Paper Print Paint

6 Day Workshop including a 1 day art tour led by Lisa Chandler
Sunday 22 March – Sunday 29 March 2020

NZ $1200pp
Minimum 4 – Maximum 8 artists

Over the last few years professional painter Lisa Chandler has realised the importance of works on paper as part of her painting practice – how they positively influence and enhance her large-scale 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 extend her visual language – 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 large canvas work. 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 simple hand-printmaking techniques, collage and paint together to create exciting and unique imagery. The workshop is suitable for all levels of painters.

On Sunday arrive in Collingwood and check into your own accommodation.
Welcome drinks and dinner at Art Haven from 6pm

On Monday arrive at the studio anytime from 9am to set up. Workshop starts at 10am with participants introducing their art practice to the group. Lisa will discuss the ‘how to’ and benefits of developing small paper works, alongside paintings on canvas as a way to explore and address your ideas in an increasingly deeper and more expressive way. Consider how to communicate your ideas/emotions through your painting process and mark-making.
Studio open 9am – 6pm. Workshop 10am-4pm. M/A teas, lunch 12.30pm, drinks at 6pm, dinner 6.30pm

On Tuesday explore a variety of mono printing techniques
Studio open 9am – 4pm. Workshop 10am-4pm. M/A teas, lunch 12.30pm, own dinner

On Wednesday explore collograph. In the afternoon analyse the works of two contemporary painters who use paper works as part of their art practice
Studio open 9am – 6pm. Workshop 10am-4pm. M/A teas, lunch 12.30pm, drinks at 6pm, dinner 6.30pm

On Thursday we head out of the studio to re-energise ourselves by exploring some of the inspiring artist studios and galleries in Golden Bay. 
Meet at ART HAVEN at 9.30am for a 10am departure. Own M/A Teas, Lunch and Dinner

On Friday Learn different ways to combine your prints created on Tuesday and Wednesday with paint and collage. In the afternoon Lisa will lead a group discussion on how to balance the intentionality and consistency of your ideas, with creative exploration and unexpected happenings during the creative process.
Studio open 9am – 6pm. Workshop 10am-4pm. M/A teas, lunch 12.30pm, drinks at 6pm, dinner 6.30pm

Saturday, our last day, continue with your painting. Late afternoon enjoy a supportive group critique session, along with tips on the best way to critique your own work. Clean and pack up.
Studio open 9am – 5pm. Workshop 10am-4pm. M/A teas, lunch 12.30pm, drinks at 6pm, dinner 6.30pm

Sunday check out of your accommodation and depart Golden Bay at your leisure, or stay on for a few more days to explore the stunning environs. Click HERE to find out more about ART HAVEN’S location.

Throughout this workshop Lisa will offer individual guidance to assist participants develop their own style and ideas. Lisa also understands that everyone works at their own speed so there is some flexibility within the workshop schedule for each participant to either work faster or slower.

After 6 inspiring days head home with heaps of creative ideas on how to create unique and engaging works on paper using a variety of techniques. Lisa will show you how this is a great way to extend and develop your painting practice.

You can view Lisa’s work here:

6 day workshop including a 1 day art tour
NZ $1200pp



For this workshop, 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.

Please also bring the following supplies with you:

  • 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 and printmaking equipment and 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.

6 day workshop including a 1 day art tour
NZ $1200pp


  • Minimum of 25 hours professional tuition
  • Healthy regional foods  – 5 morning and afternoon teas, 5 lunches and 5 dinners with selected drinks
  • All art equipment ie: table/easel/chair/water containers/scrap paper/basic printmaking supplies/rags etc
  • A 1 day guided tour of studios and galleries in Golden Bay
  • Access to a library of books on contemporary painters
  • Comprehensive notes and list of resources
  • An ART HAVEN journal
  • 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 above
  • 2 lunches and 2 dinners (there are a variety of places to eat in Collingwood covering all budgets)
  • Travel insurance

BOOK NOW!  places are limited to 8 participants