The art workshops are designed by the artist Natasha Metaxa, an experienced and successful tutor of Visual Arts to all ages, abilities and levels.
Her disciplines include drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media and computer art. She has taught as Research Fellow at the University of the Aegean, Department of Sciences in the Pre-School Education and Educational Design and in many other institutions. She is an active artist and has given many solo and group exhibitions in Athens, New York, and London.
“The creations of an artist are a combination of knowledge and experience, a result of what you feel, what you learn and practise. The clarity of light in Kefalonia has influenced the way I perceive color. It is so wild and strong that stretches all colors to their limits. Even if it is a light that you can’t hide yourself from it, it will never make you suffer as you can always find shelter under a shadow.
There in the coolness of the foliage you discover that blue becomes more intense, green is analyzed from the softest lemon yellow up to the deepest emerald you have ever imagined. Red and orange are very discreetly separated and the difficult yellow offers you its whole range. The Kefalonia landscape guides you in an unlimited range of hues, values and shapes. The light slides provocatively through foliage, holes, shutters and illuminates even the darkest interior revealing everything in its authentic volume. This is an experience that I want to share with people who love to paint.
The workshop will include a structured course on color analysis and elements of composition using the environment as the visual stimulus through which students can develop their awareness and abilities regardless of their level or style of their work. “