An “Earth-tone” Painting Experience – Southern Morocco

with Jan-Willem & Nancy Boer of the Shenandoah Art Destination


10-day painting retreat, October 15 – 24, 2023

Open to watercolor, acrylic and oil painters

All the information:

Click on each tab – Program, Accommodation, Food, Advantage and Location – to get the total feel of the 10-day program we will follow.

Each day is mapped out where we will be, what we will see and where we will stay.


Workshop Size:  Minimum of 6 artists – maximum 12 (maximum 2 accompanying non-participating spouse/partner)

Price per artist $3378
Non-artist accompanying $3078
Price per artist $3378
Non-artist accompanying $3078

Prices per person in US dollars.   Prices include meals, lodging, entry fees, and much more – a full list of INCLUDED  items in the “Ted-Travel” link above.

There are two parts to the cost:

  • $2778 each person – paid to Ted Travel
  • $ 600 each for student or $300 each accompanying – paid to Shenandoah Art Destination

Dietary restrictions are your own responsibility.

NOTE:  Artists are responsible for bringing all their own supplies, easels, chair – whatever you require.  Once your reservation is made, you will be sent a list of necessary supplies to bring with you. Keep in mind being plein-air sites, walking will be required and artist will be responsible for carrying their own materials/supplies.

Painting Opportunities:

Jan-Willem & Nancy, owners of the Shenandoah Art Destination, are teaming up with Morocco Ecoway to bring you the opportunity to travel to Morocco in the fall of 2023.  Flying into Casablanca our group will head to Marrakesh, traveling through the cities and countryside of this region for 10 days.  We will travel by air-conditioned small bus with a local tour guide who will help us experience the sights, sounds and food of this region; while stopping to paint the extra ordinary sites we will visit.

How to get there:

You will need to fly into Casablanca CMN.

About Morocco Ecoway:

Morocco Ecoway has a unique philosophy – to help preserve the Skoura Oasis; thus their promotion of eco-tourism.  2000 years ago, men had the genius to harness water that was one kilometer upstream; this precious water is still used today by farmers.  All the inhabitants using this water meet regularly to clean the canals. Friendships and partnerships are therefore created, even more so as the community must share the water; the inhabitant’s endeavor to live in harmony with nature and maintain this state between themselves.  Around fifteen types of fruit trees are present in the oasis where biodiversity is therefore rich. This space also makes it possible to irrigate agricultural areas.

The workshops in which tourists participate allows the preservation of the places around the oasis and its way of life, all the while improving it. This means that part of the money is donated to the deployment of educational, cultural and leisure projects for children and young people.  This is how the local school has been able to undergo improvements.  Of course, anyone may also make donations to help keep these projects going.


Reservation – NOTE (there are 2 parts to the payment):

  • $2778 each person – paid to Ted Travel
  • $600 each for student or $300 each accompanying – paid to Shenandoah Art Destination

To secure your reservation (2 parts/deposits):

  • click “Reserve Your Spot Today” link, check the Morocco retreat and pay the $250 deposit to Shenandoah Art Destination
  • click the “Ted Travel” link and pay the deposit to the retreat provider

Full payment is due 5 months prior to the course/May 15, 2023.  A reminder will be sent at that time.

Once full payment is received, there will be no refund for cancellation unless retreat is deemed medically unsafe and retreat is cancelled.  If minimum number of participants is not met, you will receive a refund of your deposit.

Travel Insurance: We strongly advise you to take out your own travel and personal insurance.

*Any issues with payment, please contact us.



Any questions? Call 612.221.1140


Shenandoah Art Destination, 325 Union Run, Lexington VA, USA. 24450

Established in 2010, The Shenandoah Art Destination is one of the only, art vacation retreat schools in the United States.  Home to students from all continents, the Shenandoah Art Destination offers rigorous art classes that include painting (oil and acrylic, watercolor, pastel), plein air painting, drawing, airbrush, drypoint, lino, mono printing and mixed media.
The Manors’s beautiful, 10-acre property is located in Lexington, Virginia, 50 miles north of Roanoke, VA.