Vasse Virgin Workshops

Just because you’re on holiday doesn’t mean you should look the other way when the creative muse calls.

Whether you want to try your hand at a workshop for perfumery, pottery, candles, or even cheese making, this is your chance to get up close and personal with local people and produce while learning something new and exciting. You might even take home a work of art!

Take a look at our collection of places to learn new skills.

Vasse Virgin Perfumery Workshops
Learn new skills with a DIY workshop at Vasse Virgin.

Vasse Virgin DIY Workshops

Vasse Virgin creates natural hand-made skin care developed to suit all skin types. They craft skin and body care using Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil and only the finest quality natural ingredients, to produce luxurious products that your body will savour. This makes them the perfect place to learn how to make beautiful, all-natural skincare products, with workshops held in their purpose-built classroom.

Lip Balm

Join in with a quick and easy workshop to learn how simple it is to craft your own natural beeswax lip balms. Using organic honey, shea butter, creamy beeswax and other organic ingredients, you can opt to keep the mixture au natural or choose a flavour from their range of essential oils. Why not try aniseed, orange or lavender?  Lip Balm classes run for approximately 45 minutes.


Learn from highly trained staff the secret art of perfumery as they help you to create your very own fragrance, using pure essential oils. In this 2 hour class you’ll discover how to craft a personalised aroma using separate top, middle, and base notes.

Bookings for workshops are essential.

Happs Pottery
Get hands on with a workshop at Happs Pottery.

Throw a Pot at Happs

Ever wanted to have a go at using a pottery wheel? Artists in residence at Happs Pottery, Finn and Harry, will take you through a 90 minute class covering the basics of making plates, bowls and cups. After talking through techniques and the processes involved they will leave you to get messy. And what do you go home with? A handmade work of art (and clay on your elbow).

Booking are essential, this is a great wholesome activity for anyone keen to unleash their creative side.


Margaret River Candle Company - Candle Making Classes
Book a candle making experience at Margaret River Candle Company.

Candle Workshops

A visit to ‘Kirsten’s Candle Kitchen’ is a fun and relaxing way to spend some time making candles of your choice, including the blending of essential oils to conjure the perfect scent. With a maximum of four participants, this guided experience includes everything you need to create beautiful candles that make wonderful gifts – or take them home to be enjoyed!

Classes run a couple of times a week, contact Margaret River Candle Company to book online.

Learn the Art of Cheesemaking

One of the great pleasures of wandering from winery to winery is anticipating a glass of the good stuff with a slice or two of cheese once you’re back home. How about, then, making your own cheese right in the heart of Cowaramup?

Jardin Estate Cheese School runs popular workshops, teaching visitors all manner of technique. Spend an idyllic day learning the art of homemade cheesemaking, before sitting down for a two course lunch showcasing the cheeses. Bookings essential.

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