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Amanda Hyatt - Western Australia Watercolour Workshop

Amanda Hyatt - Western Australia Watercolour Workshop
Monday 19 April to Friday 30 April 2021

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DAY 1: Monday 19 Apriil, 2021 Margaret River, WA
Tour members will be met at Perth airport at 12.00pm and transferred to the workshop hotel in Margaret River. Late afternoon there will be a welcome drinks party followed by an included dinner.

DAY 2: Tuesday 20 April, 2021 Margaret River, WA
Margaret River has evolved into the ultimate smorgasbord of fine wine, good food and spectacular scenery. Margaret River also has a thriving arts scene, with an art or craft gallery on every corner. This will also be the base from which we will explore and paint the many areas that simply must be painted in Western Australia.

DAY 3: Wednesday 21 April, 2021 Margaret River, WA
Today our excursion from Margaret River takes us to the famous Busselton Jetty, the longest in Australia. This wood pier stretches nearly 2km to the Underwater Observatory, where life in a coral reef is on view. Amanda will find a great location for today’s painting session. There will be regular critique session during the workshop.

DAY 4: Thursday 22 April, 2021 Margaret River, WA
Today we enjoy painting at one of the beautiful vineyards in the Margaret River region. We will also enjoy an included lunch and a wine tasting.

DAY 5: Friday 23 April, 2021 Margaret River, WA
This morning we travel to Augusta and Cape Leeuwin, where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet. The cape, the most south-westerly point in Australia, has a rugged coastline and a lighthouse built in 1895. Amanda will find a great painting location close to the light house and show you how to paint it. We will drive through the majestic Boranup Karri Forest and admire the pale, slender trees towering up to 60 metres. Today we also explore the underground wonderland of Mammoth Cave, it is one of just a few caves in the south west which contains fossils. Our visit to Mammoth Cave finishes with a winding walk through the beautiful marri forest, with whistling birds and stunning flora displays. These incredible wonders of nature are right at our doorstep.

DAY 6: Saturday 24 April, 2021 Fremantle, WA
Today we travel to Fremantle known for its maritime history, Victorian architecture and remnants from Australia’s days as a British penal colony. The afternoon is free to discover the beautiful port and Victorian and Edwardian buildings.

DAY 7: Sunday 25 April, 2021 Fremantle, WA
This morning Amanda will commence her first painting session in Fremantle with a demonstration and then assist workshop members individually.

DAY 8: Monday 26 April, 2021 Fremantle, WA
Today we board the ferry to Rottnest Island. The island is renowned for its simply beautiful beaches and bays, laid-back atmosphere (cars are not allowed on the island), its native wildlife (including the quokka – a small native marsupial). There will be a painting session on Rottnest Island.

DAY 9: Tuesday 27 April, 2021 The Pinnacles, WA
This morning we travel north along the coast, stopping in Yanchep National Park. We then continue our journey to Cervantes, a small coastal fishing town in Western Australia, north of Perth. The town is a gateway to Nambung National Park, home to the Pinnacles, a desert area spotted with many ancient rock pillars amid shifting sand dunes. This evening we have an included dinner.

DAY 10: Wednesday 28 April, 2021 The Pinnacles, WA
Today we travel to Nambung National Park to see the Pinnacles Desert that contains thousands of limestone pillars. The pillars are the weathered and eroded fragments of limestone beds composed of deposited marine organisms such as coral and molluscs. Some of the tallest pinnacles reach heights of up to 3.5m above the yellow sand base. We will enjoy a full day of painting in Nambung National Park. This evening we have an included dinner.

DAY 11: Thursday 29 April, 2021 The Pinnacles, WA
Nambung National Park is also known for its beautiful beaches at Kangaroo Point and Hangover Bay. Amanda will find some great subjects for today’s painting session. This afternoon there will be a final critique session and an included dinner.

DAY 12: Friday 30 April, 2021 Departure
This morning workshop members will be transferred to Perth domestic airport to meet flights departing after 2.00pm.