WANAKA : Saturday 18th May

Saturday 18th May 2024
10.30am – 3.30pm
The Oasis Lodge, 79 Riverbank road, Wanaka

Take a friend offer:
Buy one ticket + receive 50% off your second ticket
= Less than $225 each
 Use CODE 50OFFGUEST at checkout

$295 Standard
$255 Earlybird (ends Sunday 5th May at Midnight)

Pricing includes welcome cacao, vegetarian lunch and all materials.

Immerse yourself in a wellness watercolour art experience at the Oasis lodge, Wanaka. Situated in a tranquil rural setting by the river, just five minutes from Wanaka.
Feel an instant sense of tranquility and peace within yourself as soon as you arrive at this retreat style workshop. This will only continue to expand as I take you on a creative journey for the day.
You'll learn how to trust your creativity, release emotion and create intuitive abstract watercolour paintings.

You will be surprised and thrilled to be taught as well as experience the tools that I use to get into a creative flow. I will teach you that you don’t need to wait until inspiration shows up but rather that you can manifest creativity through regulating yourself with calming and soothing practices such as meditation or a mindful garden walk and connection with self through intuitive drawing and watercolour play. 

You will be taken on an art experience that sees you feel filled with clarity and inspiration to create abstract watercolour landscapes under my calm guidance.

If you feel apprehensive about creating in watercolour I will show you how to let go of that fear by connecting to yourself first. Then your creativity will shine.

If you feel excited and inspired to create but simply don’t know how the watercolour process works, I will show you how to capture that passion and channel it into trusting that you might make mistakes but that it is all part of the process and that surrendering to that mistake is where your magic starts to unfold in a painting.
You will take home 1 - 2 finished abstract watercolour paintings. Some people create a lot more, some are happy to finish just one. The day is entirely for you to experience your own level of creativity. It is a truly special day.

SCHEDULE: (*weather dependant and subject to change)

10:30am: Welcome and cacao hot drink and biscuit
Introduction – my art and background
Meditation // or walk to the river*
Line drawing + laughter
Art demo
Dancing, shaking and silliness
Painting – 1 hour
1pm: Lunch + connection – 1 hour
Talk – overcoming failure 
Painting – 1 hour
3:30pm: End


Nourishing vegetarian lunch, snacks, hot drinks and refreshments.
All materials provided.


A sense of openness to learn and to connect
Your own water bottle (to stay hydrated!)
A image of your favourite landscape or sunset/sunrise (optional)
A notebook (optional)
Anyone seeking a creative, inclusive art experience
A beginner artist with no or very little experience in watercolours
An artist established in another area but wishing to explore a different medium and to learn tools for channeling creativity.
Ages 15 and above.


Payment plans available.
Please email me direct to set this up and secure your place in the workshop now - sophie@sophiemelville.com


Cancel within 7 days of workshop and no refund is given.
Cancel up to 7 days before the workshop and receive a full refund.

Take a friend offer:
Buy one ticket + receive 50% off your second ticket
= Less than $225 each
 Use CODE 50OFFGUEST at checkout