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You can draw Hans Heysen big gums.

Hahndorf, Australia

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Experience hosted by Sheila

2.5 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

I have two drawing techniques to show that will make you realise YOU CAN DRAW.
Even if you have not drawn before, the training and experience I have of more than 20 years of teaching , will have results - I promise. This drawing session will give you a skill to practice later, by enjoying playing and experimenting.

We will make at least two finished drawings, likely to be four pieces to take home with you.

We will take a short walk to The Shady Pool at The Cedars where we will gather to draw amongst the 400 year old Eucaliptus trees.. the trees that Heysen drew!

The first drawings we do will be how to look at the subject - not the paper! Anyone can learn to do this.

Second I will show how to make a tonal drawing using Heysen favourite material, charcoal, i will show you how to draw with an Erasor!

I will provide materials, and sketching papers that you can take home.

I will show some examples of master drawings and send you the pages to your Airbnb Experience page online.

Finally we will have a look at Heysen drawings especially his charcoal originals in his famous studio.



Note ... Entry $15 ticket is purchased at The Cedars shop, it entitles you to come with me to do our drawing session, also afterwards to wander at leisure on a self guided tour that goes along a trail called the ARTIST WALK, you can also enter the HEYSEN STUDIO. 10am - 4pm.
Other things to note
Ticket shop/corona sanitisation required, info etc. Outdoor event, weather will no doubt determine if we can continue drawing - we will need to be prepared to move from the Shady Pool and work under a verandah. Cancelling due to bad weather / hot days possible. I will be in touch re weather prior.
I have two drawing techniques to show that will make you realise YOU CAN DRAW.
Even if you have not drawn before, the training and experience I have of more than 20 years of teaching , will have results - I promise. This drawing session will give you a skill to practice later, by enjoying playing and experimenting.

We will make at least two finished drawings, likely to be four pieces to take home with you.

We wil…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Limited amount of cold water and plastic cups.
  • Equipment
    Four folding chairs.
    Drawing papers for all.
    Backing boards an...
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Tue, Dec 1
1:30 AM - 4:00 AM
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Wed, Dec 2
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Thu, Dec 3
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
$57 per person
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Meet your host, Sheila

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 14 Reviews
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I am an artist with a studio practice - I make artwork for exhibitions and for local galIeries especially in Hahndorf where I live. I have a BA Vis.Art. Flinders Uni, Adelaide Central School Art. I am a Fellow Royal.SA Society of Arts.

I have been tutoring more than twenty years with small groups about finding their own voice as they create art. I see amazing results from this and I love to share with many what I know.

I am also an authorised TOUR GUIDE at The Cedars and take numbers of visitors to see art at the Heysen Estate. If the calendar doesn’t have your time spot you have to come and draw - call me and see if I can find you another spot. 0437327489
I am an artist with a studio practice - I make artwork for exhibitions and for local galIeries especially in Hahndorf where I live. I have a BA Vis.Art. Flinders Uni, Adelaide Central School Art. I am a Fellow Royal.SA Society of Arts.

I have been tutoring more than twenty years with small groups about finding their own voice as they create art. I see amazing results from this and I love to share with many what I know.

I am also an authorised TOUR GUIDE at The Cedar…
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Where you'll be

We take a short 5 min walk into the 60 hectares of Hans Heysen Estate. We will stop at The Shady Pool a place of peaceful bush land to draw the 400 year old trees, trees that Hans Heysen drew.

Concluding with a visit to Heysen famous studio.

Heysen said. “ The gum is indeed a wonder, it’s main appeal to me is it’s combination of mightiness and delicacy- might in its strength of limb, and delicate in the colour of its covering”

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 14 reviews.

Michael
October 2020
If you have a interest at trying your hand at drawing nature settings in a beautiful location then this is definitely for you. My wife and I are at opposite ends of the artistic experience spectrum and we both learnt things and thoroughly enjoyed this session with Sheila.
If you have a interest at trying your hand at drawing nature settings in a beautiful location then this is definitely for you. My wife and I are at opposite ends of the artistic e…
Nicola
September 2020
Sheila is a wonderful and extremely kindhearted host and I found the whole experience to be very special - learning a variety of drawing techniques in the trees and gardens that HH spent his time, while also learning about him and his family’s history; it truly captures the heart and the imagination of what life would have been like for the Heysen family! I highly recommend this experience, thanks Sheila! :)
Sheila is a wonderful and extremely kindhearted host and I found the whole experience to be very special - learning a variety of drawing techniques in the trees and gardens that HH…
Liz
March 2020
Our experience with Sheila was truly special. We attended as a family group of 6, some beginners and some experienced. Sheila dealt daily with our range of experience and worked hard to make us all feel included and capable. Sheila gave her time generously and we never felt rushed. She even provided us with some chocolate when we began to flag in energy. Thank you Sheila for helping give my Mum an amazing birthday experience.
Our experience with Sheila was truly special. We attended as a family group of 6, some beginners and some experienced. Sheila dealt daily with our range of experience and worked ha…
Debbie
January 2020
Hi Sheila it was great to look at a different view on drawing in a new setting with different activities giving a new perspective. I enjoyed it a lot and it was great getting back into drawing again. Thanks for looking after us. It was very interesting hearing all about the history of the studio and the artists
Hi Sheila it was great to look at a different view on drawing in a new setting with different activities giving a new perspective. I enjoyed it a lot and it was great getting back…
Tracy
January 2020
Thank you Sheila for a very insightful and enjoyable 2 and a half hours. Your instruction was clear and the techniques really resonated with me. I’m now inspired and confident to get back into drawing again after a 40 year break.
Robyn
November 2019
Sheila draws on her deep experience as an artist and her knowledge of Hans Heysen's life and work to immerse you in a safe and comfortable space that enables you to bring out your inner artist. We really enjoyed the experience at The Cedars.
Sheila draws on her deep experience as an artist and her knowledge of Hans Heysen's life and work to immerse you in a safe and comfortable space that enables you to bring out your…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

$15 for ticket entry to The Cedars. Available at The Cedars entry / shop.

A small drinking water bottle of your own.