I am very excited to announce that I will be leading a sketchbook holiday next year, in partnership with "Holidays with Heart" - to their award-winning, sustainably-run traditional Moroccan Guest House in Taroudant.
I have a couple of friends in York who have already undertaken art / craft holidays with this company and they both recommended them extremely highly. If you are interested please do get in touch by email:
£500 for 7 nights. Includes half board accommodation (substantial breakfasts and evening meals) in shared rooms in guest house La Maison Anglaise, Taroudant (lots of 5 star reviews on Trip Advisor), single occupancy £120 supplement. Transfers to and from the designated flight to/from Agadir airport (Flights not included - but if booked early enough they are around £100 return from Manchester), 2 outings into the mountains by minibus, local outings on foot & my guidance and tuition.
Day 1 - Travel & Orientation Day. Fly Manchester to Agadir, Morocco Transfer time to Taroudant - 50 mins. by minibus. Arriving for supper.
Day 2 - On the roof terrace: painting and sketching workshop. Afternoon: Orientation walk of Taroudant and visit Palais Salam to draw.
Day 3 Excursion: Tiout Oasis with time to paint/ draw around the oasis and kasbah, visit to the women’sargan oil cooperative
Day 4 - Taroudant . Option hammam “spa” treatment Moroccan style. Option to swim at the Olympic Pool on the edge of the town (entry fee very moderate) & shop in the souks.
Day 5 - Excursion: High Atlas around Afensouwith painting and drawing. Option picnic.
Day 6 - Option: morning visit to the palace of Claudio Bravo, the famous Chilean artist. Includes museum and gardens with lots of opportunities to sketch. Entry fee 200 Dh each plus shared cost of transport (15 mins’ drive). Option: picnic. Pay bills for extras.
Day 7 - Excursion: Berber Villages with time to paint/ draw around the pottery & mosque and meet women in their homes. Option to have meal in Berber home with beautiful warm bread made in a wood fired oven.
Day 8 – Depart guest house late afternoon for 55-minute transfer to Agadir airport.
For full details of the holiday (no obligation), please email me and I will send you a copy of the brochure, together with booking details: