Workshop Description

Our studio is situated in the centre of the village of Poros just few meters away from the coast. Palm and lotus trees surround the garden and the veranda while the scenery is completed by the blue hues of the sky and sea. The vibrant colors of the bugambilias, the foliage of the trees and the colourful views complement the ideal environment that one needs in order to let go and fulfil their creativity.

The workshop is open to all artistic levels. Whether you’re a beginner or an accomplished artist, this inspirational workshop is designed to teach you how to capture the feeling of any scene and transform it in your own unique vision narrative or abstract.

From beginners wanting to learn the basics, to those who have lapsed from their easels over the years; from the seasoned professionals and painting lovers, looking for idyllic settings who want to paint away from their usual surroundings, to those who want to experience the clarity of light and the stretching hues of the famous Greek islands; all are welcome to join the workshop.

Individual attention is given throughout the day and teaching is easily adapted to the abilities and needs of each student. This personalized guidance will focus on your specific goals and challenges and encourage you to open new doors in your work, while enjoying the pleasure of the Greek summer. The workshops will run in groups of a maximum of 12 and will be taught in both English and Greek.

The studio opens daily from 9:00am to 7:00pm while students are encouraged to work outdoors under the guidance of their tutor. The outdoor scenery is promoted for a bigger range of painting inspiration. The choice to work indoors will always be available.

This will enrich your painting abilities in a variety of ways, such as:
-organizing the composition of the painting space
-how to simply transfer the vast and chaotic surroundings on the canvas
-understanding perspective and painting depth
-grasping the extensive scales of the Kefalonian light
-discover the dynamic range of warm-cool hues and bright-dark values
-enhance your visual memory

Each afternoon after working students can participate in art discussions and critique in the relaxed atmosphere of the veranda.
One evening a lecture with the theme “Landscape through Art History” will take place at the studio where artists and their non-painting partners are welcome to follow.

Do not leave empty handed! The Metaxart Workshop will provide you with a signed certificate stating the skills you earned having followed the workshop.