Central Australia Painting Worskhop with David Taylor
- 4 May 2024
- 13 Nights
- Painting Tuition by David Taylor
- A full day of painting at Curtin Springs
- Travel to Uluru
Distinguished artist, David Taylor, has exhibited with the world’s major watercolour societies and has gained international acclaim through winning many important awards from all over the world. David was the Victorian Artists Society “Artist of the Year” in 1976, 1980 and 1989. In the early 1980s, David received the Australian watercolourists’ ultimate accolade when he was elected to the elite Australian Watercolour Institute. He is respected worldwide for his painting and instruction on the art of watercolour. David’s warmth and charm ensure that whenever he is listed as a tutor, his workshops immediately fill, so make sure you book in early.
DAY 1: Tuesday 15 October, 2024
Workshop members will depart Adelaide airport at 10.00am. (Please allow adequate time to collect your luggage prior to departure). We travel to Flinders Ranges National Park, where we will be staying at the Wilpena Pound Resort. The Flinders Ranges offer some of the most spectacular and rugged scenery in South Australia. Wilpena Pound is an extraordinary natural basin covering about 80 square kilometres. Heysen is remembered for his beautiful watercolours depicting the wonderful colours of the bare hills of the Wilpena’s. On arrival, the group will get together for an included welcome drinks and dinner.
DAY 2: Wednesday 16 October, 2024
David will find a great painting location close to the hotel and show you how to interpret the unique beauty of this landscape with its indigenous history, ancient geological formations, rich colours and textures, open spaces, clear air and abundant wildlife. During your stay you will have the opportunity of going on an optional sightseeing flight over Wilpena Pound. We will enjoy an included dinner each night of stay in the Flinders Ranges.
DAY 3: Thursday 17 October, 2024
This morning David will demonstrate at a good painting spot and then help individuals with their work. David will show you the Cazneaux Tree, subject of the famous photograph entitled The Spirit of Endurance taken by Dick Smiths’ grandfather Harold Cazneaux in 1937. Tonight we will enjoy an included dinner.
DAY 4: Friday 18 October, 2024
Today we will travel to Brachina Gorge for a day of painting. This spectacular gorge was once used as a pass through which bullock teams pulled their loads and is now a favourite picnic and camping area and a picturesque painting spot. Tonight we will enjoy an included dinner.
DAY 5: Saturday 19 October, 2024
Our last day of painting in the Flinders Ranges National Park. David will paint a demonstration and then spend time moving amongst the group members offering individual assistance. Tonight we will enjoy an included dinner.
DAY 6: Sunday 20 October, 2024
Today we will travel to Burra, one of the most beautifully preserved towns in South Australia. Burra is bursting at the seams with historic sites from the copper mining days in the 1850’s. David will paint a demonstration and then show you how to capture the tiny Cornish cottages and numerous other reminders of the mining days. We continue onto the town of Clare and check into our accommodation.
DAY 7: Monday 21 October, 2024
This morning we board our coach to paint some of the lovely stone villages in the Clare Valley. We will visit the grand 19th century Martindale Hall mansion in Mintaro as well as the historic township of Auburn. David will hold a demonstration for the group and will provide individual help to workshop members.
DAY 8: Tuesday 22 October, 2024
Today we will enjoy a painting session at a boutique Clare Valley winery. There will be many wonderful painting subjects for workshop members to capture. There will also be the opportunity to savour the exceptional wine and an included lunch at a local winery.
DAY 9: Wednesday 23 October, 2024
This morning we travel to Adelaide Hills’ most famous town, Hahndorf. Hahndorf is Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement and home to Hans Heysen for many years. There’s still a strong German flavour in Hahndorf, most evident in the smallgood outlets and German bakeries that line the bustling main street. In the afternoon we visit the former home and studio of artist Sir Hans Heysen. We will take a guided tour of “The Cedars” this gracious old home, still owned by the Heysen family. It houses a fine collection of paintings and drawings displaying Heysen’s remarkable versatility in subject and medium. Also on the grounds, we will see Heysen’s working studio, his painting materials and tools, sketches, notes and more.
DAY 10: Thursday 24 October, 2024
A full day or painting and sightseeing in Hahndorf.
DAY 11: Friday 25 October, 2024
Today David will hold a final demonstration followed by individual tuition. This afternoon there will be time for painting and a final critique session. There will be a farewell drinks session and an included dinner to celebrate our time in South Australia.
DAY 12: Saturday 26 October, 2024
This morning workshop members will be transferred to Adelaide airport to join flights to their home cities departing after 1.00pm.
|TWIN FARE PER PERSON||SINGLE FARE|
|NON PAINTER DISCOUNT||AU$ 250|
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1. Payment Conditions:
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2. Alteration to Workshop Vacation Price:
The Painting Workshop vacation price is subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances and changes in the cost of travel and accommodation services. Should any increase in the Workshop vacation price be unacceptable to the registered member, a full refund of monies paid will be made.
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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.”