The Melbourne Craft Fair returns to the Queen Victoria Market this Spring to showcase some of the best contemporary local artists and designers. Held on the last Saturday of October and November, the Crft* Wrk exhibition features an abundance of art, ceramics, jewellery, embroidery textiles and more.

Expertly curated by the team behind Rose St. Artists’ Market, this unique and eclectic craft fair offers an unforgettable experience for people of all art and design interests and experiences.

Get inspired and craft your future with our courses available at the CAE.

To paint or to draw? That is the question…

Inspired by the amazing artwork on display at the Melbourne Craft Fair but don’t know whether to draw or paint? Try both with our wonderfully diverse Painting and Drawing: Beginners course. Explore your creative side through charcoal, ink acrylic and pastels.

A great mixture of theory and practical application, this course is sure to bring out your inner artistry.

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Sew your own way

Grab your thread and needle and add a string to your bow with the skill of sewing! Create stunning designs, or make fundamental repairs, our one-day sewing machine mastery course will provide you with all the skills you require to bring your designs to life.

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Master crafter

Has Crft* Wrk inspired you to get your hands dirty and release your creative juices? Clay, wax, plasticine; whatever the material, you can sculpt it. Choose your favourite and craft something beautiful to last a lifetime.

Check out our Sculpting for Beginners class at CAE.

A hidden gem just for you

The right piece of jewellery is quintessential to any good outfit. And nobody knows your style better than you! Design your own beautiful and priceless pieces under the watchful eye of experienced jeweller, Vicki Mason.

Discover a hidden gem with our Acrylic Jewellery: Introduction course at CAE.

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