The Great Lake Painting Experience. Taupo, New Zealand.
Come and enjoy the New Zealand outdoors and create something special you can easily take home. I offer small group painting tours around Lake Taupo and the mountains of the Central Plateau. 2 hour, Half Day and Full Day en Plein Air (open air) painting experiences with everything supplied for you to create an acrylic impressionism painting and experience the world of an artist.
En Plein Air is French for open air painting and it is a lifestyle invented by artists and made famous in recent history by Monet, Renoir and all the great impressionism painters who painted on location. It does not matter if you can paint well or not, you will have a wonderful time in some of the most beautiful landscape scenery in the world and it could be the beginning of a wonderful new interest. You will work with the three primary colours so you can learn some colour mixing, there are many advantages in having this basic skill. The workshops will cover many other aspects of open air painting so come along.
Tours are for one to three people or a group booking of six. Paints, canvas paper (in a handy carry home box), easels, palette and tuition are all supplied for your use on the day. Picnic Lunch or morning tea is provided depending on the length of the outing. Pick up and drop off from hotels in Taupo or Turangi so book now and come along. On the full day tour we may do some painting on Mt Ruapehu and some Lord of the Rings locations (weather dependent). Pop up painting is something I do and invitations from lodges in park like surroundings are very welcome.
Photos and Video of the Experience is Pending.
1-3 people on arrangement. Payment on confirmation.
Full day 9-5pm
into the Tongariro National Park from Taupo and return.
Includes picnic lunch and refreshments. $300 pp
Half day 9-1pm or 2.30 to 6.30 pm. local to Taupo (summer evening)
$220 pp includes refreshments while we paint
2 hours local to Taupo. Could be 8-10am morning or 7-9pm evening light (flexible)
$150 pp includes coffee or a cup of tea while we paint.
Multi Day Tours
On arrangement or pre advised
I can be flexible with times so talk to me. $20 discounts if you prefer to BYO your art supplies. No oils due to vapor in the car. Acrylic, water colour or water mixable oil paints only. Add $20 if you wish to use Professional quality pigments and another $20 for a 20x16 inch canvas block.
Multi Day New Zealand en Plein Air Painting Tours from 2-21 days can also be arranged with prior notice. This could involve travel to the South Island or around the Coromandel or East Cape for 1-3 people or a group of 6. Accommodation standards could be to your requirements. I have no doubt you would go home an inspired artist so join the mailing list and I will keep you up to date on planned trips.
Payment required on booking for Day Tours with Paypal e-invoice. $20 cancellation fee applies for any day trips. Multi day tours would require deposits and pre-payment for accommodation and travel to be arranged.