Developing Creative Ideas Marahau 2019

Friday 5th – Monday 8th April 2019

Join me at the beautiful Abel Tasman Lodge at the start of the Abel Tasman National Park for 4 days of creative inspiration.

On the 2 day hands-on workshop ‘Developing Creative Ideas‘ learn how to develop and extend an idea into a full body of work. Come away with lots of tips and tricks to assist your creative process.

Click here for the full Workshop Dossier.

FRIDAY 5th April

  • Free transfer from Nelson Airport to Marahau at 3.30pm only
  • Or arrive at Abel Tasman Lodge any time after 2pm. Settle into your room and enjoy the stunning surroundings
  • From 5.30pm we will meet in the Kowhai Room to get to know each other over a welcome drink and nibbles
  • 7pm BBQ dinner with wine or juice in the beautiful lodge gardens
  • Art Movie

SATURDAY 6th April

  • Continental Breakfast delivered to your room
  • Full day workshop 10am to 5pm with lunch and morning/afternoon teas onsite
  • Walk into Marahau Village for a set menu and a glass of wine or juice at The Park Cafe located right on the waters edge

SUNDAY 7th April

  • Continental Breakfast delivered to your room
  • Full day workshop 10am to 5pm with lunch and morning/afternoon teas onsite
  • Enjoy at delicious gourmet burger from The Fat Tui and wine or juice for dinner

MONDAY 8th April

  • Continental Breakfast delivered to your room
  • Check out by 9.15am for a 9.30am departure
  • This morning we are joined by Anne Haswell from Annie’s Tours – we jump on her mini bus and head off to explore several artists studios/galleries on the way back into Nelson City
  • Drop off points are either Nelson Airport or the Visitor Centre in central Nelson by 1pm. Organise your own departure for anytime after 1pm

Last couple of places now only NZ $1271 (was NZ$1695) – get in quick!



Your package includes:

  • 3 Nights accommodation at Abel Tasman Lodge in a private room with ensuite
  • 2 day workshop with artist Lisa Chandler
  • Art materials and equipment as listed in the Workshop Dossier
  • All meals: 3 continental breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners and 3 morning teas, 2 afternoon teas, and selected alcohol and soft drinks as listed
  • A half day studio/gallery tour with Annie’s Tours
  • Free WiFI at Abel Tasman Lodge
  • Use of the hot pool and sauna at Abel Tasman Lodge
  • LCAA branded A4 artist journal
  • Library of contemporary art books to peruse

Participation in any LCAA Weekend Workshop includes access to my private LCAA Facebook Community so you can connect with other artists beforehand, interact and share your work (and memories) and continue to support each other afterwards.


  • Return travel to Nelson
  • Travel Insurance




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