Sigri Arts Retreat


Dates for Summer 2021:

19 June -26 June     Painting  (Watson)

3 July -10 July   Painting/Writing (Watson/Kamatsou)

10 July -17 July Painting (Watson/Lloyd)

17 July -24 July   Writing (Kamatsou)

28 Aug -4 Sept   Painting (Watson)

11 Sept -18 Sept  Painting (Watson)

18 Sept -25 Sept Painting/Writing (Watson/Kamatsou)



We cater for every skill level, from absolute beginner to semi professional. In fact, we welcome those who are quick to say, "I can't paint/write", because we believe that with the correct guidance, everyone can access their hidden creativity.

Our proposed framework for the workshops includes up to 5 hours of tuition per day.

The main class will run from 9am until 12pm, Monday to Friday.

In the afternoons,  the teachers will be available for discussions, private tutorials, painting outdoors, or any help you may need regarding your work. On some evenings we may also have guest lecturers.

Alternatively, you could just extend your lunch at the seaside taverna, drink yet another ouzo, and watch the sun sinking into the sea (whilst  contemplating your art projects, of course!).

We will provide all the necessary material for the courses. All artwork will be limited to a  maximum of A3 size which we will post to you at our expense if they have not dried upon departure (max 3pcs); we will be working with oil on canvas and/or charcoal on paper.


Workshops will be limited to a maximum of 6 participants.


Throughout the 5-day course you will have unlimited access to the studio, which is  located in the centre of the village amidst the cafes and tavernas, (i.e., coffee and food at your paint-covered fingertips!).







The cost for each workshop is 1200 euros per week. This includes 7 nights accommodation (see below) in single occupancy rooms with breakfast, a welcome dinner and guided tour of the Petrified Forest Museum, all requisite art and writing materials for the course, and tuition for 5 days.

It does not include cost of travel to and from Sigri/Lesvos/Greece, daily meals, and other personal expenditures.

This year, we have introduced a new 2 week option (10 July -24 July), where participants will do one week of painting and one week of writing. The cost of this two week course is 2000 euros. This includes 14 nights accommodation with breakfast, 2 dinners and a guided tour of the Petrified Forest Museum,  all materials, and tuition for 10 days.

If you want to share your room with your partner who will not be participating in the workshops, there will be a 250 euro surcharge per week. This will include the room, breakfasts, the welcome dinner, and the guided museum tour.

We can also arrange child-care during the hours of the workshops, at an additional fee. 


All participants will be housed at Evangelia Studios or Kastro Studios. Each studio is equipped with 2 single beds, kitchenette, fridge, private shower/toilet, ceiling fan, wifi, and some rooms have A/C.  We can also accommodate families, if necessary and at an additional cost  in apartments at Evangelia Studios or  at Sigrion Villas.