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Reina Cottier Art -WORKSHOPS & RETREATS

 

 

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Social Media and Making Your Art your Business Workshops, Seminars & Courses

Bespoke ART WORKSHOPS

Includes mixed media, ink & acrylic on canvas and/or art paper.

1/2 day or full day workshops, or 2-3 day retreats
showing my techniques, what I have leaned & developed over the years.
We can concentrate solely on art,
or we can combine art & social media, up to you.
(Accomodation available onsite)

1/ At YOUR VENUE or HOME
Small or large groups. You get a group together and I come to you.
You provide your own material (I’ll give you a list) I can share some of mine too.
(Happy to travel NZ wide, but any travel/time costs will be passed onto you).

2/ Here in MY STUDIO in Tairua.
Small groups only. 1-4 people maximum. Gather your own group,
or one on one sessions are available too.
I can provide all material OR you provide your own based on my list
(accomodation available onsite)

RETREATS

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Art Retreat info - Reina Cottier Art NZ

 

3/ Workshop/Retreat over 2-4 days in Tairua.

 

This option  (same as option 2) comes with or without accomodation onsite.
We have a small 2 bedroom fully self contained guesthouse that sleeps up to 4.
The beach is 250m at the end of the road.

Extras can include:
-pick up & drop off at Auckland Airport
-all meals: self help breakfast & lunch, dinner served.
(Does not include airfares to and from Auckland/New Zealand)

Add ons: (extra cost)
-Sunrise at Hot Water Beach Tour
-Catherdral Cove  by boat or walk
-Lost Springs (Thermal Hot pools Whitianga)
-Jet Ski Safari – Whitianga

PRICING
For more information regarding workshops & retreats & costs,  please use the Contact form below, (scroll down) .

 

social media workshop for artists with Reina Cottier

Make art your business

This is predominantly for artists /creatives.

With almost 30 years of self employment (in 5 businesses) under my belt, I’ll share with you how I made my art my business using Social Media, (and other online sites) & how I increased art sales online with a relatively small following, and then built that following up with genuine, authentic input. How I built a global following (from New Zealand) and that translated into regular art sales across the world.
Also, how to make the most of the followers you do have,
rather than constantly trying to gain more.

3 hour or full day (bring your own device) workshops.

Can be one on one, or groups.

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(TESTIMONIALS BELOW)

 

PRICING

Because there are so many variants with these bespoke courses, it is very difficult to put set prices up. Please use the  CONTACT  form below  to discuss your /your groups needs with me, and I can give you a firm cost for everything, or we can custom something to suit your budget 🙂

ENQUIRE / CONTACT Reina here: 

 

TESTIMONIALS:

“Ive attended two of Reinas workshops now on social media and promoting business and found both to be very valuable.  Reina clearly understands how to use social media and gets her point across simply and effectively with practical examples which are relevant to someone running a business and not someone who has a fascination with the inner workings of Facebook or Instagram for the sake of it.
As a working artist who relies heavily on social media I would definitely  recommend her sessions”
-Ian Preece-Trustee (Chairperson) Mercury Bay Art Escape
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I spent a half day with Reina in her studio learning all her tricks, we used an array of mediums, stencils, acrylic, inks, spray paint and much more. It was honestly the best 3 hours Ive had with regard to my art and feeling brave enough to try different things. I learned so much! Over the following months Im going to apply these techniques to my own art and I havent felt this excited about art in ages! Thank you Reina!
-Marion Burton
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“MY ART WILL BE DISCOVERED.” If I keep working in my studio someone will discover me. No they  wont!!!. Exposure equals success. Reina will be able to walk you thru the ins and outs of online marketing, & building your presense in an ever increasing online art world. Reina has inspired  me to learn more about  what I need to do to make this all happen, and with her support  I have  been successful with online selling and advertising.”  
-Wendy Walls- Artist
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“The best thing I ever did was invest in a full day workshop with Reina. She knew how to connect with everyone and was very attentive and patient with all our individual needs. I learned so many new techniques that has helped my art to progress to the next level which, as a beginner, was what I was hoping for. Love her attitude & sense of humour too! Cant wait for the next one!”
-Cheryl Lovegrove- Artist
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“Reina’s social media workshop is so practicaland informative. She uses live examples of her own successful social media strategies which is so helpful for all aritsts sellling their work through social media. channels! Totally ecommend Reina.”
-Kathryn Tsui – former Curator & Administrator of the Mercury Bay Art Escape.

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“We were very pleased to have Reina as our workshop tutor last year.  She was generous in sharing her techniques using  stencils, rollers, overlaying, blending and fine work with free flowing inks & paint.  Reina did a group demonstration and also gave us all individual  attention.  We all came away inspired and some of us have continued with inks and others are using the techniques learned .  I would highly recommend Reina as a tutor .”
-Rachael Churton
Morrinsville Lyceum Club

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“I have been an artist for twenty years and approx four years ago I recognised the need to build a social media platform to grow my sales and my brand. Knowing little in this area I met with Reina Cottier and spent an outstanding day with her in Tairua to build my understanding of this outlet. Reina’s knowledge and expertise was simply amazing and she set me on a path to significantly improve my sales results and to enjoy more success without the reliance on galleries who take a substantial amount of my sale price as commission. I am so grateful to Reina for sharing her expertise and ongoing support. I strongly recommend her to you if you are wishing to grow your art business.
-Gaylene Lonergan- Artist

 

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Mercury Bay Art Escape 2019

Had an amzing 2 weekends of Open Studios, The public are able to drive around the artists studios and see what we have been working on and buy art. This was my 5th year, and can safely say it was the best. I love the interaction with people, and its so nice to meet people who follow me on Facebook and Instagram 🙂 Almost sold out of everything. The pics i have posted are a fraction of what I had available.

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Mercury Bay Art Escape- Open Studio Tour

This Saturday & Sunday,  March 2 & 3 2019 is the first of 2 weekends (the second weekend being 9th & 10th March) for the annual open studio tour. This is my 5th year and I so love being a part of it. Artists must have a selection of original art for sale, and with that I also have prints, cards, calendars, coasters my Guidance Cards, and other merchandise available. People get to come and see my studio, and talk to me about my art and my process.  Here is a little taste of what I have been working on,… a Sea Goddess theme is prominent at the moment, i have 5 mermaid-influenced paintings almost finished. 🙂 Im using inks, acrylics and mixed media.

If you have any questions , please dont hesitate to ask, there is a ‘Contact’ button here at the top of the page, or im on Instagram & Facebook: ‘Reina Cottier Art’.
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Open Studio Tour 2019 Prep…

Totally love prepping for the studio tour coming up, alllows me to be free and having to work fast is actually somethng I enjoy, the pressure of ‘just doing it, working to a timeline’ makes me take risks I perhaps wouldnt when I have ‘all the time in the world’
My biggest ‘fear’ with my art…. getting stuck. *insert horror face* I dont fear having a ‘block’, dont mind that at all, just the Uinverse telling me to have a break & look at things in a different way,…. but simply not changing, not evolving, ,,, doing the same thing over and over- slow death to me. This is why you will see I have many styles, and I am always trying different things, using dfferent mediums, swinging from one thing to another, and then dipping back and forth, mixing it up. To be painting the same way & style that I was 2 years ago, 5 yrs ago, actually gives me a clenching feeling , a tightness in my belly lol! This Gemini nees constant change, and a feeling of lightness, and movement (its an AIR sign after all 🙂 !!) Dont get me wrong, I LOVE my fine detailing, native fusion of marks, symbols, patterns all flowing together as one, … my oceanic, nature, cultural, cosmic, themes,…. for me, to stretch & grow is about throwing somehting onto the canvas id never normally do /use,.. then seeing how that FEELS, good? not quite right? indifferent? I wait for the passion, the adrenalin rush, then I know Im onto something and suddenly its all going so fast I literally cant stop it.

MERCURY BAY ART ESCAPE – self drive STUDIO TOUR First 2 weekends in MARCH 2019

 

 

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Reina Cottier Art- ONLINE SHOP

ONLINE SHOP HERE

Here, finally,  is my online shop, and Im thrilled.
Its been a long time coming, behind the scenes work on & off for what feels like for ever,
More products will be added over time, but this is a good start,
Yes, there very well may be teething issues, (so far so good tho?!),
but please, if there is something amiss, something not working,
a product, artwork you desperately want and cant see…  PLEASE let me know.
There is a Contact tab at the top of the shop page.

LINK HERE:
ONLINE SHOP

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SOLD OUT/ 2019 CALENDAR

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NEW ZEALAND ONLY -2019 CALENDAR- Price incl shipping

(COST INCLUDES SHIPPING) A4 Spiral bound to hang on wall. 300gsm satin finish photocard. Assorted images from my last 2 years of painting showcasing both my styles: 1/ pacific, fine lines and attention to flowing designs and detailing and 2/ mixed media.

NZ$30.00

AUSTRALIA ONLY- 2019 CALENDAR- price incl shipping

(COST INCLUDES SHIPPING) A4 Spiral bound to hang on wall. 300gsm satin finish photocard. Assorted images from my last 2 years of painting showcasing both my styles: 1/ pacific, fine lines and attention to flowing designs and detailing and 2/ mixed media.

NZ$35.00

 

USA/CANCADA/EUROPE- 2019 CALENDAR- Price incl shipping

(COST is in $US and INCLUDES SHIPPING) A4 Spiral bound to hang on wall. 300gsm satin finish photocard. Assorted images from my last 2 years of painting showcasing both my styles: 1/ pacific, fine lines and attention to flowing designs and detailing and 2/ mixed media.

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Native & Real, Bright & Energising

I think this has to be one of my favourite pieces I have ever created. It has a vibrancy, an energy about it,.. its so alive and raw. I have reluctantly let it go to a gallery , but I wont be disappointed it it doesn’t sell (lol!) Id love to keep it 🙂
Its a mixed media piece: collage, ink, acrylic.

Flora Natures Reveal by NZ artist Reina Cottier
“Nature’s Reveal”, Mixed Media- by Reina Cottier, New Zealand artist
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Another Large Commission 

This 4 piece painting , 2m x 2m is off to the Bahamas once done.

Each panel is 1m square.

My buyers live on a canal , and wanted all the colours of the water and sky. Their inspiration was my ‘Legend’ series.

I’m using acrylics and inks, and am about 3/4 way through at this point.

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I’m Back! – Updates June 2017

Hi all,
back from holiday, went to Peru for a couple of weeks, including a few days in the Amazon/Jungle, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and La Paz, Bolivia. INCREDIBLE trip, epic adventure!

Here is a short vid of updates. Ive been painting for a few days, showing latest work, mediums used and mentioning the fabulous brushes I bought last year, and now on my second set.


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PERU & BOLIVIA- art inspiration

I have just returned from 2 weeks in Peru, and 2 days in Bolivia. An epic adventure, non stop experiences, a visual feast, awesome people, not really adequate words available to describe the experience, or feeling one has whilst there. Vibrancy, depth, history, passion, sacred, ancient, connected, energy… it was a once in a lifetime journey, I will never forget.  Cant wait to start painting, and see what evolves.

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Beginning to End- Large Corporate Commission Video

The final video, from conception to install. A collation of some of the videos I took along the way, in the 4 and half months it took to complete this awesome project.

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LATEST WORKS

ALL ARTWORKS ARE ©Reina Cottier Art. All rights reserved.

Mermaid by Reina Cottier
Mixed Media Mermaid sitting on a rock, by New Zealand Artist Reina Cottier

ALL ARTWORK IS ©Reina Cottier Art 2019 ALL rights reserved

 

 

AUGUST 2017

June 29 2017
here are 3 paintings in ink I am currently working on, they are Peru inspired with mountains, flowers, jungle, moon, winged Goddess….. love the mysteriousness of the dark against the bright colours,  obsessed with inks at the moment. 🙂

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Here are some of my works,
featuring art I have created in the latter half of 2016- 2017.
I will be updating this page from time to time with works as they are created. 

Everything here has sold. If you are interested in my art, please contact me using the “Contact’ tab above, or go to ‘Buy Art’ above to see prints and other options.

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Third & Final Install- Seabed to Stars

Last week we made the trip to Auckland with the final 3 paintings to install.
Here’s a short look at the final painting, on level 3 of the stairwell.
I’ll have a longer, beginning to end vid coming soon.

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Time Lapse Demo of Detailing the Bird

Bird native 66
Native New Zealand Bird by Reina Cottier
Inks & acrylics on custom wood.

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Video Demo- A day in my studio

I video’s most of my days painting yesterday, edited it into a 10 minute ,easy to watch video, if you are interested in my process, then take a look 🙂