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with Omar Ortiz in Basel

We are extremely pleased to announce the upcoming three-day workshop, "The Elements of Hyperrealism," featuring renowned artist Omar Ortíz in Basel, Switzerland. 

The Elements of Hyperrealism" three-day workshop with artist Omar Ortíz in Basel, Switzerland.

November 23, 24, 25  2023

We are extremely pleased to announce the upcoming three-day workshop, "The Elements of Hyperrealism," featuring renowned artist Omar Ortíz in Basel, Switzerland. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Omar's breathtakingly beautiful hyperrealistic oil paintings and discover the essential elements and anatomy of this unique art form.

During the workshop, you will have the unparalleled opportunity to unleash your own artistic potential and achieve personal success. Omar will serve as your trusted guide and friend throughout the entire process. With his support and guidance, you will not only learn the fundamentals of hyperrealism but also gain valuable insights into the techniques and strategies that have made Omar a respected figure in this field.

The workshop encompasses a variety of activities, including private seminars, important demonstrations, and personal one-on-one conversations with Omar. These exclusive moments will elevate your inspiration and self-confidence to new heights. You will return home with a wealth of new ideas and a strengthened artistic expression.

Join us in this workshop and experience the unique opportunity to refine your artistic skills under the guidance of a masterful instructor. Don't miss out on the chance to be part of this inspiring and enriching event.

We look forward to welcoming you to our three-day workshop, "The Elements of Hyperrealism," in Basel and embarking on an unforgettable artistic journey together.



Day 1

: 10am - 6pm

You will discuss all the materials you will be working with throughout the three days, both as a group and individually. Omar will review your sketch to prepare for the painting. Afterwards, he will demonstrate how to tint and prime your canvas with acrylic paint, focusing extensively on color mixing and preparing the ideal skin tones. You will witness Omar personally selecting his skin tones for all his works, as he will conduct exclusive demonstrations throughout the day just for you. You will have ample opportunities throughout the day to engage in personal conversations about your style, preferences, and inspirations.

Day 2

Beauty lies in the detail
10am - 6pm

You will continue your work from the first day and along the way, you will witness the development of Omar's work in various aspects as he conducts highly detailed demonstrations in different sections of his painting. The objective is to then focus entirely on the step-by-step process of your own work, while still allowing time for consultation and guidance from Omar!

Day 3

Get rid of your doubts
10am - 6pm

Omar will continue with other crucial aspects of his role as a mentor to enhance your overall approach and address any potential issues that will assist you in completing your work beyond the workshop. There will be ample individual discussions serving as guidance for your own artwork. Throughout the day, there will be numerous group discussions, general conversations to clarify any doubts, and receive new tips and advice.

You will have the opportunity to attend an inspiring lecture about Omar's personal inspiration, the master painters he admires, and various other topics such as studio lighting, camera setup and documentation, building a social media presence, and more.

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Cancellation conditions

  • You can read our complete list of terms and guidelines here.

  • A full refund will be provided if the workshop is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

  • Confirmed payments are non-refundable.

  • Final payments are due in full 30 days prior to the start of the event - November 23, 2023.

  • You may consider obtaining travel insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances (such as death, accident, illness) that would require you to cancel your trip.

Included in the workshop

Where the workshop takes place

In the Coliving Space in Ariv Basel



What do you need to know about Ariv?

We are delighted to present our upcoming workshop at the Coliving Space in Ariv, Basel. This charming venue provides an inspiring environment for our event.

Our Coliving Space in Ariv offers a variety of facilities to cater to all your needs. You will find a spacious bar, a well-equipped workspace for our workshop, a fully stocked kitchen, cozy workrooms, a small fitness area, and much more. The open and light-filled atmosphere of our building creates a pleasant working environment that encourages creativity and exchange.

In collaboration with Ariv, we will conduct the workshop in a dedicated area reserved exclusively for us during the three-day event. Our dedicated team from Ariv will be available to assist you during this time, answering any questions and providing support. We strive to offer you the best possible service and ensure that you feel comfortable with us.

Your Ariv Team

Our offers


I want to paint

Included in the 3 activity workshop:


  • Lunch at noon

  • Coffee during the workshop

  • Translator German/English


Cozy stay

Included in this package is the 3 day workshop plus 4 nights accommodation in the Ariv (Light loft). 



  • Lunch at noon

  • Coffee during the workshop

  • Translator German/English

  • A tour of the Christmas market in Basel on 24.11.2023 in the evening 

  • 3 day pass for all means of transportation


Art and Christmasfeeling

This package includes the 3 day workshop plus 4 nights accommodation in Ariv (Mansion).



  • Lunch at noon

  • Coffee during the workshop

  • Translator German/English (other language possible)

  • A tour of the Christmas market in Basel 

  • 3 day pass for all means of transportation 

  • Day trip to Colmar to the famous Christmas market on Sunday 26.11.2023 with restaurant visit in the Christmas market

  • Fondue dinner

Brush set (limited)

Omar, as always, will bring some of his products with him! Unfortunately, the quantity of art supplies is limited, and if you're interested, you'll need to pre-order with us!

We offer the following items: the Omar Ortiz Brush Set, the Skin Tone Set (20/40ml), and the Gray Canvas. For more information, please email us.

"With over 18 years of experience as a painter, I have gained some understanding of how colors work, especially when painting skin tones. As an artist, you need to prepare your color palette to achieve a realistic portrayal. The tones are very complex, and there are many factors to consider, such as the model's skin color, temperature, lighting, objects near the model, background color, and more." - Omar Ortíz

Advance payment

100% or 50% deposit

100% of the full deposit amount

Within 24 hours of your successful registration, you will receive an email confirmation for your seat reservation.

50% of the full deposit amount

An email confirmation for your seat reservation will be sent within 24 hours of your successful registration.

The remaining payment is due in full two months (August 31, 2023) prior to the start of the event. If this is not possible, the seat will be released.

Excursion possibilities

Meet the Team

The Team

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