Tasmanian Art Retreat- 4 Days
May 3rd 10am- 6th 4pm
Ever wanted to try painting with acrylics? This is a 4 day art retreat aimed at complete beginners or those who have some drawing and painting experience. This class will teach you the practical skills and techniques used in acrylic painting. We are incorporating Watercolour painting into this retreat as we will look at pigment making. All watercolour techniques, applications & materials will be covered.
Students will learn about the specific properties of acrylic painting & watercolours, and develop practical skills and techniques in application, colour blending, rendering light and shade, tonal value, and canvas options.
By the end of the class, students will have completed one of their own paintings, several sketches and colour charts and be able to take their new skills to continue developing in their own style, in this particular medium.
About the Art retreat:
Experience the inspiring scenery of the Sassafras area located in the North West of Tasmania, (flights from Melbourne fly into Devonport 12mins or Launceston 45min) whilst participating in a guided, relaxing art workshop. Facilities will be the homesteads, gardens & local public sites. You will be taken through each small step to inspire and encourage your project, meanwhile being served amazing home grown & local food. There is plenty of time to actively explore your own ideas and approaches with plenty of free studio time and even some lovely walks, yoga/ massage classes for your relaxation.
Garden walks, structured lessons, plein air painting and local town site-seeing, are just some of the things you can expect. All accommodation meals and materials are included on this retreat.
About the tutor:
Stacey Jane Rocca is a self taught artist who prides herself in teaching all types of art to others. Stacey is a naturalist and finds her subjects in nature through her camera lens. Stacey has been running her art practice professionally for over 10 years and has since moved to Tasmania (from WA) in 2015 to further pursue her passions. Staceys teaching style is very patient, encouraging & supportive along with a huge knowledge giving heart. Stacey wants all her students comfortable and satisfied.
Stacey manages the Robin Hoods Well Farm Stay cottages hosting guests/travellers from all over the world. Her ability to facilitate retreats on her property & abroad provides a relaxing but adventurous and very creative experience for all.
See Staceys facebook page of art and happenings.