Slow Art Retreat, Andros, Greece, September 16-21, 2019

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Slow Art Retreat, Andros, Greece, September 16-21, 2019

from 3,300.00

A Slow Art Retreat in Greece!

Join Diva Pyari, Allegra Pomilio, and Lavinia Cernău for a dreamy slow living creative retreat in Greece! We'll be staying at Mèlisses on the island of Andros, our gorgeous home away from home. Traditional greek architecture with stunning sea views, incredible meals, and just an amazing serenity. We’re so lucky to have Allegra help curate such a beautiful itinerary of picnics at the prettiest beaches, lunches and aperitifs in the loveliest towns, and a special day trip where we’ll step back in time for slow living bliss at its best. And did I mention the views? Just steps to crystal clear waters, you’ll have the choice of the salt water infinity pool or the Mediterranean just below! This will be a quiet week to soak in the light and beauty of this magical part of the world.

The island of Andros is the largest of the Cyclades, just an hour and a half ferry from Athens, or 2 hours from Mykonos (where there’s also an airport). It’s one of the greenest islands, with rivers and waterfalls too— lots to explore if you want to extend your stay! I do suggest adding another island (or two!) to your travel itinerary, before or after our time together. Santorini is like no other, and Naxos has a special place in my heart. We’re also close to Tinos and Paros, then a bit farther are Milos & Folegandros (less touristed islands that are all on my list! ;).

Besides relaxing at Mèlisses, we’ll have our Slow Art Workshops: Daily guided meditations and intensive creative classes— from sketching & watercolor, to calligraphy, photography and cooking! These are for absolute beginners (you only draw stick figures? no problem!) and pros alike. When you register there will be a survey on your interests & experience, and from there we will design our creative workshops. We’ll likely split up the group, with beginning workshops for the newbies, and new material for those more confident or returning students & participants. Together we'll curate inspired projects based on our beautiful surroundings and experiences.

Of course I plan to create the most amazing retreat for you EVER, but my deeper goal is to make space for you to connect to yourself and your creativity in a new way, from a new perspective, and to have FUN doing it!

Scroll down for our prospective itinerary (note that timing or details may change depending on outside circumstances and the group’s desires— your flexibility is appreciated!). Photos by Renèe Kemps, Ingrid Hofstra, Lavinia Cernău, and Diva Pyari.

10 participants max.  Sorry, no refunds. // If you would prefer to reserve your place with a deposit of $1500, also non-refundable, contact me for link to pay (must be paid in full by July 1, 2019). // Our standard liability contracts to sign and return are also mandatory. Thank you!

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What's included:

  • Shared Accommodations, 6 days/ 5 nights

  • All meals: 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners

  • 4 Slow Art Workshops

  • Daily guided meditation

  • All group transportation & activities on the island

  • All Art Supplies & Materials (I will mail to you in a pre-trip care package)

What's not included:

  • Airfare & transportation to/from the island (see Allegra’s helpful tips for practical info)


PROSPECTIVE ITINERARY

Monday, Day 1

3-6pm Arrivals, we will arrange your ride from the ferry/port to our accommodations (check in is after 3pm).

6:30pm  Meet & greet with welcome drinks by the pool.

7:30pm  Dinner at Mèlisses.

Tuesday, Day 2

9:00 Breakfast, prepared just for us.

10:00-2:00 Excursion to Xora, a beautiful neoclassical town by the sea. Walking tour, free time, and lunch in town.

Free Time at Mèlisses

4-6:30  Creative Workshop / Photography for Instagram with Lavinia: Shooting, Editing & Posting for Success!

7:00 Aperitivo, followed by Dinner at Mèlisses.

Wednesday, Day 3

9:00 Breakfast, prepared just for us.

11-2:00 Optional nearby beach outing with lovely picnic lunch (or solo picnic lunch at Mèlisses).

Free Time at Mèlisses.

4-6:30 Creative Workshop / Curated Projects Inspired by our Surroundings with Diva: Sketching & Watercolor, Modern Calligraphy, all levels.

7:00 Aperitivo, followed by Dinner at Mèlisses.

Thursday, Day 4

9:00 Breakfast, prepared just for us.

10:30 DAY TRIP with outing and lunch! We’ll drive to the other side of the island where we’ve been invited to spend the afternoon exploring a lovely home and seaside slice of heaven, in the family for generations. We’ll step back in time, enjoy a traditional feast for lunch, and a few other surprises along the way!

7:00 Aperitivo, followed by Dinner at Mèlisses.

Friday, Day 5

9:00 Breakfast, prepared just for us.

10:00-12:00 Creative Workshop / Continuing our Curated Projects with Diva: More Lettering and Sketch-booking, plus Intuitive/Abstract Painting, Inspired by the Island!

12:30-3:00 Visit Batsi, walk in town, and lunch at a wonderful taverna by the sea.

Free Time at Mèlisses.

6:00 Cooking Workshop with Allegra (aperitivo included!).

8:00 Farewell Dinner at Mèlisses.

Saturday, Day 6

9:00 Breakfast, prepared just for us.

12:00 Check out