The “Watercolor in the Landscape” workshop participants will be in an ideal setting for immersion into the medium. The workshop takes place during the sunny month of June. The outdoor environment is easily accessible and a perfect subject for plein-air watercolor painting. The excursions provide a wonderful way to explore the sandy coasts, olive groves, hills and port towns of Paros. The emphasis will be on acquiring the technical skills to interpret the landscape through the spontaneous and elegant medium of watercolor.
Painting fundamentals, technique and color will be explored: how tone, brush stroke and line can convey form, space, light and texture. The course will hold group critiques to provide feedback on each participants' works. The program will also offer scheduled talks and lectures.
“Painting in watercolor is a play between the pigments of color, water and the brush. The drips, marks and layers of paint interweave and enhance one another in the final image. What may be an accident can be the strongest part of a painting. Watching the colors move, allowing the water to spread and fill the paper, this is how watercolor becomes a form of meditation.”
Instructor Bio: Jun-Pierre Shiozawa
Born in the USA to French and Japanese parents, Jun-Pierre has lived in France, Japan, Ireland and Greece where he taught painting and drawing for eight years at the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts in Greece. He currently resides in Nice, France where he works as an illustrator and artist.
Pricing & Dates
Dates: MAY 31 - JUNE 14 (15 Days)
Workshop instruction: (5 hours a day, except Sundays)
Occasional evening lectures
Full breakfast every day at a local cafe
Unlimited access to the Center's entire facility
Several shared taverna meals
Transport for scheduled activities
Boat trip day excursion (meal on neighboring island included)*
Transportation to and from Greece and the Island is not included