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

Sailboat. Acrylic. Chris Postle.

Sailboat. Acrylic. Chris Postle.

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

Painters get stuck from time to time. You almost certainly know the feeling – it’s common to both beginners and experienced artists. You run out of fire, you run into blocks. You know there’s more inside you, but how do you get it onto the canvas?

Chris’ vast experience & knowledge in traditional and contemporary practices will give each individual a fresh new outlook and direction. He’ll encourage you to get more adventurous, to be generous with the paint, to use the brush in a different way, to try out a palette knife, to combine colours that you’d never have imagined would work together.

With Chris you’ll get the guidance, dynamism and sense of fun that will fire your inner magic in a fresh way. He will nurture the beginner and stimulate and develop the more advanced.

Chris has been to Daku Resort before so he knows what’s there. During the week, he aims to work with some of the local tropical themes: reef, rainforest, palm trees, beaches, beautiful sunsets…

He will start the week by painting from some references he’ll bring with him – maybe a beach or a boat on the water. He’ll get you to look at looser techniques with palette knives, fingers, bigger brushes – all ways of developing a more impressionistic approach, painting faster, leaving no time or critical second thoughts.

And he’ll aim to get you producing a new painting every day.

Chris recalls : “A student said to me you will be remembered more for a fun workshop than a serious one. I think there’s a big lesson in that.”

Harry

Harry

Cost:

AUD $1850 twin share

Single supplement: $350
Non-painting partners: $950

Bookings

For enquiries or to make a booking contact Susan at Paradise Courses on
(02) 8094 1613 or email susan@paradisecourses.com

Program Includes
Return airport transfers from Savusavu to Daku Resort.
7 nights accommodation at Daku Resort in traditional bures with private facilities.
Breakfasts, lunches and dinners are provided.
Course fees
Lectures and excursions as indicated.
Program Excludes
Flights to Savusavu. We are happy to quote on these and book them for you if requested. Flight prices fluctuate according to demand.
Comprehensive Travel Insurance.
Optional activities not listed on the program.
Costs of a personal nature such as laundry, massages, private trips.
Meals taken in transit at the airport.

Chris running a workshop at Daku

Chris running a workshop at Daku

 The teacher: An inherited gene on the creative side, a passion for life and our amazing environment, and lots of time and patience are just some of the ingredients that have contributed to Chris Postle’s success as an artist. He began the journey as a child, encouraged by his mother Norma, also a very talented artist.  It was never an obvious career option from school, more of a hobby for a lot of years.

He  ventured down many different paths growing up. His discovery in later years that he could paint pictures and sell them was an amazing revelation. An absolute dream job. Drawing on the love for nature and wildlife as inspiration for this new and exciting path, was the beginning of a very rewarding but challenging future.

 Mastering the fine art technique has taken Chris many years, understanding all the ingredients to make a picture work, understanding light, shade and movement, also becoming very attuned with a camera has helped in the pursuit to create that masterpiece.

Chris is currently exploring a diversity of styles and subjects allowing the creative juices to evolve and entertain . Water is one of his passionate themes.

His work is much sought after and graces the walls of homes across the globe. Chris is based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. More of his work can be seen at his website www.chrispostle.com/

Egret

Glowing

The Programme

The programme is structured around morning workshops with afternoons for activities and free time to enjoy a massage, snorkelling, relaxing by the pool or continuing to paint.

The jazz trumpeter. Acrylic. Chris Postle.

Saturday 24 May
Arrive  Daku Resort in Savusavu.
6.00 pm Welcome ceremony
7.00 pm Dinner

Sunday 25 May
9.00 am – 12.30 pm Workshop
1.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Tapa demonstration
Afternoon: Free time
7.00 pm Dinner

Monday 26 May
9.00 am – 12.30 pm Workshop
1.00 pm Lunch
Afternoon: Trip to Savusavu Town to see local market and shops
7.00 pm Dinner

Tuesday 27 May
9.00 am – 12.30 pm Workshop
1.00 pm Picnic lunch
2.00 pm Swimming at Devodara Beach
7.00 pm Dinner

Wednesday 28 May
9.00 am – 12.30 pm Workshop
1.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Coconut demonstration
3.00 pm Walk up hill behind Daku
7.00 pm Dinner

Thursday 29 May
9.00 am – 12.30 pm Workshop
1.00 pm Lunch
Afternoon: Free time for optional activities
7.00 pm Dinner

Friday 30 May
9.00 am – 12.30 pm Workshop
1.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Visit to local village
7.00 pm Final lovo dinner
Saturday 31 May
Fly from Savusavu back to Nadi
International flight home

Note: the order of workshops may vary depending upon weather conditions.

Chris Postle Acrylic painting Daku resort Fiji  5