Wave Beach Painting Retreat with Jules Sharman
Painting Retreat: 2 Days / 2 Nights
Fri 9th to Sun 11th Sept 2022
Where is the art retreat?
Tin Dragon Cottages in North East Tasmania in the heart of North East Tasmania is a beautiful natural setting for a cosy painting workshop. So, you will find your “inner artist” in a relaxed, safe and creative environment. We are taking just 8 participants (minimum four), so you can experience personal one-on-one painting tuition in our purpose-built workshop space.
The live-in (only) art workshop is suitable for anyone 18 years or older. You need no painting experience–just a desire to learn and achieve. This painting workshop is designed for those who are keen to learn to paint waves but have never had the opportunity or encouragement to do so, before now!
While the art workshop is limited to 8 participants, partners are also encouraged to attend the retreat. Partners, not participating in the workshop, will be not be charged for tuition.
What is provided for the art retreat?
- 2 nights accommodation with a variety of cottages to choose from
- All meals from Friday night dinner to Sunday lunch and morning and afternoon tea/coffee each day. BYO alcohol for the entire trip.
About the art workshop
During this Wave Beach workshop, you will learn (see the painting at the top of this page) and be guided to paint confidently with a minimalistic colour palette. You will be shown several different techniques that achieve realistic results with easy to follow steps
The topics covered include:
- physics behind wave and foam formation and motion
- linear and distant perspective
- colour mixing – tonal variations
- capturing light
Art retreat itinerary
Please note that this itinerary is a guide only and may need to be changed to accommodate the needs of the group, our Artist or weather conditions.
Friday: Arrive at Tin Dragon Trail Cottages after 14:00
We hope you will arrive at Tin Dragon Cottages in time for you to settle in to your cottage and be ready for a short tour. Your host–Graham–will take you for a short walking tour of our farm, including our renewable energy systems, Chinese tin-mining history and forest-bathing experience. But, of course this is optional.
In the evening we will be serving Tasmanian cheeses and wine on the deck, followed by dinner.
Workshop – Sat & Sun
Each tutorial day in the art studio begins at 9:00 and concludes at 16:30.
Sunday Today you will check out of your accommodation by 10:00. You are most welcome to store your bags either in our office, the art studio or your car. The day will conclude by 16:30.
Jules Sharman, is owner and CEO of JARMAN Fine Art & Marketing Solutions Pty Ltd. She has been a full-time professional artist for several years and works from a privately owned studio, based in Newstead, Tasmania.
Jules’ focus is on residential & commercial Fine Art commissions, her JSA Studio Program, and provides comprehensive marketing solutions to artists and businesses. She thrives on creating original oil and acrylic coastal landscape paintings, using Chroma products – compliments of her 2021 partnership with, US based, Chroma Incorporated.
Jules began painting well over 40 years ago and spent several years based between London, France and Switzerland, collecting an inspiring repertoire of scenes to paint, while doing En Plein Air expeditions.
Her ability representing realism on canvas, makes viewers feel like ‘they’re there’ becoming caught up in the moment of tranquillity and amazement. That’s an art within itself really – to paint realistically yet remain unique.
Following her childhood ambition of being an artist and business woman, has become inspirational to many. Her honesty and public disclosure shows genuine and professional integrity.
Jules predominantly paints on Italian Linen. Her originals are available to purchase and custom designed commissions are arranged upon request.
Her passion for helping artists develop their career and refine skills are shared on various platforms and websites. You can check out her YouTube channel, fully instructional demonstration here in the shop and become a member of JSA Studio for comprehensive realistic painting lessons/webinars – that won’t disappoint!
With gallery experience and her achievement of showcasing her original paintings internationally, Jules knows what it takes to set-up business and survive in the art world. Distinct differences between conventional art marketing approaches (hence the gallery) and what works the best, in today’s modern society, are respected and included within her international company’s marketing strategies that are readily available to access in ‘business bundles’.
There are an incredible number of fallacies and stereotypes regarding a full-time art career, as there are many misunderstandings about exactly what is really required to become an established artist, especially a ‘realistic’ one, not contemporary. Therefore, Jarman Fine Art & Marketing Solutions Pty Ltd have a team here to help you on many fronts.
Book the Art Retreat & Workshop Holiday
Price: $1050 PP Twin/Share (Includes cost of workshop).
Solo guests (entire cottage to yourself): $1450
Couple (in a studio spa cottage): $2400
Twin/share (in Ah Moy or Ah Ping cottages): $1050
Budget share (Settlers Hut): $950
**Partners not attending the painting workshop save $340
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How to Book Your Place
When you have your group organised (or if you are coming on your own), you can book and pay for your place in the the workshop and your accommodation using by making an enquiry (below).
Of course, you are also most welcome to contact us to make a booking for you (email@example.com; 040 750 1137). You can then pay on invoice.
If you are not ready to book, you may like to send us your contact details, so that you can stay informed about available places in the workshop.
What materials to bring ?
Paints: Atelier Interactive Acrylic Colours
Titanium White, Cad Yellow Light, Napthol Red, French Ultra Marine Blue, Phthalo Blue, Burnt Umber
Brushes – We will be using flat soft bristle size 16, flat firm bristle size 8, 10, 12, hard bristle fan brush size 10 or 12, liner brush x 1 and one soft wide blending brush (optional).
Canvases – 60/50 cm and 50/40 practice board.
Two nights accommodation is included.
Accommodation is on site at Tin Dragon Trail Cottages. Ah Moy cottage can accommodation up to four persons (shared bathroom, 2 couples); Ah Ping cottage can accommodate up to four persons (shared bathroom, 1 couple, 2 singles); three studio spa cottages are for couples, or singles and the Settlers Hut can accommodate up to four persons in single bunk beds (shared bathroom).
All meals from Friday night dinner to Sunday lunch and morning and afternoon teas are included in the package price. Tea, coffee and cold water are available all day. Please note that alcohol is not included.
You need to make your own way to Tin Dragon Cottages on the Friday afternoon, and to return to your home/hotel on Sunday.
We highly recommend that you organise and pay for your own travel insurance.
Flights are not included and are to be organised by you. If your flight is delayed/cancelled, please keep us informed.
To secure your place you need to complete our reservation form/invoice (sent via return email) and make a $200 non-refundable and non transferable deposit. Full payment is then due by COB Friday 8th July 2022. Failure to pay means your reservation will be cancelled and your $200 deposit (administration fee) will not be returned or transferred.
Payments can be made to: Alpine Group Pty Ltd, BSB: 017537, account: 198381039 Please use your name and booking number as a refence.
Because this Retreat relies of a minimum group number (4) , it is necessary for us to charge a cancellation fee should you decide to cancel. However, if we decide to cancel the Retreat, we will offer you either a FULL refund or a credit.
We are not responsible for any of your expenses incurred in the preparation for your trip (even cancelled trips) such as ariline tickets, travel delays or flight cancellations. There is no refund if you arrive late, or decide to leave early.
Your deposit secured your place in the reteat and is not refundable, or transferable.
If our Artist is unable to attend, we will do our best to find another Tasmanian Artist able to conduct the workshop, or we may reschedule the Retreat. In this event, you will be offered a credit.
In the event that government travel restrictions prevent you from travelling, you will be offered a credit to be used to attend another Retreat at Tin Dragon Trail Cottages. If you are unable to attend because you have been issued with a positive (PCR) COVID test result, you will be issued with a credit to use at another Tin Dragon Cottages Art Retreat, less the $200 non-refundable deposit fee. You will need to provide evidence of your positive PCR test result.
If you are unable to attend because you are too ill to travel, you will be issued with a credit to use at another Tin Dragon Cottages Art Retreat, less the $200 non-refundable deposit fee. However, you will need to provide evidence of your illness (such as a medical) certificate in order to claim this credit.
Cancellation up to 8th July 2022 – All your payments less the $200 non-refundable administration fee will be refunded.
Cancellation from 9th July to 12th August – 50% of your payment minus the $200 administration deposit will be refunded.
Cancellaton from 13th August – No refunds will be issued.