September 11-24, 2020 – Winnie Givot
A painting retreat. Watercolor Journaling in Lisbon (Sintra & Obidos), Portugal.
In and around the city we will take many different forms of transport including metro, trolleys, tuk tuks, escalators, train, bus and, of course, walking. There is even an elegant 19th century outdoor elevator which carries passengers up and down between districts.
Lisbon, built on 7 hills, is delightful. The architecture is charming, and tiles typically cover walls, most creating wonderful patterns and others creating remarkable paintings. Painting places include the Castle of St. George, Viewpoint de Santa Luzia, Torre Belem, Praça Comerçao, Mercado Ribeira and the world class Museum Calouste Gulbenkian. The Cathedral of Lisbon and Monastery of Jeronimos are other amazing places. From Lisbon we will take day trips to elegant Sintra and sweet Obidos.
In the mornings Winnie, will teach, demonstrating and giving individual help. Most afternoons will be free for rest, relaxation, exploration and painting. In the evenings we will eat meals specially prepared for us at nearby restaurants.
This is an opportunity for art immersion. One delightful aspect about a journal is the ease of carrying it with our supplies in one not-very-big bag so that we can easily draw and paint anywhere, playing with color and writing, page embellishments and composition, while connecting with the beauty before us. There will be lightheartedness and musings in our journals and our days.
The prerequisite for coming on this painting retreat is a willingness to create a watercolor journal. Whether you are a skilled painter or a beginner, this will be a delightful and inspirational experience.
COST: $4600/person double occupancy.
Singles available: $660 supplemental charge.
INCLUDES: lodging, breakfast and dinner, workshop transportation and art instruction.
EXCLUDES airfare, insurance, lunches, personal expenses, art supplies and lunches.
A deposit of $1400 sent to Winnie Givot reserves your place. Balance due by June 15, 2020.
Refund policy: If Winnie cancels the workshop you will receive a full refund. If you cancel before March 15, 2020 there is a cancellation fee of $300. From March 15 to June 15, 2020 the cancellation fee is $600. After June 15, there is no refund.
HOW TO REACH IN LISBON:
All major airlines fly to Lisbon Airport, Portugal.
Adriano and Yumi are glad to help with flights or other arrangements if needed.
Call or email for information & registration:
Yumi Phone: (+39) 339 7757 062
Winnie Phone: (+1) 541 548 5440