Art and Craft Courses
You’ll draw as never before – you’ll draw everything. All sizes. Abstract. Realistic. The scenery. A tiny leaf. In charcoal. And crayon.And ink. Using fingers of dead coral from the beach. Or a frayed piece of material from and old sulu.
Whilst Botanical Art is all about detail, Holiday Sketching encourages the student to relax and capture the landscape in a more impressionistic style. It’s a wonderful mixture of different approaches to art, and Leonie combines the two with inspiring ease.
Textile art is an exciting and liberating medium. It fuses your creative imagination with your technical ability and gives you fun, fulfillment and a lovely piece of textile art.
Join Chris in Fiji and learn the art of freeing yourself up and discovering new styles based on a more liberal approach to painting.
During this week you will learn how to paint the basic elements of any seascape and landscape in a realistic style. You will learn how to paint sky and clouds, beach scenes with sand, rocks and a foam wash, how to capture the movement of waves with ripple effects, reflections in water, adding people or boats to a scene as well as mountain landscapes.
Chris Timmins will be holding her fourth quilting retreat in Fiji in July 2014. She makes them into weeks of happy creativity – fast learning, lots of play and much laughter around the sewing machines and the resort.
Mark returns to Fiji for a second painting retreat when he will once again immerse himself and his class into the inspiration and opportunities of the local environment – the endless excitement and inspiration in the waters of the island, the shapes and shadows of the coral reefs, the abundant fish life and towering coral heads, the sweeping views across the bay.
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.
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.
Kerrie’s painting style informs her teaching: her class is not about painting a scene to look like a photograph; it’s about stripping away unnecessary material, pushing the boundaries and understanding their own vision.