Travels in Watercolor: Exploring Southern Greece

Join Sandra Holtzman, Connie Burke and Barbara Euser in legendary Southern Greece June 29-July 6, 2014 for an incredible journey of exploration and creativity. Working in small format, we'll incorporate sketching and painting in watercolor into personal journals, inspired by writing tips and techniques to fully capture this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Exploring Neapolis, Greece from a vantage point known only by locals, we will immerse ourselves in the culture and cuisine of one of the most spectacular areas of the world. All levels of painting and journalling experience are welcome.

Sunday: Arrive Neapolis; Slide show on Art Journaling
Monday: Art class on Neapolis waterfront; wine tasting
Tuesday: Boat trip to Elafonisos Is.; art class on island
Wednesday: Art class in Faraklo village; visit Cave of Kastania
Thursday: Visit Farmers’ Market; boat trip to Petrified Forest, art class on board
Friday: Art class in fortress of Monemvasia
Saturday: Painting people in action, Neapolis; Dinner, live music, Greek dancing at Nereida Taverna in Aghios Nikolaos.
Sunday: Sharing of participants’ journals, review of week, early afternoon departure for Athens

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Greek Cooking Workshop in the Southern Peloponnese

June 22-29, 2014

Popular Greek culinary specialist, Peter Minaki, author of The Everything Mediterranean Cookbook and the much-visited blogsite Kalofagas: Greek Cooking & Beyond, joins us in introducing you to the joys of Greek cooking and the wonders of Lakonia.

 Meet the local bee keeper and learn about honey-based desserts; sample the local mezes of the region and create your own original tasty tidbits; learn the secrets of making various goat cheeses from three generations of farmers; sample the best of the regions fine wines and let Peter show you how to create exciting lunches and dinners in the local kitchens of Neapolis. And when your not sampling your Greek delicacies, enjoy a boat trip to Elafonissos Island for a swim at Simos beach and a lobster and spaghetti lunch, a visit to the Neolithic caves of Kastania, a day excursion to the Medieval town of Monemvasia and much, much more.
Sunday: Visit Museum of Olive Oil, Sparta; arrive Neapolis; Evening presentation on importance of food in ancient Greece
Monday: Visit honey producer; visit goat farm and cheese producer; Class on cooking with goat cheese; wine tasting
Tuesday: Boat to Elafonisos Is.; lobster/spaghetti lunch; Class on creating sweets made with local honey
Wednesday: Visit Cave of Kastania; Class on grilling techniques
Thursday: Farmer’s Market; Class on classic vegetable dishes
Friday: Explore Monemvasia fortress; Class on filo dough
Saturday: Class on preparing octopus; octopus and ouzo lunch; Dinner, live music, Greek dancing at Nereida Taverna, Aghios Nikolaos
Sunday: Overview of workshop; review of recipes; early afternoon departure for Athens

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