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A special event on Skopelos in 2017

A special event on Skopelos in 2017

During our Skopelos Printmaking in Paradise workshops last year, we witnessed a fabulous full moon rising over the bay on the Summer Solstice. Carefully balancing his camera on an upturned ouzo bottle, Basil captured this splendid event during dinner with his wife at one of their favourite tavernas on the paralia. Come and join us...
BHE's Skopelos Printmaking Workshop beckons in September

BHE’s Skopelos Printmaking Workshop beckons in September

This year’s group is getting ready for departure pretty soon for Basil Hall Editions’ 2017 Printmaking in Paradise on the beautiful island of Skopelos. Here’s a view of Skopelos Town from an early morning walk above the studio. Technically, we still have one vacancy in the workshop, to be conducted this year from Sept 4-17 by...
David Frazer to join Basil as co-tutor in Skopelos, 2017

David Frazer to join Basil as co-tutor in Skopelos, 2017

Talented Victorian printmaker and painter, David Frazer, has agreed to join Basil this year as co-tutor during the September Skopelos workshops. This means that, for the first time, we will offer two tutors for the price of one, two teaching spaces, smaller groups and the opportunity to learn wood engraving, etching, relief printing, collagraph, mono...
New Skopelos Workshop dates announced for 2017

New Skopelos Workshop dates announced for 2017

It doesn’t matter how you get there, just do it! Basil Hall and David Frazer (Victorian artist) are offering another fabulous printmaking holiday at Milos Studios on the island of Skopelos in 2017. The proposed dates are from September 4-17; later in the year than we have done in the past. It will be Autumn, the water will...
In memory of a good friend

In memory of a good friend

Apparently the full moon only appears on the Summer Solstice once every 70 years, so that was it for most of us! Pam and I sat at one of our favourite Skopelos tavernas on the paralia (waterfront) and watched the Palouki mountain intently for its appearance last night during dinner. The skill of the artist...
A day of sailing in the Aegean for Skopelos printmakers

A day of sailing in the Aegean for Skopelos printmakers

On one of our rest days during the fortnight, Vasilis takes the group for a one day sail to nearby Alonyssos Island. Here they are departing from the wharf in Skopelos Town. The sailing day is part of our annual deal, which includes 12 days of printmaking instruction in a small group, all materials, studio...
International exhibition (Skopelos group show)

International exhibition (Skopelos group show)

Our June group has concluded their fortnight on Skopelos on the BHE annual Art & Adventure trip with an exhibition in the (hastily tidied up) workshop. Here Basil shows some of the visitors around the work done in our studio over the last two weeks.
A couple of Greek characters

A couple of Greek characters

Penny and Lisa examining one of Penny’s successful colour etchings, made using a combination of soft ground and collagraph techniques.
Morning tutorial in the Skopelos studio

Morning tutorial in the Skopelos studio

Anita Reynolds talks about one of her images to the group at a morning tutorial session. Many of our participants this year had not made many etchings or relief prints or were returning to printmaking after some time away, so the course was a voyage of discovery for most, a sharing of ideas for others...
Studio accommodation with a view

Studio accommodation with a view

The huge deck outside the rooms offers the perfect place for evening get-togethers, pre-dinner drinks and quiet wifi activity each morning. Lisa and Anne-Marie are seen here relaxing after a day’s work.
More from our correspondent in Skopelos

More from our correspondent in Skopelos

The printmakers of 2016 at one of our favourite tavernas: Stella’s, just below the studio on the way to the beach. Each day we work from after breakfast at 8.30 until 12.30, before stopping for a two hour lunch break. This allows for swimming, a long lazy lunch and reading or relaxing on a beach...
The gang's all here

The gang’s all here

The first breakfast and meeting of our 2016 Skopelos printmakers. Each morning we meet for Greek yoghurt, fresh fruit and Skopelos honey in our breakfast room above the studio, before heading down for our morning tutorial and all-day action. Basil is being assisted again this year by his wife, Pam Boyer, who prepares the breakfasts...