Come and get creative with us in Matakana 


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.

Optional social events are scheduled too, including welcome and finale functions, dinners, open artist's studios, and artist talks.

Class sizes are small and filling fast, so register early for this wonderful week in Matakana.


creative matakana course week is may 7–11, 2018.

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PS: A big thank you...

We're extremely grateful to the local companies below who have 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.

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