“Discover Your Inner Artist” with Bill Bensley at the InterContinental Danang

"Discover Your Inner Artist" with Bill Bensley at the InterContinental Danang

From 14-16 April 2023, the renowned architect and interior designer Bill Bensley will be leading a small-group event titled “Discover Your Inner Artist”, which includes a sketching trip to Hoi An, a live drawing class and memorable dining experiences.

The “Discover Your Inner Artist” workshop will take place from 14-16 April 2023 at the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort. It will be a lively, interactive event that combines small group talks, art classes and dining experiences, all led by Bill, who has crafted some of the world’s most incredible hotels and resorts – including InterContinental Danang.

As a self-taught artist, Bill considers himself an “art outsider”. But this also gives him a unique ability to help unlock the talent of others. In this immersive three-day weekend, budding artists can chat with Bill and learn what inspires him while exploring diverse mediums such as watercolours, pastels, charcoal and more.

The exclusive experience begins on Friday 14th, April with a cocktail reception at the Bensley Outsider Gallery, allowing Bill and all the participants to meet and get to know each other. Following a talk, Q&A session and an initial beginner’s lesson, guests will be able to share an evening meal at Barefoot, the resort’s beachfront restaurant.

On Saturday, 15th April, there will be a Champagne breakfast, which will be followed by a trip to Hoi An, where the artists will have the unique opportunity to sketch and paint this charming UNESCO World Heritage-listed town, with its cobbled streets and elegant buildings, guided by Bill.

Back at the resort, a live model class will highlight the technique of charcoal drawing. Guests will then be able to reflect on their unforgettable day over evening drinks.

Sunday, 16th April, will be a “Day of Colour” with a Champagne breakfast followed by a morning watercolour painting class at the resort’s new signature pool villa, demonstrating Bill’s vibrant interior design concept and panoramic views of the mountains and sea.

A Chef’s Table lunch will be hosted at La Maison 1888, the celebrated restaurant which is set in a colonial Indochine-style mansion and serves award-winning French cuisine, before a final art session with Bill at his gallery and the chance to say farewell.

“We are delighted to invite guests to discover their inner artist in this one-of-a-kind workshop. Exploring watercolours, charcoal, pastels and more, Bill will help budding artists unlock the secrets that have helped him enter the world of art.

With plenty of time to chat in an intimate setting, every guest will walk away with a deeper understanding of their hidden talents and the confidence to express themselves,” said Seif Hamdy, General Manager, InterContinental Danang.

The “Discover Your Inner Artist” workshop will run from 14-16 April 2023 and is priced at VND 23,000,000++ per person or VND 39,000,000++ per couple, including all art experiences and meals (except Saturday dinner, which is at leisure). Participants will also be offered a 20% discount on accommodation.

To book the “Discover Your Inner Artist” workshop, call +84 236 393 8888 or email [email protected]. For full information, please visit www.danang.intercontinental.com.

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