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Our Tour Artist Judy Salleh:

An avid urban sketcher and long time art tutor, Judy will introduce you in her workshops to some fabulous tips and tricks of watercolour and sketching no matter what your experience level. Enjoy learning in a small group on location, getting the fundamentals whilst gaining skills and confidence every day. Beginners to experienced sketchers all welcome.
Receive individual attention in a supportive and friendly group environment throughout the 6 days.
See some of Judy’s art work here.


7 nights staying a scenic stroll out of Airlie Beach. 6 sketch workshops.
Each day we have a sketch workshop around Airlie, or Shute Harbour, or Proserpine with loads of sketch subjects and variety in the sun. We will be working in watercolour, pen and ink sketching,  doing journalling and travel sketching. One day is free for you to perhaps go snorkelling or a day trip on the ferry to Hamilton Island exploring.

We will be staying right near the scenic boardwalk into Airlie Beach. Each room has a view with ensuite bathroom, all amenities and full daily breakfasts included.

Arrive and check in on June 4 in 2022. Tour starts that evening at 4.30 pm with a group dinner.
Depart after breakfast June 11. Last night in hotel is on June 10 in 2022

Nearest airports: Whitsunday Coast airport at Proserpine. Transfers can be pre-booked from $22 pp one way to your hotel here. It is also possible to fly in to Hamilton Island and catch a ferry across into Airlie Beach.



Day 1

Date : 04/06/2022

Arrival and sketching intro with dinner at our hotel

Day 2 June 5

Date : 05/06/2022

Sketching locally today in Airlie Beach

Dinner at Garden Bar bistro for the group has been booked for tonight. You are not obliged to join. Pay for your own meal and drinks

Day 3 June 6

Sketching locally today Airlie Beach

Day 4 June 7

Trip to sketch in Proserpine.

Day 5 June 8

Sketching workshop in Shute harbour with local artist in her studio

Day 6 June 9

FREE DAY to EXPLORE Whitsundays

Note that the Great Barrier Reef festival starts today so plenty to see and sketch!

Day 7 June 10

Sketching the Great Barrier Reef Festival with Judy

Day 8 June 11

TOUR ENDS after breakfast

Tour inclusions:

  • 6  days’ tuition – 1 workshop per day (one day will have 2 workshops morning and afternoon)
  • 7 night’s accommodation in a quality centrally located hotel with views and a swimming pool. Each room has an ensuite bathroom and air-conditioning
    Our hotel is near shops, restaurants and is a scenic flat walk along the beautiful Bicentennial Boardwalk into Airlie Beach town itself.
  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with the group
  • Day trip sketching in historic Proserpine
  • Day sketching in a private studio in Shute Harbour
  • One sketch-free day for you to visit Hamilton Is, do a tour of your choice or go snorkelling
  • Demonstrations, individual help and feedback
  • A relaxed tour pace with plenty of laughs and lots of tuition!

The tour price does NOT include:

  • Any meals other than the daily breakfasts and one group dinner
  • Flights
  • Transfers to and from airports to accommodation
  • Any additional transport you may require in Queensland pre or post tour

Airlie Beach and Proserpine in Far North Queensland are generally warm and sunny year round though the nights can be a little chilly so you MAY need to bring a cardigan – (afterall, it IS their Winter at that time!)
For painting subject matter; of course we will all become experts at painting reflections, water, sky, boats, sand and palm trees, but we also have some other sketching treats up our sleeves to entertain you and give you plenty of variety in your sketchbooks.

$1,950 pp for 2 in a room sharing a twin bed or double room
Single supp for own room: $750 extra
Non-sketcher (must be sharing room with a sketcher): $900

We are at present only taking booking forms to register your reservation. The first people to send in their online bookng form for this tour will be the first to to be invited to confirm their place on the tour with payment.
We will be asking for payment at a time when we believe it is reasonable to assume the tour will go ahead safely for our clients in regards to covid.

At this stage NO, because of covid travel restrictions. We will inform you when we have reached minimum tour numbers and when we feel safe to ask you for payment for the tour.