KORO CREATIVE ART WEEK – 7 DAY WORKSHOP SUN 8th – SAT 14th JAN 2017
Kristine will introduce you to your creative side in this one week art workshop. All skill levels welcome. No experience necessary, just enthusiasm!
What better way to explore the magic of Fiji than to translate your experiences creatively to paper and canvas? Understand how to see like an artist and be inspired by some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet!
Kristine will guide you through the creative process and introduce you to some easy and achievable techniques sure to unleash your inner artist. Every day you will be introduced to a new topic. The most amazing bonus is that your artistic location lies right at your doorstop. Morning and afternoon sessions are held at the resort or on location, and there is always a friendly staff member to help you with your equipment should you need it.
Classes cater for all skill levels and will be customised to suit the needs of the students. Every artist knows that experience plays an important role in creating, so we have included some very special outings to enhance your stay.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE
• Ground transfers to and from the SavuSavu Airport
• 7 Nights accommodation in a shared 1 or 2 bedroom Garden Bure at the beautiful 4 Star Koro Sun Resort*
• Breakfast daily
• One three course banquet meal
• Daily Art classes
• Resort activities
BONUS ACTIVITIES INCLUDED
• 1 hour complimentary massage
• Herbal Tour
• Waterfall Tour
• Town and market visit
• Private Beach Picnic
• Meet & Greet Service available at Nadi Airport if required.
One hour complimentary massage at the AWARD WINNING Koro Rainforest Spa!
* Based on double occupancy (2) per bure. Price does not include flights. Additional costs for art equipment, beverages and any additional paid activities not listed in the package.
DAY 1 – SUN 8 JAN 2017 – STILL LIFE
Morning Introduction. Outline for the week. Getting to know your materials. Drawing exercises. Giving life to still life – sketching & painting.
DAY 2 – MON 9 JAN 2017 – HOLIDAY SKETCHING
Understanding perspective & composition. Artists and travel: Drawing on the run, sketching on site.
MEET KORO’S LOCAL FLORAL STYLIST
DAY 3 – TUES 10 JAN 2017 – DISCOVERING NATURE
Take a herbal tour and discover the beauty and medicinal properties of the Koro Gardens. Introduction to colour pencil and watercolour with Botanic artwork.
BONUS ACTIVITY: HERBAL TOUR
MEET OUR LOCAL BOTANICAL EXPERT
DAY 4 – WED 11th JAN 2017 – COLOURS OF THE PACIFIC
Translating sketches to canvas. Introduction to colour and paint management. Atmospheric colour and landscape painting.
DAY 5 – THURS 12th JAN Jan 2017 – WATERSCAPES
Water scenes and capturing colour. Expressive abstraction. Painting and drawing by the seaside.
BONUS ACTIVITY: BEACH PICNIC
DAY 6 – FRI 13th JAN 2017 – FOLIAGE & ABSTRACTION
Take a trip into the tropical forest and experience the fresh water falls. Meet the locals. Capturing your experience on paper. Focusing on movement and line and how you can create energy with your stroke. Spend the afternoon painting and drawing in the rainforest or on Orchid Island.
BONUS ACTIVITY: Waterfall Trip/Village visit
DAY 7 – SAT 14th JAN 2017 – DRAWING THE FIGURE
Experience the bustle of SavuSavu on our morning Town Trip. Meet local artisans, experience the markets and stroll along the beautiful waterfront. Pick up some handicrafts and a souvenir of your trip. Return to the resort in the afternoon for some figure drawing and final art discussion. Group critique and review of the week.
BONUS ACTIVITY: Town/Market Day Trip
Group dinner and cultural presentation to conclude workshop.
“I was a student of Kristine’s while on her painting retreat in Fiji and have to say it is hard to find words that can describe what an incredible experience I was fortunate enough to have had.
It would be easy to be intimidated by such an accomplished artist but Kristine’s teaching style makes you feel right at home. She is non-judgmental, helps you find a personal style, has some great exercises, tips and tricks to ensure you succeed. Her expertise as a teacher shines through in her preparation, activities and structured program with the ability to tailor it to meet the level and needs of her students. She truly is one of the most gifted teachers I have met.
While I painted Kristine would share stories from the art world, about the movements, the artists, their life-stories and what inspired them as they painted. Not only did this demonstrate her extensive knowledge of art theory but was highly entertaining and informative as a background while we worked. Every day I looked forward to a “storytelling session” as part of the classes.
The location was idyllic and the people so friendly that as a solo traveler, I felt completely comfortable. If you wanted time to yourself that was always an option. The staff at the resort really embraced me, the food was amazing and at the end of the week I said goodbye to the staff and guests and was genuinely sad to leave.
If you would like to relax, unwind and create in a beautiful location with a very gifted, encouraging teacher, I cannot recommend the experience highly enough.”
Lee Morgan, Australia 2016