Once More Creative
Create a unique artwork based on a page from a discarded book. Learn how to use patterns and basic watercolour techniques along with the application of metallic inks. Trace, pattern and paint your way to relaxation. Ages 6+
Wed, Dec 28
12:00PM-1:30PM
Burrow
Ages: 6+
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Sat, Dec 31
9:00AM-10:30AM
The Loft
Ages: 6+
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Carol Wilmot
Make this lovely Australian flora and fauna-themed bunting to enjoy for many years or gift it as a special handmade present. There are twelve flags in the panel and you can choose from an assortment of coloured ribbons and braid. Ages 14+
Wed, Dec 28
9:00AM-10:00AM
Rummage Room
Ages: 14+
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Sun, Jan 01
4:30PM-5:30PM
Rummage Room
Ages: 14+
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Alana Rain
Design and make your own pair of delicate beaded earrings. Learn the basics of bead weaving using square stitch and a beaded fringe in colours of your choice. Ages 15+
Fri, Dec 30
3:30PM-6:30PM
Atelier
Ages: 15+
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Sun, Jan 01
9:00AM-12:00PM
Adorn
Ages: 15+
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Pendragon Shoes
Learn to make yourself a pair of sturdy leather sandals using pre-cut natural leather pieces and rubber soles. Choose from either lace ups or slip-ons, decorate them in your own unique style and wear them around the festival and for many moons to come. Ages 15+
Tue, Dec 27
2:30PM-6:30PM
Burrow
Ages: 15+
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Thu, Dec 29
4:30PM-8:30PM
Burrow
Ages: 15+
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Sun, Jan 01
9:00AM-1:00PM
Burrow
Ages: 15+
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Pendragon Shoes
Discover the fun and creativity of learning basic leatherwork skills. Make your own personalised leather belt by experimenting with a variety of dyes and embossing stamps on a pre-cut leather belt length. Ages 15+
Wed, Dec 28
9:00AM-11:00AM
Burrow
Ages: 15+
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Fri, Dec 30
8:30AM-10:30AM
Burrow
Ages: 15+
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Sat, Dec 31
6:00PM-8:00PM
Burrow
Ages: 15+
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Mt Ninderry Art House
Join us for a rubber stamp carving and printing workshop where you will learn composition, how to transfer your design and carve your very own stamp. You will then print your stamp onto cardstock and a tote bag to take with you. Ages 14+
Tue, Dec 27
2:30PM-5:00PM
The Loft
Ages: 14+
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Thu, Dec 29
4:00PM-6:30PM
The Loft
Ages: 14+
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Artfolk
This beautiful workshop introduces you to artwork composition methods and watercolour application. Use sourced images of foliage and botanicals and personal mark making techniques to create A4 watercolour artworks you will be happy to frame. Ages 12+
Thu, Dec 29
3:00PM-5:00PM
Adorn
Ages: 12+
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Fri, Dec 30
9:00AM-11:00AM
Adorn
Ages: 12+
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Urthboy
Learn how to fulfill your potential as an artist, how to bypass writer's block and other creative obstacles. Urthboy will share tricks he’s learnt along the way including how to find meaningful collaborations. Ages 15+
Sun, Jan 01
2:00PM-3:00PM
Story Line
Ages: 15+
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Flame and Pickle
Learn to use a piercing saw and hand tools to create a folded copper tealight luminary. Ages 18+
Sat, Dec 31
2:00PM-5:00PM
Burrow
Ages: 18+
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Studio Wheeler
Make a pot plant holder with a couple of granny squares. The workshop includes learning stitches, joining squares, hiding the tails and how to complete the work. Perfect for those with some prior knowledge but if you’re new to the craft, this is a good introduction. Ages 14+
Sun, Jan 01
11:00AM-2:00PM
The Loft
Ages: 14+
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Studio Wheeler
A fun, festive workshop. Learn how to make a cone hat to wear on New Year’s Eve. Kim will show you ways to decorate it, including ruffles, pom poms and baubles. A basic understanding of single and double crochet is required. Ages 14+
Sat, Dec 31
11:30AM-2:30PM
The Loft
Ages: 14+
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Anita Baills of Nature's Forge
Don’t own a crown? Learn how to create your very own under the expert instruction of seasoned artisan Anita Baills. Choose from a variety of crystal pieces and learn basic wire working skills while creating your treasured piece. Ages 13+
Tue, Dec 27
9:30AM-11:00AM
Burrow
Ages: 13+
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Thu, Dec 29
11:30AM-1:00PM
Burrow
Ages: 13+
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Kym Textor
Witness the wonders of indigo dyeing. Bind and wrap fabric and then process it in the indigo vat to produce different patterns. Take home your own indigo-dyed tote bag. Other items available to purchase and play with include silk scarves, linen tea towels, place mats, cushion covers and T Shirts. Ages 8+
Sat, Dec 31
3:30PM-6:30PM
The Loft
Ages: 8+
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Sun, Jan 01
4:00PM-7:00PM
Adorn
Ages: 8+
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Natalie Billing
Create a beautiful scarf to remember your visit to Woodfordia using leaves gathered to print directly onto the fabric. Totally eco, no inks or chemicals only memories. Bring your enthusiasm, everything needed is provided. Fabrics available are wool and silk. Ages 12+ This unique Workshop takes part over two sessions which are included in one series ticket purchase. Series 1 commences on: Wed 28 4.30pm-7.00pm with a subsequent session on Thu 29 8.30am-9.30am.
Wed, Dec 28
4:30PM-7:00PM
The Loft
Ages: 12+
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Thu, Dec 29
8:30AM-9:30AM
The Loft
Ages: 12+
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Natalie Billing
Create a beautiful scarf to remember your visit to Woodfordia using leaves gathered to print directly onto the fabric. Totally eco, no inks or chemicals only memories. Bring your enthusiasm, everything needed is provided. Fabrics available are wool and silk. Ages 12+ This unique Workshop takes part over two sessions which are included in one series ticket purchase. Series 2 commences on: Sat 31 4.30pm-7.00pm with a subsequent session on Sun 1 9.00am-10.00am.
Sat, Dec 31
4:30PM-7:00PM
The Loft
Ages: 12+
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Sun, Jan 01
9:00AM-10:00AM
The Loft
Ages: 12+
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Natalie Billing
Using leaves gathered on site and vegetable peels you will create a unique souvenir. Totally eco, no inks or chemicals only memories. Bring your enthusiasm, everything needed is provided. Ages 12+
Tue, Dec 27
9:30AM-11:30AM
Adorn
Ages: 12+
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Fri, Dec 30
1:30PM-3:30PM
The Loft
Ages: 12+
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Gayle Richens
Explore wearable art and create a piece to proudly wear. Learn old and modern embroidery techniques to create pleasing shapes and designs. Fabrics, felt, findings, threads, books, ideas and patterns to inspire you are provided. Open to all who can sew by hand. All Ages
Sat, Dec 31
9:00AM-12:00PM
Rummage Room
Ages: All Ages
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Kirsten Fletcher
Make sure your festival outfit is complete with a fabulous feather brooch. Join wearable artist Kirsten Fletcher in this hands-on workshop where you will learn the art of sculpting feathers and turning them into a beautifully crafted and fun accessory.
Tue, Dec 27
12:00PM-1:30PM
Burrow
Ages: 13+
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Wed, Dec 28
2:30PM-4:00PM
Burrow
Ages: 13+
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Thu, Dec 29
10:30AM-12:00PM
The Loft
Ages: 13+
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Diddy Dee Artistry
Make a tiny hat or fabulous fascinator to top off your New Year's Eve outfit. Using repurposed and found items we will design and make these simple yet fabulous headpieces to see in the New Year. Ages 13+
Sat, Dec 31
1:00PM-2:30PM
Atelier
Ages: 13+
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Flame and Pickle
Learn to use a piercing saw and a selection of hand tools to create a unique ornament from copper. The possibilities are endless. Ages 15+
Fri, Dec 30
10:30AM-12:30PM
The Loft
Ages: 15+
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Potters of Woodfordia
Get your Patrick or Demi on. After sunset, we offer an evening workshop on the potters wheel with Ghost movie music. Bring your love partner for the workshop finale. Experience the magic of forming soft clay using handmade tools, with a touch of fun and a ghostly presence. You'll learn some clay skills but be bound to laugh as we find more fun in clay play than outcomes. Ages 18+
Wed, Dec 28
6:00PM-8:00PM
Earth and Stone
Ages: 18+
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Thu, Dec 29
6:00PM-8:00PM
Earth and Stone
Ages: 18+
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Fri, Dec 30
6:00PM-8:00PM
Earth and Stone
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Natureweavers
Learn to identify, harvest and process local wild crafted plants to assist with cuts, bites, scratches, heat and critters, and sew a pouch to keep them in. Ages 10+
Sat, Dec 31
9:00AM-12:00PM
Atelier
Ages: 10+
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Sun, Jan 01
11:30AM-2:30PM
Atelier
Ages: 10+
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Gayle Richens
Learn which herbs to soak in oil to bring out the healing qualities for your skin. Make face and body creams for different purposes and lip balms with no added chemicals. This class is only suitable for adults as we'll be using hot oils. Bring a water bottle. Ages 18+
Fri, Dec 30
2:30PM-5:30PM
Rummage Room
Ages: 18+
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Sun, Jan 01
9:30AM-12:30PM
Rummage Room
Ages: 18+
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Sarah Sculley
Cut loose and immerse yourself, learning how to cut simple stencils and use spray paint to finish off your masterpiece. Take home your own upcycled A4 cardboard artwork. All materials, mask and gloves supplied. Wear your old clothes that you don’t mind getting messy. Ages 5+
Tue, Dec 27
9:30AM-10:30AM
Atelier
Ages: 5+
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Wed, Dec 28
12:30PM-1:30PM
Atelier
Ages: 5+
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Thu, Dec 29
4:30PM-5:30PM
Atelier
Ages: 5+
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Fri, Dec 30
7:30PM-8:30PM
Atelier
Ages: 5+
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Sat, Dec 31
3:30PM-4:30PM
Atelier
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Jason Murphy
Colour in printed images of animals with Jinibara language. All Ages
Wed, Dec 28
11:30AM-12:30PM
The Loft
Ages: All Ages
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Fri, Dec 30
8:30AM-9:30AM
The Loft
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The Squeaking Tribe
Get a little messy with Sol and Sara as they teach you all the tricks for handbuilding with clay and how to sculpt the faces and counterbalances for a marionette puppet. Ages 10+
Tue, Dec 27
10:00AM-11:00AM
Museum of Interactive Effigies
Ages: 10+
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Wed, Dec 28
10:00AM-11:00AM
Museum of Interactive Effigies
Ages: 10+
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Thu, Dec 29
10:00AM-11:00AM
Museum of Interactive Effigies
Ages: 10+
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Fri, Dec 30
10:00AM-11:00AM
Museum of Interactive Effigies
Ages: 10+
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Sat, Dec 31
10:00AM-11:00AM
Museum of Interactive Effigies
Ages: 10+
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Sun, Jan 01
10:00AM-11:00AM
Museum of Interactive Effigies
Ages: 10+
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Laureen Tkacik
Do you know the difference between a square knot and a granny knot? Whether you’re a sailor, camper, climber or just someone who ties their own shoes, knowing the right knot for the job can save you a heap of headaches. Andrew, Laureen and friends gracefully welcome all of you with knotty needs, but especially those with knot phobia or fear of failure.
Tue, Dec 27
12:30PM-1:30PM
The Loft
Ages: All Ages
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Tue, Dec 27
12:30PM-1:30PM
The Loft
Ages: All Ages
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Wed, Dec 28
9:30AM-10:30AM
The Loft
Ages: All Ages
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Wed, Dec 28
9:30AM-10:30AM
The Loft
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Yarn Creative
Learn the basics of crochet including how to hold a crochet hook, getting your tension right and basic stitches while making your very own dishcloth based on the traditional granny square. Once you have mastered the stitches, you may like to continue adding rounds to your piece to make a throw rug instead. Ages 15+
Tue, Dec 27
11:30AM-2:30PM
Atelier
Ages: 15+
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Wed, Dec 28
2:30PM-5:30PM
Atelier
Ages: 15+
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James Wark
The Basic Freediver is the perfect way to learn and build your skills in a controlled and confined environment such as Lake Gkula. Qualified instructors will take you through a breath workshop and a lake skills session to work on techniques to build your confidence. Ages 12+ This unique Workshop takes part over three sessions which are included in one series ticket purchase. Series 1 commences on: Tue 27 7.00am-8.00am with subsequent sessions on Wed 28 7.00am-8.00am and Thu 29 5.30am-7.30am.
Tue, Dec 27
7:00AM-8:00AM
The Mill
Ages: 12+
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Wed, Dec 28
7:00AM-8:00AM
The Mill
Ages: 12+
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Thu, Dec 29
5:30AM-7:30AM
Lake Gkula
Ages: 12+
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James Wark
The Basic Freediver is the perfect way to learn and build your skills in a controlled and confined environment such as Lake Gkula. Qualified instructors will take you through a breath workshop and a lake skills session to work on techniques to build your confidence. Ages 12+ This unique Workshop takes part over three sessions which are included in one series ticket purchase. Series 2 commences on: Fri 30 7.30am-8.30am with subsequent sessions on Fri 30 5.30pm-6.30pm and Sat 31 5.30am-7.30am.
Fri, Dec 30
7:30AM-8:30AM
Adorn
Ages: 12+
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Fri, Dec 30
5:30PM-6:30PM
Adorn
Ages: 12+
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Sat, Dec 31
5:30AM-7:30AM
Lake Gkula
Ages: 12+
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The Squeaking Tribe
Using pre-fired clay pieces, Sol and Sara will share with you all the tips and tricks for assembling and stringing your very own marionette puppet using upcycled materials and repurposed treasures. Ages 15+
Tue, Dec 27
2:00PM-3:00PM
Museum of Interactive Effigies
Ages: 15+
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Wed, Dec 28
2:00PM-3:00PM
Museum of Interactive Effigies
Ages: 15+
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Thu, Dec 29
2:00PM-3:00PM
Museum of Interactive Effigies
Ages: 15+
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Fri, Dec 30
2:00PM-3:00PM
Museum of Interactive Effigies
Ages: 15+
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Sat, Dec 31
2:00PM-3:00PM
Museum of Interactive Effigies
Ages: 15+
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Sun, Jan 01
2:00PM-3:00PM
Museum of Interactive Effigies
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Carol Wilmot
Beautify your home or garden by creating your own unique mosaic stepping stone or plant pot. Learn the basics of mosaics and unleash your inner artist. Colourful tile pieces are provided. Ages 14+
Wed, Dec 28
5:00PM-8:00PM
Burrow
Ages: 14+
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Fri, Dec 30
5:00PM-8:00PM
Burrow
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Jane Richens
Create paper mache masks or wearable sculptures. Learn basic techniques to transform a simple mask into a magical sculpture with a twist of paper and a few upcycled finds. Add some costume fun to your festival celebrations. Ages 10+
Fri, Dec 30
9:00AM-12:00PM
Atelier
Ages: 10+
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Kris Martin
Create a melon style basket from cat's claw weed vines. The workshop covers creating a frame, fill weaving, handles and information on vine harvesting and preparation. Ages 12+
Wed, Dec 28
12:30PM-2:30PM
The Nest
Ages: 12+
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Sat, Dec 31
3:30PM-5:30PM
The Nest
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Sun, Jan 01
9:00AM-11:00AM
The Nest
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Peter McLean
Combining the graphic strength and clarity of printmaking with the spontaneity and tonal variety of drawing, this workshop will focus on reductive or “black manner” monotype printing and is suitable for beginners or those more experienced. Ages 14+
Tue, Dec 27
3:30PM-5:30PM
Adorn
Ages: 14+
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Wed, Dec 28
1:30PM-3:30PM
The Loft
Ages: 14+
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Thu, Dec 29
1:00PM-3:00PM
The Loft
Ages: 14+
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Fri, Dec 30
3:00PM-5:00PM
Adorn
Ages: 14+
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Sat, Dec 31
9:00AM-11:00AM
Adorn
Ages: 14+
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Sun, Jan 01
1:00PM-3:00PM
Adorn
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Dianne Conroy
This class is for beginners. You will be given step by step instructions and guidance of how to make this cute little fox at home. Ages 12+
Sun, Jan 01
3:30PM-6:00PM
Atelier
Ages: 12+
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Arzu of zuzu&me
Transform humble sheep's fleece into a whimsical and gentle gnome with the art of needle felting. With a choice of beard fibres and colours you’ll love bringing to life your own characterful gnome. Ages 16+
Fri, Dec 30
4:30PM-7:30PM
The Loft
Ages: 16+
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Arzu of zuzu&me
Transform humble sheep's fleece into a curvy toadstool with the gentle art of needle felting. Create a fairy mushroom or botanically accurate fungus. Make it to stand, pin to your festival hat or hang as an ornament. Ages 16+
Wed, Dec 28
8:30AM-11:30AM
Atelier
Ages: 16+
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Thu, Dec 29
12:30PM-3:30PM
Atelier
Ages: 16+
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The Mask Family
Explore essential ensemble performance, mask technique, the inner monologue and devising skills, culminating in a 30-minute street theatre act on the streets of Woodfordia. Ages 16+
Wed, Dec 28
1:00PM-2:30PM
Chelsea
Ages: 16+
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Sat, Dec 31
1:00PM-2:30PM
Chelsea
Ages: 16+
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More Than Mime Theatre
Learn basic mime vocabulary and physical storytelling techniques. A tradition which is a beautiful artform and can also be incorporated into other physical theatre practices. The workshop will conclude with a short roving performance as a group. Ages 16+
Tue, Dec 27
2:45PM-4:15PM
Chelsea
Ages: 16+
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Bill Platz
Using old materials and new methods, learn life drawing in a relaxed and supportive workshop. Ages 18+
Wed, Dec 28
12:00PM-2:00PM
Adorn
Ages: 18+
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Wed, Dec 28
6:30PM-8:30PM
Atelier
Ages: 18+
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Thu, Dec 29
12:00PM-2:00PM
Adorn
Ages: 18+
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Thu, Dec 29
6:30PM-8:30PM
Atelier
Ages: 18+
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Jason Murphy
Exhibiting visual artist, Jinibara man Jason Murphy, will explore pencil drawing techniques using pencil. All Ages
Tue, Dec 27
12:30PM-2:30PM
Adorn
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Sat, Dec 31
12:00PM-2:00PM
Adorn
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Sun, Jan 01
2:00PM-4:00PM
Burrow
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Potters of Woodfordia
Experience the potter’s wheel and the magic of forming shapes with soft clay using handmade tools. Get your hands into clean mud and make a pot or two or more. Discover new throwing skills or revisit a nostalgic encounter. Contribute your pieces to a giant Woodfordian sculpture or take the best one home. Ages 12+
Tue, Dec 27
9:30AM-11:30AM
Earth and Stone
Ages: 12+
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Tue, Dec 27
12:15PM-2:15PM
Earth and Stone
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3:00PM-5:00PM
Earth and Stone
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Wed, Dec 28
9:30AM-11:30AM
Earth and Stone
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Wed, Dec 28
12:15PM-2:15PM
Earth and Stone
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3:00PM-5:00PM
Earth and Stone
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Thu, Dec 29
9:30AM-11:30AM
Earth and Stone
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Thu, Dec 29
12:15PM-2:15PM
Earth and Stone
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3:00PM-5:00PM
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Fri, Dec 30
9:30AM-11:30AM
Earth and Stone
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Fri, Dec 30
12:15PM-2:15PM
Earth and Stone
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3:00PM-5:00PM
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Sat, Dec 31
9:30AM-11:30AM
Earth and Stone
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12:15PM-2:15PM
Earth and Stone
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3:00PM-5:00PM
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Sun, Jan 01
9:30AM-11:30AM
Earth and Stone
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Once More Creative
Experiment with mixed media and learn techniques to print and draw nature’s beautiful patterns, colours and shapes. Using a selection of leaves, seed pods and natural ephemera you will create unique, layered artworks. Suitable for artists and non-artists alike who wish to be inspired by and capture the magic of Woodfordia. Ages 6+
Tue, Dec 27
9:30AM-11:30AM
The Loft
Ages: 6+
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Fri, Dec 30
11:30AM-1:30PM
Burrow
Ages: 6+
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Zimmi Forest
Learn the simple techniques that allow you to transform natural fibres from the Bangalow palm into a utilitarian basket or sculptural object. A satisfying technique that can be used to give amazing results. Ages 12+
Tue, Dec 27
3:30PM-6:30PM
The Nest
Ages: 12+
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Sat, Dec 31
3:00PM-6:00PM
Adorn
Ages: 12+
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Sun, Jan 01
11:30AM-2:30PM
The Nest
Ages: 12+
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Tyler Pike
Have you ever imagined yourself as a character in a book? This is a fun and light-hearted workshop for anyone looking for a few self-exploration tools. Learn how to see yourself as a character, and let yourself be awed by what you see on the page. Ages 8+
Fri, Dec 30
2:30PM-4:00PM
Burrow
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Artfolk
Learn how to compose, colour and paint using watercolours and a provided still life image. Vanessa will guide you through the grid method for translating any image onto A4 paper. Explore techniques to colour, pattern and show depth in your artwork effectively. Ages 12+
Wed, Dec 28
9:00AM-11:00AM
Adorn
Ages: 12+
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3:00PM-5:00PM
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Thu, Dec 29
9:00AM-11:00AM
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Fri, Dec 30
12:00PM-2:00PM
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Diddy Dee Artistry
Learn to hand sew with your child. No experience necessary. Make items from felt, buttons and found items to wear and enjoy throughout the festival. Be inspired to make a fascinator, small toy, trinket bag and other unique treasures. The fee covers both adult and child's participation, as a pair. Ages 5-12 (with an adult)
Fri, Dec 30
1:00PM-2:30PM
Atelier
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9:00AM-10:30AM
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Gayle Richens
Explore a simple design that works well for most kinds of shopping. Lets eliminate plastic that clogs up our planet. Anyone who can use a sewing machine will enjoy this class. Bring a water bottle. All Ages
Tue, Dec 27
9:30AM-12:30PM
Rummage Room
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The Mobile Jewellery Tudor
Be introduced to some basic techniques of silversmithing. Learn about texture and create a pattern on a silver disc. Ages 14+
Tue, Dec 27
4:00PM-5:00PM
Nook
Ages: 14+
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Wed, Dec 28
9:00AM-10:00AM
Nook
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Wed, Dec 28
11:00AM-12:00PM
Nook
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Thu, Dec 29
4:00PM-5:00PM
Nook
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Fri, Dec 30
9:00AM-10:00AM
Nook
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Fri, Dec 30
11:00AM-12:00PM
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Sat, Dec 31
4:00PM-5:00PM
Nook
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Sun, Jan 01
9:00AM-10:00AM
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Sun, Jan 01
11:00AM-12:00PM
Nook
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The Mobile Jewellery Tudor
Learning basic techniques in silversmithing and make your choice of three different textured shaped earring. Ages 14+
Tue, Dec 27
9:00AM-10:00AM
Nook
Ages: 14+
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Tue, Dec 27
11:00AM-12:00PM
Nook
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Wed, Dec 28
4:00PM-5:00PM
Nook
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Thu, Dec 29
9:00AM-10:00AM
Nook
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Thu, Dec 29
11:00AM-12:00PM
Nook
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Fri, Dec 30
4:00PM-5:00PM
Nook
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Sat, Dec 31
9:00AM-10:00AM
Nook
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Sat, Dec 31
11:00AM-12:00PM
Nook
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Sun, Jan 01
4:00PM-5:00PM
Nook
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The Mobile Jewellery Tudor
Learn silversmithing techniques to create your own silver ring and then decorate it with a choice of two textures. Ages 14+
Tue, Dec 27
1:00PM-3:00PM
Nook
Ages: 14+
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Wed, Dec 28
1:00PM-3:00PM
Nook
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Wed, Dec 28
6:00PM-8:00PM
Nook
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Thu, Dec 29
1:00PM-3:00PM
Nook
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Thu, Dec 29
6:00PM-8:00PM
Nook
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Fri, Dec 30
1:00PM-3:00PM
Nook
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Fri, Dec 30
6:00PM-8:00PM
Nook
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Sat, Dec 31
1:00PM-3:00PM
Nook
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Sat, Dec 31
6:00PM-8:00PM
Nook
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Sun, Jan 01
1:00PM-3:00PM
Nook
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Gayle Richens
A gentle craft that is a joyful creative way to relax and calm the mind. It also can become very addictive. There are no rules, it just seems to emerge as you go. Using many small pieces of cloth and coloured stitches to create delightful designs or stitched artwork. During this workshop we will concentrate on learning new stitches and how to use them for creativity. You can also create any design you prefer! Remember there are no rules… just creativity and fun!
Wed, Dec 28
2:00PM-5:00PM
Rummage Room
Ages: 13+
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Thu, Dec 29
9:00AM-12:00PM
Rummage Room
Ages: 13+
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Anita Baills of Nature's Forge
Re-imagine the Victorian era and create a whimsical piece of wearable art using reclaimed materials under the expert instruction of seasoned artisan Anita Baills. Ages 13+
Sat, Dec 31
11:00AM-1:00PM
Burrow
Ages: 13+
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Carol Wilmot
Choose a beautiful vintage tea cup and create a unique mosaic wall planter with an assortment of colourful tile pieces. Ages 14+
Thu, Dec 29
8:30AM-10:30AM
Burrow
Ages: 14+
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Sat, Dec 31
8:00AM-10:00AM
Burrow
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Dianne Conroy
A fun way to learn needle felting skills and know-how. Make it into a cushion, wall hanging or something else when you are finished. Then make some for your friends and family. Ages 12+
Tue, Dec 27
3:30PM-6:00PM
Atelier
Ages: 12+
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Yarn Creative
Choose a ready-made market bag which has been made using big loopy stitches. You will be guided through steps and ideas to make the bag your own using basic crochet stitches, weaving, embroidery and embellishment. Will you add a pocket inside or outside? Weave a rainbow of your favourite colours? Add buttons, trim or perhaps a ruffled top? The choices are endless and you can let your imagination run free. Ages 15+
Thu, Dec 29
8:30AM-11:30AM
Atelier
Ages: 15+
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Sun, Jan 01
3:00PM-6:00PM
The Loft
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Once More Creative
Discover how to spot the potential for jewellery in everyday objects. Learn techniques to transform board game pieces, toys and everyday items into your own unique jewellery. You will also learn to make miniature book earrings from re-purposed materials. Ages 8+
Thu, Dec 29
2:00PM-3:30PM
Burrow
Ages: 8+
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Sun, Jan 01
5:00PM-6:30PM
Burrow
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Carol Wilmot
Come and create something new from old denim. Use material, ribbons, lace, braid, beads and make something unique and original from unused clothing. Bring your imagination and create a one-off item. Ages 14+
Tue, Dec 27
1:30PM-3:30PM
Rummage Room
Ages: 14+
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Wed, Dec 28
11:00AM-1:00PM
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Thu, Dec 29
1:00PM-3:00PM
Rummage Room
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Fri, Dec 30
11:30AM-1:30PM
Rummage Room
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Sat, Dec 31
1:00PM-3:00PM
Rummage Room
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Sun, Jan 01
1:30PM-3:30PM
Rummage Room
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ARTery
The New Year is nigh. Sit in circle and set some intentions then articulate these in your very own vision board for the New Year. Workshop includes meditation circle, optional journalling, and movement practices. Ages 16+
Sat, Dec 31
5:30PM-7:30PM
Atelier
Ages: 16+
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Kris Martin
Create a basic bowl from cat's claw weed vines. Learn starting, shaping and finishing techniques plus information about cat's claw weeds, where to find it and how to harvest and prepare it. Ages 12+
Thu, Dec 29
3:30PM-5:30PM
The Nest
Ages: 12+
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Kris Martin
Create your own weaver bird hanging nest or light shade from cat’s claw weed vines. Learn how to collect and prepare the vines, techniques of bowl weaving, random weaving and hanging. Ages 12+
Tue, Dec 27
9:30AM-11:30AM
The Nest
Ages: 12+
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Sat, Dec 31
9:00AM-11:00AM
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Rene Bahloo
Create a special medicine pot by weaving with Lomandra longifolia, a beautiful local fibre. A ceremonial space where you will be nurtured and held safely in a circle of like-minded beings, sharing, breathing and creating together. Great for beginners and more advanced weavers. Ages 12+
Wed, Dec 28
8:30AM-11:30AM
The Nest
Ages: 12+
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Rene Bahloo
Create a special medicine pot by weaving with Pandanus spiralus, a unique premium weaving fibre from Arnhem Land, in a two strand twisting or twining technique. A ceremonial space where you will be nurtured and held safely in a circle of like-minded beings, sharing, breathing and creating together. Great for beginners and more advanced weavers. Ages 12+
Tue, Dec 27
12:00PM-3:00PM
The Nest
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Fri, Dec 30
3:00PM-6:00PM
The Nest
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Rene Bahloo
Create a random weave basket from local fibre piccabeen palm inflorescence in a ceremony style immersive healing circle. In this process, we will notice the patterns in our lives that are reflected in the structure and fibre of the weave. We will learn how to tap into the deep wisdom of weaving for guidance and insights into an expanded way of being. This is a trauma-informed practice. Ages 12+
Thu, Dec 29
12:00PM-3:00PM
The Nest
Ages: 12+
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Sun, Jan 01
3:00PM-6:00PM
The Nest
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Aly de Groot
Learn how to identify, harvest, prepare, and weave a basket from plants found in abundance in your, or a friends garden with contemporary fibre artist, Aly de Groot. Ages 12+
Wed, Dec 28
3:30PM-6:00PM
The Nest
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Fri, Dec 30
11:30AM-2:00PM
The Nest
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Aly de Groot
Jellyfish are plaguing oceans worldwide. Come together creatively with other curious crafters to tackle this ecological imbalance using basket making processes along with fishing-line and other recycled materials to create your own jellyfish. Weave the seas clean with contemporary fibre artist, Aly de Groot. Ages 12+
Thu, Dec 29
8:30AM-11:00AM
The Nest
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Sat, Dec 31
12:00PM-2:30PM
The Nest
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Kris Martin
Create a woven turtle using cat's claw weed vine and piccabeen palm leaf stem. Learn how to start a bowl shape basket, shape and flower style finishing techniques and attach a piccabeen head and tail. Ages 12+
Fri, Dec 30
8:30AM-10:30AM
The Nest
Ages: 12+
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Carol Wilmot
Learn how to make fabric yo-yo flowers, sew them onto a calico tote bag and embroider with your own design. Create an individual bag with a choice of fabric colours, buttons and wording. Ages 12+
Tue, Dec 27
4:30PM-6:30PM
Rummage Room
Ages: 12+
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Thu, Dec 29
4:00PM-6:00PM
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Fri, Dec 30
8:30AM-10:30AM
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Sat, Dec 31
4:00PM-6:00PM
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