Art and Photography Courses
COURSE CONFIRMED. “There is something unique about pastels that you do not get in any other medium. The way the paper becomes your pallet and the pastel your brush is always an adventure. I never tire of the fun of playing with pastels.”
COURSE CONFIRMED. “Elena, our tutor, while having a very gentle manner, is one of the rare few who are really born to teach. We hung on every word, everything made sense.” Elena Parashko is returning to Fiji for her fifth retreat. She knows and loves the views out over the bay from Daku resort, the tide lapping at the beach under the raintree at the end of the peninsula. It’s a subject matter of endless joy and she will show you how to make the most of it.
Pastel is an exciting medium that is delightful in its physical ease of use and rewarding in its flexibility. Charcoal is an equally fascinating medium. It encourages you to look at line, tone and texture. It’s a free, flexible art form which can be expressive and bold or mysterious and subtle.
COURSE CONFIRMED. “It is almost impossible, okay, it is impossible to express in a short paragraph what a magical experience we had in Fiji at Mark Waller’s workshop. His ability to explain, demonstrate and teach are just incredible.”
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.
Students at the end of the week, will have a travel journal to take home from Savusavu, with completed paint sketches which will provide both a lovely memoir of the week, and a reference for future works to be created as well as three completed works on canvas.
Margaret Best, one of North America’s accomplished botanical artists, brings her inspiring blend of scientific accuracy and artistic sensibility to this week in Fiji. Working with the rich and varied tropical flora that grows in such abundance in this tropical paradise, she will be showing her students how to capture their essence.
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 that you will be extremely proud of.