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Painting and Drawing Week, August – September 2020 – Cancelled

August 31 @ 5:00 pm - September 6 @ 5:00 pm

From the Painting Week 2017

At the Les Gavatxes estate in the Eastern Spanish Pyrenees; in a beautiful and peaceful nature reserve near Olot.

Dates: 31st August – 6th September 2020

Conducted by Mark Schalken and Loet de Wolf.

Cost: €490, – including basic materials, accommodation and full board.

Photos by Mark Schalken

Is it for you?

If you want to work freely and be inspired by your surroundings and enter into the harmony of nature, it is for you. It is an ideal opportunity to express the beauty and energy that you carry within you through paint or ink, amid the silence of this unique place and what is happening on the paper in front of you.

So even if you have not painted before, you are very welcome, too. The artists Mark and Loet will give you advice and discuss the work with you both personally and – at the end of the day – as a group.


  • Morning: before breakfast there is an opportunity for meditation in the zendo, followed by 3 hours of intensive work with Loet and Mark at your disposal.
  • Afternoon: a lunch break, then you can work on the things you have started in the morning, or walking around, swimming, etc.
  • Evening: dinner is around 8pm.

The painting week was a real pleasure. I felt encouraged by the course and inspired by the suggestions. I appreciated that Loet involved himself in my artistic process, and gave me constructive criticism. Also it was very nice that we could work with many different materials. After the course I felt inspired and couldn’t wait to get back to my own painting.


You will stay (full board) in one of the one of the shared apartments. Bedding and linen is provided.

How to Get Here

More details on this page.


The cost for the Painting Week is €520, including meals and accommodation, plus a cleaning fee to prepare the spaces hygienically to minimise the risk of the COVID-19 virus. Please pay the full amount at the latest by the 15th August 2020 to the bank account: NL24TRIO 0197 8927 01 in the name of Kshanti Foundation, or you can pay via PayPal using a credit card or your PayPal account here:


If the cost is a barrier for you but you would still like to participate, please contact us to discuss a reduction.


If you still have questions or would like more information call us on: 0034 972192022 (preferably in the evening) or email: loetdewolf@gmail.com.


August 31 @ 5:00 pm
September 6 @ 5:00 pm
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Kshanti Foundation


Les Gavatxes
Beget, Girona 17867 Spain + Google Map