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Exclusive
JD Art Retreat 
with Kate Jenvey

Connect & Create

Join us on this first ever JD Exclusive Art Retreat with Australian Wildlife & Equine artist Kate Jenvey here in the magical surroundings of Joseph’s Dream Stud and the inspiring atmosphere of our Sandwerf Retreat! 

 
 3 weeks package hosting 10 days Art Course with Fine Artist Kate Jenvey and intensive 5 days Etosha Wildilfe Safari together with Kate plus 5 private JD horsemanship lessons included!

 

Location: Joseph’s Dream Stud, Retreat Farm Sandwerf, Namibia 

Dates: 04 - 25 June 2023

Price: € 4500.00

 

(Including Accomodation & Full Board at Sandwerf, Daily Art Sessions, private Horsemanship lessons, 5 days Etosha Lodge Safari)

The Art classes will focus on the medium coloured pencil and graphite and cover the topics Equine & Wildlife!  

Retreat Details

 

Learn from the best in the most positive and inspiring surrounding possible! The African sound, light and natural wildlife is an inspiration on its own but here at JD we are adding our tranquil retreat atmosphere, lots of diverse and unique coloured equines, all the comfort and our unique creative flair and atmosphere to your inspiration! 

Join us on this unique opportunity to learn from world-renowned Wildlife and Equine artist Kate Jenvey how to sketch and draw horses and wildlife! Learn how to use graphite and coloured pencil professional. Find out how to sketch surrounded by life animals and also learn how to best take reference photos and to draw from your photos that you take yourself together with Kate! 

In your private horsemanship lessons you will learn how to live and communicate force-free and in harmony with horses/animals (you can also choose to work with the miniature horses or mini donkeys or our adorable Alpacas.)

 

The heart of this retreat is an intensive Etosha wildlife Safari. You will leave Sandwerf for 5 nights and enjoy your stay in the stunning Etosha Safari Lodge (price includes single twin-room occupation, breakfast, dinner buffet and 3 full day game drives with snacks & park fees). Now the wild journey begins and its time to observe and take it all in! Sketching with Kate from the open game drive vehicle and capturing as many reference photos as possible! The Etosha wildlife scene is simply stunning and abundant! And everyday there is something new, precious and exciting wildlife scenes to discover!

 

Make friends and memories for life in this exclusive offer for 2023 and don’t loose out on this super unique opportunity! We only take a limited number of 10 participants for this special Retreat! 

You can now book this CONNECT & CREATE Retreat with Kate Jenvey with us at: info@josephsdreamstud.com 

(25% deposit required with booking, 25% due by 31st December 2022, 50% due 30 days prior to arrival. Cancelation policy via email on your booking request.)

 
Detailed Schedule:
 
Week 1 Sandwerf -  Equine Art Classes:
  • 8:00  Breakfast to the sound of our beautiful African birdlife 
  • 9:000-13:00 Daily Art classes With Kate from Monday to Friday 
  • 13:00 -14:30 Lunch Break 
  • 14:30 - 16:00 Practising with Kate or private Horsemanship lesson 
  • 16:00 - 18:00 hours of the magical light... private time! 
  • 18:00 Dinner
Week 2 Etosha - Intensive Wildlife Safari:
  • Monday departure to Etosha Safari Lodge
  • Tuesday Full Day Game Drive Etosha Nationalpark (9 hours) 
  • Wednesday Full Day Game Drive Etosha Nationalpark (9 hours) 
  • Thursday Full Day Game Drive Etosha Nationalpark (9 hours) 
  • Friday departure back to Sandwerf 
Week 3 Sandwerf -  Wildlife Art Classes:
  • 8:00  Breakfast to the sound of our beautiful African birdlife 
  • 9:00-13:00 Daily Art classes With Kate from Monday to Friday 
  • 13:00 -14:30 Lunch Break 
  • 14:30 - 16:00 Practising with Kate or private Horsemanship lesson 
  • 16:00 - 18:00 hours of the magical light... private time! 
  • 18:00 Dinner

Additional Program Information

Surround yourself with the healing and inspiring spirit of Joseph’s Dream Appaloosas in the silence of the African bush! Learn new techniques and sharpen your artistic skills! Get inspired by our huge variety of colourful horses living natural in a herd environment in Namibia's untouched nature and get to know our philosophy how to live with horses and nature with respect and in harmony first-hand!

Art is more than the process of drawing or painting; its a way to see and feel and live. You will feel home and at peace here with us to reach the deepest level of inspiration and flow! You’ll have time to recharge, relax and just absorb the beauty of Namibia's stunning nature, free roaming wildlife and our gorgeous horse family. 

Kate will start the first week with lessons about horse details like eyes, noses, manes, skin and hooves and then move on to the full horse; while you learn the techniques of capturing the anatomy, values and textures in graphite. Using the same concept of details and working toward the full animal, in the 2nd week Kate will focus on wildlife with you and on the application and techniques with coloured pencils.

On Saturday mornings you will have the chance to give back and becomes the teacher yourself for a small group of children from the nearby local community. (Optional) 

 

Choose from our different JD training methods your 5 private lessons included in your Retreat stay, to deepen your connection with your equine models and to expand your horizons to have a look into the equine soul... Basic Horsemanship, Clicker Training, Liberty, Trust exercises, Bodywork and co are on offer and our talented JD trainer will teach you how to truly connect force-free!

 

Our peaceful and modern shaped green village provides accomodation for you during your stay in one of our brand-new chalets with kingszise bed,  private toilet and bathroom. Our limited number of maximum 10 participants for this exclusive retreat ensures that the desired family character of the whole experience stays alive and provides the opportunity for personal attention and questions.

 

Etosha truly is a wildlife kingdom and symbol for Namibia's raw and untouched nature and will ensure your real African experience and provide tons of sketching and photo opportunities! Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to share this exclusive Etosha experience with a professional wildlife artist  travelling along with you! 

What to bring along for your art lessons with Kate: 

Graphite:
 

  • Staedtler Mars Lumograph pencils 2B & 3B

  • Mechanical pencil

    Coloured pencil:
     

  • Faber Castell Polychromos - no need for the full set they can be purchased individually. We will send you

     a  list of the colours required via email with your booking

    Extra Tools:

  • Kneadable eraser

  • Vinyl eraser

  • Sharpener

  • Soft brush for dust removal

  • Hot pressed (smooth) watercolour paper 300gsm (Arches) Approx A5 or A4 size is fine 8 sheets

  • Sketch books 1 A5 size and 1 A4 size

  • Camera or cellphone for taking you own reference photos

Get inspired! 

Learn more about Kate Jenvey, 

international acknowledged Wildlife & Equine Fine Artist!

https://www.katejenvey.com

Together we will take you on an unforgettable creative & heartfelt journey here in our little paradise on earth! 

Book your spot for your
CONNECT & CREATE Retreat
here at Josephs's Dream Stud Namibia today!  
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Additional Information

What's included:

 

  • 17 nights accommodation (singe room occupation) in one of our stunning chalets at Sandwerf Namibia, kingsize bed & private bathroom & Mini Pool;  breakfast, lunch, supper and laundry service

  • 5 exclusive Horsemanship lessons by our experienced Horse Trainer on side (Mondays - Fridays)

  • 10 days art lessons with Kate Jenvey at Sandwerf  (Monday-Fridays) 

  • 5 days Etosha Safari:

 
Day 1 departure to Etosha Safari Lodge
Day 2 Full Day Game Drive Etosha Nationalpark (9 hours) 
Day 3 Full Day Game Drive Etosha Nationalpark (9 hours) 
Day 4 Full Day Game Drive Etosha Nationalpark (9 hours) 
Day 5 departure back to Sandwerf 
  • Included during your tour: 5 nights Lodge Accommodation at Etosha Safari Lodge (private room/single room occupation of twin rooms) , Breakfast, Dinner Buffet, 3x full day game drives in Etosha National Park on an open safari vehicle and with experienced tour guide, Etosha National Park Entrance fees, shuttle from Farm Sandwerf to Etosha and back. 
     

Impressions of your Lodge and room during Etosha Safari Stay:

 

During your stay at Sandwerf: 

Accommodation:

Our peaceful and modern shaped green village provides accomodation for you during your stay in one of our unique and light chalets; each room single occupation and each room with private bathroom. Each chalet has a veranda with it's own mini pool. (See pictures below)

 

Meals:

Three meals provided by our talented chef on side are included as well as water, juice, tea, coffee - extra drinks are not included and on your own account. 

 

Extras

Transfers:

Airport Shuttle from Hosea Kutako International Airport to Sandwerf Retreat Farm: € 35.00 per person 

Optional extra Activities for the weekends: 

Windhoek & Katutura Town-tour (Day Tour)  € 75.00 (lunch included)

Additional Day Tour Safaries at neighbouring private Conservation Park (Elephants, Lions, Rhinos, giraffes and cheetahs on side)  € 249.00

(Offered by Marula Conservation Park Namibia directly; prices are subject to change) 

Extra Days

You are welcome to book extra days as an exclusive guest as extension to this course to practise your newly gained artistic skills or to (re)learn horse riding the gentle way while booking additional horsemanship lessons with us. 

Price:  € 150.00 per night

Bookings: info@josephsdreamstud.com

Or you can join our volunteer program to get involved in the daily care and training dynamics at stud. 
Price:  € 700.00 per week

Learn more!

 

Good to know

Visa:

You are entering Namibia on a Tourism Visa that you will get in form of a stamp at the airport when entering into the country

(Please note only Citizen of the People’s Republic of China will need to apply for an entry visa upfront).

 

Travel Vaccinations recommended for Namibia are Tetanus, Hepatitis and Typhus; as recommended in general for the whole of Africa. 

General Safety & Behaviour Rules and Regulations during your stay at Stud Farm apply.

Impressions of Sandwerf Retreat & Etosha National park & Kate's Art