Art in the Garden : Kerry Hardy June 6 – 13 2023

Price 6 - 13 June 2023
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Art in the Garden : Kerry Hardy June 6 – 13 2023

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Art in the Garden

Kerry has been to Daku to paint several times, and sees it as a very special place to visit, feeding her own love of colour. “Once there you will start to take in the beautiful tropical colours of the gardens and beauty in the people, the colour in the buildings, clothing and even the washing hanging on the lines. The beaches, villages and town will all be visited and we cannot help but be influenced by this in our art.”

The goal for the week will be to produce a series of small watercolour paintings that will be inspired by the surrounds. She will show you how to turn your paintings into your very own unique “Handpainted Visual Watercolour Holiday Journal” which can be kept and treasured forever.

The paintings will be a variety of subjects which she will demonstrate step by step, teaching and sharing tips and techniques.

Each morning is spent in a three hour workshop painting and creating in the comfort of Daku Resort’s Yoga Shala with its breathtaking views over Savusavu Bay.
Each afternoon you will be taken to various parts of the island to see the Fijian
countryside, beach, villages, people, waterfall and a tapa demonstration – with some time for just relaxing. While discovering Savusavu you will be taking it all in ready for our painting session the next morning.

Summary & Pricing

Title: Art in the Garden: watercolours

Dates: 6 – 13 June 2023

Style: Watercolours

Programme: Daily morning workshops; afternoon excursions and free time.

Excursions and extras: All meals, and excursions as listed in the programme.

Food: Mixed menu.

Itinerary:  Arrive Savusavu Tuesday June 6. Course starts June 7, end evening June 12. Depart Savusavu June 13.

Standard room: shared is $2550, single $2950.
Ocean view bure shared $2890, single $3390

What To Bring

To be supplied.

View of Daku r

You’ll stay with us at Daku Resort, Fiji.

Accommodation is packaged with your course: we are offering a choice of standard rooms in our rear bures, or ocean view bures at the front .We have a number of two and three bedroom houses and villas so if there are a small group, we can quote you on those.

Additional Adventures
A man on Fiji time relaxes on a surfboard.

What to do in your free time.

We’ve arranged a number of excursions as part of the course (see Programme tab on the menu bar above). We also offer a range of other activities inside and outside of Daku Resort (please note that unless they are part of the programme, some activities, such as massages and those requiring equipment hire, may have additional costs).

Meet your instructor.

Kerrie Hardy

Meet Kerry Hardy.

Kerry Hardy has a strong background in design and colour, encompassing a wide range of applications including corporate branding and vibrant pottery .

In her twenties she commenced a Certificate of Studio Ceramics and then continued with this passion for 35 years having a series of pottery exhibitions displaying work characterised by her brightly coloured underglazes. 26 years of her corporate life was spent working in design, curating the “look” for Bank of Queensland’s corporate wardrobe and dressing up to 2000 employees across Australia, coordinating design, manufacturer and delivery.

Her transition to painting has been a later development, and she has embraced it with passion, discovering her own strengths and abilities. More than that, she has translated her own delight into a vivacious art group where she teaches with contagious enthusiasm. Her students produce a painting in each class. Kerry holds 3 solo exhibitions in her garden each year.

Course fully booked. Please contact us to be put on the waiting list.

6 - 13 June 2023
  • Included
    All Workshop Fees
    Dining & Meals
    Lectures & Excursions
    Transfers from Savusavu Airport
  • Not Included
    Alcoholic Beverages
    Equipment & Supplies
    Non-Course Activities
    Travel Insurance
  • Arrive in Savusavu.
  • 6.00 pm Traditional Fijian welcome ceremony
  • 7.30 pm Dinner
  • 9am - 12:30pm: Workshop
  • 1pm: Lunch
  • Afternoon: Visit from local craftswoman and tapa making demonstration followed by trip to Savusavu Town to see local market and shops. We'll take you there in a taxi, and then leave you to wander around and find your own way back (taxis cost approx F$4.60).
  • 7:30pm: Dinner
  • 9.00 am – 12.30 pm Workshop
  • 1.00pm Lunch
  • Afternoon: viist to Devodara beach
  • Free time.
  • 6.30 Talk on J Hunter Pearl farm, the local black pearl farm - illustrated talk with slides
  • 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 - a chance to see village life and enjoy the meke dance. Bring along your sketch book (of course). • 7.30 pm Dinner
• 9.00 am – 12.30 pm Workshop: • 1.00 pm Lunch • Afternoon: Free time for optional activities • 5.00 pm Visit to Savusavu Yacht club for a sundowner. • 7.30 pm Dinner
• 9.00 am – 12.30 pm Workshop: • 1.00 pm Lunch • Afternoon: Free time for optional activities • 5.00 Art show and tell - review of the week • 7.30 pm Dinner
Breakfast and departure.Fly from Savusavu back to Nadi International flight home.If your flight is in the afternoon, you can have lunch at Daku. Check-out time is at 10.00am but you are welcome to leave your bags in reception.

Tour Location

Daku Resort, Fiji
Paradise Courses is hosted at Daku Resort, which is in Savusavu, Fiji.