ART OF LEARNING
Exceptional paintings and sculptures decorate the walls of many hotels: learn more about them or discover how to create artwork of your own.
La Residencia is famed for its collection of modern art and its close association with local artists who exhibit in its Tafona Gallery. New this year is a fabulous sculpture garden at the hotel curated by its Sculptor in Residence, Juan Waelder, who joins Artist in Residence Alan Hydes. As well as discovering art, guests can learn to paint, draw and sculpt at classes with these two experts.
Cape Town has a thriving art scene, as showcased everywhere from the South African National Gallery to local spaces with great contemporary works. Let our experts guide you to the all the best places, where you can discover exciting collections from old and modern masters. Don’t miss the big names that have established South Africa as a major force on today’s international art map.
Ubud is known as Bali’s cultural heart and many visitors come specifically to absorb aspects of the arts that flourish here. Courses in dance, music, painting, batik and Indonesian cooking are all available. Children can learn leaf weaving with local youngsters or how to make their own kites. The onus in Ubud is on personal discovery and creativity, whatever your age.