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David Taylor - CENTRAL AUSTRALIA Painting Workshop

David Taylor - CENTRAL AUSTRALIA Painting Workshop
FRIDAY 21ST MAY - 2ND JUNE 2021

Itinerary

DAY 1: Friday 21 May, 2021 Glen Helen, Australia
Workshop members will be met at Alice Springs airport at 2.00pm and transferred to the workshop hotel in Glen Helen. The landscape around Glen Helen is spectacular – a towering sandstone wall is the first thing you see as you arrive. The area includes views of Mount Sonder, one of the highest points in Central Australia, which changes colours with the light. Our accommodation will be at the motel in Glen Helen in rustic air-conditioned accommodation to give you the true outback experience. We will enjoy an included dinner this evening.

DAY 2: Saturday 22 May, 2021 Glen Helen, Australia
Today we travel to Ormiston Gorge for a full day of painting. The rugged scenery of the Gorge will provide some wonderful subjects to paint. The water and the shelter of the rocks attract an interesting variety of native fauna and flora. David will paint a demonstration and assist workshop members individually. Tonight we will enjoy an included dinner.

DAY 3: Sunday 23 May, 2021 Glen Helen, Australia
A full day of painting in and around Glen Helen Gorge. At Glen Helen Gorge, the ranges part to make way for the Finke River. The permanent Finke River waterhole is an important refuge in the hot summer months, for all nine species of fish recorded for the Finke, and migrating waterbirds. From here the Finke River continues and makes its way to the Simpson Desert. Tonight we will enjoy an included dinner.

DAY 4: Monday 24 May, 2021 Glen Helen, Australia
Today we travel to Ellery Creek Big Hole for a full day of painting. This spectacular waterhole is fed by Ellery Creek and surrounded by high red cliffs and sandy banks. Thousands of years of massive floods have carved out this waterhole. Tonight we will enjoy an included dinner.

DAY 5: Tuesday 25 May, 2021 Glen Helen, Australia
This morning we drive the short distance to the Mt Sonder look out where David will paint a demonstration. In the afternoon, we will return to Glen Helen for a critique session. We will enjoy our final dinner at Glen Helen

DAY 6: Wednesday 26 May, 2021 Alice Springs, Australia
This morning we will visit the ochre pits. The Ochre Pits is a registered sacred site and offers you the unique opportunity to view an ochre deposit that is still used by the local Arrarnta people. Ochre has been used all over the world for decoration and painting since pre-historic times. We then continue our journey on to Alice Springs the capital of the Outback. It nestles in a valley in the MacDonnell Ranges on the banks of the mostly dry Todd River. There will be time for lunch and we will have a brief sightseeing tour of Alice Springs before checking into our hotel

DAY 7: Thursday 27 May, 2021 Alice Springs, Australia
Today David will lead the group to a picturesque painting spot in Alice Springs for a full day of painting. There are many good subjects, the dry Todd River bed, the nearby desert and the activity in the town.

DAY 8: Friday 28 May, 2021 Alice Springs, Australia
This morning we travel to Simpsons Gap for another painting session. In the afternoon, we travel to Standley Chasm for a light lunch. We then take a walk to where you can see the cuts through the tough quartzite that have formed a picturesque natural alleyway. Surging floodwaters over thousands of years are responsible for this magnificent site. There will be time to photograph and sketch.

DAY 9: Saturday 29 May, 2021 Curtin Springs, Australia
Today we will travel to Curtin Springs a privately owned million-acre cattle station, where they also use native grasses that are harvested, pulped and pressed to create paper. In the afternoon, we will participate in a paper making workshop. Tonight we will enjoy an included dinner.

DAY 10: Sunday 30 May, 2021 Curtin Springs, Australia
This morning we will spend the day painting at Curtin Springs. The morning subject will be of the salt lake. A picnic lunch is included and in the afternoon, we will spend our time painting the privately owned Mt Connor. We will enjoy an included dinner.

DAY 11: Monday 31 May, 2021 Uluru, Australia
This morning we travel to Uluru, where you may like to take a walk around the base of the rock. The remainder of the day will be spent painting. Late afternoon we will watch the sunset over Uluru as it changes colours. We then travel to the Yulara resort situated 6 km from Uluru with great views of the Rock and its changing moods.

DAY 12: Tuesday 1 June 2021 Uluru, Australia
Today we visit Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), giant ochre-coloured domed monolithic rocks made of sandstone, which offer plenty of variety in photographic and painting aspects. This evening we will have an included farewell dinner at our hotel to celebrate our time in the Australian outback.

DAY 13: Wednesday 2 June, 2021 Departure
Tour members will be transferred to Uluru airport to meet flights departing after midday.