Amanda Hyatt has been a professional watercolour artist for 35 years. She has had 35 solo exhibitions, with international exhibitions in New York and China where she was described as a ‘Master of Watercolour’ and an ‘International Master of ‘En Plein Air Painting’. For the past twelve years Amanda has taken Travelrite International painting workshop holidays to places such as Antarctica, Europe (France, Italy and Mediterranean Cruises) and the UK. She has won most major Australian Watercolour awards and is a long-term member of both the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society and the Australian Watercolour Institute. Amanda has five teaching DVDs and her book Watercolour Tonal Impressionism is a best seller. Amanda is passionate about the art of watercolour and pushes the boundaries herself in discovering how to make a ‘piece of art’ rather than ‘just a painting’.
Day 1 Saturday 10 July, 2021
Tour members will be met at Cairns airport at 1.00pm and be taken on an orientation tour of Cairns. This will include a visit to the lush Flecker Botanical Gardens, renowned for having one of the best exhibitions in Australia of tropical plants. We will be able to meander through the butterfly lined pathways under the green canopy, and see the various plant and wildlife. We check into our hotel late afternoon and then meet for welcome drinks and an included dinner.
Day 2 Sunday 11 July, 2021
Our first day of painting in beautiful Cairns. Amanda will begin the painting program with a demonstration and individual teaching in the town of Cairns.
Day 3 Monday 12 July, 2021
Today we travel on the Skyrail to Kuranda. We will travel by Gondola over and through the rainforest canopy with views and sights that are truly amazing. The Skyrail journey includes two stops, Red Peak Station and Barron Falls Station. Kuranda is a little picturesque hidden village in the rainforest, it is famous for its engaging arts & crafts and indigenous artefacts. There will be time for lunch, to explore and paint in Kuranda. Amanda will choose some wonderful subjects for you to paint in Kuranda.
Day 4 Tuesday 13 July, 2021
Palm Cove is a unique, quiet and relaxing village by the sea where centuries old “paperbark” Melaleuca trees line the casual esplanade. The beach is within a very long cove that stretches all the way to Kewarra Beach. Amanda will spend the day painting with you and helping you capture the charm of Palm Cove.
Day 5 Wednesday 14 July, 2021
A full day of painting and exploring Cairns with Amanda. Amanda will start the day by painting a demonstration followed by individual tuition.
Day 6 Thursday 15 July, 2021
Today we travel to Cooktown, which has over two centuries of rich history. Cooktown was the site of the first white ‘settlement’ in Australia when Captain James Cook, having accidentally struck the Great Barrier Reef, off the coast north of Cape Tribulation, struggled up the coast and beached the Endeavour on the shores of the Endeavour River. Cooktown is famous for its pristine beaches and tropical lagoons, waterfalls, hidden gardens and magical mountain views.
Day 7 Friday 16 July, 2021
A full day of painting and exploring spectacular Cooktown with Amanda.
Day 8 Saturday 17 July, 2021
Port Douglas, Queensland
Today we travel to Mossman Gorge, where we will walk into the lush rainforest. We then travel the short distance to our hotel in Port Douglas, which has a distinctive laid-back atmosphere and a lowrise tropical old world charm. The world famous 4 Mile Beach is right at your doorstep and is a great place to see the sunrise. Tonight we enjoy an included dinner.
Day 9 Sunday 18 July, 2021
Port Douglas, Queensland
We explore the charms of the Sunday markets at Port Douglas. The markets are located in a grassy park, right on the waterfront overlooking the beautiful Coral Sea. Vendors come from all over the Far North to sell their products. With shady palm trees and warm, caressing ocean breezes blowing in from the ocean, an array of arts, innovative crafts, clothing and exotic fruits, the Port Douglas Markets are much brighter than your regular marketplace. It is the perfect place to spend a Sunday painting. Tonight we enjoy an included dinner.
Day 10 Monday 19 July, 2021
Port Douglas, Queensland
Today our painting subject will be the Sugar Wharf. Built in 1904 by the Douglas Shire Council, the historic, heritage listed building was once used for the mooring of ships and loading of sugar (Hence the name). Today, its beautiful white washed walls and views stretching over the Coral Sea and Daintree Mountains make it a wonderful painting subject. Tonight we enjoy an included dinner.
Day 11 Tuesday 20 July, 2021
Port Douglas, Queensland
Today we travel to the Daintree rainforest. Estimated to be around 125 million years old, the Daintree Rainforest is the oldest tropical lowland forest in the world. There are over 3000 species of plants found in the Daintree Rainforest, with a small percentage being rare or endangered. It is also home to over 40% of all Australian bird species. Today we will enjoy a crocodile boat ride along the Daintree River followed by a painting session. This evening we will have an included farewell dinner at our hotel to celebrate our time in Far North Queensland.
Day 12 Wednesday 21 July, 2021
Tour members will be transferred to Cairns domestic airport to meet flights departing after 12.00pm midday.
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“It was so well organized. We got to see all the best places, but without feeling we were being herded around like cattle, like you do on some tours. There was plenty of time to paint, and the instructor told me more about how to improve my painting style in weeks than I have learned all year back home. I really did get individual attention.”
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