Winter Art Retreat in Riebeek Kasteel

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An all-inclusive 1/2 Price Winter Special!


Explore Your Creativity With 2 Artists

Due to popular demand, we have organized another painting workshop in Riebeek Kasteel, only this time we are offering a 5-day package also including other exciting activities and excursions to stimulate your creativity!

Treat yourself and join artists Karen Longden-Sarron and Liné Ryan du Preez on this transformational workshop!

Reconnect with and express your own innate creativity, in a relaxed, fun & supportive atmosphere.

An artists’s paradise location, gourmet meals, interesting excursions, stimulating art presentations and painting demonstrations with loads of individual attention, all ensure an unforgettable experience!

  • All skill levels welcome.
  • All art materials will be provided.
  • Non-painting partners (sharing) are welcome and pay only R200 a night for B&B, with other meals for their account.

Come & add your spark to this creative atmosphere!



Choose your lodging between 2 delightful & cosy Guesthouses, Old Oak Manor and Shiraz Estate.

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All meals will be completely catered for during your Art Retreat, including Breakfast, a tasty light Lunch, Morning and Afternoon Tea/Coffee and a delicious 2-course Dinner. Non-painting partners are welcome to join you for meals at the Cafe Felix Restaurant, on the curry evening and the picnic lunch during the plein air painting day, but these are for their account.

Any other refreshments or alcoholic beverages are for your account. Vegetarians Welcome.

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What You’ll Experience

Two professional artists will inspire you & share creative tips on developing beautiful paintings.

Whether you are an experienced oil painter or someone who has never held a brush, discover the fun of experimenting with paints.  Come and reconnect with and express your own innate creativity, in a supportive atmosphere, where you have no preconceived notions of how things should be and can freely express yourself through art, thus developing your own “individual style,” with  personalized guidance, within a supportive, relaxed environment, laced with humor.

So, if you feel like art is something your life may be lacking, give it a try!

Art sessions include:

  • Painting presentations, demonstrations and short talks from the Karen and Liné
  • Individual attention according to your painting level & chosen medium to develop skills
  • All the personal attention you require from the Karen & Liné, who will adapt their guidance methods according to your needs, personality and goals


You can view the breakdown of the art sessions on Karen’s website HERE. You can view the Itinerary HERE or the link is also noted further down the page.

Painting en Plein Air

In the spirit of the Impressionist masters we shall venture outdoors to paint “en plein air!” Weather permitting, we shall visit a local wine farm to paint out in the open, (so there is no need to feel intimidated of painting in public!). Demonstrations and guidance shall assist you to paint along, to create a vibrant landscape capturing the very essence of the scene before you. A wonderful picnic lunch shall be enjoyed with a glass or two of wine. (If the weather is inclement we shall work in a studio or reschedule the event to a day predicted to finer weather.)


Participants in this retreat shall also get to enjoy the following activities offered on this getaway:

  • A visit to 2 Art Galleries
  • A visit to an Olive Farm
  • A Wine Tasting and Olive Tasting
  • “Make-up is Art” Presentation
  • An Art Quiz Cocktail Evening

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The Artists
Karen Longden-Sarron and Liné Ryan du Preez are both professional artists living and working in Cape Town. Both have given art classes in the past and have recently joined to offer paint-away and local workshops. You can see more on them HERE
Karen and Line'
The Cost

Take advantage of our 1/2 PRICE WINTER PACKAGE Offer

Stay 3 days from R2,790/R3,390           Stay 4 days for R4,285           Stay 5 days for R5,580

Please Note:

The 3-Day Stay Package at R2,790 is for Monday and Tuesday nights at the beginning of the Retreat, or to stay any 2 other nights of the week if participants arrive in the afternoon. Should a participant wish to arrive by 10am on their first morning and enjoy three full days of art and activities, there is an additional cost of R600 to cover the tuition and lunch for the extra day, giving a total of R3,390.

The 4 Day stay includes any 3 night’s accommodation as well as all meals, morning & afternoon teas and coffees, activities, excursions, all art materials and tuition.

The 5-Day Stay includes 4 night’s accommodation as well as all meals, morning and afternoon teas/coffees, activities, excursions, all art materials and tuition.

The rooms are issued on a first-come-first-served-basis.

Limited Spaces. Booking is Essential.


Rooms are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Book early to avoid disappointment!

You can book your place now by registering online HERE or by downloading the registration form HERE and emailing it to us.

Once we have received your registration form we shall return a confirmation email with our banking details.

See the Itinerary HERE


See the Cancellation Policy HERE



2 Replies to “Winter Art Retreat in Riebeek Kasteel”

  1. Hey! I wish i could be there at your retreat, I love the Cape and the artistic opportunities are enormous. Sadly living on the other side of the world the chance would be a fine thing, still i can dream. Enjoy the weekend, and have a great time, I look forward to seeing the results posted on this blog. Totsiens, Tony

  2. Thanks so much for your comment Tony! It would have been lovely to have had you join us on the art retreat, but I shall certainly post updates of the event! Thanks for stopping by!

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