Paper & Paint

Led by Lisa Chandler
Suitable for all levels
Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th May 2021
NZ $350pp
Minimum 4 – Maximum 8 people

Book a 2021 weekend workshop by 30th November 2020 to receive our 10% off Early Bird Special! AND if you book 2 or more weekend workshops you’ll also receive a free book on Acrylic Painting!

Over the last few years Lisa has realised the importance of works on paper as part of her painting practice – how they positively influence and enhance her paintings. Pictured above is a developing series of works on paper in her studio at the Spinnerei, in Leipzig, Germany.

She employs works on paper as a way to try out new mark-making, different compositional ideas and colour palettes. Working smaller on paper offers the opportunity to be more experimental – seeing what is successful and what is not before embarking on a canvas. While the works on paper inform her paintings, she does not directly copy them, and many end up becoming works of art in their own right.

In this workshop you will learn to combine collage and paint together to create exciting and unique imagery, using both found paper, painted papers and paint. Suitable for all levels.


MATERIALS LIST – please bring:

You will need to bring source material based on your usual or favourite painting subject, whether that material is photographs, sketches, magazine cuttings, objects etc. Please also bring a few photographs of your own paintings.

  • Pencils, coloured markers, rubber, tape, blue tac, glue
  • Heaps of sketch paper and at least 6 sheets of quality heavy weight mixed media paper ideally at 70 x 50cm
  • Acrylic paint and any mediums you usually use
  • Paint brushes and your favourite painting tools

Onsite studio resources include collaging supplies, a table/easel/chair for each participant, painting palettes, water containers, rags, scrap paper, newspapers etc and a library of art books.


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.

9.30am 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
6.30pm dinner
Optional art movie

9.30am 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

2 day workshop NZ $350pp


  • 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


  • 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 8 participants