The Walter Bartman Summer International Painting Workshop
My partner does not paint, is there something for him/her to do?
Yes, we are painting about 6-7 hours a day. Most locations are in villages or places of interest. There is ample time and things for a non-painter to do and explore.
How many hours a day will we be painting?
Every day we will be painting a minimum of 6-8 hours. There will also be the option for sunset and night painting. We list daily in the itinerary the estimated hours for each day. We start off lighter and increase the hours as the week progresses.
Is my deposit of $400 refundable?
No, we have limited space and need a commitment from each guest. Please note that the deposit of $400 per guest
is NON-REFUNDABLE except in the case that the trip does not meet the minimum number of participants.
Where are we staying?
Bergen area- Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret
Lofoten Rein- Eliassen Rorbuer
How do we pack?
We have two pre-meeting at the Yellow Barn Studio before the trip to explain packing and general information. Both meetings are broadcast live for those that can't physically attend. Packing for Norway: My golden rule when packing and dressing for any destination in Norway is layers. Layers, layers, layers – and Bergen is no different. Additionally, Bergen can be quite a rainy city, so a waterproof jacket, good shoes for walking around the city is a must too (the city is very walkable).
Do I need Travel Insurance? Where can I purchase Insurance?
We highly recommend Travel Insurance. Travel insurance is based on many factors and the price varies from person to person. You can get a quote from our agent Carol Symington, csymington@AAASJ.COM . Please mention your tour, the dates, price and that it is Tierno Tours.
Is my flight included?
No, This is a land package only. The domestic flight(from Bergen to Bodo) is included in the price of the tour. Tierno tours will provide and group ticket.
How do I book my flights?
As soon as the group is formed we will be sending out airfare quotes from the surrounding DC area. If you are out of state or have extended dates you can contact Carol Symington, csymington@AAASJ.COM and we can help you book our flights. The domestic flight(from Bergen to Bodo) is included in the price of the tour. Tierno tours will provide and group ticket.
If booking your own airfare:
Pre tour Bergen and Main workshop Bergen and Lofoten Islands- June 28 to July 10, 2024.
Departure from the US no later than Thrusday, June 27, 2024 to Bergen Airport (BGO) Walter Bartman workshop ends Wednesday, July 10, 2024 out of the Bergen Airport (BGO).
*Main workshop Bergen and the Lofoten Islands- July 1 to 10, 2024
Departure from the USA no later than Sunday, June 30 , 2024 to the Bergen Airport (BGO). .
Walter Bartman workshop ends Wednesday, July 10, 2024 out of the Bergen Airport (BGO). Please send us your flight information asap to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I get from the airport to the Hotel?
Bergen at the airport, located just a 35-minute Light Rail ride from the city center.
How much is the cost of the Transfer?
Private taxi about 30euro for 2 persons with bags, shared minivan 80euro up to 4/5 persons with bags. We will help everyone based on all your plans before and after the workshop to get the best rates for airfare and transfers if needed.