The painting courses are designed to deepen the participant's knowledge of painting and drawing by studying elements of light, line quality, proportion, gesture, color and composition. In addition to the formal elements, students will be encouraged to develop new ways of seeing and feeling the beauty of the Mediterranean. Students may choose to work in oil, acrylic or watercolor during the art workshops.
In addition, a few days will be set aside in the course to learn monotype printmaking. This will be introduced as an expansion on the painting and drawing process. Students' sketches from earlier in the week will be used as the basis for prints. For many students this will be their first time handling printing inks or working a printing press. Most participants come to find that it is an interesting medium. It renders immediate, dramatic and sometimes unexpected results. Printmaking is unique and often acts as a bridge between the processes of painting and drawing.
Workshop students should bring their own art supplies according to their chosen media (see below). Transportable folding stools, printmaking ink ' black only, mineral spirits, palettes, brayers for printmaking, rags and soap for the studio will be provided. The list below is a minimum requirement. However, participants may bring as many additional items as they choose: