Explore Ljubljana through local artist’s eyes! Take home unique souvenir.

Duration

Up to 3 h or up to 5 h.
1. Junij 2022 - 31. Oktober 2022

Max guests

6
Tour guide:
Guided
Accommodation:
Not included
Difficulty:
Easy
from
€250.00
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Can you imagine a better way to discover Ljubljana than with a local artist stories and an artist’s sketch pad and pen?
Explore the gems of the charming city together with local artist who is also a master of painting of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, a founder of Abandoned Plants Sanctuary, first refuge space for plants in Europe and an upcycled jewelry designer.
You will have chance to learn about the culture and rich contemporary art scene and sustainability alternative projects in the city. Besides that, one of the most important detail is that you will be able to try your hand at sketching on your own during the walk-through Ljubljana on many unforgettable spots. For example, the charming old town below the castle hill or while discovering the best views of the enchanting nature in the ‘Green Capital of Europe’. Maybe inspiration will show up during the relaxation in Tivoli park or under the willow trees along the ‘Ljubljana coastline’ by the river Ljubljanica.
We guarantee to You the opportunity to take home unique souvenir - your own illustration of Ljubljana. 

Note from local artist: I often take sketchbook, ink pen and watercolors myself and roam through the streets of the city center, by the river or on top of the castle hill and draw and paint my illustrations, trying to find unconventional sights of the charming city of Ljubljana.

Itinerary

The basic plan is to follow the inspiration within the plan of the art tour. You can choose between Option 1 and Option 2 or both options at the same time.

A walk through Old Town of Ljubljana (Option 1)
Take your sketchbook, pencil, ink, maybe even watercolor paints and try them out in front of the City Hall by quickly sketching a replica of the famous Francesco Robba's Fountain-Fountain of the Three Carniolan Rivers.
After a short warm-up with sketching, take a walk with the local artist through the charming Old Town of Ljubljana, where we will get to know the surrounding galleries and exhibition spaces, current exhibitions and the art scene. We will walk past the representative exhibition spaces of the City of Ljubljana, the Škuc Gallery, the Photography Gallery and some other interesting art spaces and secret art corners on our way. We will also enter to one or two galleries and take a short tour of the exhibition.
After getting to know and visiting the surrounding galleries, we will walk to the Ljubljanica river bank and walk under chestnut trees and willows along the river, surrounded by lovely colorful historic houses on Breg and Cankarjevo nabrežje, picturesque bridges and greenery that can be found in the city center, with Ljubljana Castle in the background. What a wonderful panorama to paint and take home as a unique souvenir! We will sit comfortably on the steps at the monument to Mayor Hribar and take time for relaxed drawing and painting, of course under the guidance of an experienced painter.

A walk to Tivoli park (Option 2)
Take your sketchbook, pencil, ink, maybe even watercolor paints and try them out in the legendary Plečnik's Križanke or by drawing and painting in front of the Napoleon Column-a monument to Napoleon’s Illyrian Provinces.
After warming up with a sketch, take a walk with us past the Vžigalica Gallery (Match Gallery), the Equrna Gallery, which presents mainly contemporary painting, and Jakopič Gallery to the so-called ‘museum triangle’ close to main city park. During our walk, we will get to know the surrounding galleries, museums and exhibition venues, current exhibitions and the current art scene, and we will also enter one of the galleries on the way and visit one of the most interesting current exhibitions.
The walk will end in Tivoli Park, where we find the Modern Gallery, the National Gallery and the International Centre of Graphic Arts in the heart of the park, and above it in the grove, the Creative Center Švicarija, where many artists of the younger and middle generation live and work. When relaxing in nature, you may want to draw and paint in the park and make a plan to visit at least one of the art exhibition venues nearby. 

Tour details

Difficulty of the tour:
All the described points of the art walk are quite close and can be crossed in an hour and a half of relaxed walking.

Duration of the tour:
We are going to need about 3 hours for a walk with stops for sketching, drawing and painting, visiting a gallery and a short break for Option 1 or Option 2.
For Option 1 and Option 2 together we will need up to 5 hours.

What to bring:

  • Come properly dressed with footwear suitable for walking.
  • Bring  water and a hat to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Bring your own snacks and you are invited share them with other participants.

Time frame of the tour within the year:
June-September (in the case of Indian summer also October)

Note:
We could adopt the tour according to your wishes and preferences.

Price and payment

A walk through Old Town of Ljubljana (Option 1) or A walk to Tivoli park (Option 2):

250 € for private tour (Maximum 6 participants) 

What is included in Artist tour through Ljubljana

  • Up to 3 h walk through Ljubljana with the local artist like it is described under itinerary for Option 1 or Option 2.
  • Information´s about current art exhibitions in the galleries and alternative project spaces in the city.
  • Insight / A behind-the-scenes look at the rich art scene in the city.
  • Drawing and painting in front of the City Hall and along the Ljubljanica river (Option 1) or in Križanke and in Tivoli (Option 2) under the guidance of an academic painter.
  • Drawing / painting material: background, paper, charcoal, pencils, ink, watercolors if you do not have your own sketchbook and colors if you do not bring your own. (please let us know if you need them)  

A walk through Old Town of Ljubljana and a walk to Tivoli park (Option 1 and Option 2 together):

325 € for private tour (Maximum 6 participants) 

What is included in Artist tour through Ljubljana

  • Up to 5 h walk through Ljubljana with the local artist like it is described under itinerary for Option 1 and Option 2 together.
  • Information´s about current art exhibitions in the galleries and alternative project spaces in the city.
  • Insight / A behind-the-scenes look at the rich art scene in the city.
  • Drawing and painting on the two spots; or in front of the City Hall or along the Ljubljanica river or in Križanke or in Tivoli; all under the guidance of an academic painter.
  • Drawing / painting material: background, paper, charcoal, pencils, ink, watercolors if you do not have your own sketchbook and colors if you do not bring your own. (please let us know if you need them)  

For Payment options check FAQ:

FAQ

Payment options?

  • Before Your tour on our Tour Agency business bank account or to the bank account of the guide of the tour-direct or via Pay Pal,
  • After Your tour with bank card, phone or in cash (€).