A journey through Dalmatia
With Rita Carpenter
Rita Carpenter is passionate about art and travel and always takes the opportunity to capture the moment in a quick photograph. She wants you to feel the excitement of being abroad through travel journaling. In 2018, she started her own business called Art on the Fly, LLC. She organizes art-travel trips where artists can share the joy of creating in collaboration with us.
Island of Korcula, Croatia
September 17-22, 2024
This tour is part of the journey through Dalmatia tour including days in Cavtat.
It can be also purchased without the added days.
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Tour Cost: 1760 euros. (Shared room option – section 5) + single supplement fee
Non-painting partners: €1560
Single Supplement Fee: €550 (please read our General Conditions, Section 5)
Full payment due: June 21, 2024
Deposit to reserve your spot: €300 (non-refundable unless tour is cancelled by Slikamilina)
Meet your tour companion Undine Mader
About the tour
Rita's workshops are great for all levels – She has plenty to teach a novice while keeping it fun, but also has some tricks up her sleeve to help more experienced artists find something new in themselves. Mostly, she’s inspired by her beautiful surroundings and the wonderful people and places to which she takes her groups. Each day, you’ll head out and spend your time exploring, photographing, and absorbing the character of each new destination.
On this adventure, Rita will show you how to use watercolor paints and other fun materials to complete a small destination art journal. It’s very enjoyable and easy for non-artists to do and is a unique way to record your travel adventures! The Island of Korchula is a beautiful walled city with ancient sites and a stunning coastline.
Here is an example itinerary of how you can expect your 7 days to go (this schedule is always subject to change) :
Transfers depart at 10:00am from Cavtat main bus station on the start date of the tour. Our transfer will drive along the coast where we will stop for lunch at Vila Koruna in Ston, which is about half way. We then make our way to Orebic where we catch a car ferry to the Island of Korcula. Here you will be able to settle into your home away from home at Hotel Liburna in Korčula town.
A buffet breakfast will be served daily, before travelling to different parts of the Island. On the tour you will see vistas rich in vineyards, quiet coves, small beaches, flourishing olive tress and quaint architecture. This part of Croatia is unique in its beauty, encouraging one to take pleasure in painting and sketching.
Your painting tour includes scenic areas such as Zrnovo, Pupnat, Smokvica, Orebic and Peljesac Peninsula (Mainland), Racisce, Korcula and Lumbarda, as picked by your instructor. Our day will begin at 8am with breakfast and then the day is set in motion by your instructor… each instructor will vary slightly but mornings and afternoons will be for painting, with a box lunch on location, in between.
At the end of the day we will return to the our hotel. You will have some time to yourself before the evening meal at 7pm and are encouraged after dinner to spend time exploring the area or enjoying wine with your fellow artists, relaxing before your next day of painting.
During this trip you will also get a glimpse into the life of locals by enjoying a tour of the old town of korcula, a few tastings of local delicacies and wine.
This is your transfer day back to Cavtat. You check out by 10am. Your bus will pick you up at the hotel at 11am and will transfer you back to Cavtat for about 3pm.