Set aside a day or more to discover what the island’s artisans can teach you.
From boat building to spoon carving, these classes capture the essence of Tasmania - its creativity and passion for the unusual, for lost skills and for expertise shared.
Spend the day with a small group in Cygnet learning the art and mindfulness of wooden spoon carving.
Wonders of wood
Enter a forest close to Hobart and leave with traditional green woodworking skills that showcase natural beauty and traditional craftsmanship.
Build a boat
Long and short courses are offered at the renowned Wooden Boat Centre, on the bank of the Huon River in Franklin. Craft a kayak, a clinker-built dinghy or a leadlight window.
Learn the delicate art of glass blowing at a private studio at Poatina, in the Great Western Tiers. Work with an expert to craft bespoke tumblers, perfect for a dram of Tasmanian whisky.
Take three days to learn the art and science of traditional whisky distillation at Old Kempton Distillery, an 1840s Georgian mansion. It’s one of several distilleries across the island that hold hands-on classes.
Capture the beauty of Tasmania in short or long photography classes and tours, guided by professional landscape photographers. Travel from north to south honing skills around composition, editing and specific landscapes.
Travel south to get hands-on with weekend classes at Fat Pig Farm, ranging from edible gardening and soil health to strategies for (very) small-scale farmers. Enjoy the farm’s produce and catering while you learn how to grow your own.