Painting in Western Sicily, June 8–18, 2020

January 8, 2020By Costa Vavagiakisannouncements, painting abroad

Hosted by Rosetta Sciacca with Instructor Costa Vavagiakis Trip Overview Rosetta Sciacca and Sicily Artist Retreats invite you to paint in Sicily. Sicily Artist Retreats organizes intensive 10-day programs led by renowned artists in a variety of disciplines, including painting, drawing, and sculpture. Join acclaimed artist Costa Vavagiakis for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to paint in Western Sicily. Explore Greek … Read More

A Ten-Day Painting Workshop in Marsala, Sicily, June 8–18, 2020

November 3, 2019By Costa Vavagiakisannouncements, painting abroad

Join Costa Vavagiakis for a painting workshop in Marsala, Sicily. Explore Greek temples, Norman castles, and colorful seaside towns in the historic heart of the Mediterranean. We will paint en plein air along ancient salt flats, picturesque seascapes, and at suggestive historic sites. While in Sicily, we will explore the cuisine, culture, and traditions of one of the … Read More

Amsterdam Workshop | Day 10

September 4, 2018By Costa Vavagiakispainting abroad

6/10 | Sunday On our last day we let the participants vote on what they wanted to do. Half stayed with Rick and painted along the Prinsengracht Canal. The rest went with me on a day trip to Haarlem to visit the Frans Hals Museum. It is the home of the largest collection of Frans … Read More

Amsterdam Workshop, Day 6

August 31, 2018By Costa Vavagiakispainting abroad

6/6 | Wednesday Day trip to The Hague to see the amazing artworks at the Mauritshuis. This museum features such stunning paintings as Vermeer’s View of Delft and Girl with a Pearl Earring, Fabritius’s The Goldfinch, and Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp.

Amsterdam Workshop, Day 3

August 28, 2018By Costa Vavagiakispainting abroad

6/3 | Sunday Our workshop participants started to trickle in. Rick and I went to Vondelpark (the Netherlands’ largest park) to select painting locales. Met and greeted the workshop participants at our hotel. Had a first night meal at Restaurant Haesje Claes for a classic Dutch dinner.