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The Edward Lear Landscape Paintings School
-Arrive Corfu and take the ferry to Igoumenitsa. Coach to the evocative city of Ioannina, scene of a number of Lear’s paintings. Evening lecture introducing Edward Lear and his technique. Overnight Ioannina.
– Visit the citadel of Ioannina, mosque of Arslan Pasha, and a trip to the island in Lake Pamvotis to discover the story of Ali Pasha. Coach over the border to southern Albania and Gjirokastra. Overnight Gjirokastra.
-Introduction to Gjirokastra and A half days sketching and painting in the Ottoman city of Gjirokastra where Lear produced many sketches. Overnight Gjirokastra
– A morning drawing and sketching in Gjirokastra with an afternoon trip to the ancient city of Antigoneia nestling below the Caiupi mountains. Overnight Gjirokastra
-Travel onwards to Berat. Introduction to Lear and Berat. Overnight Berat.
– A tour of Berat and citadel, churches, mosques and fortifications. Overnight Berat.
-A full day sketching and painting in Berat. Overnight Berat.
-We drive south toe the Osum gorges with a half day for sketching and painting the landscapes. Overnight Berat.
-Travel to Tirana with a half day for sightseeing or sketching in the Albanian capital. A visit to the National Art Gallery. Overnight Tirana.
-A visit to the mountain fortress of Kruja and then on to Mother Theresa Airport for our departure flight.