Fairy and Elf Doors! - School Holiday Class

Make an Outdoor Door to Another World!

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We will make cardboard and foil armatures, then using Pal Tiya we will coat and then sculpt our doors. 

Whether it is a Hobbit, Elf, Orc, Fairy or another mystical creature, ensure they will always have access to your garden by creating a door that can be placed on a porch or tree.

Design your own door or use one of our templates, carve your own details and personality to create your perfect door.

At the end of class, the instructor will keep the doors damp for 2 days before submerging them for a week to cure. Doors are then ready to be put outside! 

Pal Tiya can be painted with most paints including acrylics, the door does not need any sealant but if you are not using a waterproof paint at home it may need to be sealed to ensure paint doesn't fade with time.

All tools and materials are included in this class which is suitable for ages 7+ due to the fine motor skills, sharp needles and hot glue guns required to create our creatures.

Under 9 must be accompanied by an adult - Participants 9+ are able to be dropped off and picked up from the class and guardians do not have to stay for the 2 hours.

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What you will learn
  • Learn what a armature is and how to make one
  • Learn how to carve and mold a 3d sculpture
What you will get
  • Once cured, you can take your door home!

What to bring
  • All tools and materials are provided, as are aprons! Just bring yourself
What to wear

Aprons are provided but it is best to wear clothes that can get dirty!

Appropriate for

For ages 9+

Work Collection

Doors will be cured by the 17th April and able to be collected from The Old Auction House during normal business hours


The Old Auction House

Vendor since 2018

The Old Auction House is an independently run multi-use arts precinct located in the regional Victorian town of Kyneton, just an hour north of Melbourne.  Housed in a historic weatherboard building, which served as the much loved Ferris auction rooms for over 80 years, the precinct opened in April 2017 and is home to a variety of artistic spaces.

The Old Auction House is currently home to a retail shop specialising in quality Australian handmade items, four working artist studios including local glass artists Leadlight By Ettore, a teaching space for visiting artists, and two gallery spaces with rotating exhibitions.

  The Old Auction House is open 7 days and the entire space has been renovated to be accessible for those with prams, wheelchairs, and mobility issues.

The Old Auction House has a focus on community engagement in the arts. Each studio runs a variety of classes with different artists and materials throughout the year. Some of our Studios and regular teachers are listed below!

Leadlight By Ettore - With over 40 years of experience in glass arts, Ettore and Rhain run weekend workshops, term classes, private groups, school holiday classes and 2 hour sessions. LBE run courses in a variety of glass arts and skills including fusing (warm glass), copper-foiling, leadlighting, and mosaics. 

Kyneton Craftery - Craft, Chat & Caffeinate!  With a love of everything craft, Kyneton Craftery run a variety of craft classes for adults and children. We believe you don't have to be able to draw or paint to craft and you are never too old!!! Beading, wire jewellery, stamp carving, linocuts and printing, fabric dyeing, marbling, cardmaking, embossing, alcohol ink, acrylic pouring, macrame and the list goes on!

Teaching Space - The Old Auction House also has a variety of visiting artists who teach their own specialty classes for beginners through to master classes.

 Please have a look through our full list of classes to see the range of crafts and skills you can learn with our tutors or get in touch to book a private group session or party.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of session booking within 7 days of the workshop start date will forfeit the full workshop fee. If cancelled by the participant between 7 - 21 days before the workshop a 50% deposit will not be refunded. At management discretion participants may be transferred to another workshop or session.

If a workshop is cancelled by The Old Auction House due to insufficient enrollments, participants will be given the choice between a full refund or can transfer to a replacement workshop. Notification of cancellation of workshops will be at least 2 days before the workshop starts.

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Terms & Conditions

Please ensure that all dress code guidelines and age restrictions are carefully followed as management will not allow incorrectly attired participants to have access to the studio spaces at The Old Auction House which may result in any fees being forfeited. Please note that even when visiting the studios these dress codes will still apply.

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