Art and Crafts

Tasha’s Thread Art
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Kaiapoi, New Zealand

Handmade art designs made using wood, nails and thread. These are the current designs I have made so far…

Tasha's Thread Art
027 775 4028
North Canterbury Craft Group
Kaiapoi Mill to the left of the Art Print shop

The North Canterbury Craft Group has been set up for people to come along to the sessions and bring any crafts that they maybe working on or contemplating starting.

Sessions are held on a Tuesday night at the Kaiapoi Mill to the left of the Art Print shop (it is sign posted)

Regular posts put on the page of notifications of changes or additional weekend sessions

There is no set cost for attending however a gold coin donation is appreciated to cover some of the costs
First Light Soy Candles

Beautiful home made Soy Wax Candles. A variety of fragrances and sizes.
Based in Kaiapoi and I attend the regular Markets on a Sat morning.

Admin note:

Lisa is so lovely… she is a wonderful lady and so kind and welcoming…plus she makes some lovely candles… pop along to see her at the markets in Kaiapoi, give her a call or visit her Facebook page

First Light Soy Candles
027 4261896
Deb Williams Studio
244 Heywards Road

I am a working artist working in encaustic, acrylic and oil paint. I run classes for adults in Encaustic art. I paint animal portraits in acrylic on commission, including expressionist portraits. I take School Holiday Childrens art fun days most school holidays and host Arty Birthday Parties. I run adult fun art days which are perfect for book groups, plunket or mothers groups etc , from my beautiful lifestyle block in Clarkville, just north of Belfast. I am also a Suzuki piano teacher. Please check out my website

Deb Williams Studio
(03) 3272793
That Arty Guy – Martyn Giles
Footbridge Terrace, Kaiapoi

Welcome to the creative world of That Arty Guy, Martyn Giles.
Martyn’s background is varied and interesting having started out as an Engineering CAD Designer and later  transitioning to Signwriting and Graphic Design.
Martyn is passionate about Art & Design and is super fussy about his attention to detail.
He has the ability to formulate an idea and conceptualise it using tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator.
Whether it is signage, design, airbrushing, in fact anything arty, then let That Arty Guy be the “Go To” person for all your Creative FX.

That Arty Guy
0277 388 759
Mrs M’s Hand Made – knitting and crochet

Crochet and knitting items for family, friends and home, with handmade dolls too.

Jo makes some amazing things…

Pop and see her facebook page, its well worth viewing her creative talents

Mrs M's Hand Made
(020) 40925056
Suzuki Piano Lessons age 4 and up

Kind Caring teacher – Deb Williams
Some vacancies Mon/Tues before and after school. Also older and adult beginners traditional or Suzuki. Experienced teacher of children with disabilities. Studio situated in Clarkville. Lessons $30/half hour ph 3272793 /0274978130 or email for more info or bookings

(03) 3272793 or mobile (027) 4978130
Paris’s little Christmas trees
Order through facebook page

My name is Paris I am 14 years old, and I go to Kaiapoi high school. I play netball, tennis and do karate. Once I finish school I am going to study to become a Pediatric nurse, I have wanted to do this since the age of 10.
I had the idea from my mum (Shelley) to make little Christmas trees, so I decided to follow mums’ idea. Half of the money I make goes towards my study. I can make just about any colour for you and they are all lit up with white or coloured lights (your choice) I sell them at markets and made to order.
They are all $25

Order through facebook page
Foto2Art – turn your picture into a work of art
328 Williams Street
Kaiapoi, New Zealand

Creating A3 super size watercolour prints of your car, pet or person.

Using your original photo or digital media, turn your picture into a work of art. These pictures are printed on watercolour paper and look like real paintings. Using the latest computer techniques a scanned photo can be turned into a painting that can stand up to close scrutiny from professional painters. You choose the style of background or none at all if you wish. Printing is done on heavy weight watercolour paper. I use twenty year fade resistant colour fast inks that will not fade like a laser print. I generally recommend using a plain picture frame, but I have different styles and colours available. This is a cost effective way of getting a painting, without spending $300 – $400

Canterbury area prints I can take photos myself if needed.

Your 483mm x 329mm super sized A3 print is just $40 and standard framing is just $20. So for as little as $60, you can have a unique picture.
027 722 7794
Shits about to get dainty – homeware


These are dainty hand drawn one off items for ones home.

This is what would happen if the band Slayer and Antiques Roadshow had a baby.

Shits about to get dainty
Jacana Quilts
Orchard Place
Clarkville, New Zealand

Jacana Quilts is a mother daughter team dedicated to making handmade quilts and gift ware.

Quilts, hand bags, bags, table runners etc

The quality of the quilts is quiet lovely…they are beautifully designed and beautifully made…

Well worth a look… they attend local craft markets in the area..


Jacana Quilts
0274 411090
Tuahiwi Florist & Crafts
Greens Road,Tuahiwi
Christchurch, New Zealand

Tuahiwi Florist ,of 172 Greens Road.

Tena kotou, Tena kotou Katoa,
Nga mihi nui kia kotou,

I would like to acknowledge all my
Customers who have come into my
Little flower & craft shed over the years.

Thank you so much for your support and the caring orders you brought to my work bench.

I have closed, looking at relocating.

No reira, Tena kotou, tena kotoa katoa.


Tena Koutou Katoa, Ko Diana, toku ingoa.
Naumai haere mai, welcome to our Facebook page.
Our floral and craft studio is a New Zealand, family owned business, situated in Tuahiwi, 20 minutes from Christchurch airport.
We provide a daily floral service, creating designs with fresh flowers and foliage. With more than 30 years floristry experience working in city shops, I decided it was time for a change. We opened our studio on our rural property just over 3 years ago.
With a particular focus on Maori crafts made in New Zealand, we have on display good examples of local artist’s work including, carvings, harakeke weaving, paintings, jewellery, feltwork and handmade cards.

Please visit again,

Kia ora koutou katoa,


Tuahiwi Florist & Crafts
03-313 5351
Suerenity Gifts
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Soy Wax Products, Car and room diffusers, Jewelry etc.

Facebook page
027 2298835

Poppy Dewdrop is a faerie, who loves Bubbles, Facepainting and Magic!

Poppy is available to to entertain children at their birthdays…go to Facebook page to make bookings
(021) 1286749
The Design Barn  – gifts and many items are available to hire
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Gifts and Items to hire for themed parties

(022) 1012624
Ruby Whitty – Unicorn Art Studio

Art has always been a passion of mine. As a child I loved to draw and paint – it was an escape.
As life went on: marriage, having twins and emigrating to New Zealand from the UK took over and there was little time for pencils and brushes.
It is now that I have time to begin my journey……..
I started with Folk Art, I loved the specialized brushes and clean lines and shading required. I then tried applying these disciplines to canvas and board using a variety of mediums. Favouring Acrylics.
As I have not had any formal training, I try to imagine the finished painting then work out how to do it.
I gain inspiration from many sources: nature, glass, fruit, flowers, landscapes, buildings and historical landmarks to name a few. But I am always willing to try something new – go in a different direction.
I have recently produced a collection of unusual abstract works called ‘Industrial Chaos’ inspired from childhood memories of my brother’s profession as a tool maker.
This has led me to even more abstract works, which I am enjoying very much but I still love to paint landscapes and still life.
I am actively involved with the Rangiora Art Society and am President of the Kaiapoi Creative Arts section of the KWMC.
Local exhibitions are the main avenue where I present my work. These are wonderful opportunities to network with other creative people in my community. Of which there are many.
I am available for commission work.
I feel incredibly blessed that I am able to express myself by way of a brush. The journey so far has taught me a lot about myself and everyday I look forward to what it brings creatively.
(03) 3279571
Shop Window Promotional Paintings

Hi my name is Sue. I’m a local with years of Xmas window painting experience. I enjoy tailoring bespoke murals on shop fronts through to simplistic garlands. Adding that splash of colour and ‘cheery’ vibe to the festive season ahead. Prices start from $60. Contact Sue on 0212549514 Or message Sue Roxborough.

Sue the artist
(021) 2549514
Creative Interactions – Thirsty painters – Holiday Program
Pegasus Town, North Canterbury, New Zealand

Within North Canterbury…

Our venue evenings are held at various venues around North Canterbury. To find out where and when our next evening is being held please choose the month below, you wish to attend.
You are able to book these in advance. Come alone, with a friend, your partner or a group. We cater to a minimum of 10 people each set evening and can accommodate up to 50 people if required.

What we Offer

About our Groups…

At our set venue evenings you are invited to BYO wine and beer only. Glasses are provided. We also provide all your painting supplies, tea, coffee and cake. The evening includes a fun, warm, inviting atmosphere for your creative experience.
Each person receives an easel to use for the evening, with their canvas, a palette of paint and a variety of paint brushes. Easels can be bought (new) for $15 from our web-store.
A set evening runs for 2 hours. On arrival we encourage you to take a name tag, choose the picture you plan to paint and pop on an apron if you choose. During the evening we keep your water clean, your glass full and the laughter flowing. Your paint is topped up as needed while some tranquil tunes play in the background.


Individual & Group Bookings…

Our Thirsty Painter evenings cost $35.00 per person. We also offer a loyalty program for our regulars.
Once you have attended 5 sessions you are eligible to receive a 30% discount on your next booking.
Funding raising options are also available.

How to Book

You choose…

Before you make your booking, please choose your venue, your favourite painting / theme or preferred date. Below are the images chosen for the next few months. On each monthly page you will find the booked venues and dates for that month.

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri: 9-4pm

Sat: 10-1pm

Sun: Closed

Pegasus Town

North Canterbury

New Zealand
Bronwyn 022 165 1079 or Kelly 027 717 0883
Kaiapoi Art Expo
Waimakariri Arts Trust, P O Box 389, Kaiapoi 7644

Kaiapoi Art Expo has been bringing a wonderful art exhibition of local artists to Kaiapoi for over 10 years.

Recently they have expanded the expo to include an arts week, celebrating a range of arts

he Kaiapoi Art Expo is open to the public in the Riverview Lounge, Kaiapoi Club, Raven Quay, Kaiapoi from 10am – 5pm with an official opening on Friday evening.

On display is a varied array of artistic interpretations of life in our community through the skills of painters, potters, weavers, jewellers and sculptors. Whether the medium is clay, metal, paper, canvas or fabric the result will be sure to fascinate anyone interested in the expression of art in its many forms.

The Kaiapoi Art Expo offers emerging artists, from beginners to professionals and crafts people an opportunity to display and develop their talents. We offer a unique environment and opportunity for artists who thrive on the ability to interact with other artists, visitors and allied art groups.

We invite you to join us in this supportive, social and inspirational environment celebrating our local arts and artists. A comprehensive catalogue is available as you enter the Kaiapoi Art Expo.
Christine Watton

Christine is currently living, working and creating in Kaiapoi. She comes from a teaching background, but is presently commissioned in a marketing capacity when she is not creating artworks. Her artistic passions lie within the realms of abstract expressionism and photography. Christine’s preference is to convey more of what she feels than she sees, making her work rather spontaneous, largely unplanned, and a welcome relief from considered responses expected in daily living. While Christine enjoys most styles of painting it is abstract art where she derives most satisfaction from, usually beginning with a random under-painting allowing the finished mixed media piece to evolve. This process may take a while and she usually has many works on the go at one time, waiting for the next layer of each piece to reveal itself. There is a sense of joy in Christine’s work that comes from an unplanned journey, as the finished artwork slowly evolves, with layer at a time revealing itself through to completion.

Christine is represented by Art Box, Papanui and McAtamney Gallery, Geraldine.

Art Box Gallery