Aegean Center Workshops

since 1966

Create • Develop • Explore


The May Workshops

Sunday 10 May — Sunday 24 May

Oil Painting

The oil painting workshop demonstrates a solvent free process using  hand refined linseed oil as a basis for achieving a luxurious and sensitive paint. We will work through several historical approaches that will expand your painting techniques and your vision.

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Learn the art of creating a fine photograph from observation and camera control to creating the highest quality finished print.

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Book Arts

This class is a hands-on exploration of the book as a holder for text and as an object of art. We learn about paper handling, cover construction, and binding procedures. The process from conception of the design through to final product will be taught. 

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The June Workshops

sunday 31 may — sunday 14 June


The watercolor course will cover all the basics, including brush handling, color mixing, composition and tonal control. This versatile medium allows participants to experience the beauty of the island through painting excursions.

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Monoprints offer a fresh way to make imagery with excitement and playfulness. Using the press and water based ink artists this course will demonstrate how to create unique images on paper through a variety of techniques.

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Learn the fine art of producing a digital print. Using the latest software and printing technologies this course will teach you all the basics of capture and print.

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Learning to paint a portrait is still an important benchmark for artists. This course offers a historical journey through 2000 years of painting to help the participants develop technique and deepen their understanding of the portrait.

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Aegean Center Summer Workshops offers single accommodations with private bath in a selection of hotels within walking distance to the Center. Sheets and towels are provided. All rooms have free WiFi. We believe it is important for participants to have individual accommodations.

The proximity of the hotels to the Center makes it easy to dash home for lunch but the area is well supplied with charming cafes and tavernas which offer high quality meals, well prepared with fresh ingredients. Greek food is wholesome, healthy and moderately priced.

Parikia is a traditional island village, built for pedestrians who stroll on cobblestoned market streets and neighborhoods. The lack of advertising and car traffic make it a peaceful and calming environment.



PAros Island

Why come to Paros to learn art?

Artists have been attracted to Greece for centuries. The special quality of the light in the Aegean, the rich classical heritage, pleasant weather and inexpensive living costs are among the reasons. These elements and the warm acceptance of the inhabitants made the islands a haven for artists seeking to find the solitude and the space to connect to their creative source.

What does Paros offer now? An environment free of malls, highways and advertising; a beautiful unpolluted landscape; a simplified schedule, walkable access to most needs, easily found social life, casual atmosphere. And with nature nearby, living in a new culture allows you to depart, to learn about yourself in the reflection of others. A community of people doing creative work where you join others engaged in creative arts.






The Aegean Center is housed in a beautifully restored neoclassical building in the center of the village of Parikia, the main port town on the island of Paros, Greece. The island of Paros is rural, beautiful and very accessible by bus and by foot.


For over half a century The Aegean Center has been providing studies in the fine arts, in painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, creative writing and history of the arts. The Aegean faculty are experienced teachers all deeply committed to their craft and art as well as specialized small group, academy style pedagogy providing in-depth hands-on instruction and the finest arts education.

taverna meal

Students enjoy the fresh, delicious food, the unpolluted environment, and the proximity of the Center to the housing and shopping area.


Our building is airy, and well lit with natural light, and marble floors. We have a large library of art books, high speed internet and a courtyard filled with flowers. The studios have easels and good lighting, the digital lab is state of the art, with 11 Mac computers and and multiple printers.

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