The Workshops

Makers Escape North Brisbane 2018 is over . . . and the next Makers Escape is in Montville in May 2019

> Makers Escape Montville 2019



What is Makers Escape?

Imagine an event where you can leave behind the cares of your everyday for a weekend and nurture your creative spirit . . . where you can celebrate slow, immerse yourself in making, learn new skills, enjoy great food and make new friends . . . that is Makers Escape North Brisbane.

Our two day creative workshop retreat will feature a wide range of exciting handmade workshops run by talented and passionate tutors with a heart for sharing their craft.

When was Makers Escape North Brisbane?

Saturday 27 October to Sunday 28 October 2018.

Our Workshop Venue

In a match almost made in heaven, we are running Makers Escape North Brisbane at St Paul’s School, a Pre-Prep to Year 12 co-educational Anglican School with a global reputation for creativity and innovation. St Paul’s School has recently been named by Cambridge University in the top one hundred innovative schools in the world.

Located at 34 Strathpine Road, Bald Hills, St Paul’s has excellent facilities and stunning garden-like grounds, handy to Brisbane, but in a secluded and quiet location on the banks of the South Pine River. We’ll have plenty of space to spread out, ample off street parking, lots of green open spaces, easy access to the outdoors and with everything on the one level.

Access by car is easy . . . St Paul’s School is minutes from Gympie Arterial Road (M3) via the Strathpine Road off ramp and if public transport is your preferred option, the school is a short level walk from Bald Hills railway station.

What happened at Makers Escape North Brisbane?

  • FUN! – from 9.00am to 5.00pm on both days
  • 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
  • Fresh, nourishing and delicious meals
  • A loving community of like-minded people
  • A space to immerse yourself in making
  • An environment to refresh your body, mind and spirit
  • A culture of slow
  • Fun and laughter
  • Optional luxury accommodation nearby at the brand spanking new 4.5 star Eatons Hill Hotel

Makers Escape Packages

Full Two Day Package (both Saturday and Sunday):

  • The workshop program (4 sessions)
  • Welcome gift
  • Meals and drinks – morning tea, champagne lunches and afternoon tea on Saturday and Sunday

Single Day Package (either Saturday or Sunday):

  • The workshop program (2 sessions)
  • Welcome gift
  • Meals and drinks – morning tea, champagne lunch and afternoon tea on Saturday or Sunday

Options for the Full Two Day Package and the Single Day Package:

  • Accommodation
  • Saturday night dinner


Workshop Program

We had put together a wide range of workshops. There were four workshop sessions and in each session there is a choice of six or seven workshops including working independently on your own project. Each participant was given the opportunity to provide three preferences for each workshop session.

Makers Escape is an all inclusive event which offers workshops as part of a creative weekend away. Due to the nature of the event we were unable to offer guaranteed places in any particular workshop. Registering for Makers Escape means you accept any of the chosen workshop preferences.


Optional Accommodation

We offered accommodation at the 4½ star Eatons Hill Hotel.

Accommodation choices: You have the choice of sole occupancy or Twin Share in a King Room including breakfast. Accommodation can be booked for one, two or three nights (depending on when you choose to arrive and leave).

Partners: if you have a partner who wishes to have a week-end away with you but not attend the workshops, he/she is welcome to book in as well.

Alternatively, you have the option of choosing your own accommodation or staying with friends or family in the local area.


Optional Dinner

On Saturday night, we hosted an optional group dinner in a local restaurant. Everyone was welcome to join us for the dinner.

Workshop Venue


St Paul's School Aerial


At the glorious Eatons Hill Hotel

King Room Eatons Hill Hotel - perfect for Makers Escape