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PETANQUE AND FLORA OF CRETE (NEW)

 Petanque tornament " 2013 Cup of Crete: Petanque and flora of Crete" will take place during Easter -Catholic- holidays in Chania, March 30- April 7, 2013 in Aghios Apostolos parc, close to the beach.  The programme involves excursions and petanque competitions under the sun and close to sea (contact greekpetanque@gmail.com or petank.chania@gmail.com)

 

Tournoi de Pétanque "Coupe de Crète 2013 : Pétanque et fleurs de Crète"- pendant les vacances de Pâques - Mars 30-Avril 7-2013 au Parc Aghios Apostolos au bord de la mer de la Cannée. Au programme : des excursions et des tournois de pétanque sous le soleil et  au bord de la mer. (Renseignement greekpetanque@gmail.com  ou petank.chania@gmail.com).

ΠΡΟΣΕΧΩΣ “ΤΟΥΡΝΟΥΑ ΠΕΤΑΝΚ: ΚΥΠΕΛΛΟ ΤΗΣ ΚΡΗΤΗΣ 2013» ΣΤΟΥΣ ΑΓΙΟΥΣ ΑΠΟΣΤΟΛΟΥΣ- ΜΑΡΤΙΟ 30-ΑΠΡΙΛΙΟ 7, 2013. ΕΛΑΤΕ ΚΑΘΕ ΣΑΒΒΑΤΟ ΓΙΑ ΠΡΟΠΟΝΗΣΗ ΚΑΙ ΕΝΗΜΕΡΩΣΗ. ΠΑΡΕ ΤΗΛ ΤΟΝ ΛΟΥΚΑ Η ΜΕΙΛ greekpetanque@gmail.com , petank.chania@gmail.com

 

CRETAN GASTRONOMY SEMINAR

Programme (from 21 March until 01 April, 2011-2012)
Supervised by Prof. Jacques ZAFFRAN and Dr. Lucas ANDRIANOS

PEOPLE IN EACH GROUP: 10 PERSONS
LANGUAGES (TRANSLATION POSSIBLE): GREEK, ENGLISH, FRENCH AND ITALIAN
DURATION OF EACH SEMINAR: 5 DAYS

 

STARTING DATE: MARCH 11,  2011
END OF PROGRAMME: LAST WEEK OF MAY  2011
REGISTRATION: Tel: 0030 28240 22 500, Fax: 0030 28240 22060, email: OAC@OTENET.GR

GASTRONOMY SEMINAR CRETE 2012

Cost per person: 20Euro/day (registration)

Cost for accommodation: 60 Euro/night (full board)

Contact: laoac@otenet.gr or www.oac.gr

 

 Monday, March 12: Academy, Rodopou, Nopigia (GUIDE: ANDRIANOS)
08.00 Breakfast
08.30 Welcome and Visit the Orthodox Academy of Crete (OAC) and the Museum of the Flora of Crete (L. Andrianos)
09.30 Introduction to the Organization's work (K. Kenanidis and E. Larentzakis)
10.00 Coffee Break
10.30 Departure for Rodopou
11.00 Visit to a producer of honey and rakomelo (Georgakakis)
13.00 Lunch at the Academy
14.30 Departure to Drakona

15.00 Visit to Glampedaki farm and interviews for "Barns of Memory"
17.00 Departure for the Euro-Mediterranean Govanile Centre (EYC) to Nopigia
19.00 Arrival at the Academy
19:30 Cooking lesson: Cretan pies and the traditional diet in the kitchen
OAC (cheese pies, meat Askolymprous)
21.00 Dinner

Tuesday, March 13: Vlatos, Vouves (GUIDE: FASOLO - ANDRIANOS)
08.00 Breakfast
09.00 Departure for Vlatos (Milia)
11.30 Visit of the ancient village of Milia
13:30 Visit and interview for "Barns of Memory"
14.00 Lunch
16.00 Departure for Vouves
17.00 Visit to the family "Argiro ELLINAKI" to Vouves (xerotigana, cakes
Sesame)
18:30 Visit to one of the oldest olive trees in the world and its museum Vouves
19:30 Cooking lesson on traditional Cretan products (cakes, pies,
Moussaka)
21.00 Dinner







Wednesday, March 14: Modi (GUIDE: FASOLO)
08.00 Breakfast
09.00 Departure for Modi
10.00 Visit to the distillery of essential oils "Wild herbs of Crete" to Profiles
Collecting and distilling aromatic plants (packed lunch)
16.00 Transfer
16:30 Arrival at the Academy
17:00 Free time
19:00 Cooking lesson on sweet traditional Cretan cuisine at the OAC (sweet and
nuts)
20.30 Dinner

Thursday, March 15: Chrysopigi, Vatolakos, Chania (GUIDE: ANDRIANOS)
08.00 Breakfast
09.00 Departure for the Monastery Chrysopigi
09.30 Visit of the monastery and its organic farms
11.30 Departure for Vatolakos
12.00 Visit to the winery with lunch Manousakis family
14.00 Departure to Chania
15:00 Guided tour of Chania
16:00 Free time
18.00 Departure for the Academy
19:00 Cooking lesson on herbs typical Cretan cuisine at the ICAO
20.00 Dinner


Friday, March 16: Asi Gonia Xerosterni (GUIDE: FASOLO)
07.30 Breakfast
08:00 Departure to Asi Gonia
09.30 Visit the family business producing feta "Plimakis"
12.00 Visit of the Mitato Stavrianoudakis (slaughter and cheese production
Traditional) to Xerosterni
16.00 Transfer
19:00 Cooking lesson on fish typical of Crete near the kitchen OAC
20.00 Dinner

Saturday, March 17: Syrili, Astrikas, Zymvragou (GUIDE: ANDRIANOS)
08.30 Breakfast
09.00 Departure
09.30 Visit to the brewery, Cretan Harm to Syrili (Lionakis)
11.15 Departure for Astrikas
11.30 Visit to the family "BIOLEA" to Astrikas tasting foods
Cretans and lunch
14.30 Visit to the family "PSILLAKIS" to Zymvragou
18:30 Departure for the Academy
19:00 Cretan Evening (Traditional food and dance at the Academy restaurant)
21.00 Dinner: END OF SEMINAR

 

NB) FOR YOUR TRANSFER FROM THE AIRPORT OFCHANIA, ASK FOR THE MINI-BUS OF THE ORTHODOX ACADEMY OF CRETE.

Send to the OAC secretary (oac@otenet.gr) your exact time of arrival at the airport and ask if there are other participants who can share the mini-bus with you. The cost of sharing the OAC mini-bus is 10 Euro/person. If you are alone,the cost is 30 Euro. If you prefer to take a cab by yourself, the price of transfer from Chania airport to OAC Kolympari is ~ 50.

 

BOTANIC ART WORKSHOP

Botanic Art Workshop October 2012

Julia Jones, FLS


The Orthodox Academy of Crete at Kolymbari


Cost per person of 10 day course: 985 euros


Including workshops, field trips, all materials and full board accommodation at the Academy, but excluding flights


Learn all you need to know to understand the techniques needed to produce your own beautiful botanic drawings of flowers and leaves in the superb setting of the Orthodox Academy of Crete, Kolymbari. The Academy nestles on a rocky hillside above the village and has spectacular  views across the bay towards Hania and the White Mountains.

The course is led by artist and writer, Julia Jones, a Fellow of the Linnaen Society of London.  Julia has a passion for the native flora of the  island and  her work can be found in private collections around the world.   Julia is a self-taught artist and believes that anyone with a desire to produce their own botanic work is capable
of unlocking their own creativity. Julia is also President and Founder of the charitable organisation ‘Flowers of Crete’ which seeks to promote conservation and environmental education on Crete.


This course is suitable for beginners and improvers alike.


Day One:

Arrivals and greetings

Day Two:

Breakfast

Session One: Visit to Museum of Cretan Flora and Botanic Gardens
to learn about the unique flora of the island with Dr Lucas Andrianos and Professor Jacques Zaffran.

Coffee

Session  Two:  Understanding  and  choosing  materials  for  fine drawing and watercolour painting.  This is a chance to try different papers, paints and painting mediums.

Lunch

Free time

Session Three: Basic drawing techniques – leaf and flower shapes. After a few fun exercises to begin to train the eye, students will be shown how to draw simple leaf and flower shapes

Dinner

Showing of DVD of work of Professor Zaffran at the Botanic Gardens and Museum

Day Three:

Breakfast

Session Four: Field trip to Afrata to find wild cyclamen, crocus and squill.  The hillsides around this small traditional village are covered with autumn flowering bulbs in October.   A chance to draw and photograph these beautiful flowers in situ.

Lunch

Free time

Session Five: Preparing and stretching paper, choosing subject and preliminary drawings.   Before starting to paint it is necessary to soak and stretch paper.   Whilst it is drying there is a chance to begin first drawings of chosen flowers and/or leaves.

Dinner

Slideshow and talk on Endemic Cretan Flora by Julia Jones. The island’s flora is a focus for botanists and artists from around the world.   In this slideshow students will begin to understand the wealth of species to be seen throughout the year.


Day Four:

Breakfast

Session Six: Colour mixing and basic watercolour techniques.  Using their workbooks, students will learn to mix a range of colours suitable for botanic painting and experiment with washes, lines and stipples.

Coffee

Session Seven: Refining and finishing master drawing.  In order to complete the master drawing students will study each others’ work and with guidance from Julia, will refine and prepare their drawing for transfer.

Lunch

Free time

Session Eight: Transferring master drawing to workbook and prepared paper.  In order to keep a complete record of their work, students are encouraged to keep a workbook which will contain copies of their master drawings, colour matching and notes

Dinner

Free evening

Day Five:

Breakfast

Session Nine: Starting workbook and colour matching and colour mixing for chosen subject.  Students will begin to choose and mix colours for their final work.

Coffee

Session Ten: Continuing colour mixing and recording their results, students will decide on their final colours and record pigment ratios for obtaining consistent results.

Lunch

Free time

Session Eleven: Laying down first glaze and understanding the use of light in watercolour work, students will begin to build up colour washes on their final project.

Dinner

Showing of DVD ‘The Green Patriarch’. This DVD explains the environmental work of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew

Day Six:

Breakfast

Session Twelve: Understanding modelling washes and laying down first modelling wash. This session will show students how to obtain a three dimensional effect in their work.

Coffee

Session Thirteen: Laying down subsequent washes, students will begin to see the effects of multiple washes on the realistic quality of their work.

Lunch

Free time

Session Fourteen: Slideshow on the development of botanic illustration from early times – Julia Jones.   From its earliest beginnings in Ancient Greece and on the ceramics and frescoes of the Minoans, to the more modern day work of Georgia O’Keefe and
other  artists,  this  short  slideshow  will  give  some  insight  and inspiration to students.

Dinner

Free evening

Day Seven:

Breakfast

Session Fifteen: Techniques for shading and finishing. These techniques will bring the work together and complete the work.

Coffee

Session Sixteen: Beginning shading and learning how to depict dewdrops and the shine on fruits and berries.

Lunch

Free time

Visit to the Holy Monastery of  Chrissopigi to meet the nuns who live and work there and also to the museum and site of one of the ancient olive trees of the area.

Dinner

Short talk on the work of the Academy

Day Eight:

Breakfast

Session Seventeen: Completing shading techniques and practising some more advanced techniques in workbooks.

Coffee

Session Eighteen: Finishing glazes and mounting work, ready for the exhibition

Lunch

Free time

Session Nineteen: Setting up exhibition at the Academy

Dinner

Day Nine:

Breakfast


Session Twenty: Opening of the Exhibition to the public and final critique

Coffee

Field trip to Falasarna on the far west coast to find flowers and seeds of Pancratium maritimum – the Sea Daffodil, with time to draw and photograph.   Falasarna is also the site of an ancient Minoan city port and is set in spectacular scenery.

Free time

Gala Dinner

Day Ten:

Breakfast

Take down exhibition

Departures

Coffee

Further Departures

Detail of endemic Orchis papilionacea ssp alibertis
© Julia Jones

‘Julia is a botanical artist, who taught us watercolour painting one day at her beautiful Cretan village stone-house, the next day under an almond tree up in the mountains, another day we were on hilltop overlooking Spinalonga. We had lunches in small mountain villages and on hidden beaches. We looked for orchids and she learned us about the flowers and plants of Crete. It is the best vacation we ever had, and we are definitely going back next year.’

Bente and Marijit, Norway