Athens is a vibrant city with many institutes where you participate in interactive art seminars. Whether you are interested in theater, dance, music, or simply a more mind- stimulating art lectures, then your options in this vibrant city are numerous.
Ash in Art
First of all, Ash in Art is a versatile creative studio where many art practices and interactive workshops take place. Ash in Art organises seminars that run all year round and cover a huge range of subjects. From jewelry making, to Zumba and Latin classes, Collage & Radio lessons and many more. Moreover, you can also join one of the creative teams of the studio such as the photography team, the visual arts team or even the traditional dances team. You can enroll in the courses with affordable prices and enjoy a unique creative experience in the center of Athens in Sygrou area.
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Mikro Polytexneio is a also a cultural space in the heart of Athens and more particularly in Thission that offers many kinds of actions and workshops. More characteristically, the place has an intense focus on filmmaking and digital visual arts. The space is also organizing various parallel actions in other areas of Greece (e.g This year the Creative Writing Workshop in Amorgos) and is active all year round with new entries coming along. The team of Mikro Polytexneio is also participating in staging theatrical performances and work presentations of the community’s members.
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If you happen to be on the northern suburbs during your stay in Athens then To Spirto (The Match) in Kato Chalandri is a good pick for a creative time. The seminars that are taking place also have a huge range of thematology from wood restoration to photography classes and soap making classes. Prices are very affordable while a walk in the center of Chalandri will definitely remove all stress and negative energy from you with all its vibrant ambience and busy shopping streets.
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Finally, Nosotros is a different alternative space, dedicated to political and social targets along with poetry performances. Graphic visuals, poetry readings, political conversations and a cheap bar are the main features of this space. Various parties take place as well and this space is as versatile as it can be since it combines all kinds of interests. Many seminars take place there occasionally but you need to keep an eye on the schedules since you will not find any advertising posters on the streets. You will find Nosotros in Exarchia where you can also enjoy cheap falafel and beer in the area surrounding the main square. Exarchia is the most “notorious” area of Athens for its political mobilization and alternative society.