Creative workshops in the Macedon Ranges
The Macedon Ranges is home to skilled, creative artisans that love to share their talent with others. Whether you’re interested in glass lead lighting, ceramics, flower arranging, painting or blackmithing, there’s bound to be a workshop that takes your fancy. Keep an eye out on our What’s On page for unique and interesting workshops held throughout the year. Meanwhile, below are some workshops to consider that hold regular dates for booking.
The Old Auction House
The Old Auction House runs a dynamic schedule of weekend craft workshops in Kyneton. Their teachers are sourced from around the Macedon Ranges as well as the rest of regional Victoria and Melbourne. With a customisable teaching studio in their arts precinct, they’re able to adapt to a range of craft mediums and class sizes. Choose from classes as varied as lead lighting, kokedamas, watercolour and sketching, to glass lightcatchers, silver jewellery, macrame pot hangers and eco printing.
All classes are accessible. For those with mobility or other access needs, please get in touch before you book to ensure they can make your experience a memorable one.
Beautiful handmade ceramics are not something to be stored in the cupboard for special occasions – they can be used every day to bring pleasure and remind us of our connection to the earth. Pom-me-granite workshops are held in a working ceramics studio in an inspiring rural setting. You’ll meet like-minded souls and gain confidence through gentle guidance and experimentation. Classes cater for absolute beginners through to professional potters seeking to incorporate plaster moulds into their ceramic practice. Emma teaches two plaster processes – press moulds and mould making and slip casting. Or join a glazing workshop with Kevin Boyd.
Bec de Podolinsky is a Jeweller and teacher based in Kyneton. She teaches people to design and make beautiful pieces of jewellery in workshops that are super fun and interactive. You’ll have a great experience and take home a piece of jewellery you will be proud to say you made. Whether you’re a beginner, hobbyist or an up-and-coming jeweller, you’ll learn at your own pace. Jewellery design classes, silversmithing courses, and jewellery making classes are available all-year-round.
Country Canvases run acrylic painting workshops with local artist Tia Alysse on her farm in Malmsbury. These intimate, artist-guided classes using a 40 x 50cm canvas will leave you with a beautiful work of art to hang on your wall. In summer you can enjoy outdoor classes surrounded by Tia’s pet deer and horses.
SAORI weaving workshops in Kyneton
Held on Walnut Farm in Kyneton, SAORI is an exciting way of free-style weaving which allows anyone to create unique handwoven cloth. Suited to all ages, genders and abilities, SAORI weaving encourages people to follow their intuition as they enjoy exploring the creative process. Never seen a loom before or already an experienced weaver? Either way, SAORI weaving is for everyone.
Founded in Japan over 40 years ago, SAORI has grown throughout Japan and around the world, enabling people of all abilities to freely weave, and through weaving, discover their own kansei – their unique aesthetic.
Get a feel for the type of workshop experiences you can expect in the Macedon Ranges…