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

ART HAVEN offers the following workshop options run either by myself or a guest tutor:

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 art projects with myself on hand to offer guidance, help and support as needed. Starting in 2020 on:
Thursday 13th Feb 9.30am - 12.30pm
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Come and enjoy a relaxing and inspiring half or full day of painting in the beautiful setting of ART HAVEN. Our workshops offer something for everyone – whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced painter. Half and Full Day workshops are run on demand.
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WEEKEND WORKSHOPS: 2 days, 1 night
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 weekends start at 10am on a Saturday and finish at 4pm on Sunday.


Saturday 22nd / Sunday 23rd February
Art & Creativity 
with guest artist John Cornish from Wellington
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Saturday 14th /Sunday 15th March
Extend your acrylic Land/SeaScape painting practice 
with artist Lisa Chandler
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Saturday 18th / Sunday 19th April
Hooked on Pastels with internationally recognised New Zealand landscape pastel artist Marion Town
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Saturday 2nd / Sunday 3rd May 
Acrylic Painting Masterclass with artist Lisa Chandler
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Would you like to EXTEND . . . your creative knowledge and your painting skills? Then my acrylic painting intensives are perfect for you! The intensive workshops run from Sunday evening to Sunday morning.

Sunday 22nd - Sunday 28th March
Paper, Print, Paint
with Lisa Chandler
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Sunday 17th - Sunday 23 May
Developing Ideas
with Lisa Chandler
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Get in quick and stay in our onsite cottage, or 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 are available by arrangement. Click here for more details.

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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