Grampians National Park Art Tour with Ross Paterson
Tue 24 – Tue 31 March 2020 (8 days)
$3,990 pp (Single Supplement $600) [Non-painter’s deduct $250]
Limited numbers, non-painters welcome.
Grampians National Park is a picturesque nature reserve in Victoria, Australia, know for its sandstone mountains, wildflowers and wildlife. It features waterfalls like the towering MacKenzie Falls and lookouts such as the Balconies, with views of the Victoria Range. The area is very much an artist’s dream and Ross will show you how to capture this beauty in your art. Non-painters and photographers welcome on this tour too.
Ross Paterson is recognized as one of Australia’s leading and influential watercolourists who is well-respected for his “en-plein-air” paintings in watercolour, oil, and pastel. A multi-award winner in Australia and internationally Ross is one of the few watercolourists invited to represent Australia in world Water Media expositions and Biennials and has had his work published in various books and publications worldwide.
As you arrive at Melbourne airport you will be met by your Aussie Redback Tours team, tutor, and fellow artists and travellers. We travel directly to Halls Gap to settle into our accommodation which will be our home for the next six nights. Tonight we’ll have drinks, nibbles and a meet-and-greet before dinner. (Dinner included)
Today we explore Grampians National Park, painting from Boroka Lookout which provides panoramic views over Halls Gap and the east of the Grampians. Ross will get you started with a painting demonstration, providing tips on all your need to know. We will also have time to visit Reeds Lookout and The Balconies for photos and sketching opportunities. (Breakfast & Dinner included)
Plenty of leisurely time today to paint around Halls Gap (our accommodation has fabulous views for early-morning painting, and later we’ll spend time in Halls Gap village, painting local shops and buildings with the Grampians in the background. (Breakfast & Dinner included)
Your painting location today is Dunkeld – a magnificent little village at the foot of Mt Sturgeon at the southern end of the Grampians National Park. Quaint old buildings, lakes, bridges, and nearby Mt Abrupt and Mt Sturgeon offer a variety of painting subjects throughout the day, under Ross’s guidance. (Breakfast and dinner included)
We visit MacKenzie Falls today, which is one of the largest waterfalls in Victoria, with water cascading over huge cliffs into a deep pool. Ross will find the perfect spot to paint, start with a demo, and then you will be free to create your own masterpiece. We will be here for the day so there will be plenty of opportunity to view the Falls from a variety of lookouts (some walking required). (Breakfast & Dinner included)
This morning we drive to the Victoria Valley for more en-plein-air painting under Ross’s guidance. Subjects include breathtaking scenery of farmlands, rock pools, peaks, and waterways. (Breakfast included)
We drive to Ballarat today, stopping along the way for a short painting session and lunch in the beautiful Victorian countryside. We continue to our accommodation in Ballarat and tonight we’ll have a show-and-tell of everyone’s paintings so we can all see what has been produced whilst on tour. (Breakfast & Dinner included)
Sadly, all good tours must come to an end and today you will be transferred to Melbourne airport for your flight home, taking with you many memories captured in your art, your camera, and in your heart and mind. (Breakfast included)
Transfers from and to Melbourne airport
Daily painting tutorials
James McMurtrie Glass Blowing Studio
Reeds Lookout/The Balconies
Comfortable air-conditioned transport
Daily breakfasts, six dinners
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