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Skopelos
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.
Second Skopelos workshop for 2016 winds up

Second Skopelos workshop for 2016 winds up

The group that attended Basil’s June workshop this year has all just departed today from Skopelos after an action-packed fortnight of outdoor sketching, walks, museum visits, taverna meals, sailing days and of course lots of studio time making prints. We concluded here on Sunday with an exhibition in the studio and the launch of nine...
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...
The latest Braidwood workshops, April 2016

The latest Braidwood workshops, April 2016

Three of the four participants in the April workshop at our studio in Braidwood had been on Basil’s trips to Skopelos in Greece, but all in different years! Here, Sarah (2015) and Ruth (2012) are busy enjoying the sunny Autumnal days we had last week, doing etchings, linocuts, woodcuts…chine collé, photo etching and enjoying fine...
Another Skopelos workshop this year..this one cancelled!

Another Skopelos workshop this year..this one cancelled!

This year we offered three workshops on Skopelos. The first – Relief Printing – is with Dianne Fogwell and Steph Bolt; the second is a general printmaking fortnight with Basil Hall and Pam Boyer and the third, from June 27 – July 10 was a chance to learn Wood Engraving and do some more relief printing with...
Regular pin-up printmaker plays concertina book

Regular pin-up printmaker plays concertina book

Speaking of our annual workshops on the Greek island of Skopelos, Basil used a project Steph Bolt and he have often done with their groups there as a focus in Armidale recently too. The humble concertina book, containing examples of etchings by each of the participants, was a handsome production. Not only did everyone get a set of...
Another happy etcher

Another happy etcher

Val Lewis showing off a proof of her first etching (Val has done a relief printing course at our studio on Skopelos with Gaye Patterson and Steph Bolt), while another Skopelos veteran, Lizzie Horne works in the background. These two printmakers were part of Basil’s recent workshop at NERAM in Armidale, which once again coincided with...
Early Bird Bookings open for Skopelos Workshops in 2016

Early Bird Bookings open for Skopelos Workshops in 2016

We are about to announce our dates and tutors for Skopelos 2016! Already locked in are the dates for Basil’s workshop in June. He will offer another exciting etching and relief printing fortnight on this beautiful island from June 6-19.  The prices for next year have not yet been set, as we follow the mad...
An international exhibition to add to the CV!

An international exhibition to add to the CV!

At the conclusion of the Basil Hall Editions workshop on Skopelos this year, the participants mounted an impromptu exhibition in the studio. Although we don’t have public displays, visitors constantly drop in and we are happy to show them what workshop participants are able to do while they on the island. We have entertained Greek,...
Not all work during Skopelos Workshop!

Not all work during Skopelos Workshop!

Basil had his birthday during our first week on Skopelos and celebrated it at Apolefsi, one of BHE’s favourite dinner haunts. Someone let the cat out of the bag (and there are a lot of cats on Skopelos) and the band gave him a rousing rendition of something and a cake with a candle in...