Umzumbe Art Escapes

A great deal more than just a holiday

Our 3 day art workshops on the south coast of Durban in Kwazulu Natal are becoming an ever popular painting holiday for anyone who wants to have a fun break and learn how to paint in watercolours.
The Umzumbe beach art escape offers a fun filled art holiday and is suitable for all levels of experience.
Grant Wood is a master watercolourist who gently guides his protégés through a simple process of techniques which enable his students to create their own masterpieces from scratch.
From the totally inexperienced beginner to the reasonably accomplished artist, the finished paintings are always viewed with amazement and awe by their creators.

The package contents include:
• Accommodation for 4 nights, in one of our 3 comfortable townhouses within the residential complex of Pumula Woods
• All meals – Self-service breakfast, lunch, dinner and all teas
• Wine and Soft drinks
• Instruction by Grant Wood on watercolour painting techniques over a period of 3 days
• All course materials such as paper, paints, boards brushes and subject matter
• A take-home mount for your masterpiece

Dates of Workshops:
Feb 10 – 12, Windsor and Newton Art Escape Umhlanga Rocks
Feb 15 – 17, Dee Donaldson Workshop
April 15 – 19, Art Escape, Umzumbe
August 19 – 23, Art Escape, Umzumbe
October 12 – 14, Windsor and Newton, Cape Town
October 19 – 21, Hermanus
November Dates to be confirmed
Other dates will be introduced depending on demand.

Arrive Wednesday evening and depart Sunday morning after breakfast. Classes start at 09:00 and end at around 16:00 with a lunch break and tea breaks during the course of the day.

Additional features:
•  We are at walking distance to the blue flag beach
• Little Moon yoga studio is just down the road
• A swimming pool is on site
• There will also be a video evening of several famous watercolourists at work
• No travelling, all activities and accommodation are on site
• The hosts are keen cooks, so the food is guaranteed to please!
• We also speak several languages:  Italian, French, German, English, Afrikaans and Zulu
• Daily art demonstrations by Grant Wood

The accommodation consists of single and double bedrooms.  Participants attending the Art Escape are not required to share rooms unless they want to.  However, bathroom facilities are shared for some of the rooms.

Artist Sharing

R 5250
  • All inclusive 3 days tuition
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Food and Wine
  • Course Materials

Artist Single

R 5950
  • All inclusive 3 days tuition
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Food and Wine
  • Course Materials

Non Resident Artist

R 2650
  • All inclusive 3 days tuition
  • Lunches and Teas
  • Course Materials

Non Painting Partner

R 2950
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Food and Wine
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