Anna Rose Bain
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Welcome to the Anna Rose Bain Master-Clas 
Workshop in South Africa 

 1 - 11 May 2023 

Join us for a safe, authentic  African experience hosted by local art

organization Workshops in

SA with instruction

by master artist

Anna Rose!

Starting in the Cape Winelands amidst beautiful scenery we will spend our first day painting the South African flowers outdoors.  Anna Rose will demo and paint from life and give one on one instruction to students in this morning class.  You will have the afternoon at leisure.

 

We will then Journey inland for an exclusive experience. Painting landscapes and having a wine tasting on the way to the ostrich capital of the world. We will visit Buffelsdrift a Private Game Lodge where you will spend the rest of the day, you will have the amazing opportunity to brush and feed the Elephants on the reserve. After painting ostriches, and meerkats and viewing the world heritage Cango Caves we will further our journey to a Luxury game reserve where we will have the opportunity to view the Big Five, in their natural habitat. Our class will embark on private photos and sketching Safari in the early morning and beautiful sunset light.  May is Autumn in South Africa and there will be baby animals on view in their natural habitat.

During these excursions, Anna Rose will discuss the importance of taking references in the field, how to optimize your photography for the purpose of composing paintings back in the studio and how to combine images and life sketches to make an original studio painting from multiple references. 

 

We will journey back on a beautiful scenic drive from the game reserve to a famous winery where we will partake in a wine tasting tour, enjoy painting a model in the beautiful gardens and have a group dinner at a famous local restaurant. 

   

The all-inclusive price covers all luxury accommodations, 10-day workshop instruction and model fees,  most meals ( breakfast, most lunches, and dinner ) and all private ground transportation to painting locations including to and from the airport.

Non-painting partners and photographer friends are most welcome to join there will be plenty for you!

 

limited to 12 students

Anna Rose Bain

Anna Rose Bain (b. 1985) is a fine art oil painter and commissioned portrait artist based in Colorado. Her paintings often depict people in peaceful settings or places that evoke happiness. She especially loves painting women and children and seeks to convey all of her subjects with honesty and sensitivity.

Anna was self-taught until college. Inspired by her grandfather, who started painting at the age of 70, Anna spent her free time as a child sketching from nature and poring over art books. She studied fine art at Hillsdale College from 2003-2007, and in 2006 she took a figure painting course at the Florence Academy of Art. She graduated from Hillsdale with honours and distinguished herself as the first student in the school's history to have a solo senior show.

Anna now resides in Arvada, CO with her husband Steve and their two children. She works full-time as a fine art oil painter and commissioned portrait artist. She also teaches workshops, creates art instructional videos, and is actively involved in the local arts communities. She is a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America and an Out of State Artist member of the California Art Club. She is also a member of Plein Air Artists of Colorado and is a Signature faculty member of the Portrait Society of America. Her award-winning work can be found in numerous private and public collections around the world.

Anna's style employs a direct painting method while drawing from classical roots. She gains inspiration from the joys and struggles in her life, seeking to make the world a better place through her art. Her paintings are an expression of gratitude and an exploration of the questions one faces at different stages of their life.

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What's included?

We want your Workshop Retreat to be the best experience possible. Below is a list of amenities provided by us for every workshop. Please let us know of anything else you may need to make your stay more comfortable!

5 Star Accomodation

  • Accommodation in a king or twin room

  • Authentic, comfortable and ideally located hotels.

  • Full continental & English breakfast daily

  • Select mini-bar replenished once daily

  • Turn down service daily, including bottled water

  • Free Wireless internet (where available)

  • All Tips, taxes and Porterage charges.

  • Seamless baggage handling, delivered to your room at every hotel.

Exceptional Authentic Dining

  • Wine tastings at Private Wine Estates

  • Very special surprise dinners with professional chefs

  • Sunset drinks

  • All Breakfasts

  • Most Lunches

  • All Dinners 

  • Tea, Coffee & Snacks

Journey Highlights

  • Must-see sights, hidden gems & authentic experiences.  Find more specific details in the itinerary.

Luxury Private Transportation

  • Deluxe air-conditioned coach with complimentary bottled water.

  • Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure date from Cape Town International airport.

  • Private Safari 4x4 tours

Tuition, Mentoring & Painting Supplies

  • Tuition fees

  • Fully planned painting itinerary and plenty of free time for painting opportunities with the master artist along the way.

  • Paper Towel

  • Gloves

  • Solvent

  • Jars

NOT INCLUDED

  •  Any flights

  • Travel insurance

  • Meals and drinks not stated in the itinerary

  • Items of a personal nature

  • Visa fees

  • Optional activities

  • Travel insurance

  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

(We do have a service where you can order paints etc. in advance just send us a quick email for the info.)

Itinerary

Day 1:  Stellenbosch 

1 MAY 2023

 

COURSE ORIENTATION AND WELCOMING

Upon arrival, you will personally meet the Tour Director (Taléta).

From the airport, you will be taken to Stellenbosch to check in at your hotel.  In the afternoon you will join the welcome meeting in the hotel lobby with your fellow travellers, Anna-Rose and your Tour Director (Taléta). You will have your course orientation around the dinner table. Greet the traditional, special and delicious South African cuisine tonight at our first group dinner. 

 • Hotel: Check-in at 2 pm at RIVER MANOR *4

 • Meals Included: Dinner

 • Key Highlights: Having a traditional Braai.

 

Day 2: Stellenbosch

2 MAY 2023

 

PAINTING SOUTH AFRICA'S FLOWERS


You will have a demonstration and practical session with ANNA ROSE.                        
Autumn is on our doorstep and Stellenbosch is as colourful as it gets. 

 • Hotel: RIVER MANOR *4

 • Meals: Breakfast, and Dinner

 • Key Highlights: Painting demonstration and practical sessions.

 

Day 3: Botlierskop

3 MAY 2023

TRAVELING IN THE MORNING± 5 HOURS DRIVE, 

FREE DAY WITH OPTIONAL EN PLEIN AIR PAINTING

With the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains as a backdrop and sweeping views out over the glistening Indian Ocean below, lies Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. 

Come and share the bounty and breathtaking beauty this 4,200-hectare reserve has to offer. Botlierskop Game Reserve will ensure you enjoy a uniquely South African Safari Experience, with luxury accommodation. This gracious family-owned and privately-operated game reserve is malaria-free and home to the Big 5 (lion, leopard, black rhinoceros, African bush elephant, and the African buffalo) as well as a host of antelope, including rare black impala, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, hippo and more.

Spend a memorable day – with a range of activities from safari game drives, Game drives ( one is included), horseback safaris, pampering spa therapies, restaurant options spacious decks and swimming pools, there truly is something for everyone.

The activities on this day will be at your own expense. Except for the evening Game Drive,

 • Hotel: Botlierskop Private Game Reserve 5*

 • Meals: Breakfast,  Dinner

 • Key Highlights:  SUNSET GAME DRIVE

 

Day 4: Botlierskop

4 MAY 2023

EN PLEIN AIR PAINTING LESSON.

Wake up to the Moordkuil River meandering lazily past, your luxury tent blending seamlessly into their leafy, riverine and mountainous surroundings, offering splendid views out over the river and the mountains beyond. Today you will be going on a drive at 6 am. You will also have a practical painting session on location before lunch and a continuation of painting in the afternoon.

 • Hotel: Botlierskop  Private Game Reserve 5*

 • Meals: Breakfast, and Dinner

 • Key Highlights: Game Drive (includes snacks and drinks) or Horseback Safari ( only experienced riders) You choose 

Day 5: Buffelsdrift

5 MAY 2023

FREE DAY WITH OPTIONAL EN PLEIN AIR PAINTING.

After having breakfast we will journey to Buffelsdrift Private Game Lodge where you will spend the rest of the day, you will have the amazing opportunity to brush and feed the Elephants on the reserve. The 3 African Elephants are orphans from the Kruger National Park. Their parents were poached. They would not survive on their own and were kept alive and we are fortunate that they ended up here at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge as they are truly gentle giants and have great personalities. Elephants are very affectionate and caring animals. You will immediately experience this when visiting ours. You are welcome to ask our elephant guides as many questions as you like. We will take our painting equipment to experience painting on location.

 • Hotel: Buffeldrift 4*

 • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 • Key Highlights: FEEDING THE ELEPHANTS

Day 6: Buffelsdrift

6 MAY 2023

 

PAINTING SESSION IN THE AFTERNOON.


We will venture out on a short safari in the morning to see the many meerkats in the area. We will take sketchbooks in case there is a  possibility to sketch them from life! ​

On sunny mornings our meerkats wake up on time, but conditions such as rain and cold overcast mornings can delay the meerkats to emerge from their burrows for the morning. Meerkats prefer clear sunny mornings.  Thus, in the event of the above-mentioned weather conditions, there is a possibility that we will not see the meerkats or that the meerkat safari can be cancelled and we will go on a normal safari instead. We will visit the Cango Caves 29km from Oudtshoorn, at the head of the picturesque Cango Valley, which lies the spectacular underground wonder of the Klein Karoo. Situated in a limestone ridge parallel to the well known Swartberg Mountains, you will find the finest dripstone caverns, with their vast halls and towering formations. If you are pregnant or suffer from claustrophobia, high blood pressure, asthma or any muscular ailments, the cave excursion is NOT suitable for you. Please let us know there will be plenty for you to do instead.​

 • Hotel: Buffelsdrift 4*

 • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 • Key Highlights: CANGO CAVES IN THE MORNING PAINTING IN THE AFTERNOON

Day 7: GR Game Reserve

7 MAY 2023

TRAVELING IN THE MORNING ± 2HOURS DRIVE,

GAME DRIVE IN THE  LATE (SUNSET) AFTERNOON (Optional).

PAINTING FLOWERS

 • Hotel: GARDEN ROUTE GAME RESERVE 4*

 • Meals: Breakfast,  Lunch, Dinner

 • Key Highlights: Game Drive

 

Day 8: Stellenbosch

8 MAY

TRAVELING IN THE MORNING± 5 HOURS DRIVE, EN PLEIN AIR PAINTING LESSON

 

Back to the Cape Winelands.  This will be a scenic route and we will stop along the way for some En Plein Air Painting along the whale coast.

 

 • Hotel: Botlierskop 5*

 • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 • Key Highlights: En Plein Air Painting

Day 9: Stellenbosch

9 May

LESSON ON PAINTING CHILDREN

 • Hotel: Lanzerac 5*

 • Meals: Breakfast,  Dinner

 • Key Highlights:   Painting Children Lesson, Wine tasting

 

Day 10: Stellenbosch.

10 MAY

 PAINTING  AND PAINTING CRITIQUE 

Today will be our last full day to paint or have some relaxing free time to spend in Stellenbosch.   In the late afternoon, Anna Rose spends time with each student alone answering any final questions and giving critiques and advice individualised for each artist.

You will also have enough time for questions and the completion of your work achieved during the course and also of images of studio work you might want advice on. 

• Hotel: Lanzerac 5*

 • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 • Key Highlights: Farewell Dinner and Wine Tasting over lunch

Day 11:

11 MAY

Our marvellous adventure comes to an end after breakfast. Make sure to bid farewell to newfound friends and exchange numbers before checking out of the hotel (at 11:00). Complimentary airport transfers are available, have a safe and smooth journey!

 • Meals: Breakfast

Anna Rose Bain Master-Class tour in South Africa
When
01 May 2023, 14:00 – 10 May 2023, 14:00

Terms & Conditions

Rates are based upon single occupancy. $1000 deposit to reserve your spot. There is a discounted rate for double occupancy.

THE FULL WORKSHOP AMOUNT MUST BE PAID 5 MONTHS BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF THE WORKSHOP. WE ACCEPT NO CANCELATIONS 3 MONTHS BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF THE WORKSHOP. THE CLIENT WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TOTAL OF THE OUTSTANDING AMOUNT 5 MONTHS BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF THE WORKSHOP.

 

 

Refunds & Cancellation Policies:
  • To save your spot on any workshop, an $1000 deposit is required.

  • Deposits are fully refundable for up to 30 days.

  • After 30 days, the deposit is non-refundable.

Travel Insurance:

You are required to have your own travel insurance to attend the workshop.

 

Travel insurance is inexpensive and can protect you by refunding monies paid if you need to cancel your trip due to an emergency or interruption or cover travel costs if the workshop is canceled. You may also ask for cancellation insurance in case you need to cancel. We advise that you purchase travel insurance at the time you book your reservations as you may need to cancel before you book your flights. Each insurance company has its own policies, so you should consult with your agent to see what they cover. Workshops in SA (Pty) LTD will not be held responsible for fees or chargeback if the workshop is canceled due to unforeseen interruptions.

 

 

Discounts/Promotions:

Discounts are given to those who:

  • Spouse/Partner discount. Bring a friend.

  • Loyalty discounts to anyone who has previously booked with Workshops In SA

Food & Wine:

The retreat is catered, and you will have an excellent family-style breakfast and dinner every evening.

Food served at the estate is included in the trip cost. However, dining out during painting and sightseeing excursions is omitted. We typically plan one or two group dinners in the end and some lunches are at your own expense. Although encouraged, guests are not required to attend these meals and can make alternate dining reservations of their choosing. Meals at lunch restaurants typically cost around $10. 

Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies.

Accommodations:

Rooms vary.  Rooms are assigned in the order of registration bookings and are subject to availability. Workshops in SA reserve the right to change the accommodation location due to unforeseen circumstances but will always choose equivalent accommodation or better.  

Transport While at Your Workshop:

Transport to painting and sightseeing excursions is included.

Travel Arrangements:

Airfare is not included. You must provide your own airfare to our Workshop Retreats. We will collect you from Cape Town airport and take you directly to the estate where you will spend the most amazing 10 days of your life.

 

We will arrange a time for your pick-up and return drop-off when you have informed us of your travel itinerary. Our general pickup times are between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Depending on our pickup schedule, you may have to wait an hour or more from when you arrive. But we are always willing to accommodate within reasonable times.

 

If you plan to arrive on any day prior to or after your retreat start date or your flight is significantly delayed, you will need to make your own way to the estate. It is about 30 min away from the airport by Uber taxi. An Uber taxi may cost $ 20.   Keep our phone number handy to update us. Texting is a good option, but sometimes text has a delay when sending. If you do not get a quick reply – please call.

Housekeeping & Cleaning:

We aim to please and make this a stress-free retreat/vacation. The estate is a five-star experience with full service.

We have a staging area where we leave paint, supplies and wet paintings. We provide disposable supplies such as solvent, jars, gloves, paper towels, pastel fixative, bug spray, and trash bags.

Equipment and Baggage:

Workshops In SA highly recommend guests travel as light as possible, limiting the luggage to one checked bag and one carry-on. We do not assume any responsibility for loss or damage to personal property or any charges for excess baggage.

Medical and Health:

Guests should have a personal supply of any special medications, and for emergency purposes, we request guests to advise us of medical conditions and medications needed.

 

Workshops in SA have no expertise or responsibility regarding what medication the traveler and his/her private physician should decide necessary for safe participation in the tour. Any physical disability requiring special attention must be reported when the reservation is made.

 

As we visit national parks, historic towns, and villages, all guests should be fit enough to walk unaided for at least two hours and manage uneven stairs and occasionally steep walkways.

 

All guests must be able to carry their own art supplies to and from painting sites and vehicles. We always try to park as close to the painting locations as possible. Workshops In SA has the right to refuse or remove any traveler from the retreat should Workshops In SA determine that the traveler cannot meet these physical requirements. In that event, the traveler will not be refunded any monies.

Photographs Taken at The Workshop:

 

Use of Traveler Images Photographs and videos that were taken by  Workshops In SA during the trip are the property of  Workshops In SA and may be used in digital and print promotional materials.

 

If you do not wish to have your photograph used, Workshops In SA must be notified in writing no later than the beginning of the tour.

Release of Liability and Responsibility:

 

Workshops In SA limit its activity to delivering an art retreat with food, lodging, and ground transportation from site to site. Workshops In SA excludes all other guarantees and warranties and are not responsible for any direct or indirect consequential damages or injury that may result from the trip. The customer is completely responsible for all actions and agrees to hold harmless Workshops In SA for any accident or injury. We are not responsible for Acts of God, and the customer agrees to hold harmless Workshops In SA for any accident or injury resulting from any natural injury. Guests must be at least 18 years old.

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