Dimitris Fousekis

Painter / Illustrator

Hydra Art Hub
An alternative escape in Hydra

Embark on a journey of diverse artistic exploration in an intimate group setting, where hiking, painting, and creative expression converge seamlessly.

Join me for an exciting creative experience on the beautiful island of Hydra!

Vantage Points
We will take you to special vantage points on the hills, overlooking the town and the port. Ideal for inspiration.
We will hike into the countryside, visiting the island’s high ground, with scenic views, as well as the rugged coastline and clear seas.
We will investigate and capture the subtle aspects of nature surrounding us.
The classes are designed to motivate and encourage experimentation, helping you unlock your true potential, all in a beautiful setting.
Designed for All
The courses are designed for all, from experimenting beginners to seasoned professionals and cater to both children and adults-always in small groups.
Joyful and Rejuvenating
Our outdoor workshops offer a joyful and rejuvenating experience for everyone.
All around the town of Hydra
All the locations are selected carefully to ensure our privacy and concentration.
We got you!
We will supply all the materials you need for your creative journey.

These art sessions provide another opportunity to explore creative ways of self-expression, guiding you through paintingdrawing and collage via enjoyable group and collaborative exercises as well as individual projects.

The Art Tutor

 I’ve been living and working in Hydra for over 15 years, conducting workshops for both children and adults while creating my own art in my studio and amidst the gorgeous landscape of the island.

My love for nature and hiking has inspired me to rediscover and explore new forms of artistic expression, particularly through meditative drawing and collaborative exercises.

Sharing this passion with various groups, including my family, friends, and colleagues, as well as visitors to the island, has led me to develop a series of comprehensive instructional approaches that satisfy the inherent need in all of us to unlock new realms of creativity and tap into our hidden potential.

Dimitris Fousekis, your art instructor and guide

Dimitris Fousekis
Illustrator, painter and teacher

'En plein air' & collective painting

The outdoor workshops are primarily designed to inspire participants with an alternative journey-creating art in the open while observing and marveling over the town of Hydra as well as its magnificent countryside and seascapes.
Our programme offers painting/sketching sessions in and around the town of Hydra at vantage points overlooking the port from the hills surrounding the settlement. It also includes hiking in the countryside while creating landscape paintings and drawings, visiting the high ground as well as the coastline of the island. In the course of the day, we will also investigate and capture together unseen-to-the-naked-eye aspects of nature around us.
Locations and routes are carefully selected to ensure a filling and stimulating experience while drawing and painting.
The goal of the courses is to encourage artistic freedom with fun collaborative exercises together with individual sketching or painting projects. Our little journey will also enhance a personal and collective outlook/understanding of the world around us creatively through light and movement.


the island and see it from an insider’s view.


the raw, beautiful nature of the carefree Greek island of Hydra.


on your creative impulses, learning to further express yourself visually.


Shed light on undiscovered potential within yourself.

Enhance your health and well-being.

Boost confidence through self-compassion and communion with nature and community.

Cultivate a positive attitude toward the world around you and the joy of creativity.

Re-activate understanding and open-mindedness.

Nurture the conditions for creative collaboration within a group.

Feel comfortable adjusting to new environments, self-exploration and changes.


We plan our daily or weekly schedule together, according to the weather, the duration of your stay and the specific needs of your group.

Essential Items


Hiking Shoes




Water Bottle




Sketch pad (A4)


Pencil, Pen, Marker








Small Backpack


Art workshop sessions


Supplies for the art workshops

(please bring your own sketching materials for free sketching/drawing/painting hours)

Tea and coffee

Light snacks during the workshops