Art, Painting and Photography with Paradise Courses

Art, Painting and Photography

Portraits with David Wells March 18 – 25, 2017

David’s workshops provide you with an exhilarating, rewarding and above all accessible approach to painting portraits, using the medium of pastels. A well recognized painter of considerable ability, he doesn’t like the word ‘talent’ as it suggests that painting has hidden keys that not everyone can unlock.

Drawing and sketching with Lizzie Connor : May 20 – 27 2017

Creating a drawn or painted image is different for each of us, as we all see and work differently, with different vision. This week will be about opening your mind and refining your techniques to embrace the many aspects of drawing: capturing memories of a great trip, giving expression to a mood in a cafe, or preserving the face of a friend you value.

Drawing and watercolours: Capturing Fiji’s hidden paradise with John Haycraft May 27 – June 3, 2017

COURSE CONFIRMED. John plans to take his students out and about to see and capture scenes from the magnificent Fijian landscape of the northern island of Vanua Levu.

Painting paradise: Seascapes and landscapes with Elena Parashko 10 – 17 June 2017

Elena is a calm, nurturing teacher who takes her students step by step through the process of creating and perfecting the seascapes and landscapes of the rich tropical environment of Fiji. Her demonstrations are constructed so as to really show her class how to achieve an effect, and she stops to give each and every student personal attention on that path.

  • Terri Ford pastels in Daku resort workshop

Pastels: Rich underpainting and luminous light with Terri Ford: July 22 – 29 2017

Join Terri for her inspiring workshop in Fiji and learn how to convey a fresh and impressionistic portrayal of your subjects. She will work with the vibrant local landscape, going to locations and working back at Daku Resort. Her focus on underpainting helps to establish strong value-patterns and compositions so as to keep it vibrant and fresh, and avoid the pitfalls of overworking.

  • Chris Postle Acrylics Daku Resort

Getting Creative with Acrylics : Chris Postle August 12 – 19 2017

Come and be a part of this lifetime experience. A creative holiday in paradise, learning, experiencing tropical Fijian culture, painting some of those tropical scenes with colour and vibrance. Learning from the master and taking home memories and knowledge that will enrich your creative soul forever. A perfectly balanced creative holiday.

  • Pastels, charcoal and sketching in Fiji Nola Cameron Paradise Courses

Pastels, charcoal and sketching in Fiji with Nola Cameron August 19 – 26, 2017

Working in both the Daku Resort studio and on location, Nola works on a daily basis with her class to understand shape, shade, tone and blending, producing pictures that capture the wonderful Fijian landscapes.

Travel sketching with Tony McNeight of ErinHill Sketching September 2 – 9, 2017

COURSE CONFIRMED. Sketching is that quick impression, using a black pen, done in a moment with a dash of colour. We teach you to sketch in whatever time you have. This is why we call it Travel Sketching. Five minutes? Thirty minutes? You can always get an impression. After all, it may be the only chance you’ll have. Tony McNeight, the ErinHillSketching tutor, shows you exactly how to achieve that skill and precisely what to look for when on holiday.

Pastels: a path to wondrous creativity with Marla Baggetta: 7 – 14 October 2017

Pastel is a wondrous medium that offers up the best of drawing and painting. It has the quick, accessible functionality of drawing, needing only the minimum of preparation, whilst at the same time yielding the rich layers and depth of colours of paint. The result is beautiful – not for nothing were they one of the favourite medium of Degas, Millet and Manet. SPECIAL OFFER: Book for Marla's course and stay on for Sondra Holtzman the following week to receive a Aus$300 discount (US$230).

  • Sondra Holtzman Fiji workshop

A Sense of Place: The Radiant Language of Paint with Sondra Holtzman October 14 – 21

A record keeper of an evolving life, professional artist Sondra Holtzman’s sketchbooks and journals reflect musings of travels afar and close to home. This is a workshop that encourages individual intuitiveness and experimentation, with the goal of translating what we see and feel into intriguing paintings. SPECIAL OFFER: Book for Sondra's course and come early for Marla Baggetta's course the previous week to receive a Aus$300 discount (US$230).

Watercolours and Sketching with Malcolm Carver : Nov 18 – 25

Using simple but proven methods of capturing the image, seeing simple shapes, creating depth and appreciating light, Malcolm will build your confidence day by day. By the end of the week you will have produced a sketch book of drawings and paintings that capture the essence of the world around us ....and you'll have had an immense amount of fun!