This all woman retreat was amazing. The venue was delightful and we explored the process of creating an art piece with the idea of understanding the parallel with the level of creativity that is required from top leaders.
Experience the Joy of Art in the Heavenly
Gardens of Temenos, McGregor this spring
1 amazing experience
Come and enjoy a weekend with Joy Truscott as
we delight in the serendipity of watercolours in the sanctuary gardens of
Temenos this spring
October 28th to 30th, 2011
Bring your water colour art supplies for a wild and wonderful weekend of creative bliss.
The package is priced at R2 571.83 per person and this will give you access to inspired tuition and guidance in the sanctuary gardens and meditation spaces of Temenos. It includes a welcome dinner meal, breakfast buffet each morning, teas and scones during the course of the day and the option of a “workshop dinner menu” at the very affordable rate of R80 per person. Accommodation includes Friday and Saturday with Sunday evening included free of charge, courtesy of Temenos. Shared or single accommodation is available.
Pictures from the weekend
Suggested Materials List
1 x 1 inch flat brush 1 x 2 inch or 3 inch pastry brush
1 x size 10 round brush Container
1 x size 6 round brush Spray bottle
1 x size 3 round brush Paper
towel or tissues
1 x 1 inch rigger/liner brush 1
Pencils – 2B, 4B, 6B 1
eraser (kneaded rubber eraser)
One large sketch book.
Daler-Rowney make an A3 220g/m2 acid free pad in heavy cartridge paper
297 x 420 mm, that is marvelous).
Another good pad is made by Croxley and has a spiral binding and a
sketched girl’s face on a yellow background.
Watercolour palette, bigger is better. (The lid of a plastic paint drum works well). If you cannot find what you need, just bring a couple of plastic plates for now.
Board for stretching paper. I have some boards that I have found to be marvelous and they are not heavy and I have some for you to purchase if you care to try this method. (Approx. R40.00).
Watercolour paper. There are so many varieties and prices. Try to purchase
the heaviest paper that you can afford, nothing less than a 300 gram, and no
tinted papers. I no longer like the Bockingford make as we have had some real disappointments with this paper. You may also find a pad with sample papers.
This is a good way to experiment and find out what you like best. Pads that are 15 x 20 inches or 14 x 10 or 16 x 12 are good sizes to begin, but try not to get smaller than that
initially. Some makers of paper also make blocks, where the paper is glued down and supposedly already stretched. I don’t like to use these and always take the paper off anyway. If these are cheaper, go ahead and buy them, in this way and you can experiment to see what works for you. I have had more consistent success with, Montval and Daler Rowney Aquafine paper which is in the cheaper range.
I prefer tubes of paint. Winsor and Newton are good buys. It is a good idea to purchase the best quality paints you can afford. The colours can be a disappointment for you if you go with the cheap boxed colours as they are not true and cause
more frustration than anything. It is better to just buy a few colours at a time and gradually build up your supply. The following colours are the basics, get the ones with the * first if you intend building up your collection gradually. After this you might like to experiment with other colours. Some paints are marked as “hue” these are usually fine for the beginning.
|* Alizarin Crimson||Rose Madder|
|Cadmium Yellow||* Lemon Yellow|
|* Yellow Ochre||Burnt Umber|
|* Ultramarine Blue||* Prussian Blue|
|* Cobalt Blue||* Cerulean Blue|
|Aureolin Yellow||* Sap Green|
|Indian Red||Raw Sienna|
| Chrome Orange /
Joy 079 180 7639 or email@example.com to reserve your space.
Baviaans is the ideal retreat location for function, seminars and trainings. This is also a beautiful venue for art retreats. All training and workshops are specifically designed to meet the requirements of the client. Tell us what your learning needs are and we will endeavour to make this a function / getaway / retreat that will be remembered and worthwhile.