I was lucky enough to take advantage to an exciting new Tour that is new to Queenstown this week. Art Adventures is run by Alice Blackley.;A passionate, warm & friendly host & artist who made us all feel so welcome & comfortable from the beginning.
We were picked up from the Kent Street apartments in a deluxe VW van & taken to a “secret location”. We were given our goodie bags for the day and Alice filled us in on the agenda for the morning.
In the goodie bags we found a bottle of mineral water, the most beautiful Moleskin water colour & sketching notebook & a pencil case filled with all the items necessary to create our masterpieces for the day. The products are top of the range & easy to use. The colours selected reflect the time of season we’re currently sketching in.
Given the activity is an outdoor adventure Alice needs to take all sorts of things into consideration from weather to location of facilities for her guests. Today’s site was to be at Jacks Point.
There we met with our Tutor for the day; Megan Huffadine was our expert Tutor. I was immediately worried I was going to make a fool of myself with my lack of artistic ability. But, I had no need to worry. Megan & Alice are far from pretentious. It’s all about showing you what you can do and having fun while doing it. We were all surprised by our own creations!
Megan kept the morning flowing with lots of different instructions that were incredibly easy & fun to follow. A delicious morning tea was served at the Jack’s Point Club house. Followed by another 2 sketching locations.
Such a different way to spend some time outdoors. And lets face it. Everywhere you turn in Queenstown you see incredible landscapes just waiting to be painted /watercoloured or sketched in every direction.
Art Adventures have a range of Tours to suit your artistic desires and will cater to whatever medium you request. There’s also a Gallery tour option available where you get the unique opportunity to visit a local gallery and meet the artists in their own workspace. The day usually ends at Eichardts sipping of a glass of wine. I couldn’t think of a nicer way to spend the day!
Enjoy, create & be surprised by your own abilities. Please let us know should you require any more information on this company.