Enjoy a sketching trip with pen and colour with passionate sketcher Hans-Christian Sanladerer

Enjoy a sketching trip with pen and colour with passionate sketcher Hans-Christian Sanladerer
From 21-29 MAY 2023

Sketching isn’t about perfection. It is basicly about having fun and loving what you are doing. I love sketching on a daily basis and I am sure you will, too. Together we will look closely at the many shades of grey (certainly more than 50 ;-) ), the many beautiful colours of Morocco, light and shadow, how to choose a motif, where to start and when to end …

We will deal with the basic aspects of Urban Sketching as well as the details. How do we find our motifs? Which excerpt will be put on paper and where do we start to get everything in the right place? How do we best reduce to the most essential parts of the picture?

Knowing the basics now, let’s get started. Sketching is fun! All the more when you share the experience with like-minded enthusiasts, no matter if you are a beginner keen on learning or an already experienced sketcher. Ever tried panel sketching? I will show you how to create a story of your trip in sketches, create a beautiful spread on a double page and add typography to give your sketch a nice finish.

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Day 1

Welcome to Morocco - Transfer to the Riad:

Arrival in Marrakech at the Marrakech-Menara International Airport. you will be hosted by our professional guide and driver. after the meeting, the departure will take place towards a an exotic guest house inside the heart of jemaa el fna.

overnight and dinner at (riad).

Included services:

pick-up from the airport

English speaking guide

breakfast&dinner

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Day 2

High Atlas (ouirgane):

Enjoy the morning bird chorus as you ease into an early morning meditation. Ouirgane is located in the High Atlas massif , at the confluence of the valleys of Oued N'Fiss and Azzaden, near to the dam of lalla takerkoust you will enjoy nature and art. in the heart of untouched nature and grand in the foothills of the High Atlas you will get a full artistic escapade. While staying, you will dive into a way of life whose harmony places you draw the sweetness of an oriental dream. After lunch a short walk will take place to the look out and loose stress.

Walking Time 1-2 hours Estimated

overnight and dinner at (Chez Momo) or similar

Included services:

AC's vehicle & driver

English speaking guide

breakfast,lunch & dinner

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Day 3

Argane&Thuya  (ouirgane-essaouira):

After breakfast you will have a ride toward essaouira where you will visit a local argan oil Women cooperative, also admire the view of goats on Argan's trees. The sun-scorched hills of the Souss-Massa are the only place in the world where argan trees grow, or ‘The Tree of Life’ as Berbers call it for its wealth of health benefits. Essaouira is a medieval Potuguese colony, The UNESCO considers the city to be an international heritage. after lunch and check-in, you will get a chance to discover the city closely. La Skala, the port, the ramparts, and the Jewish district 'Derb Lealouj'. thanks to the ocean breeze, Essaouira benefits from cool air.

Night and dinner in Essaouira.

Included services:

AC's vehicle & driver

English speaking guide

breakfast&dinner

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Day 4

The Frantic Atlantic (essaouira):  

Your day starts early with a picturesque sunrise over the atlantic ocean. The beach of Essaouira is a long ribbon of around ten kilometres bathed in surf. Its sheer size is surprising and its tranquillity is reassuring ,There is an invigorating sensation from the ocean breeze as soon as you set foot on the immaculate sand. In the night there will be a session of Gnawa's spiritual music

Dinner and overnight will take place in Essaouira (Riad). 

Included services:

AC's vehicle & driver

English speaking guide

breakfast,lunch & dinner

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Day 5

The little Marrakesh  (essaouira-taroudant):

After breakfast , On the journey you’ll drive through the fertile Souss Valley, passing banana and citrus fruit plantations. Taroudant medieval city in the heart of a fertile valley is renowned for its leather craftsmanship, wrought iron and its Berber silver jewelry. The "little Marrakech" offers you the opportunity to discover the mountainous paths of the hinterland, the palm groves including those of Tiout, a Berber village at the foot of the Anti-Atlas 30 km from Taroudant. You will be dazzled by a panoramic view that is both green and desert. Nothing better than a Henna tattoo session in this piece of land.

Night and dinner in taroudant (Dar Tourkia or similar)

Included services:

AC's vehicle & driver

English speaking guide

Henna tattoo

breakfast&dinner

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Day 6

Desert Adventure (taroudant-Zagora):

we continue our desert trip to the city of Zagora, we pass through Tazenakht, a carpet weaving center and center of Berber carpets trade. After lunch Here, we can arrange for you to be met and taken by camel ride to the camp for the last bit of the way. Once you arrive at the bivouac of Zagora desert, you are welcomed by the staff, given your tents and gather for a mint tea session. At night, dazed by the millions of stars glittering above, the silence is so thick you feel you could cut a strip and wear it as a scarf as you fall asleep. Dinner and accommodation in a private tent.

Overnight & dinner at (the Camp)

Included services:

AC's vehicle & driver

English speaking guide

breakfast&dinner 

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Day 7

Kasbah & Potery(Sahara-zagora):

Don't miss the sunrise!… well, try not to. If yesterday was about getting away from civilization, you can have a session of Meditation&Yoga over the smooth dunes. Then after breakfast and regrouping we will say Goodby to the Sahara. We will ride to the palmegroove of zagora. 

dinner & overnight in Zagora (Dar Sofian or similar)

Included services:

AC's vehicle & driver

English speaking guide

kasbah's entrance

breakfast,lunch & dinner 

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Day 8

The ksar of Aït Ben Haddou:

One of the most famous tourist sites in southern Morocco. It is a fortified village made up of earthen buildings, and built on a hill in the middle of a valley.

This fortified village, or ksar, is very well preserved, and since 1987 it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is thus considered one of the best preserved ksars in southern Morocco.

You will take advantage of a cooking class on the moroccan way how to cook tajine.

Services included:

AC vehicle and driver

English-speaking guide

breakfast lunch dinner

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Day 9

High Atlas (kser Ait ben hadou-Marrakech):

After breakfast, the departure will take place towards Marrakech. It will be a relaxing day to have fun and get to know each other deeply for other events. We will stop for a short visit to see the kasbah of L'eglaoui, located in the Ounila valley and which is the traditional crossing point for caravans linking Marrakech to the south of the Sahara. after a short discovery of the place. After lunch, we will hit the road again. Dinner and overnight will be in Marrakech

Services included:

AC vehicle and driver

English-speaking guide

Glaoui Kasbah

breakfast lunch dinner

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Day 10

Farewell (Marrakesh):

This day is reseverd for farwell and changing contacts, also to buy some souvenire from morocco to remember this unforgetable dream trip.--

Included services:

AC's vehicle & driver/ transfer to the airport

English speaking guide

breakfast

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Why you will love this trip

• With the help of a local guide, you will have the impression of going back in time to the Middle Ages wandering the labyrinthine medina of Ait Ben Haddou, Zagoura and Essaouira,.

• Take the opportunity to travel through the spectacular red dunes of the Sahara by camel and have an unforgettable sunset experience.

• Djemaa el-Fna Square in Marrakech is a city within the city. Explore one of the largest meeting places in the world, joining the night carni

val atmosphere of fortune tellers, dancers and healers.

• Essaouira-Mogador, bride of the Atlantic
Crenellated walls, special wind, houses with white and blue facades, Essaouira, the ancient Mogador is the "Bride of the Atlantic".

• Taroudant, another version of Marrakech
Taroudant with its majestic ramparts, is one of the most beautiful towns in Morocco. Stroll in the shade of its walls full of history and whose towers have stood for more than five centuries to protect the ancient capital from the Saadian sultans.

• Zagoura is a town in Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco. is a fertile oasis lined with immense palm groves.

Terms

Workshop Trip 10 days / 9 nights all inclusive:

This price includes:

- More than 40 hours of lessons spread over 10 days for a maximum group of 15 people

- Airport / Hotel transfers

- (air-conditioning) 17-seater vehicle with driver

- official licend tourist guides

- Full board accommodation, double room for couples (all rooms have a private bathroom)

- Tourist taxes to be paid on site

- Cocktails / henna party

-Traditional hamam

Accompanying Person Trip 10 days / 9 nights all inclusive:

- Full board accommodation, double room for couples (all rooms have a private bathroom)

- Airport / Hotel transfers

- (air-conditioning) 17-seater vhicle with driver

- Official licend tourist guides

- Tourist taxes to be paid on site

- Cocktails / henna party

-Traditional hamam

These prices do not include:

- Roundtrip flights to Marrakech

- Painting equipment

- Entrance fees to monuments

- On-site purchases.

-Single room






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Good To Know

Travelers from the US only are required to have a valid US Passport – but it must NOT be due to expire within 6 months of your return flight.

Your flight destination will be Marrakech Menara International Airport (RAK) / Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport. Royal Air Maroc is the only airline that has direct flights from the US to Morocco, from both JFK and Washington Dulles.

You can also book flights traveling through major European airports, as there are many connecting flights to Marrakech through economy airlines such as Ryan Air, Easyjet, Iberia, etc. We’ve found that it is easier to find good connecting flights on the way to Marrakech than on the return, but you can take the opportunity to end your trip with a day or two stop in Spain, France, Portugal, England….

Immunizations are not required or necessary but check here for CDC recommendations.

Weather is predictably unpredictable so be sure to check on the estimated conditions the week before you travel. Even though Marrakech can be quite warm by day, it is usually quite cooler at night so pack light clothes that you can layer. We recommend cotton pants, long skirts, wraps or large scarves over tank and tee shirts, and a sweater or light jacket for chilly nights.

Your most important fashion asset: comfortable shoes for traversing the Medina on sightseeing and shopping adventures!

Morocco is a Muslim country and women generally dress more modestly than in the US or Europe. Like elsewhere, dress codes are gradually becoming more lax and there is a lot of tolerance for tourists, but wearing clothing that covers your best “assets”, and that your grandmother would approve of, shows cultural respect, good taste, and common sense.

The currency here is the Moroccan Dirham, and the exchange rate usually hovers these days around 10 Dirhams/1 Dollar. You CANNOT exchange for Dirhams outside of Morocco, but there are several currency exchange booths in the airport when you exit Passport Control and also located all around the Medina. Larger stores and restaurants may take Euros, but it’s really best to have dirhams.

If you bring large bills ($100) to exchange be sure that they are newer bills with holograms. Otherwise they will slide them back to you with a shake of their head.

Another good option for padding your wallet with dirhams is to use the ATM machines which are located around the medina. The exchange rate is a little better, especially if your bank or credit card doesn’t add foreign transaction fees (some homework for you). Be sure to notify your bank of your foreign travel destination so they don’t flag you for fraud. I also recommend that you bring 2 or 3 cards-just in case you still get flagged (happens!) and find too many things you just can’t live without.

  • Free Wifi access in all rooms and common areas
  • Bedside Mineral Water
  • Hair Dryers
  • One-time complimentary laundry service for retreat weeks

Extra items you should pack:

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