Tasmania Painting Workshop with David Taylor
- 21 Nov 2023
- 12 Nights
- Painting Tuition by David Taylor
- Painting in Freycinet National Park
- Painting in beautiful Hobart
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 world-wide for his painting and instruction on the art of watercolour.
DAY 1 Wednesday 26 April, 2023
Workshop members will be met at Melbourne airport at midday and transferred to the beautiful gold rush town of Bendigo. Bendigo has a rich and prosperous heritage dating back to the days when gold was discovered in the area in the 1850s. Since then, Bendigo has been the second highest producing goldfield in Australia and remains the seventh largest in the world. Tonight the group will meet for welcome drinks and an included dinner.
DAY 2 Thursday 27 April, 2023
This morning David will commence his first painting workshop with a demonstration and then assist workshop members individually with their work in the beautiful town of Bendigo. Bendigo’s rich gold history has produced a city of unparalleled opulence and grandeur. Stunning architecture and manicured gardens are all symbolic of Bendigo. Regular critique sessions will be held throughout the tour.
DAY 3 Friday 28 April, 2023
Today we travel to the township of Maldon, christened ‘The Best Preserved Town in Australia of the Gold Mining Era’ by the National Trust. Cottage gardens, pavements overhung by verandas and old mining structures are the essence of Maldon. David will start with a demonstration and then assist workshop members individually.
DAY 4 Saturday 29 April, 2023
Today we will enjoy a full day of painting in beautiful Bendigo. There are many subjects to paint including the grand banks, ornate hotels, majestic theatres and the gold-leaf-daubed town hall. In the afternoon, we will visit the Bendigo Art Gallery, one of Australia’s oldest and largest regional galleries.
DAY 5 Sunday 30 April, 2023
Today we will travel to the historic river port of Echuca. Echuca was once Australia’s busiest inland port during the days of steamboat transport in the mid-1800s. The Murray River is Australia’s longest river and forms most of the state border between Victoria and New South Wales. This evening there will be an included dinner.
DAY 6 Monday 1 May, 2023
Today will be a full day of painting in Echuca. We will walk the short distance to the old port of Echuca. Echuca is still a working port and is home to the largest collection of paddle steamers in the world. David will find some great subjects for you to paint.
DAY 7 Tuesday 2 May, 2023
This morning we will take a paddle steamer ride along the mighty Murray River. This will be an opportunity to photograph the beautiful scenery and the magnificent gum trees. In the afternoon, David will find some wonderful subjects along the banks of the Murray to paint.
DAY 8 Wednesday 3 May, 2023
A full day of painting and sightseeing in Echuca
DAY 9 Thursday 4 May, 2023
Today we travel to the Murray River town of Corowa, birthplace of Federation. We will stop along the way in Yarrawonga for a painting session. Tucked along the mighty Murray River, the picturesque border town Yarrawonga has a tranquil lakeside setting and will be a delight to paint. David will assist workshop members with their paintings.
DAY 10 Friday 5 May, 2023
Today we enjoy a day of painting at All Saints Estate winery. All Saints Estate was established in 1864 and is located on the banks of the Murray River in Wahgunyah. Original owners George Sutherland Smith, and John Banks, arrived from Caithness, Scotland in 1852 and built the famous castle by hand. We will also enjoy an included lunch and a wine tasting.
DAY 11 Saturday 6 May, 2023
A full day of painting and sightseeing in Corowa
DAY 12 Sunday 7 May, 2023
Our final day of painting in Corowa, this afternoon there will be a final critique session. Tonight there will be an included dinner to celebrate the wonderful time we have had in Victoria, NSW and along the Murray River.
DAY 13 Monday 8 May, 2023
This morning we will say farewell and travel to Melbourne airport to meet flights departing after 1:00pm.
|TWIN FARE PER PERSON||SINGLE FARE|
|NON PAINTER DISCOUNT||AU$ 250|
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