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LEARN TO PAINT AMAZING ABSTRACTS: SUMMER LOVE THREE DAY ART RETREAT… Friday February 17 to Sunday 19, 2023.

Paint yourself happy. Leave your worries behind, let go of perfectionism and unleash your inner, fun-loving child!

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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.

Hi, I’m Cassandra, The Joyful Artist. My art and creativity workshops are known for being colourful and 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.

ALL LEVELS. NO experience is needed.

FEARLESS ABSTRACT PAINTING WITH CASSANDRA GAISFORD: THREE DAY ART RETREAT

WILL YOU MAKE AN ARTIST DATE WITH ME IN MY HOME CITY- KERIKERI, IN THE BEAUTIFUL BAY OF ISLANDS? CONSIDER GETTING TOGETHER WITH A BUNCH OF WORKMATES, FAMILY OR FRIENDS—OR FLY SOLO AND MEET SOME FUN-LOVING NEW PEOPLE.

I love sharing the joy of creating amazing abstracts with people who turn up to my class looking for artistic inspiration or simply questioning, “I wonder if there’s an artist in me?” Or  “Can I let go of detail and create something abstract.”

Brilliant results are always achieved! 

It doesn’t matter how much or how little skill you have as an artist, it doesn’t matter how old you are, it doesn’t matter what your background is… All that matters is giving yourself permission to play, have fun, connect with your Creative Spirit and express yourself joyfully.

Join me for an in-person art experience in a beautiful 10-acre paradise to create some happy art. Get all the details and join us for three inspiring, fun days of creative play!


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WHEN:

Arriving Friday, February 17 and departing Sunday February 19 (only 2 Places left)

WHERE:

Art@rangitane (12 k from Kerikeri), New Zealand

WHO:

All levels, newbies and artists of all experience levels welcome!

WHAT:

Join Cassandra Gaisford for an in-person art experience in her studio sanctuary on a beautiful 10-acre paradise to create some really joyful art.

HERE’S WHAT TO EXPECT

– How to fear less and feel free-er and play as you create

– How to truly feel joy during the creative process

– How to create your most joyful art

– The 7 stages of the creative process – including doubt!

– The glee and magic of mixing your own colours

– Valuing values (….this has been said to be worth the price of admission alone!)

– Composition tips that will easily take your art to the next level,including creating larger art

– What to do when you’re blocked, stuck, or f*cked

– The 5 elements that all great paintings possess (you’re going to be surprised about #3), and how to incorporate them into your art

– How to discover your voice and harness the unique energy you bring to your art

– Cassandra’s personal painting techniques and process (this is gold!!)

– How to choose your colour combinations that sing in a more intuitive way

– How to use meditation and journaling to guide your art

– How to let go of fear, doubt and inhibitions as you create

– How to embrace our own intuition as an artist

– Cassandra’s secrets to expressing your feelings, inspiring yourself and taking your art higher

INCREASED CONFIDENCE!

INVESTMENT

$2997 per person paid in full prior to the retreat.

INCLUDES:

– Welcome drinks on arrival

– Yummy refreshments and light meals during the workshop

– Paints and brushes and other materials

– Paint magic

– Expert tuition by award-winning artist and creativity coach Cassandra Gaisford (BCA, Dip. Psych)

NOT INCLUDED:

– Transportation to/from retreat.

– Accommodation (we will happily recommend great places to stay)

– Meals

– Please bring your own canvas (we will provide the address to purchase from or ship them to in advance of the retreat and can recommend great places to source affordable larger canvases), your favourite tools & brushes

SCHEDULE

– Gather around 9:45am

– Learn something/fling some paint around / laugh a lot and have plenty of fun

– Break for lunch

– Come back and learn/laugh/play some more

– Finish up around 4-5pm each day.

– Enjoy some alone time OR spend time with your fellow art workshoppers

FAQ

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 to 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. In the event of a COVID lockdown, the course will be provided online

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GRAB YOUR SPOT

Join award-winning artist Cassandra Gaisford’s Bay of Islands Art Retreat for three days of creative play, fun and joy.

BOOK ONLINE TO GRAB YOUR SPOT>>

dm, call 021 873833 or email Cassandra today: Cassandra@cassandragaisford.com

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks,

breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” 

Mary Lou Cook

Consider getting a group of besties or work colleagues together for a fun and educational play date. Or, do as one super kind mother-in-law is doing, purchase a gift certificate.

“I NEVER THOUGHT I’D CREATE A PAINTING I LOVE.”

About your instructor

Cassandra Gaisford is an award-winning Bay of Islands, Kerikeri-based abstract artist whose work is inspired by colour, infusing her paintings with happiness, love, and joy. Learn more about Cassandra here and follow her on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube

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RAVE REVIEWS

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“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.”

“Thanks, Cassandra, had a fun day!”

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.

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.’

Three Day Food, Art and Wine Retreat

I’m planning a Three Day Food, Art and Wine Retreat in early 2023. Enjoy the best of local award-winning wining and dining and creative play. Please email me to register your interest: Cassandra@cassandragaisford.com

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Drop me a line to find the workshop that’s right for you.

Cassandra Gaisford
Phone: +64  (0)21 873 833
E-mail: cassandra@cassandragaisford.com

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ABOUT CASSANDRA
I am an artist, storyteller, intuitive guide, mentor and Reiki master. All my creations are infused with positive energy , inspiration, and light. I believe in magic and the power of beauty, joy, love, purpose, and creativity to transform your life. My greatest joy is helping your realize your dreams. That makes my soul sing!

CONTACT
P: +64 (0) 21 873 833
E: cassandra@cassandragaisford.com

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