Morocco Art Escapes

This May I am bringing together two things that are very special to me, sharing my skills and love of art and my deep affection for Morocco. By accepting an invitation to teach on Art escapes organised by the brilliant Karima Rebecca Powell of

This May 26th you can join us on the first of these in Marrakech, the stunning high Atlas Mountains and Essaouira to soak up the beauty, art and culture of Morocco. Karima lives in the mountains and is an expert at hosting groups as well as being a talented pastel artist in her own right. 

All levels are welcome, whether you are a  beginning artist or experienced in drawing, sketching and painting. The emphasis will be on exploring new places and enjoying making art. The art that is produced over the week will be a reflection of your experiences in this beautiful place, like a personal journal. This art escape is aimed at those who love discovering new places, who love art, culture and history and who are curious about exploring their creativity in a new environment. I will be introducing you to working with mixed media and handprinting techniques as well as my own approach to watercolours and inks. We will work at your pace with as much support and feedback as each individual needs and wants. 

Our first and last nights will be spent in this beautiful hotel near the medina in Marrakech

And  our home in the mountains for 6 nights is

For your information; below is what is included and not included in our first retreat which runs from 26th May to 3rd June 2018

Price: € 950. (850 British Pounds)
Sharing some love.. Sign up and pay your deposit of € 250 (£220) before February 28th and avail of the early bird price of € 875. (£766).

All Deposits must be paid by March 30th. 
Minimum participation 6 people, maximum 10.

Deposits are payable directly to Katherine:  … the remainder is payable in cash on arrival to Karima. Please check the exchange rate on the day as it varies daily. We accept sterling, euros and dollars. 

* Airport transfers in Marrakech on arrival to the old Medina.

* Accommodation with breakfast in a spa hotel based on 2 people sharing a twin room for one night. Dinner in the Medina on the first night .

* Medina tour in Marrakech with a local guide. Entry fees included. Visit of gardens.

* Transport to Imlil in the mountains.

* 6 nights accommodation in a guesthouse full board based on 2/3 people sharing a twin or triple room. 

* Bottled water with meals.

* Workshops with Katherine during the 5 days. Materials that she provides.

* Lunch in a local Berber house.

* Options for local walks with Karima.

* Time out to rest, work, explore…

* Day trip to Essaouira.

* Last night in Marrakech in spa hotel with breakfast 

* Airport Transfers in Marrakech for departures.
Not Included

* Lunch on the day of the Medina tour.

* Lunch on the day trip to Essaouira.

* Soft drinks.

* Tips for staff, guides etc.

* Flights.

* Insurance.
Henna can be arranged for the ladies and we may ask some local musicians to come one of the nights.

Please contact Katherine for a list of recommended materials to bring for the workshops and let her know your level of experience to help her structure the week to suit all participants.
Please contact Karima for anything related to Morocco.

Please inform us of dietary requirements, allergies or preferences…vegetarian pescatarian etc.

Please let Karima have your flight arrival and departure details as soon as you have booked.

Please note; while we encourage you to take photographs, we ask that you respect local culture, always ask permission, and never take pictures of people in particular women unless they agree, most mountain women do not want their images on the internet.. that applies to video also. Drones are illegal in Morocco unless you are a media company with special permissions. This retreat falls during the month of Ramadan, it means it should be nice and quiet and will not affect our program. Meals will be prepared as normal. Please respect the times of prayer for the locals as they will not always be available and also may sleep during the afternoon. Karima will be on hand to take care of you.

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