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Eco-printing : Erinna Law- April 18 – 25, 2024

Price April 18 - 25, 2024
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Eco-printing : Erinna Law- April 18 – 25, 2024

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Making the ordinary extraordinary

“Celebrating and advocating for flora and fauna, like a kaitiaki (guardian), as well as reusing and repurposing materials, underpins my avid art practice.”

Erinna Law ecoprint gold leaves

Price includes:

  • Daily workshops with Erinna Law
  • Accommodation – choose from our bures at the front (Ocean View bures), or at the back (standard rooms) – or ask us about our two bedroom villas.
  • Meals : breakfast, lunch and dinner – a mix of local Fijian and Indian food and international recipes
  • Excursions:  snorkel on the fabulous coral reefs, bathe in the glorious waterfall, revel in the abundant nature of the landscape and experience the rich Fijian culture.

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

PS Bring along your non-participating partner too – there’s plenty for them to do whilst you’re printing, and they can join all the organised excursions on your programme too.

Erinna Law ecoprints multiple

Overview of the week's course

Erinna delights in finding the magical designs of nature and transforming them into beautiful and often unexpected printed artwork.

During the week she will show you the delights and secrets of printing with natural dyes – it’s a wonderful therapeutic process and is so easily  harnessed to enhance your hauora (wellbeing). You will go out into the nearby forests and beaches to collect plants and objects to become part of your artwork.

We will learn how to make two simple dyes which you’ll be able to make and use at home. Erinna will show you how to create eco prints on both cotton based paper and fabric without the need for a press. You’ll be guided through each step of the process using a selection of organic material to create colour and shapes on the paper. Identifying which plants and flowers in the local environment can be used to create the best results will be covered.

By the end of the workshop you’ll leave with a variety of unique prints on cotton rag paper and recipes to replicate the process easily from your kitchen at home.

Beginners and partners welcome.

Erinna Law ecoprinting

Erinna Law is an artist based on Auckland’s North Shore whose work advocates for the preservation of flora and fauna. She became hooked on printmaking when living in London and studying the creative process at Kensington and Chelsea College.
She has a degree in Education and Art History from The University of Auckland and a Diploma of Art & Creativity from The Learning Connexion in Wellington. She studied print making in London and her ecoprinting journey started in 2019 after attending a workshop at Franklin Arts Centre, Pukehoke. She says: “ I love how ecoprinting connects me to nature and makes the ordinary, extraordinary. Sharing ecoprinting with others especially the meditative and therapeutic element to it gives me so much joy.” She has been a member of the Print Council Aotearoa New Zealand since 2013.

Her practice has focused on exploring eco printing due to the therapeutic element of the process, utilising the natural environment to create beautiful organic prints. As with traditional printmaking there is still the element of excitement when revealing the final print. She loves the accessibility this form of printmaking brings with the possibility to create eco prints at home without a press or using any toxic materials.

Palm trees on a beach by the clear ocean at Savusavu, Fiji.

Any questions? Drop us a line.

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Eco-printing with Erinna Law : April 18 – 25, 2024

AUD $1,935

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Summary & Pricing

Title: Making the ordinary extraordinary

Dates: April 18 – 25 , 2024

Style: Eco-printing

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 Thursday. Course starts Friday, end evening Wednesday. Depart Savusavu Thursday.

What To Bring

Materials list.

2 x flat square ceramic tiles 10cm x 10cm
4 x bulldog clips between 50-70cm long
1 x PVC pipe (35mm diameter) 16cm long or dowel 16cm long (20mm diameter)
A ball of soft twine/string
Stencils – handmade or bought to experiment with and share with the group. Botanical themed or otherwise.
Paper – 6 pieces A3/A2 size (white or cream) a cotton based printing paper is best more than 200gsm. See your local art store. If travelling from N.Z. Erinna can let you know what to bring and where you can purchase it. Paper the length of what you can fit in your suitcase.
A pair of scissors
Pencil, eraser, 30cm ruler
Watercolour paints optional
A soft print roller – if you have one – any size but easy to travel with
One tube of water based printing ink – green, blue, white, black, gold, any natural tones.
A piece of plexi plate (A4 size)
A roll of handy towel or a few rags

Accommodation
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).

Meditation and snorkeling a
Fruit stacked in bowls at Savusavu Markets, Savusavu.
Hiking along a trail near Savusavu, Fiji.

Our location : Savusavu, Fiji

A traditional Kava ceremony.
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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.

We also have a selection of three and four bedroom budget houses which are ideal for a group of friends. Have a look at them (links above) on our resort website, and if you think they might suit you, drop us a line so we can tell you more.

Ocean View bure

Standard room – rear bure

April 18 - 25, 2024
  • Included
    Accommodation
    All Workshop Fees
    Dining & Meals
    Lectures & Excursions
    Transfers from Savusavu Airport
  • Not Included
    Alcoholic Beverages
    Equipment & Supplies
    Flights/Travel
    Non-Course Activities
    Travel Insurance
1
Thursday
  • Arrive at Daku Resort
  • 6.30pm Fijian Welcome ceremony
  • 7:00pm Dinner
2
Friday
  • 7.30 – 8.30am Breakfast
  • 9.00 Free morning: option to visit to KokoMana chocolate farm and factory (F$40)
  • 12.30pm Lunch at Daku Resort
  • 1.00 Masi cloth demonstration from local craftswoman
  • 2.00 – 5.00 Introductory session. What is eco-printing. What we aim to do in the week. First session of eco-printing.
  • 6:00pm Happy Hour
  • 7:00pm Dinner
3
Saturday
  • 7.30 – 8.30am Breakfast
  • 9.00 Visit to Savusavu town and market
  • 1:00pm Lunch at Daku Resort
  • 2.00 – 5.00  Second session of eco-printing.
  • 6:00pm Happy Hour
  • 7:00pm Dinner.
4
Sunday
  • 7.30 – 8.30am Breakfast
  • 9.00 – 12.30 Eco printing
  • 1:00pm Lunch at Daku Resort
  • 2.30 Snorkel trip.
  • 7:00pm Dinner.
5
Monday
  • 7.30 – 8.30am Breakfast
  • 9.00 – 12.30 Visit to waterfall
  • 1:00pm Lunch at Daku Resort
  • 2.00 5.00 Eco-printing
  • 6:00pm Happy Hour
  • 7:00pm Dinner
6
Tuesday
  • 7.30 – 8.30am Breakfast
  • Eco printing and craft morning.
  • 1.00 Lunch at Daku Resort
  • 4.00 Visit to local village with meke dance. Return to Daku approx. 6.30.
  • 7:00pm Dinner
7
Wednesday
  • 7.30 – 8.30am Breakfast
  • Eco printing and craft morning
  • 1.00 Lunch at Daku Resort
  • 5.00 Casual exhibition
  • 6:00pm Happy Hour
  • 7:00pm Dinner
8
Thursday
  • 7.30am Breakfast
  • Depart: Fly from Savusavu back to Nadi, followed by your International flight home

Tour Location

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