PAINTING IN PARADISE - TAHITI - BORA BORA
2023 DATES COMING SOON
ART RETREAT - TAHITI & BORA BORA
Due to unavailability of direct flights from Australia and closure of properties where these retreats were previously conducted we are now pushing the dates into 2023.
A nine day, all inclusive creative tour and workshop where you can immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of the Islands of Bora Bora and Tahiti.
(suitable for beginners to intermediate)
These retreats are designed with a balance in mind. Encouragement of creative thinking, cultural exploration, relaxation, and rejuvenation.
Hosted by artist Tania Wursig and Blue Heaven Island, Bora Bora
With an exciting mix of discovery and art workshops, be inspired by the untouched beauty and breathtaking landscapes of these historic islands.
With a strong focus on living 'artfully' you will create unique memories and capture experiences that you will hold onto for a lifetime.
“Having one to two weeks to immerse oneself in a new and inspiring environment away from one’s normal life aids the creative process tremendously. That, coupled with plenty of time to relax in the sun, explore the lagoon, experience authentic cultural traditions and enjoy evening cocktails, will draw out the artist in anyone,” says Tania. She cites Tahiti’s intact traditional culture and its special ‘emerald’ light as inspirations that help her tour members to discover their best creative selves. (Vacations and travel magazine October 2019 issue)
THE ISLANDS OF TAHITI
Tahiti is the largest island in French Polynesia, of the archipelago known as 'The Society Islands' and home to the capital city Pape'ete. Shaped like a figure-8, it is divided into Tahiti Nui (the larger, western section) and Tahiti Iti (the eastern peninsula). Dotted with both white and black-sand beaches, skirted by pristine lagoons, and volcanic mountain sides striped with waterfalls, this lush and wild island beckons to be explored. Home to the Festival du Heiva, the annual cultural festival, Tahiti is an artist's inspirational dream.
Bora Bora island is northwest of Tahiti and is a 45 minute flight from Papeete. Surrounded by sand-fringed motus (islets) and it's famous turquoise lagoon protected by a coral reef, it’s known for its snorkell and diving. At the island's center rises Mt. Otemanu, a 727m dormant volcano.
CREATIVITY IS FOR EVERYONE
This art retreat is suited to all, from absolute beginners to those more advanced. All you need is a little motivation, the right guidance and inspiration. What better way to unleash your inner artist by escaping to a tropical paradise with other like minded souls. Enjoy 9 days of creative rejuvenation and authentic island culture. Explore your creativity as you unwind and reconnect with nature.
A CREATIVE AND VISUAL ADVENTURE
Enjoy inspiring and challenging art classes designed to ignite your passion for art making, whether it be painting, drawing or simply sketching your journey.
During this 9 day creative adventure your tutor, Tania Wursig will conduct daily workshops with all materials included.
Workshops include orientation of 2-3 hours per day, painting and drawing instruction, including demonstration of Tania's Unique technique, guidance and one-on-one critique.
You will discover methods to capture your inspirations - Explore various materials and painting fundamentals - Learn the process of creating a work from initial conception to completion - Identify and work toward your strengths - Find your own visual language and expression.
'BLUE HEAVEN ISLAND' BORA BORA
Blue Heaven Island is located between the deep blue pacific and the crystal clear Bora Bora lagoon. This idylic private 'Motu' (small island) accommodates a total of only ten guests in authentic Polynesian style bungalows.
Manava Suite Resort Hotel Tahiti
Manava Suites resort hotel is located in the island’s northwestern region, in the community of Punaauia, conveniently located five minutes from Faa’a International Airport and ten minutes from the city center. All the rooms elegantly reflect the authentic local Polynesian style, decorated by Tahitian architect/designer Bruno Hervochon, while still offering contemporary amenities and the comfort of home.
BORA BORA LAGOON TOUR
Nothing compares to the crystal clear turquoise water of the famous Bora Bora lagoon. A tour circumnavigating the main island via the lagoon on an outrigger stopping to swim with stingrays, reef sharks and an abundance of tropic fish is pure magic. This perfect day is completed by a traditional Polynesian Island Feast on a private 'Motu' followed by a little down time in the sun. Not to be missed.
HEIVA I TAHITI
The July workshop coincides with the Festival de Heiva, Tahiti's annual cultural festival celebrating the Polynesian way of life including traditional arts, dance, sports, food and more.
During this retreat you will experience the captivating performance at the sacred grounds of the Marae Arahurahu. Over 150 dancers, singers, drummers and orators recount one of the many ancient legends of their ancestors. A truly spectacular and moving performance not to be missed.
Whilst in Tahiti you will have the opportunity to explore the city of Pape'ete with Tania as your guide. She will introduce you to her favourite local haunts including the famous Papeete Market, Venus Boutique, where she sources her fabrics, her preferred pearl shops and more.