TASMANIA,
AUSTRALIA Oil Painting Workshop

Robyn Collier TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA Oil Painting Workshop
Monday 22 November – Saturday 4 December 2021

DAY 1: Monday 22 November, 2021 Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
Workshop departs from either Launceston city at 11.30am or Launceston airport at midday. We will transfer to beautiful Cradle Mountain for four nights. The area was first surveyed in the 1820’s and named for the cradle shape of the mountain. The first tourist chalet was built in 1912 and the Overland Track was completed in 1935. Cradle Mountain is home to some adorable wildlife with pademelons, wallabies and wombats all spotted regularly within the park. This evening we will enjoy welcome drinks and an included dinner.

DAY 2: Tuesday 23 November, 2021 Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
This morning Robyn will find a great painting location in Cradle Mountain and complete a demonstration. Following this, Robyn will assist individual workshop members with their painting. Regular critique sessions are held throughout the tour. This evening there will be an included dinner.

DAY 3: Wednesday 24 November, 2021 Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
Today we travel to Dove Lake a glacially carved lake directly beneath the Northern end of Cradle Mountain for a full day of painting. Non-painters may like to enjoy the 6km walk that offers epic views of the famous mountain. This evening there will be an included dinner.

DAY 4: Thursday 25 November, 2021 Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
A full day of painting at Cradle Mountain. Robyn will find some wonderful subjects for you to paint. This evening there will be an included dinner

DAY 5: Friday 26 November, 2021 St Helens, Tasmania
Today we travel to St Helens, the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, on Georges Bay. St Helen’s is the gateway to the world famous, Bay of Fires. Life in St Helens is all about the ocean. The beaches, bays and estuaries here are perfect for painting.

DAY 6: Saturday 27 November, 2021 St Helens, Tasmania
This morning Robyn will commence with a demonstration and then assist workshop members individually with their work in the beautiful town of St Helens.

DAY 7: Sunday 28 November, 2021 St Helens, Tasmania
Today we travel to the Bay of Fires for a day of painting. The Bay of Fires is famous for its crystalclear waters, white sandy beaches and orange lichen-covered granite boulders and is one of Tasmania’s most popular conservation reserves. The Bay of Fires extends along the coast from Binalong Bay in the south to Eddystone Point in the north. Its name refers to the Aboriginal fires spotted by Captain Tobias Furneaux when he sailed past in 1773, but it could also apply to the brilliant orange lichen that grows on the granite boulders lining the bay.

DAY 8: Monday 29 November, 2021 St Helens, Tasmania
Today we travel to Scamander and the surrounding areas. Scamander is a small town at the mouth of the Scamander River. Robyn will find a great subject for the days painting session.

DAY 9: Tuesday 30 November, 2021 Coles Bay, Tasmania
This morning we will travel to the seaside holiday village of Coles Bay on the edge of the world-renowned Freycinet National Park, it sits beneath stunning, sheer pink granite mountains overlooking the calm, clear water of Oyster Bay. The uncrowded beaches and crystal-clear waters offer the ideal location for painting. There will be an included dinner this evening.

DAY 10: Wednesday 1 December, 2021 Coles Bay, Tasmania
Today we travel to Freycinet National Park, home to dramatic pink granite peaks, secluded bays, white sandy beaches and abundant birdlife. Situated on Tasmania’s beautiful east coast, the park occupies most of the Freycinet Peninsula. This evening we will enjoy an included dinner.

DAY 11: Thursday 2 December, 2021 Coles Bay, Tasmania
Today we travel by boat and see the waters surrounding Freycinet National Park. Keep a look out for sea eagles roosting on the granite cliffs, pods of dolphins surfing the bow wave and cormorants plus Australian fur seals hauling out along the coast. Join in the search for whales as they migrate from September to December. There will be an included dinner this evening.

DAY 12: Friday 3 December, 2021 Coles Bay, Tasmania
Freycinet National Park offers a wide variety of vegetation including wetland, coastal dunes, dry eucalypt forest and orchids that bloom all year round. Robyn will perform a demonstration and then it will be your turn to paint while Robyn assists tour members with their painting. Tonight, there will be an included dinner to celebrate the wonderful time we have had painting in Tasmania.

DAY 13: Saturday 4 December, 2021 Departure
This morning we will say farewell and travel to Launceston airport to meet flights departing after midday.