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December 2018

Basket Weaving – December

12:30 pm — 4:30 pm

ABOUT THE HOUSE OF ARTISAN WORKSHOP FINAL BASKET WEAVING WORKSHOP FOR 2018 Enjoy an afternoon of traditional Basket Weaving using Cats Claw vine.  Ian Mackay is one of our favourite featured Artisans with sold out classes every time. He will guide you through all the necessary techniques for making your very own basket.  This class is suitable for all ages, even the young ones.  Limited to 10 participants, get in early and book for this popular Artisan.  Ian will keep…

Christmas Wreaths – Sold out

1:00 pm — 3:30 pm

ABOUT THE HOUSE OF ARTISAN WORKSHOP This workshop hosted by Jan at Branch & Blossom will involve the completion of 2 styles of Christmas wreath. A traditional style using fresh foliages and flowers in an oasis wreath A contemporary style constructed using a combination of natural vines, organic elements and artificial berries. Participants will leave with 2 completed wreaths and learn numerous techniques for construction including; conditioning of fresh flowers and foliages, bow making and basic floral design. Suitable for:…

January 2019

One on One Photography Lesson for Beginners

January 16, 2019 10:00 am — December 31, 2019 12:00 pm

ABOUT YOUR HOUSE OF ARTISAN CLASS Available all year round.  Choose a One on One Photography Lesson with Bambi and hone in on your own camera handling skills or give a gift to someone who loves Photography and wants to learn more. This is perfect if you have been using your camera on Automatic and want to learn how to use Manual mode.  Or if you just want to brush up or expand your knowledge on other aspects of photography…

Artisan Soap Making – SOLD OUT

9:00 am — 1:30 pm
House of Artisan Studio

ABOUT THE ARTISAN Melek Fahey of Oska & Willow is a Gympie based Artisan soap maker who’s business was born out of necessity to create a soap and other bath & body products that are loaded with nourishing ingredients beneficial to the skin. Her soaps are not only practical, they are a luxurious experience. They pride themselves on sourcing the majority of ingredients locally. To see more of Oska & Willow, click here.   ABOUT THE WORKSHOP If you’ve ever seen,…

February 2019

Sourdough for Beginners – SOLD OUT

9:30 am — 12:00 pm
House of Artisan Studio

ABOUT THE ARTISAN A dedicated ‘foodie’ and obsessive home cook for over thirty years, Leah has now fallen hard for the handsome allure of sourdough, along with fermented foods in general. Baking around 40 loaves a week in her humble home kitchen, Leah designed this workshop to share her methods and enable the home cook to achieve real, artisan bread (for only a couple of dollars a loaf!)   ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Always wanted to make sourdough but felt too…

Weave your own Basket using Cats Claw

12:30 pm — 4:30 pm
House of Artisan Studio

ABOUT THE HOUSE OF ARTISAN WORKSHOP Enjoy an afternoon of traditional Basket Weaving using Cats Claw vine.  Ian Mackay is one of our favourite featured Artisans with sold out classes every time. He will guide you through all the necessary techniques for making your very own wine bottle carrier.  This class is suitable for all ages, even the young ones.  Limited to 10 participants, get in early and book for this popular Artisan.  Ian will keep you entertained all afternoon…

Soughdough for Beginners – Afternoon class – SOLD OUT

2:00 pm — 4:30 pm
House of Artisan Studio

ABOUT THE ARTISAN A dedicated ‘foodie’ and obsessive home cook for over thirty years, Leah has now fallen hard for the handsome allure of sourdough, along with fermented foods in general. Baking around 40 loaves a week in her humble home kitchen, Leah designed this workshop to share her methods and enable the home cook to achieve real, artisan bread (for only a couple of dollars a loaf!)   ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Always wanted to make sourdough but felt too…

2 day Garden Art Mosaics – SOLD OUT

February 23, 2019 9:30 am — February 24, 2019 2:30 pm
House of Artisan Studio

ABOUT THE ARTISAN Inspired by the colours and designs of nature, Heather has slowly developed her own style of mosaic art. In a small dedicated area in her living room, Heather creates both small and large items for indoor and outdoor display. From renewed furniture to pieces designed for specific places, her art combines texture, design and colour to delight and amaze. ABOUT THE HOUSE OF ARTISAN WORKSHOP Here is an opportunity for you to make full use of Heather’s…

March 2019

Lino Printing 101 – Printmaking

10:00 am — 4:00 pm
House of Artisan Studio

INTRODUCING KIM HERRINGE… I am passionate about 2 things … printmaking and teaching. Sharing the craft of printmaking, hand printing onto paper and sharing calming and sometimes quirky moments from the natural environment as my subject matter drives my arts practice; and fuels my passion to teach. Working with relief and intaglio printmaking media, in a culture of haste and automation, I find that the natural environment encourages us to be still and present. With my art, I can bring…

Soy Wax Candle Making – SOLD OUT

9:30 am — 12:30 pm
House of Artisan Studio

ABOUT THE ARTISAN Bambi has been a closet Soy Candle Maker since 2012, when she wanted to learn how to make candles to give as personalised Thank you gifts for friends and referring businesses.  She has been making candles in her spare time and saving loads of cash in the process.  The best part was being able to recycle glass mason jars and make vanilla scented candles to scatter throughout her entire wedding reception.  The aroma was insanely gorgeous!  …

April 2019

Kokedamas

9:00 am — 10:00 am
House of Artisan Studio

ABOUT THE HOUSE OF ARTISAN WORKSHOP Kokedama is a style of Japanese bonsai made by taking your plant out of its pot and into a ball of soil held together with a unique soil mixture, moss and string. They look great hanging as well!  This class is a super quick and easy way to show you how to make your own Kokedama and continue making more at home.  Claudia will even have kits and extra supplies if you’d like to…

May 2019

The Art of Floral Arranging at Home

1:00 pm — 3:00 pm

ABOUT THE HOUSE OF ARTISAN WORKSHOP In this 2 hour workshop participants will learn the art of creating well balanced floral arrangements at home. We will explore the principals and elements of good floral design and discuss the use of florals and greenery you can find at home. The first arrangement will be created using seasonal native flowers in your choice of concrete or ceramic pot supplied by Branch and Blossom. The second will be created in your favourite pot…

Macrame Wall Hanging for Beginners – SOLD OUT

9:30 am — 1:30 pm
House of Artisan Studio

ABOUT THE HOUSE OF ARTISAN WORKSHOP Come join in a fun morning of creating in this popular macrame class. You will learn the basics of macrame and a number of different knotting techniques to complete a gorgeous bohemian style wall hanging•. The workshops are relaxed small groups with plenty of one on one opportunity. We will be using beautiful quality soft twisted 100% cotton cord, driftwood or oak dowel. •Please Note: Your final design may differ slightly to picture Workshop…

June 2019

French Inspired Rag Doll – SOLD OUT

9:00 am — 1:00 pm
House of Artisan Studio

ABOUT THE ARTISAN Robin is Gympie’s version of a hidden Mary River gold nugget! Attracted by the lure of beautiful vintage French and Italian fabrics, embellishments, and her life long love of sewing, she has developed her own gorgeous range of Rag Dolls.  And she has agreed to teach her craft to 8 incredibly lucky participants! After her father passed away Robin and her mum Betty would spend time together sewing for family and friends using vintage and recycled fabrics…

Sourdough for Beginners – SOLD OUT

9:30 am — 12:00 pm
House of Artisan Studio

ABOUT THE ARTISAN A dedicated ‘foodie’ and obsessive home cook for over thirty years, Leah has now fallen hard for the handsome allure of sourdough, along with fermented foods in general. Baking around 40 loaves a week in her humble home kitchen, Leah designed this workshop to share her methods and enable the home cook to achieve real, artisan bread (for only a couple of dollars a loaf!)   ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Always wanted to make sourdough but felt too…

Kefirs, Kombucha and Kraut – SOLD OUT

2:30 pm — 4:30 pm
House of Artisan Studio

ABOUT THE ARTISAN A dedicated ‘foodie’ and obsessive home cook for over thirty years, Leah has now fallen hard for the handsome allure of sourdough, along with fermented foods in general.   ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Everyone’s talking about ‘fermented foods’! For good reason – they’re tasty and nutritious but actually very easy to make yourself. Come along to this hands-on workshop and learn to make your own delicious pro-biotic drinks and tasty fermented vegetables. You’ll hear about gut health and…

July 2019

Next Level Sourdough – SOLD OUT

9:30 am — 12:00 pm
House of Artisan Studio

ABOUT THE ARTISAN A dedicated ‘foodie’ and obsessive home cook for over thirty years, Leah has now fallen hard for the handsome allure of sourdough, along with fermented foods in general. Baking around 40 loaves a week in her humble home kitchen, Leah designed this workshop to share her methods and enable the home cook to achieve real, artisan bread (for only a couple of dollars a loaf!)   ABOUT THE WORKSHOP SHE’S BAAAACCCKK! Are you already baking sourdough bread…

Soap Making with Oska & Willow

9:00 am — 1:00 pm
House of Artisan Studio

ABOUT THE ARTISAN Melek Fahey of Oska & Willow is a Gympie based Artisan soap maker who’s business was born out of necessity to create a soap and other bath & body products that are loaded with nourishing ingredients beneficial to the skin. Her soaps are not only practical, they are a luxurious experience. They pride themselves on sourcing the majority of ingredients locally. To see more of Oska & Willow, click here.   ABOUT THE WORKSHOP If you’ve ever seen,…

August 2019

Basket Weaving using Cats Claw – SOLD OUT

9:00 am — 1:00 pm
House of Artisan Studio

ABOUT THE HOUSE OF ARTISAN WORKSHOP Enjoy a morning of traditional Basket Weaving using Cats Claw vine.  Ian Mackay is one of our favourite featured Artisans with sold out classes every time. He will guide you through all the necessary techniques for making your very own Basket of any shape and size.  This class is suitable for all ages, even the young ones.  Limited to 10 participants, get in early and book for this popular Artisan.  Ian will keep you…

Create your own pair of Summer Sandals

9:30 am — 5:30 pm
House of Artisan Studio

ABOUT THE ARTISAN Lisa is a Brisbane based shoemaker who has spent the last several years running her own business in the production and design of women’s footwear with clientele throughout Australia, New Zealand, UK, France, Denmark and the US. As a means of sharing her shoe making skills and knowledge in a supportive and accessible way, she founded The Shoe Camaraderie in late 2017. Through the workshop Lisa’s goal is to offer a manageable process by which participants can…

October 2019

Draw Your Pet Workshop

1:30 pm — 4:30 pm
Secret Location

ABOUT THE ARTISAN Melanie has been working as a Graphic Designer and Illustrator for 14 years, and she started drawing pet portraits at the request of a friend a couple of years ago. Since then, demand has grown and she is now very close to completing her 100th portrait. Melanie only started teaching her techniques this year with remarkable results achieved by workshop attendees. Feedback has shown that everyone has been thrilled and completely surprised at the quality of the…

Sourdough Bagels, Scrolls & More

9:30 am — 12:00 pm
House of Artisan Studio

ABOUT THE ARTISAN A dedicated ‘foodie’ and obsessive home cook for over thirty years, Leah has now fallen hard for the handsome allure of sourdough, along with fermented foods in general. Baking around 60 loaves a week in her humble home kitchen, Leah designed this workshop to share her methods and enable the home cook to achieve real, artisan bread (for only a couple of dollars a loaf!)   ABOUT THE WORKSHOP SHE’S BAAAACCCKK! You’ve done my ‘Sourdough for Beginners’…

Kefir, Kombucha & Kraut

2:00 pm — 4:30 pm
House of Artisan Studio

ABOUT THE ARTISAN A dedicated ‘foodie’ and obsessive home cook for over thirty years, Leah has now fallen hard for the handsome allure of sourdough, along with fermented foods in general.   ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Everyone’s talking about ‘fermented foods’! For good reason – they’re tasty and nutritious but actually very easy to make yourself. Come along to this hands-on workshop and learn to make your own delicious pro-biotic drinks and tasty fermented vegetables. You’ll hear about gut health and…

November 2019

2 Day Mosaic Lazy Susan Workshop

November 16, 2019 9:30 am — November 17, 2019 3:30 pm
House of Artisan Studio

ABOUT THE ARTISAN Inspired by the colours and designs of nature, Heather has slowly developed her own style of mosaic art. In a small dedicated area in her living room, Heather creates both small and large items for indoor and outdoor display. From renewed furniture to pieces designed for specific places, her art combines texture, design and colour to delight and amaze. ABOUT THE HOUSE OF ARTISAN WORKSHOP Here is an opportunity for you to make full use of Heather’s…

Macrame Wall Hanging for Beginners – Sold Out

9:30 am — 1:30 pm
House of Artisan Studio

ABOUT THE HOUSE OF ARTISAN WORKSHOP Come join in a fun morning of creating in this popular macrame class. You will learn the basics of macrame and a number of different knotting techniques to complete a gorgeous bohemian style wall hanging•. The workshops are relaxed small groups with plenty of one on one opportunity. We will be using beautiful quality soft twisted 100% cotton cord, driftwood or oak dowel. •Please Note: Your final design may differ slightly to picture Workshop…

Rag Doll Making – Sunday Class – Sold Out

9:30 am — 1:30 pm
House of Artisan Studio

ABOUT THE ARTISAN Robin is Gympie’s version of a hidden Mary River gold nugget! Attracted by the lure of beautiful vintage French and Italian fabrics, embellishments, and her life long love of sewing, she has developed her own gorgeous range of Rag Dolls.  And she has agreed to teach her craft to 8 incredibly lucky participants! After her father passed away Robin and her mum Betty would spend time together sewing for family and friends using vintage and recycled fabrics…

March 2020

Everything Old is New again – Upcycling Immersion Day

9:30 am — 3:00 pm
Gympie Regional Art Gallery

ABOUT THE ARTISAN Every day, we eat and we dress. We have become conscious of our food, it is time to become more conscious of our clothing. We believe in slow clothing: dressing for health and wellbeing rather than status and looks. We believe in ethical, sustainable choices that don’t harm people or the planet. We want to know the story about where clothing comes from and we believe in care and repair, refashion and restyle of existing clothing using…

Cats Claw Basket Weaving

12:30 pm — 4:30 pm
Gympie Regional Art Gallery

ABOUT THE HOUSE OF ARTISAN WORKSHOP Enjoy an afternoon of traditional Basket Weaving using Cats Claw vine.  Ian Mackay is one of our favourite featured Artisans with sold out classes every time. He will guide you through all the necessary techniques for making your very own wine bottle carrier.  This class is suitable for all ages, even the young ones.  Limited to 10 participants, get in early and book for this popular Artisan.  Ian will keep you entertained all afternoon…

Mosaic for Beginners

10:00 am — 4:00 pm
Coolum, Sunshine Coast

ABOUT THE ARTISAN Heather is originally from New Zealand and now calls the Sunshine Coast home. She has lived and taught in Borneo and The Bahamas for 11 years.  Heather is a Mosaic Artist, drawing inspiration from geometric patterns in Nature, and from travel experiences, such as visiting Gaudi’s work in Barcelona and the ancient Turkish mosaics in Sardis and Ephesus. She mosaic surfaces for both utility and asthetics, often using secondhand furniture, as much of it is made of…

All Workshops temporarily suspended

March 23, 2020 8:00 am — August 31, 2020 5:00 pm
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