“Since 1984, Greece has been an artistic and enriching country for me.
The imagery, culture, history, colors and natural wonders never cease
to bring out the best in my art. Especially Corfu.
And now, through Gerald Durrell's celebrated legacy,
I can share an exceptional inspiration with you!!”
*** We are collecting an interest list until mid January, 2019, *** when we will post the Final Dates and Participant Fee. Sign up: firstname.lastname@example.orgThe workshop includes:
- Pre-trip, I will send a blank watercolor book, supply list and themed prompts so you will arrive ready to create your own 'Paintbook'.
- How to travel as an artist with light weight gear.
- Access to the best of Corfu's painting locations featuring Gerald Durrell's childhood experiences on the island.
- Through on-site demonstrations and personal instruction, students will attain innovative skills to return home with a cherished journal and brilliant tribute to Gerald Durrell’s vision.
The Travel Plans & Itinerary include:
(subject to variations as weather dependent)
Transfer from Airport to the Ariti Grand Hotel, Kanoni.
Welcome dinner, introductions to the week and a brief overview of our Durrell plans.
Day 1 - Perama to paint the view over to Mouse Island, Kanoni and Chessboard Fields. A view well known to Gerald whilst he lived in the Strawberry Pink Villa and a suitable beginning for us as it was for him. Evening – Talk by Durrell specialist in details about Gerald and The Durrell Foundation.
Day 2 – Corfu Town Evening – Traditional Corfiot meal
Day 3 – Corfu Island tour. Photo opportunity for future painting. To include, Cape Drastis, Lake of Lillies/St Spiridon, Mount Pantokrator and Paleokastritsa/Lakones Evening – Traditional Corfiot meal
Day 4 – Day off with suggested activities by Cherry
Day 5 – Danillia Village. Used in the TV Series as the setting for Corfu Town. Evening – Greek Dancing & Meal: Taverna Tripa
Day 6 –Paleokastrisa (old castle) is a village in the coastal northwestern region. Corfu has been suggested to be the mythical island of the Phaeacians and the bay of Paleokastritsa to be the place where Odysseus disembarked. Gerald explored the amazing lagoons and wildflife here. Also, the 13thc monastery atop a promontory offers sweeping sea views & a museum with religious objects.
Evening – Traditional Corfiot meal
Day 7 – Trip to White House, Kalami to paint the view from Lawrence Durrell’s home Evening –Dinner & recap of the workshop thoughts, feedback, end of workshop meal. Momento bag of the trip.
Day 8 - Transfer back to airport.