PAINTING IN PARADISE - TAHITI - BORA BORA - HUAHINE
In collaboration with Travel & Tonic, Blue Heaven Island, Bora Bora and Hotel Relais Mahana, Huahine, I am pleased to be now conducting the 'Painting in Paradise' workshops on my two favourite islands, Bora Bora - the Pearl of the Pacific and Huahine - the Garden of Eden.
A nine day, all inclusive creative tour and workshop where you can immerse yourself in the beauty and ancient culture of the Islands of Bora Bora and Huahine.
(suitable for beginners to intermediate)
Hosted by artist Tania Wursig Blue Heaven Island, Bora Bora and Hotel Le Mahana, Huahine.
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.
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.
The Island of Huahine rests in close proximity to Raiatea, Taha'a and Bora Bora. The island is divided into two parts: Huahine Nui (big) and Huahine Iti (small). The name Huahine, a variation of the Tahitian word vahine (woman), presumably refers to a mountain ridge resembling the outline of a pregnant woman—a symbol of the island's irrefutable fertility.
Huahine is exceptionally green—perhaps with envy, since fewer travelers frequent her sandy shores and lush hillsides than her favored counterparts, Moorea and Bora Bora. For this reason Huahine has retained the alluring essence and authenticity of early Polynesia. The locals pride themselves on preserving what they genuinely believe is the most picturesque island in 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 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.
ISLAND DISCOVERY TOUR OPTION
Huahine is an immense tropical jungle thriving with coconut plantations, vanilla orchids, banana groves, breadfruit trees and watermelon fields. Beyond its lush landscapes and bright blooms, Huahine is also a culturally preserved sanctuary with sacred temples hidden throughout dense vegetation. Undoubtedly, this island will leave you spellbound.
(An island tour can be arranged for you during down time)
HOTEL LE MAHANA
Hotel Le Mahana Huahine is located in the heart of Avea Bay on the west coast of Huahine Iti and just a short distance from the village of Parea. It has a great location with its own private, white sand beach and coral garden right in front of the hotel.
The bungalows at Hotel Le Mahana Huahine are located either amidst a tropical garden or adjacent to the beach. The Deluxe Bungalows feature a private garden with shower area. All bungalows also feature a private terrace, free wireless internet in the lobby, 1 king size bed and 1 single bed, and air-conditioning. The hotel also provides free use of their kayaks, snorkeling equipment, and stand-up paddleboards.
Decorated in Polynesian style, these traditional 'fare' style bungalows offer comfort and proximity to the beach, lagoon and tropical garden.