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Sahara & Sea en plein air with Hazel Soan

15th - 25th March 2014

Painting people, architecture and landscapes from the Sahara to the Sea in Tunisia with one of our most popular and successful artists.




Sahara & Sea en plein air with Hazel Soan

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Sidi Bou Said for websiteLying across the Mediterranean is an exotic land that has long appealed to artists including Paul Klee and Auguste Macke. The enchanting blue and white town of Sidi Bou Said is set high above the deep blue-green waters of the Mediterranean just along the coast from the ancient Phoenician ruins of Carthage founded in 814 BC. The architecture is Andalusian in style with a mix of white angles and curves, and blue window grills and criss-crossed fretwork.
Berber village for websiteVenture a short distance inland in to the Sahel – an area of arid desert plains and mountains that border the Sahara, and one is immersed in to a world straight out of ‘A Thousand and One Nights’.  Kairouan is an important holy city and the oldest Arabian town in North Africa.  Here you will find Berber people wearing traditional dress and one of the most authentic medinas. It’s Great Mosque is a wonderful example of desert architecture. Close by are mountain villages where time has stood still and contact with the outside world remains minimal. Sidi Bou Said and Kairouan are full of wonderful surprises and will inspire you and broaden your scope.


15 – 18 March Sidi Bou Said with a visit to Carthage

19 – 25 March Kairouan with a visit to a traditional Berber village

 Kairouan Great Mosque for websiteHAZEL SOAN is a hugely talented and popular artist. She featured in the Watercolour Challenge TV series and has published many instructional books including Watercolour Rainbow, Watercolour Landscape Techniques, African Watercolours. Hazel is a versatile and marvellous tutor catering for all abilities. Her enthusiasm and energy is infectious. She will be working alongside you every day and will help you select suitable painting subjects and provide guidance on how best to capture the colour and spirit of Sidi Bou Said and Kairouan through group demonstrations.  Hazel will be working in watercolour, but all mediums are welcome. Find out more about Hazel Soan.

An oriental entrance found in Tunisia                              PRACTICALITIES

Our holidays are designed to enable you to paint without      any  worries and with the maximum level of comfort, care and attention to detail. You will be looked after by an accompanying travel director. Accommodation is in very comfortable and characterful hotels located in the heart of Sidi Bou Said and Kairouan. Direct scheduled flights and all meals are included except lunches.


     PRICE PER PERSON :         £2,395

     SINGLE SUPPLEMENT :     £    250

     NUMBER OF STUDENTS :   12 – 15




This holiday is offered in association with the The Artist & Leisure Painter magazines who we have been working offering overseas painting holidays with since 1990 with renowned artists and professional tutors.

Sahara & Sea en plein air with Hazel Soan

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