding your work. On some evenings we may also have guest lecturers.
Alternatively, you could just extend your lunch at the seaside taverna, drink yet another ouzo, and watch the sun sinking into the sea (whilst contemplating your art projects, of course!).
For the weekend courses, the classes will run Saturday and Sunday, both mornings and afternoons. Please plan to arrive Friday afternoon / evening and depart Monday.
We will provide all the necessary material for the courses; we will be working with oil on canvas and/or charcoal on paper.
Workshops will be limited to a maximum of 6 participants.
Throughout the course you will have unlimited access to the studio, which is located in the centre of the village amidst the cafes and tavernas, (i.e., coffee and food at your paint-covered fingertips!).
The cost for each workshop is 1300 euros per week. This includes 7 nights accommodation (see below) in single occupancy rooms with breakfast, a welcome dinner and guided tour of the Petrified Forest Museum, all requisite art and writing materials for the course, and tuition for 5 days.
It does not include cost of travel to and from Sigri/Lesvos/Greece, daily meals, and other personal expenditures.
If you want to share your room with your partner who will not be participating in the workshops, there will be a 200 euro surcharge per week. This will include the room, breakfasts, the welcome dinner, and the guided museum tour.
We can also arrange child-care during the hours of the workshops, at an additional fee.
All participants will be housed at Evangelia Studios or Kastro Studios. Each studio is equipped with 2 single beds (or double bed), kitchenette, fridge, private shower/toilet, ceiling fan, wifi, and some rooms have A/C. We can also accommodate families, if necessary and at an additional cost in apartments at Evangelia Studios or at Sigrion Villas.