The Old Auction House, glassblowing and mosaic and painting teacher

The Old Auction House

The Old Auction House

location_on Kyneton, Melbourne

4.9 (737)
Instagram followers3k

The Old Auction House is an independently run multi-use arts precinct located in the regional Victorian town of Kyneton, just an hour north of Melbourne. Housed in a historic weatherboard building, which served as the much loved Ferris auction rooms for over 80 years, the precinct opened in April 2017 and is home to a variety of artistic spaces.

The Old Auction House is currently home to a retail shop specialising in quality Australian handmade items, four working artist studios including local glass artists Leadlight By Ettore, a teaching space for visiting artists, and two gallery spaces with rotating exhibitions.

The Old Auction House is open 7 days and the entire space has been renovated to be accessible for those with prams, wheelchairs, and mobility issues.

The Old Auction House has a focus on community engagement in the arts. Each studio runs a variety of classes with different artists and materials throughout the year.

Please have a look through our full list of classes to see the range of crafts and skills you can learn with our tutors or get in touch to book a private group session or party.






Classes


Silver Jewellery Making Workshop for Beginners

5.0 (318)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Kyneton

1 to 5

label $145 - $150

Glass Light Catcher Workshop

5.0 (65)

date_range 19 Oct, 7 Dec

location_on Kyneton

1 to 10

label $180 - $185

Australian Botanical Still Life Workshop

4.9 (7)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Kyneton

1 to 10

label $295 - $300

Leadlight Windows Course

5.0 (56)

date_range Sat 30 Nov, 10:30am

location_on Kyneton

1 to 10

label $370 - $375

Kokedama Workshop - Macedon Ranges

4.9 (34)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Kyneton

1 to 10

label $130 - $135

Fused Glass Workshop for Beginners

4.9 (48)

date_range Sat 14 Sep, 10:30am

location_on Kyneton

1 to 10

label $160 - $165

Illustration Workshop: Ink and Watercolour Wash

4.8 (53)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Kyneton

1 to 10

label $230 - $235

All Day Print Making Workshop

5.0 (7)

date_range 22 Jun, 26 Oct

location_on Kyneton

1 to 6

label $230 - $235

Landscape Painting Workshop

4.8 (6)

date_range Sat 29 Jun, 10:30am

location_on Kyneton

1 to 10

label $280 - $285

All Day Eco-Printing Workshop

5.0 (20)

date_range Sat 21 Sep, 10:30am

location_on Kyneton

1 to 8

label $230 - $235

Mosaic Course for Beginners

5.0 (21)

date_range Sat 31 Aug, 10:30am

location_on Kyneton

1 to 10

label $240 - $245

All Day Silver Gem Setting Workshop

4.9 (18)

date_range Sat 5 Oct, 10:30am

location_on Kyneton

1 to 4

label $495 - $500

Polymer Clay Slabs Class: Create and Sip

5.0 (4)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Kyneton

4 to 10

label $120

Organic Silver Bangle Workshop

4.8 (5)

date_range Contact for details

location_on Kyneton

1 to 5

label $185 - $195

Glass Lampwork Bead Class - Macedon Ranges

4.9 (17)

date_range Contact for details

location_on Kyneton

1 to 7

label $255 - $260

3d Wet Felted Pod Workshop

5.0 (2)

date_range Contact for details

location_on Kyneton

1 to 8

label $170 - $175

Christmas Card Making Workshop

4.6 (5)

date_range Contact for details

location_on Kyneton

1 to 6

label $130 - $135

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Reviews

(737)


Lawrence O'Dwyer May 2024


The silversmithing class was great, the teacher (Sarah) very friendly, helpful and respectful. The old auction house in Kyneton was the perfect venue, gift shop, art gallery and studios. The materials were supplied and easy to use. It was well worth the money.

Kristy Lang May 2024


I loved the whole experience, great encouraging teacher, prefect venue and we had a great group! Would definitely recommend.

Pradip Patadia May 2024


Quite excellent, Trainer Sarah is expert, if you eager to learn new skill best place for joining.

Margaret Vlamis May 2024


What a lovely experience! Sarah was patient and great to work with. Highly recommended! Class size was perfect.

Silver Jewellery Making Workshop for Beginners review by Margaret Vlamis - Melbourne

Jennifer Farrell May 2024


Had an absolute wonderful time. My daughter and I learnt so much about jewellery making. Sarah was great, she takes her time to teach, show and encourage you to make a great array of things. Venue was great and certainly great value for money.
The whole thing was fabulous. Thanks very much Sarah, had a fantastic afternoon.
Look forward to future workshops.
Highly recommend this class.

Gail Price May 2024


It would appear teaching a group of people how to perform the art of Kokedama successfully requires great patience with a solid knowledge base
Lil provided all this and more in her class at the Old Auction House in Macedon Ranges with full provision of supplies and loads of confidence building skills making us all feel like champions of the art by the end of session.

Natalie Morton May 2024


Great introduction to kokedama creating. 3hrs went by quickly! Learnt the skills to create these pieces, now to hone the skills more..Lil was great & very informative with passing on her knowledge of the kokedama making.. my 2 plants made it home, with instructions to care for them. Can highly recommend introducing yourself to this workshop & creating your own pieces to take home

Kokedama Workshop - Macedon Ranges review by Natalie Morton - Melbourne

Robert Paley May 2024


Rhaine was a fantastic teacher. I highly recommend this class if you're interested in stained glass.

Kristen Healy May 2024


It was a great couple of days and we all managed to produce beautiful pieces! There's several templates to choose from and the teachers are very knowledgeable.

Chrissie McKie May 2024


A great date idea! The teacher was so patient, encouraging and knowledgeable. Location was easy to find and having a small class helped learning the ring making process. My husband made a two tone ring whilst I made two rings and a pair of earrings.

Evelyn Zhao May 2024


It was an unforgettable experience! I made a necklace that I’m very happy with. Sarah is a great teacher, she made the class really fun and informative.

Silver Jewellery Making Workshop for Beginners review by Evelyn Zhao - Melbourne

Rosemary Hinton May 2024


Fantastic experience. Thoroughly enjoyed it and achieved something beautiful! A lot harder than I thought, but patient, positive and knowledgeable teachers in Rae day one and Ettore and Janet day 2. Great sense of humour and very happy for each to learn as doing. All materials provided and explainedfound a lack of available glass colours to use, would have liked more, but still enough choice just dont have set ideas in mind!
Location is fantastic and plenty of free parking around outside or in neighbouring streets. Coffee shop directly opposite for before class and lunch nice lunch provided on day one from there. Interesting shop in foreground of building.
Would love more availability for regular leadlight classes but understandably hugely popular and waiting list!
Great way to spend a weekend. Fantastic experience. Would highly recommend if you like leadlight! and want an outlet and sense of satifaction at completion! Thank you.

Say Chin Lim May 2024


I always wanted to learn jewellery making and I found the ClassBento site offering weekend classes.
Sarah, our teacher is a very positive, calm, encouraging and patience. Her class size is small compared in size and personalised too. Thank you Sarah for the experience and the after class material resources!

Emily Crawford May 2024


OMG Kyneton is such the Art hub! I loved the vibe at The Old Auction House. Such a bright cheerful environment I Loved learning new technique's and will be back!

Jewellery Making class review by Emily Crawford - Melbourne

Judith Francis May 2024


Really enjoyed the class. Glenda was fantastic and taught with enthusiasm, patience and encouragement. Loved our end products.

Marietta Taylor May 2024


So well organised and amazing instructors. I would recommend this class to everyone. It was great.

Jen Grinter May 2024


Great afternoon learning the beginnings of silver smithing Sarah was a wonderful teacher great humour caring and attentive to each participant.

Jewellery Making class review by Jen Grinter - Melbourne

Gene Kee May 2024


Sarah is creative, has a flair for teaching snd very hi.urous!

Definitely. Doing more classes with her.

Sharon Cairney May 2024


I completed the felting class. I felt that it was a bit expensive for two hours BUT the instructor was excellent, as was the venue and the learning.
I totally enjoyed the experience, so it was worth it.

Angela Dacre May 2024


Wonderful class in a great venue. Sarah is a fantastic teacher, very relaxed and patient with so much knowledge about all aspects of jewellery making. Very hands on class creating 2 pieces of jewellery while learning important techniques. Good quality materials. Delicious lunch provided. Fun day which flew past. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone who enjoys creating.

Peter McCraw Apr 2024


Linda lead a relaxed and engaging workshop.
It was helpful to try several different approaches to using ink and watercolour, and I was able to develop my skills in a few areas.
It was also lovely to take home a quality little ink and watercolour kit to keep using!

Phil Berry Apr 2024


A great friendly atmosphere, teacher was very good and the small class size was great.

Corrina Kertesz Apr 2024


A wonderful class that allowed the opportunity to explore different watercolour techniques and pen/ink overlays.
I loved the opportunity to create composite illustrations, and left the class with a handful of half finished exercises and ideas of how to make the techniques mine within my own subject matter/style.

The instructor was lovely, knowledgeable and funny.

I would recommend this course.

Helene Coloretti Apr 2024


Thoroughly enjoyed this class. Our teacher Linda was terrific, both with her knowledge, experience and encouragement.
As someone with minimal artistic ability or hands on knowledge, i found learning about the techniques interesting and will endeavour to put these into practice.
Class size was great too!

Sharon Brown Apr 2024


I enjoyed the workshop. Sarah was great, very informative, helpful and patient. Anyone could give it a go.

Gayle French Apr 2024


Great venue and Linda was fantastic, I learnt a lot. Excellent value for money. Thanks to all of the friendly staff.

Leanne Trickey Apr 2024


The ink and watercolour workshop was great! I was surprised by all the great quality materials we were given. Linda was very enthusiastic and had lots of techniques and ideas to share.

Cheryl Torpey Apr 2024


Interfacing with Linda was excellent, but the wonderful group of diverse creatives that were in the workshop added to the experience. Was a delight to feel free to immerse and experiment in mediums and not feel at all inadequate - given I have minimal practical art experience.

Merrin Ballantine Apr 2024


This was such a fantastic course for an introduction to copper foil lead lighting.

It was such a great experience and Rhain’s knowledge and patience was fantastic with all the questions we bombarded her with.

Amazing workshop I would highly recommend.

Barbara Wallace Apr 2024


The day was excellent. Our teacher, Rhain, was patient, friendly and informative. The venue was great an well spaced, The materials supplied were plentiful and the equipment was accessible and very easy to work with. The colours and texture of the glass supplied was varied with so much to choose from. It was the first time I'd worked with glass and the copper foiling experience was brilliant and rewarding. I felt the class was very good value for money as all materials, use of equipment and lunch was included in the cost. I loved being able to take home my completed light catcher after the day's course. The whole experience was fantastic fun!

Elizabeth Wells Apr 2024


Great information given to help with painting techniques. Excellent tutor. Leant how to paint glass containers

Jo Beckerleg Apr 2024


I had such a great experience doing this class. Emily taught me some very relevant tips to further my skills in acrylic painting.
Emily was very attentive to all of us. Her preparation was terrific so we could just get on with it.
Emily encouraged us to walk around and share our experiences and paintings with each other.
Thank you for the delicious lunch! I wasn’t expecting to take home the brushes and paints do that was an added bonus!
I love this venue, it was well set up. I’m looking forward to seeing what other activities you have lined up!

Kaye Dixon Apr 2024


All good eco printing
Well explained n demonstrated
Great lunch
Friendly atmosphere
Learnt lots about eco printing

Claire Weaver Apr 2024


Loved the teacher, Emily. Learnt about acrylics and how to mix them and some tips and tricks for making a still life. It’s handy to have materials provided and also means I can finish working on the piece at home.

Kathleen Kaplan Apr 2024


Great class and teacher. We learnt new techniques and styles. A very enjoyable day. Thank you.

Nadee Jayasekera Apr 2024


Emily was wonderful. It was refreshing to learn more about colour and value. Had everything needed to complete the piece. Venue was nice and cozy. It was great to be surrounded by like minded women encouraging each other and uplifting each other.
Well done to Emily for a fabulous workshop.

Julie Payne Apr 2024


Very clear instructions with examples of different techniques. Yummy lunch
Everything provided. No toxic chemicals

Marion Coulson Apr 2024


Was a great day. The instructor Emily was able to address students needs according to their skill levels.
Lunch was delicious! We had a great group. Everyone was encouraging of others. The mood felt collaborative.

Angela Bateman Apr 2024


I enjoyed it all, the atmosphere was relaxing. Everything was provided, delicious food, quality materials and great teaching. I definitely learnt something. Thanks

Rhyl Gould Apr 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Well organised class.
Time is pretty short but able to complete my idea. I like the idea of coming away with something practical. Only suggestion would be perhaps 30 minutes longer.
A good experience.

Matilda Catherine Simpson Apr 2024


Absolutely loved learning how to make fused glass. It was easy, accessible and so fun. Rhaine the instructor was also very friendly and helpful. A really great activity! Thank you :)

Lauren Linke Apr 2024


Everything was great! Very helpful advise and super fun, would recommend and look into other classes

Kristen Simpson Apr 2024


Everything about this experience today was first rate. Generous provision of materials, excellent instructor, very pleasant environment and all the encouragement needed and provided to ensure that students left with something of which to be very proud. I’ll be back for more classes on more creative pursuits. Thank you so much!

Margaret Skora Mar 2024


Sarah was amazing. So much fun and really made the experience so special. We had creative freedom and I even got to make 4 different pieces of beautiful jewellery. 10/10

Maggie Skors Mar 2024


Sarah was the most lovely person to work with, she was beyond helpful and just the kindest person. Her passion for jewellery making made the experience that so much more enjoyable. All around amazing experience would definitely recommend:)

Michelle Sykes Mar 2024


I really enjoyed my time in this course. The time taken to help us all with our pieces was great, very informative and everyone was very welcoming. Thank you for sparking an interest in Leadlighting for me, I’ll be recommending this course to everyone that’ll listen to me!

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Michelle Sykes - Melbourne

Fiona Wade Mar 2024


A fab introduction to leadlight window creation. Small class size meant we had great access to the instructors and everyone created their own small leadlight panel over the weekend.
Loved it.

Leadlight Windows Course review by Fiona Wade - Melbourne

Alexis Harley Mar 2024


Thank you for the fantastic leadlight class. Rhain, Ettore, Jo and Janet were an excellent teaching team, who gave lots of hands-on teaching as we made our own leadlight panels. It was great to be able to select from the huge range of coloured and textured glasses and a range of designs for our panels, and I’m really pleased to be taking home a panel that looks (to my beginner’s eye) totally professional. It was nice meeting fellow students and chatting as we worked and the lunch on Saturday was delish.

Leadlight Windows Course review by Alexis Harley - Melbourne

Betty Votskos Mar 2024


fantastic afternoon. Sarah was generous with her time and knowledge, always making sure everyone was ok. Highly recommend this class for a fun day out. The small class made it cosy. looking forward to doing a second class! Thanks Sarah

Tina Abela Mar 2024


Thank you so much Sarah! We loved your class! Loved the venue, loved that it was a small Intimate class. Loved, loved loved it, thank you

Catherine Keenan Mar 2024


Very enjoyable learning experience. Since I was staying in Kyneton this was on my bucket list. Sara the teacher was fabulous and full of encouragement. I came home with 2 pairs of lovely earrings.

Karlisa Smy Mar 2024


Sarah is better than silver she is 100% gold! Book in and see for yourself!

Stephanie Morgan Mar 2024


I can't recommend this course highly enough. I took my best friend for her birthday. Neither of us had any previous experience, but with some simple instructions from the lovely Sarah we were soon hammering away, practising a range of techniques using lots of different hammers and stamps to achieve different effects on silver, copper and bronze. Tempering with a blow torch and quenching the metal was particularly satisfying. I left the course with a copper necklace that exceeded any expectations of what I could achieve, and my friend made a beautiful silver ring and a pair of earrings.

Evelyn Jane Robson Mar 2024


Sarah was absolutely spectacular. My partner and I had a wonderful time with her expert guidance learning how to make beautiful jewellery. Such a warm and inviting space to create

Jewellery Making class review by Evelyn Jane Robson - Melbourne

Janie Ryan Mar 2024


Enjoyed this class so much. Great fun. Sarah was informative and very patient. I made a lovely ring as well as a pair of earrings. Cannot recommend this class enough!

Claire Muller Mar 2024


Great easy going atmosphere, very easy guidance, very enjoyable-, came home with a nice piece jewellery-thank you

Junene Lesley Souter Mar 2024


Relaxing creative sessions with use of plenty of materials. Helpful advice and encouragement. Loved the experience.

Linda Davis Mar 2024


We received a voucher as a gift. We had a great time, our teacher was friendly and patient!

Kokedama class review by Linda Davis - Melbourne

John Alp Mar 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


A very entertaining and fulfilling class.
The teacher was great, venue good and we got to take our efforts away with us.
Highly recommended.

Michel Kowalski Mar 2024


Well run class with a friendly, experienced teacher. Materials and choice of plants was great and my finished Kokedama look fantastic.

Vanessa Aitken Feb 2024


Great introduction to working with glass and making something creative! Teacher very friendly, accommodating and patient!

Debra Deluca Feb 2024


The silver jewellery class was great value and a lot of fun. I made a ring and a pair of earrings in the time we had. The teacher gave easy to understand instructions, and was very calm and positive….nothing was a problem! I really recommend this class.

Kathryn Youren Feb 2024


Amazing! Sarah is so lovely, and I learnt so much (including, removal of barriers to do it from home). An extensive amount of choices and materials!

Jewellery Making class review by Kathryn Youren - Melbourne

Fotini Cullen Feb 2024


I really enjoyed this class. Florence started off by showing us how she would approach a new painting, discussing the main things to be aware of, which I found really interesting and useful, then we all painted the same picture followed by another picture that we chose after lunch. Florence was generous with advice, while we painted which I really appreciated too. Lunch and coffees were lovely too. all up a great day, and would totally recommend this class to both beginners or more experienced people

Nikita Scott Feb 2024


A thoroughly enjoyable class! Sarah is incredibly knowledgeable in this craft and accommodated to every individual students ideas they wanted to achieve in the class. I absolutely adore the creations we made and were able to take home and I would highly recommend it to anyone!

Silver Jewellery Making Workshop for Beginners review by Nikita Scott - Melbourne

Peter Norman Feb 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended


This class was a good opportunity to do something creative while on long service leave.
Florence knew her subject matter well and skills transfer was balanced well for each student. Perhaps she could have bought some examples of her pieces along but this is obviously a choice she would need to make.
Love the venue, it just feels like a creative space. The welcome was also warm, friendly and informative.
Materials provided appeared all fit for purpose. In this case they applied to landscape painting with acrylics and perhaps an experienced artist may find fault but I certainly didn’t.
The class was good value for money, it provided a good taste of the medium and certainly whet the appetite for more.
What do I like most, I’d have to say the atmosphere of the venue, it is a place where you want to create.

Kay Shafi-Roden Feb 2024


Great teaching style, hands on and got to make some things as well as learnt so much!

Sofie Muceniekas Feb 2024


I had such a fun day doing this workshop. I'm not a particularly crafty person but this was a very accessible class. Being given templates to choose from that a tried and true for beginners was a great idea.
Even though I was slower than most I had lots of support and am very happy with the little chicken suncatcher that I made!
Thank you for running such an excellent introductory class. I'll definitely be attending more workshops at the Auction House in future. Excellent value for money too and yummy lunch.

Stephanie Kuczer Feb 2024


What an awesome class! I booked this for myself and a friend, as a Christmas treat. The teacher was so knowledgeable and approachable! She made the content easy to understand, and we were making right away. I made a couple of pieces in the class and I love them both. All the materials and tools were provided, so it was a perfect option for beginners.

Ron Wilson Feb 2024


The instructor was very knowledgable and the course flowed well. Materials are provided. I had enough time to make two rings and help someone else make earrings.

Andrea Whittaker Feb 2024


Sarah was lovely and walked us through our chosen projects step by step I gave this class to my two daughters for a Christmas present and we did it together, such a nice way to have time together and we all ended up with some bespoke jewellery as a result. Am eager to do some more

Rachel Russell Feb 2024


Sarah is a kind and supportive teacher. It was a lovely class that I'd be happy to attend again. Venue was great as well

Catriona Parker Feb 2024


This class was great! Our teacher was fabulous and the space is set up really well. The lunch provided was also lovely. Would definitely do another course here again.

Hung Sze Ki, Sylvia Feb 2024


Sarah was great and patient, love her class so much and enjoyed it a lot

Trish Gray Feb 2024


Sarah is a great instructor and makes you feel so at ease and in doing so builds confidence in beginners and more experienced alike. Making it a fun day for everyone. Very informative and helpful hints tricks and tips. A really good workshop.

Nicola Brown Feb 2024


I thoroughly enjoyed making a glass light catcher and it looks great in my window. Rhain is an excellent instructor - patient, knowledgeable genuinely interested in her students. This is the second workshop I have done with Rhain and I'll be back for more ????

Michelle Smith Feb 2024


I was gifted a ClassBento voucher and opted for a weekend away in Kyneton to try my hand at soldering as I’ve cut glass before. Rhaine was the most thorough, patient and attentive teacher! She was constantly close by and checking on us to ask any questions. She happily answered everything we threw at her and reacted with enthusiasm as if this was her first ever class she was passing her knowledge on to. I felt so welcome and comfortable learning something new. Tools and materials supplied were neatly prepared and presented and the glass options to choose from were generous. Included lunch was delicious! The venue was a great art and craft space, well organised and run. I loved the shop area so you had the option to buy tools and supplies relevant to your class as well as gain inspiration from works of talented artists for sale. LOVED everything about the day :)

Olwyn Jean Shephard Feb 2024


I thoroughly enjoyed the class from start to finish. Sarah, is very knowledgeable and an excellent tutor. A good choice of materials to choose from plus ample tools for everyone to use simultaneously. Venue very good and the workshop was good value. I learnt a lot of techniques and came away with a lovely ring and pendant. Thank you Sarah.

Jewellery Making class review by Olwyn Jean Shephard - Melbourne

Mark Cotter Feb 2024


Linda was very generous with her time and advice and provided examples of what was required of us all through the day. The course covered a lot of ground for people with limited skills, and some participants produced some very nice work. Linda exposed us to a wide range of techniques and varied the exercises throughout the day to maintain a good pace. It was also nice to see Linda talk with each participant about their partickluar interests throughout the day and offer advice-be it landscapes or birds or plants.
All the materials were provided which made it easy. For me the most valuable part was seeing the range of media that could be used in conjunction with watercolour to create the different effects. The venue was well suited to the workshop and the catering was very welcome and good quality

Phil Berry Jan 2024


A sensational way to spend an afternoon. I was completely present the entire time and Sarah was an incredibly knowledgeable and attentive facilitator. Look forward to attending more.

Heather Ranieri Jan 2024


The Old Auction House is a beautiful creative space. Janet is very knowledgeable about Eco Printing & guides everyone through the printing process making sure no one is left behind. Janet provides everything & gives everyone information to take home to continue with your eco printing journey. It's so exciting to see your own & everyone elses prints when they're ready!

Mary Catania Jan 2024


My teacher was amazing - I enjoyed every bit of it. I mad a ring and a love heart necklace charm. It was amazing - will do it again!

Jordan Williams Jan 2024


Honestly was not too sure what to expect on this class. I could see that Sarah had great reviews but was fairly hesitant at either:
* the quality of what we would produce
* how accessible this would feel to re-produce at home.

I should not have worried. From start to finish Sarah was truly excellent. The ability to teach, inspire through the very clear passion was second to none. For each student Sarah was able to read their best way of learning and resonate with them. I went with my partner who is a bit more detail oriented, dainty and careful than I would be. Sarah absolutely let us both indulge and really let our creativity shine.

We are super stoked with how all of our pieces turned out (oh another point, Sarah was very generous with the materials, and absolutely encouraged us to keep going and to really get the most out of the tools, time and the knowledge that was available to be shared).

Can't wait to try this at home and am sure we will be back.

Frida Petrie Jan 2024


Such an amazing class. I'm still buzzing from the experience! This was my first time working with silver. Sarah was wonderful at explaining different techniques and was so encouraging. I felt completely at ease to give it a go and ask questions along the way. I'm hooked now and am already recommending this course to others. Thanks so much Sarah!

Chris Williamson Jan 2024


This was a wonderful class and I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. Sarah created a really relaxed and fun environment and helped everyone make a really lovely piece. I was thrilled with the ring I made and also excited to read through the take-home materials and set myself up at home to continue playing with silver.

Vicki Paynter Jan 2024


Loved the Eco printing class I attended today. As usual, venue is fabulous and I learnt so much from Janet. I like to play around with different ways and techniques when I learn a new craft, I've come away with many ideas to explore. Thank you for a very enjoyable day.

Amelia Johnson Jan 2024


What a great day! Janet was so generous with her time, knowledge and encouragement. Great space and several different techniques explored.
Definitely recommend to anyone who is looking at this!

Stuart Hansford Jan 2024


The leadlight course was a great introduction. The teachers were knowledgable and struck the right balance between assisting and allowing you to practice. It covered all of the steps from what tools you needed and how to use them through to techniques for setting the glass, soldering and finishing the piece. I highly recommend this class if you want to begin your journey into leadlighting!

Leadlight Windows Course review by Stuart Hansford - Melbourne

Andrea Frank Jan 2024


Bought this as a gift for our mum. Great class and even better teachers in Ettore and Raine - a great opportunity to learn a little about the lead lighting process under their guidance and a beautiful piece to takeaway. Recommend highly.

Victoria Davis Jan 2024


The wait for this class was well worth it. Rhain and Ettore were both knowledgeable and great teachers. Learning a new skill was fun and interesting.

Katherine Bamford Jan 2024


I had so much fun and learnt so much! The team taught us so well and were so patient! I can’t wait to get back there and do the sun catcher!

Claire Grealy Dec 2023


This was a terrific class to do with our young adult kids - they loved it as did we. Sarah is very welcoming and constructive - calmly managing six beginners and keeping the rapport and humour rolling along. We all enjoyed the choice of materials and the tools - and the chance to experiment before deciding on a piece. We will return!

Denise Hoare Dec 2023


Fun class that was small making it easy to learn and get good advice from the teacher.
The teacher Sarah was excellent. Lot's of tips and very engaging.

Great way to spend a fun few hours learning something new with friends.

Nikolaos Makrygiorgis Dec 2023


Great time. Nice teacher, very helpful and patient
Almost made 2 rings on my first try!

Craig Byrne Nov 2023


The class was very enjoyable. The instructor was friendly and very patient, helping us all to produce a result we could be proud of. The lunch was delicious.

Samantha Batkla Nov 2023


Had a fantastic time learning new skills. Such a beautiful space and a creative atmosphere.

Dawn Williams Nov 2023


Kathryn was great, had a lot of knowledge and patience and the end result of coming away with some fantastic cards was just perfect finish for the day

Jennifer Greblo Nov 2023


Loved the dove card the most.
Small group numbers allowed us to have very attentive support from the teacher.
Great materials and a variety of techniques explored.
Lunch was sensational

Coral Crozier Nov 2023


I enjoyed the class Linda was very helpful in getting me back into painting and drawing again. Next year I am looking at joining a local art group again as it does inspire you when you are with like-minded people.

David Laird Nov 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Teacher was informative n very good at showing you 1 on 1. Materials supplied and work area were good. Lunch was very lovely. Overall I had an enjoyable time and has it has encouraged me to continue and look at next course in Feb 24.

Jennifer Skelly Nov 2023


Fantastic day in a wonderful creative environment. Our teacher was brilliant. Very very very encouraging and inspirational. Not only is she creative and very talented herself but can support others with their creativity and talent. The food provided and art supplies were also fantastic. Thanks so much. Xxxx

Mandy Smith Nov 2023


Teacher Linda was great, lots of experience with samples she had done to show class. Very approachable and good guidance and inspired you to explore and think outside the lines.
Very worthwhile class to take if you want to further yoyr illustrator skills. Thank you.

Nicole Merrigan Nov 2023


Informative and hands on experience and guidance through out the workshop. So rewarding to step away with a understanding of what to docoupled with encouragement and guidance through out the workshop of my 2 kokedamas to take home
Healthy and good value plants provided too quality all round !

Jan Short Nov 2023


Kathy and I had a great time with Sarah she has a similar sense of humour as we do ;)
I'm very pleased with my achievements and am wearing my earrings now !
Thank you Sarah for your wisdom in 'pulling together' my ideas XOX

Kerrie Jackson Nov 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Lily was very patient, ind and helpful Her explanations of what to do were clear. I lived this class and highly recommend it to anyone wanting to learn this fun, very messy and challenging (for me and some others!) skill.
Thankyou Lillian.

Anita Blume Nov 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Sarah is a wonderful patient teacher who did her best to ensure everyone got the time they needed from her. We were able to get through lots of information and make the most beautiful pieces. My friend and i loved this class and our jewellery.

Jewellery Making class review by Anita Blume - Melbourne

Colinda Mannix Nov 2023


Thank you Sarah for a wonderful class! It was informative, you presented the topic in an easy to understand way, and were more than happy to answer questions.
Your bench top method of making jewellery was well within reach and I found it so exciting that I'm off to check out buying my own set up. You will definitely see me again.
I'm looking forward to incorporating my own glass work with the earrings and ring that I made. Thank you so much!

Fern Ramsay Nov 2023


Lil was a great teacher, easy to understand and informative. It was an enjoyable class and I met some lovely people in the class

Verity McLucas Nov 2023


Everything from start to finish was awesome. Sarah was very skilled, knowledgeable and helpful, and I can't believe I got to make such a gorgeous ring in one workshop! It's thanks to the excellent teaching and making these skills accessible. Thank you, I love my ring :)

Ben Balshaw Nov 2023


Absolutely loved it. Great help and facilities. Would recommend. Keep these older lost skills alive.

Julia Braszell Nov 2023


Amazing teacher!
I left feeling warm, bubbly and inspired!
Thank you so much, I’ll definitely start making and creating at home : )

Marie-Claire Edmunds Nov 2023


The teacher, Sarah, was incredible! So kind and knowledgable. Patience of a Saint.

There was freedom in choice of project and Sarah supported absolutely everyone's ideas with aplom.

The class was also in a beautiful location.

Chloe Cerchiara Nov 2023


I had an incredible time! Very experienced teachers, great resources and environment + a fun and creative bunch of people completing the course. What a wonderful weekend!

Sophia Grewal Nov 2023


A great class! The teacher communicated well and it was a fun session with great results.

Vanessa Gatica Nov 2023


I love the class, I really recommend her! She is fantastic, patient and explains all in detail! Thank you!

Charisse Melderis Nov 2023


This was a great class, I loved it, it was something I haven't done before and I'm really looking forward to the next one!

Sabine Will Nov 2023


My daughter and I really enjoyed the class. We could not asked for a better place to learn and have had so much fun. Sarah has so much knowledge around making jewellery and s he supported everyone in a very professional manner.

Leah Rushford Nov 2023


Sarah was a fantastic teacher. Really approachable and encouraging.
The class was fantastic and I learnt a few techniques that I'm looking forward to trying at home!

Fiona Margaret Johnston Nov 2023


I throughly enjoyed the course. Sarah was very patient and gave us all individual attention.
The studio was well equipped with all the plenty tools of the trade.
The time flew by and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a new hobby.
Thank you

Jewellery Making class review by Fiona Margaret Johnston - Melbourne

Sohui Jeon Nov 2023


Sarah was absolutely amazing teacher. I was able to choose my own jewellery based on her art works. Sarah took times for individual to support and make it work for whatever we wanted it to make it.
Having a small group of people was great idea to chat with others and check what others created their own masterpieces. Not like producing line. Highly recommend. I took longer time for my necklace and held teacher for a extra time though sorry Sarah. Thanks for your support and patient.
I will come back again to add my collection when I have some particular design of the jewellery.

Stacey Kool Nov 2023


We loved this course Easy going and very creative With amazing, simple instructions. Sarah was very patient and informative. We will be back again

Casey McGuffie Nov 2023


Sarah was so lovely & the small class size meant we all got 1:1 help and advice when we needed it and could work at our own pace. I was amazed at the amount of jewellery pieces we made & it was great value for money and super fun. The location was great, the length of the session was perfect & all in all it was a fantastic morning! Thanks heaps Sarah, we loved it!

Sonia Wainberg Nov 2023


Sarah was great. Relaxed class and very fun. Good and easy to follow information! Thanks!

Andrew Sosnowski Nov 2023


Fantastic experience. Sarah was a great host and teacher. All materials were supplied and my partner and I left with two unique and beautiful rings.
Highly recommended for anyone looking to learn about ring crafting or looking for an enjoyable date night.

Georgie Collins Oct 2023


I bought this class as a gift for my husband and sister in law! They LOVED IT Both learnt new skills, made beautiful pieces to take home and we all loved looking at all the goodies in the shop and the gallery.
Will have to book another class for us all for Christmas

Megann Merrillees Oct 2023


Loved the class , Sarah was fantastic ,she was able to help us all create our own different and diverse pieces of jewellery

Catherine Gerhardt Oct 2023


What a fun and creative afternoon shared with friends. Sarah was fantastic. Highly recommended if you are looking to do something different.

Claire Lambert Oct 2023


Sarah is a wonderful, warm, experienced teacher, who made the class a lot of fun.

Sally Curtis Oct 2023


Sarah our teacher was so helpful and lovely- relaxed and patient and didn’t rush us.
The room was good for 5 people and there was plenty of materials and tools for everyone.
I made 2 sets of earrings and a pendant and am thrilled with the results! Would totally recommend it!

Ana Saro Oct 2023


Very friendly and knowledgeable teacher. Thank you for a great afternoon Sarah- you are the best!

Georgie Oct 2023


A lovely family-run weekend leadlighting class in a stimulating setting. Patient & informative instructors, all materials provided including a wholesome day 1 lunch. Diverse & interesting classmates from near & far. I’d do this again in a heartbeat (mainly because I am a poor student ). I’m only disappointed that I destroyed so many gorgeous panes of glass while “practising”! Kyneton is a lovely country town, well worth the weekend visit. PS - thanks to all my former work colleagues who substantially funded this class!

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Georgie - Melbourne

Isabella Shaw Oct 2023


This was such a great class! Really supportive teachers, good sized achievable project, lovely venue

Nalini Shiva Kumar Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Was good experience please provide some designs will be good for beginners. Very creative
Thanks

Georgina Anastasiou Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Teacher was great and the process of making your designs and transferring them to paper or fabric was fun. The room and table we were working on was extremely overcrowded. We were constantly trying to move out of each others way or trying to avoid splattering paint into each others designs. Class would have been much more enjoyable had it not been for this. Perhaps consider capping the class at a lower capacity to avoid this issues. Thanks

Elizabeth Oct 2023


Teacher was excellent and the venue was also very good. Considering the materials that were provided, I thought that the cost was reasonable.

Beverley Inch Oct 2023


This class was a real treat, our tutor was very knowledgable and helpful; with demo's throughout the class that led us to create some stunning marbled pieces. All materials were suppied, with a varied selection of beautiful paint colours. Workshop was held in a well appointed Arts Precinct. Thank you Eda for a wonderful day creating.

Peter Goh Oct 2023


My son and I really enjoyed the morning and found Rhain providing just the right amount of input needed for this introductory class Just have to see how it looks in a few weeks when out of the kiln!

Terry Jarvis Oct 2023


Hi! Sarah was great! Michelle and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment in the class!
Sarah was super helpful, explained the process so well, and we ended up with a terrific result!

Lynne Antcliffe Oct 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Great class at a great venue. Teacher was very helpful and approachable. Good introduction to glass fusing for beginners. Would recommend to others.

Anonymised ClassBento student Sep 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended


A fascinating and fun session. Really enjoyable way to learn the basics. Thanks for a great day out!

Kym Murphy Sep 2023


Really enjoyed the mosaic workshop. Ett was a great teacher who helped with finding the right colours and helping to shape our glass piece The venue is amazing! Will be signing up for more workshops. Thx everyone for a great experience

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Kym Murphy - Melbourne

Amanda Lubberink Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Inspiring workshop with Janet. Organised and well executed in a great space.

Time and encouragement to be creative.

Loved it!

Leonie Gail Adams Sep 2023


very well organised. friendly and instructive atmosphere. knowledgeable, variety of materials to try group discussions. learnt enough to feel confident in further experimentation at home.

Linda Arthurson Sep 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


A really enjoyable and interesting class. Janet is an excellent teacher who didn’t rush the class, checked in on how everyone was going and also provided additional information and skills during the class. Clear notes were provided for the class which will make it easy to try this technique at home after the class.

Katrina Spooner Sep 2023


Fabulous Jewellery making class and well worth the money. Teacher knew her stuff and was friendly and helpful. Enjoyed working with a variety of metals, including sterling silver, copper and brass. Best part was learning how to solder. The venue was inspiring as it was not only a maker's teaching space, but also a gallery and shop full of local artist's work. You can even pick up some art supplies. We stayed overnight in Carlton and enjoy the food, wine and many other galleries and shops.

Jewellery Making class review by Katrina Spooner - Melbourne

Katrina Spooner Sep 2023


Fabulous class and well worth the money. Teacher knew her stuff and was friendly and helpful. The venue was inspiring as it was not only a maker's teaching space, but also a gallery and shop full of local artist's work. You can even pick up some art supplies. We stayed overnight in Carlton and enjoy the food, wine and many other galleries and shops.

Vija Gaidelis Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Sarah was a very patient and informative teacher, and the small class size meant that we all received individual attention as required. I do wish the class had run for a half hour longer though, to provide an opportunity to create a second piece of silver work.

Coco Baulch Sep 2023


Sarah is such an incredibly encouraging, kind and patient teacher - if you're looking for a class where you're able to have complete creative freedom and work on whatever you like self guided and learning manual techniques this is for you. I've been eager to do a silver smithing class for so long but struggled to decide which of the many out there to do and I'm glad I held out for this one.

Sarah creates a warm and welcoming environment for anyone whether you're doing this solo or with others.

Can't wait to do all the other courses in future :)

Lisa Perkin Sep 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


We had a great time creating some rings & earrings. Sarah, our teacher was very knowledgeable, helpful and calm teaching us. We didn’t feel like we were rushed and if we needed help, Sarah was always happy to assist. All the tools we needed were provided, and the space was comfortable for a small group

Jewellery Making class review by Lisa Perkin - Melbourne

Hazel Renee Clarke Sep 2023


Three family members attended all thoroughly enjoyed our time together in this wonderful creative experience. Sarah is an excellent teacher and we appreciated her knowledge, expertise and clear guidance. We leave inspired! Thank you.

Silver Jewellery Making Workshop for Beginners review by Hazel Renee Clarke - Melbourne

River Morey Sep 2023


Lovely and special to have the rare treat of Taking a day off to just do a creative new thing!
Lunch was yum!
Unfortunately felt a bit rushed to the finish of the day. I would of liked a bit more time to practice solder technique sadly I made a bit of a mess of that part.

Mandy Smith Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Sarah was terrific, lots of knowledge. I thought 5 people was a lot as some needed more time than others especially for first timers. Sarah was very helpful and did soldering quickly for me.
The duration of the class could be longer as I went over the 4pm allocated finish time.

Jenny Flanagan Sep 2023


Lovely warm and friendly instructor who really knows her craft. Materials set out completely. Venue is great.

Elise Maynard Sep 2023


Really enjoyed the course. Really clear instructions and plenty of sets of tools so you didn’t need to wait to access anything. Great space and location too.

Ammia Castellani Sep 2023


Sarah was extremely knowledgeable, approachable and supportive. It was great meeting the other students and ending with a finished product.

Jewellery Making class review by Ammia Castellani - Melbourne

Helen Clar Sep 2023


This was a fantastic workshop that took being afraid of painting totally away.it was easy and fun and gave us great tips in watercolours

Alison Cochran Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


We loved the class, and thought the teacher was fantastic and would be keen to attend more classes in the future.

Kerry Flynn Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Really enjoyed the class. Sarah was amazingly patient and provided lots of help if needed. Left the class with us having made 2 pieces each.

Carole Breust Sep 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


My third, different, class here, it’s a great space, welcoming staff. Once again a terrific tutor in Linda, a very interesting, fun class, we learnt a lot about different techniques to take home and practice.

Carolyn Hickey Sep 2023


We had the most amazing teacher in Linda Newton. The class pupils were all amazing. Linda was great in sharing her experiences with both pupils that had art experience and the non experience like me. The products that were part of the class were really of good quality and definitely will be very useful to me. I especially liked how Linda shared how to draw sketch birds and also flowers.

Illustration Workshop: Ink and Watercolour Wash review by Carolyn Hickey - Melbourne

Ann Holden Sep 2023


Great class. Linda’s an excellent teacher. Wish she was doing more classes with you. Venue is excellent too.

Anne Boland Sep 2023


All good. Loved the mantra that you can’t really go wrong. It was fun, Linda was very encouraging. I’d come again!

Laura Argent Aug 2023


Sarah was very knowledgable, patient and generous with her time, supplies and business experience. Highly reccmmend.

Jewellery Making class review by Laura Argent - Melbourne

Lauren Barker Aug 2023


Sarah was the key ingredient to the vibrant experience this workshop was - encouraging, reassuring, patient, positive, knowledgeable, passionate, supportive and easy going. She created at atmosphere so conducive to learning new skills and enjoying the creative process along the way. Such a treat to have a reminder ring on my finger each day of the goodness the workshop was!

Simone Lucas Aug 2023


Jewellery making for beginners facilitated by the talented Sarah Munnings gave me greater confidence to explore the range materials provided. The relaxed atmosphere Sarah created put participants at ease as she stepped through instructions ensuring safety and 1:1 assistance with all enthusiastic participants. A truly great way to spend an afternoon.

Marion Perichon Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Loved the warmth and encouragement that Sarah gave so freely. Enjoyed everything about this workshop and have 3 new pieces of jewellery to show off.

Silver Jewellery Making Workshop for Beginners review by Marion Perichon - Melbourne

Anna Mills Aug 2023


Knowledgeable, helpful, encouraging and super fun and we get to take something home that we’ve made ourselves.

Cyhtle Heal Aug 2023


Wonderful class! Highly recommend. We were beginners and were thrilled with our creations and the weekend. Teachers were knowledgeable, friendly, patient. Lots of beautiful glass patterns and colours to choose from.

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Cyhtle Heal - Melbourne

Nancy Henderson Aug 2023


I took Sarah's silver jewellery making workshop and it was fantastic. Sarah is delightful, very knowledgeable and understanding. I love the use of repurpose / reuse materials approach. From the start it was hands on, no lengthy demonstrations, short burst of techniques used as the class moved along. The small class size is a plus allowing everyone to get the help they need. I made earring and a beautiful ring, that a complete stranger complimented on that day.
The studio is lovely, rustic, well lit, featuring local artists. The town of Kyneton is well worth a visit. Very pretty, historic, lots of lovely eateries and shops to stroll in and out of.
I 100% recommend this class and location.

Silver Jewellery Making Workshop for Beginners review by Nancy Henderson - Melbourne

Vicki Harrington Aug 2023


Very enjoyable - and productive afternoon in a nice creative environment. I certainly did not expect to be bringing home more than one piece!
Sarah is a great teacher - very patient and encouraging.
Great value class - look forward to doing another.

Silver Jewellery Making Workshop for Beginners review by Vicki Harrington - Melbourne

Nicola Brown Aug 2023

18 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews


Sarah is a great, knowledgeable teacher. She is really friendly and approachable. Sara gives clear and concise instructions and you can move at your own pace in this workshop. At the end, you have new jewellery to wear home.

Dawn Rasmussen Aug 2023


Sarah was a very accomplished teacher which put me at ease from the start. She told us a bit about her past experience, so we knew a bit of her background too.
There was the right amount of students ( 5) so that we could all get the right amount of help when we needed to.
The supplies and tools were excellent and we each had our own, which we have not experienced in past classes at other venues.
Sarah was very generous with the supplies, and the encouragement to ret even more techniques. I couldn't speak highly enough of the day.

Silver Jewellery Making Workshop for Beginners review by Dawn Rasmussen - Melbourne

Tracey Thiele Aug 2023


Great class, which is suitable for all abilities. It is self-paced and good instruction.

Sjaan Sandford Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great day overall, I just loved the reactions of my “class mates” when they revealed their final prints.
Rhain is a marvellous teacher, I felt we all appreciated her very much!
There were lovely results to be very proud of.
Time flew We had a lovely lunch and our bag with goodies to continue linocut at home is very much appreciated.
Highly recommend the Auction Rooms classes!
Thank you for having facilities to assist mobile impaired people, eg. a ramp and roomy toilet.

Anna Kendler-Arnold Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This was my second workshop with Sarah and I enjoyed it even more than the first one. Highly recommended

Chloe Goncalves Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


The parking for the venue was super easy to find and close to the class. The teacher was so helpful and encouraging and created a really positive and fun atmosphere. Would recommend for everyone :)

Dani Legge Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Fabulous class, Rhain gave plenty of information on aspects of linocut printing, while allowing us to work at our own pace, and the results far exceeded anything I imagined. We all went home with tools and supplies to do more at home, two blocks and prints we had made. Lunch was provided as well and great value for money. Highly recommended.

All Day Print Making Workshop review by Dani Legge - Melbourne

Josephine Mallia Aug 2023


This class was a fun new experience for me. Even though I had doubts in myself physically being able to do it, Rain the Teacher was so patients and just knew when to step in and lend a hand or explain again how to handle the job to be done or a deferent way of doing things.
The set up was good. Had enough tools and products for each person .
Just maybe a few more soldering iron’s maybe cause it made the class go over time a bit and people had to wait a while.
I left happy that I was able to finish the job and not giving up thanks to Rain .

Georgina Anastasiou Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great class, so much fun! Learnt a lot! Pauline is an awesome teacher. Would highly recommend! I

Helen Rothacker Jul 2023


Pauline is a great teacher of her beautiful craft. She talks about the safety aspects, and where to get supplies and equipment and about aspects of selling work. Then she is straight down to the business of demonstrating and helping us make gorgeous beads . We all made about a dozen beads each of various types. Pretty good for our first attempts. All materials and a lovely lunch were provided in spacious area that is very well suited to workshops. Parking was easy. Kyneton is so lucky to have this venue. Hang on to Pauline, she is a real asset.

Glass Lampwork Bead Class - Macedon Ranges review by Helen Rothacker - Melbourne

Emmalene Triebel Jul 2023


Pauline’s class has been by far one of the best creative classes I’ve been apart of! We booked this class to celebrate our anniversary and had a wonderful time. From her teaching style and guidance to each individual was tailored to our needs to help bring us to creating so beautiful and unique glass beads. The class flow was wonderful and not once felt rushed and had the opportunity to continue to create as many glass beads as we could. The studio was in a great location in Kyneton with clean facilities and kitchen and the lunch that was provided was delicious. We will be buying some tools and starting the journey from creating from home next!

Glass Lampwork Bead Class - Macedon Ranges review by Emmalene Triebel - Melbourne

Christine Holmes Jul 2023


A fun-filled class, lead by an attentive and engaging facilitator. She gave clear instructions and made sure everyone had a successful and positive experience.

A terrific workshop! ☺️

Theresa Bradley Jul 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


I had an incredible time learning how to do lead lighting at The Old Auction House. I learnt so much from the excellent teachers, who explained each step clearly and effectively and why techniques are done the way they are. They were extremely generous with their time and their expertise, and were very encouraging. I absolutely loved it, and am really thrilled with the piece I created.

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Theresa Bradley - Melbourne

Anne Coutts Jul 2023


Such a great learning and fun experience. Super happy with my Leadlight which will sit proud in a window at home. The teachers very helpful and venue a classic old building full of character, and an easy drive from Melbourne. Small class size so we all got the attention we needed to complete our project. Highly recommend.

Leadlight Windows Course review by Anne Coutts - Melbourne

Lee Agius Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Well worth a drive to Kyneton to do this wonderful beginners jewellery class. Sarah was very knowledgeable and patient. We will be doing another workshop with her for sure.

Annette Pointer Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


This was a wonderful course. Sarah is a great teacher and very skilled at enabling us to make beautiful things. Thank you Sarah

Angela Dacre Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Such an interesting and fun class. Great venue, fantastic teacher and absolutely everything provided. Left with so many ideas, love a hand on approach to learning.

Ruth Yates Jul 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


I had a great time during the Eco Paper Printing workshop. Our teacher, Janet, ran a fun, informative and very thorough session. She shared her knowledge and ideas through out and we all enjoyed remarkable results! I’m going to be doing this class again, simply because it was so much fun! The Old Auction House is an awesome location for craft workshops. Do yourself a favour and check it out.

Deborah Law Jul 2023


A great fun course and real value for money. Janet took us through a very practical process with 'wow factor' results at the end. Small group,good workshop environment and materials all provided. An excellent adjunct to my art practice - thank you!

Textiles class review by Deborah Law - Melbourne

Lorraine Wotherspoon Jul 2023


This workshop was great. I was wanting to do eco printing eversince I saw it in a gallery.
The teacher Janet was very good. We were not rushed and could ask her anything.
It was good that everything was provided as we didn't have to think
have I got the correct material.
Very interesting results. Loved it. Lorraine. Wotherspoon.

Phillipa Bellemore Jul 2023


Lovely friendly and hands-on class. Janet is a knowledgeable and patient teacher with lots of tips. I feel I can reproduce the techniques I learnt today. We all took away many pieces of eco art that we had crafted. Highly recommend :)

Billie Douglas Jun 2023


So well taught and easy to follow! Came out of the class with a few prints and materials to continue printing at home, tools were simple to use and overall it was such a fun class. Definitely recommend to someone who’s wants to give Lino printing a go!

Laura Roos Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


The teacher Rhain was super helpful and welcoming. Everything was organised for us (including pre-inking our lino and preparing our blades) and we were given all the equipment to enable us to work from home. Really enjoyed the class . Thank you so much ☺️

Ruth Yates Jun 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


A very enjoyable workshop. Excellently delivered and all aspects of the craft thoroughly discussed. Teacher was awesome and we were sent home with a bag of goodies allowing us to continue the craft in our own time. Great location and facilities. Lunch was supplied and it was delicious! Can’t wait for another workshop next weekend

Elisabeth Laidlaw Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Really enjoyed my class. The setting was cosy, the class week paced and great for a beginner like me. Teacher was great and lunch provided really yummy. A relaxing way to spend the day.

Nicole Grundy Jun 2023


Sarah was a wonderful teacher, she was very helpful and assisted everyone in the group to walk away with a piece or pieces of jewellery to keep forever! I received this class as a Christmas present from my partner, we both attended together and thoroughly enjoyed the class. It was a fabulous experience, we will be recommending to our friends and we will be looking out for more classes to attend in the future!

Pauline Grace Jun 2023


Sarah was friendly and helpful. Enjoyed the creative process. Made a silver and brass ring and some brass earrings which I've had some compliments on.

Carmel Horsfield Jun 2023


I had a great time. The teacher was very good and I was surprised to achieve so much in just a couple of hours. Great value too as I took home 2 pieces that I was pleased with!

Jennifer Moulder Jun 2023

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


Very beginner friendly. Had great fun and learnt heaps. Most of all to just do it!

Caitlan Johnstone Jun 2023


Brilliant class! Sarah is lovely and makes learning fun and easy. I made a ring and had a wonderful time.

Karon Kavanagh Jun 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Thanks once again Sarah for a ver enjoyable class. Always enjoy your company & thanks for sharing your knowledge

Organic Silver Bangle Workshop review by Karon Kavanagh - Melbourne

Jeni Totta Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Valuable and experienced workshop and accommodating facilities.
Lovely day spent. Wonderful teacher and would definitely enrol for another session.

Naomi Leeder Jun 2023


Brilliant glass sun catcher class with a highly knowledgeable teacher who was friendly and gave heaps of tips along the way. It went smoothly and everyone was engaged. I came with my husband and we love what we made!

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Naomi Leeder - Melbourne

Emily Stead Jun 2023


I had such an amazing time at the Beginner Silversmith workshop, learning so many new skills and techniques to make a beautiful ring, and a pair of earrings. Sarah was calm, patient, kind, engaging and such a wonderful teacher! The way she helped each and every person in the small group of 5 was so focused and supportive, and made for a fun, interactive and enjoyable class. I couldn't believe how fast time flew! I created a special ring and a pair of earrings and was absolutely hooked (no pun intended ha!) by the end of our workshop, with eagerness to learn even more skills from Sarah. The venue was fantastic, with a great setup with all the tools and materials required for our creative session, and Sarah explained how to use everything, while also providing easy-to-follow demonstration, and happy to repeat if needed. No question was ever made to feel silly! Sarah was attentive, helpful and had a great sense of humour which made the class a relaxed and positive environment. Everything was included in the one off cost of the workshop, which was extremely cost effective and totally worth every penny! I highly recommended this workshop to anyone who wants to try something new, embrace their inner creativity, have a day out, learn skills for a new hobby, or just to make your own beautiful pieces under the guidance of a brilliant teacher and jeweller! :)

Peter Crosbie Jun 2023


Had a great morning learning and doing some jewellery making.
Sarah was the best. Very informative and made the whole experience very comfortable and enjoyable.
Class took place in a great setting of the old auction house in Kyneton.
Sarah was even too polite to let the other jewellery makers know that my peice was her favourite.
Great experience and lots of fun.
Thanks

Jewellery Making class review by Peter Crosbie - Melbourne

Kirsty Hage Jun 2023


Highly rate this workshop. It was informative, fun and Sarah was such a relatable teacher. I can’t believe how much we managed to learn and create in the space of time allocated. I have the bug now, will definitely be using what I’ve learnt to start creating my own pieces and I’ll be back to do more workshops as well.

Gemma Rose Jun 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended


Sarah is an absolute gem. She was so generous with her knowledge and happy to help. We all had the best time and left proudly with our hand crafted pieces. Thanks Sarah!

Jewellery Making class review by Gemma Rose - Melbourne

Lily Cain Jun 2023


Thoroughly enjoyed the class and was very happy with everything I learnt. Would do again

Allison Baker Jun 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


This is the third class I have done with Sarah, she is a very good patient teacher.

Karen Grant Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great relaxed class in friendly environment with Sarah who’s an excellent teacher. Came away very satisfied and ready to learn more about silver jewellery making

Angela McCue Jun 2023


Highly recommend this course. Everyone was exceptional, supremely talent and very patient and tolerant with all of us.

Claire Dorgan Jun 2023


I had a delightful time today. The tutor was welcoming, informative and patient. Everything was supplied and instructions were clear. I would recommend this course.

Jewellery Making class review by Claire Dorgan - Melbourne

Susan Pettitt May 2023


Fantastic morning doing the silver jewellery 3hr coarse. I can't believe what we were able to make in the time available. Sensational

Silver Jewellery Making Workshop for Beginners review by Susan Pettitt - Melbourne

Adam Seymour May 2023


Sarah was fantastic at teaching and distributing her time between everyone at the class. She described how you could set up your own jewellery making at home which made it very accessible. Would highly recommend and would give this as a gift to everyone I know!

Siobhan Finn May 2023


Such a fun experience with useful demonstrations and advice throughout. Lunch was also delicious and the space is lovely to work in.

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Siobhan Finn - Melbourne

Ruth Yates May 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Great class, learnt a lot with marvellous interaction between students and teacher! I love it when the teacher open heartedly shares her knowledge and can answer any question asked. Many tips, the pros and cons of how and why it’s done the way it is and how to apply your own ideas. Each participant having their own tools so there is no time wasting waiting for your turn to share. Of course, the location is great and all staff, as usual, awesome to deal with.

Natalie Haidar May 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended


Absolutely brilliant workshop! Sarah was so patient and supportive with everyone in the group and so generous with her time and knowledge. Her enthusiasm and encouragement throughout the class made for a really comfortable environment. I cannot wait to attend another one of Sarah's classes. Highly recommend!

Lis Whitney May 2023


I had such a great time and Sarah was such a patient teacher. I would definitely recommend the class.

Stuart Hansford May 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Sarah is a fantastic teacher who has endless patience and a willingness to help students achieve their goals. The facility is well equipped and set out. I thoroughly recommend this course.

Kerrie Phillips May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Sarah is absolutely amazing. I learnt so much . Will be going to more classes for sure

Jewellery Making class review by Kerrie Phillips - Melbourne

Leela Klein May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


My first silver jewellery class and I absolutely loved it! Sarah is a wonderful teacher. She has a lot of expertise, gives great guidance and supplies all the thing you could possibly need. We had sooo much fun and I never expected to come out with two pieces of jewellery that I actually love! Can’t wait to do the next course!

Jewellery Making class review by Leela Klein - Melbourne

Amanda Every May 2023


The Sarah was great and had a lot of knowledge and experience. I’m so glad there is a venue in Kyneton that has the hand made products for sale and classes - means I don’t have to travel to the city.

Jewellery Making class review by Amanda Every - Melbourne

Ravihara Gunawardena May 2023


I went in with a some what complicated design in mind. I thought I was in over my head with this being my first time making a ring. But the teacher was very patient and walked me through the process step by step and I managed to get the design made. Amazing class. 10/10 would recommend.

Deborah Ware May 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Florence is a great teacher allowing individuals to express their creative talents. She was very approachable and helpful. The materials supplied were useful and appreciated.

Painting class review by Deborah Ware - Melbourne

Carolyn Pain May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


A very enjoyable day. I felt like my skills developed steadily over the time. The material was presented in manageable steps.