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BRENT DODD ART SAFARI


Brent Dodd was born and raised in Zimbabwe; growing up on a farm in the Eastern Highlands and attending one of Zimbabwe’s premier boarding schools, Peterhouse Boys. His subject matter is uniquely reflective of his own experience and his affection for this world of adventure and fascination. Committing his thoughts and findings to canvas, he portrays humans, landscapes, and wildlife with equal precision and empathy.

It was this upbringing that provided him with the foundation from which he launched his venture into the international art world. Having exhibited in New York, Las Vegas, Dallas, London and across the African subcontinent, he enjoys a strict schedule of international travel, building a footprint to satisfy his love of art.

Zebra Hills Safari Lodge is a Big 5 destination set in the heart of South Africa’s East Coast. The Zululand Rhino Reserve is a 23 000 hectare sanctuary to a plethora of wildlife and bird species, covering landscapes of rocky outcrop to riverine forest – the perfect destination for your art safari!

The early morning game drives afford one the ideal opportunity to stop and sketch under the expert guidance of internationally represented artist, Brent Dodd.  Back at the lodge, the studio environment allows each individual the chance to develop their sketches into paintings. Over the course of the five-day safari, guests can build up their portfolio while being introduced to new creative techniques suited to the outdoor environment.

Whether you’ve never picked up a brush or are a seasoned exhibitor – this is the art experience you’re looking for.

Itinerary:

Date:     16 - 19 December 2018

Day 1

  • Transfer from Durban International Airport to Zebra Hills Safari lodge. Comfortable two and half hour drive.
  • Unpack and relax.
  • Short introductory demonstration by Brent Dodd in the techniques of both sketching and en plein aire painting for the outdoor setting.
  • Ranger guided evening drive that will expose you to the area and offer an opportunity to take world class reference photos.
  • Dinner and discussion of artwork styles and individual goals.

Day 2, 3 and 4

  • Early Morning
  • Game drive to first painting destination – set up and workshop for two hours in situ.
  • Return to lodge for a scrumptious breakfast.  Continue developing painting using reference and guidance of techniques by Brent Dodd.

Afternoon

  • Drive for sketching and watercolour,
  • Ranger guided tour of daily hot spots to refine wildlife sketching and watercolour painting of a magnificent landscape – learning and honing the skills required to catch the moment in time whilst having evening drinks.

Evening – in order to record quick moments in time

  • Evening game drive with drinks and reference photography,
  • Dinner and reflection including Artwork Analysis,
  • Documentary Discussions of other artists in Africa and their own methodology.

Day 5

  • Early morning
  • Game drive.
  • Breakfast at the lodge and summary of the week’s activities.
  • Transfer back to Durban International Airport.

Tour info:           

  • Six people per trip
  • All materials and accommodation/meals included
  • ZAR7000.00 per person
  • Air travel excluded but can be arranged

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