Small, independent workshops have been popping up in every nook and shared space in Brisbane and we are living for the hot opportunity to upskill. The point at which you stop learning is the point where you stop growing, so call it self improvement, call it whatever you want, but just make sure you keep building your skillset.
Here’s how to keep your repertoire fresh at one of these Brisbane workshops.
Pottery Classes At Mas & Miek Ceramic House
Running classes for absolute beginners to seasoned pros, Mas and Miek’s Ceramic House is where to go to learn how to make your own ceramics. Their fully-equipped studio can teach you to build, throw, glaze and fire all your own creations, and you can even sell them at their end of year students’ market. Click here to check out the different classes.
Make Your Own Tees, Teapot And Teabags At Only T
Only T are all about the ‘tees’, more specifically giving you the tools to make them yourself. By tees we are referring to the big three of course: tee shirts, tee bags, and tee pots (duh). During their classes, you print your own shirt, get your own hand-crafted bag, and make your own concrete planter pot, perfect for all those succulents you have been collecting! Their ‘tee parties’ run every Friday and Sunday, make sure you book a place because spots are limited.
Kokedama Workshop At MJC Botanical
The expertise of their gardeners and the sheer range of plants on offer at MJC Botanical make them the perfect place to upskill your plant game. They offer a bunch of different workshops, among them a kokedama masterclass. You’ll learning the basic wrapping system for binding the roots, and make two of your own kokedamas to take home. Book your place here.
Calligraphy Classes At Pixiedust Calligraphy
In 2019 we’ve fallen victim to digital convenience and stock fonts is standard. If you want to flex your dexterity and go back to some analog handwriting, check out Pixiedust Calligraphy. They host a bunch of different calligraphy and lettering workshops throughout the year, and also offer private classes if you want to get truly hardcore. You can check out what’s coming up here and book in to give your handwriting that extra bit of pizazz.
Build Your Own Succulent Terrarium At Soul Pantry
Soul Pantry is Stafford’s one-stop connection for botanical homewares. Their list of workshops can teach you how to make your own terrarium, concrete pot or flower arrangement, cutting down your yearly gift budget to raw materials only.
Turn Your Trash Into Treasure At Reverse Garbage
Save your recycling and put it to good use. Reverse Garbage is a not-for-profit co-op that promotes sustainability by turning trash into treasure. They turn your average junk into unique works of art, and run a series of workshops so that you can too. Be part of a good cause while getting crafty by booking into one of their classes today.
Upskill At Hands On Brisbane
Learn new skills at Hands On Brisbane’s local craft workshops. Hands On has all sorts of classes and workshops, teaching everything from creating your own fabric design, to making a kaleidoscope. The idea and purpose behind their vast range of classes is to provide valuable and practical skills for people to use in their lives, and whether it be binding your own journal or making your own rug, you are bound to walk away from these classes with some new skills and an awesome creation.
Bike Maintenance At 99 Bikes
Learn all the tips and tricks to taking the best care of your bike at 99 Bikes. At their workshops, one of their cycling experts will step you through all the components of how to clean your bike, change a tyre, and conduct a safety check for the very affordable price of absolutely free.
Become A Wordsmith At Queensland Writers Centre
Whether you’re a uni student who wants to brush up on the basics or you have dreams of becoming the next J.K. Rowling, there’s a writing course for you at the Queensland Writers Centre. You can get back to the basics with an introduction to grammar or get some help writing an unputdownable short story. Find the full list of courses here.
Craft A Day Away At Work-Shop
If you’ve got a list of things you want to learn how to do a mile long, then you need to know about Work-Shop. With an absolute array of courses on offer every single week, you could soon be an expert in everything from houseplant propagation and pickling to DIY skincare and loom weaving—the list goes on. Bookmarking this page is an absolute must for any creative junkies out there, check out their website for upcoming classes.
Cook Up A Storm At The Golden Pig
Looking to broaden your cooking horizons and learn how to cook more than just toast? You’ll be Masterchef ready in no time thanks to The Golden Pig’s scrumptious classes, with sessions to teach you the essentials like sourdough making and whipping up pizza and pasta from scratch, as well as spicy lessons on international techniques and feeds.
Get Hands On At Artisan
For a little wholesome crafting, look no further than Artisan in Bowen Hills. You’ll learn from people much handier than yourself how to get started in crafts such as metalsmithing, jewelry design, weaving and costume design, just to name a few. Beginners through to experienced crafters are all welcome so you can enhance your skills and create something cool for your apartment at the same time.
Learn To Sew At Ministry Of Handmade
Don’t let grandma be the only one in the fam with sick sewing skill—DIY fashion is the new designer label, don’t you know? If nan won’t share her secrets (or her sewing machine), the Ministry of Handmade in Bridgeman Downs should be your next point of call. You can learn the basics in a simple Learn to Sew class, or step it up and actually make something to take home.
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Image credit: Only T