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Tina Garrett

South African Painting Safari

Date: October 3- 13, 2025

Location: Western Cape and Kruger National Park, South-Africa

Price: $16,000 per person

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Welcome

 

Please join ARC Living Master Artist Tina Garrett and the magic and Majesty of South Africa. Together, we will explore the textures and shapes of the South African landscape and safari and the richness and majesty of their people. Tina will teach her approach to composing and simplifying the complex landscape and techniques for totalistic and monochromatic figurative works. Tina will also share her distinct yet straightforward approach to creating gorgeous flesh tones in her demonstrations of full-colour alla prima portraiture from life.

The all-inclusive price covers all luxury accommodations, 10-day workshop instruction and model fees,  most meals ( breakfast, lunch, and dinner ) and all private ground transportation to painting locations, including to and from the airport.

This unique, one-of-a-kind artist adventure is limited to 12 students.

Non-painting partners and photographers are welcome.

The Figure in the Landscape in Monochrome from life and photos in South Africa 

THE ARTIST

Tina Garrett

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Tina Garrett is one of contemporary Western art's most well-known female artists. Her works focus on emotion and mood, often depicting dramatic light or atmospheric effects. Her works tend to carry an undefinable reverberation, haunting and laced with mystery. Tina has earned recognition as an Art Renewal Center Living Master (ARCLM) and holds a Master Artist designation from the National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society. Tina is a longtime  Portrait Society of America mentor for the PSoA Cecilia Beaux Forum Mentoring Program, the Annual Art of The Portrait Conference Faculty, and the Oil Painters of America National Conference Faculty. Tina offers mentorship and over a dozen workshops around the world annually.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Accomodation

Ulusaba
Sir Richard Branson's Lodge in 
Kruger National Park
Botlierskop Private Game Reserve
 

Includes: luxury accommodations, 10-day workshop instruction +model fees,  most meals, and private ground transportation (including to and from the airport)

Non-painting partners and photographer friends are most welcome to join there will be plenty for you!

Limited seats available.

LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS

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Itinerary

SUBJECT TO MINOR CHANGES

Oct 3

Stellenbosch

COURSE ORIENTATION AND WELCOMING

Upon arrival, you will personally meet the Tour Director (Taléta).

You will be taken to Stellenbosch from the airport to check in at your hotel.  In the afternoon, you will join the welcome meeting in the hotel lobby with your fellow travellers, Tina and your Tour Director (Taléta). You will have your course orientation around the dinner table. Greet the traditional, unique and delicious South African cuisine tonight at our first group dinner. 

Oct 4

Botlierskop

Upon your early morning arrival, you will be welcomed by the friendly staff at Botlierskop Reserve. After check-in, get ready for your first safari adventure. Followed by an amazing meal.  Don't go to bet too late, as you will get a wake-up call for your early morning safari the next day.

Oct 5

Botlierskop

After having breakfast, we will go on our first early morning safari at the safari game lodge. When you return to the lodge, you will have some time to freshen up and have breakfast. Later, we will gather in the Cocoon room for a full lesson from Tina. After lunch (which will be served in the Cocoon room), you will continue painting until 5 pm. A relaxed dinner will follow.

Oct 6

Botlierskop

After a sunrise safari and a wonderful group breakfast, Tina will demo in the morning and you will be given the opportunity to paint with guidance after lunch. After the painting session, we will venture out together for a sunset safari, or you can use the spa.

Oct 7

Botlierskop

Escape to the tranquil African bush and experience luxury at the Private Game Reserve. Today is your final day at this game reserve. We will start the morning with a painting session. After this you will have the day to unwind and relax. Alternatively, you are welcome to paint on your own. Later in the day, the group will embark on a sundowner safari followed by a group dinner at the lodge.

Oct 8

Ulusaba

Today, we will check out from our current location and head to the airport. From there, we will take a short flight to Johannesburg and then board another flight to Ulusaba, which is Sir Richard Branson's luxurious lodge located in the Kruger National Park. We will be spending the next four days at this exquisite lodge. Are you ready for the experience of a lifetime?

Oct 9

Ulusaba

Anyone who's been on safari before knows that no two game drives are ever the same! You'll traverse over 13,500 hectares of private reserve with your dedicated Ranger and Tracker, who will tailor your game drive just for you.  Between morning and afternoon Safari game drives, Tina will paint together with all of the artists either a portrait or a landscape.

Oct 10

Ulusaba

We will go on an early morning safari together, followed by breakfast. After that, you can join Tina for a group painting session, which includes a demonstration. We will enjoy another safari and watch the beautiful sunset in the bush in the evening, followed by a group dinner at the lodge.

Oct 11

Ulusaba

Today will be our last full day of painting. You will have yet another demonstration in the morning, with time to paint in the afternoon. Enjoy the spa facilities and relax in between painting sessions.

Oct 12

Johannesburg

We will check out and be transported to the airport to fly to Johannesburg. We will have time to relax and use the amazing spa at the Hotel. We will meet for one last time, and Tina will critique your work. This will be our last night together, and we will share a final dinner.

Oct 13

It's always hard to say goodbye to good people.

Johannesburg

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What's Included

5-STAR ACOOMODATION

CHEF-CATERED DINNERS

KING OR TWIN

ROOM

AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE

 CONTINENTAL & ENGLISH BREAKFAST

LOCAL FLIGHTS AND GROUND TRANSPORTATION

TUITION AND MODEL FEES

PRIVATE SAFARI

4x4 TOURS

Not included:

  • International flights

  • Travel Insurance

  • Meals and drinks not stated in the itinerary

  • Items of a personal nature

  • Visa fees

  • Optional Activities

  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

  • Gratuity

(We have a service where you can order paints, etc., in advance. Just send us a quick email for the info.)

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