Art Gallery and Art workshop space at Ki Te Moana accommodation in the Catlins

Workshops & Art Gallery

Workshops & Art Gallery

Art Gallery and Art workshop space at Ki Te Moana accommodation in the Catlins

The artists

Whether you are staying with us or not, we love welcoming other artists and enthusiasts to browse our art gallery and join workshops and craft courses. We offer customisable arts and crafts workshops to people of all levels and ages.

Norman is an accomplished painter and is often found capturing landscapes or adding to the sculpture garden. He is also a musician and enjoys entertaining guests in the evenings with a mix of easy listening, jazz, rock n roll and country music. Thelma is a qualified art tutor, a potter, weaver, painter and passionate cook. She can be found most days tending to the garden and growing her own produce.

Artistic sculpture near Surat Bay Beach
Ceramics workshop at To The Sea B&B, Owaka, NZ
On the pottery wheel at Ki Te Moana B&B during a pottery workshop
Pottery Studio near Owaka, The Catlins
Pottery workshop at Ki Te Moana, To The Sea B&B, The Catlins
Hand made pottery at Ki Te Moana accommodation and gallery
Hand made pottery at Ki Te Moana accommodation and gallery
Art workshop in Owaka, accommodation in the Catlins
Painting workshops at Ki Te Moana accommodation in the Catlins
Art painting workshops at To The Sea accommodation in the Catlins

Arts and crafts workshops

Watercolour Painting Workshop

This workshop covers tuition on painting – how to start, finish and all the hard bits in between. The course is open to people of all levels and will be tailored to your requirements.

Your teacher, Norman, is a professional artist specialised in New Zealand landscape and High Country farms. He teaches art to people of all levels all over New Zealand and sells paintings around the world.

On completion of the workshop you can take home your finished painting.

Duration: 1-day or 5-day workshops available
Price: from $180 per person

Pottery and Ceramics Workshop

This hands-on workshop is fit for all levels and will teach you the techniques needed to make plates, bowls, mugs and/or bottles. Learn the skills of wedging, centering, throwing and turning the clay. During the longer courses with weather and time permitting, you can experience firing, decorating and glazing.

Your teacher, Thelma, has a tertiary degree in teaching art and owned and operated the Dunedin Craft Centre for 14 years. She continues to make and sell her work from her pottery studio.

Duration: from 2-hour taster courses to 7-day workshops
Price: from $100 per person

Needle Felting

Learn how to create small intricate objects and combine colours through needle felting techniques in a short course. A longer workshop allows you to learn the techniques as well as conceptualise and present your artwork.

Thelma is a professional artist specialised in a range of craft skills. Working with needle felting she is experienced both with functional objects as well as sculptures that she exhibited across New Zealand.

Duration: from 2-hour sessions to 3-day workshops
Price: from $100 per person

Short Courses

As trained artists and teachers we offer a range of short artistic courses for people of all levels:

  • Coptic book binding
  • Pottery
  • Traditional weaving
  • Needle felting

These craft courses can all be learned whether you are staying with us at Ki Te Moana, or just passing through the Catlins and have a few hours to spare.

Duration: 2 hours
Price: $100 per person

The workshops are suitable for individuals or groups of all levels and can be tailored to suit your needs. Please call or email to discuss details, duration and pricing – bookings are essential.

For just booking the accommodation however, you can book our rooms directly online.