I am happy to announce that Dare 2 Create a collaboration between Andy Skinner and I goes downunder to New Zealand in 2017! Special thanks to our sponsor DecoArt, Inc.


Registration is OPEN:  https://www.crafteventsnz.co.nz/creative-adventure-downunder-d7.html

 2017 Tutors – Andy Skinner and Tracy Weinzapfel

What else can we expect?

The Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre is just 15 minutes from both Auckland City and the airport and is set amongst 6.26 acres of parkland overlooking a saltwater lagoon. The Waipuna Hotel is a 4-star hotel with superb guest facilities and plenty of parking.

What’s the difference between Autumn Escape and Creative Adventure Downunder? Autumn Escape is primarily a cropping event with the option to take classes if you wish? Creative Adventure is all about classes, they are built into the package with more limited cropping time available.

What are the official hours of the retreat?

  • First class commences on Friday morning at 9am, with the day ending around 5.30pm.
  • Saturday classes start at 8.30am and run through to 6pm’ish. The evening is then yours to do as you wish? You may choose to go out to dinner or have a quicker in house meal then join others to crop together through to midnight?
  • Sunday morning we’re straight back into class at 9am and the event concludes at around 12:30pm.

What if we need product, tools or supplies? Do not despair! “The Shop” is on-site and opens at 8am on Friday morning and closes at 1pm on Sunday. We hold supplies of the essential items like tape runners, glue, trimmer blades and the like. We also offer extra product as used in classes where possible plus a whole lot of other up to the minute goodness! Paying is easy too, you can run a tab for the weekend, so you just pay once at the end! We accept cash, eftpos, Visa and Mastercard.

What’s included in the price? All classes including class kits with our talented tutors and catering during the weekend. Accommodation is NOT included.

What Catering is included? Friday and Saturday you get Morning Teas, Lunches and Afternoon Teas. On Sunday there is Morning Tea only. Breakfast and dinners are optional and added to your accommodation bill by the hotel, and does not form part of your registration.

Creative Adventure Downunder has quickly built a good reputation. We are really pleased to see so many people chosing to return year after year, thank you! This weekend is a memorable one that leaves you on a creative high!

Why not join us for Creative Adventure Downunder 2017?



Still yourself. Sit still. Sit still in the quiet…where the only sound is your breath and the beat of your heart and maybe the wind in the trees. Get still and be still…slow down and wait for those gifts to come to you. You must. It will be worth it.”