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Getting Creative with Acrylics : Chris Postle August 12 – 19 2017

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Getting Creative with Acrylics with Chris Postle

Chris Postle Daku Resort Fiji

Come and be a part of this lifetime experience. A creative holiday in paradise, learning, experiencing tropical Fijian culture, painting some of those tropical scenes with colour and vibrance. Learning from the master and taking home memories and knowledge that will enrich your creative soul forever. A perfectly balanced creative holiday.


Read more about Chris and his work

Retreat Summary

Dates: August 12 – 19 2017
Teacher: Chris Postle
Title: Getting Creative with Acrylics
Content: Acrylic painting
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 Aug 12. Course starts morning Aug 13, ends evening Aug 18. Depart Savusavu Aug 19.
Cost: AUD $2300 single room
AUD $1950 twin room
AUS$1075 non-writing partner

Chris Postle Acrylics Fiji
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Course description

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.”

I reside in Perth Western Australia, having never visited the Fijian islands before or attended a painting workshop, I was feeling a little apprehensive of what to expect, on arriving at the resort, I was immediately made to feel welcome by Chris and the staff, I quickly realized I was with a special group of people.
Chris came highly recommended for his diversity in Modern Contemporary fine Art, after visiting Chris’s web site and seeing his amazing works I was inspired to be able to work with such an accomplished Artist.
Chris’s lay back gentle style of communicating his extraordinary painting skills through practical demonstration and one on one tuition was very effective, the workshop was fast passed and covered a number of Brush and Paint application techniques.
Although the week went fast, there was no pressure to go any faster than what an individual was comfortable with. There was time for laughter, relaxation, excursions and time to get to know the amazing people that had committed to do something extraordinary and exciting.
At the completion of the course I was totally satisfied with skills and knowledge I had gained, this was much more than just a painting workshop.
Inspiring, I highly recommend this soul nurturing experience to all.
Mark Jacobs, Perth, WA, Australia
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See below for:

  • Cost and Booking

  • About your Teacher : find out more

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

Cost and booking
Read more about Chris and his work
Daily Programme

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.

  • Chris Postle Acrylics Daku Resort

Acrylics with Chris Postle Aug 12 – 19

AUD $1,950

Prices per person:

Twin Shared room: AUD $1950 (approx US$1480)
Single room: AUD $2300 (approx US$1740)
Non-painting partners: AUD $1075 (approx US$820)

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


  • 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: Chris Postle

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. 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.

Chris Postle Acrylics Fiji

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 Postle 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.

His art can be seen on his website

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 paint.


Arrive in Savusavu.
6.00 pm Welcome ceremony
7.30 pm Dinner


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


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


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


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


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


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


Fly from Savusavu back to Nadi International flight home