How many participants are in every group?
We run at 12 participants maximum capacity. 6 participants minimum per workshop.
I am a beginner, can I follow the workshop?
Teaching is adapted to each participants needs.
The art workshop is open to all artistic levels. Whether you’ re a beginner or an accomplished artist, this inspirational painting course is designed to teach you how to capture the feeling of any scene and transform it in your own unique vision narrative or abstract.
From beginners wanting to learn the basics, to those who have lapsed from their easels over the years; from the seasoned professionals and painting lovers, looking for idyllic settings who want to paint away from their usual surroundings, to those who want to experience the clarity of light and the stretching hues of the famous Greek islands; all are welcome to join the painting workshop.
Is tutoring the same for all participants?
Individual attention is given throughout the day, teaching is adapted to the abilities and needs of each student while allowing them to enjoy their stay on the island.
Participants that had practiced painting are advised to send us some pictures of their paintings in order to offer them a specialised tutoring according to their needs.
How many hours daily is the workshop?
The studio opens at 9.00am and use of the studio is 6 hours per day, with morning and evening classes, including tutoring, demonstrations, exercises and lectures.
- 7 Days Workshop: 30 hours classes with tutoring
- 10 Days Workshops: 48 hours classes with tutoring.
All classes are out doors at the veranda and garden of the studio as well as to nearby locations. However the choice to work indoors will is always available. During the morning session you can paint with acrylics or oils on canvas, water colors, pencils or charcoal on fine paper. Usually in the afternoon sessions demonstrations and exercises take place or you can experiment with another medium or continue your morning painting. One evening a lecture with the theme “Landscape through Art History/Elements of Composition and Structure and Colour Analysis” will be held at the studio where artists and their non-painting partners are welcome to follow.
Do I have to bring with me my paints, and other art supplies?
MetaxArt has everything you need for painting.
MetaxArt provides: Easels, stools, palettes, foam boards, brushes, knives, charcoals, acrylics, oils, water colours, fine water colour paper, gesso coated paper, primed canvases, wooden boards, framed or unframed canvasses (35x45cm, 40x50cm, 50x70cm).
As artists are usually attached with their beloved tools such as brushes, knives we optionally suggest to bring them with you.
MetaxArt can provide fine art papers for sketching but we recommend to bring with you your own sketch book and coloured water colour pencils or water colours as you will be taught how to use them any time in the future wherever you are, indoors or outdoors.
Do I get a Certificate of Attendance when I finish the workshop?
Yes. To be able to get your Certificate of Attendance you have to follow the every day schedule.
How do I carry back my paintings?
All the art works produced during the workshop belongs to the painters who created them.
You have three choices of carrying back your artworks:
- Paint directly on unframed canvas fabric on board (with masking tape) and take them with you in a tube. You can buy tubes from MetaxArt. The biggest dimension that you can take in airplane is 50cm. That means that you can work on 50x40cm, 50x70cm etc. canvasses
- Choose small canvas sizes like 40x30cm, 45x35cm and take them with you as a hand luggage (check your airline regulations) or put them in a small suitcase to travel as fragile
- The third but quite pricey option is to post your paintings in box with a transportation company.
When do I have to arrive for a workshop?
Participants have to arrive the latest in the afternoon of the 1st day of the workshop as the 1st meeting is at MetaxArt Studio at 18.00pm. Poros Village is 1hour drive from the airport.
When do I leave after the workshop finishes?
The workshop finishes late in the evening of the last day, where we celebrate with the exhibition event. Participants can leave the next day.
How many days does my stay on the island last until the completion of the workshop?
- 7 Days Workshop: 7 nights / 8 Days
- 10 Days Workshop: 10 nights / 11 Days
Arrival day must be the latest in the afternoon of the 1st day of the workshop as the 1st meeting is at MetaxArt Studio at 18.00pm.
Participants have to leave the next day of the last workshop day since the Exhibition farewell event finishes late in the evening of the last workshop day. Participants can leave the next day.
Are any meals included in the tuition fees?
MetaxArt offers one complimentary welcome dinner upon arrival, coffee, snacks, a picnic surprise and an evening party with Greek wines and local products.
Will I have time to relax and enjoy during my art holidays?
The daily plan is organised in a way to offer you enough time to relax, go for a walk or a swim.
MetaxArt Studio is located by the seashore, so whenever you feel like you can take a break and go for some sunbathing and swimming.
At your arrival you will get the daily schedule and then you can organise your free time.
Are any visits or excursions included in the program?
Depending on the weather conditions MetaxArt offers one day excursion tour by bus or boat trip round Kefalonia Island or Ithaca.
Can I extend my stay further than the workshop days?
Participants can come earlier and leave later from the workshop dates by extending their accommodation. MetaxArt can coordinate for extra days accommodation and offer information about the place.
Payment & Registration
How do I book my participation?
In order to book you have to submit the application form through MetaxArt Website and deposit the 20% of tuition fees.
How do I pay?
We accept payments in € Euros and £ British pounds by bank transfer or Paypal.
We do not assume any charges for transactions made by your paying-institution.
Can I pay in separate installments?
Yes, you have the following payment options:
2 available payment options:
a) Full payment
b) Payment in 2 equal installments:
- 1st payment upon registration by bank transfer or Paypal to secure your workshop seat and accommodation if required by you.
- Second payment one month before your arrival.
Where do I stay when come to Kefalonia?
MetaxArt will coordinate reservations for participants and assist with hotels. MetaxArt collaborates with local hotels which highly recommend them for its workshops participants, all with bathroom in suite and reasonable prices and close to MetaxArt Studio.
All hotels are small family run businesses.
Is it obligatory to book accommodation through MetaxArt?
No. Participants are free to choose from two payment options, with or without accommodation. Accommodation is included only if chosen by request. MetaxArt collaborates with local Hotels which highly recommend them for its workshops participants, all with bathroom ensuite and reasonable prices and close to MetaxArt Studio. MetaxArt will coordinate reservations for participants and assist with hotels if so required.
Are the hotels close to MetaxArt?
The hotels are 3-8 minutes walking from MetaxArt and only one with swimming pool is 20 minutes walking distance uphill.
Can I bring my friend or wife / husband with me?
Artists partners are welcome. With a fee they can join the group and enjoy:
- One welcome complimentary dinner upon arrival, coffee, snacks, and picnic surprise
- One day excursion tour by bus or boat trip round Kefalonia Island or Ithaca.
- The use of the studio garden with free Wi Fi and refreshments to enjoy.
- Enjoy the Exhibition at the studio and the farewell party with wine and local products.
- Share double room room in accommodation if required.
Underage students information
MetaxArt accepts underage students either if they are accompanied by a guardian or if the permission documents for participation to the workshop are given to us. MetaxArt also offers the possibility to Artists students to come with their non artist partner/family member or guardian. Acceptance is according to the participant due to differences of the law in European countries members of EU, non members of EU and United States.
Are airport transfers included in the price?
Only transfers to painting locations are included.
Airport transfers are not included. We are happy to assist you with help for airport taxi and minibus transfers reservations.
Are the hotels close to MetaxArt?
The hotels are 5-8 minutes walking from MetaxArt and only one with swimming pool is 20 minutes walking distance uphill.