Francais Deutschland Espana Italiano International European

Painting in Morocco with Adebanji Alade VPROI

10th - 18th October 2020

The Artist Magazine  magazine painting holiday

Essaouira is a picturesque walled fishing town on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. It offers an intoxicating mix of exotic Arab architecture and Mediterranean-style white-washed houses with blue shutters, a working fishing harbour with traditional boats and colourful spice souks.

Painting in Morocco with Adebanji Alade VPROI

To make an enquiry please call or
complete our enquiry form

Essaouira is a place where your senses are exposed to exotic colours and exquisite architecture. The mystery behind the knarred faces of nomadic desert men and the call of muezzin adds to the magic of the place. Capture this extraordinary spice of life inside and outside the walls of the medina.

Essaouira is a picturesque walled town on the Atlantic coast south of Marrakech. It is an intoxicating mix of exotic Arab and Mediterranean architecture and a bustling market town for the nomadic Tuareg people from the desert, and an important fishing port.


The range of painting subjects inside the walled old town include sun-drenched avenues lined with palm trees, dabbled sunlit squares, meandering alleyways, secretive doorways, elegant minarets, mosques and mosaics, aromatic and colourful souks, donkeys laden with goods and much more.

Time has stood still in Essaouira and men still wear the traditional full-length and hooded burnous and women their floating jellabahs and hijab (veil). The mellah or Jewish quarter of the medina is a little dilapidated but a lovely mellow and serene area in contrast to the colourful souks and café-lined lanes. Outside the walled town are sea fortifications, dramatic rocky seascapes, miles of sandy beaches and a thriving fishing harbour to paint.




Essaouira has been a favoured place for many artists including Ken Howard, Tom Coates and Jenny Wheatley because of its diversity, authenticity, friendliness, compactness and the fact that it is the closest exotic painting location to Europe. In October the weather is normally sunny and warm with a gentle breeze, making it ideal for painting plein air.

Adebanji Alade is winner of Pinto Rapido 2013, ‘artist in residence’ for The One Show  and Vice President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. He is known for bringing a lively sketchy feel to his paintings and he has chosen Essaouira for his painting holiday because it is full of colour and sun, and has a buzz in the air.

Adebanji mainly works in oils but also acrylics, watercolour, pastels, coloured pencils, charcoal and graphite. His work is inspired by atmosphere, people and the mood created by a particular light. Adebanji is a lively, engaging and enthusiastic host artist. He will be encourage you to work with a sketch book and help you with your paintings as and when necessary. Adebanji will do demonstations on alternate days for anyone interested. This is a free-style and learn by example oil and mixed media painting holiday suitable for intermediate and experienced students.





To see learn more about Adebanji Alade’s and see more of his work  click here

Travel arrangements

Direct scheduled flights on British Airways from London Heathrow. Accommodation is in a modern luxury hotel overlooking the beach and just 5 minutes’ walk from the old town and fishing harbour. Breakfasts and dinners are included. Everything is organised for you and taken care of by an accompanying travel escort from the UK.

Holiday details                                                   The Artist Magazinemagazine painting holiday

Dates: 11 – 18 October 2020

Number of students: 8 – 12 students                                                           

Price : *£2,875.00 per person                           

           £400.00 single supplement

Price includes: Flights, 8 nights hotel, breakfast & dinners daily, host artist, travel escort from the UK. 

  • subject to available airfares in November 2019

We have been the official organiser and tailor-making painting holidays on behalf of The Artist Magazine  magazine since 1990. These are professional organised painting holidays offering the exclusive opportunity to paint alongside well known artists. 

Trip Enquiry

Name *

Email Address *

Contact Number *
(country code: ) -

Please supply your address if you'd like us to post you further information about the trip.

Address line1:

Address line2:


County / State:

Postcode / ZIP:


Please indicate if you are interested in any of our other trips:

African Wildlife Painting Safari with Hazel SoanPaint in Tuscany with Richard Pikesley RWS, PPNEACPaint the Lavender Fields in Provence with Haidee-Jo Summers ROIPainting & Sketching in Sicily with Lachlan Goudie ROIPainting in Morocco with Adebanji Alade VPROIPainting in The Holy Land with Hazel SoanPainting on the Greek Island of Hydra with Hazel SoanThe Road to Kathmandu with Peter Brown PNEAC, RBA, PS, ROI, RP

Please take a moment to tell us whether you wish to be informed of our holidays in the future or prefer not to be contacted by us again.

YES : Please let me know about your future holidays (Your contact details will be securely stored off-line and on encrypted computers.)NO, please do not send me details of your future holidays (No contact details will be retained for you.)

IMPORTANT : if you do not tell us whether you wish to be informed or not of our holidays in the future then your details will not be retained and you will not be contacted again.

Compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018

Please enter the characters presented in the following image:


It's only fair to share...Share on Facebook
Tweet about this on Twitter
Share on LinkedIn

Painting in Morocco with Adebanji Alade VPROI

To make an enquiry please call or
complete our enquiry form

Other Trips

Past Trips