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Painting Fiji with fabulous Acrylics – with Lizzie Connor : June 28 – July 5, 2025

Price June 28 - July 5 2025
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Painting Fiji with fabulous Acrylics – with Lizzie Connor : June 28 – July 5, 2025

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A fabulous week of painting.

Six days of exploring and capturing the vibrant colours and stunning beauty of Savusavu and surrounds in versatile and colourful acrylics.

The daily programme is set out in detail: click the PROGRAMME tab above.

Lizzie Connor Fiji workshop

From Aus$2650 - Price includes:

  • 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:  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.

 

 

George at Vuadomo

Painting course

Lizzie returns to Fiji for her sixth visit to run one of her marvellous workshops.
She will be exploring different ways to use acrylic paint and creating and using different surfaces to work on with impasto modelling compound.
Artists of all skill levels are welcome!

 

Lizzie Connor Fiji Kasavu boy
Lizzie Connor Kasavu beach
Lizzie Connor On the beach

TESTIMONIALS

 

Another Amazing Memorable Experience
No wonder I’ve been to Fiji 8 times. 5 of those times being to Daku Resort. I joined a group of like minded creatives to enjoy an Art Course this month – July 2023. I had the most wonderful time – again – at Daku Resort. The staff are truly wonderful as they go above and beyond to make sure that you have the best experience possible – I honestly can’t compliment them enough. The Art Course with Lizzie was also fabulous. The beautiful smiles and genuine love of life is what makes Fiji (and especially Daku) one of my favourite places to regenerate and relax as it makes me feel there is a place where peace and love really do exist. Thank you to all at Daku for another amazing and memorable stay.

Karen M

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

 

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Pen and Wash with Lizzie Connor : 18 – 25 May 2024

AUD $2,650

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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.

Summary & Pricing

Dates: June 28 – July 5, 2025
Teacher: Lizzie Connor
Content: Pen and wash: drawing and watercolours
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.
Itinerary: Arrive Savusavu Saturday. Course starts morning Sunday, ends evening Friday. Depart Savusavu Saturday morning.

Materials: A list of materials to be purchased for the course is given below .

A wash is a term for a visual arts technique resulting in a semi-transparent layer of color. A wash of diluted water colour paint applied in combination with drawing is called pen and wash. Normally only one or two colours of wash are used.

 

If students are not so keen on drawing, or not confident this could be a great way to up you skills with drawing, but using paint mediums as well. Pen and wash is a lovely free way of working, where the brush work is soft and loose, as is the pen work, but the pen work also is the element that holds the images together and gives them strength.

 

Using lightweight materials it makes this process perfect for  for travel journaling or quick inspired sketches with some colour added – for example if you are sketching at the Copra Shed at Savusavu and there is a lot of movement and colour, pen and wash allows you to work fast and capture this. Or if you have more time to spend on creating an image of a micro view of a shell or coral on the beach, pen and wash allows you to capture the textures you see, and support that with the addition of subtle colours from the water colour wash.

What To Bring

Here’s materials you’ll need to bring.

* Acrylic paint – Essential colours;Warm and Cool Red, Warm and Cool Yellow, Warm and Cool Blue, Black and Titanium White.
* A4 sketch book
* A3 Mixed Media paper pad
* Palette
* Water Container
* Paper towels or paint rags (paper towels can be bought at the local
supermarket)
* Masking fluid
* Brushes – good sets of 12 synthetic fibre brushes for acrylic painting
can be bought at Officeworks for around $18.00. They are good value.
Otherwise if you have a good assortment of your own bring them.
* 2 x stretch canvasses 40cm x 60cm or sheets of flat canvas of the same size.
PLEASE DON’T BRING CANVAS PAPER FROM THE CHEAP SHOPS, IT IS POOR QUALITY AND WILL GIVE A POOR EXPERIENCE.
* Masking tape
* 1 x 250ml jar of Impasto Modelling Compound NOT Impasto Gel, as the Gel is a totally different product.
* Pallette Knives.

Accommodation
Additional Adventures
Water activities at Daku Resort, Savusavu Fiji

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).

Water activities at Daku Resort, Savusavu Fiji

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).

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

June 28 - July 5 2025
  • 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
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