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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 which is non refundable but if you are forced to cancel it is possible to transfer that deposit amount to put towards a future PDU workshop.                               
The balance of $1950 must be received by 1st September. After the 5th Sept no refunds are possible.
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.   

Please note Cancellations must be in writing to lynm@mellady.com. and received by the cut off dates.
- A cancellation must be received in writing before Midnight on 5th September:- (30 days before our arrival). The full payment will be required by the venue after this date..

Travel Insurance
We advise all participants to source your own travel insurance  that might include cover for cancellation, sickness etc.

About Your Tutors:-
Lyn Mellady – is best known for her river and seascapes in pastel and oil. She is a trained teacher, whose travels were the start of her desire to bring home more than photo. This was the beginning of her painting career. Since 1980 her work has not only won many awards and recognition, but sharing her knowledge with tutoring Australia wide including the Australian Pastel expo in 2018 and 2022 has become her perfect mix.  Lyn has five paintings in government collections, is a member of Fusionsix portrait artists, whose exhibition travelled to 3 regional galleries across Australia; is an art judge and ex AGRA president who established the Australian Art Excellence Awards with the backing of Terri Dodd and Australian Artist in 2000.

Julie Goldspink – artist, travels frequently, giving workshops Australia wide. She has many followers here and internationally wide who love her watercolours and / or teaching.  Tutoring in watercolour and mixed media, with extensive knowledge in most mediums, Julie loves to paint land, rivers, sea or flowers – wherever the light falls and has a long list of awards.  Julie featured on Graeme Stevenson’s Put Some Colour in Your Life. Her most recent article was published in the Australian Artist Magazine in Dec,Jan  2018/19.  
e $1980 is the single supplement price.(A bedroom to yourself) A twin shared room is $1590 PP.

Travel cancellation insurance is always a good option.  
Please note, choice of accommodation is allocated, strictly in the order that your booking deposit is received.
Non painting partners are always welcome at group dinners/functions.

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