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  • Gaye is offering a 5-day workshop that stimulates the artist in all of us using simple tools but spectacular locations.

    She specialises in small groups to ensure not only a fun time, but an educational experience.

    Each participant will leave the mountain (hopefully to return soon) with a feeling of serenity, a smile and a framed piece of art they have created.

    Fun learning in a one-on-one & group environment..

    ☑ Creative play & sharing
    ☑ Critical visualisation
    ☑ Art practise & development
    ☑ A take-home framed, personally created piece of art

    ** This workshop does have a small amount of walking however the rainforest walk is a very easy walk of just 2 kms return to Curtis Falls waterfall and just a stroll along Gallery Walk. Age is not a factor and only moderate fitness is required for the rainforest walk.

    The Creative Arts Experience is inclusive of accommodation from one of our preferred Bed & Breakfast providers (see accommodation TAB for full details).

    Minimum Numbers:
    All experiences need a minimum number of participants to operate at the price listed. The minimum number for the Creative Arts Experience is 6 participants, but it’s a very personal experience with a maximum of 8.

    Available Dates...
    📆 21st - 25th Jan 2019
    📆 18th - 22nd Mar 2019
    📆 10th - 14th Jun 2019
    📆 2nd - 6th Sep 2019
    📆 25th - 29th Nov 2019

    About Your Instructor

    Gaye Dell

    Painting and drawing are my passion and more often than not there is an element of both in my work. I see the humour in our animals so I enjoy giving them a quirky personality as I see befits them.

  • Booking info...

    Our inclusive experiences are very popular, but have limited capacity, so can book out very quickly!

    Don’t miss securing your spot. Click the big RED ‘BOOK THIS PACKAGE’ button below, complete the form, and someone will be in contact with you within 24 hours to discuss your booking and options further.

    Registrations for bookings close one week prior to each experience date, or unless sold out.

    Deposit & Final Payment

    To secure your reservation, we require 50% of the total fee payable as a deposit. Reservations are not confirmed until the deposit is received.

    Final payment will be due 1 month prior to the arrival date.

    Payment of the total experience will be required at the time of booking for all reservations made within 1 month of arrival. We reserve the right to decline any booking request.


    Your deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled more than 30 days in advance of your stay.

    No refund of the deposit if the booking is cancelled with less than 30 days’ notice.

  • What to bring...

    💡 Smart phone, Pad or Tablet (with camera capabilities and charger)
    💡 Sensible walking shoes
    💡 A great attitude and the willingness to learn
    💡 All art materials supplied

    ** This is a self-drive experience, so your own transportation is required.

  • Inclusions...

    ☑ Accommodation...

    4 nights in either a 4 star Traditional Bed & Breakfast establishment OR upgrade to a Private Cottage OR Holiday House with additional supplement cost.

    ☑ 5 Day Workshop Programme
    ☑ All Art Materials supplied


    The Creative Arts (Painting / Drawing) Workshop Experience is inclusive of accommodation, which we allocate from one of our preferred Bed & Breakfasts based on availability, or share this experience with a group of friends and/or family!

    For groups with 3 or 4 couples travelling together, we will accommodate (at no extra cost) in one of our fabulous Holiday Houses. These are perfect for group gatherings with shared communal spaces.

    For those booking independently and wanting to share, we will try to pair you with another solo participant wanting to share a room. If we are unable to confirm this, an additional single supplement of $360 will be payable.

    A daily breakfast is inclusive with all accommodation.

    The total cost for the Creative Arts (Painting / Drawing) Experience including Bed & Breakfast or Holiday House is:

    $883 per person twin share
    $1,243 per person including the single supplement

    Travelling as a couple and wanting to stay in your own private cottage? Why not upgrade to one of our cottage destinations, either Seaview Farm Retreat or Witches Falls Cottages.

    The total cost, including the Creative Arts (Painting / Drawing) Experience and the private cottage upgrade is:

    $1,113 per person twin share
    $1,703 per person including the single supplement

    Amore BandB Exterior
    -- If you are looking for exceptional accommodation situated close to the heart of everything – then look no further than Amore. Offering elegant traditional B&B accommodation and the quality, charm and intuitive service you deserve Amore is the perfect place to relax.

    Eaglemount Lodge B&B Tamborine Mountain
    -- Charming & picturesque, the ideal getaway. Retreat to the cool of Tamborine Mountain and relax in the privacy of our luxurious Eaglemount Lodge estate, while still being close to all the restaurants, shops and activities of the Mountain.

    Tamborine Mountain B&B Exterior at Twilight
    -- Uniquely Australian Bed & Breakfast accommodation located atop beautiful Tamborine Mountain. Be captivated by the absolutely spectacular breathtaking views from your guest deck. Your home away from home - eat well, sleep well – relax, unwind, slow down.

    OR Choose a Shared Holiday House:
    Available at

    Bank House Lounge Room Into Kitchen
    Bank House Tamborine Mountain, must be booked as a group of three couples.

    Exterior SKY House
    Sky House Tamborine Mountain, must be booked as a group of three couples.

    Your Accommodation UPGRADE options:

    You may upgrade your accommodation..
    to one of our cottage destinations, either Seaview Farm Cottage or Witches Falls Cottages The total cost, including the Creative Arts Experience and upgrade is then:

    $1,113 per person twin share
    $1,703 per person including the single supplement

    View Exterior Witches Falls Cottages
    Witches Falls Cottages Tamborine Mountain.

    Seaview Cottage Exterior
    Seaview Farm Cottage Tamborine Mountain.

  • DAY 1

    Check in is any time from 2pm.

    Should you choose to arrive earlier, there are many things to enjoy, such as the Rainforest Sky Walk or the spectacular views from almost anywhere on the mountain.

    If you choose to check out one of our many restaurants for lunch, make sure you leave some room for dinner!

    Evening (6.30pm)
    The evening is a fantastic opportunity to meet Gaye and fellow Experience participants.

    At 6.30pm, shared platters and Sangria will await you at El Burro Cantina on Main Street.

    Destinations: El Burro Cantina
    Meal inclusions: Dinner

    DAY 2

    Morning (10.30am – 1.00pm)

    Your morning starts with a delightful breakfast at your accommodation.

    After breakfast, make your way to Gaye Dell’s studio to commence the workshop at 10.30am. Don’t forget to bring your walking shoes for the afternoon stroll through the rainforest to Curtis Falls!

    In a relaxed atmosphere, you will learn about the principles of design...what makes a great photo or piece of artwork. Gaye will then introduce you to a simple app that helps you visualize your image in an alternate way.

    A casual stroll through her garden will provide inspiration, as you capture images, paying particular attention to the principles discussed, for your artwork to be created on day four.

    We take a break, and travel over to Green Lane Coffee, to recap the morning’s activities over sandwiches and coffee.

    Afternoon (1.30pm – 4.30pm)

    After lunch, we travel to Curtis Falls.

    As we enjoy a quiet stroll* through this magical rainforest, we reinforce our earlier design principles by capturing images of flora, possibly fauna, the creek and waterfall.

    Once we have captured our further reference images, it’s time to head over to Witches Falls Winery to recap the day over a glass of wine with cheese and crackers.
    * 1hr, 3km on well graded tracks

    The evening is at your leisure. Your Hosts will have great dining suggestions. Dine in or visit one of the Mountain Restaurants offering a diverse range of cuisines.

    In the early evening, you will need to select your best image, to be emailed to Gaye. She will print these ready for a discussion the following day.

    Destinations: Gaye Dell’s Studio, Green Lane Coffee, Curtis Falls waterfall, Witches Falls Winery
    Meal inclusions: breakfast, morning coffee, light lunch, wine and cheese

    DAY 3

    Morning (10.30am – 1.30pm)

    Following breakfast at your accommodation, make your way to Gallery Walk, where we will commence the day with morning coffee at a local café. Shortly after, we venture to Tamborine Dreaming and hear from a local specialising in Indigenous art.

    A short stroll will lead us to Capanart, where we will meet owner and resident artist Susan Capan. Susan’s subjects are widely varied, from portraits, wildlife and abstracts, to landscape. She paints in oils and watercolour with a strong expressive style.

    Our morning will conclude with a fun stroll along the famous Gallery Walk. This will provide a great opportunity to capture some ‘man-made’ images in readiness for the following day of creative practices.

    Lunch will be at you leisure, at any of the cafes along Gallery Walk. Choose from any of the restaurants on Gallery Walk for a light snack or a full service lunch.

    Afternoon (2.00pm – 4.00pm)

    Following lunch, the group regathers at the Fortitude Brewing Co, where the beer is made locally.

    Over a tasting paddle, we share the images taken from the day before, and discuss image challenges of ‘natural versus man-made’. For those not partial to a beer, there will be an alternate refreshment available.

    The evening is at your leisure. Your Hosts will have great dining suggestions. Dine in or visit one of the Mountain Restaurants offering a diverse range of cuisines.

    In the early evening, you will need to select your best ‘man-made’ image, to be emailed to Gaye. She will print these ready for a discussion the following day.

    Destinations: Gallery Walk, Tamborine Dreaming, CapanArt Gallery, Fortitude Brewing Co
    Meal inclusions: breakfast, morning coffee, an afternoon refreshment
    ** Lunch will be at individual’s expense

    DAY 4

    All Day (10.30am – 4.00pm)

    Day 4 is officially your day to shine!

    Make your way to Mountain Brew for 10.30am, a local cafe on Main Street. Over coffee, we will share the printed images from the day before.

    We then venture over to one of our local holiday houses, where your creative flow will commence.

    With a variety of materials offered, you will use some or all of your reference images to create an original piece of art. As we all work at different paces and focus, you will decide on the timing of a lunch break, of which a light lunch will be provided.

    The evening is at your leisure. Your Hosts will have great dining suggestions. Dine in or visit one of the Mountain Restaurants offering a diverse range of cuisines.

    Overnight, Gaye will coordinate your finished artwork for framing.

    Destinations: Mountain Brew Coffee Co, our preselected Holiday House
    Meal inclusions: breakfast, morning coffee, light lunch

    DAY 5

    Morning (10.30am – 11.30am)

    This is the last day of the Experience.

    Take time to enjoy your breakfast before you check out of your accommodation by 10am.

    Shortly after, at 10.30am, make your way to Viking Framers in Fern Street, a family based business that provides a wide variety of Custom framing and Printing.

    David will share the value of his craft and how it will make or break your work. We will have the opportunity to view the onsite gallery supporting mostly local artists.

    Afternoon (12.00pm – 2.00pm)

    Our final destination is Cedar Creek Estate Winery.

    Home to the Arthur Hamblin Gallery, we will enjoy our final art viewing prior to lunch. Arthur Hamblin is renowned for being the ‘Father of Australian Outback Art’, with his speciality oil and watercolour paintings.

    Lunch, to be accompanied with a glass of wine, will conclude with an informal presentation of your framed art.

    Destinations: Viking Framers, Arthur Hamblin Art Gallery, Cedar Creek Winery
    Meal inclusions: breakfast, lunch

Book now securely and we will contact you within 24 hours


  • Per Person Twin Share $883
  • Per Person Twin Share (upgrade) $1,243
  • Per Person with Single Supplement $1,113
  • Per Person with Single Supplement (upgrade) $1,703

Available Seats: 6

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Tamborine Mountain QLD 4272
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What is Experience Tamborine Mountain all about?

Experience Tamborine Mountain is an eclectic collection of like-minded businesses that share a passion for the cool, sub-tropical rainforest paradise that lies near Queensland’s capital, Brisbane and behind the Gold Coast.

Using our specialist local knowledge and connections, we’ve carefully curated a varied menu of activities and experiences that will appeal to visitors’ diversity, tastes and aspirations. And, because one size does not necessarily fit all, we recognise the importance of also crafting tailored experiences for special interest individuals or groups.

The best takeaway from travelling is the stories you’ll have and the abiding memories of simple pleasures, of unplanned serendipitous moments, encounters with locals, and even life-altering learning.  We believe in the importance of sharing the little things with our visitors as well as the big ticket moments and look forward to helping you discover them so you’ll have your own stories to tell.

Tamborine Mountain – what to do and where to stay?

Mountain destinations translate to achingly beautiful scenery and views, crisp, clean air, a plethora of local wildlife and pristine forest, and Tamborine Mountain is no exception. Against this glorious backdrop exists a diverse and colourful cottage industry with numerous local artists and craftspeople, a variety of natural and man-made attractions, award-winning wineries, a vibrant cafe and restaurant scene, soft adventure for the thrill-seekers, festivals, special events and country markets.

These are all supported by a host of accommodation options including generous country homes that suit extended family or corporate groups, warm and welcoming B & Bs and intimate couples’ cottages.

What can Experience Tamborine Mountain offer you?

To truly experience and participate in the essence of this special place can be intimate, personal, challenging, exhilarating and even life-affirming. We can show you the main spots to take the pretty pictures, but more importantly, we can help you explore our back streets where you will create a personal connection with our mountain that will continue to touch you long after you leave.

Sometimes the simplest moments during a trip away can provide the greatest memories and experiences – it could be the taste of a new dish, lovingly prepared by a passionate champion of  regional produce; an encounter with a knowledgeable, generous winemaker who loves to share a yarn ; laughing with family as you play a board game at a sprawling farmhouse dining table; the sound of birdsong as you light a fire before breakfast; or simply slowing down and being in the moment, exploring the beauty of an ancient rainforest.

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Get to know our mountain by connecting to our history, our culture and our people – authentic experiences, uncontrived, sometimes simple, sometimes adrenalin-inducing; something literally for everyone. We have created these experiences for you, so you can now go and live them.

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