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Hands on Workshops @ Cobb Co Museum

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by Kevin Liepins (subscribe)
A lover of Brisbane, the wonderful Wynnum Manly Bayside, and and the beautiful Scenic Rim. A freelance writer always looking for the new and quirky places and events in my own backyard.
Published February 23rd 2015
Blacksmithing, Millinery, Silversmithing, and Glass Bead art are all part of the 2015 Hands on Workshops on offer at the Cobb Co Museum in Toowoomba. Learn from experts the many traditional crafts as diverse as Ukulele Making, Wheelwrighting, and Airbrush Art.

Blacksmithing workshop
Blacksmithing workshop

Beginners are catered for, along with those more experienced, and is a perfect follow up for those having 'tasted' a craft before, at the successful Have a Go Festival.

Have a Go Festival
Have a Go Festival

Blacksmithing workshop
Pottery at Have a Go Festival

The workshops are generally over a weekend for 1-2 days, with also a three-day Blacksmithing Project with Terry Drennan, and an intensive five-day Wheelwriting Project with Kerry Riehl, where you learn to make spokes, felloes, and a hub to complete your own 12-spoke wagon wheel.


Teen workshops run in April, with the youngsters being able to learn Blacksmithing and Jewellery Making; or in July, where they can make their own personalised instrument; try blacksmithing, silversmithing, or take a workshop on resin jewellery.

Each class is small enough so you get personal assistance. The cost for the workshops range from $205 to $380 for the weekend classes, and more for the three and five-day workshops. This includes all tools and refreshments, with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Check out the Cobb Co Museum website for more details. Bookings are essential, and can be made by calling (07) 4659 4900.

All classes take place at the Cobb Co Museum in Toowoomba, which is an easy 2 hour drive from Brisbane or the Gold Coast, up the Great Diving Range.

Cobb Co Museum Toowoomba
Cobb Co Museum, Toowoomba

There's a range of accommodations within walking distance, ranging from motels to B & B's, such as the delightful Wanulla.

B&B wanulla
Wanulla B & B

All are close to the leafy Queens Park and restaurants, such as the Park House Café and Café Valleta.

Park House Cafe Toowoomba
Park House Cafe, Toowoomba

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Why? Hands on Workshops
When: 14/3/15 to 6/12/15
Phone: (07) 4659 4900.
Where: Cobb & Co Museum
Cost: Various
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