Vietnam Retreat with Paul Wang - June/July 2019
Vietnam Retreat with Paul Wang - June/July 2019
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Paul Wang is your Sketch tutor for the 11 day/10 night retreat in Hoi An, Vietnam June 24th - July 4th 2019. Your host Anna Barnes of ArtFoodCulture (long term traveller to Hoi An, chef and artist) has built a network of contacts over the years who delight in giving our groups special attention. They take us off the tourist trail to experience locations that only a local can.
You will be staying in a riverside hotel with pool, walking distance to the UNESCO Heritage town of Hoi An. Each morning Paul will give a Sketch Class, especially tailored to capture the stunning historical town of Hoi An, its people and culture. Paul will build lessons around the historic architecture, street scenes, the market, the river, and the crowds of people there, as well as teach his magical techniques of applying watercolour
About Paul Wang:
Paul is an Interior Architecture & design graduate from Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore and continued with a National Arts Council scholarship to study Technical Theatre in Brisbane, Australia. His passion for teaching has become a natural extension of his creativity. As an art and design educator, he has taught visual arts at the Singapore International School in Hong Kong and is currently an adjunct lecturer at Temasek Polytechnic’s school of design in Singapore. Other than teaching students, he also conducts regular urban sketching workshops.
His sketches are bursting with dramatic colours. His strokes and splashes may look spontaneous but are highly choreographed. Paul’s distinctive style of vivid colours and convoluted details seeks to tell a story behind each sketch. On-location sketching has become his unique way of encapsulating the fast changing urban landscape in his home town of Singapore and around the region.
Paul is an Urban Sketchers’ correspondent for Singapore (since 2010) and is currently serving as an advisory board-member for the International Urban sketchers organisation. He has conducted workshops at the annual Urban Sketchers Symposiums multiple years in a row, and attracts a large following. He is a popular, well respected Sketch tutor worldwide.
More about Paul Here
Pauls Instagram Here
See Paul Wang’s Vietnam Sketchbook Here
Anna has asked Paul to be the principle sketch tutor for this trip because of his deep sensitivity in the arts. His unique style brings such joy to the viewer. He has previously captured the essence of Hoi An beautifully on a solo trip, and is highly experienced with sketching SE Asian locations. He is a lover of good food too! Anna looks forward to him sharing his passion with her Retreat Guests.
June 24th - July 4th 2019.
Small group maximum 10 sketchers. This will ensure you will receive plenty of personal tuition during the sessions.
10 nights accomodation in a hotel riverside with pool in Hoi An UNESCO town.
8 x 3 hr sketch tuition sessions with Paul Wang
Entry ticket to The Ancient Town
Early morning boat ride to a bustling working fishmarket
Private bus trip to the historic Cham ruins, Mi Son with local guide.
Private bus trip to Marble Mountain with local guide.
Cooking Class and Basket Boat afternoon out at a private Eco Fish and Herb Farm
Rice Paper making, Farm excursion and Seafood lunch at the Organic Herb Gardens.
Your own Daniel Smith “Colours of Hoi An” watercolor palette. Hand poured and presented in a metal half pan travel palette.
International airfares and transfers.
Beverages- alcohol and imported soft drinks.
Anything not mentioned in the Included list.
Tips and gratuities.
A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 per person is required in order to secure your reservation. The balance of $3400 is due 120 days prior to departure date, 28th February 2019. (single supplement extra $400). All prices in AUD.
Bookings close February 28th 2019. Full Balance due.
If you have paid your deposit, then your reservation will be assured. The retreat is guaranteed to go ahead if minimum numbers are reached by the booking deadline. For guests who have a reservation assured, DO NOT proceed with booking your air travel and organising your visa and insurance until we have contacted you. (In the rare case that minimum numbers are not reached, and a retreat is cancelled, then your deposit will be returned in full).
We can recommend a Sydney based Vietnam specialist Travel Agent to take care of your airfares, visa and travel insurance if you are departing from Australia. Let us know if you would like details.
Travel insurance is mandatory and a copy must be supplied to us before commencement.
For Extra nights, add ons to your itinerary within Vietnam, VIP Airport service, private transfers to your hotel, and tours to neighbouring countries please contact our trusted South East Asian Specialists Khiri Travel at email@example.com
For the full itinerary or questions please email Anna Barnes at ArtFoodCulture.
phone: (+61) 490345782
$3900per person. (+Single supplement $400)AUD
Terms and Conditions HERE
We hope you are looking forward to what we are sure will be a trip of a lifetime. Before you embark on this Retreat, we ask you to consider the points listed below that relate to our Vietnam Retreats. This will ensure you understand what is involved and help you decide if this retreat is right for you.
To ensure that your retreat runs as smoothly as possible for you and your fellow retreat members, please consider the following aspects prior to confirming your arrangements.
While we believe that age is no barrier, please give special consideration to the fact that medical assistance and public infrastructure can be limited in Vietnam.
There may be long periods of physical activity, including walking, climbing of stairs, in/out of boats. Participants who will travel with a cane/walking stick may come across difficulties. It is our experience that using a cane/walking stick in these areas where there are rough and uneven surfaces, stairs to climb and high humidity/summer temperatures, becomes difficult.
Only limited meal options will be available. People with special dietary requirements can expect difficulties on these tours. Please understand that depending on the street food or market vendor you may be given very little or no meat/fish. Sometimes vegetarian options are not available. Allergies including mild intolerances to to life threatening anaphylactic reactions can not be accommodated on Vietnam retreats.
Your retreat includes 3.5star accommodation facilities. The city and/or village power or water may at times be disrupted. This may mean the power, hot water, wifi, refrigeration or air-conditioning may not be available for short or long periods.
There will be long periods of driving on often rural and bumpy roads in vehicles ranging from tour coaches to taxi’s.
Heat and humidity affects people in many different ways and a certain level of fitness is required in order to limit the effects. Please discuss how to manage Vietnams tropical summer heat with a health care professional.
Guides will endeavour to provide rest stops in your itinerary where possible. Please be advised that some days may have a more physical program than others.
We strongly urge you to be sure you can make it before you book. Please see our refund policy in Terms and Conditions.
Each guest will have different medical needs including decisions to be made with travel vaccinations. Please see a health care professional for advice.
Understand that taking out Travel Insurance is compulsory and a copy must be supplied to the organisers prior to commencement of the retreat.
This is a non smoking retreat. If you are a smoker we request you smoke well away from the group off the property, and do not inconvenience the group in any way.
The Retreat commences at 4pm 24th June 2019 at the Hotel in Hoi An, Vietnam. Address will be supplied at time of booking (check in time 2pm or earlier by arrangment). The best way get to Hoi An is to arrive via the International Airport in Da Nang (DAD). Then get a transfer by private car or taxi to Hoi An (about 30 mins). You will be greeted upon arrival. (details for private transfer available at booking). Retreat ends upon check out time at 10am 4th July 2019.
If you are comfortable with the above mentioned aspects of travelling we look forward to welcoming you on what is sure to be a unique and memorable experience
If you have any hesitations please contact Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org or Australia (+61) 490345782