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Scrub Hill 1869

SCRUB HILL, a district of rich farmland amongst picturesque volcanic hills, halfway between Daylesford and Ballarat in Victoria. In 1869 the locals commissioned a Bluestone Church forming the heart of the community until 2015.

Fronting Scrub Hill on 1.25 acres, an old Himalayan Cedar tree shades a quadrangle flanked by the Bluestone Church and Sunday School (original Dean church c1879), evoking an English countryside ambiance.

To the west a backdrop of 40 year old pine trees and an elm tree garden where you can wander and watch the sunset and birdlife around the neighbouring farm dam.

Fully restored to highlight the Bluestone Church’s original features. The green diamond leadlight windows shine in the afternoon sun, glowing against the walnut ceiling beams and the baltic pine floor. Hydronic heating and NBN are the modern comforts of a venue ready for your imagination.

Inside the Sunday School you can feel the history, timber tongue and groove paneled walls and ceiling – l

Minna Graham Ceramics

Minna creates handmade, heartfelt functional ceramics. Come and visit a working pottery/ ceramics studio, view works on display and for sale.

Try your hand on the wheel or create by hand in a clay workshops, available upon request (minimum of 2 people, $100p/p 2hr workshop). Or just drop in to our lovely bush setting and enjoy the view or have a cuppa.

Minna Graham has been working as a professional ceramicist for about 10 years. Minna exhibits nationwide, is internationally collected and has been the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards. Minna has studied both in Australia and in Japan and continues to travel and train as well as produce in her contemporary style.

Slow Stitching in the Barn

Slow Stitching Workshop in the Barn, at the Estate Trentham

Experience the joy of using the creative process to slow down and connect. Create your own unique textile collage, finishing the piece as a beautiful bookmark or other item of your choice.

With all natural, hand-dyed and hand printed fabric and using the humble, yet versatile, running stitch be guided through the process of fabric selection and composition, as well as, thread selection and care, and stitching arrangement.

Robyn is delighted to bring this workshop to you and with over a decade of teaching experience and as many years exploring and working with textiles, she offers an afternoon not to be missed. Her crafty experience covers multiple textile mediums, including knitting, felting, sewing, printing and dyeing. She is also a strong proponent of slowing down, fostering creativity and making and nourishing connections with others.

All materials, equipment and afternoon tea are included.

The New School of Classical Painting

Following the European model of life drawing, drafting, and colour-mixing, Deny offers students a unique opportunity in her private Studio. With classes of only four students, Deny can follow the progress of each student week-to-week in the study of Classical Painting Techniques.

Students work standing at their easels, in natural light from Life Subjects, and progress through the essential study subjects.

· Drawing, the primary learning practise
· Perspective
· Anatomy
· Composition and construction
· Sight size and comparative size
· Art History
· Philosophy of painting
· Chiarascuro and Sfumato
Located in Daylesford, Victoria.
Classes run for the Victorian school terms.
Or $400 per term, for one class per week, 10 weeks, payable at the first class.
Cost $40 per class and you can attend multiple classes, just secure your spot with Deny beforehand.

  • 18 Stanley St, Daylesford
  • 03 5348 1330
  • Classes run on Tuesdays, Thursday & Saturdays

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