Home to a broad and rapidly growing range of classes and workshops, the Daylesford Macedon Ranges 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.

Build an eco-awesome Floral Wedding & Event Business - Newham 

Join sustainable floral designer Aga Jones Flowers, bee-friendly flower farmers Crofters Fold Estate and eco wedding hub Less Stuff - More Meaning for a full day’s mindful living workshop focused on how to eco-fy your floral wedding and event business. Special guest eco-florist, stylist and small business mentor for over 30 years, Nadine Brown of Wild Flora Studio, NSW. 

lessstuffmoremeaning.org/mindfully_wed_workshop

Colour Flow – Watercolour workshop - Bullarto 

From inside to outside, spend the day learning the art of watercolour and en plein air painting (Painting outdoors). Working from the stunning base at Bullarto gallery, awarded watercolourist Phillip Edwards will share the basics of watercolour techniques. After morning studio sessions, the workshop will venture into the region for an afternoon of field painting. 

phillipedwards.net/art-workshops-bullarto-gallery

Daylesford Macedon Flower Farm Trail

Discover the diverse offerings of the region’s sustainable bee friendly flower farms with the newly launched Flower Farm Trail. Experience workshops, gourmet picnics, wellness experiences, a Lavender Festival and more. 

consortiumbotanicus.com.au/daylesfordmacedonflowerfarmtrail

Gold Street Studios – Trentham East

Offering a range of workshops which attract local, interstate and international participants wishing to understand and enjoy the art, craft and science of creating handmade photographs from professional instructors. 

goldstreetstudios.com.au/workshops

Big Tree Distillery Distilling Course – Newham

Learn to distill at award-winning Big Tree Distillery. Each participant will use an alembic still to make their own bottle of gin. Workshop includes; botanical selection, distillery tour, gin tasting and distilling.

bigtreedistillery.com.au/gin-making-classes

Craftspiration Sessions at Kyneton Craftery - Kyneton

From polymer clay, to paper crafts, or jewellery making. Craft, chat, and caffeinate while you brush up on an old favourite or learn the new craft your life is missing. 

kynetoncraftery.com

Ink wash, sketching and cartooning with Linda Newton - Kyneton

Discover a world of drawing and creativity with Castlemaine artist Linda Newton. Individual sessions will cover working with watercolour, ink, and graphite, as well as cartooning and illustration techniques. 

theoldauctionhouse.com.au/classes

Millrose Quilting & Gallery – Ballan

Located in an old masonic hall, just an hour west of Melbourne, classes are held with many exciting, talented  and inspiring teachers to provide education and a fun day of stitching. 

millrosecottage.com.au/quilting/classes

RedBeard Historic Bakery – Trentham

RedBeard’s founder, John Reid, will take you inside the historic bakery where you’ll have a hands on chance to learn about the science and art of breadmaking. 

redbeardbakery.com.au/workshops