Courses

Discoverthe essence of Cracow with Alex Hillkurtz

With Alex Hillkurtz

At Poland

17 March - 22 March, 2023

Explore the beauty of Krakow with pen and watercolour. World famous artist and instructor Alex Hillkurtz will show you techniques and methods that help you to create your own lively and atmospheric art. Learn to find your individual style and fill your sketchbook step by step. Inspired by the charm of the unique scenery of Krakow you will be able to capture your travel memories with brush and pen. Polish culture has the place in history, but it is still evolving, combining old traditions with modern sensitivity. If you are interested in art ,culture, architecture we invite You to a 5-day stay in southern Poland where we discover the essences of this beautiful town, together with the opportunity to combine passion for travel with a passion for sketching. Thousand years… The roots of Poland date back to the turn of the first millennium, leaving thousands of years of action, kings and castles to discover. Lovers of the history of World War II are well served. Poland tragically found itself in the midst of this epic struggle, and monuments and museums devoted to its struggles - and the extraordinaryrvival of Poland - can be seen everywhere. Krakow - the former royal capital is a living laboratory of architecture over the centuries. Admired by artists all over the world. The almost perfectly preserved Gothic core proudly bears the outlays of the Renaissance,Baroque and Art Nouveau, a record of flavors that has evolved over the centuries. Food warming the heart If you feel the need to cook well at home, just like your grandmother did, you've come to the right place. Polish food is based largely on local ingredients such as pork, cabbage, mushrooms, beets and onions, combined in a simple and refined to perfection. Regional specialties, such as duck, goose and trout, make things boring. When it comes to sweets, it's hard to imagine a more favorable place. Cakes with cream, apple strudel, pancakes, fruit dumplings and a special ice cream mania can skip the main course and jump straight to the main event. Alex will choose the most suitable and inspiring subjects to paint . Each session will cater for varying standards of ability and confidence, and you will be stimulated throughout the workshops by stories and demo sketches to make the experience more rewarding and stimulating.

Course Highlights

  1. Instructions and lessons by Alex
  2. Intensive painting time
  3. History , culture and food experience
  4. 1 day Wroclaw day tour :)

Day by Day Workshop Schedule

  1. Day 1: Our workshop start from 4pm-When You arrive to the hotel :check in, time to relax, followed by a welcome dinner in a traditional Polish restaurant with day to day with Alex an Karolina
  2. Day 2: Breakfast at 9:00am, followed by a first instructional session with Alex . Lunch on your own. An afternoon sketching session in the old town with Alex . Dinner in a restaurant at 7pm.
  3. Day 3: Wrocław- He we come! Wroclaw is one of the oldest and most attractive Polish cities, situated on the Oder River with 12 islands and 112 bridges including the Grunwald Bridge built in 1910, which used to be the longest suspension bridge in Europe. The city is rich in remarkable works of art and architecture. After early breakfast in the hotel ,we will walk to the train station – 3h train to Wroclaw. Session upon arrival , Group lunch -best pierogi an craft beer! Afterwards time on own to explore and shop, back to Krakow at 7pm , Dinner in the restaurant .
  4. Day 4: Breakfast at 8.30am,followed by the Krakow’s Jewish Quarter—Kazimierz .Group walk together with the guide explaining the history of this part of town that has been the heart of the city’s Jewish community since medieval times. Traces of its turbulent past remain, but today it’s reinvented itself as a thriving cultural hub, where historic synagogues and museums sit side by side with art galleries, cocktail bars, bold street art, and vintage boutiques.Sketching session with the Teacher , Lunch on Your own .Dinner in restaurant 7pm.
  5. Day 5: Breakfast at 8.30am, followed by the walk to Wawel castle with the guide explaining the history of the castle. After a session with teacher capturing the favourite corner of the Wawel. Lunch in local restaurant after session. Afternoon You’ll have free time to do last shopping , Late in afternoon we will create a little art share gallery followed by dinner in a restaurant at 7:00pm.
  6. Day 6: Breakfast and Departure.

Course Cost: 2199 Euro

This workshop is being arranged through followtuscany.com.Karolina will follow up on allquestions about the workshop, accommodations, activities, coordinate arrivals and departures, food issues and all other details.Karolina willhandle all booking arrangements, all enquiries, and receive the payments of deposit and balance from the students directly. Contact: Karolina Lenart

Email:followyoursensesintuscany@gmail.com

Web: followtuscany.com

Telephone: +39 3455809974 or +48 880876413

To book your spot we require : 500Euro of deposit.

Included in the cost of your workshop in Poland:

-_Accommodations in Krakow Old Center

-All tuition fees

-All excursions, entrances, activities

-Breakfasts,Lunches,Dinners in restaurants.

-Local transportation.

Exludes:

-Flights to and from Kraków

-Airport transfers

-2 Lunches on own