An Artistic Weekend with Rebecca Duckett at Tiger Rock

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Hosted by  Rebecca Duckett
Artist and Entrepreneur
Experience highlights
This 3-day artistic getaway happens under the guidance of Rebecca Duckett, a Malaysian textile artist and painter who designed and still manages the Tiger Rock island retreat. This experience is geared towards anyone who wants to try their hand at observing and drawing the plants and small creatures found in the majestic Malaysian jungle. No previous art skills or experience are required, as the whole weekend is about learning to sketch, draw and paint as a form of meditation, relaxation and stress relief. Similar to Rebecca’s renowned textiles, participants will study the structure of the vegetation, leaves, flowers and seeds found around Tiger Rock. Participants will set achievable goals each morning and afternoon, with plenty of time to pursue individual projects, and will have the chance to practice with pencil, pen, charcoal, oil pastels and paint. While the specific details of the weekend’s activities are flexible, a typical itinerary will look something like this: Day 1: Arrival in Tiger Rock by midday Welcome, room allocation and check-in Meet at Pool House for lunch and to discuss and distribute art materials In the afternoon, brief lesson with Rebecca covering art techniques with various materials, and how to observe and ‘break down’ the pieces that make up a whole, followed by drawing practice Free time Over tea time, Rebecca will cover the art of miniature sketches, 2-minute drawings, kaizen and completing a task Refresh in pool Gather at Pool House or Library Pavilion for a quick doodling session before dinner Day 2: Rise early for morning observation and drawing session, concentrating on shapes and making outlines Breakfast 9am Island Tour Lunch at Tiger Rock Pool House Afternoon doodling session based on morning observations, focusing on charcoal drawing practice on a larger scale Free time Kaizen drawing practice at Pool House or Library Pavilion before tea at Hill House Dinner served poolside Day 3: Rise early for morning observation and drawing session at Pool House Breakfast Final session of drawing and art, using any and all materials of your choice Free time Show and tell session Lunch Prepare for departure at approximately 3pm At Tiger Rock, no one will be judging you. Draw, relax and see where your imagination takes you!
Meet-up spot
Tiger Rock. W.D. 2, Pangkor island
Directions
Self Drive & Parking in Lumut: The drive from Penang to Lumut is between 3-3.5 hours. From KL allow 4-4.5hours car journey. There is a multi storey car park in Lumut just behind the bus station. It is sign posted & is safe. Drive to ferry terminal first, unload luggage & passengers, then go park car. Please plan to arrive at the Lumut ferry terminal by midday latest so that the group is not delayed. Please note that in order to be met in Lumut & escorted across to the island, everyone should gather by 12.30 to be in time for a late lunch. You will be met at the ferry terminal & the ferry tickets are provided in cost. If you are late you will have to come across on the ferry at your own extra cost. You will be met at Pangkor Island jetty by Mohan who will transfer you to Tiger Rock. Ferry: Weekend ferry transfer departs as and when it gets full. Weekday ferry transfer follows schedule Lumut to Pangkor ferry ride 40 mins (approximately) Pangkor to Tiger Rock car drive 15mins (approximately)
Notes
Included in the cost of this experience are all meals, accommodation, and ferry tickets (unless you arrive late). Not included are: bottled or canned drinks, alcoholic beverages, optional massages, individual purchases that may be made during the island tour. Participants are required to bring their own personal A5 sketchbook (something that can fit in your hand and be carried easily) and an ink pen. All other art materials will be provided by Tiger Rock. Participants are requested to bring their own refillable water bottle in order to lower plastic waste, as well as mosquito repellent and sun protection. This experience requires a minimum number of participants to proceed. If your booking is for fewer than the minimum number, we will confirm your place 2 days before the start of the experience. If you would like to schedule this experience for a larger group, if you require assistance with arranging transportation or if you have any other requests, please email us at reservations@straitsjourneys.com and we’ll respond to you within 3 working days. Should you have any special needs, please let us know as early as possible and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Rebecca5
Hosted by  Rebecca Duckett
Artist and Entrepreneur
About the expert
- Designed and manages Tiger Rock, a private retreat on Pangkor Island - Graduated from the Parsons School of Design in New York City - Has exhibited her art in a variety of countries since 2006 Rebecca Duckett is a Malaysian artist living and working in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. A textile designer by training, her paintings are full of colour, layers of pattern and texture. Nature, the shapes of leaves and flowers play a large role in Rebecca’s art. She often magnifies the minute patterns found in nature to create tactile textures. Inspired by trips into the jungle and islands of Malaysia and Eastern Indonesia, her images are often fantasies made up of fish, tropical foliage, mermaids and sprites. Schooled in Kuala Lumpur and then the United Kingdom where she was introduced to weaving by Wendy Barber at the Clayesmore School in Dorset, she went on to attend the Parsons School of Design in New York, where she focused on studying printed textiles and woven design. She then returned to Malaysia and set up Owen Rebecca Designs with her husband, promoting the flora and fauna of Malaysia through printed designs on textiles and resort clothing. Rebecca has been involved in a wide range of projects, including designing and managing Tiger Rock, a private retreat on Pangkor Island, setting up the Tropical Spice Garden, which was designed to make locals and tourists more aware of Penang’s connection to trade routes, spice trade and nutmeg, and building from scratch Tiger Blue, a live-aboard phinisi, a traditional Indonesian sailing ship. More recently, Penang’s UNESCO status and the issues that arise with the consequences of the listing have been her primary focus: “Are we losing the soul or heart of the town as mass tourism increases, the replacement of our intangible heritage with too many boutique hotels, coffee shops and museums? Will we miss the little things that the traditional businesses added to the street scenes and life of the place?” Politics and the way it chooses to censor in so many ways are also issues that Rebecca is currently exploring in her art.
Rebecca5
Hosted by  Rebecca Duckett
Artist and Entrepreneur
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