Jacob Dhein













Day 1: Stellenbosch ( 16 Aug)


Upon arrival, you will personally meet the Tour Director,  resident of South Africa (Taléta).  From the airport, you will be taken to Stellenbosch to check-in at your hotel at 2 pm.  Jacob and your Tour Director (Taléta) will welcome you over drinks and give an overview of the week to come. Greet the traditional, special and delicious South African cuisine tonight on a group dinner at Blaauwklippen. 

 • Hotel: Check-in 2 pm Blaauwklippen 5*
 • Meals Included: Dinner
 • Key Highlights: Having a traditional Braai at Blaauwklippen


Day 2: Stellenbosch (17 Aug)

Founded in 1682, Blaauwklippen is the second oldest wine farm in South Africa.  Immerse yourself in a rich 350-year heritage that is thoughtfully preserved. 


9:30-12 am  Introduction to the Portrait/Figure workshop.  Demonstration of the beginning stages of a figure in motion painting.  Concepts to be covered include accurate placement, sight sizing for proportions, massing in the forms, value choices, composition, colour design and preliminary mark-making.     


1-4  pm Afternoon participants start working on the beginning stage of their figure or portrait painting working from their reference.

 • Hotel: Blaauwklippen 5*
 • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Dinner at an award-winning restaurant)
 • Key Highlights: Chocolate and wine tasting with cellar tour.  Painting Class by Jacob  9:30 - 12 am and again 1 - 4 pm


Day 3: Stellenbosch (18 Aug)

Wake up to the beautiful Blaauwklippen and enjoy the breath-taking view of the early morning with breakfast in the garden.
After having breakfast Jacob will continue his class. 


9:30-12 am Continue demonstration covering expressive mark-making, edge control, colour theory and fresh colour.   


1-3:30 pm  Afternoon participant will continue working on their figure or portrait painting working from their reference photo.


3:45-4:45 pm One hour demo of an expressive portrait from life.


 • Hotel:  Blaauwklippen
 • Meals included: Breakfast, & Dinner
 • Key Highlights: Painting Class
Painting Class by Jacob  9:30 - 12 am and again 1 - 4 pm. Dinner in town, 


Day 4: Stellenbosch (19 Aug)



9:30-10:30 am Continue demonstration refining the figure in motion and covering mark-making on semidry paint. 


10:45-12:00 pm Participants practice an expressive portrait from life. 


1:00 - 4:00 pm  Participants continue working on their figurative or portrait painting working from reference.

 • Hotel: Blaauwklippen 5*
 • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 • Key Highlights: Painting with Jacob.  Wine tasting in the afternoon.

Day 5: Stellenbosch (20 Aug)



9:30-10:30 am Morning demonstration putting finishing touches on the figure in motion. 


10: 45 -12 pm Participants will continue on their figure or portrait painting.


1-4 pm Participants finish their figurative or portrait painting working from reference.

 • Hotel: Blaauwklippen 5*
 • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 • Key Highlights: Painting class


Day 6: Buffelsdrift (21 Aug)

Today we will drive a very scenic route to Oudshoorn.   Stopping along the way at a prestigious wine farm for lunch. Once settled in at Buffelsdrift you will enjoy an experience of a lifetime. You will have the amazing opportunity to brush and feed the Elephants on the reserve. Our 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. 

 • Hotel: Buffelsdrif 4*
 • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
 • Key Highlights: Walk and feed elephants

Day 7: Botlierskop (22 Aug)


With the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains as a backdrop and sweeping views out over the glistening Indian Ocean below, lies Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. Just an hour's drive from Oudtshoorn, on South Africa’s scenic Garden Route. Come and share the bounty and breath-taking beauty this 4,200-hectare reserve has to offer. Botlierskop Game Reserve will ensure you enjoy a unique South African Safari Experience, with luxury accommodation. This gracious family-owned and privately-operated game reserve is malaria-free and home to four of the Big 5 (lion, elephant, buffalo, and rhino) as well as a host of antelope, including rare black impala, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, hippo and more. All extra activities on this day will be for your own expense. Please let us know should we book a spa treatment for you in advance.


 • Hotel: Botlierskop 5*
 • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

 • Key Highlights: Game Drive included in the price  (includes snacks and drinks)

Day 8: Botlierskop (23 Aug) 

You will be happy to spend another day in this tranquil beautiful place.  You will have the opportunity to paint the landscape with Jacob.  Today there will be plenty of time to use the spa.  Please let us know in advance if you would require a booking (spa bookings are for your own cost).



Plein Air painting

• Hotel: Botlierskop 5*
 • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
 • Key Highlights: Safari game drive included. Plein Air painting with Jacob


Day 9: Botlieskop (24 Aug)


Today after having your last optional game drive at 6 am and after having breakfast we will journey back to Stellenbosch.  Stopping along this very scenic route for lunch and optional Plein Air painting.


Plein Air painting

 • Hotel: Botlierskop 5*
 • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
 • Key Highlights:  Pein air painting with Jacob

Day 10: Stellenbosch (25 Aug)


Wake up at the Beautiful Blaauwklippen.

 • Hotel: Blaauwklippen 5*
 • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 • Key Highlights:   Personalised critique and portfolio review with Jacob, Farewell Dinner, Time to visit art galleries and shops in Stellenbosch.


Day 11: Stellenbosch (26 Aug)


Our wonderful 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 Included: Breakfast





As the organizer of the workshop and an enthusiastic working artist who loves living in South Africa, I look forward to introducing you to my beautiful country.  I am constantly inspired by and guiding you on adventures that will bring you inspiration for years to come! ~ Taléta 


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