Painting and Drawing Week, June 2017

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

18th – 24th June 2017.

Conducted by Loet de Wolf and Mark Schalken.

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

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. Let your work be an adventure whose outcome is not predictable and let whatever you feel happen.

Let yourself go into the energy and the interaction between people, the special surroundings, and what is happening on paper in front of you. Even if you have not previously painted, you are welcome. The artists Loet de Wolf and Mark Schalken will give advice and stimulate discussion with you and the group about what you are doing.


  • 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.

From a participant in last year’s course:

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.

Mark Schalken is a designer and visual artist. He was a participant in 2013 of “Buddha in the Line“.

He has published several books-including “What’s happening: A Cartoon creativity and compassion.”


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 €490, including meals and accommodation. Please pay the full amount at the latest by the end of May 2017 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:


Comments are closed.