10 Day Artists And Writers Workshop In The Center of Athens

  • by Cara Hoffman
Located in the heart of the city in a thriving, bohemian neighborhood, The Athens Workshop offers intensive ten-day programs in Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Art History and Drawing.

The Athens Workshop is a place for artists and writers to work separately or across disciplines to deepen their creative practice, learn new techniques, and undertake radical approaches to literature and art-making. The Workshop offers classes, critique, and quiet contemplative space.

June 8 – June 17, 2020

Taught by distinguished arts professionals from New York and Athens. The Workshop is a place where creative work can be pursued with joy, rigor, and innovation; it’s both a safety net and a forge for writers and artists taking great risks and honing their craft. We encourage students to see themselves as part of a broader literary and artistic community, to understand where their work fits within various artistic traditions, and to actively engage with contemporary intellectual and creative work of the present moment.

We encourage close reading, a solid understanding of classic and foundational texts, and a focus on ethical engagement and critical inquiry. Writing is about empathetically embodying character, place, and time and bringing these elements to work through lucid detail. Through daily prompts, readings and exercises, we are deeply engaged in seeing the surprising, the unexpected, and the excluded in print

Artists: Drawing & Art History
Daily visits to archaeological sites, historical museums, contemporary art galleries, and dramatic landscapes provide the setting for close looking, critical inquiry, honing drawing technique, and self-reflection. Using the city of Athens as our studio, students will research and develop ideas that provide inspiration and source material for extended projects. Group discussion and individual critique is deepened by art historical presentations and exploration of contemporary artistic concepts.

Artists and writers are encouraged to work across disciplines. Schedules are organized to make it simple for writers to attend drawing or gallery sessions, and for visual artists to attend workshops and readings. Everyone is welcome to attend day trips and evening gatherings.

Deadline: March 15, 2020

Writing applicants should submit:

- A ten-page writing sample of fiction or non-fiction.
- CV and statement of artistic intent

Artists Visual Arts applicants should submit:

- Ten images in JPG format @ 72 dpi, maximum 1 MB each.
- Artist’s CV and statement of artistic intent

Email applications to apply@athensworkshop.gr
For more information visit https://www.athensworkshop.gr