2024 Mpumalanga Art Retreat 15-22 June 2024

Embark on a creative journey on our unique Art Retreat nestled on the banks of Da Gama Dam in Mpumalanga.


Learn about the Art of Travel Journalling in your handmade leather journals and master the art of Cyanotype printing using the local flora on the decks of the 2 beautiful homes overlooking the dam. Explore the enchanting escarpment overlooking Barberton and old homes of Kaapschehoop with its wild horses. Embark on the Genesis Trail adventure searching for pigments, a UNESCO world heritage site with the oldest mountains the world, and finally we will go searching for birds and animals to sketch at the Kruger Park’s waterholes. Unleash your creativity, connect with fellow artists, and let the tranquil spirit of Da Gama Dam inspire your artistic journey. Book your spot now for a unique blend of art, nature, and exploration, blending artistry with the rich tapestry of Mpumalanga’s landscapes! Only 6 rooms available in these 2 houses. 2 rooms in each house can be shared.

Black Eagle Lake House

Sycamore Fig House

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/54387740

Cost

R17300 pp single

R14300 pp sharing

Includes all the materials, tuition, accommodation and most meals except those specified in the program.

Includes

Micron Pens

Daniel Smith Watercolours

Travel palette

Paintbrushes

Handmade Leather Travel Journals

Goodie Bag with gift

Viewfinders

Information Booklet

Cyanotype printing paper and material

Excludes drinks, gratuities & transport

PROGRAM

Each day there will be Breakfast at 8am at Black Eagle Lake House

Dinner times between 6-7pm – to be announced each day

15th June

Arrive and introductions

16th June

Black Eagle Lake House

Morning – Introduction to Travel Journalling

Pen and ink Techniques – Learn how to create different textures using Micron pens so that you’ll be able to capture anything & any scene.

Light Lunch provided at Black Eagle Lake House

Afternoon – Practice what you’ve learnt using various references

17th June

Black Eagle Lake House

Morning – Essential Colour Mixing with Watercolours.

Light Lunch provided at Black Eagle Lake House

Afternoon – Watercolour techniques

18th June

77km drive to Kaapschehoop – Take a 2.8km walk through amazing rock formations to the Escarpment which drops 1000m overlooking Barberton and learn about atmospheric perspective.

Lunch at one of the restaurants for own account

Sketching the old buildings of Kaapschehoop

Look out for the famous Wild horses

19th June

Day off to relax or follow us to Barberton and the Genesis Trail, a world heritage sight & explore the oldest mountains in the world & collect pigments to make your own paint. (88km drive to Barberton)

20th June

Exploring Kruger Park Game Reserve

Entering at Phumbi Gate we will make our way to various waterholes and spend some time photographing birds, animals & sketching from our vehicles. Bring your cameras & binoculars!

Lunch at Skukuza for own account

21st June

Black Eagle Lake House

Morning -Cyanotype Printing -learn how to use the sun and plants to create unique prints – we will also create wet Cyanotype prints

Light Lunch provided at Black Eagle Lake House

Afternoon – finishing off of artworks

22 June

Breakfast and say our Goodbyes

To book your place – R2000 deposit and Balance is payable on the 1st May.

Please WhatsApp Sharon on 0763530330 or email courses@sharonkuisis.com