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David and I welcome you to our home and my 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, the property is the ideal venue for inspiration, creativity and artistic development.

We will paint in a fully equipped and light-filled studio. Delicious, fresh and healthy home cooked meals will be served either in the outdoor covered terrace, or inside our home. 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.

I offer the following workshop options:

WEEKLY PAINTING SESSIONS: 3 hours x 6 week blocks
These sessions bring together a group of like-minded painters who will work on their own current art projects with myself on hand to offer guidance, help and support as needed. A small group of between 4 - 8 artists means we can bounce around ideas and enjoy supportive group critiques. Artists sign up for blocks of 6 weeks x 3 hour sessions. Starting in 2020 on:
Thursday 13th Feb 9.30am - 12.30pm
COST: $180pp - this fee secures your place in the class for the 6 week block. Classes are not available on a weekly basis.
Tables, easels, chairs, a library of painting books and morning tea are provided. Just bring your own art materials.

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS: 2 days, 1 nights
Would you like to ESCAPE . . . your creative rut, have fun with like-minded painters and get away from everyday life for a couple of days . . . then my creative weekend workshops are just what you need. The weekend starts at 10am on a Saturday and finishes at 5pm on Sunday and includes:
• a 2 day themed workshop
• all art equipment - a list of art materials will be provided on sign-up, or purchase an art pack with everything you need for an additional cost
• healthy and delicious food - 2 lunches, 1 dinner, morning and afternoon teas and selected drinks
• an extensive library of art books to peruse
• access to my private online Facebook community to connect with other workshop participants

WEEKEND WORKSHOP DATES FOR 2020
Saturday 22/Sunday 23 February
Saturday 14/Sunday 15 March
Saturday 18/Sunday 19 April
Saturday 2/Sunday 3 May

PAINTING INTENSIVES: 6 days, 7 nights
Would you like to EXTEND . . . your creative knowledge and your painting skills? Then my painting intensives are perfect for you! My intensive workshops run from Sunday to Sunday and include:
• 5 days of art tuition either by myself or a guest tutor
• all art equipment - a list of art materials will be provided on sign-up, or purchase an art pack with everything you need for an additional cost
• healthy and delicious food - 5 lunches, 5 dinners, morning and afternoon teas and selected drinks
• movie night - art related of course!
• a 1 day tour of local art galleries and studios
• an extensive library of art books to peruse
• access to my private online Facebook community to connect with other workshop participants

PAINTING INTENSIVE DATES FOR 2020
Sunday 22nd - Sunday 28th March
Sunday 17th - Sunday 23 May

Collingwood town is just a short stroll down the hill and offers a variety of accommodation options for you to choose from, including a budget friendly campground right on the edge of the estuary, character filled BnBs, comfortable motels and luxury accommodation. Nelson Airport pick ups available by arrangement.

Collingwood is an ecotourism destination due to its proximity to the stunning Kahurangi National Park and the Farewell Spit Nature Reserve. There is a variety of activities for non painting partners including tramping, fishing, beach walking, bird watching, kayaking and mountain biking. Non painting partners are very welcome to join the group for dinners.

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