Come and get creative with us in Matakana
CREATIVE MATAKANA 2018 IS OVER...
but 2019 tutors are NOW being confirmed!
2018 classes were universally raved about. You can still see the range of courses and events we offered – enjoy browsing for now and do check out some of the photographic evidence on our Gallery pages.
2019 classes are looking fantastic however! Information will be online by the end of October. For updates on our 2019 workshops and events, follow us on Facebook (feel free to invite your friends to like it as well!) or email us with any queries.
Matakana Village, less than an hour north of Auckland, is well known for its Saturday farmers markets, its beaches and vineyards. Creative and innovative people live here: artists and musicians, artisan food producers and winemakers.
There are exceptional food and wine options, a wide range of vintage shops, boutiques and galleries, and a beautiful coastline with walks and regional parks to explore.
In this environment, we offer a five-day programme of creative courses held in May each year, with shorter workshops also available. Participants learn from talented tutors, exchange ideas and techniques, meet people with diverse interests, and discover Matakana and its beautiful surroundings. A range of events are scheduled too, including welcome and finale functions, dinners, open artist's studios, and inspiring conversations.
PS: A big thank you...
We're extremely grateful to the local companies below who helped us out in 2018.
They've been exceptionally generous in providing food, drink, venues and time,
and we'd love you to know how great they are.