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Art Retreats at Flowerdale Estate

01/01/2016 - 31/12/2016

We are excited to be able to offer these Retreats to you at the beautiful Flowerdale Estate, a spectacular location that will not only get you inspired but also leave you utterly spoiled.  Each experience is unique and wonderfully delicious.  You will be cocooned in a fantastic, peaceful and relaxing environment where you will be wined and dined in style, and offered plenty of opportunities to explore your creativity by making and talking art.

Winter is a magical time at Flowerdale Estate – think toasty warm fireplaces, comfortably heated workshop facilities, lovely accommodation and beautiful food (including vegetarian options).  There is also a gym, sauna, undercover tennis court and covered swimming pool – all facilities at Flowerdale Estate are at your fingertips.

Upon arrival you will be shown to your room and then welcomed in the lovely, authentically restored Australian homestead – there will be plenty of time to get to know your tutor and each other over a few drinks.  A scrumptious 3-course dinner (or in the case of Life Drawing Week a lunch) will follow at the charming Gracie’s Restaurant.  After your meal you can relax and settle in for the evening with a delicious cheeseboard served in the lounge.  Or perhaps a game of snooker and a relaxing Bowen Therapy treatment are more your style.
The next day after a scrumptious breakfast the art begins!  There are many different things for you to try –

Pen and Ink
Watercolour Pencils
Inktense Pencils
Life Drawing
Learning to draw from nature
Learning to Draw Still-life
Learning to draw using 2D images
Learning how to abstract

These luxury retreats are all-inclusive – from welcoming drinks to the exquisite three-course dinners, full day art tuition, 28 hours of Life Model posing for the Life Drawing Retreat, all art materials, (you won’t believe all the goodies you get to take home!) use of studio easels, breakfast, lunch, morning & afternoon tea, all day coffee/tea/lollies during the workshops, and full use of all Estate facilities.  The only additional cost will be if you wish to book one of the optional Bowen Therapy Treatments which would incur  an addition charge of $80 per session… everything else is covered in your course fee.   We also have a limit of just 1- 10 participants to guarantee personal attention.

“It was an ideally constructed course – We enjoyed this immensely and rate this at 9.5/10!” Mike & Sue O’Connor



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