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drawing in Gdansk (Poland)
Thu, 18 May 2017, 10:00 – Mon, 22 May 2017, 14:00 CEST
Gdansk, Poland, is a beautiful drawing location with a fascinating recent history. The German attack on the Polish military depot at Westerplatte, a short boat ride from the centre of town, marks the start of the World War II and the city was annexed by Nazi Germany in 1939. After World War II the city became part of Poland. During post-1945 era, the city was rebuilt from war damage, and vast shipyards were constructed. Gdansk was the home of the trade union Solidarity. Strikes in the 1980s paved way for the abolishment of communism in 1989, which eventually led to the demolishing of the Berlin Wall and the re-unification of Germany in 1989. Gdansk is effectively a perfectly restored medieval town and is a famous centre for amber jewellery.
The Gdansk trip is for 4 nights, staying in the heart of the old town by the river. Accommodation is in rooms for 4 people or less with en-suite bathrooms. An all you can eat breakfast is included. We can visit Westerplatte, a forty minute boat ride away along the river to the coast, and draw in the old town and at the shipyard. We have a group tutorial every evening before dinner.
Ideas come from new experience, unfamiliar places, sounds and smells. Getting outside our comfort zones and our normal familiar experience awakens new sources of inspiration and passion.
In the context of the drawing trips, I feel it is my professional responsibility to open doors of experience and help you to find personal ways of recording this experience.