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Painting all things Fiji : Belinda Biggs – August 10 – 17, 2024

Price August 10 - 17, 2024
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Painting all things Fiji : Belinda Biggs – August 10 – 17, 2024

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All things Fiji

Belinda delights in finding the special corners and details of the country she is in.

Course Confirmed: We look forwards to seeing you in Fiji!

Beach finds

Price includes:

  • Daily workshops with Belinda Biggs with personal attention
  • 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 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-painting partner too – there’s plenty for them to do whilst you’re painting, and they can join all the organised excursions on your programme too.

Beach picnic

Overview of the week's course

Belinda delights in finding the special corners and details of the country she is in, and during the week subjects will range from stunning mountain landscapes, to spectacular Fijian flora and traditional local villages, to interesting beach finds along the shore.

The course is primarily focussed on watercolours but Belinda and the class will also use a pen and wash, graphite pencil or coloured pencil as ways of enhancing detail and achieving different effects.

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Mornings are given to a three hour workshop when Belinda will often do a demonstration and then move around the class to give individual attention and advice. She considers many aspects of watercolour, with an understanding of colour itself being at the forefront, along with the application of the paint to achieve a realistic result. Perspective is a technique a lot of students find to be challenging, particularly when drawing buildings. She demonstrates how to get around the problem and has a handy tool for dealing with it.

Beginners and partners welcome.

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Meet Belinda Biggs.

Belinda has gained international recognition for her prize-winning illustrations of the natural world. Her works are found in private and public collections worldwide.

When conducting painting holidays, however, Belinda encourages her students to create in a more laid-back style.

She is known for her patience and good humour. In her view, painting should always be about passion and enjoyment. She combines a straightforward practicality with a wealth of technical advice and an eye for where a student needs a tweak, a lift, a gentle re-direction – always with the aim of building on the student’s ability and breaking through any self-doubts they may have.

Belinda teaches regular classes, workshops and painting holidays around Australia, Norfolk Island, Italy, New Zealand, Rarotonga, India, and the United Kingdom, which are regularly booked out.

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Summary & Pricing

Title: All things Fiji: watercolours

Dates: August 10 – 17, 2024

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 Saturday. Course starts Sunday, end evening Friday. Depart Savusavu Saturday.

What To Bring

Materials list will be supplied shortly.

Accommodation
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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).

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Students participate in a painting workshop on the deck at Daku Resort, Savusavu.

TESTIMONIALS

 

I have been painting in watercolour for nearly 10 years and have been a student of Belinda Biggs in a variety of formats 8 of those years. Belinda has wonderful skills in encouraging new artists, structuring excellent lesson plans to ensure sound skill development, motivating and inspiring growing artists and providing a guiding hand of encouragement.

As part of the committees of two local art societies we have asked Belinda to present workshops and classes for our local art community. She is always professional, organised, provides excellent lesson plans and has wonderful feedback from art participants.

I have attended painting holidays in Norfolk Island, workshops, classes, lessons with Belinda and just love her teaching style and positive constructive encouragement.

Wendy S

I have been one of Belinda’s pupils for over fifteen years and have found her an excellent and inspiring teacher. She has a wide knowledge of a variety of art techniques and different media which she shares freely with her students. Her patience and understanding when dealing with those who are struggling to master different skills is outstanding. Her own work in all media is magnificent, particularly the botanical and wildlife studies which have been exhibited both in Australia and overseas and have justifiably won awards, notably in the USA and UK.

Mary M

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.

Ocean View bure

Standard room – rear bure

August 10 - 17, 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
Saturday
  • Arrive in Savusavu.
  • 6.00 pm Traditional Fijian welcome ceremony
  • 7.30 pm Dinner
2
Sunday
  • 9am - 12:30pm: Workshop
  • 1pm: Lunch
  • Afternoon: Free time
  • 7:30pm: Dinner
3
Monday
  • 9.00 am – 12.30 pm Workshop
  • 1.00pm Lunch
  • 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).
  • 7.00 pm Dinner
4
Tuesday
• 9.00 am – 12.30 pm Workshop • 1.00 Lunch • 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). • 6.30 Talk on J Hunter Pearl farm, the local black pearl farm - illustrated talk with slides 7.00 pm Dinner
5
Wednesday
• 9.00 am – 12.30 pm Workshop • 1.00 pm Lunch• 2.00 Trip to waterfall • 7.30 pm Dinner
6
Thursday
• 9.00 am – 12.30 pm Workshop: • 1.00 pm Picnic lunch at the beach • 5.00 pm Visit to Savusavu Yacht club for a sundowner. • 7.30 pm Dinner
7
Friday
• 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
8
Saturday
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.