Liquid Painting and Drawing with Nikos
  • Athens, Greece
  • 20 hours over 4 days

Liquid Painting and Drawing with Nikos

Learn to sculpt paintings using surreal hypnotic lines and color techniques of visual artist Nikos in Athens, Greece – the ultimate artistic inspiration for flowing, energetic paintings.
  • Snacks, Coffee, & Tea

Pricing

One Guest
USD $1110
Additional guest(s) (max 4)
USD $520

Meet the Artist

Nikos is a painter and draftsman known for his unique use of flowing, energetic linework. Several creative and philosophical influences impact his way of seeing the world. He devours the words of Pre-Socratic Greek philosophers, and Heraclitus’s philosophy “Everything flows, nothing stands still” has influenced Nikos’ approach to both life and art. A gifted pianist, Nikos often compares colors to musical chords. In his paintings, different colors blend together to eventually create one, harmonious piece.

Nikos studied Painting, Stage-setting Design and Music in Greece followed by Artistic Research in Sweden. He finds it interesting how art can be reconnected with the realm of everyday experiences, and with life in general. He has created the stage-setting and paintings for several movies and theatrical shows, and is a founding member of a cultural center in Athens.

When he is not painting, he enjoys teaching people how to better visualize and see the world, and how to build an image from nothing. There’s no straight line, and no boxes in Nikos's approach to art. He has the ability to teach one to identify liquid forms, to visualize how light falls on the skin, and to effortlessly depict the intricacies of fingerprints.

Ultimately, Nikos delights in meeting interesting and creative people, and sharing his unique method of painting the chords of colors. He welcomes an exchange of ideas and loves to hear stories about art, and beyond. When you visit, you'll meet his wife, son and dog in his birth-place, Athens, the city that he loves the most, as it is full of surprises - thus, a magnet for artistic souls.

VAWAA Includes:

  • An introduction to Nikos’ linear impressionistic swirling technique.
  • Learning how to transform colors into lines and forms into “fluid” forms.
  • Experimenting with different materials and painting techniques, such as oil pastels, colored pencils, oil colors, ink on paper, watercolors, mixed media etc.
  • Guidance on how to create a balanced and strong composition from a master.
  • Learning to mix and blend your own personal color palette.
  • Your own oil, oil pastel or colored pencil portrait or landscape.
  • All tools and materials necessary to complete your piece.
  • A traditional Greek dinner accompanied by local beverages.
  • A walk downtown into Nikos' favorite neighborhoods or a visit to an art museum.

Explore Athens

Athens, one of the world’s oldest cities and the birthplace of democracy, arts, science and philosophy of western civilization, has stunning ancient monuments, the perfect Mediterranean climate, irresistible beaches and landscapes, excellent food and friendly people. It is a fascinating city with an incredible energy and with an interesting and multifaceted art scene to offer its residents and visitors. State institutions, private museums, artist-run project spaces, galleries, art actions in public spaces and initiatives like Athens Biennale, ArtAthina and many more enrich the cultural landscape and make Athens an exciting art destination. See for yourself why Athens is the city that Nikos loves the most and gets the most inspiration from, as it is full of surprises and “a magnet for artistic souls.”

Additional Details

The best time to visit Athens is between March and May and from September to November when weather is agreeable and sunshine and thinner crowds are pretty much guaranteed.

This VAWAA can be extended for up to 7 days and children over 10 are welcome.

Studio sessions will take place in the evenings on weekdays and mornings on weekends.

Nikos speaks Greek and English fluently and has a good knowledge of Swedish, French and Spanish.
Nikos's Availability 4 days