This year we can offer you a complete
arrangement - as a group or individually - for one price including the
cost of the workshop.
On the island which inspired Le Corbusier a workshop is organized annually
by an artist and former professor of art at the Willem de Kooning Academy
of Fine Arts in Rotterdam as at the Arnhem School of Architecture, Wim Drion.
He studied at the Rietveld School of Art in Amsterdam has been working in
the field for more than 35 years in Amsterdam and Paros.
He also had
years of experience leading various workshops for adults.
on Paros distinguished themselves through his personal guidance and his
exceedingly professional approach.
information about the workshop
The course is very varied, based on individual instruction, your own
personality in front.
This year the the length of the workshops
will be planned according to reactions and wishes. Besides the regular 5
day workshops for 5 persons, more attention shall be given to personal instruction,
on a 1:1 basis, according to your personal needs. and wishes. The length
will be a minimum of 3 days on an hourly basis for personal instruction.
"Flexibility within the periods April 25 to November 15, 2020.
Paros is a unique location to renew one's awareness. The dialogue
between you and the environment gives new inspiration and energy. You will
get a regenerated perspective on your career and find time for leisure and
We are working without restrictions and mostly outdoors.
(ancient part of the capital Parikia, Venetians houses, look out over the
sea, nature scenery, landscape, olive threes etc.)
It is also possible
to use the accommodation's garden to work near your base.
For beginners with a minimal creative basis, a new and specific short
project will be available - besides the usual technical instruction, especially
your own personality as well as your own 'handwriting' will be emphasized.
Every participant stipulates and decides their own spot/view & works
in their favorite material (acrylic, drawing, oil paint, watercolors, photography
is giving by a personal tutor - helping to choose the right spot/find
compositions etc. choosing material, etc., instruction on achievement/technique
(Most of the art supplies are available on the island or should be brought
by the participants.)
The workshops last five days.
We will work with a small group
(max. 5 persons)
Individual workshop (1-2 persons)
are also possible. Info at :
Participation at present is open for Dutch & English & German
But the workshop is also for those artists who have
reached a point where they feel the need for an artistic upgrade.
age limit, difference of age is a stimulus. All locations are easily attainable.
We start at 9.00 AM - meeting place - residence of the participants.
Individual instruction led by Dutch artist and former professor
until about 1.00 pm.
The rest of the day one is free to continue painting and drawing or to
visit scenic villages, enjoy the sea etc.
We meet again at the end
of the day - beginning of the evening -showing our work, work-discussions,
constructive critics - on a special location and for approximately
The workshop lasts 5 workdays, with a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 5
Prolongation is negotiable.
Travel and boarding
costs will be carried by the participants.(Partners - non participants
Upon request we can arrange
accommodation (in small , quite studios middle of hometown Parikia,
The studios are available for 1-2 or 3 persons with a own bathroom, small
kitchen and terrace) and are located in characteristic surroundings.
Upon request we can advise and give you detailed information about flights,
transfer, overnight in Athens/harbour Pireaus, etc.
after your enrollment.
Information about the island
Paros is one of the nicest islands in the Cycladic group of islands.
It has an area of 195 square km. The island is famous for its marble, which
was used in many ancient sculptures including the Venus of Milo (now in
the Louvre, Paris), the Nikea of Samothraki (also in Louvre) and many others.
Because of its marble, Paros has been an important part of civilization
since 5.000 BC.
Paros is a beautiful island, containing bays, nice lush
valleys and gorges, makes hiking a wonderful pastime in both summer and
winter. Already for centuries is Paros inspiration for many artists from
Europe and America.
The island has three main areas, Parikia (the
main town and harbor) Naousa and Lefkes. In Parikia we find the wonderful
church of Ekatontapiliani (100 doors) which dates from the 4th century and
which was built by Saint Helene, on her way to Constantinople.
The most frequently used mode of transportation for the islands are ferryboats.
Speed ferries trip take 4 hours and the High speed ferry 2hours45min.
From the airport to the port of Piraeus is a special bus that takes you
directly to the boats.
For boats schedules use
A domestic flight
is possible (2 x a day)
duration of the flight from Athens to Paros
is 25 minutes. Reservation before is necessary.
New this year's excursion program is additionally
possible (a visit to the island (Naxos).
painting, drawing, photography, architecture
on the Greek Island of Paros
spring, summer and autumn 2020 (from May into November)
the workshops last 5 workdays
April last week (start)
May every week
June every week
||July (first week)
September every week
October every week
||every week until November
31 (0)20 6200164 / telephone on Paros +30 22840 27956
For information on Paros island visit http://parosweb.com
Eva Drion - Batková can help you bridge the language barriers.