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Welcome to the Kathy Anderson Master-Class 
Workshop in South Africa 

7 - 17 September 2023 

Join us for a safe, authentic  African experience hosted by local art organization Workshops in SA with instruction

by master artist

Kathy Anderson

Starting in the Cape Winelands amidst beautiful scenery, we will spend our three days painting South African flowers outdoors.  Kathy will demo and paint from life and give one-on-one instruction to students. 

 

We will then Journey inland for an exclusive experience—painting landscapes and having a wine tasting on the way to the world's ostrich capital. We will visit Buffelsdrift, a Private Game Lodge where you will spend the rest of the day, and you will have the fantastic opportunity to brush and feed the Elephants on the reserve. We will further our journey to a Luxury game reserve where we will have the chance to view the Big Five in their natural habitat. Our class will embark on private photos and sketching Safari in the early mornings.  September is Spring in South Africa, and there will be baby animals on view in their natural habitat.

During these excursions, you will be able to take many references in the field, and you will have enough material to use back in the studio. 

 

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

Discounted rates for sharing rooms

Kathy Anderson

"My passion for painting is rooted in my garden.  I strive to translate my excitement about the experience of growth, light, and translucent colors from the earth to my canvas.  Nature has always spoken to me, whether it is the rushing of a waterfall or the burst of new green in the Spring. I am awed by the beauty around me, and I love to share my vision through my paintings."


Kathy Anderson is best known for her unique interpretation of flowers and gardens, and intimate scenes of the landscape. Working in oils and painting mostly from life, her focus is on a strong design and movement in the painting, keeping the subject as naturally as you would find it. Her style is representational but goes a step further into reality, often depicting weeds in the garden, flowers past their prime, etc. Kathy is included in many prestigious private collections, is a master signature member of Oil Painters of America, an artist member of the Salmagundi Club NY, and is in the permanent collection of the National Arts Club, NYC. She teaches workshops in the US and abroad and has three popular videos. She was lucky to be able to call as personal friends two of our greatest contemporary artists–Richard Schmid and Everett Raymond Kinstler, both sadly deceased. She has spent countless years with each of them, soaking up their wisdom and life stories. “I see paintings everywhere-every flower, rock, tree, the dapple of light, sparkling waterfall –there’s no end to the subject matter for an artist when your eyes are always open.


Kathy believes in painting from life whenever possible and carries her paints on her frequent travels.   While she believes that a well-trained artist can paint anything skillfully, she has found the intensity and emotion in her workflow from her love of her subjects, whether still life, garden, figure, or the intimate landscape.
Kathy says, “I view the world with a painter’s eye, finding paintings in my everyday experiences and travels.”

KATHY ANDERSON BIG 5 AND FLOWER TRIP
Sep 07, 2023, 2:00 PM
Stellenbosch

Expand Your Horizons

Our Hotels
Botlierskop
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Botlierskop
CAPE WINELANDS
LANZERAC HOTEL
LANZERAC
FYNBOS
WINE TASTING
DINING
GARDEN ROUTE GAME LODGE
Garden Route Game Lodge
Garden Route Game Lodge
Sunset at GR Game Lodge
Bome GR Game Lodge
LIONS GR GAME RESERVE
BUFFELSDRIFT GAME LODGE 
BUFFELSDRIFT GAME LODGE
BUFFELSDRIFT GAME LODGE
BUFFELSDRIFT GAME LODGE
MEERKATTE
BUFFELSDRIFT GAME LODGE
SAFARI
LUXURY TENTS

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 

7 September 2023

 

COURSE ORIENTATION AND WELCOMING

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

You will be taken to Stellenbosch to check in at your hotel from the airport.  In the afternoon, you will join the welcome meeting in the hotel lobby with your fellow travelers, Kathy Anderson, 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 Stellenbosch

 • Meals Included: Dinner

 • Key Highlights: Having a traditional Braai.

 

Day 2: Stellenbosch

8 September 2023

 

PAINTING SOUTH AFRICA'S FLOWERS


You will have a demonstration and practical session with Kathy Anderson                        
Spring is on our doorstep, and Stellenbosch is as colorful as it gets. 

 • Hotel: Stellenbosch

 • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

 • Key Highlights: Painting demonstration and practical sessions.

 

Day 3: Stellenbosch

9 September 2023

Painting lesson in the morning, Wine tasting in the afternoon.

 • Hotel: Stellenbosch

 • Meals: Breakfast,  Dinner

 • Key Highlights:  Wine Tasting

 

Day 4: Buffelsdrift

10 September 2023

TRAVELING IN THE MORNING± 5 HOURS DRIVE, 

 OPTIONAL EN PLEIN AIR PAINTING

 • Hotel: Buffelsdrift

 • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 • Key Highlights: Wine tour and tasting in the afternoon 

Day 5: Buffelsdrift

11 September 2023

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: Botlierskop

12 September 2023

 

En Plein Air painting in the morning.
We will venture out on a short safari in the afternoon.

 • Hotel: Botlierskop 5*

 • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 • Key Highlights: Sunset Safari

Day 7: Botlierskop

13 September  2023

GAME DRIVE IN THE  Morning 

PAINTING FLOWERS in the afternoon

 • Hotel: Botlierskop Game Reserve*

 • Meals: Breakfast,  Lunch, Dinner

 • Key Highlights: Game Drive, Painting session

 

Day 8: Botlierskop

14 September 2023 

Morning at leisure.  Optional Game Drive in the morning. Painting together in the afternoon. 

 • Hotel: Botlierskop

 • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 • Key Highlights: En Plein Air Painting

Day 9: Stellenbosch

15 September

TRAVELING IN THE MORNING± 5 HOURS DRIVE

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: Stellenbosch

 • Meals: Breakfast,  Dinner

 • Key Highlights:  Painting together.

 

Day 10: Stellenbosch.

16 September

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, Kathy spends time with each student alone, answering any final questions and giving critiques and advice individualized 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:

17 September

Our marvelous 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

KATHY ANDERSON BIG 5 AND FLOWER TRIP
When
Sep 07, 2023, 2:00 PM – Sep 17, 2023, 9:00 AM

T's & C's

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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