Sketching in Morocco – Essaouira 19th-27th February 2022

February 19, 2022
February 27, 2022 (All day)


A Dream Sketching Holiday

Are you dreaming of your next sketching trip? Cast your mind to nine days in Morocco: the desert, the food, the architecture, the oases, the date palms, the people. In partnership with Morocco Ecoway, I am delighted to announce a wonderful trip, planned for September 2021.

My teaching style is to make everything approachable and to break down even complex scenes to ones all sketchers can manage, by studying just one principle per session. The aim is to produce a travel journal full of vignettes that will ignite the senses whenever you look at it in the future; the sounds, the scenes, the sights of a beautiful country.

Read on for the details!

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Event Details

Day 1


Marhaba means “welcome”.

Arrive  in  Marrakech. Participants will be welcomed by the Morocco Ecoway professional guide and driver. Departure for Essaouira by bus (17 places). Short stop to begin the travel journal.


Day 2
Let’s Go Fishing!
Today we visit the fish market in the medina. Lunch break at the fish market with fresh, grilled fish. In the afternoon we will head to the lively harbor to watch the return of the fishermen at the end of the day. Enjoy the sunset…
Overnight in Essaouira
Day 3

The Medina 

A walk within the walls of the medina (fortresses). Painting and sketching time. Lunch break. In the afternoon, discover the city and sketch in the shaded streets.

Overnight in Essaouira

Day 4

 The Souk

First excursion to the Souk d’ Had Draa, a large regional Sunday market where livestock traders and merchants do their business selling animals, clothes, unusual materials, spices, meat, fruit and vegetables, etc…  A total immersion, and a chance to take our first mint tea in a tent. Return to the gîte at the end of the afternoon.

Overnight in Essaouira.

Day 5

Closer to the Sun

The goal of today is to sketch some wonderful 15th century architecture. Afterwards we return to the for lunch, on the panoramic terrace reserved especially for us. An opportunity to have a dramatic view of the many roofs and terraces of the city.  Break.

In the afternoon we will sketch and paint on our terrace, in order to enjoy the sunset.

Overnight in Essaouira

Day 6

A Morocco Beach

Walk on the immense beach of Essaouira,  and make a panoramic sketch by the sea or nestled in the dunes. Spend the afternoon in the company of the camels and horses – and, if you wish, ride a camel!

Overnight in Essaouira


Day 7

Silent Retreat

After breakfast, early departure to Marrakesh. Enjoy the landscape and watch the goats over the argan trees. Lunch will be on the road and it will be a quiet day.

Overnight in Marrakesh


Day 8

The Red City

After breakfast you will enjoy a guided city tour of Marrakech. The morning begins with a visit to the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque, the landmark of Marrakech that has inspired other buildings such as the Giralda of Seville and the Hassan Tower of Rabat. Your next stop is the Bahia Palace where you can sketch some splendid Moroccan architecture… After lunch break, you continue to the world-famous Jemaa el Fna Square, which houses an array of food, snake charmers, local musicians, and fortune-tellers. There’s nowhere on earth like the Jemaa el Fna, the square at the heart of old Marrakesh. You will also walk through the souks and view hundreds of handicrafts.

Night, with breakfast, at the Riad/Hotel.


Day 9

Harvest  day!

You will spend the morning in the riad in order to finish your travel journal, various collages and layout of the pages with advice and guidance of the teacher.

Departure for the airport.






Terms and Conditions

Choose 19th-27th February 2022 for Essaouira or 1st-9th March 2022 for Ouarzazate in Southwest Morocco

Workshop Attendee 9 days / 8 nights All Inclusive Price to Include:

  • More than 40 hours of lessons, spread over 9 days, for a maximum group size of 15 people.
  • Airport / Hotel Transfers
  • 17-seater air-conditioned vehicle with driver
  • Official licensed guide
  • Full board and accommodation, single room, double room for couples, all with private bathroom
  • Entrance fees to museums and monuments
  • Tourist taxes to be paid on site
  • Cocktails / henna party
  • Traditional hamam

Accompanying Person 9 days / 8 nights All Inclusive Price to Include:

  • Full board accommodation, single room, double room for couples (all rooms with private bathroom)
  • Airport / Hotel transfers
  • 17-seater vehicle with driver
  • Official licensed guide
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Tourist taxes to be paid on site
  • Cocktails / henna party
  • Traditional hamam

Price does not include:

  • Round trip to Marrakech
  • Painting equipment
  • On-site purchases

Registration and Payment

Please fill out the registration form (see link below) and send it to your teacher Róisín Curé.

Total price for the workshop:

  • Workshop Participant: €3000
  • Accompanying person: €2750

To reserve your place, for both participant and companion, a deposit of €500 each is required, by bank transfer, Stripe or PayPal to Róisín Curé.

You may pay the balance any time in advance of the workshop, by bank transfer or PayPal, or upon arrival in Morocco.


  • In case of withdrawal by a participant within 90 days of commencement of the workshop, the amount already paid will not be refunded.
  • In case of cancellation of the trip by the organisers, a new date will be proposed. Any participant who cannot avail of the new date will be fully refunded of the sum already paid.
  • In the event the organisers cancel the trip with no alternative date proposed, all sums paid by the participant will be fully refunded.


Additional information


Workshop Participant, Accompanying Person