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Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Announces Artist-In-Residence Program In Galapagos

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Guests will join renowned artists Amy Bartlett Wright and Jonathan Alderfer for an exclusive and meaningful experience and learn how to truly see, and represent, the creatures of Galápagos – the only wild animals who calmly pose for their portraits.

Clovis finished drinking glasses. Glass Recycling Project. Puerto Ayora, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Clovis finished drinking glasses.
Glass Recycling Project. Puerto Ayora, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

In addition to the array of activities on all Lindblad Galapagos expeditions, guests can participate in drawing sessions on board and ashore; discover drawing ability they never knew they had, or take their skills to the next level as they observe and learn about natural history while they record it – and the artists-in-residence help tune their eyes, minds and hearts to the most telling details.

Guests will also have the opportunity to learn about the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Fund’s trash-to-treasure transformation through presentations and a visit to the Fund’s newest glass workshop on Santa Cruz, and see how local artisans transform recycled paper into jewellery. Plus, they will return home with two complimentary keepsakes made by artisans from recycled materials: a handmade glass and a Paper to Pearls keychain.

Glass Recycling Project. Puerto Ayora, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Glass Recycling Project. Puerto Ayora, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

The featured artists-in-residence are:

  • Amy Bartlett Wright worked with the revered scientist, Dr. E.O. Wilson, and illustrated his 1986 The Diversity of Life published by Harvard University Press. She drew finch specimens at the Harvard Museum of Natural History that Darwin described following his studies in the Galápagos. She illustrated a book on shell identification for National Geographic and some 68 additional books, plus hundreds of magazines. She teaches illustration at Rhode Island School of Design, and has taught students of all ages, young and old, making drawing and painting fun to learn. Amy will be aboard National Geographic Endeavour on the September 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2016 departures.
  • Jonathan Alderfer has specialised in painting birds and natural history subjects for more than thirty years. For ten years he was National Geographic’s resident birding expert, and authored, edited, or illustrated more than twenty books for the National Geographic Society, including the best-selling Field Guide to the Birds of North America.  Jonathan is an avid birder and excels at teaching other nature lovers – whatever their age and level of skill – how to draw and paint birds. During the summer of 2015 he taught a week-long workshop, Arts and Birding, at National Audubon’s Hog Island Camp in Maine. Jonathan will be aboard National Geographic Islanderdepartures from Aug. 20, 27, Sep. 3 & 10, 2016.

Guests can also take advantage of special offers with a $500 special savings offer plus complimentary flight between Guayaquil and Galápagos, and solo travellers can save 15% off standard solo rates on select dates. Offers apply to new bookings only and is subject to availability, and there is limited availability of solo cabins.

Rates begin at $8,240 per person based on double occupancy in a category 1 cabin. For reservations or additional information on Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic voyages to some of the most beautiful and fascinating places on Earth, visit expeditions.com, call 1300 361 012 (AU), 0800 444 462 FREE (NZ) or contact your travel agent.

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