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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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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 Guidance Cards BUY here

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©Reina Cottier Guidance Cards

40 Inspirational, guidance cards,
with Reina Cottier’s original designs, and uplifting words or support & guidance.
Included is a leaflet with a brief explaination, extended meaning,  of each card in more detail.
Cards come in a grey velvet drawstring pouch. 

From Reina:
“You are about to experience the energy of my art with guiding & inspirational words.

This deck was created intuitively, both the art & the words came ‘in the moment’
with very little alteration or editing.
Left ‘raw’ I felt they had a power that was more pure
than if I reworked & thought about it too much. “

 

BUY GUIDANCE CARDS HERE

 

 

3  options:
One shipped to NZ, one to Australia, and the last one to Usa/Canada/UK/ Europe.

 

GUIDANCE CARDS shipped within NZ. Price INCLUDES postage

40 Reina Cottier Art Guidance cards. Cost includes shipping

NZ$45.00

 

Guidance Cards shipped to Australia in AU$. (Cost INCL postage.)

40 Reina Cottier Art Guidance Cards

A$48.00

 

GUIDANCE CARDS shipped to USA / CANADA/ UK/ EUROPE in US$ (cost INCL postage)

Price & shipping in US$ Reina Cottier Art images on 40 cards with uplifting, inspirational words.

$39.00

THESE CARDS AND ALL IMAGES ARE COPYRIGHT ©Reina Cottier Art 2018. ALL rights reserved.

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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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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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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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Time Lapse Demo of Detailing the Bird

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

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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. 

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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.

 

Colour In Your Life TV Series filming me

EDIT Feb 23 2017:
here is the link its just aired yesterday:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsFmbCjuzgM&t=197s

 
Tomorrow I have the Colour in Your Life film crew here from Australia, to shoot for my episode. These videos are shown on over 26 TV channels around the world.
A days filming. I’ll be demo-ing my art process and talking about my journey and the way I work. I think it’s going to be an awesome day.
I’ll post a link once it goes to air.

About Colour In Your Life

Vision: To build a library of the minds of artists; to preserve a digital record of creative spirit, culture and techniques for future generations.

Put Some Colour In Your Life, or Colour In Your Life, is a television series created by Master Artist and CEO Graeme Stevenson. It began in the small town of Murwillumbah, just south of the NSW/QLD border in Australia, and from this incredibly artistic region has spread out to encompass the arts and artists of Australia, and the world.

The website, which runs in conjunction with the TV Series, was created in the hopes of building an Arts Hub for artists all around the world. Here, it is Graeme’s hope people can share their knowledge, display their work, and learn as much as possible from others. The episodes are also available for viewing, and it is here that Colour In Your Life hopes to create a library of the minds of Artists – a digital record of the many varied talents and techniques of artists that might otherwise have been lost when their time came. The website and television series offers investors, educators, students, teachers, and people all over the world the chance to have access to the enormous creative energy that is part of the minds of right-brained people. Art and what is does for our society is incredibly important to the spirit and souls of all that see it.

In 2011, after the crippling effects of the global financial crisis, it became apparent that people of Australia were no longer going out to buy or enjoy art. Over 50% of galleries across the country were closing, and it occured to Graeme, after working with The Fine Arts Showcase in America, that it was time to take art to a digital platform. Realising that the techniques and knowledge of great artists are often lost once the artist has passed on, Graeme concluded that a television show that captures artists in their studios, creating their pieces, could be utilised as a digital library. He coined the term ‘a library of the minds of artists’, and with this in mind, he made the decision to study Film at a TAFE in Murwillumbah, NSW. By the end of this course, Graeme had produced the first six episodes of the now nationally aired TV Series ‘Put Some Colour In Your Life’.

Put Some Colour In Your Life, often simply referred to as ‘Colour In Your Life’, was fostered in the Green Cauldron of the Northern Rivers, NSW, with much of our opening credits hoping to promote Mount Warning and the stunning landscape. With the largest concentration of artists in the country situated within the Northern Rivers region, the series had some incredible artists come on board in the first few months. It was also during this time that Graeme met and began working with videographer Sophia Stacey.

For approximately the first year, Colour In Your Life aired on paid television channels such as Brisbane 31 and Melbourne 31, gradually building a name for itself. In 2012, the show was nominated for two Logie awards, one being for ‘Best Host’, and the other ‘Best Light Entertainment Program’. In 2012, Colour In Your Life began to air nationally on the network TV 4Me, run by the company Brand New Media.

As time progressed, Graeme began to further develop the website to match the television series, wanting to offer artists around the world a communal place they could speak, share ideas and information, and enjoy the show. A ‘Facebook for Artists’, as it were. This was developed simultaneously with the Colour In Your Life Facebook page, and now both interact seamlessly in an effort to further promote the great artists of this country.

The series has since been picked up by free-to-air New Zealand, Sky TV, Foxtel Aurora 183, and Virgin Airways worldwide, and Graeme is in constant talks with agents in America, and other parties interested in the series across the world. Receiving frequent feedback from other countries such as America, Canada, Europe, Scotland, South America and the Philippines, Graeme perseveres knowing that his artistic message is reaching people around the globe.

It was during the middle of the year in 2012 that Graeme and the team were approached by the Junee Correctional Facility, about the amazing impact the show had had on the inmates and their rehabilitation. From this, the Junee Gaol Episode was filmed, in which Graeme and several of the Colour In Your Life Team went inside the prison to teach the inmates. After this incredible experience, Graeme realised that there were more people across the country that didn’t have access to their creative rightbrain, and he began the process of creating the Paint Your Life Foundation. This Foundation will one day be able to provide creative outlets for all manner of people unable to access it on their own, from the elderly in nursing homes, people or children suffering from disease or illness, and prison inmates.

At the conclusion of the Sixth Season in late 2013, with the one of a kind and never before attempted episode on ‘The Three Amigos‘, it was decided that Colour In Your Life would travel to New Zealand during its Seventh Season, to film some of the incredible artists in their beautiful country. It is Graeme’s hope, however, that Colour In Your Life will soon be able to travel to countries all over the world, filming artists in their studios and preserving that knowledge and craft for future generations.