The Art of Mixing Color with Inna Nagaytseva
11 to 19 August 2023
MY NAME IS INNA NAGAYTSEVA AND I LOVE GREATLY FOR WATERCOLOR
I have always loved to draw, but I started seriously doing this in 2017. After trying various materials, such as acrylic, ink, felt-tip pens, I was presented with an old Neva palette set of 24 colors and I decided to try watercolor. After that, my life turned upside down and I fell in love with this material and decided to conquer it in my favorite ways.
After many lessons, trial and error, I finally tamed this difficult medium and began to find my way in the watercolor world, painting everything from flowers to portraits. And somehow suddenly my paintings became cold and northern.
I have always been attracted by the majestic landscapes of Scandinavia, the fishing houses on the shores of the North Seas and the inhabitants of cold waters.
In my watercolors, I try to convey the power and beauty of the most picturesque places for me. They symbolize silence and peace, they move consciousness to where the soul connects with nature, which for me, as an artist, is a very important factor in human development.
My paintings are in private collections in the USA, Mexico, Iceland, Germany, France, Ukraine, Russia, Hungary, Ireland, Great Britain, Norway and Finland.
Participant of various international exhibitions and biennials. Brand Ambassador of Silver Brush and Rock Well Art Canada.
Workshop Description by Inna Nagaytseva :
I have a unique opportunity to invite you to travel with me to Morocco. We can spend eight days together in unusual places. Every day we will learn different watercolor techniques, immerse ourselves in the incredible world of water and paint. We are also waiting for interesting excursions, where we will discover beautiful places and a sea of inspiration. The program includes all your needs, including art materials that you will take home with you.
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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.