Lake Ohrid – FYRO Macedonia

20 – 27 May 2018

The magical Ohrid Lake is the perfect base for our art activities.  Our focus is on plein air painting by the mirroring waters of this fascinating place.  

Experience the challenges of painting outdoors and get tips on how to adapt to difficult conditions, such as too much sun and heat and the changing light.  You have the opportunity to practise drawing and painting the many architectural subject.  You will also learn how to achieve beautiful and simple water reflections, how to simplify a busy scene.  Help from your tutor will be available at all times.  All levels welcome!  Paint in your preferred medium.  

This painting week includes a visit to a desolate mountain village where we sample some local cuisine in a traditional home and enjoy the views from the top of the Galicica Mountains.  At St Naum, we move down the tranquil Springs on our private boat and sketch by the greeny blue waters as well as around the imposing monastery. Here we’ll be surrounded by curious, feathered spectators, the resident peacocks.