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Life in landscape

Near Sydney’s Circular Quay, a set of stone steps wanders through the historic foundations of Australia’s first European settlers. Here, convicts and pioneers of 1788 erected new lives amid gum trees and sandstone. “The Rocks” or “Tallawoladah,” as the Aboriginal Cadigal people called it, swirls today with ice cream lickers and city slickers, though its colonial past still pokes from behind the doorways of its remaining terrace houses. Across from the cutting-edge Museum of Contemporary Art and its Aboriginal masterworks nods the dusty entrance to the Julian Ashton Art School....Read On

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    sharon-rusch-shaver_workshopJoin award winning artist Sharon Rusch Shaver to learn the fun of plein air painting in the majestic Rocky Mountains in springtime, when the wildflowers are blooming in the valleys and the creeks are still rushing from snow still clinging in the highest elevations. Your 4 nights will be spent in modern comfortable  accommodations which include heated pool, hot tub, and en-suite guest rooms in a historic lodge built over 100 years ago by one of the founders of the Rocky Mountain State Park. Delicious chef-prepared meals, and transfers to painting sites included.  This plein air workshop is for all levels beginner to advanced, watercolor, oil, pastel, photography. $1,450 all inclusive.*

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