9 Days/8 Nights

24 April to 2 May 2019

8 hardy travelers joined Australian artist Adrian Lockhart on a 9 day sketchbook journey

through Jordan's ancient cities and unique locations. They discovered the country's galleries,

met local artists and enjoyed  the renowned Jordanian hospitality.


Capturing the essence of new and interesting places  in quick spontaneous sketches with

a few hand written notes  is one of the rewarding aspects of artist's travel.

Each day was spent learning to record what they saw and experienced with Adrian's guidance, advice and mentoring.  Using pen and ink, colored pencils, or watercolors, our artists immersed themselves in a new cultural landscape with a fully escorted like-minded group. 


  • Mentoring and tutoring by Australian artist Adrian Lockhart (adrianlockhart.com.au)

  • Visits to Petra (with Petra by  Night), Jerash, Aljoun, Umm Qais, Wadi Rum

  • Plein air painting time in Petra, Jerash, Umm Qais and Wadi Rum

  • Gallery and museum visits

  • Meeting local artists

  • Wine tasting and true Jordanian culinary experiences

Amman Citadel
The Amman Citadel surrounded by spring wildflowers
Adrian Sketching
A quick demonstration over tea at the Jordan national Gallery of Fine Arts
Columns and more columns
Umm Qais
Sea of Galilee in the distance and spring flowers on the hat.
The Kit
Tea bags in the well used kit for colour!
Dana landscape
Tea bags put to good use to bring colour to Adrian's sketch
The Treasury sketch using natural pigments found on the walk through the Siq
Wadi Rum
Sunset over Wadi Rum, amazing light!
Wadi Rum Sunset
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Adrian Lockhart studied art at Launceston Technical College, Tasmania before moving to Sydney in 1970. He has been exhibiting in solo and group shows regularly across Australia and in California, USA since 1973. His work is represented in many collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Kedumba Drawing Collection and New England Regional Art Museum as well as corporate collections in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, Asia, New Zealand and the USA.

Adrian's delicate sketches capture the essence of a subject using observations of light, shadow, colour and composition. Known for his minimal, expressive lines and soft washes of colour, participants will benefit from Adrian's tutoring to capture their experience of Jordan for themselves. 

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