For your next creative art holiday in Australia choose Tin Dragon Cottages in the heart of North East Tasmania! You will not find a more relaxed and creative art or photography holiday. So, pack your bags for an immersive art experience with renowned Tasmanian artists and photographers. Spend your days learning painting/photography and your evenings chatting about your art with a glass in your hand, delicious food and like-minded company.
FEATURED ART RETREAT
Bay of Fires Seascapes – 4 nights November 2023
John E Gibb
Bay of Fires Seascapes
In this workshop you will produce an acrylic painting from start to finish using ideas gleaned from your own digital images of Binnalong Bay, Bay of Fires coastline. So the theme is coastal, with an emphasis on water and rocks. Suitable for beginners to advanced artists.
Fri 17th – Tues 21st Nov 2023 (enrolments close early Oct)
Fri 9th – Tues 13th June 23 – closed
Unlocking Colour DNA
Led by Tasmania’s only awarded coloured pencil Master (Australia/Canada), Richard Klekociuk, you will learn and experience the art of colour profiling, three-dimensional drawing and abstraction (the latter without losing your subject’s integrity). You will analyse the colour structure of the surrounding forest and river in a North East Tasmania rainforest setting.
Fri 8th – Tues 11th March 2024 (Enrolments close Fri 26 Jan 2024)
Found Collected Dyed Stitched
You will explore our farm and surrounding bush to find interesting objects. Then you will use your collected objects and natural vegetation to create embellished eco-dyed textiles. The end results of this workshop could be embellished piece(s) of cloth or garments, a soft sculpture, a book cover or a wall piece. Writing, drawing and meditations are on the cards too as are conversations about things which matter….and much more!
Mon 8th – Thurs 12th April 2024 (Enrolments close 26 Feb 2024)
Nature Art Retreat – Botanical Drawing
Led by Tasmania’s leading botanist and artist, you will be guided through the process of observing and drawing plants accurately. You will learn about ecosystems and botany, that you can apply to gardening, revegetation and plant identifiaction. Suitable for anyone interested in observational drawing and natural history.
Fri 6th – Tues 10th Sept 2024 (Enrolments close Fri 26 Jul 2024)
Autumn Fungi – Photography
As the days get shorter and wetter, the fungi starts popping up all over the place. And there is no better show of mycoid colour than in North East Tasmania. So you will venture out into the forests with Luke to track down and capture the best of the North East’s fungi!
Mon 15th – Thurs 18th May 2023 (Enrolments closed)
Wave Beach Painting Retreat – acrylic
During this Wave Beach workshop, you will learn 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.
Fri 9th – 11th Sept 2022
These are our general booking and cancellation policies – however our specific Terms and Conidtions are detailed for each Retreat. All particpants and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 virus to attend these workshops.
Where are the art retreats in Tasmania?
Tin Dragon Cottages in North East Tasmania in the heart of North East Tasmania is a beautiful natural setting for a cosy painting or photography workshop. So, you will find your “inner artist” in a relaxed, safe and creative environment. We are taking up to (max) 12 participants (minimum four) for each workshop, so you can experience personal one-on-one painting tuition in our purpose-built workshop space.
Book a Wild-life Experience with Pepper Bush Adventures
We have partnered with Pepper Bush Adventures to show you more of our amazing corner of Tasmania. With these local guides you will experience unique wild places that only the true locals know about! So, book a Pepper Bush Adventure day-tour for the last day of your Retreat. (see individual Retreats for more details)
Bring your group!
Get the most out of these Art Retreats in Tasmania by travelling as a group! Group Travel Australia can organise all your group’s travel arrangements in Tasmania, including travel insurance, flights into Tasmania, a 12 seater van and all group check-ins for buses, hotels and tours. So, why not extend your group’s visit to Tasmania?
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 by contacting us directly (firstname.lastname@example.org; 040 750 1137). You can pay by EFT. See individual Retreats for details.