Hands On Workshops

Discover your inner artisan at one of our renowned Hands On Workshops

Experience the satisfaction of learning a traditional skill and creating something beautiful and functional by hand. Classes are small to ensure you receive all the assistance you need to complete the project from our expert artisans. Plus you will enjoy delicious hand made morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea prepared in Cobb’s Coffee Shop.

The 2016 Hands On Workshop schedule (1270 KB) pdf document icon is out now.

Airbrush Art with Wayne Ogden | Blacksmithing with Terry Drennan | Glass Art (leadlighting and copperfoiling) with Richard Apel | Glass Bead Art with Leah Kelly | Leatherplaiting with Bill Webb | Millinery with Johanna Guerin and Michelle Jensen | Musical Instrument Workshops with Graham, Abe and Nye Stewart | Resin Jewellery Workshops with Anita Baills | Silversmithing with Dan Cox | Stick Furniture with Andrew MacDonald |  | Wheelwrighting with Kerry Riehl

We also run three hour Teen Workshops during school holidays.

To find out more call us on +61 (0) 7 4659 4900 or contact us using our online form.

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Spectators are welcome at all workshops.

Blacksmithing Beginners Workshop
07 May 2016 - 08 May 2016
Create your own set of blacksmithing tools in this workshop for beginners
Blacksmithing Beginners Workshop
Stick Furniture Workshop
14 May 2016 - 15 May 2016
Learn how to design and make your own furniture using pest varieties of wood.
Stick Furniture Workshop
Leadlighting Workshop
21 May 2016 - 22 May 2016
Make your own glass panel using leadlighting techniques in this two day workshop
Leadlighting Workshop
Blacksmithing Advanced Workshop
21 May 2016 - 22 May 2016
Learn decorative scroll work and make a set of fireside tools.
Blacksmithing Advanced Workshop
Silversmithing Beginners Workshop
28 May 2016 - 29 May 2016
Learn how to etch and colour metal in this beginners level workshop
Silversmithing Beginners Workshop
Felting Workshop
28 May 2016 - 29 May 2016
Create a gorgeous hand felted handbag in your choice of colour in this two day workshop
Felting Workshop
Wheelwrighting Workshop
11 June 2016 - 15 June 2016
Make a complete 12 spoke wagon wheel with wheelwright Kerry Riehl
Wheelwrighting Workshop
Blacksmithing Three Day Project
11 June 2016 - 13 June 2016
Extend your blacksmithing skills in this weather vane workshop
Blacksmithing Three Day Project
Blacksmithing Teen Workshop
30 June 2016, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Blacksmithing workshop for teenagers
Blacksmithing Teen Workshop
Stick Man Teen Workshop
06 July 2016, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn how to hand carve little wooden figures with loads of personality in this workshop for teenagers
Stick Man Teen Workshop
Cajon Drum Teen Workshop
07 July 2016, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn how to make and play a cajon drum in this workshop for teenagers
Cajon Drum Teen Workshop
Blacksmithing Project Workshop
09 July 2016 - 10 July 2016
Extend your blacksmithing skills in this knife making workshop
Blacksmithing Project Workshop
Silversmithing Beginners Workshop
16 July 2016 - 17 July 2016
Learn how to etch and colour metal in this beginners level workshop
Silversmithing Beginners Workshop
Copper Sculpture Workshop
23 July 2016 - 24 July 2016
Create a three dimensional copper sculpture in this two day workshop
Copper Sculpture Workshop
Blacksmithing Advanced Workshop
23 July 2016 - 24 July 2016
Learn decorative scroll work and make a set of fireside tools.
Blacksmithing Advanced Workshop
Silversmithing Advanced Workshop
30 July 2016 - 31 July 2016
Learn how to set a faceted gem in sterling silver in this advanced level workshop
Silversmithing Advanced Workshop
Blacksmithing Beginners Workshop
06 August 2016 - 07 August 2016
Create your own set of blacksmithing tools in this workshop for beginners
Blacksmithing Beginners Workshop
Glass Bead Art Workshop
20 August 2016 - 21 August 2016
Learn how to make gorgeous glass beads at Cobb+Co Museum
Glass Bead Art Workshop
Millinery Workshop
27 August 2016 - 28 August 2016
Make a vintage-style felt hat in this two day workshop with Johanna Guerin
Millinery Workshop
Silversmithing Beginners Workshop
03 September 2016 - 04 September 2016
Learn how to etch and colour metal in this beginners level workshop
Silversmithing Beginners Workshop
Stick Furniture Workshop
10 September 2016 - 11 September 2016
Learn how to design and make your own furniture using pest varieties of wood.
Stick Furniture Workshop
Blacksmithing Beginners Workshop
17 September 2016 - 18 September 2016
Create your own set of blacksmithing tools in this workshop for beginners
Blacksmithing Beginners Workshop
Leadlighting Workshop
17 September 2016 - 18 September 2016
Make your own glass panel using leadlighting techniques in this two day workshop
Leadlighting Workshop
Blacksmithing Project Workshop
24 September 2016 - 25 September 2016
Extend your blacksmithing skills and make a garden wall decoration
Blacksmithing Project Workshop
Wheelwrighting Workshop
28 September 2016 - 02 October 2016
Make a complete 12 spoke wagon wheel with wheelwright Kerry Riehl
Wheelwrighting Workshop
Silversmithing Intermediate Workshop
01 October 2016 - 02 October 2016
Learn the art of kinetic jewellery in this intermediate level workshop
Silversmithing Intermediate Workshop
Millinery Workshop
15 October 2016 - 16 October 2016
Learn how to create a custom-made sinamay headpiece, colour matched to your Melbourne Cup race day outfit, with Michelle Jensen.
Millinery Workshop
Blacksmithing Advanced Workshop
22 October 2016 - 23 October 2016
Learn decorative scroll work and make a set of fireside tools.
Blacksmithing Advanced Workshop
Leatherplaiting Workshop
22 October 2016 - 23 October 2016
Make your own plaited belt or whip with Australian Plaiting Champion Bill Webb at Cobb+Co Museum.
Leatherplaiting Workshop
Silversmithing Advanced Workshop
05 November 2016 - 06 November 2016
Learn how to set a faceted gem in sterling silver in this advanced level workshop
Silversmithing Advanced Workshop
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