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A Fearless Approach to Drawing – Lizzie Connor – 26 April – 3 May 2014
A Fearless Approach to Drawing –  Lizzie Connor –  26 April  – 3 May 2014

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.

Botanical Art and Holiday Sketching With Leonie Norton 11 – 18 May 2014
Botanical Art and Holiday Sketching With Leonie Norton 11 – 18 May 2014

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.

Sunset after the Storm : Textile Art with Petal Davies 17 – 24 May 2014
Sunset after the Storm : Textile Art with Petal Davies 17 – 24 May 2014

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.

Discover your Inner Magic: Chris Postle: May 24 – 31
Discover your Inner Magic: Chris Postle: May 24 – 31

Join Chris in Fiji and learn the art of freeing yourself up and discovering new styles based on a more liberal approach to painting.

Painting Paradise: Landscapes and Seascapes in Oils and Acrylics with Elena Parashko 21 – 28 June 2014
Painting Paradise: Landscapes and Seascapes in Oils and Acrylics with Elena Parashko 21 – 28 June 2014

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.

Designing with Rulers Masterclass with Chris Timmins July 12 – 19
Designing with Rulers Masterclass with Chris Timmins July 12 – 19

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.

Discovery Inspiration and Technique with Mark Waller 9 – 16 August
Discovery Inspiration and Technique with Mark Waller 9 – 16 August

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.

Art without Paint: pastels and charcoal with Nola Cameron Aug 30 – Sept 6
Art without Paint: pastels and charcoal with Nola Cameron Aug 30 – Sept 6

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.

The Joy of Painting : Kerrie Lester : Sept 13 – 20
The Joy of Painting : Kerrie Lester : Sept 13 – 20

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.

Beading with Annlee Butler 5 – 12 October
Beading with Annlee Butler  5 – 12 October

This 5 day course is designed to take you from inspiration and ideas to finished designs in wearable beaded work. Each day will start with an elementary section. This will then be followed by hands on experiment time using the elementary notes and discussion so each of the students can work on areas that they wish to improve.

Watercolours and Sketching with Malcolm Carver Nov 21 – 28
Watercolours and Sketching with Malcolm Carver Nov 21 – 28

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.