Eye on Athens is a summer photography course that uses the vibrant city of Athens as inspiration to learn the art of photography. Athens has much to offer: its unique light that has inspired artists throughout the ages; its seminal ancient monuments; the vibrant city center of a multicultural capital tucked away in Europe’s south-eastern corner; the sea and mountain landscape that surrounds it; and numerous hidden treasures of architecture and cultural monuments from throughout the ages up to and including modern times. Lectures and technical sessions for the course will take place at the Athens Centre in the Mets neighborhood of Athens, a short distance from many of Athens’ best-known monuments.
The summer poetry seminar is a two week session, focusing on the writing and appreciation of poetry in the land where western literature was born, and which has continued to inspire English-language poets through the ages, from Byron and Rupert Brooke to James Merrill and Seamus Heaney. The Athens Centre has been sponsoring poetry programs in Greece since 1970; well-known writers who have taken part in the programs over the years include Gregory Corso, James Merrill, Alan Ansen, Rachel Hadas, David Mason, Christopher Bakken, Katerina Angelaki-Rook, Tassos Denegris, and many others.
The workshop will run in 2017, dates will be announced.
The Athens Centre’s summer art workshop, is a two week session concentrating on creating images of Greece through various media, which include, but are not limited to, watercolor, pastels, charcoal, collage, pencil, ink and mixed media. The course will emphasize using the vibrant city of Athens as an inspiration to create individual expressions, and will encourage students to develop and sharpen their abilities to see the world around them in a new way. The workshop takes place at the Athens Centre’s neoclassical facility in the central Athens area of Mets and on the island of Tzia. The Centre has sponsored various types of art workshops and courses for more than 40 years.
The workshop will run in the summer of 2017. The dates will be announced.
The Athens Playwriting Workshop will be part of the Summer Programs sponsored by the Athens Centre. Building on existing programs, this project promises to be a significant addition to the Greek language, poetry, and art classes currently offered.
The playwriting workshop will take place in June 2017. The dates will be announced.
Open to under-graduate, graduate students and the general public this workshop will be a valuable addition to this exciting summer program.