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You have allready plan your holidays or you are going to plan it?

You also like sketching and drawing during your trips?

Arch_ISLaND workshops offer a fascinating two day tour of the traditional architecture on either or both of the Aegean islands, Skiros or Tinos. The tour is led by a professional architect who has a lifelong passion for architectural drawing.

Workshop activities include onsite, plein air drawing, sketching or painting with a focus on the principles, changes and evolution of both interior and exterior island’s architecture.

Arch_ISLaND is a workshop based on passion for architectural drawing. Every participant could choose his own way to express himself trough sketching or drawing. We suggest a unique experience that combines holidays and knowledge through it’s “on site” design on natural space between original samples of the Aegean architectural heritage.

This is an experience that links observation, comparison, measurement, imprinting, personal deepening, with the ultimate goal of suggesting contemporary shapes and motifs based on architectural tradition.

The Workshop is guided, and taught by architect Vasilis Benetos, with experience in architectural design and dwelling recording.

A two-day lesson to get to know the basic principles or to improve the architectural sketch and drawing.

Because the tours include private homes, groups are limited to a minimum of four and a maximum of six people.

Τhe workshop is held in three languages :English, Italian and Greek.

Why do I sketch and draw “in-situ” ?

• Because the design allow us to think about buildings in depth rather than epidermal, just like a simple observation or a photo shooting.

• Because the process of drawing enable the brain to understand the building in a more direct way and to reproduce the same design path that gave birth to the building itself, making it rooted in the on-site experience.

• Because sketching is a powerful tool that frees up imagination and improves our ability to interpret reality.