Greek Island Art Retreat
Reconnect with all that is beautiful in this world, learn to paint intuitive abstract landscapes with oil and cold wax, explore and leave relaxed and envigorated
Pack your bags and join me on the ancient
Greek Island of Naxos.
- 5 Glorious days( you might want to stay longer, its so wonderful)
- Learn the fundamentals of abstract painting with oil and cold wax while living in Paradise
- Hello Sandy Beaches, Crystal aqua waters, and crisp blue skies
Spend your days learning and painting at the studio
Allow the afternoons and evenings to take you away; explore the village on ancient cobblestone paths, lounge by the pool, hike the local trails, or soak up the sun on deserted beaches. There will be a blend of optional guided activities, and opportunities to relax and recharge.
Exquisite accommodation at a local guesthouse provide the perfect balance between quietude an socialization.
- Wake up to the view of the Aegean
- take a morning dip
- yoga by the pool
Feeling the itch to explore, connect, create and experience some freedom on and off the canvas?
In my humble opinion...there is no better place to be inspired and feel connected by a magical landscape
Lets share in the adventure, the journey, the beauty of all that surrounds us.
Using the landscape as our guide, and the paint and colors as or tools, we will dig deep into blue, marvel at pink, exhault in the shades of white
I'll guide you step by step to paint on an intuitive level, creating glorious works in oil and cold wax medium.
We will start at the very beginning. From total beginners to more advanced painters- all are welcome, and will learn from this rich experience as we dive deep into abstract painting.
Who Am I?
My name is Lisa Mann, and I am the founder of Lisa Mann Fine Art and Gap Year for Grown-ups
5 days of glorious abstract art instruction at Lisa's studio in Naxos.
Lots of individual attention as there will be a maximum of 5 students at this intimate and personal workshop!
Daily lessons and demonstrations on the tools and techniques to create art with oil and cold wax for all levels.
Lunch is provided poolside by local chefs
Tools, materials, surfaces
Understanding stages of dryness and techniques to use
Adding layers and texture
Brayer techniques and veil of color
Mark-making for structure and expression
Stencils, creating shapes, and dividing space
How to incorporate Lisas 6 rhythms of creativity and her creativity blueprint into your work for glorious results
Suggestions for optional excursions include
sunset sails in the aegean,
morning yoga overlooking the ocean,
trips to secluded beaches,
ancient cobblestones mountain villages,
mountainside walks for inspriration.
Exploring, line, texture, composition...you will leave having a greater understanding of the tools to express yourself through abstract art.
An Oasis Creativity and Calm in the midst of a crazy world
“A restorative and exquisite art retreat in a secluded area immersed in nature was a gift to myself I had been craving for a longtime. When I found Lisa's workshops, I immediately knew that this would be medicine for my soul. I didn’t have any specific expectations in terms of results. The only thing I wanted was to learn and refine tools of oil and cold wax, to give my art all the space to breathe, to remain open to the possibilities. My hopes were wildly surpassed. Not only was the content amazing, Lisa is a phenomenal teacher and connector. We all had such a great time and I feel like I have made lifelong friends.
Virginia D., Boston, MA
Getting to Naxos, Greece
Naxos is an island within the cyclades region. It is easily accessible by ferry ( a 3-5 hour easy ferry ride from Athens), or by plane( 1/2 flight from Athens). I will absolutely help you understand your options for travel once you enroll:)
Accommodation is NOT included in the price of the workshop. Naxos has a variety of accommodations, from camping to luxury hotels. The studio is in the small and local village of Vivlos. I have several hotels that I can recommend depending on your budget once you enroll. Want an idea of what a typical accommodation could be? Click on this link to check out my friend Marios' Inn- a 10 minute drive away and right on the water: Naxos Island escape hotel