Our first ever Makers Escape will be in Montville from 19-21 May 2017.
Montville is a small town at the heart of the creative community that is the Blackall Range. Situated in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, Montville is a 90 minute drive from Brisbane CBD.
Our two venues for Makers Escape Montville are both on the picturesque Montville Village Green – the heritage-listed Montville Village Hall built in 1903 and the adjacent St Mary’s Church Hall.
Pack your bags!
Ever since we founded Ministry of Handmade over four years ago, we have dreamed of creating a live-away event…an event where people can leave behind the cares of their every day and nurture their creative spirits, where they can celebrate slow, immerse themselves in making, learn new skills, enjoy great food and make new friends.
What can you expect at Makers Escape Montville?
- A great range of exciting handmade workshops
- Dedicated time to work on your own project if you wish
- Talented tutors with a heart for sharing their craft
- A loving community of like-minded people
- A space to immerse yourself in making
- An environment to refresh your body, mind and spirit
- Refreshingly cool autumn weather and clean air
- A culture of slow
- Games and laughter
- Fresh, nourishing and delicious meals
- Optional early morning walk
Friday 19 May
12:30pm Welcome and orientation
1:00pm Workshop Session 1
5:00pm Free time
6:30pm Dinner and evening program with guest speaker Cath Derksema
Saturday 20 May
9:00am Workshop Session 2
1:30pm Workshop Session 3
5:00pm Free time
6:30pm Dinner and evening program
Sunday 21 May
7:00am Optional walk
10:00am Workshop Session 4
2:00pm Closing session
We are excited to bring you such a first class array of tutors . . . a combination of internationally recognised artisans and local makers who are excelling at their craft. We are thrilled that you’ll go home not only with new skills but a great selection of items that you have made with your own hands over the weekend.
We have worked hard to put together a diverse range of workshops and fun activities that will feed you on many levels.
The Makers Escape Package
The package price
The Makers Escape Package is $749* plus accommodation.
Included in the package price are:
- Four workshop sessions
- All meals and drinks including alcoholic drinky-poos with Friday and Saturday evening dinners
- Morning and afternoon teas
- Evening activities
- Optional Sunday morning walk
*The price may be reduced by $50 per workshop session if you choose to work on your own project at one, two, three or four of the workshop sessions. For example, if you worked on your own project for all four sessions it would reduce the package price by $200.
We have pre-booked accommodation in a range of beautiful holiday homes, cabins and units in the surrounding area with options to suit everyone’s budget. We have five accommodation options ranging from a four-share in a cabin through to your own room with ensuite. Accommodation prices range from $90 to $140 per night. You can choose to arrange your own accommodation if you wish.
Registrations for Makers Escape Montville are now available.
Your Total Package Price will depend on the type of accommodation you choose and whether you choose to work on your own project at any of the sessions. The deposit of $249 is due when you complete the registration form. The balance of the Total Package Price will be split into two payments; the timing of these payments will be split between the time you pay the deposit and two weeks before Makers Escape Montville. We will contact you with these details after you have registered.