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Take landscape painting classes in Greece February 12, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Hellenic Light Americas.

Asheville artist John Mac Kah is scheduled to teach landscape painting in Greece from June 19-July 4 for the Art School of the Aegean.

Kah is an experienced teacher with the Fine Arts League of Asheville, and his paintings can be seen at 16 Patton, a gallery in downtown Asheville. You can go by his studio, Long Branch Studios, 122 Riverside Dr., Studio H in the Cotton Mill Building, to view slides of Samos, Greece and find out more about his class, “Beyond Plein-Air: Open Air Painting in Greece.” Registration information and materials will be available.

Established in 1991, the Art School of the Aegean is based on the island of Samos in the seaside village of Constantinos. Students will be housed in small, family operated hotels.

The village serves as a retreat, campus and introduction to Greek culture. Everything is within walking distance, and beaches, coastal and mountain areas can be explored by bus. Located on the island are ancient ruins of a temple to the goddess Hera, as well as rural villages whose main products are wine, olives and citrus.

“These are phenomenal landscapes, and the light of Greece is legendary,” Kah said. “The island is an amazing resource for painters. The plan is to enhance students’ skills of observation, drawing and use of oils to create depth and impact in the work they take home. And of course, it will be a culturally rich place to work on location, making the student experience immediate and exciting.”

The deadline to register is by March 15. For more, contact Long Branch Studios, 225-5000.

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