John Lovett - Dunedin, Queenstown and Wanaka Painting Workshop

John lovett - Dunedin, Queenstown and Wanaka Painting Workshop
23 February – 7 March 2022

Itinerary

DAY 1 Wednesday 23 February, 2022 Queenstown, New Zealand
Workshop members will be met at Queenstown airport at 3.00pm and transferred to the workshop hotel. Queenstown is located in what must be one of the most scenic spots in the world. Queenstown lies on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, and is surrounded by beautiful snow-capped mountains. Tonight the group will meet for welcome drinks and an included dinner.

DAY 2 Thursday 24 February, 2022 Queenstown, New Zealand
This morning we will take a cruise on Lake Wakatipu. The leisurely cruise across the lake showcases some of Queenstown’s spectacular alpine scenery. In the afternoon John will paint a demonstration and then assist workshop members individually.

DAY 3 Friday 25 February, 2022 Queenstown, New Zealand
A full day of painting in beautiful Queenstown surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu. This evening we will walk to the Gondola and take a ride to the top of Bob’s peak overlooking Queenstown and watch as spectacular lake and mountain views unfold as we ascend. We will also enjoy an included dinner.

DAY 4 Saturday 26 February, 2022 Queenstown, New Zealand
Today we will travel to Glenorchy. Bordered by Mount Aspiring National Park, a New Zealand World Heritage Area, Glenorchy is the gateways to some of New Zealand’s best scenery. Non-painters will enjoy the Routeburn Track, an award winning alpine walk with stunning vistas of sweeping valleys and majestic peaks. The views of the mountains across the lake are truly stunning. John will choose a subject, paint a demonstration and then assist tour members with their own work. We will have an included lunch today.

DAY 5 Sunday 27 February, 2022 Dunedin, New Zealand
We will travel to Arrowtown built on the banks of the Arrow River, once a rich source of gold in the 1860s. Today through careful preservation, the legacy of the early settlers is retained and is a wonderful place to visit for a morning of painting. We then continue our journey to Dunedin, which is known as the Edinburgh of New Zealand, it wears its Scottish heritage with pride. Surrounded by dramatic hills and at the foot of a long harbour, Dunedin is one of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere. Tonight the group will meet for an included dinner.

DAY 6 Monday 28 February, 2022 Dunedin, New Zealand
This morning we will have a sightseeing tour of Dunedin, we will see the City Centre, Signal hill lookout, Baldwin Street (the steepest St in the World), the university of Otago and Dunedin railway station. We will also visit the Dunedin public art gallery. In the afternoon, John will find a great painting location in Dunedin and complete a demonstration. Following this John will assist individual workshop members with their painting.

DAY 7 Tuesday 1 March, 2022 Dunedin, New Zealand
A full day of painting in Dunedin with John Lovett. Regular critique sessions will be held throughout the tour.

DAY 8 Wednesday 2 March, 2022 Dunedin, New Zealand
Today we will visit Larnach Castle, built 1871 by William Larnach, merchant baron and politician, for his beloved first wife Eliza. It took more than 200 workers three years to build the Castle shell and master European craftsmen spent a further 12 years embellishing the interior. William Larnach spared no expense on his dream home, which features the finest materials from around the world. We will enjoy a self-guided tour of the castle and in the afternoon, there will be a painting session. This evening there will be an included dinner.

DAY 9 Thursday 3 March, 2022 Wanaka, New Zealand
Today we travel to the picturesque town of Wanaka. The name ‘Wanaka’ translates from Maori as ‘renewal of the soul’. Lake Wanaka is a beautiful destination, set against the alpine backdrop of Mount Aspiring National Park. There will be an included dinner this evening.

DAY 10 Friday 4 March, 2022 Wanaka, New Zealand
A full day of painting in Wanaka. There will be an included dinner this evening.

DAY 11 Saturday 5 March, 2022 Wanaka, New Zealand
Today we travel to the Cardrona hotel for a painting session. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Cardrona Valley, The Cardrona Hotel (Est. 1863) is one of New Zealand’s oldest hotels. There will be an included dinner this evening.

DAY 12 Sunday 6 March, 2022 Wanaka, New Zealand
Our final day of painting in Wanaka. This evening we will have our final critique session followed by an included dinner.

DAY 13 Monday 7 March, 2022 Departure
This morning we will say farewell to Wanaka and be transferred to Queenstown airport for our onward travel. Tour members can extend their stay in New Zealand.