Land of the Long White Cloud – New Zealand (Virtual)

Join us for the first virtual Art Safari to New Zealand, an artists’ journey with artist Karen Pearson to experience the natural wonders of North Island and South... Read more

Virtual New Zealand £140
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Date
15 Mar - 19 Mar 2021


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Location(s)
North and South Islands New Zealand
New Zealand


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Tour content
Sketching, Painting & Travel


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Tutor(s)
Karen Pearson

I'm exploring new parts of the world through zoom - New Zealand's beautiful landscapes, colourful seas and deep forests are such an inspiration to the artist

Join us for the first virtual Art Safari to New Zealand, an artists’ journey with artist Karen Pearson to experience the natural wonders of North Island and South Island, painting truly spectacular landscapes from photos taken during Art Safari tours. You can treat this tour as a way of getting to know the islands and artists who have worked there, gaining inspiration from the snow-capped peaks, volcanoes and glaciers, lakes, rainforests and sandy bays lapped by turquoise waters.

Karen toured New Zealand with her paintbrushes 2018 and then again in early 2020 just as the pandemic was beginning.  She is looking forward to returning and sharing some of her favourite sketching locations with you.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

All sessions start at 2pm GMT

Day 1: Meet Karen and the Art Safari team on Zoom for three hours of art demonstration and tuition time.

Karen will give a talk and show examples of her own sketches from her Art Safari tour in New Zealand.

You will have the option to paint from a variety of images to suit your taste from a library of photos you will receive as part of the course package.

You have time in between sessions to complete your work and submit images of your paintings for feedback on our private Facebook group or by email.

Day 2: The second day is free for you to paint all day at home.

Day 3: We meet again the following afternoon to tackle a second painting through the same process. Tuition will comprise of a second talk, followed by art demos.

Day 4: The fourth day is free for you to paint all day.  During this time you are welcome to be in touch for extra guidance.

Day 5: We hold a final meeting to review and share your work and insights from the course.

The workshop will be recorded so you will be able to watch the video online afterwards.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • A laptop, Macbook, PC, iPad or tablet
  • An assortment of paint brushes, suitable for your medium in different shapes and sizes

Karen will work in watercolour and also ink but you may use any medium – she often works with a simple, ‘double primary’ palette comprised of Lemon yellow, Cadmium Yellow/Gamboge, Cadmium Red/Winsor Red, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine, Prussian Blue, Cobalt and Cerulean Blue. For New Zealand, a turquoise eg Pthalo Turquoise would be a good addition to the palette.  This course isn’t specifically about colour, so just use colours you are familiar with and those you already have.

  • Watercolour paper, canvas or canvas boards, up to A2 size or 16 x 20” you will need at least 4.
  • Cartridge paper, up to A2 size or 16 x 20” you will need at least 10.
  • Sketchbook/notebook and pen (there’s LOTS of ideas and stuff to write down!)
  • Kitchen towel
  • Easel/table easel or other means of holding your canvas/paper at an angle (watercolour) / vertically (oil)
  • Paint palette
  • Jars for water or solvent (if you use it)

Itinerary

Day 114:00 Meet up on Zoom for talks, tea and tutorials
Day 2 Time to work on your own
Day 314:00 Meet up on Zoom for talks, tea and tutorials
Day 4Time to work on your own
Day 514:00 Meet up on Zoom for critiques, tea and demos
Ask for full itinerary
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VIRTUAL TOUR COST:

This virtual New Zealand painting tour costs £140pp

ZOOM:

The joining point for your New Zealand tour is wherever you have internet and feel ready and comfortable to paint.

 

 

OUR PRICE INCLUDES:

All online Zoom tuition, copious resource material and ideas, recipes and email contact.

OUR PRICES EXCLUDE:

Art materials, internet access, personal expenses.

Any questions, please ring us on 01394 382235 or info@artsafari.co.uk

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