Tropical Painting Workshop in Hawaii
Hawaii Painting Workshop Transformational Retreat
Due to the pandemic, in-person retreats are paused.
Join us on the lush Big Island of Hawaii!
Tropical Painting Workshop in Hawaii
2021 Retreat is postponed until 2022.
Dates don’t work? Can attend part of the week? Let’s design a retreat for you. What dates work for you?
2021 Hawaii Tropical Art Retreat is postponed due to the virus.
We will reschedule for February 2022
I didn’t know anything about the goddess Pele or the volcano, just that there was this most recent eruption. That I was so pulled to the lava rock still intrigues me and I’ve been amazed as I’ve researched the event and the mythology of Pele, after the fact of the retreat. And so, the Tropical Art Retreat experience continues to reveal deep meaning for me, to me, and about me, which is one of the reasons I go on art retreats…to learn more about myself and fall more deeply in love with the unique expression I am.
I have continuous gratitude to you both for creating this experience and for nurturing us all, body and mind and emotions, along the way.
Explore the beauty of the Big Island while you expand your creativity. Have fun and learn new skills in this 5 day Tropical Art Adventure Winter Getaway, designed to delight nature lovers and artists of all levels.
IMAGINE A WEEK THAT INCLUDES:
• Painting en pleinair daily with guided instruction
• Sharing two healthy, organic meals a day
• Soaking in naturally geothermal heated warm ponds
• Viewing the newest land and beaches on the planet
• Exploring local scenic and cultural hot spots
In addition a variety of yoga classes are available daily in two local yoga studios.
Watercolor painting of one of the Red Road’s magical tree tunnels
PAINTING AND CREATIVE EXPLORATION
Master watercolorist and landscape painter Abbie Rabinowitz will facilitate daily en pleinair painting excursions to local scenes. Her creative lesson plans integrate insightful tips and supportive critiques. Students may work in watercolor, oils or acrylics.
Over the 5 days of the retreat we will choose from dozens of possible adventures and scenic painting spots, all within a short drive or walk.
Tropical subjects that we can paint:
• Tropical landscapes & seascapes
• Exotic trees, palms, flowers and fruits
• Brand new ‘lavascapes’
• Earlybird sunrise over the ocean
Abbie’s beautiful, light filled studio will be available for students to paint indoors. All levels of experience are welcome!
HEALTHY MEALS MADE WITH ISLAND LOVE
Monday to Friday: Your body will be lovingly fed two delicious island fresh organic homemade meals each day. Additional Sunday arrival dinner!
• Fresh island fish
• Garden grown veggies
• Local tropical fruit
• Locally sourced organic food
Abbie’s art studio adjoins her garden complete with banana and papaya trees. Enjoy picking fruit directly from the trees!
EXCITING LOCAL EXCURSIONS
• Geothermal fed warm ponds
• Black Sand beaches (clothing optional)
• Miles of amazing coastal scenic beauty on the Red Road
• Lava viewing
• Uncle Robert’s famous Wednesday night market with local music, foods and crafts
OTHER OPTIONAL OUTINGS
• Pahoa Town, a delightful hippie enclave with shops and restaurants
• Old Hilo Town with its historic old buildings & galleries
• Volcano Art Center in Volcanoes National Park
You can choose from a large variety of Airbnb vacation rentals. These include bungalows, homes, and apartments (including camping) located by Puna’s most beautiful scenic byway, the Kalapana Kapoho Beach Road, aka ‘Red Road’.
Many of these rentals are reasonably priced and you’ll find work within your budget. Browse to find what’s available from island style off-grid cottages to luxury rentals. I am happy to search for you and give you a current list of rentals that I recommend in the vicinity.
See Local Airbnbs
My house and art studio
Robin Worley and Abbie Rabinowitz are island residents, artists and all round fun people!
We are super eager to share our love of nature, art and the Big Island at this year’s Hawaii Art Workshop Summer Getaway. Feel free to contact us with any questions you have.
We look forward to seeing you here when it is safe to travel, in 2022!
Abbie Rabinowitz is a fine artist painter (MFA) and also a certified yoga teacher (200 hrs TTC). She’s been painting en pleinair landscapes along the Red Road in Hawaii for over 20 years. Abbie is a master watercolorist, seasoned painter and welcomes students at all levels. She will facilitate your experience with encouragement and gentle critiques. She is insanely inspired by the Big Island and is passionate about sharing her inspiration with others.
10% discount if you register before November 30th, 2021
- 2 daily meals: fresh, local & organic
Plus Sunday arrival dinner & Saturday departure breakfast.
- Four hours daily art instruction
- Guided excursions
- Tons of ALOHA!
Payment is due when you register online.
Space is limited. Early registration encouraged!
We are choosing to keep this group small to optimize the experience and comfort level for all attendees.
There is a maximum of eight participants.
Full refund if canceled by November 30th, 2021
Half refund if canceled by December 31st, 2021
No refund if canceled after December 31st, 2021
Note: Price does not include accommodation, airfare or car service. Excursions will require use of personal vehicles. We can help coordinate shared car rental and suggest rental services.