“I have travelled overseas and interstate many times with my oil paints and I have found quite effective ways of moving around and flying with them. Once you have booked on the workshop, I will forward my list of tips for travelling with oil paint”. Water based oils are welcome.
Robyn Collier has over 45 years of painting experience and is regarded as one of Australia’s foremost wilderness artists – preferring to paint the natural world and aspects of it. She has conducted workshops throughout Australia and New Zealand for the past 15 years, published many articles, held over 30 exhibitions and made numerous television appearances. Robyn’s work has won multiple awards and is in prestigious collections in most countries around the world. She has taken part in many ‘Artist-in-Residence’ programs – both on the mainland of Australia and many remote islands. Robyn’s philosophy is simple – “I want to show people the magic of the natural world through my work.”
DAY 1 Wednesday 1 February, 2023
Workshop departs from either Launceston city at 11.30am or Launceston airport at midday. We will transfer to beautiful Tullah, located close to Cradle Mountain. Tullah is a peaceful former mining town, surrounded by a beautiful landscape of lakes, rivers and mountain ranges. This evening we will enjoy welcome drinks and an included dinner.
DAY 2 Thursday 2 February, 2023
This morning Robyn we will find a great painting location in Tullah and complete a demonstration. Following this, Robyn will assist individual workshop members with their painting. Regular critique sessions are held throughout the tour. This evening there will be an included dinner.
DAY 3 Friday 3 February, 2023
Today we travel to Cradle Mountain for a day of painting. The area was first surveyed in the 1820’s and named for the cradle shape of the mountain. The first tourist chalet was built in 1912 and the Overland Track was completed in 1935. Cradle Mountain is home to some adorable wildlife with pademelons, wallabies and wombats all spotted regularly within the park. This evening there will be an included dinner.
DAY 4 Saturday 4 February, 2023
A full day of painting at Tullah. Robyn will find some wonderful subjects for you to paint. This evening there will be an included dinner.
DAY 5 Sunday 5 February, 2023
Today we travel to St Helens, the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, on Georges Bay. St Helen’s is the gateway to the world famous, Bay of Fires. Life in St Helens is all about the ocean. The beaches, bays and estuaries here are perfect for painting. This evening there will be an included dinner.
DAY 6 Monday 6 February, 2023
This morning Robyn will commence with a demonstration and then assist workshop members individually with their work in the beautiful town of St Helens.
DAY 7 Tuesday 7 February, 2023
Today we travel to the Bay of Fires for a day of painting. The Bay of Fires is famous for its crystalclear waters, white sandy beaches and orange lichen-covered granite boulders and is one of Tasmania’s most popular conservation reserves. The Bay of Fires extends along the coast from Binalong Bay in the south to Eddystone Point in the north. Its name refers to the Aboriginal fires spotted by Captain Tobias Furneaux when he sailed past in 1773, but it could also apply to the brilliant orange lichen that grows on the granite boulders lining the bay.
DAY 8 Wednesday 8 February, 2023
Today we travel to Scamander and the surrounding areas. Scamander is a small town at the mouth of the Scamander River. Robyn will find a great subject for the days painting session. This evening there will be an included dinner.
DAY 9 Thursday 9 February, 2023
Freycinet National Park
This morning we will travel to the seaside holiday village of Coles Bay on the edge of the worldrenowned Freycinet National Park for a painting session. It sits beneath stunning, sheer pink granite mountains overlooking the calm, clear water of Oyster Bay. The uncrowded beaches and crystalclear waters offer the ideal location for painting. We then travel the short distance to Freycinet lodge.
DAY 10 Friday 10 February, 2023
Freycinet National Park
A full day of painting in Freycinet National Park, home to dramatic pink granite peaks, secluded bays, white sandy beaches and abundant birdlife. Situated on Tasmania’s beautiful east coast, the park occupies most of the Freycinet Peninsula.
DAY 11 Saturday 11 February, 2023
Freycinet National Park
Today we travel by boat and see the waters surrounding Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay. Keep a look out for sea eagles roosting on the granite cliffs, pods of dolphins surfing the bow wave and cormorants plus Australian fur seals hauling out along the coast. Join in the search for whales as they migrate from September to December. On the cruise we will enjoy an included ploughman’s style lunch.
DAY 12 Sunday 12 February, 2023
Freycinet National Park
Freycinet National Park offers a wide variety of vegetation including wetland, coastal dunes, dry eucalypt forest and orchids that bloom all year round. Robyn will perform a demonstration and then it will be your turn to paint while Robyn assists tour members with their painting. Tonight, there will be an included dinner to celebrate the wonderful time we have had painting in Tasmania.
DAY 13 Monday 13 February, 2023
This morning we will say farewell and travel to Launceston airport to meet flights departing after midday.
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“It was so well organized. We got to see all the best places, but without feeling we were being herded around like cattle, like you do on some tours. There was plenty of time to paint, and the instructor told me more about how to improve my painting style in weeks than I have learned all year back home. I really did get individual attention.”
“I particularly enjoyed meeting people with similar interests and having a working reason for being in a location.”