Two consecutive Watercolor workshops with the Asian Artist Kam Tim Lam in Essaouira
03rd - 11st October 2022 ** 13th to 21st October 2021
My watercolor artworks take directly from life and everyday surroundings. The overlooked aspects of our everyday life that always fascinated me. I especially loves the delicate beauty of reflection light and shadows which constantly inspires me. My style is between semi-realism and realism. I will use the splash ink method of my watercolor to create an abstract blurry effect, and add some realistic parts as focus. I will also change the color tone, atmosphere and composition in order to get the ideal visual effect. My watercolor artworks take directly from life and everyday surroundings. The overlooked aspects of our everyday life that always fascinated me. I especially loves the delicate beauty of reflection light and shadows which constantly inspires me My style is between semi-realism and realism. I will use the splash ink method of my watercolor to create an abstract blurry effect, and add some realistic parts as focus. I will also change the color tone, atmosphere and composition in order to get the ideal visual effect.
Hong Kong artist, Kam Tim Lam has worked in the fields of Graphic Design, Advertising, Design and Fashion Design. The past few years he has picked up his paintbrush and began his creative journey as a professional fine artist. Kam Tim Lam specializes in watercolor and new dimensional Chinese ink painting with a semi-realistic, modern style.
"Personally, I love heavier tones, strong color and high contrasts, and more sense of space in pictures. Some of my paintings reflect a fusion of Oriental and Western style and technique. I like experimenting with the composition in order to create a dramatic effect. I am also constantly seeking innovative ways to develop new techniques and new dimensions in my approach."
Kam Tim Lam has received international awards and prizes and has shown work in several exhibits in Hong Kong and China. He is a member of the Hong Kong Artists Association, the 彩之墨 Calligraphy and Painting Society, the Hong Kong 海濤 Color Ink Painting Club and IWS International watercolor Society Hong Kong.
2020 - "The 38th International Artavita Online Art Contest" (Runner Up)
2020 - "Artist of the World Competition 2020 - Tall Sequoia Gallery" (3rd Place)
2020 - "Awesome Art Prize" (Silver Award)
2020 - "Fusion Art Prize -“Black & White” (Honorable Mention Prize)
2020 - “4th Prisma International Art Prize 2020” (Honorable Mention)
2020 - Ink Global 500 Exhibition
2019 - Malaysia Online Juried All Medium Exhibition
2019 - 28th Tsuen Wan Arts Festival Calligraphy and Painting Exhibition
2019 - Hong Kong Haitao Ink Painting Exhibition
2019 - Choi Ink Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition
Why you will love this trip
Lodging : Riad, guest house. Technical support and overall support during all your travels.
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v-In case of withdrawal by a participant within 90 days of commencement of the workshop, the amount already paid will not be refunded.
v-In case of cancellation of the trip by the organisers, a new date will be proposed. Any participant who cannot avail of the new date will be fully refunded of the sum already paid.
v-In the event the organisers cancel the trip with no alternative date proposed, all sums paid by the participant will be fully refunded.
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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.