Spend a day with George Smithwick, a sixth generation cooper from the renowned Beveridge Coopers and learn the art of making a real coopered bucket, complete with hand beaten and riveted steel hoops and spliced rope handle.

At the end of the workshop you will take home a beautifully hand crafted traditional bucket and have spent eight hours learning a traditional trade practised for thousands of years from one of Australia’s truly talented master craftsman.

Cost: $325 and includes lunch, tea and coffee, all materials and expert tuition by Mr Smithwick. (max class size 6 people).

How to get here

Find out what’s happening in the Macedon Ranges this month