may 24-31, 2019
This week-long creative retreat with whimsical watercolor artist Ana Victoria Calderon delves deep into creative wellsprings through the medium of watercolor and the inspiration of Morocco. Watercolor afficiandos of all levels will benefit from a curriculum designed to refresh creativity and develop your personal aesthetic.
We invite creatives of all stripes and colors to come and drink deeply of the sun drenched beauty and bohemian bliss…
Follow the setting sun across the desert
to a pink terra cotta villa where inspiration
welcomes you with sweet mint tea.
The Watercolors of Morocco retreat will draw inspiration from the exotic elements of this ancient land; utilizing the textures, colors and rich heritage of local craftsmanship. There will be creative instruction, studio time, cultural tours, delicious Moroccan food and plenty of down time to rest and retreat. In addition to artistic exercise and refreshment, you will taste the history and flavors of Marrakech. Most of all you will be nourished by your personal creative journey in a uniquely magical location.
Ana Victoria Calderon is a Mexico City based artist. She was raised in tropical Cancun, surrounded by vegetation and nature, which heavily inspired her style. Her main subjects are florals, foliage, space, lettering, earth, symbolism, and a few spiritual pieces here and there. She enjoys working with watercolor, ink and acrylics on paper.
You can find Ana in her studio, painting, managing her online sales and licensing projects with amazing companies or teaching workshops online and around the world.
Domaine Akhdar is a sprawl of pink terra-cotta villas and water gardens in keeping with the Arabic tradition of creating heaven on earth. Located just outside Marrakech at the foot of the Altas mountains, this luxury haven is the perfect place to retreat and create. Each villa has a pool, WIFI, private chef, spacious garden and is blessed with plenty of workspace and playspace. There is a large pool, clubhouse, tennis courts and pétanque court in the safely gated domaine. The ancient desert city of Marrakech is 25 minutes away as is the airport.
Morocco is a North African nation with coasts on the Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea. Marrakech is located in the central high desert where days are warm, dry, and full of sunshine, nights are cool and breezy. This legendary kingdom has a rich culture and has been a center of art and learning since Roman times. Artists, poets and designers have been under it’s spell for millennia. Famous for it’s handicrafts such as carpets, mosaics, leather goods and architecture, you cant help but be inspired in this alluring destination.
what you need to know...
Dates: May 24-31, 2018
Deals: sign up before January 15, 2019 to save 150€ off every room!
Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Seven nights accommodations
All meals, snacks and drinks except one lunch, one dinner
Six creative workshops with Ana
Two studio periods with Ana
One-on-one session with Ana
Group creative exercises
Portfolio review session
Excursion to Madrasa Be Youssef, Jardin Marjorelle and Jem el Fna
Excursion to Kasbah Bad Ourika in the Atlas Mountains
Cocktail party and good times
Airport transfer on arrival
Cherished memories and fast friendships to last a lifetime
detailed schedule on program page
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Airfare to Morocco
One lunch, one dinner
Your special snacks and drinks
- see materials list and questions answered on FAQ page
deposit or pay in full before January 15, 2019 for early bird price!
2750€ shared room early bird price: 2600€
3100€ private room early bird price: 2950€
3300€ premium room early bird price: 3150€
- booking and room details on booking page
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