ROBERT REGIS DVORAK
TRAVEL EXPERIENCES

 




 



This was painted a short walk from your condominium.

WATERCOLOR HAWAII
January 4-11, 2019

Register now!

You can enjoy one week (seven days and nights) of watercolor (and drawing) instruction on the beautiful island of Molokai. Includes: seven nights double occupancy at the Kaluakoi Condominiums located next to the ocean on the west end of Molokai.  Each condominium is equipped with cooking and serving utensils, a microwave oven, stove top, refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, TV, private bath and a lanai.  You will view the Hawaiian sunset on the ocean each evening from this location. There is a tennis court and barbecue areas.  The workshop includes all watercolor (or oil painting if you prefer) and drawing instruction and demonstrations, private and group instruction, some materials, and all land transportation on Molokai.  Fee does not include meals, airfare from and to the mainland, or airfare from and to the other Hawaiian islands.  Register NOW!  Space available until a "wait-list-only" notice is posted on the web site or in a future newsletter.

NOW is the time to register by sending $1599 for one person, double occupancy. Or you may send a $500 deposit with the balance due August 1, 2018.  For a single supplement or a non-participating partner add $500.  There is no need to call to see if there is room for you. When the enrollment is full a "waiting list only" notice will be posted at the beginning of this announcement. Call 1-916-391-5051 or e-mail: hawaii@youcreate.com, if you need more information before registering.  This will be the 26th time Robert has offered this Hawaii workshop. It is loads of fun and you will gain confidence and skill with drawing and watercolor that will amaze you.   Traveling to Molokai is going back in time.  Molokai is old Hawaii, the way the other islands looked 75 years ago.  You will find Molokai friendly and peaceful, a perfect place to relax and paint and draw without distraction.  Molokai has the highest cliffs in the Pacific, pastures, rain forest, waterfalls, beautiful beaches and palm trees.  To register, send your check to the address below.  And book your flights early for the best price.  Please register before October 1, 2017 as that is the date we need to lock in our condominium reservations.

Note: If the workshop is fully registered, quite often a room will open up because of a last minute cancellation a few days before the beginning date.  If the workshop if full, be sure and wait list if you want to come.

Hawaii Trip Cancellation Policy:
Penalties and refunds:
Days prior to the trip                                  Cancellation fee
90 days or more                                           $100
60 days or less or nonappearance       100% of total fee
Travel insurance is highly recommended!
If the trip is full with a waiting list, and a cancellation occurs, a wait-listed person can take the place of a cancellation.  In such a case there will be a
full refund minus a $40 administration fee.  There will be no refunds for any reason after November 25, 2016.   It is highly recommended that you take out travel insurance. 

To register send check or money order, email address and phone to:

R. R. DVORAK, 5825 Annrud Way, Sacramento, CA 95822
For more information call:
1-916-391-5051
or email:
hawaii@youcreate.com



























Croatia


CROATIA 2019

May 1-13, 2019



Travel to Croatia and come back with some great drawings and watercolors. The cost of the trip right now will be $3650 per person double occupancy. If you want a room alone, the single supplement will be another $350. If you don’t have a person you want to room with, you will be paired up with another single participant. Please understand that this price is based upon the Euro to Dollar exchange rate today. It could change if the exchange rate changes significantly before May. Send your registration today to R. R. Dvorak, Croatia, at the address below. The number of participants will be limited to 14. There is no need to call to check if there is room for you. When the trip is full a "waiting list only" notice will be posted on this web site: www.youcreate.com. The total amount $3650 is due by Januray 1, 2019. A $1000 deposit will reserve your place. The trip will include all your drawing and painting instruction, transportation to the different hotels and locations. An English speaking driver each day, all hotel accommodations, and your breakfasts. It will not include other meals, your international air transportation to Croatia and back, individual taxis in the towns that are not part of the group. You will visit Dubrovnik, Vrboska, Hyar Island, Split, Plitvice, and Motovun, and other sites near these places. Everyone on the trip will be considered a participant whether drawing and painting or not. If you want to come, send your registration information–email address, phone, and $1000 deposit or $3650 full  payment. When the trip is full, a notice will be posted on this web site. www.youcreate.com


DETAILED ITALY ITINERARY

Please note, the Senses Resort at the Hvar Island location may change.


May 1, WednesdayLeave the USA

Fly to Dubrovnic, Croatia. 


May 2, ThursdayDUBROVNIK   Hotel Zagreb

Transfer from Airport to Hotel Zagreb. We will draw and paint in Dubrovnik.

The city is full of surprises. When visiting the Old town, UNESCO heritage site take your time to walk around cobblestone streets, and enjoy Medieval architecture  and a panorama of the Navy blue seas. Climb up and walk the city wall. It is quite a different perspective of the city and it’s surroundings.


For more stunning views, take a cable car to Mt. Srdj especially during the sunset.

The city is well known for the Game of Thrones TV series as many scenes were shot there.

Bisides Old Town there are few museums like Maritime Museum, The Reactors Palace, and a photo-journalism gallery.


May 3, Friday         DUBROVNIK

Hotel Zagreb


May 4, Friday         DUBROVNIK

Hotel Zagreb


May 5, SaturdayDUBROVNIK to PHAROS, HVAR ISLAND

Pharos Havar Bayhill Hotel

At Pharos, within the dynamic energy of Hvar Town, we’ve set the stage to ignite island vibe and bring together those who push boundaries creatively and crave a connection to other people, cultures and ideas. We welcome wanderlusts of all ages and backgrounds!” Quote from the Hotel Web Site

May 6, Sunday                    PHAROS, HVAR ISLAND

Pharos Havar Bayhill Hotel


May 7, Monday    PHAROS, HVAR ISLAND to SPLIT

Pharos Havar Bayhill Hotel


May 8, Tuesday                    SPLIT Hotel Slavija

Another city full of history. Enjoy visiting Peristyle, an open-air pavilion which brings you right back to Roman times.

Split Cathedral offers great views over the town from the top of its bell tower. And while you walk around, see if you noticed any city gates around. Little clue, there are four town gates, each on one side of the palace: The Golden, Silver, Bronze and Iron Gate. Just out of the Golden gate, you’ll also see Gregory of Nin (Grgur Ninski) statue, work of renowned Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic.

 

You don’t need to head to Egypt to see the original Egyptian sphinxes. Find two of them in Split, on Peristyle, near Jupiter Temple that today serves as a baptistery.

 

Piazza, or People’s Square, became the town’s central point in the 14th century. The square features some interesting landmarks and buildings, and it’s always alive with people.

 

Vocni Trg, or Fruit Square, owes its name to the fruit market that once took place here daily. Today, it boasts cafes, shops, a Venetian octagonal tower from the 15th centuries; the 17th century baroque Palace Milesi; and a statue of Marko Marulic, a 15th century poet, and a father of Croatian literature. The statue is a work of the famed Croatian sculptor – Ivan Mestrovic.


May 9, WednesdaySPLIT to PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK


May 10 Thursday        PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK

This is one of the oldest and the largest national parks in Croatia. In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register.

The whole national park, is created so you can walk among turquoise lake cascades. You have trails in every direction, and if the distance is too big you can take a boat across. Here is a drone overview on the lakes, but pictures can’t do the justice to your up close experience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MccNQRMiiV4

 

May 11, Friday    PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK  to MOTOVUN


May 12, Saturday    MOTOVUN


May 13, Sunday   MOTOVUN airport to the USA or Venice


May 14–15, Monday – Tuesday

Optional extension of the experience:

Three nights in Venice. Leaving on May 15 and arriving in SF on May 15.


TRIP FARE: $3650 PER PERSON (based on double occupancy, add $350 for a single room)


PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  1. Hotels – 12 nights in hotels as stated, including VAT and service

  2. Meals  – 12 breakfasts

  3. Private Transfers –


PACKAGE EXCLUDES:

Air transportation to Croatia ; passports; visas; tips; all personal items and anything not specifically mentioned as included above.


I suggest the purchase of TRAVEL INSURANCE.



Croatia Trip Cancellation Policy:
Penalties and refunds:
After January 1, 2019 no refunds are possible.  Please consider travel insurance in case of emergencies.

GO TO TRAVEL PAINTINGS EXHIBITION

To register for this experience send your name as it appears on your passport, address, phone, email address and a check for $3650 or a $1000 deposit to:
R. R. Dvo
k
R. R. DVORAK, 5825 Annrud Way, Sacramento, CA 95822
For more information call:
1-916-391-5051
or email:
italy@youcreate.com

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YOSEMITE 2019
June 21-23, 2019

Registration open!
916.391.5051

From Friday, June 21-Sunday June 23, 2019 you can sharpen your landscape drawing and painting skills while you visit powerful waterfalls, overflowing streams, fresh green meadows, and the spectacular geologic formations in Yosemite Valley.  Robert will do four watercolor demonstrations. You will get individual coaching and participate in three class reviews of student works. You will be able to observe and try a variety of drawing and watercolor techniques. This will be the 39th year Robert has conducted a Yosemite Workshop. He has also been invited to be the Artist in Residence at the Art Activity Center in Yosemite for many years. The fee includes 16 hours of instructional class time. Registration The registration fee is $199 if received before January 1, 2019 and $249 after that date.  You must make your own reservations for accommodations.  Your room is not included in the workshop fee.  Make your accommodation reservation as soon as possible.  Rooms in June can be difficult to get in Yosemite Valley.  Transportation to and from Yosemite and meals are not included.  There is no need to call to check if there is room for you.  When the enrollment is full, a "waiting list only" notice will be posted at the beginning of this announcement.  For more information, call: 916.391.5051,  or e-mail: yosemite@youcreate.com. To register, send your check for the full amount to the address below.

Yosemite Trip Cancellation Policy:
Penalties and refunds:
Cancellations before May 21, 2019 will receive a full refund minus a $20 administration fee.  After that date, no refunds are possible.  If non attendance occurs because of a serious health issue, a partial or full credit for a future workshop may be possible.

Go to Yosemite watercolor exhibition.

To register send check or money order, email address and phone to:

R. R. DVORAK, 5825 Annrud Way, Sacramento, CA 95822
For more information call:
1-916-391-5051
or email:
yosemite@youcreate.com


"Robert gives helpful specific tips as well as a general orientation to the philosophy of plein air watercolor painting."
Sophie Torrance (Yosemite Art Center Class)

The poem that I recited at the end of the 2007 workshop is below.  RRD

Being an Artist of Life

We stand before a grand canvas: our life.
We prepare the colors of  our thoughts--rich or poor, false or true.
We must be ready to feel the warm and cold hues of our emotions--our fear and joy, our love and sadness.

In our hands we hold the finest of brushes: time, the instrument which allows us to express our world of experience in each and every spontaneous stroke.
We visualize this grand canvas as we want it to be, and commit to painting our image with integrity.
Each shading and shape, each color and hue; each smudge, drip, slip, tone, shadow, and value will be determined by us.
We are responsible for each stroke of our brush.

And although others may misunderstand or criticize, if we stand for who we are and what we do, most will respect us and admire our courage.

And when this grand canvas, our life, is finished, may the world in some small or large way be a better place.
May those who have touched our canvas with their eyes and hearts, grow to know the joy and wonder of being an artist of life.
We paint each day,
And we create every now!

by Robert Regis Dvok


ALASKA

By Invitation

A Drawing and Watercolor Workshop on an Alaskan Cruise
If you are interested in this workshop please contact  Mr. Dvorak.

Develop new watercolor painting and drawing skill on the Voyage of the Glaciers, a Diamond Princess cruise. Vancouver, BC to Whittier Alaska with ports of call in Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway, plus glacier-viewing in Glacier Bay National Park and College Fjord.  You may fly early to Vancouver or stay over and see Denali Park in Alaska. Outside cabin cruise workshop price is from $1500 and includes the cruise, all your meals, and other extras on the cruise.  Call Mr. Dvorak at (916) 391-5051 in the San Francisco Bay Area, or e-mail: info@youcreate.com if you are interested.

Alaska Cancellation Policy for R. R. Dvorak portion:
Days prior to trip                        Cancellation fee
6 months or more                        your $385 will be refunded
6 months or less                          no refunds



To register for any of these experiences send check or money order to:
R. R. Dvo
k
R. R. DVORAK, 5825 Annrud Way, Sacramento, CA 95822
For more information call:
1-916-391-5051
or email:
travel@youcreate.com


Return to the Home page or Find out more about Mr. Dvorak.

All rights reserved. No part of this web site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means now known or to be invented, electronic or mechanical, including: photocopying, down loading, or by any information storage or retrieval system for commercial purposes, without written permission from Robert Regis Dvorak, except for the brief inclusion of quotations in a review.
© 2018 R. R. Dvorak