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 contemplative space.
Located in the heart of Greece’s capital city, in a thriving, bohemian neighborhood, The Athens Workshop offers intensive ten-day programs in Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Art History and Drawing.
The neighborhood is just north of Exarchia and is bordered by three parks—two of them little forested mountains that rise amidst the urban landscape. The streets surrounding the square are lined with crowded outdoor cafes, bookstores, record stores, green markets, thrift stores and bakeries. The neighborhood is lush–filled with flowers and ivy and trees. Graffiti and street art brighten the faces of modern mediterranean and neo-classical buildings. Many of the bookstores in the neighborhood are collectives housing independent publishers. This is not a place where people sit in cafes staring into their phones, but a vibrant home to artists, activists and intellectuals. The constant sound of many conversations happening at once is the song of the neighborhood. Summers are filled with live music and outdoor cinema, the Acropolis and Plaka are a twenty-five minute walk or a quick subway ride away. Some of the best restaurants in Europe are just blocks from the workshop, and are open late into the night.