Artisan Story

“To create art with all the passion in one's soul is to live art with all the beauty in one's heart.”


Το πολιτιστικό δίκτυο τέχνης και εκπαίδευσης ARTISAN Art. Is. A. Need είναι μια ανεξάρτητη καλλιτεχνική κίνηση, η οποία διερευνά τη σύνδεση μεταξύ σχεδιασμού και ανάπτυξης, τέχνης και χειροτεχνίας, ενώ ο στόχος της είναι να προκαλέσει τον ευφυή διάλογο μεταξύ εικαστικών δραστηριοτήτων τέχνης και αφήγησης. 

Άρτιζαν είναι εκείνο το άτομο,  το επιδέξιο στην εφαρμοζόμενη τεχνική της τέχνης.

Η τέχνη είναι μια ανάγκη.

Μια ανάγκη που συναντά την έκφραση, συνδέεται με παρόμοια περιβάλλοντα έμπνευσης, εκφραζόμενη με πραγματικό δημιουργικό πνεύμα, προκειμένου να πολλαπλασιαστεί και να συμβάλει στη δημιουργία κοινωνικού αντίκτυπου.


The cultural network in art and education, ARTISAN Art. Is. A. Need is an independent artistic movement which explores the nexus between design and development, culture art and craft, while the goal is to engender intelligent debate among visual art and storytelling activities.

Artisan is a person skilled in an applied art. A person who acts through the need of making art.

Art is a need.

A need that meets expression, gets connected with similar inspiring environments expressed in true creative spirit in order to multiply and contribute in social impact.


The journey of creativity can be both exhilarating and frustrating, but it is always full of lessons. As an artist and teacher after years of exploring different mediums and styles of art, I’ve compiled my insights into a roadmap for anyone looking to deepen their artistic practice. Follow these steps

1. Embrace the Unknown:

The best ideas often come from stepping outside of your comfort zone. Don’t be afraid to try new mediums or techniques, even if they scare you. You might be surprised at what you discover.

2. Practice with Purpose:

Practice doesn’t make perfect – purposeful practice does. Set specific goals for each session and focus on improving one skill at a time.

3. Trust Your Instincts:

Your gut is your best guide when it comes to creating art. Don’t overthink your work – follow your intuition and let your creativity flow.

4. Find Your Tribe:

Surround yourself with fellow artists who inspire and uplift you. Join an art group or attend workshops to connect with like-minded individuals who will support your growth.

5. Prioritize Play:

Don’t forget to have fun! Playful experimentation can lead to unexpected breakthroughs and help you find joy in the process of creating.

6. Take Breaks:

Creativity needs space to breathe. Take breaks from your work to recharge your batteries and come back with fresh eyes.

7. Celebrate Your Wins:

Take time to acknowledge and celebrate your successes, no matter how small they may seem. Celebrating your wins will help build confidence and motivation to keep going.


The journey of artistic exploration is never-ending, but by following these insights, you’ll be equipped to navigate the twists and turns of the road ahead. Remember, the most important thing is to stay true to yourself and enjoy the ride

Aristea Gravou

Artist, Healer, Mentor, Teacher

Rules & Regulations

  • We Make Things Happen
  • We Finish What We Start
  • We Are What We Art