Workshops

Running your own workshops
We can tailor any of our venues to suit your needs  – or you can come and join one of the courses that we have already planned.

We do not charge a room hire fee if your participants stay with us and we are happy to organise your catering needs.

Attending workshops run by others
The following workshops are currently in the pipeline. You are welcome to attend.
Just click on the topic(s) that you are interested in.


tutor: Martin. Winner of the Vic Tourism, 'Great things to do in Melbourne' award, Martin's 'on the spot' classes are very popular. Everyone is enthusiastic about what they have learned and everyone comes out saying 'Why didn't I do this years ago?!'!.


tutor: Tessa. A bundle of energy and an advocate for 'getting off your backside and just doing it". "Starting small is fine, just get out there and start creating". "Most people spend more time planning their holidays than they do planning their life". You can change that just by attending a workshop and getting started...
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tutor: We are not saying too much about this at present but we have an agreement in principal to have the chef from (no names) a restaurant that has won numerous ‘Best restaurant’ awards. Great!! Pinnies on and sleeves rolled up!!


tutor: Three tutors have agreed to teach these classes. One is a career professional who has made a living selling his own art. One has been an art-teacher for 25 years and is a wealth of not just knowledge but also enthusiasm on anything arty or artistic. And the 3rd is an ‘emerging artist’ who has just finished her Masters in Fine Art and has won 7 awards in the past 18 months. In the past 12 months her art has increased in value from $2500 to $5,000.

Please register your interest and we will keep you posted as to dates and times.

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* note that there will be beginner and more advanced classes in each topic.
If you have any questions about the above workshops, please give Pam a call.

Pam Testa, Event Organiser
0407 810 120

Testimonial: 
I attended a photography workshop at Captains Retreat with Martin and … it was fantastic. I told him he should call it “digital cameras for dummies’. I’m nearly 50 and I’ve never read  the instructions to a camera!! 
The house was great, the food was great. the beds were comfy. I am sold on it all. I’ll definitely be attending course 2 for the ‘not so dumb’.
Annabel M – 
Geelong