Sculptural Christmas Wreath with Loose Leaf
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Sculptural Christmas Wreath with Loose Leaf

Do. Not. Miss. This. Sensation. Loose Leaf will be reconnecting you with nature as you make a leafy Christmas Wreath to rival any you’ve had before.  Join us on Thursday evening, 30th November to make a verdurous Christmas Wreath, under the expert guidance and design aesthetic of Wona & Charlie from Loose Leaf.  

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Ceramic Christmas Bells - Ingrid Tufts
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Ceramic Christmas Bells - Ingrid Tufts

You can meet Ingrid Tufts -  wonder woman of porcelain powers at The Windsor Workshop making Christmas bells as gifts for family and friends (or yourself if you are anything like us!)…. Students will make Christmas bells designed by Ingrid using hand built components, which will be fired and glazed and ready for collection after the workshop.  

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Sashiko Stitching with Leanne from Kimono House
Dec
3
10:00 AM10:00

Sashiko Stitching with Leanne from Kimono House

Sashiko (translated to ‘little stabs’) is the term used to describe the beautiful, and historically functional Japanese embroidery, using white cotton thread on indigo fabric.  Generating patterns from both nature and folklore, Sashiko has emerged from a mending or ‘reinforcement of garment’ ability once taught to Japanese girls as a way to determine their suitability for marriage, into a decorative and meditative stitching technique enjoyed by crafting and textile enthusiasts the world over.  

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Boro Making with Leanne from Kimono House
Dec
3
1:00 PM13:00

Boro Making with Leanne from Kimono House

The Japanese word BORO literally means ‘ragged or tattered’ and is a traditional example of patchworked fabric.  Historically in Japan, indigo and kimono fabric was truly precious and never discarded - old cloth was repaired and stitched together to make new items for every-day use.  In this class we will learn how to stitch, mend and quilt layers of recycled cloth to give them new life in this traditional Japanese way.

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Gin Masterclass with Four Pillars
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Gin Masterclass with Four Pillars

At Four Pillars, they take their gin very seriously.  You see, they LOVE gin; they love everything about it - the distilling, the craft, the cocktails, the creativity and the story telling of Australian craftspeople just doing the thing they love best.  So that is why The Windsor Workshop has chosen to pair up with Four Pillars to offer you a GIN MASTERCLASS that you will absolutely LOVE.

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Watercolour and Gold Foil Botanicals with Natalie Martin and Peaches and Keen
Oct
15
10:00 AM10:00

Watercolour and Gold Foil Botanicals with Natalie Martin and Peaches and Keen

What happens when you cross a Fluro Duo with an Illustrator citing Enid Blyton, Dr. Seuss and Tim Burton as her greatest influencers?  A bloody fun collab is what!  Natalie Martin will take you on a Watercolour adventure using beautiful botanicals as your inspiration - throw to Peaches and Keen who will showcase their glittering gold foiling skills, as you bring to life your art work with warm, golden highlights.  The result is a satisfying handcrafted piece of art, rich in colour and texture.  Bring on the warm and fuzzies…

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Essential Oil Basics Workshop with Courtney and the Babes
Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

Essential Oil Basics Workshop with Courtney and the Babes

Courtney takes the natural approach in order to keep the nasties out and the good vibes in, and this is just the beginning… Her natural blends and sprays will have you chilling the f*ck out, channeling your focus and energy and basically leading a more holistic lifestyle. If this sounds like the remedy you have been searching for, then look no further - our Essential Oil Basics workshop will have you feeling better in no time...

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Afternoon Tea Fundraiser for St Kilda Mums – Community, Cake and Crochet (Craft Cubed)
Aug
27
2:00 PM14:00

Afternoon Tea Fundraiser for St Kilda Mums – Community, Cake and Crochet (Craft Cubed)

We would like to extend to you an invitation to join both Anthea and Jessica in a one off event at The Windsor Workshop as part of the CRAFT CUBED FESTIVAL on Sunday, August 27th from 2 - 4 pm where you, too, can take part in an afternoon tea to raise money to buy our goal of 20 cots for St Kilda Mums.  There is also the opportunity to take part in crocheting a woollen square to be made into a blanket for a special family, whilst enjoying a delicious afternoon spread, plus drinks and goodie bags!

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Stories of Us (Craft Cubed)
Aug
26
2:00 PM14:00

Stories of Us (Craft Cubed)

The Windsor Workshop, as part of Craft Cubed Festival, draws together a collective of prominent Artists and members of the ASRC each using fibre, thread and mixed media to communicate their stories of personal exploration and the sense of self within themselves and their community.  Each piece, unique, and an example of their ever evolving creative art practice.  Each piece being sold with 100% of profits being donated to the ASRC.

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Gin Masterclass with Four Pillars
Aug
10
6:00 PM18:00

Gin Masterclass with Four Pillars

At Four Pillars, they take their gin very seriously.  You see, they LOVE gin; they love everything about it - the distilling, the craft, the cocktails, the creativity and the story telling of Australian craftspeople just doing the thing they love best.  So that is why The Windsor Workshop has chosen to pair up with Four Pillars to offer you a GIN MASTERCLASS that you will absolutely LOVE.

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Watercolour + Gold Foil Botanicals with Peaches + Keen and Santiago Sunbird
Jul
15
10:00 AM10:00

Watercolour + Gold Foil Botanicals with Peaches + Keen and Santiago Sunbird

You will be doubly inspired during this workshop as Bree and Sarah from Santiago Sunbird take you on a Watercolour adventure using beautiful botanicals as your inspiration.  Next up, is Lucy and Lily from Peaches + Keen, who will showcase to you their glittering gold foiling skills, as you bring to life your art work with warm, golden highlights.  The result is a satisfying handcrafted piece of art, rich in colour and texture.  

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Stoneware Planters with Ingrid Tufts x Cool Cactus
Jul
8
2:00 PM14:00

Stoneware Planters with Ingrid Tufts x Cool Cactus

Create an instant indoor garden or perhaps an outdoor oasis  - learn how to hand-build pots for plants (including hanging and saucers), how to create these wee pots using three different robust stoneware clays and different decorating techniques. Each participant will receive 3 small succulents to plant directly into their planters, as well as potting tips and care instructions

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Ceramic Woven Vessel with Philippa Taylor / Ouchflower
Jun
18
10:00 AM10:00

Ceramic Woven Vessel with Philippa Taylor / Ouchflower

Taking a simple, pre-made (by Philippa) ceramic bowl, you will basket weave using an array of fibres and rope to produce a refined and sophisticated vessel / object. Philippa’s years of teaching experience are truly on show as she ensures each and every one of her students masters these skills.  This is truly a wonderful opportunity to spend some time with one of Melbourne’s finest Artists!  

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Mexican Nichos with Say Hola
May
20
1:00 PM13:00

Mexican Nichos with Say Hola

Yes, we have a workshop to cater to everyone’ needs and prayers - introducing Maria Flores from “Say Hola” who will be helping you create your very own Nicho!  Pick a Patron Saint and create a Nicho to take pride of place in your home to honour and to cherish.  Using an array of traditional and pop culture mixed media, Maria will guide you through this ancient ritual guaranteed to be life improving… well, depending on your Saint… 

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Advanced Weaving Workshop with Warped Threads
Feb
19
2:30 PM14:30

Advanced Weaving Workshop with Warped Threads

Warped Threads – come at us again, and again and again! Knotty and gnarly; soft and sultry or perhaps perfectly proportional – the choice is yours when you sign up to Warped Threads’ Advanced Weaving Workshop. Courtney and Nicky are well known for their wonderfully wicked weaves – their creative process is both spontaneous and organic resulting in bespoke works worth the lengthy wait list! Register your interest with us. (Please note - this is an advanced weaving workshop, so some prior weaving experience is necessary).

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Beginners Weaving Workshop with Warped Threads
Feb
19
10:00 AM10:00

Beginners Weaving Workshop with Warped Threads

Christmas Gift Alert! Warped Threads – come at us again!  Knotty and gnarly; soft and sultry or perhaps perfectly proportional – the choice is yours when you sign up to Warped Threads’ Woven Wall Hanging Workshop.  Courtney and Nicky are well known for their wonderfully wicked weaves – their creative process is both spontaneous and organic resulting in bespoke works worth the lengthy wait list!  Join us in this hugely popular workshop on Sunday 19th February – get in quick as these seats are hot to trot!

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Hand Lettered Holidays - Christmas Edition (hosted event)
Dec
4
10:00 AM10:00

Hand Lettered Holidays - Christmas Edition (hosted event)

A Windsor Workshop hosted workshop by Jasmine Designs. Come join Jasmine for a day of lettering, creativity and Christmas! You will enjoy a festive morning of Christmas Lettering filled with Christmas cheer and card making! Each person will receive a pack of notecards and swing tags, all designed so you can add your lettering to them and create something truly individual for your loved ones. 

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On the Rise - a speaker event with new talent
Nov
24
7:15 PM19:15

On the Rise - a speaker event with new talent

Hear from a talented group of women who will ignite your heart and mind with stories and practical advice that will transform your life and business. Learn about gratitude, story telling for the spotlight shy, why you need to start saying no, how to embrace uncertainty and the art of forgiveness. 

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Woven Rope Jewellery with Philippa Taylor, Ouchflower
Nov
13
9:30 AM09:30

Woven Rope Jewellery with Philippa Taylor, Ouchflower

Back by popular demand, we are simply over joyed to be offering a workshop with Philippa Taylor of Ouchflower, where you will learn how to create contemporary jewellery out of materials such as rope and fibre.  Do not miss out on this wonderful opportunity to spend some time with one of Melbourne’s most admired artists!

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Cross Stitch Your Own Family Portrait with Threadfolk
Oct
30
10:00 AM10:00

Cross Stitch Your Own Family Portrait with Threadfolk

Calling all those who want to capture their unique family unit in a charming and modern take on the (sometimes dreaded) family portrait. Libby from ‘Threadfolk’ will liase with you personally, to create the perfect wee image of you and your beloveds. Libby will then travel from Sydney to Melbourne to personally teach you (in a workshop environment) how to cross-stitch this gorgeous image. Perfect Christmas Present!

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The Melbourne Surface Art Symposium
Sep
16
1:00 PM13:00

The Melbourne Surface Art Symposium

We are excited to be hosting The Melbourne Surface Art Symposium – bringing together a range of speakers and special guests for an afternoon of networking, learning and shared cups of tea in our sun-drenched studio

Three industry speakers and a panel of special guests will share their knowledge on a range of topics from varied experiences in the world of designing and selling art. The afternoon is rounded off with Q&A for our group of presenters, followed by networking and refreshments.

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T-Shirt Yarn Crochet with Full Tilt Nanna
Aug
14
10:00 AM10:00

T-Shirt Yarn Crochet with Full Tilt Nanna

Introducing - Anthea Abell!  Anthea’s label, “Full Tilt Nanna” is everything you would expect it to be - crocheted goodness wrapped up in the form of kids toys and accessories, as well as her famous personalised Fortune Cookies and Tooth Fairy Pillows. Anthea is here to teach you the basics of crocheting just in case your Nanna rep needs some revival! 

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Colour for a Cause - Kyashi Writes
Jul
28
7:00 PM19:00

Colour for a Cause - Kyashi Writes

Unless you have been living under a rock, or perhaps in Antarctica over the last year or so, you will know by now, that colouring-in is G-O-O-D for you! Shown to reduce stress and anxiety, Clinical Psychologists are prescribing art therapy (and have done so for many years) as a way to decrease symptoms of physical and emotional distress in their patients. But there are more benefits to adult colouring-in than first meets the eye. Join us on the last Thursday of every month to discover the benefits.

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Warm up with Tamil Curries cooking class – Free to Feed
Jul
16
5:00 PM17:00

Warm up with Tamil Curries cooking class – Free to Feed

The free to feed program enhances employment opportunities for asylum seekers and refugees, who have exceptional cooking skills but are facing barriers to employment. In this class, you'll be greeted with a delicious appetiser to get the party started! Then you’ll learn to make a selection of Niro's delicious Tamil dishes, including his heart (and belly) warming chicken curry and lamb curry. Let Niro take you on a culinary journey to his homeland through these dishes, and learn the secrets to great Tamil cooking. 

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