26 July - 1 August
Unleash the creative elements of your true self
The workshop’s objective is to interpret nature’s unique abilities, through stage design and
performing arts. An intersection between art and crafts, installations and various improvised
performing mediums. With main axis, a captivating glimpse of what, the creative exploration of
dazzling light qualities and mesmerizing shadow secrets, can bring to the visually narrative
Participants, will be introduced to a wider mentality of transforming “hands on materials” experience
to unlimited layers of interpretation and finally to a totally new voice of their creativity. Foraging daily, among the abundance of surrounding nature for a wide range of unexpected treasures, form's referential traces
and inspiring, but usually unnoticed, imagery to choose from. Discover the hidden beauty within the natural processes by playfully using unusual tools & unconventional techniques, often characterized by the ingenuity of primitive ones.
Observe the unseen, appreciate the enormous possibilities of minuscule, unearth the poetic knowledge
of ancient and modern representational and mark making techniques, reconsider the origins of genuinely creative things. Let the centuries’ long intriguing mythology of the place and landscape, lead you to an enchanting and strongly visual storytelling, expressed through the final creative outcomes.
This workshop is an intersection between design, crafts, art & material experimentation, as well as an
exploratory travel within our restless inner currents, in order to enhance and bring out some of our hidden
The team's outcome of the weekly project, will be a pop-up fully staged performing piece,
presented during a moonless night, to audience at the nearby traditional village. Following
the event, a creative and socially festive foodie experience, will also be an essential part
of the project. A professionally registered video distilling the full week experience,
will be afterwards send to all participants.
7 days – 6 nights, Sun-Sat
All-inclusive price per person
*Please inquire for applicable discounts (eg. in case of educational institutions).
What is included in the price
Each workshop is a unique hands-on experience, initially comprised of various trying and learning, mainly
technique focused studios, such as art media alchemy lab or foraging nature for custom creative tools,
specially intended to unlock new competences. Approached in totally fresh and unconventional ways.
Progressing to the main weekly theme, which follows as an intense and continuous workshop, closely
interwoven with all the other week’s experiences (related to mind, body, culinary, environment, fun).
Some experiential tasks are done individually while others will be interactively collaborative.
A variety of inspiring places will be used as locations for the activities to take place. An intense
and holistic experience is guaranteed through learning by doing, giving totally new meaning
to the concept of creativity fun.
Tools and materials
All the necessary tools and materials to turn ideas and design concepts into reality,
will be provided in the specially prepared and fully equipped facilities or will be available
to be carried on the field if required.
Participants are accommodated in a stone built traditional style guesthouse complex, fully
equipped and in comfortably furnished, shared double rooms. All bathrooms are WC/shower.
Plenty of surrounding recreational and mind relaxing spots, including swimming pool
and wonderful wild garden.
A fully innovative culinary experience, meticulously tied to the healthy and rich mediterranean treasury
of local ingredients and nutritional traditions’ history, is an essential part of the Periplus Workshops experience. As all of the Periplus Workshops parts are intersections of art, design, culture, nature and craft, such is also this unique, creative culinary adventure. A collaborative, holistic and experimental section
of a whole that is constantly running across a vast creative spectrum. You will not only enjoy the best that local food producers have to offer, but you will also take part into experiential sessions where you will discover
how to playfully and creatively deal with what unconventional food practices and healthy eating may offer. Extra moments to savour, such as a productive picnic among the olive grove, an inventive fun excursion
at the mile long beach enjoying food on location and a closing night traditional village dinner or goodbye brunch by the sea rocks, are carefully planned to also be savoured.
Extra activities as sensory experiences
The carefully built holistic approach of the week long experience, completes with a continuously changing variety of daily activities such as recreational and fun body wandering sessions, narrative stargazing and group sound making. All targeted in the stimulation, regeneration and participation of all layers of the senses and of their possible correlations and combinations. A brain-body-imagination involving program where everything is a world of its own and at the same time everything is connected. In this multidimensional program you can also enjoy pleasures such as a fully indulging excursion at the mile long beach and a sunset time stroll visit accompanied with original gift shopping at the nearby traditional city with the long
and fascinating history. More seductive surprises to be revealed on location.
Immerse in a unique location
The workshops take place in a sublime isolated mediterranean scenery. A unique spot of peace
and quiet at the heart of a luminous bright sunlight, a cobalt blue Mediterranean sea and the
rocky Mani olive tree slopes. The area’s fascinating character is highlighted by the fact that
it is considered “one of the most sunny” places in whole rural Greece. It is a stunning scenery
that can be fully described with only a few words. Sun, rocks, olive trees, sea. Or in other words,
an illuminating, plain and austere, ideas fertile, full of pure and natural energy scenery. The Mani
peninsula is a treasure trove of a magnificent and seductive natural realm, an enduring image
of hands-on life itself.
Local social impact and international networking
For a whole and intense week, enjoy living together with a group of individuals, commonly sharing
the thirst for creativity. Through constantly searching for the unexpected, connect with people
from all over the world and with different backgrounds of studies, work and life experience.
Allwith an indisputable common ground, the urge to meaningfully and creatively enrich their lives,
by becoming new agents for introducing positive interventions. The workshop’s experience
and the relevant regional material culture's revealed potential, will be further and extensively
communicated to many directions through “the PERIPLUS project” future activities. The nonprofit
organization running the workshops and whose scope is to explore and promote the power
of creative potential for optimizing human life, society and the environment.
The PERIPLUS project is currently working on launching an international, collaborative platform open to all.
A platform focusing on the possible productive infiltration of creativity and design thinking in a wide variety
of sectors in Greece, through an extensive range of activities. The aim is to positively affect the present
and future of individuals, social groups, institutions, etc., through creativity, openness and innovation.
All that in a country which is just starting to come out of a long lasting economic crisis and with too many unresolved economic, social and environmental problems, negatively affecting peoples’ lives from all
socio-economic strata. All workshop participants are welcomed, if they wish so, to get involved
with this platform and its international collaborative creative network.