PAINTING IN PARADISE - TAHITI - BORA BORA - HUAHINE
In collaboration with Blue Heaven Island, Bora Bora and Hotel Relais Mahana, Huahine, I am pleased to be conducting the 'Painting in Paradise' art retreat on my two favourite islands, Bora Bora - the Pearl of the Pacific and Huahine - the Garden of Eden.
Due to popular demand I will be now running 2 retreats in April
Retreat 1: 7th - 15th April 2020 (Full)
Retreat 2: 14th - 22nd April 2020
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)
These retreats are designed with a balance in mind. Encouragement of creative thinking, cultural exploration, relaxation, and rejuvenation.
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.
“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)
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.
'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.
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.
ISLAND DISCOVERY TOUR OPTIONS
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.
HUAHINE ISLAND TOUR