SWEDEN - Art Immersion in Stockholm, Sweden
- An Independent Artist* Trip.
Medium: Any visual arts medium
Courtesy Henrik Trygg/mediabank.visitstockholm.com
* AN INDEPENDENT ARTIST TRIP TO STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Bring your art supplies, travel sketchbook, your pens, pencils, paints, and/or writing materials for this week of creativity in Stockholm, Sweden.
Our INDEPENDENT ARTIST trips are geared towards the intermediate and advanced artist who likes to work independently, but who wants to benefit from the structure and organization of a group trip.
No art instruction is given on this tour. The program is suitable for painters, sketchers, photographers and writers.
ABOUT THIS TRIP
You will be met at the Arlanda Airport, outside of Stockholm, and we will go to our hotel in Stockholm. The first part of this trip we will stay in the city, and explore all the sights and historic areas of this beautiful city, among them:
The famous Stadshuset, (City Hall), considered one of Sweden's foremost examples of national romanticism in architecture and the venue for the annual Nobel Price Banquet. The charming Gamla Stan (Old Town) with its narrow, cobblestone streets is like a living pedestrian-friendly museum full of sights, attractions, restaurants, cafés, bars, and places to shop. Gamla Stan is also popular with aficionados of handicrafts, curious, and souvenirs. Djurgården, the tranquil island known for the Vasa Museum, featuring a 17th-century warship, and the Skansen open-air museum, which has craftspeople and reconstructed homes depicting Swedish life through the decades. Optional visit to the ABBA museum. The Royal Palace, one of the most impressive palaces in the world, dating back to the 18th century. It is one of the oldest castles still serving as an official royal residence. With over 600 rooms spread across eleven floors, it provides plenty of space today for King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. The Gripsholm Castle, which we will reach by train from Stockholm. These days the castle is a museum, containing historic paintings and works of art. The castle is located in Mariefred, a small, idyllic town named after the Carthusian monastery Pax Mariae.
During the second part of the trip we will go to the unique archipelago outside of the city. The archipelago is made up of 30,000 small islands. Many of the islands are car-free and the home to only a few hundred year-round people. During the summers, the population skyrockets. We will reach the island
by ferry from Stockholm, then we will be able to tour the town and the area, the small harbor, the local handicraft stores and we will learn about the distinctive nature of the islands, and its way of life.
This will be a unique opportunity to live an off-the-grid, Swedish island life, for a couple of days.
FACTS ABOUT THIS TRIP:
Tour: Art Immersion in Stockholm, Sweden
Trip Leader: Lo Mathews
Closest airport: Stockholm Arlanda Airport
5 days guided art excursions around Stockholm and its vicinity
6 nights lodging double occupancy
All excursions, museum entrances and other programs during the week.
All transportation including pick up at the Arlanda airport in Stockholm
Boat trips as per itinerary
Use of light-weight camp chairs
6 breakfasts, 2 dinners
1 glass of wine with dinner
Professional production and program
Single supplement: TBD
Transportation to and from your departure airport
Any pre-tour hotel costs
Meals not listed above
ABOUT STOCKHOLM AND ITS ARCHIPELAGO
Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, is often called the "Venice" of Scandinavia. This attractive city is built on 14 islands and is surrounded by water everywhere you go. The city is known for its beauty and its closeness to nature. It is not uncommon to see people riding horses as well as stand up paddle boarding on the waters right in the middle of the city.
Its 750 years old "Gamla Stan" (Old Town), one of the best preserved medieval city centers of Europe, breathes history with its many narrow streets and old buildings, among them is the Royal Palace, one of the largest palaces in the world, with 600 rooms.
The archipelago outside of the city capital consists of a cluster of some 30,000 idyllic islands, skerries and rocks and begins just a few minutes away from the city center. Considered the hidden gem of Stockholm, some of the islands are reachable by bridges, but the majority are only accessible by boat.
Often referred to as the capital of the whole Scandinavian region, Stockholm is home to a thriving business scene, innovation, design, culture, and it will not be hard to find inspiration to draw, sketch and paint in this gorgeous Nordic city on the water.
Lodging: Hotel Stallmästaregården
Stallmästaregården is an intimate boutique hotel and inn, located off the Royal Haga Park and Brunnsviken. The hotel is surrounded by a peaceful and tranquil environment with magnificent scenery while at the same time close to the city's pulse. The restaurant has a long gastronomic heritage and is designed in warm copper tones. The food has an emphasis on traditional kitchen with exciting new Swedish flavors. The hotel breathes both history and contemporary design in a tasteful combination and here you will find creative inspiration and also relaxation in the idyllic and historic atmosphere.