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Reina Cottier Art -WORKSHOPS & RETREATS

 

 

Reina Cottier Art & Social Media Art Business Workshops & Retreats

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

(click below)

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.

I ALSO OFFER THIS AS A ONE ON ONE SKYPE SESSION.
(Please use the form below for costs) or CLICK HERE for more info

With almost 30 years of self employment (in 4 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.
(online Skype sessions available)

IDRAWO~1

(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 have had 2 Skype sessions with Reina now, on developing my art into a business. I have got so much out of it, I started knowing very little about the business side and how to market myself in an effective way. Reina showed me how to do this in a time and cost effective way.  I love how she is real about the struggles, gives relevent info according to where you are at because she has been there. It was easy, enjoyable and loved connecting with her. Thank you Reina!
Maia- Canada
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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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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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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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My ‘Colour In Your Life’ TV Show live!

 

‘My show, on Colour In Your Life, is now live on You Tube and on their website.

 

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Kiwiana, Silver Fern & Tui Bird

New Zealand has many native flora and fauna.
We are blessed with some of the most stunning native bush in the world.
We live between native bush and the sea, so I get to go bush walking when ever I want to.
I could load up 100 pics 🙂 of my walks if i wanted to, but i wont , (collective sigh of relief lol)…
here are 3 to show you where i get my inspiration from………

Mamaku 2

Mamaku 1

Mamaku 3

….to then paint things like this:
Silver Fern 1000 with sig

©Reina Cottier Art.  (Sold)

and, right outside my bedroom window in spring, are gorgous wee chaps like this Tui bird,
(another native of New Zealand),
talking away, clicking and singing with what sounds alot like a bell bird at times.
The stunning ‘metallic’ colours on this bird are mesmerising to me, these pics dont really show the deep gun metal grey, emerald greens and deep turquoises…the subtle nuances of them are what fascinate me, not a blaring vibrant “look at me” type thing, but more, an elegance, (esp with that ‘cloak’ of feathers around its nape), and a slight arrogance in a way. They are quite naturally tame, you can get within a metre or so when they are feeding and they dont mind at all.

Tui Collage

so here are 2 of my Tui paintings:

Tui 1 1000 with sig

©Reina Cottier Art (sold)

Tui 2 1000 with sig

©Reina Cottier Art (sold)

hope you enjoyed a taste of Kiwiana in this post.

As always, im rampantly active on FB if you want to chat there 🙂
(my FB link to the right of this post)

or email me: reinacottier@gmail.com

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latest work in progress…

April 10

©Reina Cottier Art 2015

this is a bit of something different from me.
mixed media for a start, decided to use some stuff i havent touched for a while so dragged out my old stencils, some spray enamel paints and some pastels.
Ive been reasonably ‘disciplined’ the last few months with the Mercury Bay Art Escape studio tour,
but now that that is over,
I  let myself just do what ever i wanted with no plan or thought, no agenda, nothing.
First of all a bright coloured background with all my favourite tones and shades,,,
and incredible urge, probably carrying on from my scared geometry pieces, to draw some circles, random placing, didnt matter as long as it felt ‘right’ when i looked at it….. then some stencils with spray paint….

Ive been working on it on and off for a few weeks now, and ONLY picking it up when i feel like i really want to do something on it, not because i need to, have to or because there is nothing else.
SO its had a dedicated purpose, its been unfocussed focus.

Sometimes i spend 2 hours on it, sometimes 5 mins and Ive had enough.
Its big, about 40″ x 36″, and i know, i do my best work on ‘big’. (not REALLY big tho…yikes, i had a commission the size of a dining room table once, it was like a workout everytime i worked on it, phew! lol!)

anyway… i dont know how close to ‘finished’ i am, might be tomorrow, might be in 6 months… will keep you posted. 🙂

find me on FB, im there and happy to chat…..
http://www.facebook.com/reinacottierart
or email:

reinacottier@gmail.com

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