Pen and wash with Lizzie Connor:

July 15 – 22, 2023

A fabulous week of painting.

Paradise Courses is Fiji’s premier art destination – we’re long-established leaders in running exciting and rewarding art courses wrapped up in the glorious world of Pacific adventure and hospitality. We offer the best art retreats and adventures with carefully planned itineraries that include authentic cultural experiences – and of course have amazing teachers guiding you through it all. You’ll go on fabulous local excursions  transformative off the beaten path, and delve into transformative experiences that will create memories to last a lifetime! Come with us on your perfect art adventure with Paradise Courses.


Price includes:

  • All tuition fees – daily workshops with Lizzie Connor with personal attention
  • Accommodation – choose from our bures at the front (Ocean View bures), or at the back (standard rooms)
  • Meals : breakfast, lunch and dinner – a mix of local Fijian and Indian food and international recipes
  • Excursions:  experience the rich Fijian culture, snorkel on the fabulous coral reefs and revel in the abundant nature of the landscape and waterfalls.

You just need to buy your air ticket and art materials, and leave the rest to us.




Lizzie Connor palms

Painting course

Pen and wash is a gorgeous medium, and if you’ve never tried it, you’ll be entranced at the way it combines the suggestive elements of watercolour with the firm lines of pen and ink. It can be applied to figurative painting or, just as easily, to abstract pieces to produces strong, evocative images.

Artists of all skill levels are welcome!
Lizzie will guide you to explore
  • creating a number of different pen sketches of a diverse range of topics
  • using a range of different tonal areas created by making lots of different lines and marks
  • then overlaying lightly coloured wash or washes over selected areas of the drawing to emphasise focal points in the drawing.

Drawing materials to be played with will be felt tips, biros, and Indian ink and pens.


Promotional image of Lizzie Connor.
Lizzie Connor art workshop 2018 Daku Resort 3
Lizzie Connor trypytch

Lizzie’s course each day was on different parts of the island, taking in the beauty and surrounds of Savusavu. Lizzie is a very easy going , patient teacher with a wealth of knowledge in art,  we learnt about applying water colours, washes, drawing, sketching, sometimes taking us out of our comfort zone and trying things we may usually not try. Improving our skills , making new friends and having fun doing something we all had in common, art! Classes where usually in the mornings, with the afternoons usually filled with different activities, like a drive into the country side to a gorgeous waterfall and swimming hole, visiting a local village for traditional welcoming,  songs and dance. Going out to meet a local soap maker and learning of his home, his ancestors who owned his land before him, and his traditional craft of soap making. Free days in the village of Savusavu to wonder as you please. It was the perfect mixture of combining an art class and being a tourist and seeing some of the sites.

Michelle Tipper



This was pen and wash exercise, a very first time experience and quite a challenge for me.  Lizzie was ever helpful with demonstrating and explaining techniques on different art surfaces using and experimenting with many different inks.  Each day she took us in a new direction with a new focus and lovely locations to observe.  I found Lizzie to be a very friendly and patient person who is also a very accomplished artist in the use of other art mediums.  I have no hesitation in recommending her services as an art tutor.

Una Robinson

Over the last few years I have attended a number of art retreats around the world.  Lizzie’s approach was both highly educational and lots of fun.  I was new to pen and wash and to Fiji so didnt know what to expect.  What I found was a beautiful location, wonderful people and lots of gentle guidance and encouragement from Lizzie.  Perfect!

Penny Weir

Lizzie is an expert! I’m always learning something new from her……..and she manages to make her classes relaxed, inclusive and so much fun.

Caroline McGirr

A promotional image of Lizzie Connor.

Teacher Lizzie Connor

Originally from Sorrento in Victoria, Lizzie Connor now lives at Mudjimba on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. She runs classes and workshops for both children and adults and conducts workshops in and around the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane at various galleries and facilities, and at her home studio at Mudjimba.

BOOK NOW! Prices per person

Pen and Wash Lizzie Connor 15 – 22 July 2023

AUD $2,550




Our location : Savusavu, Fiji

A traditional Kava ceremony.
George at Vuadomo

During this week, you’ll enjoy the rich culture and unspoilt nature of Fiji, the place where happiness comes naturally. We’re in Savusavu in Fiji’s North – known as the Hidden Paradise because it really is! We’ll take you out to snorkel on the beautiful coral reefs, to plunge into fresh waterfalls, to visit traditional Fijian villages where you’ll see a deeply hospitable corner of Fiji.

We’ve got a full programme planned – with some spare time to just relax.

The map of the location of Daku Resort, in Savusavu Fiji.

Our accommodation: Daku Resort

We’re located at Daku Resort near Savusavu in Fiji. It’s a small and comfortable resort: you can choose from Ocean View bures, or standard room rear bures.

Ocean View bure

Standard room – rear bure

Any questions? Drop us a line.

OR BOOK NOW! Prices per person

Pen and Wash Lizzie Connor 15 – 22 July 2023

AUD $2,550