Need To Know

Welcome to Creative Matakana


Most classes will run from Monday to Friday, with times depending on the class activities. There will also be a selection of one to three-day workshops available.

Registrations will open on February 1 2018.

Creative Matakana will host a welcome function on Sunday, 6 May 2018 at the Vivian Gallery at 39 Omaha Valley Road, Matakana, from 5pm to 8pm.

Social activities

Class participants and tutors are invited to gather after classes every evening at The Vintry in the Matakana Cinemas complex—an opportunity to meet those on other courses.
On Thursday, 10 May, an optional dinner will be offered. Seating is limited so if interested, please book for the dinner when you register.

Course Fees

Course fees include GST, and some have an extra charge for materials.

Course Cancellations

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.


Tea and coffee will be provided and lunches will be available at a reasonable price. Order forms for lunches will be included in your registration.


There is a variety of accommodation available in the Matakana area. The following websites provide more detailed information on accommodation.

The  Matakana Coast Wine


Matakana Information

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