Imagination and reality flow together to create a unique overlay of mark and image. We set close observation and spontaneous creation in dialogue with one another as we seek exciting reinterpretation of historical and imaginary narratives. We examine examples of the local architecture, the classic pottery tradition, murals, and contemporary found objects as possible visual points of departure. We work in several mediums on select handcrafted paper.
In our approach, the point of departure is the imagined (i.e. felt) and narrative elements of making art. Technical skills are acquired almost without the participants realising it.
This programme is for beginner and experiences artists alike. Surprise yourself, let us delve deeper than merely observable reality.
Prominent artist, writer and cultural worker Louis Jansen van Vuuren’s ouvre has gained him international recognition. In addition to holding more than fifty exhibitions, publishing several books and opening a concept store in France, he has been actively involved in art education for decades. He has been instrumental in launching several mentorship programmes for young artists and he created a special bursary award that financially supports deserving post-graduate art students from the University of Stellenobsch.
The Talking Table is a place on the beautiful port village of Molyvos on the Greek island of Lesbos where people learn, eat and talk together. Hosted by two ex-corporate South Africans, guests participating in various workshops are welcomed with warmth and generosity and given a safe environment for their creativity to flourish. Hearty long-table meals of mostly Greek food are served, while good conversation is always on the menu. A number of workshops are held in South Africa during the autumn.
The fee of €1 400 includes transfers to and from the ports*, breakfast and a long-table meal each day, course fee and art supplies. Accommodation and travel are excluded.
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* An hour and a quarter's drive each way. Only applicable on the arrival and departure days. If you stay longer there are taxis available.