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In the realm of artistry, the workshop curated by Martin and Samantha Lee Osner offers participants the invaluable opportunity to harness creativity amidst serene surroundings. Over three immersive days, attendees will delve into painting techniques honed by the Osners' expertise, aiming not only to impart knowledge but to guide each participant towards crafting their own masterpiece.

The workshop strikes a harmonious balance between location shoots amidst Napier's scenic beauty and dedicated studio time, fostering an atmosphere of tranquility essential for artistic exploration and expression. Join this transformative journey where the serene ambiance of Napier becomes the catalyst for unlocking your creative potential.

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A Tranquil Haven for Artistic break-away

Napier, nestled amidst rolling hills and farmlands, is a tranquil haven boasting a rich blend of beauty and history. Its well-preserved Cape Dutch and Victorian architecture offer a glimpse into its colonial past, while tree-lined streets add to its inviting atmosphere. With its proximity to the scenic wonders of the Overberg, Napier provides an appealing retreat for those seeking both nature and history.

Highlights of this break-away

Artistic Discovery Beyond Comfort Zones

This workshop offers a transformative journey from photography to painting, exploring the tactile experience of brushes and palette knives with acrylics and watercolors on various mediums, while delving into brush strokes and layering techniques to merge both mediums for a unique artistic expression.

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Consider doing this Art Retreat if you ...

  • Immerse yourself in a supportive environment conducive to artistic growth

  • Reconnect with your passion for creativity

  • Explore diverse mediums and techniques under expert guidance

  • Enjoy a peaceful setting that fosters concentration and inspiration

  • Take a break from routine to focus solely on your artistic development

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Art @ Napier | Osner Gallery

A Modern Haven for Creative inspiration

As the exclusive home of the renowned Osner Collection, our gallery is a testament to the passion and dedication of curator Andre De Koker. Alongside his wife Isabel, they fell in love with the charm of Napier and are proud to contribute to its upliftment through the establishment of this remarkable gallery.

Accommodation & Meals

Participants of the art retreat will receive a curated list of accommodations in Napier, including bed and breakfasts and self-catering facilities, ensuring a seamless experience with options conveniently located near the workshop venue. While attendees are responsible for booking their own lodging, the provided options aim to minimize travel and allow full immersion in the artistic journey.

Additionally, Napier offers a variety of established restaurants and eateries, providing flexibility for participants to choose between self-catering or curated dining recommendations throughout the program, with a focus on light lunches to maximize studio time and accommodate individual preferences.

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Course Details

2 - 6 september ‘24

ZAR 15 800 +- US $840

Deposit 50% Balance due one month before the workshop commences

  • Day One: Welcome drinks and orientation at Osner Gallery, followed by an initial shoot.

  • Day Two: Two studio sessions with an optional location shoot.

  • Day Three: Sunrise shoot followed by two studio sessions and an optional location shoot.

  • Day Four: Two studio sessions.

  • Day Five: Debrief and celebration at Osner Gallery, concluding the workshop at noon. Note: Schedule adjustments may occur based on light and weather conditions.

Equipment & Art Supplies

  • Camera

A DSLR or mirrorless camera is preferred, although attendance with a smartphone, tablet, or bridge camera is also welcome.


  • Lenses

Optimal lens range from 16mm to 200mm, with a macro lens being optional.

A tripod and filter are also considered optional.


  • Computer

A computer equipped with editing software is necessary for image preparation.


  • Art Materials

A combination of watercolour and acrylic paints is required, along with an assortment of brushes and palette knives.


A comprehensive list will be provided in our travel pack later.

To ensure consistency, canvas and watercolour substrates will be available for purchase during the workshop.

Additionally, a workshop pack can be ordered if you prefer not to bring your own.

Easels will be provided.

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