study art greece
study art greece

study art greece

Hellenic International Studies in the Arts
full semester abroad program Summer Courses
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March 3 - June 1, 2013
Cost: 11,450 $
September 10 - December 9, 2013
Cost: 11,450 $
HISA works hard to keep its fees low. When comparing study abroad fees, consider what makes HISA the unique and most value-added program in Europe. Included in the tuition amount listed above is all transportation, accommodation and site fees for the Mid-term excursion to Paris and Prague! Plus: 1) All program fees. 2) Most important for your ability to study, create, and enjoy your semester, each student is provided a private room with bath and kitchenette, balcony, air-con and heat, towels and linens, twice weekly cleaning and all utilities. 3.) All sea and land transportation to five Cycladic islands; Delos, Myconos, Naxos, Santorini and Anti-Paros. 4.) Excursion guides where necessary, all museum and site fees, and all studio and lab fees. 5.) Several HISA festival dinners, with faculty and students. Please note: The HISA lodging building - just one block from the beach - is for HISA students only, with a film room, an additional communal kitchen for group meals, a cafe lounge area with free wireless connection for your laptops. You will also enjoy reading or visiting with your fellow students on the large, bamboo-covered rooftop garden overlooking the bay of Paroikia.
Cross Disciplinary Philosophy / Life Themes A survey discussion that explores and evaluates the sources of knowing, believing, and existing. Rather than a traditional survey of philosophers and their writings, the course calls upon each student to examine where his/her moral, ethical, spiritual, political and romantic belief systems originate: how and why we lead our lives the way we do. Fundamental to Life Themes is a challenge to preconceived notions of what we accept as Truth, and in particular preconceived notions of "correctness" in morality, ethics, taboo, loyalty, sacrifice, sex, and social and family relations.
VISIT TAO'S: Paros' Life Management Center,
where some of the classes are held.
Literature Small group and individual tutorials allow students to concentrate on archetypal themes and patterns in core and individually selected texts. From the rite of passage in Homer to the ironic reversal in modern literature, students will develop an ability to link different works across borders of time, language and genre. Both the Classical and Modern readings share a common concern with structuring Truth out of a world of disorder. Relevant to the students' study and experience on Paros is special attention given to the myths of Apollo, Dionysos, and Orpheus, as well as a consideration of modern Greek writers, such as Kazantzakis, Seferis, and Ritsos.
3 Credits
The Art Workshop: Painting Study Art in Greece - The Art Workshop aims to deepen the student’s knowledge of painting by studying intensely such elements as light, color, composition & texture. It offers expanded practice in the basic concepts of painting, exploring a variety of approaches, media, processes and experimentation. The class will enhance the student’s understanding of developing a painting both physically as well as conceptually, and expose the student to different genres of the vocabulary of painting, from the traditional objective through the non-objective. Class trips to museums, islands, and villages will help students learn not only about past Greek art, but also let them experience contemporary Greek society, art, music, and passion for life.
Film Studies A variety of films and film genres is considered in order to gain a sense of historical cinematic development, while students learn to critique the disparate elements of acting, direction, and in particular the script. Students will learn to view film as an art form rather than an entertainment, while appreciating different aspects of what makes a film what it is, and deepening their critical judgment as to worth. Approaches to screen writing are explored, with special reference to the patterning of thought and theme as developed through the archetypal approaches central to the Literature and Creative Writing courses. Students who wish to are encouraged to complete over the semester a script of their own.
Covers both fundamentals and further explorations in B&W analogue photography. The departure point for the class is our encounter with new cultures and peoples. Projects are designed to allow students to focus on various aspects of the new environments. There is a choice of projects designed to allow students to try a variety of approaches. Technically, the class functions somewhat like a workshop where different students may be working in very diverse ways. Some students may work with traditional black and white documentary images, others making collages and personal or impressionistic studies . The course will offer numerous demonstrations of a variety of techniques and processes which students can choose to use for one or more of the projects.
Digital Imaging For the student who has conventional photography experience, this class is intended as a solid grounding in digital imaging techniques, but aims as well to move forward students who have some acquaintance with artistic digital photography. General procedures related to new technology and equipment including digital photography and digital manipulations, Photoshop and video editing software basics, input and output options will be covered. The course will provide a background for contemporary thought about digital images, including a survey of current artists working with digital techniques and a discussion of these practices in terms of conceptual questions of documentation, reproduction, what is “live,” self-expression, and theories of objectivity.
Interrelated Media This intensive inter-disciplinary arts studio class is designed to help students focus their experiential and creative study abroad experience within the context of their Greek island historical, cultural and artistic environment. Elements of mixed-media projects, painting and drawing, digital still and video film, graphic art constructions and installations, will all form part of the student's semester of study. Also inherent will be lectures and instruction concerning website design and online presentation of art and installation projects, leading to the student's own career objectives. With an eye on depth of content, as well as exploratory and investigative approaches, basic themes may be drawn from personal experiences, archetypal literary patterns, philosophical and spiritual beliefs.
Creative Writing An intensive workshop designed to encourage writers to discover and experiment with their own voice. The course will assist the student's exploration into the realm of his/her own creative resources, away from the dependence on learned authority or the weighty impressions of the "great writers." To aid in this process of discovery, students perform spontaneous writing exercises in class and experiment with persona, voice and character. Each week, students can submit new writing for open, non-judgmental critique and discuss in a small workshop setting the ideas and feelings they possess about writing and how it relates to their lives. Questions on craft will be examined from different points of view, but no hierarchy of style or manner will be imposed.
Theory of Art A comprehensive review of artists' own perceptions of their work as presented in autobiographical writings, letters, essays and manifestos. Discussion sessions will center on how and why different painters, writers, sculptors, and filmmakers structure their vision the way they do, with a view towards assessing the classic question "What is Art?" Discussion sessions will also focus on the personal themes and beliefs that each student feels are central to his/her own art.
Historical Sites In an attempt to deepen students' understanding and appreciation of the rich cultural history of the Eastern Mediterranean world where they are spending the semester, visits are made to important Cycladic island sites as well as museums where appropriate. For each excursion there is a pre-visit preparation by a teacher or contributing artist, historian, folklorist or mythographer in order that participants can receive the maximum benefit from their visit. Primary emphasis is given to myth, history, and classical religious traditions rather than art history per se. Temple sites of the gods and goddesses are predominant, but visits include archaeological sites, marble quarries, and museums that showcase ancient sculpture, jewellery, artefacts, as well as later Byzantine and Venetian times.
3 Credits
Women's Studies

Matriarchal Paradigms in Pre-Hellenic Society
An exploration of the mythology of the Goddess and the associated matriarchal structuring of the societies in the Eastern Mediterranean world/Asia Minor. Mythic themes and universal patterns of legal coding, women's rights, family orders, and distribution of labor that emerge as basic structures and paradigms of a world view will be examined and critiqued. Central to this investigation will be an archeomythological journey into an era far less-familiar than the Classical that will formulate a more concrete idea of the Goddess and her many manifestations. From where did the customs and beliefs arise that gave birth to the Olympian myths? And what is the legalistic legacy of this change in world view which dominated the Hellenistic order, and which thus underlies concepts of justice on which the Western World constructed its written and unwritten codes?

study art greece