Art journaling workshop with Sally Scott at Madi a Thavha during July 2015

Art journaling workshop with Sally Scott at Madi a Thavha during July 2015

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Art Journaling is a fun, creative and deeply satisfying way to document life’s experiences. This workshop offers a unique opportunity to travel with seasoned artist, teacher and art-therapist Sally Scott to the vibrant heart of Limpopo Province.

Track your thoughts

You will visit local markets, meet woodcarvers, try your hand on traditional music instruments, smell the red earth and get the warm vibe of rural homesteads in a kaleidoscope of colours, patterns, beadwork, pottery and beautiful wall paintings of rural homesteads.The first day will take you on tour through textured landscapes rich in material for photography and thought. Here we gather material for journaling during the remaining three days of the workshop in the equally inspiring environment of Madi a Thavha mountain lodge.

Sally Scott to guide you

Sally Scott is an artist and teacher, known for her famous Red-Shoe workshops, based on the Hans Christian Anderson story of The Red Shoes.

Sally will guide you through the process of creatively documenting your personal responses to life and impressions of rural Limpopo. You will be free to use the medium of your choice. There will be instruction for basic drawing, painting and collage, with ideas how to incorporate your written impressions and ideas. With the limited time available, you will probably not finish the journal, but it will mark the beginning of a process that can keep you busy for a lifetime.

How to book for the workshop and other practical arrangements

Please find below all the practical arrangements of the Creative Journaling course: the dates, the cost, which materials to bring with and which not, the venue with directions and how to book for the Workshop. We are so excited to have Sally with us in the Soutpansberg especially since during this time we also have a major Venda Tsonga CraftArt Exhibition on display at Madi a Thavha!

Dates and times

1st – 4th July 2015. Participants who are taking advantage of the full package should arrive at Madi a Thavha Moutain Lodge in the afternoon of Tuesday 30th June and book out in the morning of Saturday 5th July Sessions will be from 9am – 4pm each day, with a break for lunch.  The outing on 1st July will depart from the Madi a Thavha car park at 8:30am


Full Package: R4750.00 (Including sharing accommodation, food and workshop facilitation) Supplement for single room: R 440.00 Workshop and lunch only: R 1900.00

Venue Madi a Thavha mountain lodge, Limpopo

The workshop will be held in the beautiful surrounds of the Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge, which is situated at the base of the Soutspansberg Mountains in Limpopo. Participants will stay in comfortable rooms and all meals are included.

How to find Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge

From Polokwane (Pietersburg) take the N1 to Louis Trichardt (Makhado). At the first four way stop in Makhado, turn left onto the R 522 to Vivo, follow this road for about 8,5 kilometers.

Just after the 100 km sign, you will see a brown tourism sign indicating Madi a Thavha. Here you turn right onto an untarred road. Follow the untarred road for about 2,5 kilometers and keep following the signs to Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge, plot 17. Madi a Thavha is located 390 km from Pretoria.

GPS coordinates: 23° 00′ 58″ Latitude  29° 49′ 38″ Longitude

Special Dietry Requirements – we cater for all dietary requirements, if you’d please let us know in advance.

Phone +27 (0)15 516 0220 / Cell +27 (0)83 342 4162  email:  [email protected]  website:  to follow us on Facebook

To Book for the Workshop

You can book the workshop by paying a deposit of 50% of the total workshop amount into our bank account.

Madi a Thavha Tourism
Standard Bank
Account no. 030444012
Branch code 052549

Cancellation terms are as following:

  • Cancellations 0 to 7 days prior forfeit 100% of the deposit
  • Cancellations 8 to 14 days prior forfeit 75% of the deposit
  • Cancellations 15 to 21 days prior forfeit 50% of the deposit
  • Cancellations 22 to 28 days prior forfeit 25% of the deposit
  • Cancellations in excess of 28 days prior incur 5% administration fee to cover banking and handling charges.

Materials to bring with

  • A blank page Journal and a pad of drawing/watercolour paper (180gsm upward). Size is optional.
  • A5 or A4 notebook for making field notes
  • Camera
  • Laptop or Tablet to download photos and a memory card/flash stick
  • Pens and pencils of assorted colours and thicknesses. Include a black fine liner or gel pen. Rubber and sharpener.
  • A stick of compressed charcoal, charcoal pencil and putty rubber
  • A can of Artist’s Fixative
  • Colour mediums: Watercolour, acrylic or gouache paint. A set of Aquarelle Colour Pencil crayons. Oil and chalk pastel sticks/pencils. Black and colour inks.
  • A small container for water
  • Paper scissors, medium size and sharp small
  • Craft Knife and cutting mat, if you have one.
  • Glue: Pritt stick, white project glue and Acrylic Gel Medium.
  • Paintbrushes: A selection of large, medium and small brushes
  • Old credit card for spreading paint
  • Stencils and stamps if you have any .Alphabet and numbers are useful
  • Stickers, trinkets, embellishments, if this interests you
  • Sponges if you have any from old tablet bottles and cosmetic cases
  • Photocopies. Printed images. Old letters. Poems. Stories. Magazine and newspaper images. Fabric scraps etc. Tissue paper, paper napkins. Gift wrap…anything that inspires and lends itself to collage. Bring magazine photos of colours and textures, bits of writing that appeal to you for any reason. Bring anything that you could add into the work that arises from your Limpopo experience.

Looking forward to meet and treat you!

One Response

  1. Elthea Schlesinger says:

    Hello Bev

    There was an update-glitch on our Website respond function and I have only seen your requests on 15 May just now.
    The workshop for Sally Scott was in July 2015! Sorry about the mishap there!

    Best regards
    Elthea on behalf of Madi a Thavha

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