Watercolour & the Flower Festival in Tasmania (Studio-based: no plein-air) with Jan Lawnikanis

The Tulip festival is on in Tasmania so we combined the perfect 5 days of art, food, flowers & the colours of Tasmania! We will be staying in the cottages at the Red Feather Inn just outside of Launceston making use of a 150 year old renovated barn for our studio each day. In addition to studio time we have included a day visit to a spectacular local garden as well as a full day at the Table Cape Tulip Festival. Your days are spent immersed in your art and at night we dine by candle light as our chefs prepare local Tasmanian fare from locally sourced produce. If you want to stay in luxury accommodation whilst indulging your creative side and learning from the best, then this trip is for you. We have timed this tour to combine our favourite Tasmanian accommodation with the regions most popular flower festival - don't miss out! EARLYBIRD PRICING UNTIL 1 MARCH.

If you want to stay in luxury accommodation whilst indulging your creative side and learning from the best, then this trip is for you. We have timed this tour to combined our favourite Tasmanian accommodation with the regions most popular flower festival - don't miss out! We have included all meals in the workshop pricing except for 1 dinner so that we can enjoy a night out together.

We have 3 studio painting days as well as a day at one of the local gardens and a full day at the Tulip Festival. At night, we dine by candle light as our chefs prepare local Tasmanian fare from locally sourced produce. There are beautiful gardens to explore as well as well as plenty of nearby walks along the river to truly experience the beauty of the area before or after class.

If you are keen to come on your own, don't worry, we have many people that join us on their own. We will allocate you to a share room or if you wish to enjoy a room to yourself there are 3 non-sharing rooms available (you will need to pay a $500 supplement for a non-sharing room).

To join us you need to pay a $500 deposit via the link to the right. We will be in contact in December to collect the balance. Please note that cancellation fees apply to all Artable retreats.

We look forward to welcoming you to a wonderful creative holiday.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is at the Red Feather Inn in shared rooms of 2. Couples have a room to themselves and we don’t mix male/females in shared rooms. You can pay a supplement for your own room, contact us for details (only 3 available).

MEALS

All breakfasts & lunches are included as well as 3 dinners in our package price. There is 1 dinner not included, which you pay when we eat out. Please note that alcohol is not included.

CLIMATE

The climate at this time of year can be cool but very pleasant. Please bring warm clothes, the studio is heated but still errs on the cool side and evenings are also cold.

CLOTHING

Pack painting clothes and casuals. We eat out locally on one night, but it is still casual attire. A good waterproof/windproof jacket is great for when the weather changes and you want to do walks outside.

TRAVEL/TRANSFERS

We pick you up at 10am at the Launceston airport - don't forget Day light savings if you are from QLD! Contact us if you prefer a hotel pick-up.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Travel insurance is highly recommended and is to be organised by you. You can get cancellation cover attached to your insurance in the event that you need to cancel inside our refund dates.

ART SESSIONS

Painting sessions are from 9am-4pm. The rest of the time is yours to enjoy.

FLIGHTS

Flights are not included and are to be organised by you. Please check our pick up and drop off times.

PAYMENT

A deposit is to be made to secure your spot via our website and the reservation form completed.

The balance of payment is due on 1 July 2019 and you will be sent an invoice. You can pay us in installments if this helps. 

CANCELLATION/REFUNDS

This trip relies heavily on group numbers and we are contracted to our accommodation partners as well. Therefore it is necessary to charge a cancellation fee as outlined below in the event that you decide to cancel. If we decide to cancel the trip at any time we will issue you with a FULL refund. We are not responsible for expenses incurred in the preparation of trips (even cancelled trips), such as airline tickets, travel delays, flight cancellations or health problems. There is no refund if you arrive late or decide to leave early. Deposits secure your place.

CANCELLATION/REFUNDS

Cancellation fees are determined accordingly:

Until 1 December - $100 Admin Fee

1 December - 15 December - $500 cancellation fee

15 December - 1 February - 50% of the trip cost

From 1 February 2018 - no refunds

Itinerary What's Included

To book, email your enquiry using the button below or phone Gillian on 0411 317 606.

$2395 $500 deposit required
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Jan Lawnikanis

Jan Lawnikanis has taught regular art classes on the Gold Coast for the past 22 years and tutored over 70 workshops in various locations around Queensland and NSW. Students in all mediums have praised Jan for her teaching skills and this has gained her an excellent reputation with all ages.

In her personal art career, Jan’s beautifully presented work in various mediums has won many first prizes and other awards. Her commissions range from school theatre sets to a set for the QLD Conservatory of Music, 40 artworks for an apartment building, 15 artworks for an office floor, paintings for a restaurant as well as school murals and private works…

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