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Winter Creative Retreat On The Cape West Coast

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All-Inclusive Luxurious & Inspiring 5* Winter Creativity Retreat Package 

31st July – 2nd August 2015

At Abalone Boutique Hotel & Spa

Join Artist, Writer and Teacher, Karen Longden-Sarron, on this Unique Getaway and Rouse Your Inner Painter.

Pamper yourself with excellent food and indulgent spa treatments while also igniting your creativity and learning a new skill if you’ve never painted before, or develop new techniques if you have.

This unique and Inspiring event will take place in the quaint seaside Village of Paternoster on the Cape West Coast at the opulent five-star Abalone House & Spa Boutique Hotel, renowned for its effortless blends of old world elegance with eclectic decadence and now the new home to another famous Reuben’s Restaurant and Healing Earth Spa. ahlogo

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Overview

Picturesque Paternoster, with its shoreline, unique buildings, boats and other typical scenes of life in this coastal Fisherman’s village are the central subjects for this creative program, structured to accommodate beginners as well as more established artists, we’ll explore a range of mediums and styles of working.

Only 1 hour 45 minutes drive from Cape Town.

Experience sumptuous accommodation.

Enjoy sumptuous breakfasts and lunches and feast at the famous Reuben’s Restaurant in the Hotel.

Indulge yourself with a Spa treatment in the Healing Earth Spa.

What’s Included

  • 2 Night’s Accommodation in a luxurious Suite (or small groups could also opt to select a 2 or 3-bedroomed cottage nearby.)
  • 2 Full English & Continental Breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches (one being an exclusive Beach Picnic – weather permitting)
  • 2 x Two-Course Dinners at the famous Reuben’s Restaurant (situated in the Hotel)
  • 2 x 30 minutes or 1 x 60 minutes Spa Treatment at the Healing Earth Spa (Choice of Back & Neck Massage /Facial/ Pedicure or Manicure)
  • Morning & Afternoon Tea/Coffee
  • Welcome Drink
  • Creative Instruction & Guidance
  • All Artistic Materials & Notes

Additional Activities Included

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

  • Inspiring Presentation with Welcome Drink on Workshop Opening
  • A Brandy Tasting
  • 1 Picnic Lunch on the Beach (Weather permitting)

What’s Not Included

  • Transport to/from the Venue
  • Mini Bar in Rooms
  • Refreshments & Alcoholic Beverages other than 1 morning and 1 afternoon tea/coffee per day
  • Specialty Teas or Coffees
  • Gratuities

ALL IN A LIGHT-HEARTED, NON-COMPETITIVE AND JOYFUL ATMOSPHERE!

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Non – Participating Partners

If you have a partner who would like to accompany you on the getaway and share your suite but not participate in the creative program, he or she is welcome to do so at a cost of R790.00, including breakfast. All other meals and refreshments are for their account, although they are welcome to join you in the meals with the participants.

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The Cost

Take Advantage of this Exclusive WINTER PACKAGE Offer

All-inclusive Package Deal Price of R4,900 per participant (Sharing or Single) Supplement for Non-participating partners sharing is R790.00, including breakfast, but all other meals are for his/her account.  

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

Limited Spaces. Booking is Essential.

Booking

Book now! Call +27 (0) 22 752 2044
Read more about it HERE

View the Abalone Hotel Website HERE

We Look Forward to Meeting You There!

 

 

 

 

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Winter Art Retreat in Riebeek Kasteel

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An all-inclusive 1/2 Price Winter Special!

5TH TO 9TH AUGUST, 2013

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!

THE PACKAGE

Accommodation

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

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Meals

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

ALL IN A LIGHT-HEARTED, NON-COMPETITIVE AND JOYFUL ATMOSPHERE!

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.)

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

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
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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.

BOOKING 

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 FAQ’s HERE

See the Cancellation Policy HERE

WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU THERE!

 
 
 

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Our Paint-Away Workshop Became A Little Realm Of Magic!

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“To paint… to travel… to combine the two… is to celebrate life.” (Jack R. Brouwer)

“My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.” (Diane Arbus)

These wise words in the above quotations sum up the painting workshop we just hosted in Riebeek Kasteel quite perfectly! Yes, truly, because the combination of getting out of the city to a little country town snuggling between the mountains for a weekend, stay in a cosy guesthouse to indulge in lots of delicious food and spending our time painting, is certainly my idea of how “to celebrate life,” and also because for those participants who had never picked up a brush before, they ventured into an unfamiliar world all on its own – they went where they’ve never been before and I am convinced that as a result, painting has quickly become one of their favourite things!

10We had a small group in this workshop, which was ideal in ensuring each painter got all the personal attention they needed and they all flourished quickly as a result. We had four enthusiastic novices, who were ready to step in and get started without a moment’s hesitation or doubt in their abilities, and even after the first morning’s session had produced remarkable little paintings, including a watercolour seascape, a pastel painting of an apple, and an acrylic painting of a flower. Their first paintings were outstanding to say the least, and all credit is due to Line’, who guided them through these first steps.

The two intermediates arrived at the workshop with different aspirations; the one lady wanted to paint her own 7picture with the advantage of personal guidance along the way, whilst the other came eager to learn something new. I was their assistant in this instance, as we had decided to split the groups so as each participant could work easily at their own level with separate instructors. Both these talented ladies amazed me in their pursuits and I am certain are well on their way to achieving their painting goals.

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Apart from the artistic part of the weekend, there was an evident camaraderie between all the participants, some  of whom had never met, and relationships were quickly established and blossomed over the two days – so much so that Facebook was abuzz for two days thereafter with their exchanges! I loved this and I loved what each one brought to the group. Their laughter and fun-loving natures and their willingness to be themselves totally by dancing or singing whenever the fit took them, all added magic to the weekend, for that is what happened on so many levels!

We were blessed with glorious weather and the hospitality afforded us at the guesthouses, Old Oak Manor and Shiraz Estate, was abundant and made each attendee feel removed from their everyday life, which is how travel rejuvenates the soul, even if its only an hour’s drive from one’s hometown.

15It all came to an end far too soon, and we all agreed another day or two would have been wonderful – but that’s what happens when you’re having a good time isn’t it? Who wouldn’t want to lose themselves in a little realm of magic with like-minded people and have fun whilst learning new skills?

We travelled… we painted… we went where we had never been before – and we celebrated life together for a weekend – expressed in our performances of chanting all the songs with ‘colours’ in their titles that we could think of!!

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Why Attending A Workshop Could Change Your Life!

We all want to strike gold!! Yes Siree! As insignificant as a simple workshop sounds, it is one of the most valuable events you will ever attend and be well worth your investment of time and money – as it could quite simply change your life.

Art dayIn any profession we all need to get better at what we do. Even Doctors and other professionals attend refresher courses to keep abreast with new information and methods in their fields. This is just as important for artists, as it forms part of our creative development. Artists or painting hobbyists can attend a workshop under the instruction of another artist they admire, to learn new skills and interact with other like-minded people, or they may wish to attend a workshop where they receive instruction on the marketing side of selling their art.

Nobody wants to attend a workshop and half-way through suddenly wonder why they’re there. So before you register, you need to ask yourself why you are interested in this/any workshop and what do you hope to achieve? Even if you decide you only wish to attend the workshop as a motivation to actually get stuck in and do some painting, or if you’re lonely in your studio and want to work alongside other artists. This is absolutely fine too – it often helps people to break out of the “I’m gonna start one day” syndrome and if you aren’t the type to get started, you need a workshop to get you into action.

Reasons to consider making the investment of time and money to take a workshop:

  1. It helps to be with an inspiring tutor to inspire and motivate your painting skills and development.
  2. Instruction on new techniques to assist your style, (or help you discover your style,) on aspects such as brushwork or perhaps guidance in how to loosen-up etc.
  3. Learn a new skill completely such as painting with a palette knife for example.
  4. Experience a new artistic approach, like painting en plein-air, or instruction in something you have never tried before, e.g. still-life painting.
  5. To expand your own talents with extra instruction on artistic elements such as composition or colour.
  6. It’s a great way to expand by starting to experiment with other mediums.
  7. A chance to perhaps paint different genres – like landscapes or portraits.
  8. Being with other artists assists you in finding solutions to problems as well as making new contacts for the future.
  9. A chance to try new equipment – sometimes using something available at a workshop serves as a guide in what you may wish to purchase after it, but with a free-test run so to speak.
  10. Sometimes you even get the chance to purchase a discounted piece of art from the instructor.
  11. Attending a workshop can even change the life of a person who has never picked up a brush, because they learn a new skill and develop a new passion – art is also very therapeutic – it’s not only about creating Masterpeices and making money from our work. Who knows where that new-found passion could lead!

How to know if the Instructor/Workshop is a good fit for you?

Obviously you want to attend a class with someone whose art you enjoy, bearing in mind that not all good artists are good teachers though. So, how do you figure out which instructor or workshop is good for you? Well I suggest you evaluate some of the following:

  1. Does the workshop comply with your individual level in that craft? – Don’t register for an intermediate class if you have a beginner but think you are good – you will not only feel out of your depth, but you will hold the others back, which is not fair.
  2. Will the instructor do some demos?  It’s important that they do, as merely taking notes from his/her spoken word is not only boring (although you should take notes where possible) but one also learns better from the action of visually seeing it being done.
  3. Is it designed to get you to think about your art? – Some workshops assist you to examine your thought processes and to discover why you create the type of art that you do and then apply what you have learnt to your own work in the future, whilst some are purely instructional on painting like the instructor. What do you want to achieve?.
  4. Will you be taught something new? Does the advertised workshop offer to teach new skills or the proper use of use new equipment/mediums or a new approach perhaps?
  5. If you’re a beginner, does the course offer the basics to painting/sculpture or whatever the course is about?
  6. If you’re an intermediate painter/sculptor etc, does the workshop offer any challenges you could benefit from?
  7. Is the Instructor willing to share their own secrets? – it’s nice when an artist doesn’t hold back on their own techniques and painting tips, but not all will divulge their methods.
  8. What’s the typical structure of the day? – For example, is it designed to be all en plein-air? Are you going to be painting from still life/photos? What will the class be painting?
  9. Will there be Fun Exercises or will the workshop be the creation of one painting over the 2 days/week? Which do you prefer?
  10. Will the lessons comprise on-the-fly demos or paint along with the tutor? Would you enjoy this?
  11. Will there be a group critique? These aren’t as harsh as they sound! The instructor’s “input” rather than “critique” can be indispensable in your future development.
  12. How much “Personal Attention” is promised?

Good instructors combine several aspects into a workshop – i.e. demo time, one-on-one easel time, variety in activities but also enough time to work on each aspect/exercise without putting the participant under too much pressure.

Attend a Workshop with the following Mindset:

  • Expect to be taught what was advertised.
  • Don’t expect to leave painting exactly like the instructor does, but its important to immerse yourself fully and absorb as much as you can during the time there. Although you don’t want to change your whole painting style  to match the tutor– (if you know what that style is,) you need to arrive open-minded and willing to participate in everything on offer to reap the best rewards of the tuition. Once you’re home you can select those aspects from everything taught and apply it to your own work.
  • Perhaps you’ll even develop or discover your own style whilst on the workshop. Trust your own personality which defines your personal style.
  • Be easy on yourself. You may also find you don’t paint as well on the workshop as you usually do – and you get frustrated and embarrassed, but accept that you’re there to learn and digest what you’re being taught.
  • Don’t expect to take a brilliant masterpiece home after the workshop – the techniques, and your understanding of how things usually worked for you before, could be different at a workshop.  Sometimes working with new materials or painting in a different way – the way the instructor uses them – could put you under a little pressure and your work is inferior to your usual level. This is normal – you’re there to learn, and it is this that is so valuable in the long run.Art trial day, portraits

How To Be A Good Participant

  • Arrive on time for classes, and allow yourself time to set up your workspace so as not to hold up the others.
  • Try not to throw up continual objections or challenges and your viewpoints. Whilst the instructor is there to guide and assist everybody, they are not infalliable and don’t know everything. They’re there unselfishly, to impart their knowledge and skills. This type of student behaviour also dampens the spirit in the usually jovial and non-competitve workshop atmosphere.
  • Take lots of notes – writing is a proven way to remember the pointers – especially terms specific to the subject.
  • Come prepared to learn – embrace the opportunity to learn in a new environment and all new techniques and tips on offer.
  • Be brave and not stuck in your ways or too precious about your own work. Only if you’re willing to try to apply new techniques will you experience a breakthrough –
  • Accept that it may take a couple of weeks after the workshop to truly have everything you’ve learned kick in – although you may find this frustrating, it is valuable in the long term. It often happens that something you pick up at the workshop doesn’t seem relevant to where you are right now, and then two months later, it pops up and you realize how useful this could be.
  • Every exercise you do – every new way of doing something, or trying a new medium, can help you when applying them to your own style – this becomes your signature – your voice. But you first have to be prepared to take the steps to experiment and discover what it is that makes your work sing!
  • Maximise the opportunity of being in the presence of other artists and talk to them – you can also learn from the other students as well as from the instructors.
So in closing, take the first step to improving your craft – or boldly step out to learn a new one – and join a workshop. It could very well be that turning point in your life! You can cut out learning time by months in a short workshop and meet new people! Those people may also be the very people you need in the next step of your development to being the artist you aspire to be.
Give one a try! You may just strike gold!
If you’re inspired to join this minute – click here to take a look at our weekend painting workshop getaway on 14th – 16th June 2013 in Riebeek Kasteel!!
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Now Our Painting Workshop is Even More Affordable!

Yes, you read right! We have exciting news regarding our Riebeek Kasteel Paint-Away Weekend Workshop!

The two guesthouses where we will be hosting the painting workshop have launched a winter special and we are lucky enough to be able to take advantage of this and extend the offer to painters wishing to join in the fun. We love it if we can help you save some money. Now you will have more cash to treat yourselves to some wine if the desire takes you. Lots of famous artists were known to have a tipple while they worked!

We have however reduced the stay to two nights instead of three, to correlate with the promotion at Old Oak Manor and Shiraz Estate in Riebeek Kasteel, which hence benefits those painters wishing to attend. This all amounts to a reduction of R1395 off the original price for painters. This doesn’t mean they will get less tuition though.

No, not at all – the tutors have designed an exciting program, where they will show painting demos and talk to you about the workshop on the Friday when everybody meets, and will be there to offer each participant loads of personal attention and guidance, according to their level and goals, to enable them to develop their own unique style, during full days of painting on Saturday and Sunday, before everybody departs at around 5.30 to return home inspired! Shortening the workshop to a two-night stay also leaves a whole extra day of the long weekend to enjoy the Monday with your family – if you’re not back at the easel eager to continue practicing what you have learned!

What’ll It all Cost Me Now?

The price now is R2790 per person, including the following:

  1. 2 Nights accommodation, whether you are in a single room or sharing with a friend
  2. 2 Scrumptious Breakfasts on the Saturday and Sunday mornings
  3. 2 Light tasty Lunches
  4. 2 Delicious 2-course Dinners
  5. Morning Tea/Coffee
  6. Art Materials (except easels)
  7. Studio space if the weather is inclement
  8. En Plein-air excursions to beautiful scenic locations
  9. 2 Full days of Tuition and personal guidance from 2 Artists as well as demos and talks on the Friday evening.

It’s a deal indeed! And we have a couple more surprises for you when you get there too!

But we have more…. non painting partners will pay only R200 to share the room with their painting partner! They stay on a Bed & Breakfast basis, where the other meals are for their own account, but they can still enjoy their meals in the restaurant with their partner. They can explore the area, laze in the peaceful surroundings or take the advice of the guesthouse host and visit recommended places of interest in the vicinity. It is a give-away of note for a weekend getaway!

Day Painters are welcome to join at R825 per person/per day and attend on the Saturday and/or the Sunday. They will be able to enjoy morning tea/coffee and lunch with the others as well as receive their art materials, the en plein-air excursion experience and the personal tuition in this price.

Come and share your unique spark with other art lovers, learn some new skills and have fun in a light-hearted but informative environment with artists Karen Longden-Sarron & Liné Ryan.

They’re looking so forward to meeting you! So book now to avoid disappointment.

You may view the brochure: Riebeek Kasteel Painting Workshop Brochure

You can register online HERE or download the Word doc to fill in and return to secure your place.Riebeek Kasteel Painting Workshop Registration Form

If you have any questions you can view the FAQ’s HERE

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Why Artists Should Try Painting En Plein Air At Least Once

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Claude Monet Painting by the Edge of a Wood. 1885. John Singer Sargent. Oil on canvas. 54.0 x 64.8 cm. Tate Gallery, London. http://www.tate.org.uk/collection/N/N04/N04103_9.jpg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When artists paint real objects arranged in a still life composition or live models posing before them, they are doing what is known as “Painting from Life.” When an artist takes his/her easel and paints outdoors, this is known as “En Plein Air painting,”  derived from French and pronounced  “ohn plen air” which literally means “in the open air.”

Working in natural light became important in the mid-19th century when a group of artists became interested in focusing their attention on painting people in their natural surroundings to depict everyday life. They became known as Realists and were the foundation of the Barbizon School of artists. This was the foundation of what later became known as Impressionism, in which artists such as Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Edouard Degas, Auguste Renoir, etc. became famous, and took their newly invented paint tubes to use outdoors.

When one goes painting en plein air, the artist seeks to represent the truth. It’s somewhat challenging because the painter should allow himself/herself to become completely absorbed in the surroundings; the atmosphere and mood, the sounds, the light, the temperature, the colours, the actual shapes around them, and then relay what they see and understand in their heads, onto the canvas/paper in paint.

The artist has to trust their own eyes and hand to interpret all the information offered by the wondrous sight before them to create a painting. The utter delight at actually being at one with the canvas and the surroundings is an experience like no other; to feel the sunlight on your skin, or to hear the breeze and birds, to observe the moving clouds and shifting shadows portrays a truth of that instant experienced by the artists. It is this that creates a reaction in the viewer – where for a while, they too can share in the delight of virtually being in that place too.

Like when you look back at your holiday photographs, you are momentarily transported there again, but no photo can ever actually measure up to actually being in that place. Painting from a photograph is a similar experience. So try painting en plein air at least once. Give it a whirl – you may never look back!

Painting en plein air does have its challenges: like being exposed to the elements such as the temperature, the wind or the changing light in that environment, but capturing a scene quickly renders the work fresh and vibrant, and whether the painting is a masterpiece or not, the involvement in the practice itself is really rewarding. I say this because when you take the technique of painting dynamically and confidently back into the studio, your work prospers and you reap the benefits in your paintings done there too.

En plein air doesn’t just mean landscapes necessarily, but street scenes, café scenes, park scenes, river scenes, children’s playgrounds etc. The choices are endless!

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Deutsch: Landschaftsmaler im Schlosspark Charlottenburg, Berlin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Plan a plein air excursion, equip yourself appropriately with sun hat, raincoat, bug spray, umbrella/parasol and lots of water and give it a try. At least once! You’ll be so happy you did.

If you live in the Cape Town area, and you are interested in trying it out, I am hosting a long weekend workshop with my friend and fellow artist, Liné Ryan du Preez, in a quaint little town called Riebeek Kasteel, where two of the workshop classes will be plein air excursions. You can come and participate for the whole weekend, or just for a day. You can see more details or have a look at the brochure here.

We’d love to see you there!

 
 

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Paint-Away Long Weekend Workshop

Paint Away weekend

RIEBEEK KASTEEL

June 14 -16, 2013

There will be a painting weekend hosted by artists Karen Longden-Sarron and Liné Ryan du Preez over the long weekend in June. Come and join in and immerse yourself in the picturesque beauty of Riebeek Kasteel for a special & creative weekend, or if you live nearby, you may join in the art sessions only and enjoy lunch with the other artists, as a Day Painter – we’d love to welcome you!

Imagine peaceful, pleasure-filled painting sessions under a graceful 300 year old oak tree or out in the country, eating sumptuous fresh country cuisine to the sound of your companions’ laughter and gentle French music playing in the background, the cosy bedrooms for a good night’s rest and the wonderful company of like-minded people. All this under the guidance of two professional artists to teach, advise and inspire you!

Whatever your level of painting, in Oils, Acrylics or Watercolours, the tutors will help you to take your art to the next level! We will go painting en Plein-air to capture the spirit of the valley and surrounds. We have an indoor studio area should the weather be inclement. There’s also lots to visit in your free time, even an art gallery!

You will be lodged in one of two cosy Guesthouses for the 2 nights, from Friday to Sunday, receive 3 delicious meals a day, morning teas and coffees, art materials and painting tuition.

Whether you are an experienced oil painter or someone who has never held a brush, discover the fun of experimenting with paints. Come and learn to 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!

Non-painting partners (sharing) are also welcome, and shall be advised of places to visit in the area if they’re interested.

Limited Space, and rooms are issued on first-come-first-served basis, so Book Now!

See the Brochure link below for all the details:

Riebeek Kasteel Painting Workshop Brochure

Download the Booking Form Riebeek Kasteel Painting Workshop Registration Form

Register Online on Karen’s website HERE

View FAQ’s HERE

 YOU CAN SEE ANOTHER POST REGARDING THIS WORKSHOP HERE

 
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