Painting Retreat Amorgos, still life and landscape, a drawing
course for beginners

From 28 October until 04 November 2021 at 5* Aegialís Hotel & Spa
on the Cycladic island Amorgós, Greece

Course: on six days, 2 – 3 hours and by agreement, in favorable weather also outdoors, it’s about:

1. A bit of theory: spatiality and perspective, light and shadow, structures, materials and tools.

2. Practicing and training on simple motifs and lighting conditions, implementation of color into black and white or shades of gray, simplification, structuring, coloring, display of surfaces, tips and tricks.

3. Depending on the weather: application of the practiced in drawing “on site” in front of the landscape and/or still life Language in the course will be English and German. In order to find suitable motifs we may go out for little walks on stony paths. So one should be appropriately dressed and reasonably well on foot.

Costs and conditions: The accommodation in the 5* “Aegialís Hotel & Spa” for 7 nights from 28.10 – 04.11.2021 are offered together with the course in a package “Painting Retreat Amorgos” to the following special conditions:

735€ per person sharing triple room
795€ per person sharing double /twin room
1029€ per person in single occupancy

Package includes

  • The course fee.
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure on Amorgos (port-hotel-port).
  • 7 nights accommodation in a superior room.
  • All the rooms have amazing sea views, private entrances and private
  • balconies.
  • Greek American breakfast daily.
  • Dinner daily.
  • Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free options are provided as well.
  • All meals are prepared with organic ingredients and most of the vegetables are organic, grown in our garden.
  • They are served at our award-winning Ambrosia Gallery restaurant of the hotel.
  • Free use of all Spa facilities – sauna, hamam, jacuzzi, indoor seawater pool and gym.
  • 10% discount on Face and Body treatments at Lalon Idor Spa.
  • Wireless internet in all spaces of the resort.
  • VAT, City Tax.

Rates start from

735€ per person sharing triple room
795€ per person sharing double /twin room
1029€ per person in single occupancy

Materials required

As it is practically impossible on the island to procure appropriate materials,
participants are kindly requested to bring the following materials:

  1. Sketch pad, 50 sheets smooth or slightly rough, with a solid cardboard on the back, for instance:
    – “Vang” No. 34 424, 50 sheets 24 x 32 cm or
    – “Brunnen” order No. 47 450, 50 sheets 24 x 34 cm or similar
  2. Pencils: 6B (very soft), 2B (soft), HB (normal), H (hard) and appropriate pencil sharpener or a sharp pocket knife;
    – Suggestion: ‘KOH-I-NOOR’ pencil lead holder for 5 mm and 2 mm leads; 5 mm leads 6B, 2 mm leads 2B, HB, H; or ‘TEXTIL CARAN D’ACHE No. 2150’ (for the 6B) and suitable lead sharpeners.
  3. Eraser for very soft and normal leads; suggestion: Pelikan AL20 and PK20.
  4. Fixative spray, colourless; hairspray alternatively.
  5. Very useful for working outdoors (“in the wild”)
    – Light camping stool, a small pillow and a light rucksack for the materials.
    – An elastic band or a larger paper clip or a clothes peg to fix the paper to the pad when windy.
  6. For those who’d like to use colours too, sets of 12 or 24 colour pencils are suggested, for instance “BEROL”-Karisma-Color.

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