Art & Creativity

Two Day Workshop led by John Cornish
Saturday 22 Feb and Sunday 23rd February 2020
NZ $375pp
Minimum 4 – Maximum 6 artists


Join Wellington based artist and experienced Learning Connexion tutor John Cornish at ART HAVEN for an inspiring weekend of art and creativity.

Curiosity and Adventure are 2 words that John loves when it comes to teaching art! In this workshop he will encourage you to take ‘familiar’ materials, for example: charcoal, ink, pastel, paper and paint, and push the boundaries of what you know, so that new possibilities appear in your art practice. He’ll also show you ways to think differently and generate new ideas.

And above everything else John says that art has to be fun – “if you love making stuff that’s the perfect place to be adventurous!”

John is a very experienced tutor and is passionate about helping other people find and develop their art skills – so if you feel like your creativity needs a kickstart in 2020 – this course is perfect for you! Suitable for beginners – advanced.

Lorraine: “I loved John’s generosity in sharing his knowledge in all things art. And his ability to teach all in his classes individually – he get the best from everyone. He’s fun and we have the best time creating in his classes”

Diana: “One of the best things I did during my short time living in Kapiti!”

Art Haven is excited to have John coming to Golden Bay to share his creative knowledge! Spaces are limited so get in quick!

NZ $375pp


9am onwards arrive at Art Haven studio to set up
10am – 12.30pm workshop (with tea break)
12.30 – 1.30pm lunch
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
Optional art movie

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



Are you travelling? ART HAVEN can tailor an art pack for you, with everything you need for this workshop, including a cardboard tube so you can take your paintings home with you. Please request further details on the booking form.

2 day workshop NZ $375pp


  • Minimum of 10 hours 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

BOOK NOW!  places are limited to 6 participants