The West Coast of South Africa offers the artist in all of us many possibilities; odd boulders and strange secluded bays, towns with whitewashed fishermen’s cottages, characterful people and immaculate barren beaches – provocative and tranquil landscapes, many bird and plant varieties typical of the Western Cape of South Africa that is so unique, bestowing it an atmosphere of mystery and peace. The painting holiday or retreat is mainly concerned with art, food and people. We move from one artistic incentive like drawing and painting to the next, such as sculpture and foraging for herbs and spices to cook*, learning and enjoying through different experiences.
You will enjoy fine dining in amazing restaurants and we also have braais on the beaches. You can view Paternoster from the sea by kayak (optional), to see the penguins, the seals and the birds as you paddle through the boulders or take a guided horseride on the beach. You will not have too much time off, but you will have time to visit West Coast National Park, Velddrift, Brittany Bay and so on if you wish.
Combining art practice with a scenic holiday and amazing food adventures is a unique and extraordinary experience because it enriches your mind while you are encouraged by scenery, experiences and other artists. (see testimonials) The week is full of art, food and social events and is intended for beginners and advanced alike. We visit beaches and selected sights to further your skills in drawing and painting, like Jacobsbaai and Tietiesbaai.
Paternoster in particular, with its eccentric character and vibrant people, (also well known for its excellent sea food, especially Crayfish and Hotnotsvis) offers the creative eye a multitude of riches and the keen foodie a new world of discovery.
Curious experiences, fantastic food, picnics and braais, mesmerizing evenings, people and artistry – many training sessions – that’s what it is all about…. Stimulation
*When availableAjay’s Art