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Art Camp New Zealand 2020

 Art Camp was an amazing weekend away with everything we all love - making awesome stuff, meeting awesome new friends, hanging out with your crafty heroes, eating delicious treats, getting inspired and SO MUCH MORE!

Art Camp NZ 2020 took place from 21st - 23rd of February, 2020. Check out the line-up below.

PLUS all our Art Campers took home an incredible goodie bag featuring products from our amazing sponsors - frankie Magazine, Obus Clothing, nil Products, Love Tea, Fair & Square Soap, Pepa Stationery, Wild Fennel CoWhittaker's Chocolate, Living Light Candles plus more!


Shibori Dyeing with Home-Work

We are going to take you to BLUE HEAVEN in this Shibori dyeing workshop. You will learn all the basics plus some special tips and tricks to create your own indigo masterpieces! Creative duo Lara Davies & Jess Wright have been working as textile designers and screen printing teachers all over the world for the past decade. In 2018, the pair published the popular how-to screen printing book Print Play with Hardie Grant. Home-Work are known for their fun, inclusive and inspiring workshops and events. As well as workshops, Home-Work have delivered and marketed numerous craft markets, exhibitions, design collaborations and corporate events. Art Camp NZ follows the wildly popular sold out event, Art Camp 2019. We think this Art Camp will be even better!

Punch Needle Art with Evie Kemp

Learn the basics of the addictive art of punch needle, a form of traditional rug making, or giant embroidery - depending on how you look at it! We’ll be designing and making our own “punched” patches, perfect for putting on a jacket, cushion or tote. You’ll get everything you need to get (and keep) making, as well as all the skills, tips and tricks you need. Punch needle is a beautifully textural and limitless art form, kind of like painting with wool! Evie is an Auckland based designer and artist with a passion for textiles. She uses rug hooking techniques in non-traditional ways across her artworks and homewares.

Evie is a legendary Auckland based designer and artist with a passion for textiles. Her work branches across the areas of art, design, styling, interiors, fashion and lifestyle, bringing fresh and exciting ideas to life with her distinctive style and approach.Combining skills in traditional production with a passion for communicating and social media, Evie's projects are unexpected and unforgettable. She regularly works both independently, and with brands, to create something completely different - from textile design, prop making and sourcing, interior design and styling, to content creation and communication. Evie is known for her non-traditional rug hooking techniques in her artworks and homewares.

Creative Stitching with Fleur Woods

During our creative stitching workshop sessions Fleur will share her favourite stitches & techniques for representing florals and using embroidery as a creative mark making tool. You'll get a hoop, needle, linen & threads to be able to continue stitching at camp & beyond. Fleur Woods is a contemporary stitch artist based in Upper Moutere, New Zealand. Her work is represented by Greenhouse Interiors in Australia and collected around the world. Described as 'stitched paintings' this unique combination of painted linen, illustration & stitch celebrates flora. Fleur comes to embroidery as a mixed media artist, developing her authentic process through years of experimentation in the studio. Over the past 3 years she's been sharing her process around NZ & Australia in sold out workshops. When you participate in one of Fleur's stitching workshops you get access to all of her best tips & tricks, her favourite tools and so much support to set your creativity free. We can't wait to see Fleur's magic in action!

Design Identity & Branding with Rose Miller from Mooma

Rose Miller, the wiz behind iconic NZ online treasure trove Mooma Land, explores why creating your own authentic design and brand identity is so vital. Rose will take us step by step through the branding process as well as answering all the questions you've been dying to ask her about business, design, marketing and lots more! You will walk away with a moodboard targeted to your design identity and a plan for online domination! This is an exclusive opportunity to learn the secret tips and tricks of this online design legend.

After a long career as a graphic designer, Rose and her partner now run their creative businesses from their turn-of the-century cottage in central Wellington, NZ. Dave is an exhibiting artist, and Rose is a graphic designer and owner of iconic online store Mooma. When she’s not sending out orders or whizzing up new brands, she’s tending to her sourdough starter and hunting for new vinyl for her record collection.

Illustration & Empathy with Ruby Jones aka @rubyallicerose

 Wellington-based illustrator and writer, Ruby Jones, hit the international stage when her beautiful image of compassion became a symbol of hope to so many following the Christchurch tragedy. In this workshop, Ruby will take you through her illustration process and explore how we can all inject more empathy and connection to our own art practices.

Ruby Jones is a Wellington-based artist and writer whose messages of hope and kindness captured the zeitgeist and gained worldwide attention after the March 2019 Christchurch terrorist attacks, when she shared her illustration featuring two women embracing, penned with the words ‘This is your home and you should have been safe here.’ A few days on from the attacks, Ruby was asked to illustrate a cover for Time Magazine. Since then, her work has been shared widely and has appeared online with Buzzfeed, i-D, Vogue, Marie Claire and Nadia magazine.She has recently released her first book, "All of This is for You" published by Penguin Books.

Art Camp Kitchen by Sweet & Savage

We are welcoming our dream chef, Rachel Savage, back for her second Art Camp! Rachel wowed all the campers at our first Art Camp so we are thrilled she'll be joining us for Art Camp NZ. Food genius Rachel Savage has been creating mouth-watering, instagramma­ble delicacies for years! Her photogenic treats have been featured in countless magazines. Rachel is inspired by beauty, classic flavours and what's currently growing in the garden. Based on a beautiful farm on the coast of New Zealand, Rachel won't have to travel far to feed us!


Where is Art Camp NZ?

Wainui Park Camp is located at 95 Wainui Valley Road on the gorgeous Banks Peninsula on the South Island of New Zealand.

The camp is a picturesque 80 minute drive from Christchurch airport and just a 20 minute drive from the centre of Akaroa. There is plenty of onsite parking at camp.

There are several bus services that operate between Christchurch and Akaroa - look them up here.

If you are struggling to find transportation, let us know and we'll try to help!

Art Camp 2020 is a safe, inspiring and inclusive space. ANYONE over the age of 18 is warmly welcomed to attend Art Camp. Most our camp venues are wheelchair accessible,  if you require any other accommodations please contact us.

We are SO excited to meet you!

Our camper are going to be well fed with all food and drinks provided. You can expect breathtaking breakfasts, luscious lunches, delectable dinners and scrumptious snacks!

Our wonderful Art Camp Head Chef can cater to any food allergies or intolerances you may have. After you have booked your spot we'll send you a form to fill in so you can give us all the relevant info to make your meals perfecto!

Obviously we'd love for you to be at Art Camp for the whole weekend but we completely understand that sometimes things come up - no problemo! We aren't able to offer discounted tickets for only one night but please let us know if you're going to miss any sessions.

We're going to let you into a little secret - lots of artists and designers CAN'T DRAW. Yup, it's true. At Art Camp we're going to take you through our step-by-step design process that is completely fool proof. You're going to be amazed at the amount of awesome designs you'll be churning out by the end of the weekend!

There is plenty of free on site parking at all Art Camps.

Ugh, we totally get it. It can be completely intimidating to rock up to a weekend with a bunch of total strangers. The good news is - we are SO excited to meet you and hang out with you. All of our welcoming activities are designed for us to relax and get to know each other - we are going to be besties in no time! Also, many of our campers are going to be solo so you are bound to meet some crafty soulmates - we're so excited!  

Our website currently offer a lay-by option at the checkout. If you need to pay for Art Camp 2020 in other instalments just email us at and we'll work something out!

Most of our workshops are suitable to be held inside so even if it's raining we can all snuggle up indoors and get our craft on - yay!

Sleeping arrangements are shared, however we will *try* to make sure each person will have an entire bunk to themselves so you don't have to fight anyone for the top bunk. It all depends on how many campers are attending! Art Camp is all about getting out of your comfort zone and embracing adventures and you will actually spend very little time in your room - our timetable is pretty packed! If you are coming with a mate or 3 and want to share a room or adjoining rooms please let us know and we will of course make it happen!

Art Camp Aus officially begins at 6pm on Friday We understand that some campers will be rocking up after 6pm so don't worry if you're late, there will be plenty of drinks and food waiting for you whenever you arrive!

We recommend packing for all kinds of weather. During the weekend you will want to wear comfy clothes that you can get creative in and still feel fantastic. Remember you will be doing some messy activities, some yoga, a bit of walking etc. Please bring your own pillow! Once you book your ticket we will also send you an "Art Camp" Guide with a "To Pack" list to help you :)

We can't give you an exact number but it will be between 20 -50 campers! At Art Camp 2019 we had just over 40 campers.

To discuss if your Art Camp venue is wheelchair accessible please contact us.

If you are unable to attend the weekend you are welcome to send a friend in your place - please let us know as soon as possible! We are not able to offer refunds.

In the very unlikely event that we don't get enough campers then you will receive a full refund and a voucher to attend a future Home-Work workshop. We promise to give you at least two weeks notice!

Stay tuned - we have big plans to take Art Camp across the globe! If you'd like us to come to a place near you then get in touch and we'll try to make something happen asap!

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