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 week of workshops runs from Monday 7-Friday 11 May, 2018.

Most classes will run from Monday to Friday, with times depending on the class activities. Most 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 and coffee will be provided and lunches will be available at a reasonable price. Order forms for lunches will be included with your registration information.

Registrations will open on January 8, 2018.

Creative Matakana will host a welcome function on Sunday, 6 May 2018 at the Vivian Gallery, 39 Omaha Valley Road, Matakana, from 5-8pm where participants will receive their registration information.

 The Vivian Gallery in Omaha Valley Road.

The Vivian Gallery in Omaha Valley Road.

course info


Course fees are noted with the information under '2018 Courses' and include GST. Some may have an included charge for materials, and you may need to bring tools from home for others.

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 7, 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, 10 May, an optional special dinner will be offered at a gorgeous local restaurant to be confirmed. Seating will be limited so if interested, please book for the dinner when you register.

Various other events will be offered, too - see 'Events' under '2018 Courses'.