Experience the magic of exotic Marrakech along with Melanie Royals and an exclusive group of "Peacock Painters". This will be our 4th (and possibly final!) trip to stay and paint at Peacock Pavilions, a chic and charming boutique hotel designed and built by Maryam Montaque of My Marrakesh and her husband, architect Chris Redecke.
Each trip has been a unique adventure in creating art while enjoying fine dining, sightseeing, souk shopping and more. We have enjoyed amazing visual and sensory treats, as well as the hospitality that only Morocco can provide. Please take a moment to view the inspiring video below to see highlights of past project trips and a preview of our upcoming trip!
This 10 day/10 night trip will have us residing for 5 nights at lovely Peacock Pavilions while we complete our painting class and projects. We will then transfer to the heart of the Medina to experience the city of Marrakech close-up while staying for an additional 5 nights in an exclusive private residence, La Maison du Tresor.
Our painting class and projects will include stenciling on a new tent floor, fabric and fixtures, as well as some custom furniture pieces. We will also create verre eglomise (reverse gilded glass) tiles for a fireplace surround.
Click here to downloadand print the 4-page flyer that gives you all the exciting details of this amazing opportunity!
Space is limited and we are already half full! Don't delay! Save $200 and pay only $2990 on your $3190 registration fee when you pay in full by July 31, 2011. Airfare not included
Some quotes from past Peacock Painters...
I wish that I was better with words. Looking back on this trip I feel…..soulful, exotic, sensuous, enlightened, and peaceful, to say the least. –Gwen Ware
The main cultural difference that sticks out in my mind is that they still care for other people. They are not trying to get ahead in the frenzied sort of way that Americans do. I was blown away by their gentle spirit. They weren’t just kind to us, they were kind to the homeless and anyone that crossed their path. They truly believe that it takes a community to raise a child. –Robin Johnston
The trip to Morocco was akin to a 'magical, mystery tour'...it became a rich life experience that moved and inspired us all beyond what we anticipated before our departure. The art and architecture was so exotic, rich and layered with character and timelessness. Everywhere I swiveled my head was a visual feast....I felt like a bobble-head doll! All I could to do was look all around with wide eyes and smile. Morocco was a place to glean many ideas and inspiration for our work as decorative artists. All of us came home with a slight swagger and deeper sense of style. From the daily life, to the swanky restaurants, to the very special home of dear Maryam, Chris, Tristan, and Skylar with snow-capped mountains off in the distance....everything struck me as extremely beautiful. One day, I stood in the middle of the Jmaa el Fna square...slowly rotating 360 degrees....intoxicated by the sights, sounds, and smells. I felt in the midst of a dream; snake-charmers, belly-dancers, tribal drummers, spicy smoke swirling around late afternoon sun rays...then the prayers and chants from the mosques filled the air. –Heather Bruno
I love a trip with a group of women because it doesn’t take long to find something you love about EVERY one! I will always have a warm place in my heart for this group: talented, silly, and adventurous. –Cynthia Davis