2 Ecolodges in 6 days from $ 1,180 per pax ex Bali over the period 26th May – 1st June 2013
If you are creative in any medium, do not miss this opportunity to see and record one of the most spectacularly beautiful and interesting parts of Indonesia.
An experience you won’t forget!
This is a wonderful opportunity to discover your inner artist and see and record one of the most spectacular natural sights in Indonesia – the Three Coloured Lakes of Kelimutu, Moni, Flores. As well as sketching and painting the lakes we will explore amazing local villages where we will be welcomed to discover ancient dyeing and weaving traditions as well as the villages unique architecture and carving. The trip will include learning sketching, painting and drawing techniques to help you record your experiences. Additional workshops will include learning simple printmaking techniques, including lino cuts and mono printing. No prior experience is necessary and those with previous experience are welcome to join the trip. Some materials will be provided and participants will be provided with list of those materials they will need to bring – details below. The area also has great vistas, many beautiful birds and good hiking terrain.
The trip will be led by British artist Alexandra Robb accompanied by Meryl Wilson, a Founder Member of Ecolodgesindonesia and a specialist in water color paintings of Butterflies. Tuesday and Wednesday will have morning activities, returning to the Lodge for lunch with afternoon working towards possible prints or in other mediums. Thursday and Friday will be a full days with a picnic lunch.
Day 01 Sunday May 26th
Arrival at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, picked by our staff and transported to The Udayana Kingfisher Eco Lodge – welcome and briefing of the Tour by The Tours Leaders. Depending on arrival times, guests will either relax in the gardens of the lodge or be offered a tour to The Uluwatu Temple (one of the six main temples of Bali) with stunning views of the Indian Ocean and you will attend the Famous Kecak (or Monkey) dance. Return to the Lodge for dinner to meet all the tour participants.
Day 02 Monday May 27th
After a relaxing breakfast, participants will leave for the flight to Ende via Labuan Bajo (both on the island of Flores) arriving at midday. Lunch will be at a local restaurant in Ende following by a 90 minute drive into the mountains through spectacular scenery to the Kelimutu Crater Lakes Eco Lodge. After checking in and a time for relaxation, there will be a Workshop entitled “Introduction to the weeks activities and mediums we will work including printing techniques.
Day 03 Tuesday May 28th Sketching and Printmaking
After breakfast, participants will visit the village of Moni, the main centre of the Lio people. You will visit a local market and view traditional houses and sketching of subjects will be encouraged. After dinner there will be an evening Printmaking workshop.
Day 04 Wednesday May 29th Dawn at The Kelimutu Lakes, Painting and Sketching
This is a special day starting very early at 0430 with a cup of tea or coffee and then the 17km run to the Lakes getting to them by dawn – a special experience as this place is the spiritual home of the Lio people. There will be breakfast at the Lakes and participants will spend the morning and afternoon sketching and painting, then back to the Lodge. There will be an evening Printmaking workshop
Day 05 Thursday May 30th Traditional village and Ikat weaving
This is a full day with a picnic lunch. Particpants will visit a small weaving village, supported by the Lodge, where they will view all the stages of ikat weaving and be able to sketch. In the evening there will be another Printmaking workshop.
Day 06 Friday May 31th Traditional village of Ngela, evening ot traditional music and dance
Another full day out with a picnic lunch when participants will visit another different village where sketching can be undertaken in a relaxed atmosphere. There will be an evening program of traditional music and dance.
Day 07 Saturday Jun 1st Return to Bali
Return to Ende to catch the plane to Bali
COST: Includes workshop fee (includes stool, table, umbrella and work board), accommodation at Udayana Kingfisher Eco Lodge (first night) and he Kelimutu Crater Lakes Eco Lodge (five nights), airfares Denpasar – Ende – Denpasar, all local transport, full board and visit to The Uluwatu Temple. Cost excludes Airport taxes, drinks, laundry and any personal expenses. The cost (in US$) assumes twin share and a minimum of four persons in the group.