Eager for a fabulous sketching time in New Zealand, creating a unique sketchbook of holiday memories?
Experience stress free, travel free from hassles and language barriers.
You love sketching and travelling in New Zealand, but you
• Worry about not having enough time to sketch while travelling in New Zealand;
• Fear missing out on iconic sites and events worth sketching; • Are concerned about personal safety while travelling in sites of mass tourism.
Allow us to introduce...
sketch of New Zealand tour map by Santi Salles
2WAYS travel sketch holiday tour in New Zealand
A creative journey with Santi Salles (27 March - 5 April 2020)
Our sketching tour is designed for beginners and experienced sketchers alike. Travel in a safe, fun, relaxed and encouraging group with a native Catalan/Spanish guide and a Catalan/Spanish sketch tutor.
Your visual journey begins in Auckland, makes its way to Rotorua, Queenstown, Lake Tekapo and finally Christchurch. Every day we will experience and sketch famous landmarks as well as the less-crowded streets, Maori buildings and performances that make New Zealand such a sought-after destination.
Plenty of time will be allowed for sketching, exploring, relaxing, making friends and immersing yourself in inspiring destinations - all with the added bonus of creating your own sketchbook overflowing with memories.
Of course, it's not all about sketching! We'll try the New Zealand's best fusion cuisine and wines – all very “sketch-able” and delicious!
2WAYS Tours take out the rush, the hassle and language issues and ensure you travel in comfort and style.
Your Leading Sketch Tutor – Santi Salles
Santi is our inspiring sketch tutor, a worldwide respected sketcher, a graphic designer and illustrator, author of 8 sketching books 'Mediterranean Cuisines', 'Top Tapas Barcelona Guide', 'New York Drawing among Giants', 'Verde Al Natural/Natural Green', 'Take Me Home', 'Un Passeig Per Sant Gervasi', 'Play' and 'Animals and Pharaons' (co-author: Victor Swasky).
Our daily routine is made of a 45-minute daily structured travel sketching workshop each morning at hotel (9 - 10am); hands-on sketching guidance at iconic destinations each day (10am - 12:30pm); personal interaction with sketch tutor during free sketching in the afternoon or evening (optional).
You will learn:
To unleash your creative potential exploring the art of urban sketching
The concepts and techniques for seeing and sketching on location
How to train your mind, eye and hand coordination to do your own style of sketching
How to apply the drawing foundation - composition, proportions, depth, line, prospective, etc.
The strategies to help capture landscapes and cityscapes
People and movements
Working with various media to create your original travel journal
Experience the transformation from a novice sketcher to be a confident one.
This small group size always creates a special bond so that every sketcher is learning and improving their sketching while developing their own style.
There is no better gift to bring home with the ultimate memory of your trip to New Zealand – your very own sketchbook.
Your Leading Tour Director - Amelia Homs
Amelia is our experienced tour director. She is originally from Barcelona and has been living in New Zealand for 15 years. She speaks English, Catalan and Spanish. She is also the leading tour director of Travel Sketch Spain Holiday Tours.
As a sketcher and a photographer, she knows the best views and places to capture amazing perspectives and incredible scenes, and the timing to make sure you don’t miss that special moment.
Amelia will share her in-depth knowledge of Spanish history and culture; the important places, people and their interesting anecdotes and myths.
And last but not least, cuisine is her other passion, ensuring you experience the best essential taste of New Zealand.
Amelia will ensure you get:
Exposure to the rich cultures of indigenous Maori, New Zealand and Pacific that inspire you to sketch.
Learn heaps of interesting facts and stories that make your sketchbook meaningful.
Identify symbols and icons that are unique to Maori and New Zealand.
Taste the New Zealand authentic delicious healthy baby lamb, beef, seafood, wines and beers.
Appreciate the Maori performance – passion, tension, energy, bravery and love
Feel safe and well looked after all the way along the sketching journey in New Zealand.
Eliminate guesswork, language barriers, overwhelm and stress of travel sketch in New Zealand.
Experience the joy, love, respect and satisfaction of holiday and life.
food sketch by Santi Salles
This Is For YOU If…
You are looking for developing your SKETCHING skills quickly.
You like the idea of sketching while EXPLORING New Zealand.
You want to follow a proven step-by-step sketching system that gets results.
You are willing to accept challenges,guidance and support along the way.
You like the way travel sketch and have FUN with a small group of like-minded sketchers.
You are feeling overwhelmed by all sorts of travel information of New Zealand (some are contradictory).
You are tired of organising hotel bookings, transport, visits and other travel logistic details.
You want to live the time and money FREEDOM you've earned.
night sketch by Santi Salles
You feel the fulfilment of knowing you did sketches that you're proud of.
You feel the power of status shift from a general visitor to a creative artist.
You get the increase in satisfaction when your friends admire your sketching works.
You gain the ability to see and be seen differently in a pleasant way.
You feel safe and looked after by the experienced sketching tutor and tour directors.
You avoid online booking mistakes.
You get clear information rather than contradictory one.
You forget language barriers.
You go on a travel sketch luxury holiday around New Zealand in comfort and style.
You are creating creative heritage for your family.
cityscape sketch by Santi Salles
Highlights: 10-Day Travel Sketch New Zealand Holiday Tour 27 April - 5 May 2020
10 days of sketching and travelling around Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown and Christchurch with their natural landscapes, iconic cityscapes and vibrant cultures.
Sketch and dine at the highest orbit restaurant in the Southern Hemisphere with 360 degrees spectacular views.
Sketch at the most sketch-able Kiwi town.
Sketch volcanos surrounded by Pacific Ocean.
Sketch at Geothermal Park & experience Mud Bath.
Eyewitness and eye-opening experience in glow-worm caves.
Milford Sound scenic cruise & sketch at Fiordland National Park.
Maori cultural experience, traditional hangi (earth oven food) and sketch.
Sketch movie setting Wakatipu Lake & mountains in Queenstown.
Sketch NZ's best historic gold town.
Sketch NZ's most photographed church and Lake Tekapo
Enlighted by Milky Way and stars in the world's best reserved dark sky (optional)
Pre-tour or/and after tour can be arranged at request.
people sketch by Santi Salles
Value and price for accelerating your creativity and sketchbook…
Waiting for you inside 2WAYS Travel Sketch New Zealand Holiday Tour is…
The 10-day "Do-It-Together" sketching training workshop
first-class teaching by world respected urban sketch artist and instructor – Santi Salles;
daily intensive sketching tutorials including demonstrations, drawing instruction and critique sessions, indoor and outdoor on location in Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown, Lake Tekapo and Christchurch;
The various sketching techniques and skills you learnt can be used for the rest of your life over and over again.
10-day exclusive private guided holiday tour in Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown, Lake Tekapo and Christchurch
9 night's accommodation in centre-located comfortable hotels;
9 healthy cooked buffet breakfasts;
4 dinners (Welcome, Farewell, Maori traditional dinner & buffet dinner with NZ’s best products);
authentic Maori cultural performance;
Milford Sound coach-cruise day tour;
All transport (domestic flight, private coach, excluding arrival and departure ones);
All entrance admission (on scheduled tour);
10-day exclusive experienced Spanish/Catalan/English speaking local tour guiding;
on ground 24/7 updates and support;
on location professional photography service;
fun time and meaningful memories that last lifetime.
When you join, you get all above VALUE for just… Price: (NZ GST 15% included)
NZ$9,960 / €5.860 (Twin share)
NZ$11,800 / €6.940 (Individual single)
Not included in the tour price:
international return airfares
passport and visa fees
extra activities and tours excluded in the itinerary
drinks and meals other than those specified in the itinerary
the transfer to Auckland Hotel on arrival day and the transfer on departure day from Christchurch hotel to your next destination
anything not mentioned in the Included list
The payment is in NZ dollars.
Deposit: 20% on booking
Full payment by 28 November 2019.
Limited places: 12 guests maximum
How to book?
1. Complete below Sign-up Form. 2. We'll email you the Booking Form, in which you can express your specific sketching topics, your travel preferences and other concerns. The Form also contains the terms and conditions of the Tour, the bank details for payment. 3. Email us back your completed Booking Form. 4. Make a deposit or full payment.
2WAYS, based in Auckland, guides and inspires purpose-driven travellers to enjoy life-enriching experiences in New Zealand and Spain since 2002.