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Artopia Retreat - Where Art Meets Tranquility

Suitable for non-artists and beginner levels

This is simply a relaxing, discovery weekend.   Combining a little bit of art with a bit of travel.   By the end of your stay, you walk away with 2 completed artworks in short, supported sessions - not at all serious.  

This really is more than just doing art.  It's an experience in our rustic and picturesque coastal village of Kakanui.   The two days provide a welcoming and relaxing environment that is perfect for any wanna-be artist looking to tap into their creative side.  You can stay in a delightful beachfront vacation home, which is perfect for those seeking a unique and cozy experience or your own personal studio accommodation on the waterfront in Oamaru.   On both days a Private Guided Tour is included, allowing you to explore the local area while experiencing the rich local creativity.

Take a look at the suggested itinerary below.

Day One 
Arrive Late afternoon/Evening


Day Two

Arrive Kakanui

Art and Tour

Travel to Kakanui – own arrangements

Settle into accommodation

Dinner in Oamaru – own cost

9am Breakfast

10am 2 Hours Art Workshop – Theory & Stage 1

Lunch at Whitestone Cheese Diner – own cost

1pm Tour via backroads to Waitaki Valley through to Kurow

7pm Dinner – own cost

Day Three
Depart Late Afternoon/Evening

Art and Tour

9am Breakfast

10am Tour Farmers Market & Harbour St, Oamaru

Lunch – own cost

1pm 2 Hours Art Workshop – Complete art

3pm Free time/beachwalk


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