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Croatia Sketching Tour with Stephanie Bower September 2021

12 September:22 September

Stephanie Bower Dubrovnik Croatia sketching 2021

POSTPONED TILL SEPTEMBER 11 IN 2022; Join us on an 11 day Travel Sketching holiday with Stephanie Bower in the sketching paradise of Croatia. DUBROVNIK, SPLIT, ZADAR, ZAGREB and with TWO DAILY sketching lessons, immerse yourself learning how to depict the ancient, historic architecture and sights of this “Pearl of the Adriatic”.

This beautiful tour has been designed especially for Travel Sketchers who love history, beauty, variety and something out of the ordinary to take your breath away.

Stephanie sketched Croatia in depth in 2019 and her dream afterwards was to run an intensive sketch holiday there as soon as possible!
This is an opportunity of a lifetime to learn from a master of design, drawing and watercolor in one of the most inspirational places in the world to sketch.
Have Stephanie all to yourselves for 10 magical days together!

Sketch such things as

  • Dubrovnik’s ancient fort
  • Emperor Diocletian’s Roman palace
  • bobbing seafront fishing boats
  • ancient palaces and picture postcard churches
  • centuries-old cobbled alleyways
  • one of the true Unesco WONDERS of the WORLD : the hanging lakes of spectacular Plitvice national park which will take your breath away.
  • the church in Zagreb where Stephanie’s father in law was baptised!

sketching tips Stephanie Bower Croatia tour

Stephanie is an award-winning, Seattle-based architectural illustrator and globe-trotting Urban Sketcher.
A popular teacher with a background as an architect, she has taught drawing and painting for over 25 years — in NYC at Parsons for a decade, as well as in Seattle at the University of Washington and Cornish College of the Arts.
She has taught at six Urban Sketchers symposiums and conducts workshops and demos around the world, from Italy to Taiwan to Mumbai.
Stephanie has a knack for explaining complicated subjects in simple, familiar terms — concepts that are featured in her two best-selling books in The Urban Sketching Handbook series, Understanding Perspective and 101 Sketching Tips and in her online classes on Bluprint (formerly Craftsy.)
The gorgeous architecture of the Croatian coast is a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of sketching and learn up-close from a master. Stephanie will de-mystify the process of perspective sketching and painting on location.
  • Where do you start a sketch?
  • How do you shrink the vast view into your tiny sketchbook?
  • And where IS that darn vanishing point?
  • You’ll also learn watercolor, using an architect’s approach to depicting spaces and painting in layers.
  • After this workshop, you will no longer fear or fake perspective, you’ll be able to sketch everywhere!

Croatia Sketching tour Stephanie Bower

Each day we have a sketch demo and sketching workshop with Stephanie as well as an orientation walking tour and then more sketching in the afternoon with some free time to do what you like in each wonderful town we visit.



Absolutely not. You will be there for the pure love of learning and sharing with a group of like-minded people and we all learn and create at our own pace. You can be a pure beginner and feel just as pleased with your output and learning as everyone else. Lovely, caring Pat will be there to teach, inspire and encourage you each day no matter what your skill and experience level. Our equipment is portable, watercolor based with some mixed media and designed to be quick, simple travel journal-style sketching to enhance your holiday

There is quite simply no more enjoyable way to travel! 



3 nights in Dubrovnik, ferry to Split
3 nights in Split
2 nights in Zadar: coach via the Plitvice hanging lakes to Croatia’s capital: Zagreb
2 nights in Zagreb

COST:  all prices are in EUROS

3,100 EUROS  per person for a couple or twin sharing
2,800 EUROS  Non-sketchers (must be sharing with a sketcher)
600 EUROS  Single supplement for solo travellers

11 days from September 12 – 22 in 2021.
The tour begins at 5 pm in our hotel in DUBROVNIK and ends on September 22 in 2021 after breakfast in our hotel in ZAGREB.

All breakfasts, 4 dinners and 4 lunches are included plus all travel whilst on tour, accommodation, entries, your tour manager and Stephanie’s daily tuition.

All accommodation is of a good 3 or 4 star standard with bathrooms for each room.
Please note: the accommodation will vary and each room may be different. CROATIA SKETCHING TOUR with Stephanie Bower Sep 12 2021 outline
Everything has been selected to maximise our enjoyment of the environment and the beautiful countryside whilst visiting amazing places, relaxing and having space and time to sketch with Stephanie and the group.

We will travel by ferry and our own private coach to our next destination and the distances are quite short.

ACTIVITY LEVEL: We will be walking everywhere to sketch. Please ensure that you are fit and able to walk up to 2 kms easily (uphill sometimes) and climb stairs without problem

Our tours are all fully-escorted and designed for affordability, fun and safety in comfortable, relaxing  conditions.
Kate is your historian and tour manager who has taken many tours to different cities and loves the region and its history and beauty. She will entertain you with fun facts and tales each day.

We cater for people who love history, food, culture and learning a creative skill – or just like to explore new places in a fun group.
Each afternoon after Stephanie’s workshop, you are free for you to amble, explore, climb, read, shop, paint  – whatever you’d like to do as we offer so many suggestions. We design activities for variety and interest and you are free to join us or take off on your own.

Non-sketchers are most welcome on this tour too if they are sharing with a Sketcher. (Please note if two people share a room with twin beds there is a small supplement as many hotels charge for a larger room to accommodate two beds.)

Even if you have never put a pen on paper to sketch anything – or if you have been sketching for a long time –  you will find this experience magic and inspirational. Our sketch Holidays suit everyone and everyone learns every day in a supportive, caring and happy environment.

You will be amazed at what you can achieve when shown how.

The bond created within the group becomes very special as everyone learns from and encourages each other in being creative. A skill and a present to take home with you for life.

* Travel insurance is a mandatory requirement for all participants on our tours.


12 September
22 September
Single Supplement:
€600 euros
PLEASE NOTE: This tour is not a confirmed departure until minimum tour numbers have been reached. We kindly ask you to contact us before you make travel arrangements for this tour.
French Fusion can cancel the tour and refund your deposit up to 5 months before the departure date of the tour.
If the artist cannot attend, the tour will go ahead and every effort will be made to replace the artist with another artist for the tour duration.
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