creative workshops for busy hands

7 workshops you need to try

Jenna Templeton finds some fun and creative workshops in each state that’ll inspire you to get making.

There are so many fun workshops regularly happening around Australia, where you can learn anything from screen printing to photography basics. Maybe you’re a mother looking to meet new friends and connect with your local community. Or a creative who wants to learn a new skill to apply to an upcoming project. Either way, we have you covered.

Here are some of my faves I’m eager to visit. Would you like to join me?

Work-Shop
Learn how to do public speaking like a boss, photography and hand lettering basics, basket weaving and other beginner craft skill classes.
Where: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Byron Bay

7 workshops you need to tryBrick + Mortar
A co-working space for independent designers, artists, makers and creative businesses. Workshops and special events are regularly held in the space, teaching social media for creatives and small businesses, terrarium making for kids, paper pot plant crafting and botanical jewellery making.
Where: Adelaide, SA

7 workshops you need to tryThe Craft Sessions
Why not make a holiday out of the joy of making and learning a new skill at the same time? The Craft Sessions hosts weekend retreats that give you the opportunity to make new friends, share the love of making and learn a new (or perfect) a craft skill such as knitting, garment sewing, quilting, embroidery and fabric printing.
Where: Yarra Valley, VIC

7 workshops you need to tryBeau Est Mien: Prints & Designs
Oh my! I can’t get over how cute these workshops are. As a stationery lover myself, I’d love to attend one of their classes for adults and kids! Children can learn how to do marble printing, design their own stationery set and screen print a placemat, while Mum can get creative doing block printing, botanical etching and photo transfer art.
Where: Perth, WA

7 creative workshops you need to tryHome-Work
The lovely ladies of Home-Work really know a thing or two about screen printing. Learn how to print your own designs and modern patterns on fabric, get skilled in the traditional Japanese fabric dyeing method – Shibori, and weave a wool tapestry taught by maker Maryanne Moodie.
Where: Melbourne, VIC

7 creative workshops you need to tryBonnie Hislop
Ceramic bowl artist Bonnie Hislop is more than happy to share her skills with you. Learn how to make super-cute ceramic animal bowls and plates in one of her upcoming classes. Her use of colour is so much fun!
Where: Brisbane + Gold Coast, QLD

7 creative workshops you need to trySaint Gertrude Letterpress
Learn how to design your own stationery and master the skill of letterpress (a special printing method) by artist, teacher and ‘Lady of Lettery’, Amy Constable.
Where: Melbourne, VIC

Words: Jenna Templeton / Photography: Beau Est Mien, Work-Shop, Brick + Motar, The Craft Sessions, Home-Work, Bonnie Hislop, Saint Gertrude Letterpress