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Visit the Macedon Ranges

Taste, sight, sound, touch and breathe in our dramatic undulating landscapes.

Welcome to the Macedon Ranges, a region to stimulate your every sense, less than one hour from Melbourne. Taste, sight, sound, touch and smell. In our dramatic undulating landscapes you can taste artisan food and produce, drink cool-climate wines, see and enjoy breathtaking heritage gardens and expansive forests, glimpse Australia’s wildlife and smell the fresh, clean air.

Simultaneously vibrant and tranquil, the Macedon Ranges is a place to rejuvenate.

Events not to miss
Every Sunday
until 03/05/2020
Enchanted Forest Sand Art Sculpture Exhibition
A fun and interactive sand sculpture exhibition held on the grounds of the historic Dromkeen Homestead in Riddells Creek, less than an hours' drive from Melbourne.
This great family day out features sand sculptures of unicorns, fairies, goblins and griffins from sculpture artists from around the world. It even includes a 30 tonne gravity-defying sculpture - an amazing feat! Over 300 tonnes of sand have been used to created this 'enchanted forest'. The skills of these artists from Russia, Canada, The Netherlands, Spain, Ireland, Poland, Czech Republic, Portugal, Belgium and Italy will leave you absolutely spellbound. There's also a giant 'magic sand pit' that children love playing in. Plus for a small additional fee, kids can use a designated 'activity area' to make their own colourful sand bottles and other fun activities. Cost: $15 adults (13 yrs above) | $7 kids (4-12 yrs). Under 3 are free. Open Wednesday - Sunday from 10.30-5.00pm. Open daily during January from 3-31st. NOTE: There’s refreshments and snacks available on site.
This sand art sculpture exhibition is open for a limited time only.
Gisborne
16
May
Ink and Watercolour Wash Illustration Workshop
Learn to outline your sketches before using watercolour pigments to fill them with colour, with Linda Newton in this all-day workshop held in Kyneton, Victoria. Each participant will be provided with a kit to use during the workshop and continue their artistic journey at home!
  • Zig Kuretake Watercolour Set - 14 high pigment paints, waterbrush  pen, waterproof 0.3 black fineliner
  • 2 Watercolour Brushes
  • A5 Watercolour Pad
Valued at more than $70 A delicious lunch will be provided created from all local organic produce and able to cater for any dietary requirements you may have. We also provide you with a divine afternoon treat and tea and coffee facilities are available throughout the course.
Kyneton
10
Oct
16
Oct
Lost Trades: Fanback Armchair Rocker Workshop

Fanback Armchair Rocker Workshop ( 7 days $1750 inclusive of all materials ) - image of exact chair to come in 2020.

Instructors: Glen Rundell & Pete Trott

Be a part of this seven day masterclass in chairmaking in the workshop of one of Australia's finest and highly regarded chair makers and instructors.  Over seven days you will handcraft a Fanback Armchair Rocker, the design suits both contemporary and traditional interiors and would sit well in any style of home. Participants will be taken through traditional processes such as hand carving the seat to steam bending the crest rail, each back spindle will be hand carved with a drawknife and spokeshave using a shave horse. You will be using traditional tools such as scorpes, draw knives, travishers and spokeshaves and learn how to use hand tools rather than machinery and take home all the knowledge and techniques - as well as the patterns for your chair. At the completion of this workshop you will take home a timeless chair that you have handcrafted; a true heirloom piece that you will pass down through generations.

Course runs for 7 consecutive days / approx 56 - 60 hours.

Maximum class size = 6

Cost: $1750 includes all materials, Tea & coffee provided.

NOTE : $750 Deposit to reserve your position. An invoice for the balance $1000 will be sent out one month prior to the class.

Kyneton
04
Nov
08
Nov
Lost Trades: The Australian Chair Workshop

The Australia Chair - Workshop ( 5 days $1250 inclusive of all materials ) - image of exact chair to come in 2020.

Instructors: Glen Rundell & Pete Trott

Be a part of this five day class in chairmaking in the workshop of one of Australia's finest and highly regarded chair makers and instructors. Since designing the Australia Chair - Glen has received many commissions for this smaller style side chair - perfect for around the table. This will be the first time this chair has been taught as a class. Participants will be taken through traditional processes such as hand carving the seat to steam bending the crest rail, each back spindle will be hand carved with a drawknife and spokeshave using a shave horse. You will be using traditional tools such as scorpes, draw knives, travishers and spokeshaves and learn how to use hand tools rather than machinery and take home all the knowledge and techniques - as well as the patterns for your chair. At the completion of this workshop you will take home a timeless chair that you have handcrafted; a true heirloom piece that you will pass down through generations.

Course runs for 5 consecutive days / approx 40 - 45 hours.

Maximum class size = 6

Cost: $1250 includes all materials, Tea & coffee provided.

NOTE : $500 Deposit to reserve your position. An invoice for the balance $750 will be sent out one month prior to the class.

Kyneton
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