Summer art retreats, residencies and workshops 

in Greece 

for artists, students and creatives

Located in the beautiful, quiet countryside just north of Athens

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 2021


5 - 12 June 

During this summer intensive workshop you will be taken on a journey through different ways of creating collage. Every day will start with a lecture/power point presentation with the work of modern and contemporary collage artists. Concepts and techniques employed by the artist will be demonstrated. You will be introduced you to the basics of collage, mixed media, abstract art, and photo montage, and you will get to know the main currents in the art of the 20th century. Then you have the rest of the day to create your own collages! 
A week for all; either beginning or established artists!

Discover your Artistic Voice  

3 - 10 April,  17 – 24 July,  31 July - 7 August

What do you have to say as an artist, what is your message, how can you find it, and express it artistically? This is an intensive week in which you will learn how to visualize your narrative, where to find inspiration inside and what the tools are for inspired art-making. In this workshop you will learn how to develop your artistic voice: your very personal visual language. During this workshop you will focus on a personal issue, and explore the metaphors, colors and mediums you need to visualize it in your art. Discover your Artistic Voice will expand your artistic ability and inspire your personal development as an artist.

The IRIS Artist Coaching Residency


The IRIS Artist Coaching Residency  

March - June, September - October

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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