Paint the Night by Moonlight
Sat April 24 @ 6:30 pm - Sun April 25 @ 6:30 pm
2 TICKET OPTIONS AVAILABLE (FULL MOON or HALF MOON)
Join The Artist Expedition Society at The Earth Sanctuary for a unique art and astronomy camping experience.
This evening experience combines The Earth Sanctuary’s award winning night sky tour with The Artist Expedition Society’s Painting With Light workshop in one of the best night sky viewing areas in the world, on the night of the Full Moon. Paint the night by moonlight, learn about the stars, and camp out in a swag. This spectacular experience is set to leave your mind fizzing with creative inspiration.
The Earth Sanctuary’s star guides will take you on a captivating space adventure on their award-winning astronomy tour, and The Artist Expedition Society will help you to translate that experience into paint.
Be sure to arrive by 6.30 to enjoy the moonrise at 6.50pm.
Astronomy Tour Includes:
○ Entry into Earth Sanctuary and Space Observatory
○ Experienced star-guide with laser light pointer
○ Look through a deep sky telescope
Art Experience Includes:
○ Basic night painting tutorial, suitable for beginners
○ A selection of easels, boards, and masking tape
○ Sunrise guest: Swag for camping (without a pillow or sleeping bag)
○ Sunrise guest: Gourmet B&E hot breakfast. Special dietary options available on request.
○ Mixed Platter* & Complimentary Drink
*Mixed Platter: for 1-4 guests: Traditional damper & dukka, selection of cheeses, olives, gourmet dip, mini-meatballs and cold meats (special dietary options available upon request) . Your first drink is on the house, choose any from the bar: beer wine or basic spirit.
○ Licensed Bar available (cash or card)
Earth Sanctuary Astronomy Guides
With almost 20 years field experience under the spectacular skies of Central Australia, Earth Sanctuary’s guides are skilled communicators in astronomy. We continue to make complex scientific concepts fun and easy to grasp whilst providing holistic views on the significance of the night sky to different cultures throughout history.
The Artist Expedition Society
The Artist Expedition Society (AES) takes artists and designers outdoors. We facilitate creative experiences designed to help you consider the relationships you have to place, nature, and the designed environment. Lessons in sustainability and an environmental resonance will naturally seep into your consciousness as you experience the outdoors by observing it. You don’t need to have any experience with art to enjoy an AES experience.
Founded by Anna Dakin during her time at The Royal College of Art in London, The Artist Expedition Society offers well thought through creative experiences that are bound to leave you with creative inspiration for months.
About your Art Workshop
At night our vision is reduced from colour to black and white. We literally cannot see colour at night, just tone.
In this workshop, you will be taught the principles of painting at night with a limited pallet. The painting process usually involves selecting from a complex colour pallet, but at night, it is all about tone. Before it gets dark, participants must choose a base colour – dark blue is recommended.
As we observe the landscape by moonlight and document what we see on paper, our senses tune in to something beyond vision. Sound, smell, and the movement of the wind all begin to influence our experiences of the night, and our paintings. This workshop is BYO painting equipment. If you need to buy anything, there is a 10% discount at Jackson’s Art Shop for those coming to Artist Expedition Society events.
· 3 x 50ml acrylic paint, one prussian blue, one burnt sienna or burnt umber, one titanium white
· Compatible paint medium for improving flow and gloss
· Thick paper and/or canvass boards
· Two medium paint brushes
· A pallet knife
· A small jar for water
· A water bottle
· A cloth to clean your brush
Planning for your Astronomy Tour / Cancellations
All astronomy tours are weather-dependent. When potential weather issues arise, Earth Sanctuary will continue to update you with weather reports. This may involve updates up until 5pm on the day. Where visibility is poor, this can result in a tour cancellation and a subsequent refund be provided. Cancellations made not less than 72 hours prior to the program commencement will receive a full refund.
What to bring?
● Closed footwear.
● Nights can get cold so dress for warmth with layers, i.e. beanie, scarf and gloves.
● Head-torch + spare batteries
● Overnight bag – toothbrush, pijamas, medication ect.
● Water bottle
● Sleeping bag + pillow
● Your own art materials
We look forward to seeing you under the full Moon at Earth Sanctuary
Alternative dates for Paint the Night by Moonlight