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Artopia | Corporate

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From Zero to Hero.  Within a couple of hours you can go from being a total beginner to completing two abstract artworks.  More experienced artists can learn more about this wonderful material - coldwax and oil. 


If you just want to try something new and have a fun get together in a non-judgmental environment, come along to Studio Toru, Eastbourne or to Khandallah, Wellington and I'm there with absolutely everything you need.   Eastbourne is a lovely venue with some great local cafes, and the beach within 5 mins walk  for when we have a break.


If you are planning your next Team Building/Strategic Away Day - you can come over to Studio Toru - or I'll come to your event. 

Select from Artopia or Corporate Workshops below & check out what people have to say.  To get an idea of how workshops run click here.  The price includes all quality materials and facilitators time.  It does not include your drinks/food.  No hidden costs.  Please get in touch if you are not sure, or have any questions.    Happy to have a chat. 

NB If you have a group of 6 - I'll come to your area.

Think you can't make art?   Think again

We can run Workshops in Wellington Suburbs if enough interest.   Get on the wait-list or you can book your own  private group.

"If you are looking for a great weekend or mid-week activity, then I highly recommend an Artopia session with Beth. I really enjoyed reconnecting with my "creative" side and Beth was a very knowledgeable and attentive art teacher. She is patient and takes the time to demonstrate techniques in a way that is easy to understand. Most importantly, Beth makes sure you have lots of fun!  I learned that there are no mistakes in art.  You allow your piece to unfold and take a life of its own.  I was very chuffed with my final works and felt a great sense of accomplishment!" 

— Fatumata Bah 

Cold Wax and Oil


 $185 per person | 2 - 2.5 hours 

All Quality Materials Provided

Come on your own, grab a couple of friends, or a bunch of people, come along to Studio Toru in Eastbourne or to Khandallah.  Any level of experience, from absolutely none, to beginner, to expert - I can help you complete 2 abstract artworks using oil and coldwax as the medium.

By following a process, you create work that is uniquely you.  No two results are ever the same.  

Class size is 4 in Khandallah or 6 in Studio Toru, nice and small.   I supply all the quality materials including aprons.  No running around getting your own supplies.


In a lovely, relaxing environment, workshops are usually are 2 - 2.5 hours with a short break to allow first layer to dry.  The price includes everything except your food/drinks.  No hidden costs.

You will walk away with art work ready to be put in a frame.


Sat 10 Aug          1.30pm - 4pm

Tues 27 Aug        6pm - 8.30pm

Sat 1 Oct             1.30pm - 4pm

OR get 3 - 4 people together and we can work out a date/time

3 - 4 people required for each Workshop to go ahead.

Please read cancellation policy.


Tues 13 Sept      5pm - 7.30pm

Sun 18 Sept       1.30pm - 4pm

6 people required for each Workshop to go ahead.

Please read cancellation policy.

Dates & times don't suit?

Ruohan Completed Works

"Your workshops are just so relaxing"

MEC Team Away Day
MEC Team Away Day

Corporate Workshops

POA |  1 - 2.5 hours flexible to suit

Absolutely ideal for your next Team Building or Strategic Away Day.  Take time out to come along to Studio Toru in Eastbourne, or I will come to your venue. 

The benefits of creativity both on a personal level and in the workplace are many:

  • creative thinking helps to embrace challenges and people aren’t intimidated by the prospect of failure

  • high levels of concentration

  • creative minds play with information instead of just storing it. Instead of simply accepting ideas, they question them, build on them and apply them 

  • challenging conformity - so people can easily recognize when established practices could benefit from improvement

  • improves collaboration & helps value preparation

  • comfortable with ambiguity - so able to look for more than one solution to a problem

  • helps people become open to constructive criticism and assess their own work.  The feedback helps to improve their ideas and continue to learn

  • See how your colleagues respond to a different situation - learn something new about them

Get an idea of how the sessions run here.  I supply all quality materials including aprons.   Price is based on per session from 1 - 2.5 hours max - not number of people.  Includes materials, facilitators time and travel if required.  No hidden costs.

Everyone will walk away with art ready to be put in a frame.  

Just ask, if you prefer I come to your venue


"I hadn't done any art since college and honestly thought I didn't have a creative bone in my body.  Beth proved me wrong - in a good way"

— Rachel, Grad Policy Advisor

Fatumata finished artworks

“the abstract art workshop was a great experience, well taught and facilitated by Beth. It was a great way to disconnect from our busy schedules and indulge and explore our creativity"

— Ruohan

Senior Policy Analyst

'"I could not believe I achieved that result - & nor could my family!"

— Fred

Policy Advisor


“such a welcome break & certainly a fun way to get out of your comfort zone.  Having an open mind in this creative exercise helped our thinking & I am sure helped us feel more confident in our abilities.  Loved every minute & wished it was for longer”

— Gaia

 Policy Analyst

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