6 Of Byron Bay's Best Workshop Classes You Need To Check Out

6 Of Byron Bay's Best Workshop Classes You Need To Check Out

Because there’s so much more to Byron than the beach.

By Sophie Venz | 21st March 2019

Want to learn a new craft on your weekend getaway? We’ve got you covered! Here are a bunch of activities, places, and workshops where you can hone your skills in the tropical oasis that’s just across the border:

Pottery Workshops | Byron School Of Clay

Byron Bay School of Clay offer Wheel Throwing Workshops all year round, that are suitable from absolute beginners to experienced hands. The workshops run from 10am-2pm, and include a break for a delicious and supplied morning tea.

During the class, the teacher will guide you through the basics of making wheel thrown pottery. Through the four hours, you will learn how to wedge clay, centre on the wheel, and how to pull bowls and cups with their adored sunshine yellow clay. The best part is, you get to keep your four favourite pots!

Bring a couple friends along for the day; one student is $185, but if you book for three, it’s only $165 dollars each! More money to splash on a snack before the drive home? We think so!


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Cocktail Masterclass | Lord Byron Distillery

Tired of spending hundreds of dollars on fancy cocktails on a night out, when you could be making up something special at home instead? Lord Byron Distillery has the answer!

Inside the cellar doors awaits a Cocktail Masterclass for you, led by the expertise of one of Australia’s leading bartenders. The class runs for one hour, during which you’ll be guided through the creation of two cocktails per person – which are yours to enjoy afterwards, and are included in the price!

A ticket to the class are so cheap at only $30 a pop, but the sessions do book out – so make sure you get in quick!


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Cooking Classes | Bhavana Cooking School

Bhavana Cooking School is the place to go for cooking classes and workshops that are dedicated to providing exceptional experiences and education that not only improve your kitchen skills, but also enhance your life and wellbeing.

Bhavana has created a space for you to retreat to, where you can shut out the noises of a busy working life, and allow you to completely immerse yourself in experiences that inform, educate, and inspire you to make healthy whole food choices for you and your family!

The school has many different courses to choose from which all range in price, and once your dishes are prepared and cooked as a group, you’ll sit down for a communal lunch with selected wines that match your meal.


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Macrame Plant Hanger | Workshops of Byron Bay

Hosted at Workshops of Byron Bay are macramé plant hanger workshops, where you’ll learn how to make your own hanger by scratch and through a variety of macramé knots.

On the day, you’ll cover a range of knotting techniques, assembly and construction, and how to make your own unique piece of work made with cotton cord and a selection of beads.

The classes run for a total length of three hours, and are welcomed by groups of up to six or more!


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Adult Farming Workshops | The Farm

Scheduled on a weekly basis are the adult farming workshops at The Farm, where the workshops vary but all have one unifying theme: to teach skills for down-to-earth living. The mission of The Farm is to help individuals to cultivate communities which are active, knowledgeable and motivated in order to create the future they need.

The range of workshops on offer include ethical farming, bee keeping, organic growing, pond building, pig farming and more. Depending on the type of workshop, the time, cost, and experience will vary – though most include a meal at Three Blue Ducks in the price!

To find out about the upcoming workshops, keep your eyes peeled on The Farms website workshop page.


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Paint & Sip Evening | Pinot & Picasso

We know we’ve talked a lot about paint & sip evenings lately, but it’s for good reason: they’re so fun! Plus, you can’t really say no to a drink when you’re in Byron… and why not craft something up in the crafty capital while you’re at it?

Pinot & Picasso is the gallery located right in the heart of Byron, where you can paint and drink the night away. With placements every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you’ll be sure to find a session that suits you!

The experience is only $59 a person, which includes everything needed to complete your masterpiece (bar your liquid courage, you’ll need to bring that yourself!). Make sure you book in advanced, as places are limited.


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Article by Sophie Venz

Soph is a Gold Coast girl born-and-bred, who thinks there’s always a reason to celebrate… or is just always looking for an excuse to drink champagne. If she’s not lost in a daydream or the latest bestseller crime novel, Soph is planning her next overseas adventure. She believes tea is the cure to everything and that cheese is a suitable meal replacement, and will never go a day without consuming a copious amount of them both.


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