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Greek Island Drawing Holiday!

A little shout out my lovely fellow artist Debbie Hinks who runs super Greek Island Drawing Holidays and her next one is June 2022. This really looks like great fun, read on if you would like to find out more.

I am so excited to announce the dates for my GREEK ISLAND DRAWING HOLIDAY for June 2022 (now in its fourth year)


Thursday 23rd June to Thursday 30th June 2022

This is in collaboration with Helle Foy who lives on Kalymnos, she organises the wonderful models and venues

Kalymnos island offers everything for a relaxing and stimulating break, it is part of the Dodecanese group of Islands, unspoilt, famous for its rock climbing and beautiful beaches, restaurants and people!


We fly to Kos, take an exhilarating ferry to Kalymnos island (about thirty minutes) then the fun starts!

The first day includes a tour of the island, optional (not incl in the price) and a welcome meal (which is incl in the price)


I will be teaching at least five, three hour sessions over the week, we concentrate on PORTRAITURE drawing the wonderful varied, local characters

You will be working in charcoal, pastels, watercolour maybe acrylic this year too. You bring all art materials

Some days there will be one drawing session (could be an evening session) and then you are free to explore the area, most trips include a beach stop and always a wonderful lunch

We always visit Pirates beach, a fantastic, atmospheric beach location with hammocks and reggae music wafting through the trees. We always visit Telendos, a smaller island with no cars, a beautiful backdrop to take a model

Other days include two drawing sessions with lunch in the middle, giving us the opportunity to do longer studies

The models and venues will be confirmed nearer the time

You will have the opportunity to paint portraiture on pottery with local potter, Anna Foy (not incl in the price)


Kalymnos offers a wide range of eating ranging from homemade falafels to fine dining with sea views


I strongly recommend staying at the HERMES hotel, a family run hotel with Kathy at the helm, nothing is too much trouble

Some sessions will be run from their balcony, so it would be convenient but not essential to be all together. We use the pool in the Calypso Hotel opposite for the price of a drink

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE for booking your accommodation

Kathy’s email is:

She doesn’t have a website but follow this link for photos and reviews on

Accommodation cost at the Hermes hotel : 38 euros per night per single room, 266 euros per week, including breakfast 55 euros per night per double room, 385 euros per week, including breakfast


I recommend flying with Easyjet, you are responsible for booking your flights

The cost is £218 return Gatwick to Kos this is with 23kg hold bag,

Dep: 15:10 Thu 23rd Jun 2022 Dep: 22:00 Thu 30th Jun 2022


£610 This includes all TUITION, Kos to Kalymnos Ferry return,Welcome Meal, Taxi’s to and from drawing venues


Partners are very welcome. Everyone who does the art pays £610 to me. Partners would incur all extra costs like meals, ferries and taxi’s. Meals are very reasonable you can dine very well for 15/20 euros


Approximately £1,200 Includes Tuition, Flights and Accommodation (double room)

That’s it!

Email Debbie here

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