-A Nuanced Portrait of the Female
A Master Class in Corfu, Greece, April 14 - 27, 2020
Join master sculptor and teacher Tip Toland for a two-week journey to the ancient Acropolis of Athens and the island of Corfu. Experience close up the most famous sculptures in Western Civilization, then follow Tip Toland to the beautiful island of Corfu at O-Eleonas Art Retreat. There you will create your own sculpture work at a beautiful 18th-century Venetian villa surrounded by ancient olive groves and pine forests. You will learn about mythology and its connection to ancient and modern art, enjoy Greek food, wine and hospitality, and experience the famous Corfiot Easter celebrations. You will also have time to experience the vibrant life of this historic island, the clear blue sea and sandy beaches, all essential parts of a journey to discover ancient and modern Greek culture.
Course description: DUALITY, a Nuanced Portrait of the Female.
Based on the complexity of the female figure in Greek Mythology and art, this workshop will focus on the concept of duality within the solitary figure. Referring to the classical Hellenistic period as a departure point, students will incorporate something of their choice (animal, spirit, symbol, etc.) to accompany the figure in order to further the psychological aspect of duality.
Working from a model at 1/3 scale, we'll sculpt from solid clay, hollow and rejoin it in 7 days. Our visit to the Acropolis Museum in Athens will inspire our work, including the notion of duality and its psychological ramifications. We'll discuss these concepts in depth to create an informed portrait.
OPTIONAL TOUR ADD ON: EXPERIENCE THE MONUMENTS AND MUSEUMS OF ATHENS, GREECE
We have made the opening Athens segment of the program optional for those who may have less time or resources, but we highly recommend that you participate. It is in Athens where we will see the greatest figurative sculptures in the world in the cradle of western civilization. It is here where we will get our inspiration for the workshop and learn the Apollonian philosophy of the “perfect mind in the perfect body.”
INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION FOR ATHENS ADD ON:
Guided tour to the Acropolis and the surrounding ancient city
Tour of the ancient ceramic factory
Dinner at a 5 star restaurant across from the Acropolis
3 breakfasts at your hotel
Admission fees and archaeologist guide for tour
3 nights lodging at Herodion Hotel, Athens, in the neighborhood of the Acropolis Museum
INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRATION FOR CORFU CLASSES AND TOUR:
7 nights lodging. The first two registrants will get to stay in Villa Inspirante along with Tip Toland. Due to limited accommodations at the villa the remaining registrants will stay in surrounding villas in the village of Kombitsi within walking distance of Villa Inspirante.
Local transportation to and from all group activities including Corfu airport arrival and departure
2 organized dinners at 5 star restaurants, including one round of local wine
Workshop fee and materials for the art classes
NOT INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION
International airline tickets
Local airline tickets (Athens to Corfu and return)
Taxis to and from the Athens airport or transportation other than scheduled group activities
5 dinners in Corfu on your own
2 dinners in Athens on your own
More than one round of alcoholic beverages at scheduled meals
Archaeologist tipping (recommended but at your discretion)
Service employee tipping at Athens and Corfu lodgings
CLASS AND TOUR SCHEDULE
For complete tour schedule please click on Tip’s Schedule button below.
For pricing and other details please go to the registration page or contact Elena Korakianitou at 206 618-7352.