Suzanne Northcott

Morrocan Muse: Travel Journaling - Mixed Media
Marrakesh, Morocco

April 21 - 28, 2012

A trip to Morocco in North Africa while journaling with Suzanne Northcott is the perfect opportunity to encounter and absorb this rich, colourful, exotic place through the lens of self-reflection and expression with a teacher whose reputation for generosity and wisdom is matched by her capacity for fun. 


Sketchbook journaling invites levels of response and expression: from quick and playful pen and watercolour impressions, capturing the atmosphere and life around you, to mixed media and written pages that may contain deeply personal responses to your experience, insights, dreams and ideas. 


  images - Suzanne Northcott: Spain 

Time spent drawing and reflecting when you are traveling invites a kind of presence that illuminates the moments you are recording. When you return home, you may know a little more about yourself and you will have a real record of your experiences: tastes, colours, feelings and impressions, an unrepeatable treasure. 

Our journey will include roaming the medina and shopping in the souks, visiting the Jardin Majorelle – where giant palms and couture-elegant cacti are backed by flashes of brilliant blue ceramic - experiencing the beach town of Essaouira, museums and absorbing the soul and fabric of Moroccan art and culture. 

We will also visit the Jemaa el Fna at night – a magical, almost mystical experience and be part of  the extraordinary spectacle with snake-charmers, Berber dancers and groups of musicians, wander through the souks sketching and observing the sites and sounds of Marrakech.



 images: Andre Pipa

The group will be staying at Riad Majala which is located in the district of Mouassine and within minutes of the Jemaa el Fna. 




Suzanne Northcott has traveled extensively, taking groups of students to Italy, Spain and Mexico for over twenty years. She is a sought-after lecturer and respected instructor; as a workshop leader Suzanne often combines international cultural excursions with painting and yoga instruction. Suzanne is a certified Hatha Yoga instructor and has been a guest teacher at UBC, Capilano University, York University, Trinity Western University and the Langley Fine Arts School.

Website – Suzanne Northcott 
Blog - Suzanne Northcott

This workshop includes:

  • 4 day workshop with Suzanne Northcott
  • 7 nights accommodation at Riad Majala in Marrakesh, Morocco
  • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners including final night dinner and cocktail party.
  • Day trip to the seaside village of Essaouira
  • Moroccan cooking workshop
  • Daily yoga
  • Airport transportation to and from Riad Majala

You will be sent a list of supplies to bring upon registration.

Workshop is limited to 10 people.

Fee: $1795.00 - airfare is not included 
Deposit: $900.00 - due when place in workshop is confirmed. 
Final Payment of $895.00 due February 15, 2012 

Due to location and planning involved there are no refunds for this Ace Camp.