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KEFALONIA

11th - 23rd 

October, 2018

To reserve your place, call today on 07738707007

or send an email to Linda@ArtHolidaysAbroad.com

OVERVIEW

Leaving the well worn paths and the familiar images of ancient and medieval mosaics, AHA's exciting new venture delves into a form of contemporary expression using natural and recycled materials...

 AHA has teamed up with the Kefalonia Mosaic Art School for an 12 day, fully inclusive, ceramic and mosaic holiday.

 

Kefalonia Mosaic Art School is run by Micheline Divaris-Lambert (www.ionianarts.eu) who's villa, complete with a spacious, well equipped ceramic and mosaic studio is perfectly situated in Divarata, in the centre of Kefalonia.

The holiday starts with an inspirational boat trip around the nearby island of Ithaca. We then spend time in the studio, interspersed with several trips to see more of the island.

This is a fully inclusive holiday. You only need to book your flights, we cover everything else for you. 

If you are interested in booking this holiday please contact Linda. A deposit of £200 will be required at the time to secure your place. 

All participants will be asked to book their own flights (see below) and travel insurance.  

The earlier the flight booking the cheaper the price.  

We welcome participants from all over the world, If coming from another destination please contact Linda before booking.

On arrival in Kefalonia, you will be met at the airport by Linda and Micheline and taken to your accommodation.

MOSAIC ART SCHOOL OF KEFALONIA

To find out more go about the studio

check out http://ionianarts.eu/

Micheline Divaris-Lambert set up her studio approximately seven years ago and has run many successful courses there over that period. The studio is very spacious, opening out to the back garden, where we can also work in the sun or the shade. 

We start with an inspirational boat trip around the island of Ithaca, home of Ulysses, with its fascinating geological formations surrounded by the deep blue/turquoise Ionian sea. Back in the studio we will use delicate porcelain clay to help create our textural vision, and learn how to use glazes to represent both the natural and vivid colours from our trip. Many materials are available for you to use such as; glass, marble, stone and ceramic tiles. However, you will also have the opportunity to beachcomb for your own found materials. 

Micheline and Linda will teach you how to use porcelain, including the glazing and firing procedure, as well as how to use the appropriate tools for the chosen materials including; hammer and hardie, and various types of tile cutters - which are all provided. 

ACCOMMODATION

Villa Myrtos is in a peaceful and private location in central Kefalonia, with views across the surrounding mountains and valleys out to the sea. Spacious and comfortably furnished, there is a rear balcony overlooking the terraced garden and swimming pool.

 

The accommodation in the villa is split into two apartments both easily accessible. The top street level apartment has one double room with private bathroom and two twin rooms with shared bathroom including bath.  The garden level apartment below (steps from street level) has one double and one twin bedroom, with shared bathroom including shower. All bedrooms have air conditioning, and there is free wifi throughout.

Prices are based on one person in a private room with shared bathroom, or ensuite depending on availability. Any couple wishing to share a room will benefit from a discount of £200 per person. 

PROGRAMME

DAILY SCHEDULE

11 Oct    Arrive at 13.15.  Transport to Divarata.  Welcome meal in the evening in the picturesque fishing village of Aghia                   Effimia.

12 Oct    Inspirational Boat trip around Ithaca (weather permitting!) gathering reference photos/sketches. Later followed                  by a group discussion, evaluating our findings from the boat trip and planning our individual artworks.

13 Oct    Drawing out our final designs onto the substrate. Then, an introduction to the use of porcelain clay, to                                    create our sculptural ceramic pieces.

14 Oct    Finish making our porcelain pieces and allow them to dry.  In the afternoon we will take a trip to the infamous                    white pebble Myrtos Beach nearby.  Here the vivid turquoise water will still be warm from the summer's sun,                     perfect for a paddle or a swim.  

15 Oct    A full day in the studio cutting mosaics.

16 Oct   While our porcelain is still cooking, we will drive to the capital, Argostoli for a morning visit. Here you can                             go shopping, visit the local archaeological or folklore museums, or take a stroll along the stone-mosaic                               promenade in the harbour. In the afternoon, back at the studio, we will continue to cut out the mosaic pieces.

17 Oct    A full day in the studio where we will be placing and fixing our mosaic pieces

18 Oct    Continue with mosaic creations in the morning.  Afternoon visit to the Roman mosaic in Skala, with time for a                      swim and relax on Skala's long, sandy beach. 

19  Oct   A full day mosaicing in the studio.

20 Oct    Half of the day will be spent in the studio, the other half visiting the colourful harbour of Assos, with it's iconic                    view of the isthmus.

21 Oct     A full day working to complete our mosaics.

22 Oct     Hopefully, with our mosaics finished, we will have time to visit the affluent yachting harbour of Fiskardo.  In the                    evening we will have our farewell meal and reflect on our experience. 

23 Oct     Transport to airport.  Flight departs 14.10

EXCURSIONS

We have several excursions planned.  Our initial boat trip to Ithaca will inspire our creative response when working back at the studio with the porcelain. Then, our trips that follow will be to give us a break from our studio time, and explore Kefalonia's dramatic scenery and it's culture.

Throughout the making of our contemporary mosaics, individual tuition will be given, alongside demonstrations of various creative techniques.  

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PRICING

Kefalonia 12-day Art Holiday

11th-23rd October 2018

£ 1700.00

 

 

Includes :

 

  • Transfers To & From Airport

  • Accomodation

  • Private Transport

  • Professional Art Tutoring 

  • All materials

  • Use of all equipment

  • Excursions to some of the Island's most beautiful locations

  • All meals

All costs are based on one person travelling alone, there is no single supplement.  However a discount of £200 per person is available if you wish to share a room with a friend/partner.  A deposit of £200 per person is required to secure your booking.

Please note these costs exclude :​

  • Travel Insurance

  • Flights, please see below or contact Art Holidays Abroad for more information.

FLIGHTS

Flight information is from London airports.  If you are travelling from a different part of the UK, or a different country altogether, please specify this at the time of booking, so that, where possible, alternative arrangements can be made to meet you at the airport.

Due to this holiday being at the end of the summer season, choice of flights are more restricted. Easyjet will only be flying four times a week from Gatwick, and British Airways will have already stopped their flights to Kefalonia.

 

We have chosen the easyJet flights below.  Currently return flights cost £100, but this price excludes hold luggage, which starts at approximately £22 each way.  Please reserve your place on these flights as soon as possible as the price will increase as time goes by.  When you have booked your flights please let us know.

 

If you would like any further information or advice please call Linda on 07738 707007.  

 

 

 

Outbound - Thursday 11th October

EZY8385 - departs Gatwick 07:45, arrives Kefalonia 13.20

Return - Tuesday 23rd October

EZY8386 - Departs Kefalonia 14:00, arrives Gatwick 15:30

The flight duration is 3 hours 20 minutes and there is a 2 hour time difference.  All times are shown as local times.

 

Linda and Micheline will already be in Corfu and will meet you at the airport for flights mentioned above.

 

We have a very limited number of spaces for our holidays. To reserve your place please contact Linda as soon as possible via Phone, email or the contact form on this page.

Art Holidays Abroad

 

Phone: 07738707007


Email: Linda@ArtHolidaysAbroad.com

 

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