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  • Afidnes, Greece
  • 16 hours over 4 days

Collage and Photomontage with Annette

Retreat in the beautiful countryside of Athens to create your dream collage and photomontage with Annette. When you need a break, enjoy the peaceful nature strolls, bike, swim or feast on Greek cuisine.
  • Snacks, Coffee, & Tea

Pricing

One Guest
USD $935
Additional guest(s) (max 4)
USD $380

Accommodation

One Guest
USD $240
Additional guest(s)
USD $145
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Meet the Artist

Annette is a collage and photomontage artist based in Athens beautiful countryside. Trained in prestigious art schools in United States, France, Austria and Greece, she has been focusing on collage, photomontage and mixed media for three decades. In her work she is led by her passion for theater and the human soul. Her photo montages, made with scissors, glue, found photographs or photographs taken by her, look like "film stills" of human relationships. She creates collage portraits that are deconstructions of familiar everyday faces, to shed light into the sinews of their being. She strives to merge fantasy and reality in each composition that lead us to the dreamland of human emotions. Dostoyevsky, Ibsen, Bergman and Hitchcock inspire her, including collage artists like Hannah Hoch, Max Ernst, Martha Rosler and John Stezaker. When you meet her, you’ll realize very quickly that teaching art is her passion.

VAWAA Includes:

  • Introduction to the basics of collage, mixed media, abstract art, color theory and composition.
  • Creating composited images from found, taken, and scanned images.
  • Learning the techniques of masking, edge treatments, color space, shadows and highlights, texture, perspective, depth of field, harmony, symmetry, and narrative.
  • Practicing how to make the disparate elements meld seamlessly to create a sense of magic realism.
  • Going back home with several of your own dream collages or photomontages.
  • Paper, magazines to cut from, glue and paint for mixed media are included. You can print photos or buy stretched canvas at an additional cost.
  • Meals and snacks while in the studio.

Stay at Annette's

Stay with Annette on her wonderful 2.5 acres estate, with direct access to her garden, swimming pool, half basketball court, vegetable garden, olive trees and vines. Three bedrooms are available, each with their own bathroom. Two bedrooms have double beds; one bedroom has two single beds. All rooms include heating/air-conditioning, meals, drinks, and snacks. The property is well protected with a fence and dogs.

Explore Afidnes

Afidnes, where Annette resides, is a peaceful town in Athens surrounding countryside, a 30 min. drive north from Greece’s capital city. While there, enjoy typical Greek dishes like stuffed cabbage leaves, sardines or mezedes at a local tavern, or Annette’s cooking skills (she’s been in Greece for 35 years!). Bike around Lake Marathon with bicycles provided by Annette before you have lunch at Marathon Beach. Visit the site in Marathon where the ancient battle between the Athenians and the Persians took place in 490 BC and the adjacent Marathon Museum. Wander over to a park near Annette’s studio that has a pond with turtles. Also nearby, discover an ancient healing site, stunning sandy beaches for a refreshing swim, and gorgeous hikes in Parnitha National Park, which borders Annette’s house and studio. Of course, you’ll want to spend some time in the city center of Athens— it is one of world’s oldest cities after all! You can take the train from Annette’s village, which takes you in 30 minutes to the center of Athens. Visit the Acropolis, the Monastiraki Flea Market, the Museum of Modern Art, or the Archaeological Museum, and try a real Greek souvlaki-pita. You can also take a train to Halkida, a fishing village by the sea, great for strolling, eating fish or souvlaki, and admiring the bridge that connects the peninsula of Evia with the mainland. Oh, the possibilities!

Additional Details

You will also be around friendly dogs and cats. This VAWAA is available for a longer duration, up to 6 days. Please ask when you send your booking request.
Annette's Availability 4 days

Guest Reviews

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  • Erica S., United States

    Annette was a wonderful host and teacher to my sister and me. We felt totally at home in her beautiful house and really enjoyed getting to know her, husband, and their dogs! We learned so much in a short period of time not only about collage, but Greek culture and the surrounding area. She prepared lovely, healthy meals for us and our accommodations were clean and comfortable.

    Thanks Annette a
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