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Painting and Drawing Vacation in Greece

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Key Information:
Class Size: 4 - 12 people
Destination: Greece  
Category: Art and craft workshop
Specialty: Drawing, Other, Painting  
Season: June
Courses Per Year: 1
Course Level: All levels
Min Price: 475 Euro (EUR) per person
Max Price: 475 Euro (EUR) per person

The course leader, Yvonne Fuchs, writes: Creativity is a hotline to the subconscious, the true self, therefore it is a pure and fast way to get to the heart of things, to feel empowered and connected to yourself. The Art of Knowing Yourself provides the environment, tools and techniques to achieve this.

It draws its ideas from many holistic traditions, both spiritual and artistic, but is predicated on the notion, that when we connect to our deepest self we find a huge source of inspiration and connection for creativity and healing. The course is based on the course leader's 28 years working as an artist, educator and animateur as well as her experience working with art therapy and image work.

This course has run successfully as an adult education course for over 10 years and was recently published as a book, The Art of Knowing Yourself, which we will use as the basis for the workshop. We will meet each day to explore an aspect of creativity. I will lead you through a number of exercises and you will also work on some of your own ideas, culminating in a personal project that you may like to continue in your own time.

We will use a variety of media: painting, drawing, collage and earth art. We will work within our own studio space as well as in the environment as much as we can. This course will not be prescriptive but will be run in the way I have always taught, encouraging personal ideas, development and exploration. Our themes will include, experiencing, feeling, imagining, playing, experimenting and the mandala. You need not be an artist to join this workshop, only an interest in creativity and an openness to experiment.

Faculty Information:
Yvonne Fuch's writes:

I have a profound love affair with colour and nature, and with encouraging others to find ‘life’ through art and creativity. I have studied many of the ‘greats’ in art, and try to bring their understandings to my own and my students’ work. My passion for world culture, spirituality, travel and artifacts has encouraged me to try new ways of working, bringing this enthusiasm to my teaching, and community arts work.

As an educator who has taught for many years in both Adult education, and the art school system. I am passionate about inspiring my students to find their own style and media to express themselves in their work. I ran a dynamic textile design department teaching all aspects of textiles for many year, and still love this element of the creative world.

Whether teaching in the studio, or painting in Provence, I love to encourage students to have fun, play and be alive. I still also love to work bring art alive in the community, and now have the joy of being able to work in the developing world, as well as nearer to home. My own work is the source of my inspiration and energy, and it continues to develop in new and interesting ways.

As an artist I see my work as an essential expression of who I am – making art, whether on paper, in stone or in the landscape is one of my deepest joys. It is a journey of exploration, one that I undertake with reverence for the natural world, and the inner landscape, one that I love to share with others.

Other Activities:
There are many gorgeous sandy beaches with crystal clear water 15 min from the Centre. Mt Pelion is a lush green ecosystem, criss crossed with ancient donkey paths which are ideal for hiking. Horseriding is available at nearby Tsangarada. Kissos village square boasts an ornate 17th century church that is well known throughtout all of Greece. Every summer there are festivals in the square.

Facility Information:
This workshop takes place at a holistic summer school located in Pelion, Greece. The school is dedicated to demonstrating the power of authentic community as a vehicle for building a new holistic world of peace, partnership and sustainability. We offer an educational programme of workshops, retreats, workcamps, conferences and living-in-community guest weeks in the summer months. Our programmes include healing (self, society and planet), creative arts, relationship science, and Self-enquiry.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Price of the week includes meals (vegetarian), shared accommodation and a daily trip to and from the local beach. Single rooms are available for a €150 supplement.

About This Supplier
Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Feb 2011

Our company is a non profit 501(C)3 educational project incorporated in the state of Maryland in March 2008. The Foundation is engaged in developing and supporting holistic education, authentic community building, deep democracy, permaculture and eco-centres worldwide. We support the four keys of the ecovillage...

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