Tasmania is a diversely beautiful island state at the very bottom of Australia. Some people say it closely resembles the South Island of New Zealand in it’s natural beauty and I would have to agree. The location for this workshop will be half way along Tasmania’s East Coast. Spectacular landscapes and long, beautiful beaches with hardly a soul around are the big draw card. This region is famous for it white sand beaches, striking clear blue water and the incredible orange lichen-covered granite boulders. This will be the main backdrop and focus for creating stunning artistic nude-in-landscape images with our beautiful models.
When: March 2-6, 2017.- NOW BOOKED OUT!
The workshop will run from the evening of Thursday the 2nd of March through to the morning of Monday the 6th of March, 2017. All attendees will arrive at our accommodation on Thursday the 2nd so we can have a social meet and greet over dinner and drinks that evening.
Our Accommodation: We have managed to secure all of the accommodation at Hamptions on the Bay which means we won’t be disturbed by any other guests. Located in Rocky Hills on the Great Eastern Drive, 10 minutes south of Swansea, your accommodation consists of one bedroom cabins with Queen beds, all with bathroom and separate lounge/dining/kitchenette. We have also acquired the 3 bedroom house which will be our main gathering point.
All of our accommodation is perched on 30m cliffs less, than 25m from the edge of the bay with sweeping views over Great Oyster Bay, the Freycinet Peninsula plus Schouten and Maria Islands. We will also have access to our own private rocky beach just meters from your cabins, making a sunrise shoot all that more palatable!
Our Models: We are extremely fortunate to have secured 4 wonderful models for our Tasmania workshop. Sylph Sia has quickly become one of Australia’s most popular art nude models after making the decision to model full time since the end of 2015. Sylph was incredible during the New Zealand workshop this year, as was the gorgeous Zoe West from the USA who modeled at the New Zealand workshop the previous year.
We have another international model joining our crew as well. The stunning Stephanie Dubois from the UK is flying down under to kick off her Australian tour with us in Tasmania. Our 4th model, Lotus Jones, is a Brisbane local who is relatively new to the art nude modelling scene but has already demonstrated plenty of natural talent and beauty.
Special Guest Tutor: We are lucky enough to have the very talented Robert Coppa from Canberra along as our special guest assistant tutor for the workshop.
Getting There: Hamptons on the Bay is located approximately 1 hr 40min drive from either Hobart or Launceston. If you wish to spend some extra time either before or after the workshop doing some travel on your own, you can fly into either Hobart or Launceston, pick up a hire car and meet up with everyone on the afternoon of the 2nd of March. Otherwise, if you don’t drive or prefer not too, we can arrange to pick you up from Hobart airport and drive you to Rocky Hills and then get you back to the airport on Monday the 6th. Those details can be arranged at a later date.
Availability: The numbers for this workshop will be very limited due to the number of cabins available and to keep the experience as personable as possible and to maximise the time you can spend photographing the models. There are now only 4 out of 6 of the 1 Bedroom cabins available for the workshop participants so you can choose to come by yourself, or if you want to bring your partner along as well, either as a workshop participant or to do their own thing, they are most welcome to join us for the additional fees listed below. Once all 6 cabins are booked, the workshop will be full and a waiting list will be created in case anyone has to cancel and a spot opens up.
Your Investment: There will be an early bird price of $3950 AUD for anyone that books and pays the deposit before November 20, 2016. After that, the normal price of $4450 AUD applies. If you wish to bring your partner, it will be an additional $1950 AUD for anyone wanting to join the workshop or $500 AUD for anyone not participating in the workshop.
Inclusions: Your investment covers your accommodation for the 4 nights of the workshop, all the model fees, photographic guidance and breakfast each morning. We are also looking to include a chartered boat trip to either Schouten or Maria Islands on one of the workshop days to give us access to a private beach. We will provide transport to our locations unless you prefer to drive yourself.
A BBQ dinner will also be provided on the evening of the 2nd as part of our welcome / social night. You will need to cover your own lunches and dinners for the remainder of the time however. There are cafes and restaurants within 10 min drive of the accommodation.