Art and You

Winter ART workshops in Nelson, New Zealand

Monday 12th July to Friday 16th July 2021

Art and You is an opportunity to join a week-long practical art workshop, learning and creating through paint, printmaking and materials under the guidance of an experienced art tutor. Our classes will enable you to enjoy ideas, dabble in new art making techniques, and share your experiences with interesting, like-minded people.

Art and You will help you discover or recover your creative powers. By exploring your creative self and transforming the way you see the world you will be motivated to create works that are meaningful and fulfilling – while experiencing the joy and encouragement of others in this process.

Art and You is a week focused on heightening your well-being through art making and creating – experiencing the satisfaction, excitement and deep understanding of self that comes from involvement in the Arts.

Art and You provides the time and space to commit to what matters to you.

We are offering an exciting variety of workshops.

The Art of Nature Journaling - with Jo Ogier - Limited numbers available

Inky Impressions - with Lynn Taylor - THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

Create your own Visual Diary - with Pamela Brown - Limited numbers available

Ti Kōuka & Wool Sculptures - with Kerry Mackay -

Please note - these workshops are for any adult with an artistic inclination - expertise and experience are not a prerequisite.


Art and You will be based in the art department at Nayland College, 166 Nayland Road, Stoke, Nelson 7011, New Zealand

Map to Staffroom and Art Rooms


Classes will run for 5 days from 9.30am – 4.00 pm Monday 12th through to Friday 16th July 2021

Classes are strictly limited to a maximum of 15 per tutor so it will be important to register early.

After class on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday there will be guest artist talks and viewings. Come and have a drink, unwind and enjoy the skills and creativity of others.

Optional Trip to Mapua Wharf

On Wednesday afternoon there will be an optional bus tour to the picturesque Mapua Wharf at the mouth of the Waimea Estuary. This is a very popular local tourist spot with eateries, art galleries and artist studios. Take the opportunity for a spend-up in this vibrant arty retail area.

Please indicate on the registration form if you want to go on this trip. There will be a small charge to be paid on the day.

If you wish to stay in class with your tutor, you can carry on exploring your ideas and view what is happening in the other classes.


The fee for the 5 day course is $375.00 per person.

Please fill out the registration form available on this website. Participants must be 18yrs or over.

Places in classes are on a first come basis. We will update the website once a class is full. You will be advised and have the option to select another course or be waitlisted.

When your registration and payment has been recieved, you will be sent an email confirming your place on the course and reminding you of the materials required as outlined on each course description.


In the unlikely event that we will need to cancel a class you will be refunded your fee in full.

If participants cancel before 30th May you will be refunded your fee less an administration fee of $35.00. There will be no refunds for cancellations after this date, except in exceptional circumstances.

Covid 19

We will be subject to and adhere to all Government regulations and recommendations.

Health and Safety

While we will take every opportunity to ensure you are safe on site, we will not accept any liability in the unlikely event you have an accident or are unwell.


You will need to organise your own accommodation and recommend that you pencil in your booking as soon as possible. There are a large number of options in Nelson but this is a popular destination and the course is in the school holidays so they will fill up fast.


Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided for all breaks but you will need to bring your own lunch. There is a popular dairy 50 metres from the school and there will be reheating facilities available.


Take advantage of being in this wonderful city and surrounds and hopefully you can extend your stay over the weekend so you can include the well-known Nelson market on Saturday and the many other attractions around the city. Check out the iSite website and Nelson Tourism.