Tinos, Greece June 23 - 28, 2014
25 CE Hours
Venue: Porto Raphael Hotel, Tinos, Greece Cyclades Islands.
Cost: Workshop including 25 CE Hours, 5 nights in double room, one case water, full breakfast and dinner, transportation from ferry to hotel 1549.00 USD
Single room 1899.00 USD
Hours: Workshop begins at 6PM pn the 23 June and ends at 10 AM on the 28th. All days give you free time to explore. Workshop hours are 9-12:30 and 6:00-8:30.
Extra nights are available at a low cost.
Tinos is the sacred island of Megalohari (the Blessed Virgin), homeland of a large number of great modern Greek sculptors and painters.
Tinos has more than 40 inhabited villages today, about 1000 country churches, founded on slopes and hilltops, 1000 or so dovecotes, while masterpieces of local architecture and tens of derelict windmills are found in its gullies and valleys. The scenery is lined by thousands of kilometers of dry stonewalls that make the landscape visually unique.
Well known as the “Island of Madonna”, Tinos is the greatest center of pilgrimage in Greece.
Tinos, the island of art and beauty, harbours architectural and artistic treasures, which make it an enormous museum of folk art. Nature endowed it not only with an abundance of suitable materials, such as green and white marble, slate and granite, but also with a rare environment that unquestionably stimulates artistic feeling.
Due to this geographical position, one can see the surrounding Cycladic islands and enjoy golden sunrises and purple sunsets. Artists have also been inspired by a wide variety of historical subjects that reflect the island’s Catholic and Orthodox past and present.
There is a substantial number of villages which are like most villages in Cyclades all white, most of them look as if they have climbed the mountains and others as if they are safely hidden in the valleys away from pirates and corsairs. These villages, which are considered to be the model of the Cycladic architecture, are characterized by picturesque arches, underground floors, streets paved with flagstones and yards full of bloomed flowers, churches and small fountains. The majority of these villages have been proclaimed traditional by the Greek ministry.
Tinian villages, built on mountain sides to protect them from the elements, have a main central street, leading to the square with its marble village pump, a coffee store and the church. Some have a small folk museum exhibiting domestic artifacts donated by the villagers themselves.
Maps and Traveling Information:
There will be time in between the workshops to visit Athens.
Non refundable deposit due January 15, 2014