Paint the Landscape Weekend Workshops
January 20, 2018 – January 21, 2018 all-day
Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa
1650 Alpine Way
Crackenback NSW 2627

Paint the Landscape Weekend Workshops

Learn to paint the Snowy Mountains landscape. During this weekend workshop, you will complete an outdoor landscape painting of the beautiful surrounding Lake Crackenback mountainside with guidance from Artist Violetta Strabic.

Whilst enjoying the scenery, you will be shown how to setup your painting station, and guided step by step from composing your landscape artwork, sketching out the landscape in charcoal, appropriate colour mixing and painting techniques to refine details of the sky, bark, leaves, and grassy rugged textures of the alpine.


20 – 21 January 2018

21 – 22 April 2018


  • 2 night’s accommodation
  • Full buffet breakfast each morning of your stay
  • Morning and afternoon tea on Saturday
  • Lunch on Saturday & Sunday
  • Landscape painting sessions
  • FREE access to Resort’s onsite, non guided activities
  • Limited numbers available to keep the retreats personal and exclusive

From $550.00* per person, twin share in a superior mountain view studio.

If you are travelling on your own, please contact us as we may be able to arrange shared accommodation for you.



Violetta Strabic received a Bachelor of Creative Arts with Distinction in Visual Arts and also a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Communication Studies and Marketing from the University of Wollongong in 2005.


After graduating, she was a creative marketing coordinator 6 years whilst producing artworks after hours. In 2012 she took up the position as Director of Project Contemporary Artspace where she gained momentum with her professional art practice, and a insightful understanding of the art world. A year later she pursed her art career with absolute vigour and passion after her treatment and remission from a rare form of clear cell carcinoma in the cervical canal.

In 2014 she obtained a Certificate IV in Small Business Management, and a Certificate III in Micro Business Operations where she committed to her business as a full-time professional Artist.


2015 Violetta operated as a vendor at The Rocks Markets Sydney and various other locations selling her creations.
2016 – current. She regularly sells work in Sydney, holds exhibitions, teaches, runs workshops, attends art residencies and works on commissioned requests from public and private clients.


Her paintings are painted in a surreal expressionistic style, based on interpretations of her daydreaming unconscious mind mingling with landscape, seascape, floral, still life, and black & white subject matter.
Each work carries beauty with a dash of mystery. When playing with art, she accentuates subject matter in its interpretation, creating the idea of gorgeous yet eerie flowing still lifes and landscapes in a semi-hidden figurative way like a ‘Where’s Wally?’ poster. Mixing her daydreaming ability with the use of fractals, she captures the attractiveness and playfulness of organic forms, to draw out the mind’s eye in an appreciative way we look at our surroundings.


She currently resides in the coastal city of Wollongong where she has a professional art studio setup for creating original oil and acrylic paintings and also handmade unique ceramic bowls, mugs, platters, vases and earrings. She can be contacted at