Acrylic Masterclass

Two day workshop led by Lisa Chandler
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May 2020
NZ $350pp

Extend you existing acrylic painting practice with experienced and knowledgable painter Lisa Chandler. Lisa holds an MFA (Hons) from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, Auckland, New Zealand. Since 2012 Lisa has held 10 solo exhibitions, with her latest at The Suter Art Gallery, her first major solo exhibition at a public art gallery. She has also been selected for numerous group shows including the ‘International Art Survey’ Beijing, China. She has been a finalist in a number of major New Zealand art awards including the National Contemporary Art Award (2015), the New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award (2018, 2015) and the Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award (2015, 2014 and 2012). In 2007, Lisa won the Landscape Award at the Nelson Regional Art Awards.

Check out Lisa’s paintings here:

In this masterclass everyone will work on their own individual paintings – please bring along 2/3 paintings, an unfinished piece/s to work on, and ideally a painting you are struggling with. Lisa will give plenty of individual guidance and advice, plus offer examples from her library of books and discuss contemporary painting.

This masterclass also includes advice on critiquing your work, and a supportive group critique session.  



9am onwards arrive at the studio to set up (workshop starts at 10am)
10am – 12.30pm workshop (with tea break)
12.30 – 1.30pm lunch on the patio
1.30pm – 4pm workshop (with tea break)
4pm – 6pm Free time (studio stays open till 6pm)
6pm onwards drinks and snacks on the patio
6.30pm Dinner on the patio
Optional art movie

9am onwards arrive at studio (workshop starts at 10am)
10am – 12.30pm workshop (with tea break)
12.30 – 1.30pm lunch on the patio
1.30pm – 4pm workshop (with tea break)
4pm – 5pm pack up, clean and depart when ready

For this workshop please bring all your own paintings, paints, brushes and tools.


  • Minimum of 10 hours of professional tuition
  • Healthy regional foods  – 2 morning and 2 afternoon teas, 2 lunches and 1 dinner with selected drinks
  • All art equipment ie: table/easel/chair/water containers/scrap paper/rags etc
  • Access to a library of books on contemporary painters
  • Optional movie night – art related of course!
  • Comprehensive workshop notes to take home
  • Access to the private ART HAVEN online Facebook community so you can connect with other artists prior to the workshop, interact and share your work (and memories) and continue to support each other afterwards


  • Transport to and from ART HAVEN – check out our location page for details
  • Accommodation – check out our accommodation page for options
  • Art materials unless listed
  • Travel insurance

NZ $350pp
BOOK NOW! places are limited to 8 participants

I attended a weekend art workshop with Lisa in Nelson, New Zealand. It was a well organised, stimulating and enjoyable course. Lisa is very generous with sharing her knowledge, techniques and expertise. She is also a valuable critic, which is always delivered in a positive manner. This course gave me the confidence to continue developing my new painting skills
Mary Jean Chisnall, Nelson, New Zealand