PAINTING IN PARADISE - TAHITI 2023
ART RETREAT DATES
WORKSHOP 1: 19TH - 26TH APRIL 2023
WORKSHOP 2: 3RD - 10TH MAY 2023
FROM $5200 P/P
A 7 day, all inclusive creative tour and workshop where you can immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of the island paradise 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 Hilton Hotel Tahiti.
With an exciting mix of discovery and art workshops, be inspired by the untouched beauty, breathtaking landscapes and sacred sites of this island Paradise.
Maintaining 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 beauty of Tahiti, 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)
PASSION AND PARADISE
A portrait documentary on Tania Wursig and her relationship with the islands of Tahiti
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 7 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 7 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 - sketching and or painting 'en plein air - Identify and work toward your strengths - Find your own visual language and expression.
THE ISLANDS OF TAHITI
Tahiti, the largest island in French Polynesia is 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.
I am super thrilled to announce that my 2023 'Painting in Paradise' Tahiti package will be partnering with the brand new 5 star Hilton Hotel Tahiti. This beautiful hotel is perfectly situated on Tahiti's turquoise lagoon boasting artfully cultivated tropical gardens and sweeping views over the vast pool to the magical Island of Mo'orea. This luxurious 5 star resort is conveniently located just 5 minutes from Fa'a'a International airport and within walking distance from the capital Pape'ete.
Attention to every detail, The stunning Hilton Hotel Tahiti showcases design elements that have been thoughtfully sourced from local artisans and designers creating a perfect island ambience with an authentic Tahitian aesthetic.
CULTURAL IMMERSION & EN PLEIN AIR SKETCHING
An exciting addition to Tania's retreats will take you on a guided drawing tour along the west coast of the island, including a traditional welcome by Tahitian dance and cultural expert Poemoana at the sacred grounds of the Marae Arahurahu.
Here you will have the unique opportunity to sketch a Tahitian dancer and musicians, 'en plein air' against a backdrop of the lush jungle and archaeological site.
Pépinière Gooding Mahina
Tania has also curated a full day Tahitian Garden experience. This magical day will begin with a traditional flower crown making workshop with one of Tahiti's leading costume makers, followed by a light Tahitian lunch. The afternoon will be spent sketching or painting the exquisite garden scapes that are truly reminiscent of a Gauguin painting.
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.