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Apollo Bay Info

Paint Away at Apollo Bay

We are staying in cosy accommodation on the Great Ocean Road. The units are beautifully clean and refurbished.  Each two person unit has a private bedroom and shared bathroom, lounge area and full kitchen. We are only a short trip from both painting areas and shops and or restaurants to add to the ease of the accommodation. There will be opportunities to paint each day. Just as the area provides much to enjoy- old growth forest and lush tree ferns, panoramic coastal views, fresh streams & waterways, sandy beach, waves, and sheltered harbour craft, we will also offer both  drawing, painting and sketching (visual diary) options. Each way offers its own level of visual observation and satisfaction.
Main Details
  • Small group
  • Two tutors
  • Lyn is a Master Pastelist (www.lynmellady.com.au)
  • Julie is an eminent watercolourist  (www.juliegoldspink.com.au)
  • You may work in your medium of choice or acrylic
  • Most artists prefer to drive.   This is about a 190km road trip from Melbourne; 265 kms from Mornington - via Melbourne; 740 from Adelaide; 125km from Geelong
  • There is an on line travel advisory www.rome2rio.com that might be helpful.
  • We do recommend a road stop for a comfort stop and a bite to eat to diminish fatigue. You could travel from Melbourne via Geelong and Colac to the Otway Ranges then down to the coastal road and Apollo Bay or along the coast via the Great Ocean Road to Apollo Bay and Marengo.  
  • Leave early from Melbourne and enjoy the drive through the picturesque country. After you settle in we will have a welcome gathering and a prepared buffet meal on site Sunday 6th October at 5.30pm. for dinner. Final details including, material lists, itinerary and accommodation information and directions will be sent to you early in July.  
  • Whether you are a seasoned artist or beginner you will benefit from the outdoor tuition and demonstrations and the critique sessions and relaxed conversations held in the comfortable indoors at our venue.
  • There are numerous inspirational painting areas in and beyond Apollo Bay which we can explore and paint. The choices available, give flexibility if the weather changes.
  • There will be different painting options daily.
  • Your tutored time will have four full days and two half days painting in the morning with two afternoons to explore or finish your painting or relax as you choose.
  • Evenings will feature informal BYO dinners to Lyn and Julies unit. The full kitchens give you the the opportunity to cater to your own likes/or sensitivities.
  • There will be helpful personal feedback on your work each day.
  • The final painting display will celebrate our achievements before our Farewell celebration dinner on Saturday evening.  
  • Book out Sunday morning October 13th by 10am.

Fees:   A deposit of $250 is required to book your place in the tour. After 1st July this is non refundable.  
The balance of $1950 must be received by 1st August.
Please note:-Some of the apartments are upstairs. As your rooms are allocated in the order of full payment being received we advise early payment if you prefer a ground level apartment. ALL apartments are very well appointed and clean.   

contact Lyn or Julie by email if you wish to secure you place or pay your deposit.

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