Creative Matakana Incorporated is a not-for-profit society formed to organise Creative Matakana workshops. If surplus funds become available, they'll be used to support the arts within the Matakana area and to provide grants and subsidies for arts projects.

General info

The 2019 week of workshops ran from Saturday May 4 to Saturday May 11, 2019.

Most classes will run from Monday to Friday, with times depending on the class activities. The exception is our ‘Making a Windsor chair’ course, which is seven days and runs from Saturday May 4 to Friday May 10.

Most classes will start around 10am and finish between 3-5pm. There will also be a selection of one to three-day workshops available with dates as listed on our course info page.

Tea, coffee and home baking will be provided and local lunch suggestions will be available at a reasonable price.

Bookings for courses opened on January 14, 2019.

Creative Matakana will host a welcome function on Sunday May 5, 2019 at the Vivian Gallery, 39 Omaha Valley Road, Matakana, from 5pm-6.30pm where participants will receive their registration information and meet their tutors.

The Vivian Gallery in Omaha Valley Road.

The Vivian Gallery in Omaha Valley Road.

course info


Course fees are noted with the information under '2019 Courses' and include GST. Some may have an included charge for materials, and you may need to bring tools from home for others. You’ll receive all information about this when you book.

Course cancellation

The organisers retain the right to cancel courses, and, in the event of cancellation, they would refund the fees in full. Notification of cancellations will be made by April 7.

If you cancel before April 5, we will refund your fees less an administration cost of $30.00. We will not refund fees for cancellations after this date except in special circumstances. You must make your application in writing.

social events

Class participants and tutors are invited to gather after classes every evening at The Vintry wine bar in the Matakana Cinemas complex – an opportunity to meet those on other courses.

On Thursday May 9, an optional special dinner will be offered at a local restaurant – The Farmer’s Daughter in Omaha.

Various other events will be offered, too - see 'Events' under '2019 Courses'.