ART LESSONS FOR ADULTSThe lessons for adults are of academic nature, wether the student decides to use pencil, charcoal, or watercolor. The student is taught to draw by observation in nature and still life. Emphasis is put on composition, perspective, shadow, and color techniques in watercolor. The lessons take place indoors and out, depending on the weather. Outdoor lessons are done at carefully chosen places where it is possible to observe and create. The goal of the lessons is to stimulate the student to express themselves through art by giving them the tools needed. The duration of each lesson is 2 hours.
ART LESSONS FOR CHILDREN
Ages 6-16 years The lessons are an introduction to the exciting world of art. Children are specially endowed with imagination, and a sense of creativity. Artistic activities allow them to express themselves in ways that words cannot. This sense of accomplishment gives the child self-confidence, and a feeling of general well-being, thus helping the child in their emotional and psychological development. The student is taught the basics in art such as drawing, color, perspective and composition. The lessons are 2 hours in length, and include introductions to famous artists, art streams ,art history ,as well as familiarity with different media: pencil, gouache, colored pencil, pastel, and collage. The classes are arranged according to age and the lessons always center on a certain theme. When needed, visual aids are used in form of photos or small videos. The lessons take place at our workshop.
SUMMER ART LESSONS FOR CHILDREN
Ages 6-16 years The summer weather permits us to venture outdoors for part of the lessons. The students begin to create after a short walk within the town of Mytilene to a nearby monument, museum ,or any site of cultural interest. This way the local heritage becomes a part of the lesson. Each lesson lasts 2 hours
PREPERATION FOR ART SCHOOL
Poliana offers intensive drawing classes for those who are planning on attending a fine arts school. Class duration and frequency varies depending on the students' needs.
COMMISSIONSPoliana takes on artistic commisions of all kinds: paintings, murals, signs, etc. Handmade items are also available made from recycled materials. These include handbags, dolls, and other small accessories.
SUMMER WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDRENFor the young visitors of Lesvos. Poliana organizes workshops in the village of Petra, in the North of Lesvos. A special place set in a lovely unspoilt nature, very suited to go on a journey of discovery. Through walks, painting / drawing children are introduced to the local culture, mythology and tradition. Intended for children aged 7 to 12 years. The workshops are on a weekly basis and consist out of 2 meetings of appr. 3 hours. It is recommended to wear a sunhat ,long trousers and closed shoes.
This trek takes place on the outskirts of Petra. Achilles, the mythological hero, plays the central part in this adventure. What about those Greek gods? Who was their supreme god and how come he suffered those headaches? What did they eat and drank? How did they look? Where did they come from? And what’s it all got to do with Achilles? All these questions and riddles will be answered and resolved during this trek alongside secret forest passages, riverbeds and mountainpaths. Furthermore, you’ll be returning with a selfmade picture of our hero, drawn in exactly the same colours used at that time.
PETRA DRAWING / WALKING TOUR
This tour takes place in Petra. During this walk in the countryside you’re going to learn quite a lot about greek nature, its people and its customs. About plants and herbs, insects, animals, which products people make, why certain things in Greece are different from your country. You’re going to see many olivetrees, they are very special and sometimes you can detect shapes of faces and animals. We will visit a spot where the famous artist of Lesvos, Theofilos, painted a beautiful picture of Petra, which you will be copying as well.