Pleinair Art Painting Adventures - Otago

Suitable for all, from complete novices who are curious and have never lifted a paintbrush to the well-experienced and advanced artist. If you are travelling with a friend who does not wish to take part in the painting lessons, don’t worry – there are plenty of non-painting activities to do such as, sight-seeing, walking, photography, cycling or just relaxing in the amazing landscape, we are Central to Alexandra, Wanaka, Cromwell & Queenstown. There are 2 hours of Pleinair Painting available , each day at Clyde. Come experience the beautiful landscape and famous central Otago scenery, a fun relaxing day, Suitible for any levels. All painting materials provided, and an optional Wine tasting & platter afterwards.

Pleinair Art Painting Holiday – Otago

$190 $133



This Weekend has finished now, more coming up at Clyde from my Gallery .





Only 6 spaces available for each day, costs  $190.00 per person per day


Clyde and Alexandra


Not available


Stone cottage, Legacy Vineyard, Pleinair painting Adventures - Otago
Stone cottage, Legacy Vineyard













Como Villa vineyard Alexandra, with mountain views and old stone cottage museum

Date –

Labour Weekend – 27th October 2019


Como Villa Vineyard
Como Villa Vineyard







Experience the beautiful landscape and famous central Otago wine’s while painting it! A fun relaxing day, Suitable for any levels.

All painting materials are provided for, wine tasting & platter included.

You will learn to paint a scene from start to finish with oils using Palette knife and brush techniques which I have been using over the last 25 years. 

Pleinair painting

pleinair painting

What you will learn 

*How to start a painting, sketch and mini painting to work out composition and light direction

*How to capture light and get light effects in –

*Capturing the moment

*Depending on locations, you will be Painting reflections, water movement, trees, river, or vineyard and mountain scenes

*Painting atmosphere and depth

*To paint quickly and boldly, confidently, loosely

*Using Palette knife and brushes

You Will Get

*One mini and  one larger painting


*Painting Materials provided

*A personal guide to composition, painting and finishing

In outdoor painting one needs to make bolder decisions  and make them quicker, the moment moves fast

Fearless painting is more enjoyable!

What you need to bring

A sunhat, water, camera, small sketchbook, pen or pencil, raincoat( just in case but weather is usually dry) , wear clothes or apron you don’t mind getting paint on. I will have an alternative shelter at the venue if the weather is too bad, generally the weather is very good throughout summer and Autumn.

Bring extra lunch and snacks , there will be a cheese/nibbles platter & wine provided for both vineyards, but theres no restaurant at Legacy or Como Villa.

You will need to book your own accommodation and travel. There are lots of lovely places to stay around Clyde, Alexandra & Cromwell

Some suggestions for accomodation-




There are many more to choose from.

Thanks, Helen.



Additional information

Pleinair Painting Adventures

Como Villa Vineyard Clyde, Legacy Vineyard Alexandra, Wooing Tree Vineyard Cromwell