Home to a broad and rapidly growing range of classes and workshops, the Daylesford Macedon region provides those wanting to explore their creative side with plenty of options to choose from. Whether it’s a cooking class, learning the skills of dry stone walling or making your own chair, there is literally something for everyone! Keep in mind that many of these classes book out quickly, so be sure to book well in advance.
Von Trott Spoon Carving – Kyneton
Find out why the world loves carving spoons in one day spoon carving workshop - learn to use carving axes and round knives, carving techniques and develop new skills with carving master Pete Trott.
Aga Jones – Macedon Ranges
Large branch workshop embracing the season of Autumn, this workshop focuses on the beautiful colours present during this time of year. Join floral designer Aga Jones to create a large branch, sculptural arrangement with wow factor.
Kyneton Community & Learning Centre – Kyneton
Offering a wide range of courses, from Responsible Serving of Alcohol to Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, Facebook for Business, Leap into Small Enterprise, and more! Take some time out for yourself and learn something new in beautiful Kyneton.
Olivia O’Connor – Relief Carving – Kyneton
Learn craving techniques and blade skills in Olivia’s introductory class into relief carving. As a rocking horse maker Olivia has trained with international masters learning techniques that she will share as you create a sample piece and then complete a carving project
Castlemaine Press – Castlemaine
Hosting a varied program of printmaking workshops for experienced and beginner printmakers, run by experienced local printmakers and colleagues from farther afield.
Autumn Cooking Class at Lake House -Daylesford
Join us for a ‘hands-on’ Masterclass at Lake House – an exclusive opportunity to work with two chefs from the Lake House team in producing a beautiful seasonal menu.
Vue Du Volcan Farm – Denver
Vue du Volcan Farm lovingly grow delicious duck, veal and hens. Our workshops reclaim lost flavour in poultry. They cover butchery, cookery and charcuterie for ducks, hens and roosters.
Bronze Casting with Anton Hasell – Newham
Join renowned sculptor Anton Hasell in a rare opportunity to create your own bronze sculpture. Work with wax to model a small scaled shape of your choice to then cast into bronze.
Midweek Wellness Retreats – Kyneton
Maiaveda has teamed up with St Agnes Homestead and Mt Peak Yoga Studio to create a signature midweek personalised wellness retreat to support your journey to feeling completely rejuvenated.
DAP Jewellery School – Kyneton
New to the region, Master Jeweller Dan Cox runs jewellery workshop; pendants, earrings, bangles and wax casting. Dan has been teaching for more than 10 years, as Director of DAP, Dan built the Queensland Institute of Arts Jewellery curriculum and has pieces in museums and gallery across Australia.
Traditional Wooden Longbow Making – Trentham
You will come away from the workshop with the knowledge and skills to make your own longbow, how to make a bowstring that perfectly complements your own bow and understand the art of tillering, the process of carefully removing wood to cause the bows to bend in optimal arcs.
The New School of Classical Painting - Daylesford
A small private school in the Atelier tradition of drawing and painting technique with direct tuition from the master painter, Deny Christian.
Cyanotype Photography Workshop & Picnic Lunch - Guildford Vineyard
Join Julie Millowick, a wellknown local photographer, for a one day Cyanotype workshop. Explore this 19th century blue photographic printing technique in a relaxed vineyard setting with picnic lunch and wine.
Daylesford Macedon Produce - All of Region
‘People who love to eat, are always the best people’ - Julia Child. Get hands on this autumn and book yourself into one of our Daylesford Macedon Produce workshops to hone your skills on all things edible.