Il Chiostro-Upside Down: Simplifying the Landscape – Painting

DATES: 03/16/2017 - 03/25/2017
LOCATION: Cape Town-Stellenbosch
PRICE: $3,200
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Kate McGloughlin teaches Printmaking and Landscape Painting at The Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, NY, where she currently serves as President of the Board of Directors. She has been an instructor of Landscape Painting with Il Chiostro since 1998, and as co-founder of Destination Arts Creative Workshops with Dan Lipow, she teaches travel workshops for artists in the US, Mexico, Italy, Spain and Ireland.

She has had twelve solo exhibitions and has been included in over 80 group shows in the US, Ireland, and Japan, and is represented in private and public permanent collections at The Dorsky Museum, The Schenectady Museum, The Herbert F. Johnson Museum and The Woodstock Artists Association and Museum. She is currently represented by Lupine Gallery, Mohegan ME, Gallery North Star, Grafton Vermont, The Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY.

Kate McGloughlin teaches Printmaking and Landscape Painting at The Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, NY, where she currently serves as President of the Board of Directors. She has been an instructor of Landscape Painting with Il Chiostro since 1998, and as co-founder of Destination Arts Creative Workshops with Dan Lipow, she teaches travel workshops for artists in the US, Mexico, Italy, Spain and Ireland.

She has had twelve solo exhibitions and has been included in over 80 group shows in the US, Ireland, and Japan, and is represented in private and public permanent collections at The Dorsky Museum, The Schenectady Museum, The Herbert F. Johnson Museum and The Woodstock Artists Association and Museum. She is currently represented by Lupine Gallery, Mohegan ME, Gallery North Star, Grafton Vermont, The Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY.

Painting in the Field in Stunning South Africa

This workshop is currently full!  Contact us if you want to be added to the waiting list.

This is part of the new Il Chiostro – Upside Down! series which creates the mirror image of our fall workshops in Italy in wine estates in the southern hemisphere.  For 2017 it is South Africa, 2018 Argentina, 2019 New Zealand, 2020 Chile.


Kate McGloughlin’s Simplifying the Landscape Workshops help painters navigate the visual pitfalls and stumbling blocks that can make painting on location overwhelming. This course is designed to help artists streamline their approach to Landscape Painting and learn the practical aspects of painting in the field.

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Plein air subject matter on the Zorgvliet Wine Estate

In this plein air painting class, artists will experience some of the most magnificent views in the wine country near  Stellenbosch, South Africa and will work in a collegial environment with demonstrations, easel critiques and personalized attention. Each morning we will begin capturing the essence of place by creating meaningful sketch book entries, employing a system of visual interpretation using three values and three main shapes to achieve the greatest visual impact. Artists are invited to work in whichever medium they choose. Frequent discussions about design, composition, color and intention keep the class lively and informative.


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July, Hurley Flats, by Kate McGloughlin

Other Activities:

  • excursions to towns of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch
  • a Big 5 wild game safari at Aquila Game Reserve, full day excursion
  • winery tour and tasting
  • full day in Cape Town (named one of the world’s 10 best cities to visit by Travel & Leisure)
  • local cuisine meals at the lodge with our private chef

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Reenearagh, by Kate McGloughlin

Price: $3,200* p/p

* Early Bird Discount of $100 if registered by November 1, 2016

  • single supplement $600 (limited number available)

Includes:

  • Room (double or suite) with full bathroom-9 nights
  • 2 meals per day (dinner with wine and full breakfast)
  • Workshop tuition and fees
  • General activities (as noted below)
  • Transfers between airport in Cape Town and the winery venue

Departure is on morning of March 25th.

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Kate sketching on location

General Activities Open to all participants (in addition to workshop):
Most activities take place in and around the majestic Zorgvliet estate and lodge.

  • Winery tour and tasting, featuring Zorgvliet’s award-winning wines
  • Cultural lectures every evening before dinner: topics include local South African art, history, foods and music
  • Big 5 wild game safari at the Aquila Game Reserve Safari Lodge – early morning start, lunch, drinks, home for dinner
  • Full day excursion to tour Cape Town
  • Dinner in the lodge each evening prepared by our in-house chef
  • A traditional “braai” roast with local dishes and meats
  • Various topical excursions with your class
  • Special evening events and surprise entertainment, TBA

Price does not include:

  • Airfare*
  • Museum admissions
  • Art supplies, laptops or other equipment for workshops.

*Airfare is surprisingly affordable to Cape Town – sometimes even less than flights to Europe! Flight times are long, but keep in mind, you’re literally traveling to the other side of the world.

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Painting en plein air with Kate

Contact us for more information:  info@ilchiostro.com or speak to us live at 800-990-3506.

Zorgvliet Country Lodge

The Zorgvliet Wine Estate, home of the Zorgvliet Country Lodge,  is located between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek in the famous winelands valley.  The lodge is classic Cape Dutch style nestled between the mountains and the vineyards.

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Zorgvliet Country Lodge

The venue is relatively small and intimate, so we will take over the whole place and have exclusive use of the grounds during our stay.

Zorgvliet room3Rooms are modern, spacious and comfortable each with a full modern bathroom and air conditioning.

The grounds are spectacular offering vistas of mountains, lakes and the fields of vineyards right outside your door.  It is quintessential wine country with picturesque scenes in every direction.

The chef on site will be dedicated to Il Chiostro, introducing us to the best of the local cuisine and wines.

 

Airport Cape Town

Airport Cape Town

Getting to our venue is not very difficult.  Yes, from America it’s on the other side of the world, but there are many daily flights to So. Africa to choose from.

The ideal itinerary would be to fly into Cape Town.  Typically this requires a change in Johannesburg, or some other major city (depending on the airline you choose.)  One very important note:  flights to Cape Town tend to be cheaper than the average flight to Europe!  Flight times can vary between 17 and 20 hours with a change.

When you land in Cape Town, Zorgvliet Lodge will pick you up at the airport and chauffeur you to their vineyard estate (about 50 minutes away.)


 

South Africa Airlines has regularly scheduled flights

But check out Expedia, Kayak or any of the other internet sites for comparison shopping.

Africa-insetWere in the World is this?

Stellenbosch is the wine producing area just east of Cape Town, the second largest city in South Africa, which sits at the tip of the African continent.  With exposure to the sea on three sides, the area has a balmy Mediterranean climate (although the seasons are reversed – spring in Tuscany is fall in South Africa) making the conditions ideal for growing grapes for wine.

The area has a wealth of sites to experience including wild animal safaris, Tabletop Mountain, and a bounty of indigenous cuisine to sample.

StellenboschStellenbosch Town (20 minutes distance)

This beautiful little town, roughly an hour from Cape Town and 15 minutes from the Zorgvliet Estate, lies surrounded by the Stellenbosch Mountains in the Jonkershoek River Valley in one of the most picturesque settings in the Cape.

The second oldest town in South Africa has fondly been called ‘Eikestad’ or city of oaks and its streets are lined with some of the most beautiful surviving examples of Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architecture in the Cape. Dorp Street is a national monument and taking the time to walk around this cosy old part of Stellenbosch, with its secluded lanes, water furrows, cosmopolitan restaurants and coffee bistros, with superb views of mountain, vineyards and orchards, is an idyllic morning venture.

FranschoekFranschhoek Village (10 minutes distance)

The French corner of the Cape, Franschhoek lies in one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the world, just 45 minutes’ from Cape Town and 10 minutes from Zorgvliet.

This traditionally French town is the food and wine capital of the country and one would be hard pressed to dispute the claim. Eight of the top 100 restaurants in the country are found in Franschhoek, there are nigh on 30 wine cellars and over 28 restaurants from which to choose for your gastronomic experience. The Franschhoek valley has recently launched a Cap Classique route that includes nine cellars, within a distance of 4 km, in a combined marketing initiative. The sparkling wine tour includes teaching visitors about the methods of making Cap Classique in a unique attempt to add value to wine consumption.

Cape Town-aerialCape Town (50 minutes distance)

We will organize a full day’s excursion to this world-class city. Cape Town is a stylish port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. Slowly rotating cable cars climb to the mountain’s flat top, from which there are sweeping views of the city, the busy harbor and boats heading for Robben Island in Table Bay. The notorious prison that once held Nelson Mandela is now a living museum.  Points of interest include:  Table Mountain, Robben Island, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.  There are also wildlife preserves and game lodges within easy reach of Cape Town.

Travel & Leisure named Cape Town one of the 10 best cities in the world to visit:

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