Hellenic International Studies in the Arts
The Full Semester Programs
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Students may take any one single course or a combination of courses at a very reduced tuition. Art & Cycladic Culture with either Creative Writing or Photography at a combined price of $3,450. Or Creative Writing and Photography at a combined price of $3,750. Tuition includes all accommodation in Paros in our seaside facility (a hundred meters off the water). All inter-island transportation to Delos/Myconos/Naxos/Anti-Paros and Santorini. All museum and site fees, ground transportation, guided walks and field trips, and some fun HISA dinners.
ART AND CYCLADIC CULTURE: A Creative Walk through time              June 7 - June 22
for artists, writers, photographers, and adventurers
An intense, fun-filled two week encounter with Paros and selected neighboring islands that unlocks the secret authenticity of Cycladic rural life. Journey along infrequently traveled Byzantine trails to remote villages and mountain farms, as well as ancient caves and marble quarries, historic monasteries and ruins. Unearth a humanistic island archeology beyond the textbook or tour. When not capturing your own impressions on paper or film, see how Paros's modern sculptors, artists and ceramists work to build on a continuity from ancient Greek culture, and attend evening performances of music and dance. The specially designed course allows students of Drawing and Painting, Creative Writing, and Photography, to work on their own art, while also experiencing the wonders and excitement of an historic culture.

Cost: $2,650
incl. Single Accommodation and all island and inter-island travel
CREATIVE WRITING/THE ADVENTURE OF POETRY              June 7 June 27
Undergraduate credit and graduate credit available.
The course includes an Art & Cultural investigation of important classic sites on Paros,
as well as trips to sites and museums on neighboring islands.
Sappho contemplating her work
This is a multi-aspect workshop that investigates the relationship between the writer and his/her life landscape. Over the term we will read and discuss the work of writers whose travel in other lands, especially Greece, has affected, and in a significant way created the essence of their poems and prose. How does the nature of our travel to a new place impact our writing? How does the heart respond to its new environment? An ongoing element of the workshop will involve our own writing; a search for a new vantage point; adding new windows to our perspective. As a class, in a cooperative and supportive manner, we will workshop our own poems and share ideas relevant to the critical and editing process.

Course Cost: $3,150
incl. Single accommodation, all inter-island travel, museum and
site fees. Places are limited, so please apply early!
(double accommodation available at a reduced cost)
PHOTOGRAPHY              June 7 June 27
for artists, writers, photographers, and adventurers
Students will explore the history and craft of photography using the beautiful and historic backdrop of Paros and other Cyclades islands as inspiration. The course will examine such topics as landscape, portraiture and digital techniques and is structured to take full advantage of the experience of being in the Cyclades. Class time will include field trips, technical demonstrations, darkroom work, individual and group critiques. This course is open to students with all levels of photo experience. Students can work with black and white film or digitally. All beginning students will master the basics of camera usage and composition. Those concentrating on black and white photography will learn film development and printing as well as other darkroom techniques. Students concentrating in Digital Photography will be given an introduction to the Adobe Photoshop software and its endless possibilities. More advanced students can work in either mode but will be guided in the expansion of their personal photographic vision and skills while creating more ambitious photographic projects.
(See instructor's website at www.cameronhockenson.com )

Course Cost: $3,150
incl. Single accommodation, all inter-island travel, museum and
site fees. Places are limited, so please apply early!
(double accommodation available at a reduced cost)
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