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MAY 21-28 IN 2022  with Our Tour Artist Judy Salleh:

Sketching workshop with 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 May 21 in 2022. Tour starts that evening at 4.30 pm with a group dinner.
Depart after breakfast May 28. Last night in hotel is on May 27  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 : 21/05/2022

Arrival and sketching intro with dinner at our hotel

Day 2 May 22

Date : 22/05/2022

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 May 23

Sketching locally today Airlie Beach

Day 4 May 24

Trip to sketch in Proserpine.

Day 5 May 25

Sketching workshop in Shute harbour with local artist in her studio

Day 6 May 26

FREE DAY to EXPLORE Whitsundays

Day 7 May 27

Sketching with Judy

Day 8 May 28

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. Late May will still be very warm and muggy. The sea water will be very warm for swimming so bring your togs!
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

Deposit of $500 required to secure your place

Bookings are filling up so please click on the Booking Tab on the Home page for instructions on how to reserve your place.
If we have to cancel the tour because of a Queensland Border closure then all payments will be refunded.

Yes. The tour has reached minimum numbers and so it will go ahead unless there is a Border closure closer to the time.
NB: if you are organising flights then we highly recommend you choose a refundable ticket in case of border closures and to remain flexible in this uncertain time. We cannot guarantee that the tour will proceed if there is another Covid issue.