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The Hidden Geometry Of The Ocean Retreat

Drawing from Nature
Magnetic Island

With Artist Stephanie June Ellis & Marine Biologist Alice Forrest

20th - 23rd October


 Sharing Wonder, Pattern, Form and Function 

Explore the Fractal World of Order & Chaos and the importance of timeless

forms and patterns in nature, deepening ones connection

to the wonder and importance of the ocean. 

Stephanie will draw upon the geometric patterns of microscopic Diatoms,

Seashell spirals, Corals, Turtle Shells and the four fold nature of Jellyfish

complimented by discussions on Archetypal forms, Symmetry

and Natures efficiency and ability to self correct and harmonise. 

Alice will share her deep love and passion for the ocean, along with some mind-blowing animal facts. She’ll take you on a deep dive through the evolution of life in the sea, encountering the complex single-celled plankton who make our planet habitable, exploring consciousness in octopus and hermit crabs, and peering into the magical salty world that we are so intricately connected to.


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Nelly Bay ~ Magnetic Island, Queensland 

With Hamptons style charm and prime position in Nelly Bay on Magnetic Island, this renovated holiday home features 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, pool and separate pool house, surrounded by large manicured gardens.
It also features multiple entertaining areas, stunning wraparound verandas and a stylish kitchen, all perfect for exploring the great barrier reef, which surrounds the island.
With the ferry terminal just 10mins walk away & multiple restaurants and shops even closer,
you couldn't want more.

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The Villa can accomodate 9 people ~
Two Single and Three Twin Share 

Students also have the option to attend
the full weekend course or day passes without accomodation.
There are plenty of options walking distance
.... or maybe you live nearby. 


~ Investment ~

Full package includes

Art Workshops & Materials + Guided Nature Experiences ,

3 nights accommodation 

3 x Breakfast  

Twin share ~ $950pp 

Single Room ~ $1450

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Arrivals Friday 5pm ~ Checkout 10am Monday


Full Weekend Without accomodation ~ $500

Day Passes ~ $260 

~Includes Art Workshops + Guided Nature Experiences ~


Arrivals 9:30am for a 10am start ~ finish 5pm each day for sunset

Deposits are available to hold your spot.


~ Preliminary Timetable ~ 


Arrive, settle in, dinner as a group 


Exploring Underwater 


Meet at the Villa



Slide presentations from Stephanie & Alice

Drawing Workshop

Underwater creatures 


Break for Lunch

14:00 ~ 17:00

Trip to Florence Bay for a guided snorkel followed 

by some freehand drawing on the beach  


Leave for sunset at Cockle Bay 

19:00 - Dinner




Exploring Coastal Ecosystems 


Meet at the Villa



Slide presentations from Stephanie & Alice

Drawing Workshop



Break for Lunch

14:00 ~ 17:00

  • Afternoon: Hike to Radical Bay - swimming, exploring, looking for wildlife and drawing on the beach 


Leave for sunset at Cockle Bay 



Please note ~ Lunches and dinners will be organised at local cafes and restaurants on the island.

This is not included in the retreat price package.