Sketchbook art by the lovely and amazing Suzanne McNeill – previous participant: Texas, USA

INDIA l Orchha + Gwalior: Madhya Pradesh (central India) ART RETREAT

25 September – 4 October 2020: 9 nights/10days
School Hols in most Australian states
(PD Professional Development available for Art Educators: approx 32 hours)

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We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. Joseph Campbell – Philosopher

artwork by Susan E Kwas – a previous sketchbook India participant

I never planned to go to India, I feel Mother India planned it for me. I followed my heart and intuition and when offered an opportunity to go, just said ‘yes!” My life changed as a result. From the moment I stepped into this amazing country I felt alive and inspired. 30 trips later I still feel the same buzz and even more so when I am able to share it with others.

This is a slow paced Art Tour designed to allow you to truly focus on your Art making and embrace village life..the true spirit of India


This tour is designed for artists. Therefore we will be based in our chosen locations to bunker down and make art. In Orchha we have easy access to the local, vibrant market and day trips can be easily arranged (you may go solo or go with a few of the other artists: after a few days you will no doubt have formed lovely friendships).We have plenty of options and can arrange vehicles for 1 or more of you to visit locations further afield.

This slightly shorter tour is perfect for those who may be time challenged in their everyday world and who are happy ‘just being’. Sketchbook guidance + mini workshops help inspire your inner creative muse but it is equally well suited to those who are independent and self directed. For those who wish to extend their journey we are happy to recommend other unique places.These bespoke ART TOURS are focused on creativity and off the beaten track moments that ensure a unique delivery of experiences.

Gwalior and Orchha are renowned for their exquisite temples, frescoes, colossal 9th century Jain, rock cut sculptures, the 10th century Tantric Yogini temple and warm, gentle people. Creativity is everywhere….from potters to traditional ‘Finger painters’ to sketchbook tuition.

Tour cost: $2530  based on twin share | single supplement: $415|

Tour includes: exquisite accommodation in heritage and heritage inspired hotels, all breakfasts; transport within India (according to itinerary – side trips at expense of artist), sketchbook guidance and tuition, local guides, all breakfasts and a whole lot more that is not listed and is totally unique.

Excluded: international flights;Tipping: $95 (to be paid upon arrival)
Max: 10 people means you get access to humble, life changing moments you may not otherwise experience….Please email me for more information at: catherineparkerarttours@gmail.comand visit my website:

I’d love to see you..