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Treat yourself to a fabulous getaway weekend with a difference. Limited to only 2 participants, we have the property all to ourselves. Arrive Saturday morning to a morning tea, settle in, then after lunch we begin our book making project. 

The weekend is fully catered, with plenty of time for both the workshop and the opportunity to just chill out and relax. My studio is well stocked with a variety of good quality art materials and resources, and dotted throughout the house are various small projects you can just pick up and play with in your own time, such as stitching, knitting or found object sculpture. 

In the book making  workshop we explore creativity using acrylic paints, drawing materials, paint pens, inks and lino cut print making. We then make the front and back covers and put the book together using the coptic stitch method. You will make a unique A4 sized art journal to take with you, these are fantastic for personal use and also make great gifts.  

I provide aprons but can't guarantee you wont get paint on your clothing, so bring some old clothes or something you won't mind getting paint on.

The package price of $295 includes  one nights accommodation with dinner, breakfast, morning and afternoon teas, and two lunches. The food is very good and special dietary needs are catered for. The price also includes all art materials and supplies.


I live with a beautiful and very friendly German Shepherd dog, his name is Shadow, and he is also on site during retreats but is not given the run of the property while I have guests. However, if you love dogs, he is always available for a bit of a smooch. 

These workshops are available most weekends, starting at 9:30 on Saturday and finishing at 3pm on Sunday. Numbers are limited to 2 people per retreat, so be quick to book your space and click here.

Women's Retreat and Workshop

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"I absolutely loved the art process. In the past I have experimented a little bit with art, but have never felt that I was able to get into the flow of just having fun and seeing what comes. It has always been stressful and frustrating. But with all the beautiful range of different materials supplied, coupled with Debs easy going encouraging approach, I was able to relax and have some fun with it. The bonus is I really LOVE the piece of art I created!" KS, Auckland

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