|Art Safari’s creative adventures to Japan
13 – 27 November 2016
with Mary-Anne Bartlett
Mount Fuji floats high above the surrounding lands, its mysterious presence dominates the landscape and our pictorial knowledge of Japan. It is a view that captures the imagination. We will be painting in Japan and painting Mount Fuji.
Art Safari travels to Japan during the ‘autumn-leaves-viewing’ months when the skies are clear and bright and when we’re most likely to get that classic view so that we can paint Mount Fuji and other in our own way.
Exploring some of the beautiful areas of Japan, we sketch and paint in the valleys coloured in the pinks, reds, oranges and browns of the late autumn. This is an idyllic time to visit Japan, entrancing colour surrounding the temples, pavilions and palaces. We visit Shogun’s castles and sacred sites, mountain villages and picturesque towns to discover the heart of traditional Japan.
One of the natural wonders of Japan is to see the wild snow monkeys enjoying bathing in hot springs, and we have time to observe and sketch them. There will be other opportunities for wildlife, our main focus is culture and architecture.
Influenced by Japanese art and simplicity since she visited the Great Japan Exhibition at the Royal Academy in London in the 1980s, Mary-Anne Bartlett is delighted to be leading her second tour to Japan.
This fascinating itinerary combines a small amount of wildlife with a large dose of wildly colourful landscape, silk kimonos and fascinating architecture. We will also meet contemporary Japanese artists.
single room supplement on request
Our prices include: – All transfers, accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, art tuition and safari guiding.
Our prices exclude: – Airfares from your home country, departure taxes & visas if required, optional activities, art materials, personal expenses.
We are happy to arrange your flights for you but offer you the option of sourcing them yourself.
Further information about what art materials and clothing to take with you, medical and insurance requirements etc will be given to you later.
Please also feel free to discuss your own private safari, with dates to suit you and with an itinerary to suit you.
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