I will also be offering a trip to Essaouira next year, a chance to spend a creative few days in this chilled and arty historical port city. More news soon but the dates are 23rd-30th July 2020.
Annual Morocco Art escape 2020 with http://www.letsgo2morocco.com
23rd to 31st May 2020
A wonderful opportunity to explore colour, texture and contrast and create your personal response to an amazing location with Artist and Illustrator Katherine Soutar
“Katherine’s workshops included bookmaking, lino cutting and printing, as well as image making using a variety of materials to create texture and colour, she is an inspirational teacher.
Karima organised transport, accommodation and visits; we stayed in Marrakesh, Essaouira and in the Atlas Mountains, she was an invaluable guide throughout.
You work (and walk) at your own pace, some stairs involved but if you get the chance to go, I would recommend that you grab it with both hands”
Jenny Skelding. Art Escape 2019
Karima of letsgo2morocco and I first met in the wilds of the Sahara Desert in 2016 and discovered we shared a passion for Art as well as a deep love of Morocco. May 2020 will be our third Moroccan Art escape together.
Focusing on time in Marrakech, Essaouira and a 5 day retreat with workshops in the heart of the High Atlas Mountains and Amazigh countryside.
Expect a colourful week as Morocco shows you a few of its hidden treasures to inspire and delight you..
This escape is open to all creatively adventurous people; whether you are a practicing artist or not.
The small group number ensures the best possible experience and plenty of my time and attention in workshops.
maximum of 6 people
Deposits are payable directly to Katherine: firstname.lastname@example.org … the remainder is payable in cash on arrival to Karima. We accept sterling or euros (euros are preferred)
A non-refundable deposit of 250€ (£225) is required to secure your place by March 30th 2020.
Here is what’s Included :
Airport transfers in Marrakech on arrival to the old Medina.
Accommodation with breakfast in a hotel based on 2 people sharing a twin room for one night and on the last night of the 30th we have included the same. Dinner on our first night in the Medina
Day 2; Medina tour in Marrakech. Entry fees to museums included. Visit to Majorelle gardens.
Transport to Essaouira.
1 night in Essaouira in a twin room with breakfast.
Transport to Imlil in the mountains.
5 nights accommodation in a guesthouse with full board based on 2 people sharing a twin room.
Bottled water. Please bring a refillable bottle.
Tea/coffee during the workshops.
Workshops with Katherine during the 5 days. Materials that she provides.
Options for local walks in the mountains with Karima. Flexible depending on the weather.
Time-out to rest, work, explore…
Airport Transfers in Marrakech for departures.
Lunch on the day of the Medina tour.
Lunch and dinner in Essaouira.
Dinner on the last night in Marrakech.
Tips for staff, guides etc.
Henna can be arranged for the ladies while in the mountains.
Please contact Katherine for a list of recommended materials to bring.
Please contact Karima for anything related to Morocco.
Please do inform us of dietary requirements, allergies or preferences…vegan vegetarian pescatarian etc.
Please let Karima have your flight arrival and departure details as soon as you have booked at email@example.com
(Katherine will let you know which flights she is travelling on so we can travel together if you wish.)
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 programme. 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 always be on hand to take care of you.
the venue has quite a lot of stairs and as we also include walks in the in the Médina and visits to museums, mobility is essential for an enjoyable experience. I am afraid accessibility in Morocco is still in its early days.
We will send you a list of recommended items/clothes etc to bring once you have signed up.
Please do not change money at the airport. We will use our usual place in the medina with the best rate.