This 2-week intensive summer art course begins with three nights in Athens followed by ten nights on the Aegean Island of Kea, and concentrates on creating images of Greece through various media, including (but not limited to) watercolor, pencil, ink, collage and mixed media. Working on site, the course emphasizes using Greek seascapes and landscapes to create individual expressions and encourages students to develop and sharpen their abilities to see the world around them in new ways. Like the early travelers to Greece before the invention of the camera, students keep a sketchbook or journal as a record of their Greek experiences, exploring a rich variety of subject matter including beaches and rocky coves, ancient sites and monasteries, rare oak forests and fields of abundant wildflowers, the yacht port of Vourkari, and the active community of the village center. The distinctive beauty of the Greek landscape and the oft-noted quality of “Greek Light” has impressed artists for centuries by its ability to influence color and form dramatically. The culmination of the class will be an exhibition of student artwork and a final dinner celebration. All experience levels welcome to attend. Students should plan to arrive by airplane at Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos) on Sunday, June 19th (leaving the US on June 18th). We will spend three nights at the Acropolis View Hotel before traveling to the Hotel Karthea on the island of Kea for the remainder of the retreat.