Nature Inspired Xmas Gifts

Lockdown had some positive naturally creative outcomes for me.  Its all written up here

And now, I have made some prints and cards of my nature inspired watercolour paintings.

The cards are blank and are $40 for ten, including postage. You can order a mix or just the ones you want. Just drop me an email or message me @liana.stupples. They feature icons of the town I live in, Paekakariki. And the Pohutakawa, Harekeke and Kakariki have a nice red and green xmasy vibe.

You can check out my instagram to see some more of the art works, most of which are available as high quality prints from $20-50.





Liana’s Lounge Painting Show

In response to many requests Liana has stuck her recent watercolour paintings on her lounge walls and will be throwing open the doors at selected times (Please check below). Paintings are there to just look at or you can buy. (Just in time for christmas!) Cash or bank transfer only. You can also order prints and cards. This will be a Covid safe event with limited numbers inside, scanning in and masks required.
Wed 3 November 4-8pm
Thurs 4 November 4-8pm
Fri-Sun 5-7 November 11-7pm

more details about prints and cards for sale will be uploaded soon.

Life After Lockdown

Envirohub Bay of Plenty asked their community: “What social and environmental and social benefits have you loved about Lockdown?” and the people answered.  I worked with Envirohub to express the answers in a series of visuals that show  action we can take now to create social wellbeing – inspired by the best of lockdown.

Learn visual tools for non-artists!


Extraordinary Visual Thinking

A one day introduction to the power of visual tools for life and work

Tauranga, Christchurch, Wellington


“If you want greater confidence to make and draw without having to be an artist, this is the course for you”


Visual thinking is a fast track to clearer thinking, deeper engagement, better recall and so much more.  This one day course is for people who want to get started on working visually and come away with powerful easy to master tools

Participants will come away with:

  • Knowledge about the benefits of visual thinking
  • Greater confidence to make and draw without having to be an artist
  • Top techniques to work with 8 key elements of visual work:
  • Objects and positions
  • Lines and dots
  • Scale
  • Text
  • Shade and colour
  • Themes and Templates
  • Icons (build your own library of 50 icons!)
  • Characters (top tips to draw Easy Peasy People in your own style)
  • Tips and a chance to try (or buy) the best tools
  • Ideas for how to apply your new skills;
    • Idea for participative visuals when working as a group
    • Ideas for Sketch notes for yourself to record and recall
    • Ideas to clearly communicate with and engage others
  • Create your own course book and take it home to continue your practice
  • Have access to a coach and the community of course participants to continue your learning

[This course is designed to perfectly complement the Introduction to Extraordinary facilitation 1 day course]

Liana’s Graphic facilitation is “awe inspiring” (Facilitation client)

“You know you get the notes from meetings and they go straight in the drawer, but I put that picture you did up on the wall for all my team to see” (Facilitation participant)


Your Guide


Liana Stupples is a creative facilitator who works with organisations and communities for sustainable outcomes.  She specialises in bringing together the worlds of outdoor adventure, singing, making and drawing to tough environmental and social issues.  When she was young she didn’t think she could draw, now she uses drawing and other visual techniques to help her clients clarify, communicate, create and collaborate.  Liana is a fun and engaging teacher and has developed this introductory course to be suitable for anyone who is curious about visual thinking.

Tauranga- discounted course:

This course is in Tauranga’s Historic Village on 26 March from 9-4

It is run in conjunction with the Introduction to Extraordinary Facilitation on 25th March

Cost: Extra-ordinary Visual Thinking (1 day) only $125, or

Introduction to Extra-ordinary Facilitation and Visual Thinking (2 days)- $200

Register with SociaLink


Tickets Wellington CBD 15  May here



Christchurch CBD 30 April here