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Wanaka and Queenstown Area

For beginners to experienced. Get creative and treat yourself to these popular Jane Kellahan painting workshops. Have either private tuition or share the experience with friends in your own home or at Jane's studio in Wanaka. These workshops will help you paint freely, emotively and give you confidence. Working with fast drying oils, you will create a stunning abstract painting to take home with you. Jane will show you how to prepare a work, understand composition, subject matters, mediums, scale, colour, contrast, and presentation of works.

Cost: Includes all art materials except canvas or board. One or two day tuition, $495 private or $350 each for two to four people. Prices are per day.

Past student references below.


"Jane Kellahan workshops will leave you inspired and ready to take your art to a new level.
Professional yet fun, I gained so much knowledge on using different techniques as well as applications. Money and time well spent, I certainly will be booking another workshop later in the year. Motivational and Inspirational. Thanks Jane" - Lynda Hensman, Director, Owner, Artist, The Ivy Box Gallery, Queenstown.
"I would describe both Jane's painting style and personality as Original, Colourful and Experimental. She imparts her knowledge and demonstrates her techniques in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Jane has shown me a whole new way of using oils and given me the direction I was seeking, I can't wait to put it into practice! - Antoinette Beck, Taupo
"Jane gave me the courage and techniques to raise my paintings to a whole new level. Her workshop was inspirational and her tutoring style was fabulous. The two day private workshop left me feeling elated and eager to continue my painting journey. I now have two fantastic works on my wall at home." - Karen Wiggin, Kapiti
"I recently had a two day, private painting course with Jane Kellahan and found the whole experience uplifting. Jane was very generous with sharing her knowledge, techniques and expertise. She was also a valuable critic, which was always delivered in a positive way. I really felt a great sense of achievement and confidence to carry on developing my new skills. Thank you Jane!" - Jenny Davis, Whakatane
"During the last four years I have attended a number of art workshops. Jane's by far, was the most organised, stimulating, exciting and enjoyable course. Leaving the result to the process we followed was so liberating. I could reel off lines of superlatives about this workshop, this would be meaningless except that in the past, one of my professional duties was assessing teacher's lessons. I'd give Jane's an 'excellent'. I hope to attend another one." - Joyce Stretton, Wellington
"I booked into Jane's workshop because I have always admired her paintings and I went along, that first morning, feeling very nervous and apprehensive. But, I needn't have worried -Jane was so positive and encouraging. Also, she was very generous with her talent and techniques and I loved the whole weekend experience. I had never used oils before, but Jane gave me confidence to try something new. One painting I did has been much admired and I have had many offers to buy it! On the strength of that experience, I have booked into another workshop." - Jenny Davis, Whakatane
"I had such an enjoyable two days taking part in the Art Workshop. The atmosphere was very relaxing, great music, and only 12 in the class kept it intimate and friendly. There was plenty of interaction between each other as well as with Jane. I thought it very good value, all materials provided and wine. I now feel well equipped to take my painting to a higher level, and am very motivated after spending this time with Jane, whose work I have long admired." - Jan Fry, Wellington
"The workshops are a great way to begin thinking in a different way. We experimented with a chosen palette and a range of tools which many of us had not used before. This was a good way to explore different effects and colour mixing. The quality of the materials were excellent which was quiet refreshing. Jane's approach was both encouraging and helpful. You leave feeling inspired." - Fiona Harrington, Wellington
"Great workshop - like a good movie I am still thinking about it some months later. The workshop was well planned with inspiring instruction and included good food, wine and a meeting of like minds." - Susan Weir, Wellington