At Orchid Isle Manor you will learn how to paint orchids with Stephanie, a local artist on the Big Island of Hawaii. This is a relaxing and fun painting class while enjoying views of the beautiful property that is full and lush with vegetation.
What to Expect
When you arrive, Stephanie will greet you and walk you to the back of the property. The lanai is a nice shady area where she sets up the painting stations for each attendee. The class is about three hours long, so be sure to bring some bug spray and dress appropriately for the weather.
Stephanie will teach you step by step how to paint orchids using techniques that she uses in her own artwork. Her instructions are easy to follow, and she does a great job of explaining what each step accomplishes.
Snacks and refreshments are provided during the class. Be sure to try some of the local teas and the award-winning coffee from her family’s plantation that she offers.
At the end of the class, you’ll get to bring your new lovely piece of artwork home with you. Since the paintings are made with acrylic paint, they dry fairly quickly. If this kind of activity sounds fun to you, click here to learn more and book a class!
After the Class
Less than a 10 minute drive south of the manor is Holualoa Artists Village. Holuakoa Coffee Shack is just the spot to grab some coffee and a quick bite to eat. There is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Outdoor seating comes with free entertainment in the form of chickens roaming around and underneath the tables while you eat. After lunch, check out the nearby shops and exhibits featuring paintings and other artwork by local artists.
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Looks like such a relaxing activity to engage into.
Headed to The Big Island this year. Thanks so much for sharing this.
This sounds like such a fun and creative activity! I’m not really good at painting but I would love to try this. Although I’m sure mine wouldn’t look like an orchid haha 😀
I visited the Big Island in September. I fell in love with the lunar moon landscape, Hawai’i mythology, the jungle terrain, the National Volcano park, and Hilo Farmer’s Market. I bet I would have loved this art class.
This looks like fun. I may have to do this with a group of friends. It is so much more personal than going to a studio.