• Gaye is offering a 3 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 Three Day Workshop Price of $325 includes a catered lunch where indicated.

    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...
    ? Please enquire

    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...

    ☑ 3 Day Workshop Programme
    ☑ All Art Materials supplied
    ☑ Optional Accommodation...

    At an additional cost, should you be a visitor and require accommodation during your stay we can help you to select various options including Bed & Breakfast, Private Cottages or Holiday Houses (if you are part of a larger group).

    Just let us know your requirements when booking the workshop and we will happily assist you with any accommodation requirements that suit your budget.

  • DAY 1

    Morning (10.30am – 1.00pm)

    Make your way to Mason Wines, 32 Hartley Road, Tamborine Mountain to commence the workshop at 10.30am.

    Welcome & starting from the very beginning...a very good place to start!

    DURATION: Morning 2.5 hours (10:30-1:00)
    VENUE: Mason’s Winery
    REQUIREMENTS: Smart phone, Pad or Tablet. Self drive.

    Begin with a relaxed workshop on the principles of design...what makes a great photo or piece of artwork.

    Begin gathering reference for a piece of art you will create later on in the week with a casual stroll through Mason’s garden; capture images paying particular attention to the principles discussed.

    An introduction to a simple App that helps you visualize your image in an alternate way.

    A light lunch will be available from Mason’s Winery.

    Afternoon (1.30pm – 4.30pm)

    A quiet stroll through a magical rainforest to gather more reference images.
    Bring the day to a close at a local winery for a tasting and a Gallery viewing.

    DURATION: Afternoon 3 hours (1:30-4:30)
    VENUE: Curtis Falls, Cedar Creek Estate
    REQUIREMENTS: Smart phone, Pad or Tablet. Self drive. Sensible walking shoes.

    Reinforcing design principles, a quiet stroll through a rainforest, capture images of the flora, possibly fauna, the creek and waterfall, (1hr, 3km on well graded tracks).

    Self-drive to recap over wine tasting & Hamlin Gallery viewing at Cedar Creek Estate

    HOMEWORK: Email Gaye your best image of the day (to be printed and discussed the following day)

    Destinations: Curtis Falls waterfall, Cedar Creek Estate Winery
    Meal inclusions: Light lunch, Morning Tea/Coffee, Wine tasting

    DAY 2

    All day (10.30am - close)

    Make your way to Mason Wines, 32 Hartley Road, Tamborine Mountain to commence the workshop at 10.30am.

    Sharing of printed images over coffee. Create some art!

    DURATION: All day beginning at 10:30
    VENUE: Mason’s Winery
    REQUIREMENTS: Smart phone, Pad or Tablet. Self drive.

    Meet at Mason’s for a quick coffee/tea and sharing of printed images from the day before.

    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.

    Take a break at your leisure and grab a bite at any of the Village café’s. (not included)

    HOMEWORK: Leave your art with Gaye for framing... otherwise, you’re off the hook!

    Meal inclusions: Morning Tea/Coffee, Afternoon Tea/Coffee
    ** Lunch will be at individual’s expense

    DAY 3

    Morning (10.30am – 4.00pm)

    A few words from local, Viking Framers, and a viewing of his Gallery supporting mostly local artists.
    Picnic lunch in the gardens for an informal presentation of your framed art.

    Meet at Viking Framers, 5 Fern Street, Tamborine Mountain for 10.30am.

    DURATION: Morning 1 hour (10:30-11:30)
    VENUE: Viking Framers
    REQUIREMENTS: Self drive.

    A brief chat with a local framer on the value of his craft and how it will make or break your work. Check out local artists’ work on display at Viking Gallery.

    Afternoon (1.00pm – 2.30pm)

    A light picnic lunch at the Botantical Gardens for a presentation of your framed artwork.

    DURATION: Afternoon 1.5 hours (1.00pm - 2:30pm)
    VENUE: Botantical Gardens

    Meal inclusions: Light Picnic Lunch

Book now securely and we will contact you within 24 hours


  • Three Day Workshop $325

Available Seats: 6

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Experience Tamborine Mountain
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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