The picturesque island of Paros is considered to be one of Greece's most beautiful island treasures.
Paros' traditional villages of white-washed houses, narrow streets, flowered balconies, beautiful churches and hilly, vineyard-covered countrysides create the perfect backdrop for a study abroad experience of historic proportions.
Apply to Paros Island, Greece Program
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. Course Cost: $3,150 Places are limited, so please apply early!
Hellenic International Studies in the Arts (HISA) brings together an interaction between students who desire more than a traditional lecture format and talented teachers and artists who wish to share their experience and knowledge in the historical and classical landscape of Paros Island, Greece. Drawing on extensive and diverse backgrounds in university teaching and administration, Fulbright programs direction, and international art and academic seminars, HISA has now synthesized its experience into a single, unique and creative learning environment. Each course in the HISA full semester program has been carefully organized to meet university standards, and all core courses carry from two to four units of credit each. Class enrollment is minimized to ensure that students can receive special, individual attention and profit from a close working relationship with their teachers.
The director in Paros Island is Barry Tagrin. Painter and Writer (Art and Academic Director): Masters Degree in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. His varied and substantial teaching career began with the establishment of the Greenwich Painters and Writers Workshop in San Francisco, and has included over the years faculty positions with Texas A&M University, the University of Texas at Austin, Rikkyo University in Japan and the University of Navarre in Pamplona, Spain.
He has exhibited his paintings worldwide, read and lectured internationally with the Fulbright Commission, and held classes and workshops in Poetry in venues as diverse as Japan, Malaysia, Czech Republic, Egypt and Mexico. His latest book of poems is entitled Collage of the Soul and is available now on Amazon.com.