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NEW ZEALAND
ART RETREAT

Immerse yourself in the wild beauty of New Zealand mountains,
oceans and wildlife and learn to capture
the world around you in paint.

included

Discover nature and your surroundings through a different mind with step-by-step art workshops for all levels.

Options

$BUDGET: $ 7752
includes 8 days of standard accommodation, art tuition, materials, breakfasts and tours
Bring a non-painting partner for $4312

MOST POPULAR: $ 10446
includes 14 days of standard accommodation, art tuition, materials, breakfasts and tours
bring a non-painting partner for $5202

PREMIUM: $ 11954
includes 14 days of luxury accommodation where available, art tuition, materials, breakfasts and tours (only 3 Premium places available)
bring a non-painting partner for $5515

BEAUTIFUL accommodation

Lovely accommodation around the North Island, each near one of New Zealand’s greatest wonders.

Art Tuition & Materials

You will be provided with the finest artist-quality materials and expertise on how to use them.

Breakfast & Celebration Dinners

Start each day with a hot or continental breakfast, and enjoy a special Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner on the full tour.

Unmissable Tours

Discover your inner artist and the beauty of New Zealand with incredible local tours. Full trip includes iconic Māori haka performance, Bay of Islands dolphin cruise, amazing art galleries, kiwi bird sanctuary, Lord of the Rings Hobbiton movie set, glow worm caves, beach hot pool, a tour of an ancient kauri forest and more!

Transport

We’ve got you sorted with comfortable transport between the different accommodations in New Zealand and to and from all included tours and activities. If you travel with the group, you’ll also be looked after with transfers to and from the New Zealand airport.

New Zealand Art Retreat
Earlybird Price

5% artist discount
for full payments

$500 deposit below or pay in full now by contacting us directly

Save $400 – $900 with our earlybird artist special. Book and pay in full before 5pm 20 December 2022 (Bris AEST).

By paying in full or paying a deposit, you agree to our Terms & Conditions.

All prices are in Australian Dollars.

New Zealand Art Retreat
Payment Plan

Secure your spot now
with a $500 deposit

$500 deposit below to secure your spot, then pay remainder monthly

Secure your spot with a full deposit now, then split the remainder over the months until September 2023.

By paying a deposit, you agree to our Terms & Conditions.

All prices are in Australian Dollars.

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What our students say

It is a fabulous way to practice art… relax, enjoy good food and good company. Thoroughly recommend it, an experience not to be missed!

Linda

“You start to see things in a way that you wouldn’t have as a regular tourist.”

Rae

“The accommodation was first class and so good to come home to. Food great and the plans for each event went smoothly. I particularly enjoyed the way the tuition eased me back into watercolour painting. Highly recommend.”

Pamela

“Loved the trips and painting and drawing on location.”

Kim

“Loved the whole concept of an art retreat… Thoroughly enjoyed painting tuition especially figures, en plein air sketching, watercolour landscapes..”

Meredith

“Painting with Jacqueline Hill was excellent. We learnt so much!
So many excellent places…
It’s a great experience to meet lots of caring people, have fun and learn new skills!”

Joyce

FAQs

What does the trip cost?

All prices are in Australian Dollars.

  • 8 day tour standard rooms $7752 (non-painting partners in same room $4312)
  • Full 14 day tour standard room $10446 (non-painting partners in same room $5202)
  • Full 14 day tour prestige room where available $11954 (non-painting partners in same room $5915, painting partners in same room $7497)

Includes: all tours, hot breakfasts at each location, welcome dinner, farewell dinner (full tour), art materials & tuition, tourguiding, transport, transfers from airport in New Zealand when flying with group.

Earlybird option for artists 5% off (discount between $387 and $597) if booked and paid in full before 5pm 20 December 2022.

Does not include: airfares, lunches and dinners, drinks.

Some details of tour may change due to unforeseen circumstances. If this happens we will let you know.

See ‘What are my payment options’ for extra options.

What are my payment options?

All prices are in Australian Dollars.

Earlybird option for artists 5% off (discount between $387 and $523) if booked and paid in full before 5pm 20 December 2022.

You can also choose to secure your spot with a deposit now, then split the cost with monthly payments until September 2023. Accounting fee applies, ask us for details.

Do I need to take any art materials?

All art materials are included! Even your very own quality, collectible apron with unique retreat logo.

If you want to learn to take your own photos for painting references, you will need to bring your own camera or smart phone device. Please also bring a manual with your camera!

How to I travel to and from the art retreat?

Travel to/from the Art Retreat is not included in your booking. If you are travelling from/to Brisbane, you may choose to book tickets on the same flight as the teacher Jacqueline Hill.

What will I be doing on the retreat?

Each day, you’ll experience the surroundings while learning plein air sketching and painting, under the guidance of your tutor.

There is plenty of quiet time, as well as opportunities to relax, explore the local area (we’ll be staying in a few different towns) and of course practice with your pencil and brush.

There will be several demonstration sessions where Jacqueline Hill will show you how she creates a full painting of a scene inspired by these amazing surroundings. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to create your own artwork, with her help.

On some days, we’ll enjoy fun and inspiring tours around the island. The cost of transport and entry to all of these tours are all included in your booking!

Are the rooms air conditioned?

Yes, most of the rooms are air conditioned. Some accommodation supplies fans and heaters, or a wood fire to warm your room. Please get in touch with us if you have specific requirements.

 

I have trouble with stairs, will I be okay?

We’re making sure the retreat is accessable to everyone. We have carefully selected the locations and accommodation to keep in mind people who have some mobility issues. There may be some short flights of stairs in some locations. If you have mobility concerns, please let us know so we can look out for you.

Do I need travel insurance?

We recommend everyone going on this trip arranges their own travel insurance and provide us with a copy of your policy for safety.

Are meals included?

Hot or continental breakfasts are included, along with a special Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner if you are joining the full tour. Drinks and other meals are not included, but we’ll guide you to a range of lovely restaurants, shops and other options.

What happens if Covid causes a lockdown?

If government lockdowns prevent us from travelling to/from the retreat locations in New Zealand during the retreat dates, then we will postpone the retreat if possible. Your health and safety is our foremost priority.

We recommend you find travel insurance that covers you in case the postponed dates aren’t suitable.

Terms and Conditions

All bookings are bound by the terms and conditions. Please read through the terms and conditions of booking into the new Zealand Art Retreat 2023 here.

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NEW ZEALAND
ART RETREAT

Immerse yourself in the wild beauty of New Zealand mountains,
oceans and wildlife and learn to capture
the world around you in paint.

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