My art and creativity workshops are known for being colourful fun, and ever-so-slightly messy. While I do lots of demonstrations, I don’t teach you to paint like me…I teach you how to paint like YOU! You’ll learn through the creative process to find your own voice and style in your art.
Learn to paint colour, joyful abstracts with award-winning artist Cassandra Gaisford. Small, social, in-person workshops around the globe.
Discover a new hobby or resurrect a slumbering passion. Can’t make it in person? Be sure to check out my online classes, feedback continues to be rewarding. Invest in ‘your-self.’
BAY OF ISLANDS ART WORKSHOPS
Would you like to experience the joy and freedom of abstract painting? Learn to paint colourful, joyful abstracts with award-winning artist Cassandra Gaisford. Small, social, in-person workshops.
The purpose of this workshop is to inspire you with new ideas, whether you are revising your work, beginning afresh or embarking on a new direction. This is why this workshop applies equally to the beginning and advanced artists. It covers core principles, including composition, values, colour harmony, texture, inspiration and other important elements of abstract art.
Over the course of this workshop, you will discover the unique process of intuitive painting, including mark-making, action paintings and engaging with a blend of tools to unveil countless approaches to create cohesive and joyous work with colour and composition. All while loosening up and losing yourself in the field of colour.
Beginning artists will receive support and encouragement. Cassandra will be with you every step of the way as she teaches and provides one-on-one guidance and feedback.
Emphasis will be placed on the skills necessary to complete simple and engaging artworks. You will be encouraged to work in teams as well as receiving one-on-one instruction. Each participant can expect to make two small abstract paintings and one medium-sized painting.
Workshops are held on a Wednesday from 10 am to 4 pm with only four places in each workshop; making it very hands-on and of course, fun!
About your instructor
Cassandra Gaisford is a Bay of Islands, Kerikeri-based abstract artist whose work is inspired by colour, and infusing her paintings with feelings of happiness, love and joy. Learn more about Cassandra here and follow her on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube
Level / Technique
Beginner and Experienced Abstract Painting
Who is this course for?
Everyone who is starting with paints.
Also for those who have been painting but want a fresh start.
For those wishing to explore a new hobby or resurrect a slumbering passion.
One day workshop on a Wednesday – 10am to 4pm.
Number of participants per workshop
Inclusive of all materials. A light lunch and a glass of bubbles to celebrate the end of the course will be provided.
What you should wear?
Clothes you don’t mind getting paint on. You may wish to bring a smock/old shirt etc to change into when you arrive.
Covered flat shoes -worker boots or sneakers (no sandals or jandals).
Each participant can expect to make two small abstract paintings and one medium-sized painting.
NOTE: With all art, the pieces you make need to dry. This may involve overnight, if so you will need to return the following day to collect your work. Items can be mailed at an extra charge.
Workshop—Wednesday 14 July 2021 SOLD OUT
Workshop—Wednesday 28 July 2021 SOLD OUT
Workshop—Wednesday 11 August 2021 Three places remaining
“That was so much fun. I learned so much and feel so much more confident. I know what I’m doing now!”
“How inspirational you are! I’m enjoying finding out about the artists and styles you comment on and feel excited about my journey so far.”
“I feel more confident and feel that as I continue to ‘play ’ and experiment my work will evolve more and more. It’s a great feeling knowing I have this creative outlet in my life especially nowadays.”
“I’m 72, I’m young at heart and still trying to learn as much as I can so that I can push my art-making to its potential. Thank you for being such an inspiring person.”
Would you love to get a group of friends or clients together for a memorable day of creativity, fun and play? Please contact me to arrange something truly bespoke.
All classes will be held in my studio, Art@Rangitane. (only 12 minutes from Kerikeri, in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your preferred date. To secure your place payment may be transferred via direct credit to ANZ 01 0537 0029284 00. Please place your surname as the reference. To enrol by credit card please click the Paypal link below
Do I need experience?
No this is an all levels course—beginners are welcome as are experienced artists. You are totally in safe, non-judgemental and skilled hands. A willingness to experiment and play is the only pre-requisite
Is there an age limit?
Anyone over the age of fifteen is able participate in the workshop.
Once I enrol can I change my workshop date?
This is a non-refundable payment and the workshop date selected cannot be changed or swapped for a future day
I’m planning an in-person encaustic workshop (painting with molten beeswax and pure pigment) and some abstract art classes in the following weeks. Please email me to register your interest: Cassandra@cassandragaisford.com
All classes will be held in my studio,
ART @ RANGITANE
(only 12 minutes from Kerikeri, in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand)