March 8 – 20
with Shary Bartlett and Mark Glavina
Enjoy the warm Peruvian sun and explore your creative flair, learning the enchanting art of encaustic. This ancient medium, using molten beeswax, is a perfect partner to Peru’s historic Incan Empire, stunning landscape, arts, and local colour. We will hand-alter photographs taken on our cultural explorations of Macchu Piccu, local galleries, architectural wonders, and Peruvian gastronomic and fine arts, learning how to pour, carve, and colour sweet-smelling beeswax to create mixed media photographic paintings.
Suitable for both new and experienced artists. Includes all art materials, except substrates (boards).
Join Shary Bartlett and Mark Glavina in one of the most magical places on earth. Whether you’re working on encaustics or photo alterations with Shary from our hotel studio in the Sacred Valley, or drawing and painting in the streets of Ollantaytambo and Cusco, this trip will inspire your creativity and ignite your passion for making art on location.
Our tour begins with an overnight in Lima before a short flight to Cusco and onto Ollantaytambo, where we board a scenic train, which winds its way along the Wilcamayu River to Aguas Calientes, our base for discovery of the crowning jewel of Peruvian Archaeology, Machu Picchu: “Dwelling Place of the Gods” in the Inca Quechua language. After experiencing this jewel of Peruvian history we return to our hotel in Ollantaytambo in the heart of the Sacred Valley. We spend the week enjoying the people, communities, and physical beauty of the Sacred Valley as we gather inspiration for our workshop in the comfort of our hotel lodge on the banks the Urubamba River. From here we discover the circular terraces of Moray, the ancient salt works of Salineras, and the spectacular ruins of Ollantaytambo. After our time in the Sacred Valley, we then return to Cusco for a few low-key days to draw and paint the sights and streets of the colonial center, including Cathedral Santo Domingo, before our return flight to Lima and back home. Extension tours are available to Lake Titicaca, Araquipa, or into the Amazon for a jungle tour.