KALYMNOS, GREECE 2020
Join me at this relaxing inspiring place - September 8 - 15, 2020. www.greekislandpaintingtrips.com
I had a wonderful week with some of the most interesting and enthusiastic guests in May this year.
The journey to Kalymnos is a wonderful transition from our busy lives to a peaceful, warm, clean and inspiring place.
The Easyjet flight to KOS from Gatwick arrives at 9.30pm. After landing it is just a short 10 minute taxi ride €15 (share a cab) to the port of MASTAHARI, where we catch the ferry (€7) for the short relaxing trip to the beautiful island of KALYMNOS. You will be greeted at the “Patheos” port by our British hosts Liz and John (who have lived on the island for 13 years) and driven to the hotel in MYRTIES on the west side of the island. (We can arrange to meet you at the airport for a small extra fee).
On Wednesday morning we gather just after breakfast for a short talk about how the days will be spent.There is so much to inspire at this off-the-track of the traditional holiday destination.......from traditional Greek fishing boats, quiet beaches and blue seascapes to traditional architecture Greek white and blue houses as well as some ruins and rocky mountains and a few goats!. We visit locations which offer a variety of inspiring vistas and enjoy a “breath-taking” ride on the way. We will sample the delicious local food and meet lots of interesting people. Your comfortable accommodation is close to the sea and swimming pool. All rooms are ensuite and with coffee/tea making equipment and a fridge (to keep the g & t cold), air conditioning and a balcony.
On your first evening you will be taken to a local restaurant to sample a variety of exotic dishes and on the last evening before your departure a dining experience like no other with a chance to dance the traditional Greek “Zorba” .
My recommendation in regard to equipment is to travel light - a list of materials will be sent to you when you have booked. Most of our painting session will be outdoors. I usually like to start the day with demonstration/talk about different techniques and advice about the place we are going to spend the day. I will be on hand throughout each day for individual advice. Evenings are yours to do as you wish. We will spend at least one day on the Island of Telendos just a 15 minute boat ride away.
I will be bringing watercolours and acrylic painting mediums plus sketching materials and will provide a full list once you have booked Easels and boards are provided. I will encourage you to make sketches and take notes before settling into a painting. And - to take photos so that you go home full of inspiration.
Join us for a week on this island paradise - there is nothing so good as having all the time to just paint and enjoy the company of like-minded people.....well maybe a bit of swimming, good cuisine and wine and the greek hospitality and history.
Price includes:- accommodation with ensuite, 7 breakfast, 2 evening meals, 5-days tuition, transfers from or Kalymnos port (Patheos) to your accommodation in Myrties, and all daily visits to places of interest :
Accompanying non-painting partners £700.00
Discount for painters sharing twin bedded rooms.
All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities and fridges, air-conditioning and balconies.
NOT Included: - Flight and transfer to Kalymnos
We recommend the Easyjet flight from Gatwick to KOS on Tuesday 8th September leaving at 3.15pm.
Full instructions on the onward journey to Kalymnos will be given on booking.
20/06/2019 Samples of the work produced on the last trip.
This is a sketch from which I worked to produce this oil on board - (SOLD)
3. First day in Nefeli Hotel 4. On Telendos, back walkway. SOLD
The groupies: including hosts Liz (3rd from left) and John (4th). We are at St. Savias Monestry HIGH above the port of Pothias.
Some Comments received.....
You find them here, in the cafe, you find them there on the beach, you find artists everywhere!.....Podi
"Thank you very much for all you did to make the holiday such a happy one. My daughter and I feel we learnt a lot.....thank you very much for all you did to make the holiday such a happy one." ......Gerry, Bucks.
Simply Degas, refreshing post-impressionism Podi Lawrence captures the exquisite in lush landscapes, in the story-telling of her portraiture, and in jazz-infused snapshots of life caught on canvas. her versatility in all mediums, a rarity; her spontaneity & passion with paint, a treasure. (Exh judge)
"Our painting holiday in France seems a long time ago, I certainly had a good time and learned quite a bit.....and appreciated the hard work from yourself....." Wendy, Eltham
"I certainly enjoyed France very much indeed, and I gained a lot from your teaching for which I am very grateful...." Walter, Bromley