29 October – 8 November 2018

Rabat – Fes – Volubilis – Chefchaouen – Rabat

Renowned artist Wendy Sharpe will lead a 10 day Painting Tour in the glorious North of Morocco. Starting in the capital, the Imperial City of Rabat, we begin our painting adventure in the ancient Oudaias Kasbah at the mouth of the Bou Regreg River on the Atlantic coast. Next the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis en route to Fes, the oldest Medina in the Islamic world and then north to the famous ‘blue city’ of Chefchaouen in the Rif Mountains.

One of Australia’s most awarded artists and a generous, experienced teacher, Wendy will be a wonderful host for this tour. The focus will be on the medium of gouache, exploring a working method that is fresh and immediate, responding to your surroundings by working directly from life. Reviews and critiques of the works and evening discussions will be a time to share ideas as we travel together and learn about Morocco.

Primarily an immersive, cultural holiday we explore the rich and complex history and contemporary life of Morocco, staying in the most comfortable traditional guesthouses, enjoying the extraordinary delights of local food and hospitality. Traveling with a small group of like-minded people the program offers an innovative and creative way to explore a new place that is stimulating, supportive and safe. Partners are also welcome to join the tour and will be well catered for.


With a long list of major prizes including the Archibald, Sulman and Portia Geach Memorial Prizes and various overseas residencies in Paris, Egypt, Mexico and Antarctica, Wendy is one of Australia’s most awarded artists and was commissioned by the Australian War Memorial as an Australian Official Artist 1999-2000, the first woman since WW2.

Wendy lives and works between Sydney and Paris, has always loved travelling and has been to Morocco many times before to draw and paint. She is a generous, supportive and experienced teacher, with experience at all levels from hobby classes to post graduate university. However, for the last 10 years Wendy has only taught ‘when it is really special’ – like our tour to Morocco!

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works by Wendy Sharpe
from the 2015 & 2016 PAINTING TOURS

from the 2015 & 2016 PAINTING TOURS with Wendy Sharpe