Home to a broad and rapidly growing range of classes and workshops, the Daylesford and 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.
The Festive Table – Spargo Creek
Sunday 1st of December, join Natasha Morgan (Oak and Monkey Puzzle), and Sandy McKinley (Acre of Roses), for a magical day of celebrating the festive season at Oak and Monkey Puzzle. Immerse yourself in blooms, botanicals and nature’s most beautiful foraged materials to create an inspired Festive Table. Guests will be invited to enjoy a sumptuous 2-course festive lunch within this stunning Festive Table setting
Vertical Winetasting - Lancefield
January 11 and 12, Curly Flat will be hosting their first vertical tastings workshop of 2020. Preview the 2018 Pinot Noir and Chardonnay alongside older vintages and some library wines. You’ll learn the difference between whole bunch and destemmed wines, different clones and the impact of oak.
Painting Class - Castlemaine
Richard Baxter is a talented painter based at The Mill, Castlemaine. Richard’s painting classes focus on two aspects: The first is learning to ‘see’. This is the mental process and involves changing the way you think. The second is the technical side of working, how to mix and apply paints, which brushes to use, mediums and canvases. Richard holds classes on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Electric Guitar Making – Mount Franklin
Wildwood Instruments offers a two-day Electric Guitar Making Course, where, over a weekend, you will complete an electric guitar or bass. You can choose from their range of popular electric and bass guitar kits and be guided through the building process in their fully equipped workshop. The two-day guitar building courses run every month, so you can attend when it suits you.
Wellness Retreat - Kyneton
Let Maiaveda take you on a personal wellness journey. Choose from a one, two or three day Ayurvedic (One to One) customised retreat that is tailored to help you to detox, reclaim your own body and bring peace to your mind. Maiaveda will design a retreat specifically for your unique Self, through your choice of Ayurvedic treatments, yoga and meditation classes, an Ayurvedic assessment with lifestyle and nutritional advice, plus time for yourself.
Intro to Leadlight Windows - Kyneton
Learn the process of creating a leadlight window with Leadlight by Ettore at the Old Auction House, Kyneton. Undertake a hands-on class mastering pattern and glass selection, glass cutting, breaking, and shaping, working with lead cames, and soldering, puttying, and finishing panels.
Creating your own Oasis – Blackwood
On Sunday the 9th of February, Jason Chongue of The Plant Society, will share how to grow your piece of garden paradise in small spaces inside and out — sharing expertise on plant selections for smaller garden spaces, and styling techniques for a coherent plant curation. Be inspired to maximise the plant happiness in your home.
Summer Workshop in Acrylic Pouring - Woodend
Discover the art of Acrylic Pouring with Margaret Morgan. Learn how to pour paint to create cells, build up a landscape in a workshop environment where beginners are welcome. Join Margaret on the 18th of January at the Woodend Art Group’s Gallery.facebook.com/MargaretMorganWatkinsArtist