Half/Full Day Workshops

Come and enjoy a relaxing and inspiring half or full day of painting in our large, fully equipped and light filled Art Haven studio. The following workshops offer something for everyone – whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced painter.

Half and Full Day workshops are run on demand. Please contact Lisa at lisa@arthavennz.com to arrange a date.

Minimum of 2 – Maximum of 8 participants

HALF DAY WORKSHOPS

3 hours with a tea break (morning or afternoon to suit)
$70pp – min 2 people,  $110 for one-on-one

What’s included in the price?
• All materials required (apart from Acrylic Problem Solving)
• Tea, coffee, homemade goodies and cold refreshments

Monoprinting Greeting Cards

Monoprinting with gelli plates is fun, easy and contagious! In this half day workshop you will play with found and organic shapes, and mark-making to produce a series of greeting cards. With monoprinting no two prints are alike, which means images can only be made once!  You will leave at the end of the workshop with up to 10 cards and matching envelopes, and the ‘know how’ to continue creating your own cards at home.

Beginners Acrylic Painting

Create your very own Golden Bay inspired seascape painting with hands-on help from artist Lisa Chandler during this workshop. Lisa will talk you through the process, show you how to mix colours and apply paint. Images will already have been drawn out to help you get straight to work and have fun playing with paint. You’ll be amazed at what you can achieve in such a short time! You’ll get to take your masterpiece home, have fun and learn a new skill.

Acrylic Painting Problem-solving

A workshop for the intermediate to advanced painter – designed to assist artists who are familiar with painting in acrylic but want ideas and advice on how to push their practice forward. Bring along 2/3 of your own paintings for Lisa to critique,  an unfinished piece to work on, and ideally a painting you are struggling with. For this workshop please bring your own paintings, paints, brushes and tools.

FULL DAY WORKSHOPS

10am – 4pm
6 hours 
with lunch break
$150pp – min 2 people,  $220 for one-on-one

What’s included in the price?
• All materials required (apart from the masterclass)
• Tea, coffee, homemade goodies and cold refreshments
• Fresh and delicious homemade lunch

Beginners Acrylic Painting

Painter Lisa Chandler will take you through this step by step class to produce your own Golden Bay inspired seascape acrylic painting. There will be a selection of photographic reference images for you to choose from but participants are also encouraged to bring along their own photographs. Using traditional and experimental techniques to explore mark making, colour, and textures by the end of the day you will have a finished seascape painted onto either canvas board or acrylic paper (your choice) to take home with you.

Mixed Media Painting on Paper

Enjoy a day of creativity and fun led by painter Lisa Chandler. This workshop can be tailored for complete beginners and also for intermediate artists wishing to explore new approaches. You will be supported to make a unique mixed-media artwork to take home at the end of the day, by being playful and exploring different mixed-media techniques.

Monoprinting Magic

Monoprinting is creative, spontaneous and addictive! It is a form of printmaking that has lines or images that can only be made once, unlike most printmaking, which allows for multiple originals. There are many different techniques of mono-printing, and this fun workshop will focus on low-tech options using Gelli Plates, plus other ‘plate’ materials all using hand printing (no press needed). Participants will explore a range of different monoprinting and layering techniques, creating a large number of prints that can be framed, or cut up to make greeting cards or used for collaging.

Acrylic Painting Masterclass

This masterclass is designed to assist people who are familiar with painting in acrylics. Everyone will work on their own individual paintings – please bring along 2/3 paintings, an unfinished piece to work on, and ideally a painting you are struggling with. This masterclass includes a supportive group critique session and throughout the day Lisa will give plenty of individual guidance and advice. For this workshop please bring your own paintings, paints, brushes and tools.

Half and Full Day workshops are run on demand. Please contact Lisa at lisa@arthavennz.com to arrange a date.

Thank you so much, Lisa. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I will be back to do part two and three of my lovely Collingwood
Donna Wells, Collingwood Local, January 2020

We absolutely loved our half day beginners workshop with Lisa. Beautiful setting, excellent tuition and guidance, a very friendly host and a huge amount of fun. I never paint so was a bit apprehensive but enjoyed every moment of the 3 hours and was painting until the last moment. It was brilliant to learn some technique and to walk away with a painting I can hang on my wall. The refreshment break in the beautiful garden was wonderful too. We did this as a family and it was a great way to do something creative together. We highly recommend it.
Lauren Jones, and family, Wellington and UK, December 2019