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Address: 2 Stewart Street | Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 3678
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   Tour with Art Adventures and discover the essence of New...

   Tour with Art Adventures and discover the essence of New Zealand art by visiting artist studios', regional dealer galleries, lunching at local vineyards, and taste award wining wines.Discover your creativity in spectacular scenery while our professional tutors guide you in your own masterpiece. We provide everything and the materials are yours to keep. With Art Adventures everyday is different.

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First rate art guide for Queenstown, NZ Area

Alice Blackley will drive you all over Queenstown, Frankton and Arrowtown, New Zealand to show you the art galleries and take you into artist's homes, garages, studios where the... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2015
cosmo144
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Norwalk, Connecticut

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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322 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2015

Alice Blackley will drive you all over Queenstown, Frankton and Arrowtown, New Zealand to show you the art galleries and take you into artist's homes, garages, studios where the artists will discuss their works. New Zealand has a number of outstanding artists working in all forms. Alice also takes folks out into the landscape for sketching courses, but given my... More 

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Armidale, Australia
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

I was part of a group of non-artists who had a 4hour trip with Alice. We saw an amazing variety of artworks, some in downtown galleries, some in the artist's studios with the bonus of some beautiful scenery on the way between venues. At each gallery the artist or manager explained the art and Alice, as an artist herself, was... More 

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Silver Spring, MD
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8 reviews
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We had a wonderful time touring Queenstown galleries with Alice. We learned so many new and interesting facts about contemporary art and saw a wide variety of work in different media that was inspiring. We read about this in the Washington Post and were very glad we had this adventure. We purchased an incredible textile art piece from Sue Wademan... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2013

My friend and I completed a half day sketching excursion with Art Adventures. It was an amazing experience and we couldn't have had a better day out. Megan was so friendly and a great host and tutor - she gave us her undivided attention and we learnt so much. We were really inspired by the things we learnt and have... More 

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Reviewed 16 March 2013

I've never drawn or painted before but it has been the best way to start ! Now I see the landscape with a new eye, and i really want to keep up sketching and to learn more about drawing and painting. Thank you !!

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2013

I was a little apprehensive about booking a day out sketching as I am very much a beginner (not having done very much art since secondary school), but I was looking to learn some new skills and how to use a view finder so I could practice sketching on my next holiday, and generally improve how I depict on paper... More 

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ArtAdventuresnz, Owner at Art Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review! I am thrilled you enjoyed yourself, please keep up the sketching. I would love a photo of some new sketches in the future to see how you are improving ....thanks again and all the best. Alice More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2013

A brilliant and memorable 1/2 day in Queenstown. My husband and I did this together and it was simply a delight to spend quality time focussing on the beauty, colours and forms of the stunning Queenstown landscape. Megan is a fabulous tutor. Her instruction was beautifully pitched and perfect for both novice and experienced sketchers. I was most impressed by... More 

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ArtAdventuresnz, Owner at Art Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review we really appreciate it there has been a big gap since the last one so it looks as though we are still in business! speak soon xx More 

Broome, Australia
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2012

The thought of 2 days on a painting course( I have trouble with straight lines and stick figures!)wasn't my ideal start to our NZ holidays but my wife was keen so i thought why not give it a try. Alice proved to be a wonderful teacher - extremely skillful but also relaxed and at all times ensuring we enjoyed our... More 

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ArtAdventuresnz, Owner at Art Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you so much for giving me a review it means such a lot to me at this stage. I will be in touch in the New Year re joining you both to draw in the Bungle Bungles, speak soon. Happy New Year! Alice More 

Kimberley WA
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2012

My husband and I really enjoyed our two days with Alice. We were both brand new to pastels but ended up creating a few pieces that really surprised us. Alice is a skilled teacher-she guides without being overbearing. She allows a person to experiment without feeling self-conscious. It was challenging and relaxing at the same time. I have continued to... More 

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ArtAdventuresnz, Owner at Art Adventures, responded to this review

Nancy Thank you for your review, it is good to get feedback on my teaching. Maurice sent me a picture of stones that you did at Stewart - I was really impressed, well done! I will be in touch re coming out your way soon, once the new calendar is pinned up on the wall. Thank you once again and... More 

Ranfurly, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 1 October 2012

I have tried a lot of different visitor experiences but this was one of the most interesting, inspirational and fun. And I am so keen to take my sketch book (moleskin) with me on my travels from now on. Alice and Megan picked us up and whisked us to the picturesque town of St Bathans where we commenced our art... More 

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ArtAdventuresnz, Owner at Art Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I felt humbled that you - being such an accomplished artist yourself, had the ability to open up and take on board others advise. I was really impressed that you came along and gave us 'a go'. Not many artists of your ability would be as open and willing as you, I think it says... More 

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