Drawing/painting weekend in Vermaklikheid


Drawing/painting weekend in Vermaklikheid

January 2020/ 24, 25 and 26

Jill Trappler and Ruth Loewenthal invite you attend a weekend drawing/painting/mixed media/collage workshop in Vermaklikheid.

Jill and Ruth have worked together as teacher and “artists model” for many years. This weekend offers artists the opportunity to spend dedicated time working with an experienced model and immersing oneself in the process of image making. The landscapes surrounding this peaceful retreat will add to engaging with the visual world and translating what is seen and remembered onto paper or canvas. The intention is to work without distraction, address habits that inhibit our seeing and finding creative ways of making images. Beginners and experienced artist will benefit from the relaxed but focused sessions. The evening sessions may be spent in discussion of the days work. On Sunday evening Hannah Loewenthal will do a performance piece as a final opportunity to engage, as artists, with “form in space.”

The course fee includes tuition and model, studio rent and the Sunday evening performance.

 R8000.00 for the weekend will be divided by the number of participants. (e.g.; if there are ten participants each person will pay R800)

Up to ten participants can be accommodated. Booking and a deposit of R250 will confirm your attendance.  Contact Jill Trappler by 30th October 2019 to confirm participation. (jill@jilltrappler.co.za)

We will work with Ruth for 6 hours on Saturday and 6 hours on Sunday. It is best to arrive on Friday evening, 24th January and leave on Monday morning, 27th January.

Easels will be provided. A list of suggested materials is available.

Accommodation; a list of options is attached. Please book early as this is prime time in this beautiful area.

I suggest we have lunch together; this will be provided by Ruth and Hannah at a cost of R80 per person.

All other meals are self-catering.




Please organise your own accommodation in groups. Here is some of the available self-catering accommodation:


At Vermaklikheid Olive Farm:

Vermaklikheid Olive Farm

Hannah se Huisie

Sleeps a maximum of 3 singles (or 1 couple and 2 singles)

Spacious cottage; 1 bedroom with double bed; 2 single beds in living area, 1 inside bathroom; 1 outside shower.

See “Vermaklikheid Olive Farm – Self-Catering Accommodation” Facebook page for more details. Please specify that you are attending Jill Trappler’s workshop when you book with us.

Cost: R900- per night for the cottage.


Contact Ruth:

Email: ruth.loewenthal@gmail.com

/Call: 0631045369


Across the road from Vermaklikheid Olive Farm:

  • Laurence’s Accommodation

Main House

Sleeps a maximum of 5 singles (or 1 couple and 4 singles)

Loft room with 1 double bed and 1 single bed; downstairs: 1 bedroom with double bed, and one bedroom with 2 single beds; 1 bathroom


Cost is per person, but booking must be made as a group.

Contact Laurence for cost and further details.

Email Laurence@troyevillehotel.co.za

/Call 0833833648


Within walking distance of Vermaklikheid Olive Farm:

  • River Magic Accommodation
  • Backtrack

Sleeps a maximum of 5 singles (or 1 couple and 4 singles)

Situated 300m from the river. Private river frontage, including a jetty for fishing, swimming and canoeing, is exclusive to the cottage guests. Accommodation consists of one double-bedded and one twin-bedded en-suite rooms and one en-suite garden room outside the house.

There is an open plan kitchen/dining/Livingroom with a log fire and an outside entertainment area and braai. Guests have the use of a canoe


2) Buis Huis

Sleeps a maximum of 6 singles (or 2 couples and 4 singles)

Situated on the river frontage. There is an open plan living/ kitchen/dining room with a large fireplace. Outside braai and entertainment area on the riverfront. Sleeping accommodation consists of two twin- bedded rooms; 2 double bed rooms. One with two side beds, (called Heron’s Nest, which is above the garage overlooking the river) There is one shared ablution block (all bedrooms have a basin). The rooms in Base Huis do not lead into each other and one has to step outside to access each room. The section of the house upstairs is not available to visitors, except the balconies, overlooking the river. Guests have the use of a canoe and a rowboat (to which they may attach a small engine).


Cost is per person, but booking must be made as a group.

Contact Rob Andrew for cost and further details.

Website: www.vermaaklikheid.co.za

/Email Rob Andrew at therobandrew@gmail.com