DAY 1: Tuesday 3 April, 2018 Margaret River, Western Australia
Workshop members will be met at Perth domestic airport at 11.00am and transferred to the workshop hotel, located in Margaret River. Margaret River has evolved into the ultimate smorgasbord of fine wine, good food and spectacular scenery. Margaret River also has a thriving arts scene, with an art or craft gallery on every corner. On arrival the group will get together for an included welcome drinks party and included dinner. This will also be the base from which we will explore and paint the many areas that simply must be painted.

DAY 2: Wednesday 4 April, 2018 Margaret River
A full day of painting in beautiful Margaret River. Lyn and Julie will hold their first demonstration for the workshop in Margaret River. Regular critique sessions will be held throughout the tour. In the late afternoon we will visit surf point to photograph the waves and sunset.

DAY 3: Thursday 5 April, 2018 Margaret River
This morning we enjoy painting at one of the beautiful vineyards in the Margaret River region. We will also enjoy lunch and a wine tasting. We will take an appraisal break before starting another afternoon painting session.

DAY 4: Friday 6 April, 2018 Margaret River
This morning we travel to Augusta and Cape Leeuwin, where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet. The cape, the most south-westerly point in Australia, has a rugged coastline and a lighthouse built in 1895. Lyn and Julie will find a great painting location close to the light house and show you how to paint it. We will drive through the majestic Boranup Karri Forest and admire the pale, slender trees towering up to 60 meters. Today we also explore the underground wonderland of Mammoth Cave, it is one of just a few caves in the south west which contains fossils. Our visit to Mammoth Cave finishes with a winding walk through the beautiful marri forest, with whistling birds and stunning flora displays. These incredible wonders of nature are right at our doorstep.

DAY 5: Saturday 7 April, 2018 Margaret River
There is no better way to experience the local character of a region than to visit The Margaret River Farmers Market. From humble beginnings the market has grown to be a Saturday morning fixture with up to 50 stalls. Only producers from the local Shires and surrounding south west are eligible to set up a stall. Julie and Lyn will find some great subjects for you to paint. This afternoon we will visit Dunsborough where we will choose to paint or photograph the wild Canal Rocks or the tranquillity of Smiths Beach.

DAY 6: Sunday 8 April, 2018 Margaret River
This morning we will paint the rugged Redgate Beach area then have lunch and you will dive into the Margaret River artistic culture, viewing some of Australia’s finest artisans and Galleries. We will visit the famous Melting Pot working glass studio and gallery along with others. We will be busy with our visual sketch diaries. A group painting assessment time will highlight our finds and progress.

DAY 7: Monday 9 April, 2018 Margaret River
Our last excursion from Margaret River takes us to the famous Busselton Jetty, the longest in Australia. Bring your cameras or visual diaries as we view the underwater world at the end of the jetty. After lunch in Busselton we will find the best vantage spot for an afternoon painting session.

DAY 8: Tuesday 10 April, 2018 Pemberton, Western Australia
This morning we drive through the picturesque southern forest area to Pemberton. Pemberton is a pretty timber town, located in the south west pocket of the state with breathtaking forest scenery. The tall trees stretching skywards as far as the eye can see are awe-inspiring. On arrival in Pemberton we will head out to the Gloucester Tree, towering sixty-one metres above the ground. Lyn and Julie will paint a demonstration and then provide each workshop member with individual attention. We then transfer to our hotel in Pemberton and will enjoy an included dinner.

DAY 9: Wednesday 11 April, 2018 Pemberton
The forests dominate this region. Atmospheric depth and visual/textural focus will be the focus of both the demonstrations and paintings. You will have the choice of various ways to portray today’s studies of trees and/or cascades. Painting appraisals will finish the day.

DAY 10: Thursday 12 April, 2018 Rottnest Island, Western Australia
This morning we travel north and board the ferry to Rottnest Island. The island is renowned for its simply beautiful beaches and bays, laid-back atmosphere (cars are not allowed on the island), its native wildlife (including the quokka – a small native marsupial).

DAY 11: Friday 13 April, 2018 Rottnest Island
For the next two days the group will work its way around this idyllic island. We will be on the lookout for Quokka birds and ocean ‘rays’ and dolphins. “How to” demonstrations and individual help will be available at all painting sessions. Purely watercolour/purely pastel/vibrant pen and wash/ watercolour with pastel overlay. The possibilities are all offered if you want to extend your skills.

Day12: Saturday 14 April 2018 Rottnest Island
Today’s demonstrations by Lyn and Julie will hopefully reinforce the joy of painting in each pure medium and/ or re encourage your flexibility to create and experiment. The sand, waters, rocks, colours and headlands are our inspirations. A final display of our work and farewell dinner will close our tour.

DAY 13: Sunday 15 April, 2018 Departure
Tour members will be transferred to Perth domestic airport to meet flights departing after 2.00pm.