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A Workshop on Running Workshops

Next Available: Wed, 27 Nov 6:30PM
2.0 hours
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In this 2 hour class, you will learn everything you need to know about how to run a successful creative workshop. The team at Think Thornbury will unpack all the skills and techniques you need to delve into the field of teaching workshops. From forming an original workshop idea and developing good teaching skills, to marketing and pin pointing the perfect price point. Common questions that will be covered are: 

- How to navigate finding a venue that's right for you. 

- How to navigate the world of profit-splits and room hires.

- How much do I charge? 

- How will I know if people will come? 

- How to troubleshoot and foresee common problems before they arise. 

Want to start sharing your creativity with the world but don't know where to start? This is where you get armed with all the knowledge and tools to give yourself the highest chance of success.

About the facilitators 

Think Thornbury is a community-focussed retail space and creative workshop venue. Founded in 2017 by artist & musician team Maggie May (The Middle Aisle) and Josh Kelly, together they have had over 4 years of workshop experience - initially with the Middle Aisle's Macrame workshops which have formed an almost cult-like following, to hosting a whole range of creative workshops in their space at Think Thornbury. During their time at Think they have hosted over 110 creative workshops, inspired over 800 students and received more than 100 5* reviews for Think Thornbury workshops. 

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What you will learn
  • How to form an original workshop concept
  • A range of online and offline marketing techniques
  • How to pinpoint the right price point
What you will get
  • The skills to plan successful creative workshops
  • A range of marketing strategies
  • Formulas for ongoing success

What to bring
  • A notebook and pen for taking notes. .
  • Any burning questions about hosting workshops.
What to wear


Appropriate for

Anyone who is interested in teaching creative workshops or for people who already teach workshops and want to develop their skills.


Think Thornbury

Vendor since 2017

Think is a combined shopfront and creative workshop venue in Thornbury founded in 2017 by Melbourne artist Maggie May (from the Middle Aisle), and musician and educator Joshua Kelly.

Think formed to nurture and support a local community of artists and creators, while simultaneously empowering people to develop creative thought through their interactions with artists’ products and workshops.

The store has a strong focus on local Australian made and ethically produced products, whilst the workshop venue connects customers directly to these makers through workshops and other creative events.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Bookings are strictly not transferable to other dates. Please double check the date of the workshop before booking, cancellations will result in forfeit of payment. 

Please note there are no refunds on classes and classes cannot be switched post booking. By purchasing this class you agree to these terms and conditions. However, if you’re unable to attend please feel free to send someone else in your place.

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Terms & Conditions


We often take photographs during our workshops to share through our instagram @thinkthornbury or with our community. Our photographs often contain your hands while you work but may also show your face. If you do not consent to have your (or your child's) photograph taken and shared on our social media platforms and/or website please let us know before the workshop begins.

You can send us an email prior to class hello@thinkthornbury.com or just give us a heads up at the start of class. 

We want to make sure you feel comfortable and at home in Think Thornbury!

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02 September 2019 • A Workshop on Running Workshops

An interesting, informative class that left me thinking about all kinds of options and improvements to my way or working. The hosts were lovely, warm and welcoming.


01 September 2019 • A Workshop on Running Workshops

Loved it. Such an inspiring space to be in. Also great as a source for chatting with like-minded workshoppers. Left feeling motivated & keen to work my craft. Thanks heaps Think Thornbury !


31 August 2019 • A Workshop on Running Workshops

Maggie and Josh know their stuff. An enjoyable evening learning the 'ins and outs' of planning and running a workshop.

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