Sketchbook Therapy is an inspiring workshop to acquire a fresh approach to art by sketching directly from nature. This workshop is not about producing artwork, but about exploring our surroundings and discovering different ways to experience it by sketching.
The instructor is Judith Kunzlé, a specialist in sketching and drawing.
It's a therapy, because when we draw, we see-feel, exerience deeply what we focus on and live in the moment.
Beginners will learn to look at the dazzling jungle of reality around us as a fascinating design of simple forms. Drawing is a ‘language’ and if we get a handle on its basic elements, we can learn to draw anything we like. Experienced artists will find that the stunning and unusual natural environment of Atiu requires new approaches to look and sketch, and invites artistic experiments. This workshop is about finding inspiration by drawing the action - directly from nature.
For a 10-day, comprehensive Art Expedition exploring three islands, see Art Expedition.
For beginners, Sketchbook Therapy is an intensive crash-course in drawing.
For experienced artists the working methods outside and on the go invite new ways of seeing and working.
For groups of 2 to 6 persons, 4 days/3 nights on Atiu, Cook Islands This program is focused on outdoor sketching and average fitness for short walks is required.
Atiu is a gem, off the beaten track. It is a raised coral island with dramatic, ragged cliffs, secluded beaches and magical tropical rain-forest. We will stay at the Atiu Villas in comfortable bungalows made from local timber, surrounded by a botanical garden, visited by several species of endemic birds.