Mosaic & Merlot workshops with Kirsten Asche – KIKA Design Studio and Gallery

“Sip, Clip and Chip”

Enjoy a cheeky glass of red and delicious nibbles whilst creating a beautiful mosaic mirror

Lose yourself in this meditative, creative and satisfying course whilst you discover the unique art form of creating a beautiful mosaic. During this 4-week mosaic course, students will enjoy learning about techniques, design and colour. This course will teach students to create a unique and beautiful mosaic mirror frame and is suitable for all skill levels. Kirsten uses glass tiles, recycled crockery and beads as well semi-precious stones in order to create rich patterns and capture narrative.

Kirsten’s teaching experience includes working with a variety of students in community Arts programs, teaching at Art Encounters in Melbourne. She has held “Mosaic of Paradise” workshops at her St Kilda Studio over the past five and half years .She now teaches from her gorgeous studio at KIKA Design Studio & Gallery at The Mill in Castlemaine.

Extra Info: This class is ideal for returning students as well as beginners.

What is supplied: All equipment, materials, option to buy tile cutter, complimentary glass of wine and cheese platter/ nibbles.

What to Bring: Apron

Cost: $395| Early Bird Tickets $385 | Seniors/ Concession rate $375
Spaces are limited. Book online here.

3 week course – Saturday 18 & 25 September plus 2 October 2021
12.00pm – 4.30pm
KIKA Design studio – around the back of the main factory – refer to site maps

Castlemaine & District Festival of Gardens

For over 26 years the gardeners of Castlemaine & District have opened their front gates and welcomed visitors in to enjoy the fruits of their labours.

​Every two years, in Melbourne Cup Week, a number of private gardens are offered for your enjoyment. As always there will be a variety of gardens, from grand and historical gardens to small cottage plots and gardens which will intrigue and inspire.

The 2021 festival will explore the theme Gardens Embracing Change.

This recognises the challenges for all gardeners in the current climate, and into the future, with climate change being a most important factor in our planning.

For more details visit their website

30 October – 7 November 2021
Hours and days vary by garden
Various locations around the Mount Alexander Shire. Refer to the Festival of Gardens website or printed program (once released) for details.