Greek Fishermen (Aliki, Paros) by Ron Johnson
Currently we have no workshops scheduled with Ron Johnson.
Ron Johnson, well known plein air painter and instructor from Cincinnati, Ohio has teamed with Michael and Karin Shepherd of Paros Hospitality to offer superior instruction and hospitality in an incomparable setting.
Ron will be teaching "plein air" techniques that allow the artist to complete a painting on site. Students will paint at a different island location each of six days with lots of one-on-one instruction in composition, color, paint application, drawing and self critique.
This is not a beginner workshop, as students must have some prior knowledge of oil painting techniques before they arrive at this sensational island. Afternoons will include more painting and time to enjoy the numerous Paros beaches; evenings will be a mix of group discussions, dinner parties, socializing with island artists and free time.
The previous package fee was only 800 Euro. This includes one week of lodging, transportation, and painting instruction. Most meals are included; Greek fun and friendliness are free extras. Transportation to Paros is not included but we can help you find the best flights. Non-painters are welcome at a reduced rate. 2012 rates will be determined in January after all new Greece taxes are known.
Particulars by email.
Due to popular request we are adding an optional extra week to visit the major sites in Athens and the Greece mainland. Take a look at Art & Antiquities
Greece: A European country like no other. You cannot turn a corner without seeing remnants of the ancient civilization. Athens is a must see for anyone who wants to walk in the footsteps of Socrates.
The history of the Cyclades predates even that of Athens with the added attraction to artists of crisp air and brilliant colors. Included in this group are dramatic Santorini and posh Mykonos. Paros is the hospitable island with just the right proportions of culture, people, shops and other activities and an over generous supply of fine beaches with warm water and charming tavernas. Paros is a blending of the busy, touristy towns of Parikia and Naoussa with numerous small villages, our two favorites being Lefkes and Aliki. We also see Piso Livadi as an archetypical Mediterranean port. Aliki is a quiet village just off the main stream of tourism with two beautiful beaches and lots of natural nooks and crannies to catch the artist's eye. Workshop artists never tire of the quaint subjects and vistas of the mountain village of Lefkes.
Paros Hospitality accommodation has the plain Cycladic
architecture that you see everywhere; we offer the same clean private bathrooms
and balconies that you find elsewhere. The difference is Michael &
Karin's friendliness. They have travelled through-out the world and have
now settled on Paros. They know how to balance their guests' needs for
company and information with privacy and discovery.
Ronald Joe Johnson a
native of North Carolina moved to Cincinnati in 1973 to attend the Art Academy
of Cincinnati. He joined the faculty there in 1977 and received his MFA from the
U. of Cincinnati in 1978.
Ron has won many awards and scholarships.
Detail of these, his exhibitions and collections can be found on his web site:
As part of his early studies he travelled to
Europe visiting museums and printmaking studios. In 1980 he opened his business, Ron
Johnson Illustration/Design. He has worked with a variety of local businesses
for the past 20 years.
Now he paints in and around Cincinnati, in
Florida, and in New England plus journeys to Greece and Italy.
A few years ago Ron began teaching plein
air oil classes. He teaches painting techniques that work well outdoors as well
as in the studio. Students learn concepts that help them make good
decisions quickly, then apply them to their paintings.
Serenade (Lefkes, Paros) by Ron Johnson
For particulars of the workshop schedule, accommodation and like questions, please email to Michael Shepherd.
Please view Ron's web site for additional information about his activities and painting. You can email Ron with questions about his instructional methods at Ron Johnson
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