Summer art retreats, residencies and workshops 

in Greece 

for artists, students and creatives

Located in the beautiful, quiet countryside just north of Athens

 IRIS ART CENTRE:  discover and develop your personal artistic voice!

Annette Luycx has dedicated her life to art and art teaching; this passion for art, combined with her Greek hospitality has led to her turning her home into the IRIS ART CENTRE, a place where she organises summer art workshops and artist residencies next to her daily life. The IRIS ART CENTRE is specialised in art education and artistic coaching for artists, students and creatives of all ages and abilities. In the workshops and residencies Annette organises you get all the guidance and encouragement you need to work on your artistic expression and to discover and develop your personal artistic voice.
Groups are small and you will be given individual attention and guidance. Workshops and residencies are full board so you have the possibility to work concentrated for long stretches of time, and get into a flow. Mission of the IRIS ART CENTRE is that all people can learn how to express themselves artistically. Here, you will learn the tools and techniques that will awaken and develop your artistic potential, and establish your artistic voice. Beginning and established artists, students and creatives from all backgrounds are welcome to apply to the IRIS ART programs. Enjoy a special art workshop during your holidays in Greece! For information send an e-mail to!

The IRIS Summer Week-long Art Workshops 

Program 2020

Collage 6 – 13 June  

During the Collage workshop students will be given assistance in discovering their own artistic cosmos and reconnecting with their inspiration. In this workshop you will learn a great diversity of collage techniques and skills. 

Discover your Artistic Voice  20 - 27 June, 18 - 25 July

During this intensive workshop you will focus on a personal issue, and explore the metaphors, colours and mediums you need to visualise it in your art. Discover your Artistic Voice will expand your artistic ability and inspire your personal development as an artist.
Painting Techniques with Yannis Antonakeas 13 - 20 June
Develop your painting practice with new techniques! Together with painter, art historian and teacher Yannis Antonakeas you will explore how you can develop your painting practice. You will learn new techniques to improve your present way of painting, but you will also explore using different approaches, like combining watercolor and ink in combination with paint. 

The IRIS Artist Coaching Residency


The IRIS Artist Coaching Residency

This residency program offers artists, students and creatives a concentrated work period of 1-6 weeks in a quiet rural area in Greece. The Residency provides you with opportunities to research and develop your artistic practices with the support of an artistic coaching program (Monday to Friday). You will learn how to identify and tap into your artistic sources, exploring deeper layers, new visions, concepts and practices. 

Weekends are free.


Further reading

Artists with limited mobility using a wheelchair


The IRIS ART CENTRE welcomes artists with limited mobility using a wheelchair in its art workshops and residencies. All spaces in the IRIS ART CENTRE are wheelchair accessible, including the swimming pool. There are no stairs in the route from bedroom to bathroom, kitchen, garden and swimming pool. Use of elevator is available for the teaching area and studio. The sink in the studio can be used by people in a wheelchair.  


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