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.

Have A Go! Festival Mini Workshops
20 February 2016 - 21 February 2016
Enhance your Have A Go! Festival experience by booking into a mini workshop.
Have A Go! Festival Mini Workshops
Blacksmithing Beginners Workshop
05 March 2016 - 06 March 2016
Create your own set of blacksmithing tools in this workshop for beginners
Blacksmithing Beginners Workshop
Silversmithing Beginners Workshop
05 March 2016 - 06 March 2016
Learn how to etch and colour metal in this beginners level workshop
Silversmithing Beginners Workshop
Resin Jewellery Workshop
12 March 2016 - 13 March 2016
Learn how to make silicone moulds to cast your own resin jewellery pieces in this two day workshop.
Resin Jewellery Workshop
Copperfoling Workshop
19 March 2016 - 20 March 2016
Make an intricate glass piece of your own design using copperfoiling techniques in this two day workshop
Copperfoling Workshop
Blacksmithing Beginners Workshop
02 April 2016 - 03 April 2016
Create your own set of blacksmithing tools in this workshop for beginners
Blacksmithing Beginners Workshop
Millinery Workshop
02 April 2016
Learn how to create fun and feathery free-form fascinators in this one day workshop with Johanna Guerin
Millinery Workshop
Millinery Workshop
03 April 2016
Learn how to create fun and feathery free-form fascinators in this one day workshop with Johanna Guerin
Millinery Workshop
Resin Jewellery Teen Workshop
05 April 2016, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Make a decorative pendant in this resin jewellery workshop for teenagers
Resin Jewellery Teen Workshop
Blacksmithing Teen Workshop
06 April 2016, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Blacksmithing workshop for teenagers
Blacksmithing Teen Workshop
Cajon Drum Teen Workshop
08 April 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
Ukulele Workshop
09 April 2016 - 10 April 2016
Learn how to make and play your own ukulele in this two day workshop.
Ukulele Workshop
Silversmithing Intermediate Workshop
09 April 2016 - 10 April 2016
Learn the art of kinetic jewellery in this intermediate level workshop
Silversmithing Intermediate Workshop
Leatherplaiting Workshop
16 April 2016 - 17 April 2016
Make your own plaited belt or whip with Australian Plaiting Champion Bill Webb at Cobb+Co Museum.
Leatherplaiting Workshop
Blacksmithing Advanced Workshop
16 April 2016 - 17 April 2016
Learn decorative scroll work and make a set of fireside tools.
Blacksmithing Advanced Workshop
Airbrush Art Workshop
23 April 2016
Learn a painting technique with very modern applications.
Airbrush Art Workshop
Glass Bead Art Workshop
30 April 2016 - 01 May 2016
Learn how to make gorgeous glass beads at Cobb+Co Museum
Glass Bead Art Workshop
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
07 May 2016 - 08 May 2016
Learn how to design and make your own furniture using pest varieties of wood.
Stick Furniture Workshop
Millinery Workshop
14 May 2016 - 15 May 2016
Learn how to create a custom-made felt headpiece, colour matched to your outfit, with Michelle Jensen
Millinery Workshop
Leadlighting Workshop
21 May 2016 - 22 May 2016
Make your own glass panel using leadlighting techniques in this two day workshop
Leadlighting 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
Silversmithing Beginners Workshop
28 May 2016 - 29 May 2016
Learn how to etch and colour metal in this beginners level workshop
Silversmithing Beginners 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
Glass Bead Teen Workshop
01 July 2016, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn how to make and decorate glass beads in this workshop for teenagers
Glass Bead 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
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