Please let Gillian from Artable know if youd like to be added to the waitlist for 2019s amazing international event, its going to be fantastic!

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Excerpt from Artable, our booking agent;

‘A 5 day Botanical Watercolour class like no other. This trip combines it all – a luxury home nestled just outside Queenstown, one of Australia’s best Botanical Watercolour artists, a field trip to collect and study the incredible fields of Lupins and a day trip to the turquoise waters of the Blue Pools. We can’t wait to show you one of the most stunning regions in NZ and help you to take your art to the next level. In the comfort of our private art studio each day, Heidi will immerse you in her incredible watercolour technique drawing on the Lupins of the region. We have taken care of all your needs for this trip so that you can indulge yourself in a weekend away to revive the senses and put in some serious art time for yourself. Don’t forget the roaring fire, outdoor spa bath and tennis courts as well as 11 acres of property to explore outside of our studio time! Come and see why Artable is the leader in Painting Holidays. Limited to 10 students.

Our NZ Lupins Botanical Watercolour Art Workshop is the perfect extended weekend away for any creative watercolour lover. Staying in the heart of the South Island just outside of Queenstown with one of the best botanical watercolour artists in Australia, this is sure to be a weekend not to be missed. No matter what level you feel you are painting at, Heidi can help you to build a strong foundation for your future arts practice. Please note that this is a studio based workshop with no plein-air.

After picking you up in Queenstown, we will travel straight to our accommodation. Once you settle into your accommodations, we will meet in our private art studio and settle in for the weekend. Nights can be spent in front of the roaring fire with a glass of local wine before we hit the nightlife and incredible restaurants of Queenstown.

We have included time in the field with Heidi as we hunt down the Lupins renowned in this area. There is also a day trip to the Blue Pools – if I hadn’t seen this place with my own eyes, I would never have believed that water could be this colour or this clear. We will work with the weather to try and find the best day to pack a picnic and enjoy a break from the studio for this incredible day out.

Drawing on the season of Lupins in this part of NZ, Heidi will be taking you through her techniques specific to botanical watercolour with plenty of one on one time and professional mentoring. With only 10 spots available, you need to book as early as you can – this workshop will sell out well in advance of the dates’


We are very excited to announce this wonderful art workshop event which promises to be an exceptional experience. Places for this painting week are limited with some already spoken for, so for further information, enquiries and bookings, please contact Gillian from Artable and secure your spot asap. We look forward to seeing you in the NZ wash!