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

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Travel sketching with Tony McNeight of ErinHill Sketching

Finding beauty in the everyday through sketching.

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. ErinHillSketching shows you exactly how to achieve that skill and precisely what to look for when on holiday. 

 

Read more about ErinHill Sketching and how it works
ErinHills Sketching in Fiji

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Retreat Summary

Dates: September 2 – 9 2017
Teacher: Tony McNeight  from the ErinHill Sketching studio
Title: Travel Sketching
Content: Travel Sketching in pen, watercolours or watercolour pencil.
Programme: Daily morning workshops of 3 hours
Suitability: All levels
Excursions and extras: Visit to waterfall, beach picnic, village visit
Food: Three meals a day; Fijian, Indian and International menu
Itinerary: Arrive Savusavu Sept 2. Course starts morning Sept 3, ends evening Sept 8. Depart Savusavu Sept 9.
Cost: AUD $2300 single room
AUD $1950 twin room
AUS$1075 non-painting partner

Erin Hill Sketching Daku Resort Fiji

Course description

 
Erin Hill Travel Sketching is about getting in touch with your intuitive side, rather than your analytical side. When we impose a time limit you don’t get to labour your sketch, rather you get straight to the essence, without ‘thinking’ about it. The pen takes over, not the brain. This is a magic moment. You have become free. You’ve let go.
 
 Too much of today’s life is about reasoning and logic. We help our pupils get in touch with their creative side. That is why so many of our students say they see the world differently and now are confident in other aspects of their lives. This underlines EVERYTHING we teach. Some people call this Mindfulness. We call it Travel Sketching.
 
There will be a three hour workshop every morning with free time in the afternoon to relax, go on excursions or continue sketching at your own pace.
ErinHillsSketching Fiji workshop
ErinHillsSketching Fiji workshop

If you haven’t sketched with us before, you begin here. Anybody can learn to sketch with the ErinHill system. You may or may not have previous art experience, but this is where you start your journey.  Leave your fears at the door. We will show you step by step how to go about it. And for our regular and long term sketchers, we play with a number of mediums with our sketches to create exciting effects. We also work on creating a journal of your adventures  so that you’ll always have a memory of your special times and places.

 

 
 
Fiji and the Daku Resort was wonderful, relaxed, welcoming, great accommodation with excellent food, what else would you want? Yes, we had it all, a great teacher who imparted her knowledge so freely and with so much fun!! Thank you Erin you are “tops” and that delightful man of yours, Milton for his care and support. I had a wonderful holiday and looking forward to doing it again…Oops!! and the lovely group of “girls” a fun bunch of people
Susan, Kiama, NSW, Australia
Thank you for including me in your fantastic week of sketching at Daku Resort, Savusavu, Fiji. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and feel so lucky to have had this opportunity to learn with you, and what can be achieved by putting pen to paper. I didn’t envisage the results I got – amazing. This week has been a very special time for me. So thank you Erin for your time, patience and zest.
Betty, New Zealand
Erin Hill Sketchign Fiji

See below for:

  • Cost and Booking

Cost and booking
  • About your Teacher : find out more

Read more about Tony McNeight of ErinHill Sketching
  • Travel details

Travel details
  • Daily Programme: see what you’ll be doing each day

Daily Programme

HOW TO BOOK:
If you want to book for 2 (or more) people attending the course, please

  • Choose whether you both want a twin shared room or a single room
  • Then select 2 (or 3 / 4 etc as appropriate) on the button which says “Add to cart”.

If you want to book for yourself plus a non-participating partner, please select “Travelling with a non-participating partner”. The next stage will automatically calculate the price for that option.

  • Sketches from the Copra Shed in Savusavu

ErinHill Travel Sketching

AUD $1,950

Prices per person:

Twin Shared room: AUD $1950
Single room: AUD $2300
Non-painting partners: AUD $1075

All charges will be made in Australian dollars: the US equivalent shown is approximate – please check latest exchange rates.

BOOKING:

  • Traveler and Room Upgrade Options

Pay a deposit of AUD $400 per item

Program Includes

  • 7 nights accommodation at Daku Resort in traditional bures with private facilities.
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
  • Workshop fees.
  • Lectures and excursions as indicated.
  • Airport transfers from Savusavu Airport to Daku Resort by road (approx 10 minutes).

Program Excludes

  • Travel to Savusavu.
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance.
  • Optional activities not listed on the program.
  • Costs of a personal nature such as laundry, massages, private trips.

Teacher: Tony McNeight of ErinHill Sketching

Erin Hill developed a simple technique for travel sketching, and has trained a number of teachers in this hugely popular and effective method. So whoever she chooses to send along, rest assured that they will be part of the tradition she has established and perfected.

ErinHillsSketching Fiji workshop

Tony McNeight

How often do we go through life looking…  but do we REALLY see? Those small things we can miss – the number of petals on a flower and how many colours make up those petals? This is the essence of what I love about teaching travel sketching –  way of showing students how to connect  with whatever they are sketching and so creating amazing works previously never dreamed possible. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never sketched before – with me you`ll be sketching in no time.

My career path has been as a creative art director in advertising, University design lecturer, creator of huge public art commissions, fine artist,  and children’s book illustrator. But it’s been through travel sketching and teaching others, that I’ve found a new passion.  My classes are fun, relaxed and the program designed to ensure students are very quickly become comfortable and confident travel sketchers.

Erin Hill Sketching Daku Resort Fiji
Erin Hill Daku Resort workshop

Erin Hill herself describes how she started it all:

Sketch tutoring is my passion.

I’ve sketched all my life. From my background as Art Director in major Ad Agencies, graphic design, fine art and illustration, I’ve pared down the essentials to create the ErinHill Travel Sketching System which we use in all our Schools.

Of course I always painted, drawn and illustrated as well. But sketching is where I’ve come back to. When ErinHill Studio opened in 2011, we began with a small class  of people keen to learn to sketch. Many of those students continued every term and as classes grew, have become tutors with the school. As more students discover us, we train new tutors to share our particular brand of travel sketching.

Students need a clear and positive way of learning and the foundation skills of ErinHill Travel Sketching do just that. In a short time people are sketching something around them and feeling delighted. Hardly believing that they’re sketching in their first lesson.

Daily 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 sketch.

Saturday

Arrive in Savusavu.
6.00 pm Welcome ceremony
7.30 pm Dinner

Erin Hill Sketching Daku Resort

Sunday

9.00 am – 12.30 pm Workshop
1.00 pm Lunch
Afternoon: Free time
7.30 pm Dinner

Monday

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

Tuesday

9.00 am – 12.30 pm Workshop 12.30 Picnic lunch at Devodara beach Return to Daku approx 3.30. 7.00 pm Dinner

Wednesday

9.00 am – 12.30 pm Workshop
1.00 Lunch
2.00 Trip to waterfall
7.00 pm Dinner

Thursday

9.00 am – 12.30 pm Workshop
1.00 pm Lunch
Afternoon: Free time for optional activities
4.00 pm Visit to local village
7.30 pm Dinner

Friday

9.00 am – 12.30 pm Workshop
1.00 pm Lunch
7.30 pm Final Fijian dinner

Saturday

Fly from Savusavu back to Nadi International flight home

Travel

Details are given on our Location and Getting Here page.

As a number of students are coming from New Zealand, there are some travel options from New Zealand below.

Flights from New Zealand are operated by Air New Zealand (www. airnewzealand.com) and Fiji Air (www. fijiairways.com).

If you fly with Air New Zealand, you will fly into Nadi International Airport.

If you fly with Fiji Air, you can book a flight directly to Savusavu- or, if the flights are very busy, to Labasa.

You may choose to fly with different airlines on the inbound and outbound legs in order to best suit your connection times.

A couple of options are shown below; bear in mind that fresh options might come up.

International Travel from New Zealand

Flights from New Zealand are operated by Air New Zealand (www. airnewzealand.com) and Fiji Air (www. fijiairways.com).
If you fly with Air New Zealand, you will fly into Nadi International Airport.
If you fly with Fiji Air, you can book a flight directly to Savusavu- or, if the flights are very busy, to Labasa.
You may choose to fly with different airlines on the inbound and outbound legs in order to best suit your connection times.
I have pasted a couple of options below but as we are a year out, fresh options might come up.

1.    Air New Zealand:

International
Auckland to Fiji (Nadi) NZ0052
Saturday 02 September 2017  dep 9:45AM arr12.45pm
Domestic:
Dep 02:30 PM Nadi(NAN) FJ109
Arr: 03:40 PM Savusavu(SVU)

Return
Domestic:
Dep 08:45 AM Savusavu(SVU) FJ104
Arr: 09:55 AM Nadi(NAN)
International:
NZ0053
Saturday 09 September 2017 2:00PM arr 5.05pm

2.    Fiji Air
Sat 2 Sep 2017 OUT
09:10 AM Auckland(AKL) FJ412
03:40 PM Savusavu(SVU) FJ109
Total duration 06h30m, 1 stop
Sat 9 Sep 2017 RETURN
04:10 PM Savusavu(SVU) FJ109
01:10 AM +1 day Auckland(AKL) FJ415