Workshops and excursions:

Mudhouse Residency Digital Media workshop

Students will bring a project or concept involving digital media (video, photography, photoshop, audio, etc), and the instructor will provide one-on-one consultation and feedback on the execution and polishing of the student’s project. The instructor will also lead a brief video editing workshop, providing a camera and 2 laptops with video editing software to interested students.
2 three hour workshops, meeting 2-3 days apart, dependent on the schedule of the Residency.
Students will bring their own projects, a computer, and a camera. Instructor will provide 2 laptops with digital editing software on them, along with use of his digital camera, for instructional purposes during the workshop.  

Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Monotype is a type of printmaking made by drawing or painting on a smooth, non-absorbent surface before transferring the image to paper with the use of a pin press. We will experiment with working both additively and reductively with oil based inks. The first session will consist of instruction and demonstration, the second session will consist of studio time for the students to work on their prints. Materials will be provided.
2 three hour workshops, meeting consecutive days

Mokuhanga: Japanese Woodcut Technique

Students will explore the essential techniques of mokuhanga, the Japanese woodcut technique of ukiyo-e, the "floating world." The first session will cover planning and carving techniques, with the second session dedicated to printing.
Learn the kento registration system, carving techniques, preparing a drawing for carving, coordinating among multiple blocks to develop a complex print, and using oil based inks to achieve painterly effects. Materials will be provided.
2 three hour workshops, meeting consecutive days


Mochlos Day Trip

Daylong trip leaving in the morning and returning after sundown
We will begin by driving to the working monastery at Toplou, where we will see the icon paintings and etchings from the 15th century. We will continue on to the coastal village of Mochlos, where we will spend the afternoon swimming and sketching. Late afternoon we will charter a small boat to the island of Mochlos, where we will visit the archaeological dig of the Minoan city. We will watch the sun set over the island before we take the boat back and enjoy a group dinner at a fantastic seaside taverna. Artists who wish to may swim the half mile to the island or back if they choose. We will return to Agios Ioannis by car after dinner.

Hike to Monastiraki

3 hour hike & dinner in Monastiraki
We will be hiking from our village of Agios Ioannis to the mountain village of Monastiraki. It is approximately a three hour hike, during which time we will be crossing goat grazing lands and olive tree orchards and witnessing the vantage point from which we can see both the northern and southern coastlines of Crete. We will leave at approximately 6pm in order to arrive in Monastiraki at sun down, where we will enjoy a traditional group dinner at the village taverna. The hike does include some uphill walking, and requires sturdy footwear (hiking boots or tennis shoes recommended) and everyone must carry their own water. There will be transportation back to our village after dinner

Day trip to Makry Giallos, Beach Excursion at Green Beach, Dinner at Dragon Cave

Half day trip leaving at 1pm, returning after sundown
We will be driving to the unique coastal village of Makry Giallos, where artists may wish to visit locally owned shops, and then spending the afternoon at the nearby “Green Beach”, one of the most beautiful beaches on Southern Crete. After sundown we will convene for dinner at the famous Dragon Cave taverna.