Encaustic Portraiture Retreat

Marrakesh, Morocco

M2
Maison 28
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Oct 12 - 20, 2018
Group size: 4-8
Encaustic Portraiture Retreat
Marrakesh, Morocco

Maison 28
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$2895
Deposit: $695
Oct 12 - 20, 2018
Group size: 4-8

About this trip

Join Encaustic artist Lori Murphy  in Marrakech, Morocco for this gathering of like minded spirits and reconnect to your wild woman archetype. By combining charcoal, encaustic cement, oil, and  cold wax, you will create a mixed media portrait in a safe and archival way. Discover how to say what you really want to say,  and to go boldly and passionately about the  business of painting, without fear, judgement, or self sabotage. 

About Encaustic Art

Encaustic is the very earliest known form of paint-predating oil,  fresco and tempera. It was first used by the Greeks over 2,000 years  ago. After Alexander the Great conquered Egypt in 33BC, a large number  of Greeks went to Egypt bringing their ideas and customs. It was in  Egypt that encaustic reached its highest artistic expression with the  wonderful Fayum mummy portraits, which are as vibrant and fresh as they  were when they were painted. Encaustic paint is beeswax and pigments  mixed with a little damarresin. The damar raises the melting point of  the beeswax, hardens it and gives the paint its unique optical depth.  


During this workshop students will learn the traditional techniques of Encaustic painting on wood to create their own unique portraits representing their "Wild Woman Archetype". You'll be given an introduction to the history of Encaustic painting and encouraged to experiment with this gorgeous medium! 

About Marrakech

There is a creative energy that hums in the city-from the traditional  souk artisans working in the same techniques for hundreds of years to  contemporary artists and creative entrepreneurs who are reinterpreting  Moroccan design for current trends. Inspiration can be found around  every corner. Jaw-dropping historic architecture, vibrant colors woven  into the beautiful patterns of carpets, zouak painting and zellij tile  designs, and the intricate arabesque carvings into metal, wood, and  plaster -all serve to create a visually stimulating environment that is  an artisan’s dream come true. 

Maison 28: Our Home in Morocco

NOT your typical Marrakech Riad, Maison 28 is your home in Marrakech to stay, create, and play!

Located in the heart of the Marrakech Medina in a quiet residential area, Maison 28 is  strategically located within a few minutes walk to the souks. 


You’ll find an inspiring, comfortable group home that provides the ideal environment for teaching and learning creative passions, developing new friendships, discovering artisan-made treasures in the nearby souks, delicious cuisine in the local restaurants, and experiencing the culture like a local.


The house features casual-luxury style and eclectic bohemian décor sourced from the local souks and flea markets and placed with a creative eye. Designed with love, it features:

7  special, eclectically designed guest rooms with the décor sourced from the local souks and flea markets.

 

Maision 28 is a safe and inspiring place that provides the opportunity for enriching creative cultural exchanges and life-changing experiences while developing a deeper connection to the unique culture and community of Marrakech.

What’s included

  • Encaustic Workshop
  • Most class supplies
  • Airport Transfers
  • Guided Medina Tour
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 7 Lunches
  • 2 Dining Experiences
  • Planning Assistance
  • Amazing Memories!
  • Atlas Mountain Day Trip
  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals on your Free Time

Available Packages

Private Room with Queen Bed
only 2 left
$2895
Deposit: $695
Shared Room with Twin Bed
only 1 left
$2495
Deposit: $695
$2895
Deposit: $695

Private Room with Queen Bed

Itinerary

Our Days in Marrakech
Painting Your Wild Woman Archetype Itinerary

Friday October 12

Arrival Marrakech midday with airport service to Medina

Lunch at local restaurant

Souk walk and neighborhood orientation

Welcome cocktails at Maison 28

Dinner on the roof terrace at Le Fondouk


Saturday October 13

Maison 28 Breakfast
Guided Medina Tour of Historical Sites, Souks and Shopping, including lunch 

Dinner on your own


Sunday October 14
Maison 28 Breakfast

Encaustic Class all day

Buffet Lunch

Dinner on your own


Monday October 15

Maison 28 Breakfast

Encaustic Class all day

Buffet Lunch

Dinner on your own


Tuesday October 16

Maison 28 Breakfast

Encaustic Morning Class

Group lunch at La Ferme Medina

Free afternoon to visit Musee Boucharouite, or Le Jardin Secretor La Maison de Photographie as ou like

Dinner on your own


Wednesday October 17

Maison 28 Breakfast

Day trip to Berber Villages in the Atlas Mountains, including lunch

Dinner on your own


Thursday October 18

Maison 28 Breakfast

Encaustic Class all day

Buffet Lunch

Dinner on your own


Friday October 19

Maison 28 Breakfast

Encaustic Class all day

Buffet Lunch

Dinner on your own


Saturday October 20

Maison 28 Breakfast

Encaustic Morning Class

Afternoon free to explore shopping or a take a Hammam/Massage* at the local spa *not included

Farewell dinner/wine at Maision 28


Sunday October 21

Maison 28 Breakfast

Airport transfer for morning to midday departure

Who’s Going

  • lh
    liza head
    hello, I'm liza! can't wait :D
    Aug. 15, 2018
  • LO
    Lorraine ODonoghue
    Excited about visiting Marrakesh & all there is to see and enjoy in good company.
    Jun. 01, 2018

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Maison 28
Maision 28 is a safe and inspiring place that provides the opportunity for enriching creative cultural exchanges and life-changing experiences while developing a deeper connection to the unique culture and community of Marrakech.