Keiko Tanabe

Capturing Light & Atmosphere of picturesque Milos Island.

September 28 - October 5, 2021

Keiko Keiko Tanabe is a Japanese contemporary artist who has won multiple awards and has been invited to and completed successfully more than 120 workshops and numerous live demonstrations around the world, we are so proud that she’s coming to Greece for the first time.
Come on the enchanting Greek island of Milos, enjoy a masterful tuition by Keiko Tanabe, subject matters will be landscape, Mediterranean seascape, old historic village scape, people.

The most stunning scenery in the world, it is also the island where the famous Venus de Milo was discovered.

We will fly from Athens to Milos and spend a glorious week exploring this fabulous gem in the Aegean Sea, painting in the mornings and relaxing, sightseeing and painting in the afternoons.

The participants will benefit from daily one-on-one guidance and a group critique with Keiko.
Her workshop is designed for all painters both amateurs and more accomplished.
You can expect to learn about composition, how to capture lights and atmosphere, methods and techniques of creative process, wet-in-wet and dry brushstrokes, with a generous tuition and personalized attention. An authentic opportunity to paint and create in a relaxed and friendly environment and in idyllic settings with professional artist.

At the last day of workshop, each participant will have a final critique from Keiko.

In the evenings you will enjoy meals at typical taverna selected by us.

Our hosts will be the team from Salinara, well experienced in running painting holidays in Sicily, Greece and Ecuador.
They will organise our accommodation, breakfasts and dinners. Anyone who has been to their Salinara retreats knows the love and care they lavish on their food! We will make our own choices for lunch from the wealth of cafes and restaurants on location.
They will also provide transport to and from Milos airport and to our daily outings and be on hand for any requirements we may have.
A list of advised materials will be sent on booking.


€ 2100
Sharing per person:
€ 1900
Sharing NON painter:
€ 1400

How to Book

Deposit to save your spot € 300.
The balance is due to 8 weeks before your arrival.

Apply NOW, spots are limited.
Min participants 10
Max participants 15

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About Keiko Tanabe

Keiko is an award-winning watercolor artist.

She was born in Kyoto, Japan. As a child growing up in an art-loving family, she always enjoyed drawing and painting and won many awards in children’s art contests. However, art was not her chosen field of study later on. She earned a B.A. in intercultural communication (International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan) and an M.A. in international education (UCLA, California).
Her paintings have been juried into many exhibitions across North America and in Asia. Her work has been purchased by private collectors from all around the world.

Keiko fortunately not only paints great watercolors but also teaches her technique in multiple workshops.

If you have the opportunity to attend her workshops you will enjoy an unforgettable experience.

Milos Island

– Painting instruction and individual assistance
– Accommodation in double room
– Accommodation in single room with supplement
– 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners at local taverna
– Non alcoholic drinks and wines during dinner
– Fom/To Milos Airport transportation
– Local excursion

– Airfare
– lunches
– Art supplies
– Any personal expenses
– Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
– Tips for drivers and guides

You will be staying in a historic house and charming little studio apartments nestled side-by-side, most of the houses are a pristine white with blue shutters and doors.

Delicious Greek breakfasts with Greek honey, yogurt, cakes, tea and coffee. typical Dinner will be freshly prepared and served at typical local Taverna.
Enjoy the exotic flavors of traditional cuisine accompanied by exquisite local wines.
* Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary restrictions.

Travel, Landscape, Mediterranean Seascape, Old historic village scape, Food and People.
Everything is carefully planned yet relaxed, giving you the freedom to open up and be creative, all while enjoying Milos island in the company of like-minded people.

The course is conducted in English, with translation into Italian, French, Spanish on demand.


– Spectacular subject matter at Plaka, the village where we will stay, within walking distance such as a Plaka castle and typical small white churches.

– Visit and paint Ancient Roman Theatre from the 2nd century AD.

– Visit Christian Catacombs of Milos from the 1st to 3rd century

– Visit and paint charactristic fishing villages such as Tripiti, Pollonia, Mandorakia, Klima and Firopotamos.

– Visit and paint Milos main village, Adamas with full of typical taverna and amazing soft sandy beaches.

– Shopping at Adamas.

– Visit and taste at local goat cheese producer.

– FREE TIME to swim in some of the most beautiful beaches of Aegean sea.

We welcome non-painting companions. They can enjoy wonderful Mediterranean Sea in the meantime. Of course, they will enjoy all of our local excursions and fantastic meals.

Start your adventure in Milos Island:
– Boat trip
– Archeological Museum of Milios
– Folk Museum
– Plaka Castle
– Scuba diving

Arrival and Departure Airport: Milos(MLO) via Athen
Travel by car and car/minibus to painting spots.
For those who prefer to arrive earlier or leave later, we offer an optional extended stay.
Travel Visa: A visa may be required depending on your nationality.

Besides the basic packing, art supplies and travel needs, here are a few things to think about bringing with you.

— Holding chair and portable easel
— Bathing suit, a pair of beach sandals and beach towel
— Sun protection hat
— Raincoat
— Comfortable shoes for walking
— Plug adaptors / converters

The following terms and conditions shall apply in respect of all bookings and will form the basis of your contract with “Associazione Culturale SALINARA”.

1. All workshops/retreats organized directly by SALINARA are made subject to the following terms and conditions. When you make a booking with ‘SALINARA’ you undertake that you have the authority to accept and do accept these booking conditions on behalf of yourself and your party. A contract will exist upon our accepting any monies from you towards the booking, or upon the issue of our Confirmation/Invoice, whichever is the earlier.

2. Hold deposit € 300 euro each participant at the time of booking, which will be refundable minus 100 euro per deposit if you cancel up to 8 weeks before the beginning of the workshop/retreat.

3. The full balance due to 8 weeks before the beginning of the workshop/retreat. 4. Cancellation requests submitted within 28 days of workshop/retreat date, 50% of total amount (less deposit) will be refunded. 28 days or less prior to departure, or on departure date, no refund. *If your spot will be filled by another participant, we are happy to keep your paid amount for the next workshop you will attend.5. Any refunds allowed will incur a 3% processing fee.

6. We highly recommend that you must arrange adequate holiday insurance. Such insurance should cover full medical expenses, personal baggage, personal accident, loss or damage to property, cancellation or curtailment, personal liability, legal expenses and emergency.

7. We shall not accept responsibility for any cancellations or effect on your holiday due to war, threat of war, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist action, natural or nuclear disaster, fire or adverse weather conditions

8. We reserve the right to withdraw or modify at any time the arrangements advertised where necessary to do so. In the unlikely event of the accommodation advertised not being available, we will endeavour to provide suitable alternative accommodation.

9. All reasonable and proper steps have been taken to ensure that the accommodation and services are as advertised. We will be responsible for any acts or omissions of our own employees and agents whilst acting within the scope of their employment but cannot be responsible for the acts or omissions of those providing services over which we have no direct control.

10. We shall not be responsible for luggage lost in transit while the responsibility of an airline. Where possible we will provide advice and assistance in seeking to retrieve any luggage lost.

11. We will not be responsible if you suffer illness, personal injury or death as a result of misadventure during the period of your overseas trip arising out of an activity that does not form part of the course provided by us.

12. All workshops/retreats are subject to a minimum number of participants and we therefore reserve the right to cancel and where possible, provide you with an alternative course. In case we cancel the workshop/retreat, we will return all monies which you have paid. In no case will your holiday be cancelled within 8 weeks of departure except in the event of circumstances out-with our control. Salinara cannot be held responsible for any personal expenses, such as airline tickets due to changes in itineraries or retreat cancellations.

13. All travellers need valid passports.


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