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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.

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

3/ Workshop/Retreat over 2-3 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.
You will have the use of a spa pool all year round, and swimming pool in summer.
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 -Highly recommend if clear skies.
-Walk to Catherdral Cove or
-Cathdral Cove & Hahei Boat Explorer Tour
-Lost Springs (Thermal Hot pools Whitianga)
-Jet Ski Safari – Whitianga

(TESTIMONIALS AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE)

 

PRICING
For more information regarding workshops & retreats & costs,  please use the Contact form below, (scroll down) and we can discuss your needs. Thank you.

 

 

Social Media & Making Art a Business workshops by 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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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 🙂

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Install: Painting 2- New Zealand Native Art

The second very large painting, (of three) has now been installed. A diptych (2 panels, each panel is 2.4m x 1m, so entire painting is 2.4m x 2m)) of New Zealand native plants and our native bird the Tui. This is on the second level of a 3 storey office block, in the internal stairwell.

 

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Install: Painting 1- New Zealand Native Art- ‘Seabed’.

The first painting, of three, (2.4m x 1m) has now been installed on level one of the internal stairwell of the office block.

For those of you tha dont know, I got a contract to paint 6 panels, each 2.4m x 1m for the internal stairwell of a major city office block, the external wall being glass so will be able to be seen from the road.  It is all based around native New Zealand (where I live) so the lower level is seabed, the middle is native forest/bush and the upper will be NZ skies. First panel now complete. The next one is a diptych. and the final is a triptych.

Couldn’t be happier .

 

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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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Painting Paua / Abalone 

Cropped piece of large wall mural of NZ Seabed.

This was a real challenge. The perfectionist in me needed this to be exactly right, the feel of it, the colours everything had to be exactly as I sensed it should be and I was settling for nothing less. I painted over it three times completely wiping it out and starting again , before I manage to finally get on a roll that felt on the right track.

Relief! That is the feeling when everything else Floyd so easily with this painting and this is completely stopped me in my tracks. The end result I am thrilled with and it sits perfectly and balance with the rest of the painting. 

©Reina Cottier Art

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Whale/Tohora Finished.

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Have completed this commission. It has been shipped to its owner in Australia.
My best whale yet I think 🙂

©Reina Cottier Art.

 

“Doing it my way, doing it with flair”

 

 

hi all, Just a quick post, here is the link to a fab piece written about me & my arty endeavours. Also mentions a very large project coming up that I am in the middle of sorting…..

Feature Article on Reina Cottier in ‘Coromandel Goodness”

New Works! – Falcon, Whale Tail, Peacocks.

I barely know where to start…. after having 6 weeks of no creativity thru end of December and January 2016 (kids on summer school holidays here in New Zealand), I have thrown myself back into it with a vengeance and so much stored up creative ideas, its like I cant stop and nor do i want to!

So this year has been about breaking thru some boundaries I was starting to get stuck in with my art last year. I still LOVE my precise detailing and fine lines, but I needed and wanted to do something alot freer and alot faster, so im having day on, day off with commissions (precise detailing taking alot of focus and time) and this new technique i hahve literally thrown myself into. Fast, no thinking, mixed media, ink, stencils, sticks, scrapers, acrylic, enamel spray and anything else i can get my hands on…. layers and layers of detail, to then use it for inspo to pick out something, in this case peacocks. 🙂
This first one is in progress, still have some to do, but its pretty much there,… totally LOVED these, they satisfied the aspect of me that is messy, uncontrolled, i even used my left hand (I am right handed) for some of it to make sure it was naive and not contrived in anyway.

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Peacock 5

 

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The Peacock 2

 

In progress:
This  is a Karearea (New Zealand Falcon, native bird of NZ), this is the second one i have painted, REALLY love the powerful energy that comes thru with these glorious birds.

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and i started this whale tail yesterday… been wanting to do one for about a year, and finally felt an uncontrollable urge. wp 3

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

For more on what im up to on a daily bases, come and visit me on my FB page,  www.facebook.com/reinacottierart  id love to chat.

Cover of The New Zealand Artist Magazine!- Reina Cottier

So happy to be telling you all that not only was I given a four page spread with 12 images and a fantastic write up….
…. but also, my owl painting, ‘Guardian’,  was also featured on the COVER of The New Zealand Artist Magazine!

(EDIT: I have since been told that this issue was their biggest selling magazine to date!)

4 page spread Reina Cottier Art

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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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Firefly, Feline, Butterfly & Bird

I was commissioned to do 2 paintings, one of something with a firefly in it, and one with a feline theme.

Below are the finished pieces, owner is very happy 🙂

firefly final©Reina Cottier Art 2014 feline final©Reina Cottier Art 2014

This Butterfly was something light and fun I did as a ‘fill in’ with all my Xmas commissions. I find I need a break from the commissions all the time, so I stay fresh and inspired. butterfly final

©Reina Cottier Art 2015.

This is a cropped piece of a Tui bird tail (Native bird of New Zealand), I have painted 3 of these birds now and I always start with the tail and complete that first, then I build the rest of the painting around it. I will post the whole three complete soon.

tui tail in progress

©Reina Cottier Art 2014