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Day 1

You will be met at the airport and transported to Lithalona Villas and Houses. Check in.

Spend time at the Lithalona beach, explore the property or relax and recover from your voyage.

 

Your day is open until the program begins with a "Meet and Greet" at 5pm with an introduction to the course and a short, fun "get  to know one another" art exercise. Dinner will follow at a Greek restaurant just above the villas.

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Day 2

Meditation followed by breakfast. Morning art session with Helga where she will give the participants an overview on sketching and water colour techniques along with meditative art exercises.

Lunch is planned. Afternoon open for art or time at the beach. Evening Meditation followed by dinner in Limni Keri. 

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Day 3

Meditation followed by breakfast. Full day excursion.  We will travel around the island of Zakynthos on a 55' boat to see the blue caves, study the changing colour of the water and view the famous shipwreck.

Take photos and bring along your sketch book to capture the caves and the island. Swim in the glorious turquoise water.

 

Lunch provided. A casual dinner at Lithalona followed by a full moon meditation. 

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Day 4

Meditation followed by breakfast. Morning art session with Helga. Learn to capture the water, rocks and blue caves of this Ionian island.  

 

Lunch open. The afternoon is open for art or beach time.

Late afternoon - Excursion to a monastery and a convent followed by dinner at a small local restaurant.

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Day 5

Meditation followed by breakfast. Full day art session with Helga. We will explore the ancient, gnarled and burly olive trees on the property and uncover the personal relationship we have with these old souls.  Exploring form through contour and cross contour, we will draw the solidity of roots as well as the ephemeral element of the leaves. Using twigs from the olive trees, we will dip them into colour, moving over a textured, pre-coloured wash  background. Individual consultations will also be available. Lunch will be provided.

Evening Meditation. Dinner is planned at a vineyard.

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Day 6

-FREE DAY-

Meditation followed by breakfast. Time for art or beach. Lunch will be open. Dinner is planned.

For those interested in an activity, try:

-Kayaking

-Visit Zante & the Zakynthos Museum

-Goumas Estate Winery

(Car rental or taxi will be needed for excursions - www.levanterentals.com provides daily rental.) 

Late afternoon - Wild flora and island hike followed by dinner in Kiliomenos.

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Day 7

Meditation followed by breakfast. Morning art session with Helga where she will give a demonstration on plein air sketching and perspective  in order to prepare for our afternoon excursion. 

 

Lunch is open.

Afternoon excursion to the ancient towns of Gyri and Loucha with beautiful stone houses, landscaped gardens with stone fences and narrow cobbled streets. The traditional architecture gives a feeling of traveling back in time. Loucha is set above an enchanting valley with vineyards. Both towns are idyllic settings for plein air art instruction.

 This excursion will be followed by drinks, mezze and sunset in Limnionas.

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Day 8

Meditation followed by breakfast. Morning open for the beach or art. 

Lunch is open.

 

Afternoon art session: Water colour printmaking. The plates will be provided.  These plates are easy to use and yet produce an exquisite result.  This process will give you the opportunity to work on a series that allows the imagination to take a new path. The two prints pictured here are examples of two images from the same plate.

A visit to an ancient olive grove followed by dinner at artist-owned restaurant in Argassi.

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Day 9

Meditation followed by breakfast. Morning art session with Helga where you will participate in a creative communal mandala art project on the veranda working with the four elements of nature - Fire, Water, Earth and Air.

Lunch is open.

Afternoon open to pack, go to the beach or finish art.  End of day art critique on the terrace. 

Closing dinner.

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Day 10

Prepare for departure and check out.

You will be transported to the airport for your flight home or to other destinations. You are also welcome to extend your stay at Lithalona if space permits.

ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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