The lucky participants in the 2013 printmaking workshops on Skopelos will begin arriving today. The island is turning on a beautiful spring, with wildflowers and herbs growing in great profusion. Everywhere, houses in the village are being spruced up with fresh whitewash on their already gleaming walls and coats of (blue) paint on their shutters. Soon the peaches and apricots will be arriving in the local supermarkets. Already artichokes and new season tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchinis have appeared in the tavernas, delighting the first of the 2013 tourists. Basil and Steph are beginning to get the studio ready for the May 27 workshop, which will kick off with a drawing session in the country and a fabulous dinner on the waterfront in the evening. Mieke Cohen from Sydney has just concluded her residency in the studio and will make way now for the eight artists who start next week.
Skopelos printmaking workshops kick off in Greek Spring
May 23, 2013 Basil Hall