Workshops

EXPERIMENT with ways to develop your painting practice during Weekly Sessions

ESCAPE your everyday with a creative Weekend Workshop

EXTEND your painting practice with a 6 day Painting Intensive


Art Haven is excited to share creative workshops especially for painters in a light-filled art studio overlooking the tiny seaside town of Collingwood in stunning Golden Bay at the top of the South Island, New Zealand. Nestled on the hill, amongst native bush and with views over the Collingwood estuary and mountains, Art Haven is the ideal venue for inspiration, creativity and artistic development.

Art Haven workshops are perfect for you if you answer YES to any of these questions . . .

Do you feel like you are currently in a creative rut? Art Haven’s  knowledgeable tutors can assist you to develop and extend your art practice through carefully designed workshops in acrylic, pastel, printmaking, watercolour and more . . .   be inspired with insights into the contemporary painting scene, new techniques and tools to re-energise your painting practice.

Is fear holding you back from experimenting in the studio? Art Haven’s tutors are all professional and experienced artists and they can offer you strategies to give you the courage to work through this common emotion. The Art Haven studio is a supportive and caring environment, yet we will also challenge and push you to take risks with your painting.

Do you feel like you need to escape the normal stuff for awhile? Then come and join us in beautiful Collingwood. The half acre section of native bush is crisscrossed with bush paths; hammocks, bean bags and benches offer secret hideaways for those moments of relaxing contemplation. Couple that with delicious and healthy(ish) home cooked meals, and non-stop art talk, and you’ll go home feeling refreshed and inspired.

Do you feel like you need a break from the solitary space of your studio?  All painters love the solitary space of their studio spaces but at Art Haven we also strongly believe in the importance and value of connecting, sharing with, and supporting fellow painters. All workshop participants can join the private Art Haven facebook group. 

Art Haven PAINTING workshops are all about living and breathing art and creativity 24/7 – they offer an exciting learning experience in a supportive environment, an artists support group, a chance to escape your daily routine and an opportunity to feed your creativity.

For painters who want to experiment, escape and extend . . . Art Haven looks forward to welcoming you to Collingwood soon