Collage and Literature Workshop

From page to page, from poetry to collage

Using the way emblematic hero figures are portrayed in poetry and literature as our launch pad, we will discover the world of collage.

Each month, two workshops will give participants the opportunity to explore the history and variations of the technique of collage, from China and the invention of paper 2,000 years ago, up until the present day.

We will pay particular attention to the experimentations of Dada, Braque and Picasso, Pollock, and Wagenschi Mutu and Yinka Shonibare.


In March’s workshop, we will draw our inspiration from Dionysios Solomos’ iconic poem “The Free Besieged”, and the works of symbolist Odilon Redon and the romantic painters of the era.

We will create a new collage-poem, juxtaposing contrasting images to illustrate the freedom of the spirit.

Design – Implementation: Maro Michalakakou, Visual Artist
Literary support: Myrsini Gana, Translator, Poet

For adults
Up to 30 participants
Free admission by online pre-registration (the workshop is conducted in Greek)

Participants will receive a list of recommended materials in advance of the workshop. 

The themed events programming Faces of the Hero is realized thanks to the exclusive grant by Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).