Craft

  • Basket Skills for Everyone

    Using natural fibres, this hands-on course will teach you the basic techniques used in traditional and contemporary basket making.
    • Zimmi Forest
    • Full days. Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Ages 18+
    • Beginner, Intermediate
    • Places available
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  • Bee the Change

    Bee amazed by exploring the world of natural beekeeping. Create bee habitats and build your own native bee and honeybee hive boxes.
    • Steven Hayes, Trudi Hayes
    • Full days. Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Ages 16+
    • Beginner, Intermediate
    • Places available
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  • Bookbinding for Pleasure

    Learn how to bind books using the traditional techniques that haven't changed for centuries. If you are an artist, writer, or just love well-made books, you will enjoy creating these beautiful keepsake journals as handmade gifts or for yourself.
    • Monique Buchbach
    • Full days. Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Ages 18+
    • Beginner, Everyone
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  • Botanical Expressions

    Join wild-crafters and botanical alchemists, Sammy and Gabrielle, as they share the fundamentals of eco-dyeing, natural dyes, and botanical pigments and inks.
    • Sammy Cicak & Gabe Leonard
    • Full days. Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Ages 18+
    • Everyone
    • Places available
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  • Build a Canoe

    If you can tie your shoelaces (thread a plastic cable tie), ice a cake (spread some glue), and hold a cordless drill, then you can build this canoe.
    • Brian Jones, Paul Fisher
    • Full days. Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Children aged 12+ welcome. Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
    • Everyone
    • Places available
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  • Bush Furniture

    Use native materials to make a bush chair – a piece that will be authentic, unique and hark back to the bush skills of the early colonial days.
    • Terry Wilkins
    • Full days. Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Ages 16+
    • Everyone
    • Places available
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  • Design & Knit a Colourwork Beanie

    If you know how to knit and purl but are new to Fair Isle, this is the place to start. A beanie is the perfect small project to learn new knitting techniques. Work at your own pace, learn new skills and create a beanie that expresses you.
    • Kerrie Schreenan
    • Mornings. Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Ages 16+
    • Intermediate
    • Places available
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  • Folded Metal Sculpture

    Inspired by the paper art of origami, this course will have you cutting and folding sheet metal or copper to create animals or birds.
    • Adriaan Vanderlugt
    • Full days. Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Ages 16+
    • Everyone
    • Places available
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  • Glass on Glass Mosaics

    Discover the enchanting effects of working with glass and be amazed by the colour, light and transparency when you create your very own glass-on-glass artwork.
    • Chris Fahey
    • Full days. Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Ages 18+
    • Everyone
    • Filling up
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  • Silk Screenprinting

    Discover the joy of designing & printing your own images! All processes of screenprinting will be covered - from getting your design 'screen ready' to printing your work onto your choice of substrate - fabric, paper or timber.
    • Potts
    • Full days. Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Ages 18+
    • Beginner, Intermediate
    • Places available
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  • Silversmithing & Jewellery Design

    During this five-day course, you'll learn metalwork jewellery making techniques, including saw piercing, soldering, ring making, bezel setting and texturing, as you make four jewellery items to take home.
    • Sarah Whitlock
    • Full days. Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Ages 18+
    • Everyone
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  • Start Sewing

    Are you ready to take your basic sewing skills to the next level? Nicole will show you how to sew a selection of useful bags to learn the fundamental skills and techniques of machine and hand-sewing - including interfacings and zippers.
    • Nicole Ruigrok
    • Full days. Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Ages 16+
    • Beginner
    • Places available
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  • The Gourmet Woodworker

    So many useful kitchen tools and equipment can be made out of wood. In this course, you'll learn fundamental woodwork techniques and choose two or more kitchen projects to complete across the week.
    • Matt Taylor
    • Full days. Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Ages 16+
    • Beginner, Intermediate
    • Places available
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  • Unique Vases - Creative Handbuilding

    Explore the sculptural potential of 'the vase'. Over the week, you'll take the journey from a vessel to hold a bunch of flowers - to unique sculptural artwork that can highlight a single flower, leaf or twig.
    • Cath Fogarty
    • Full days. Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Ages 16+
    • Intermediate, Advanced
    • Places available
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  • Woodturning – The Next Steps

    If you're a more experienced woodturner, come extend your knowledge through the process of making a decorative bowl. David will share the variety of ways to creatively design and produce bowls - and the techniques and tips for success.
    • David Barden
    • Afternoons. Monday to Friday, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
    • Ages 16+
    • Intermediate, Advanced
    • Places available
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  • Woodturning for Beginners

    Ever wanted to try woodturning and didn’t know where to start? Had a go at turning and are ready to learn more? You will learn the principles of woodturning from safety to using tools and hands-on learning of the basic skills for you to confidently create small take-home pieces.
    • David Barden
    • Mornings. Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Ages 16+
    • Beginner
    • Places available
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