Winnie Givot

Watercolor Journaling in Paxos, Greece. September 10-23, 2017



September 10-23, 2017 – Winnie Givot
A painting retreat. Watercolor Journaling in Paxos, Greece.

Join Winnie Givot on the beautiful island of Paxos on the western side of Greece. Our days will be filled with painting, drawing and writing in our watercolor journals as we see more deeply through our art and our skills and paintings improve. Whether you are an experienced painter or a beginner, this will be a delightful and inspirational experience.

Our Greek painting retreat will be centered at the elegant and comfortable Villa Louisa. The grounds are filled with charming spaces on many levels. Down the hill is the lovely town of Gaios which is filled with little streets, shops and tavernas. The marble pavers of the main piazza is only a few inches above the water where yachts and sailboats are moored. From the Villa we will travel to the smaller villages of Lagos and Lakka, to exquisite white sand beaches, to old marble stone buildings and terraced olive groves, all within easy drives from the villa, and we will spend a day in Corfu Town, a UNESCO Heritage Site. Most afternoons will be free for rest, relaxation, painting, exploration and swimming.
Our host will be Adriano, who along with his wife, Yumi, has led our workshops in Sicily. Adriano has a passion for Greece and has traveled extensively there both by himself and with his family on his 40’ sailboat. Adriano has a deep appreciation for beauty, history, culture and people which he shares with us bringing greater depth to our experience.

Winnie will give daily lessons and individual help. This is an opportunity for art immersion as we play with texture and color, with writing and page embellishments, while connecting with the beauty around us. There will be lightheartedness and musings in our journals and our days. In the evenings we will eat meals specially prepared for us at Villa Louisa or at restaurants nearby.

Ah, the food and wine of Greece!

Winnie Givot is a skilled watercolor artist who has been teaching for 20 years. This is her 8th international workshop. She instructs with expertise, gentle guidance, and encouragement to paint with the eyes of the heart.

COST: $4115, double occupancy
INCLUDES: lodging, breakfast and dinner, workshop transportation and art instruction.
EXCLUDES airfare, insurance, personal expenses, art supplies and lunches.
A deposit of $1200 reserves your place.
Balance due by June 15, 2017.

Refund policy: If Winnie cancels the workshop you will receive a full refund. If you cancel before March 15 there is a cancellation fee of $200. From March 15 to June 15 the cancellation fee is $500. There is no refund if you cancel after June 15.

Call or email Winnie for information & registration:
Phone: +1 541-548-5440

Fly to Corfu, then take the ferry to Paxos where you will be met.
Adriano and Yumi are glad to help with ferry or lodging arrangements in Corfu if needed.