Join textile designer and artist Anna Joyce on an artist retreat in stunning Morocco.
Learn the art of hand dyeing and the practice of keeping a daily sketchbook. Participants will be recording the trip and the beauty and colors of Morocco each day, and Anna will offer one on one instruction on how to dye by hand and compose a beautiful artist sketchbook that you will treasure.
From the hustle of the Marrakech's Medina to the beautiful windswept beaches of Essaouria, get ready to fall in love with this vibrant country. This creative retreat includes beautiful museums, fascinating cultural tours, two nights at the beach...a camel ride at sunset anyone?
Participants will stay at the stunning Maison 28, in the heart of Marrakech's Medina. Guests at Maison 28 are treated to beautifully appointed surroundings, multiple roof top decks and homemade food and beverages. Maison 28 is ideally located in the most central part of the Marrakech Medina, within minutes walk to the famous Marrakech souks, historical sites, museums, gardens, and a wide variety of the highest rated restaurants. Of course no trip Morocco is complete without time in the souks shopping for treasure, so there will be ample time to meet local artisans and hunt for one of a kind items you cannot leave Marrakech without.
Tying together the entire experience in Morocco will be our art practice. The retreat includes multiple days of studio instruction on how to hand dyed textiles and we will spend time everyday capturing the magic of our surroundings in our artist sketchbooks.
You will return home having created a once in a lifetime travel journal and learned the art of hand dyeing inspired by the beauty and colors of Morocco. Some of our hand dyed textiles, made in the Marrakech studio space, will be delivered to artisans to be sewn into pillows during our stay and there are lots of items to be found in the Souks that are perfect for dyeing.
To see more of Maison 28 and the beautiful accommodations that are provided, please visit https://maison28marrakech.com/
Each room at Maison 28 is more stunning than the next. All single rooms have their own beautifully appointed private bathrooms, large beds and stunning decor.
All of the beautifully decorated single rooms feature high quality, comfortable mattresses and pillows, and our ensuite bathrooms have luxurious towels. Additionally amenities include a complimentary delicious daily breakfast, free wifi throughout, hair dryers, room safes, and daily cleaning.
The shared rooms are no less luxurious and beautiful than the private rooms. Each shared room has a private bathroom, lovely twin beds and incredible traditional decor.
All of the beautifully decorated shared rooms feature high quality, comfortable mattresses and pillows, and our ensuite bathrooms have luxurious towels. Additionally amenities include a complimentary delicious daily breakfast, free wifi throughout, hair dryers, room safes, and daily cleaning.
Welcome to Marrakech!
Get comfortable and relax after a long trip at the stunning Maison 28 with fresh juice and snacks. Get to know your fellow travelers and begin to acclimate to the incredible beauty of Marrakech.
The first few days will be spent soaking up the sights and sounds of the Marrakech Medina, enjoying a beautiful historic tour of the souks and Medina and enjoying meals on rooftop patios overlooking the city.
We will have several inspiring studio days in Marrakech, learning to ice dye and getting comfortable and inspired to be working in our sketchbooks.
After a few days in the city it will be time to head to the beach for a few days. We will enjoy camel rides on the sand at sunset and beautiful meals by the ocean.
After a few days at the beach our group will return back to Marrakech for more studio time, museum visits and of course more shopping!
Several free afternoons and mornings have also been worked into the itinerary so there should be time to explore, try one of Marrakech's hammam spas, or to just relax.
Full and detailed itineraries as well as FAQs and packing suggestions will be provided after booking.
All participants must be fully vaccinated and provide documentation against Covid-19 to attend the retreat
If there are Covid-19 related travel delays or cancellations, all deposits are fully transferable for a trip at a later date.