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Mastering Art group travelled to KeriKeri, Bay of Islands to attend a weekend workshop specializing in non toxic etching with Master Printmaker Mark Graver. Wharepuke is a wonderful subtropical sculpture park that was established by the Booth family many years ago, maybe people have heard of Chris Booth who works with landscape and natural objects (he made the large archway sculpture at the entrance to Albert Park, just down from the Art Gallery in Auckland).Tanya his niece teaches ceramics from there and her partner Mark the printmaking, Chris's brother,Tanyas uncle Robin has a keen interest in botanics and the subtropical gardens are full of wierd and wonderful plants from around the world.

We stayed on site in some of the lovely cabins provided and ate at the unique onsite restaurant Maha - which was very special -(highly recommended)

We all had an amazing trip, and learnt alot about non toxic printmaking.

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