Life is busy. And sometimes we get caught up in the monotony of everyday routine and functions. Coffee, work, gym, sleep. Repeat. But we think it’s time you look at giving that left side of your brain a bit of a workout.
Getting creative is not only a whole heap of fun, but it’s also proven to relieve stress, build self-awareness, strip away inhibition and help you become a better problem-solver.
So, get those creative juices flowing and upskill with 10 of the best Sunshine Coast workshops.
If you’re on Instagram, then you are 100 per cent likely to have seen the resurgence of the macrame wall hangings. Making a comeback from the '70s, you can learn how to make your very own version with Creative Bowerbird. Visit the website or Facebook page to book a spot in the next workshop, and you’ll have your house decked out with boho wall hangings in no time.
This styling and photography workshop will help you learn how to style and shoot the best pictures possible, so you can take your brand, business, label or Instagram page to the next level. Led by founder and creative director Hayley Jenkin, Wholehearted Studio will have you taking pics like a pro. The next Sunshine Coast workshop is coming up soon, so book through the website to secure your spot.
The Posy Co
Flower experts at The Posy Co host a number of floral workshops that are perfect for birthday parties, bridal parties and baby showers. Their Wine and Flower Crowns workshop is perfect for those looking to get a little bit creative and a little bit tipsy, while their Big Ass Bouquets and Ultimate DIY Wedding Workshops are great for those preparing to decorate a big event, like a party or wedding.
The Cooking School Noosa
One of the most exciting things to hit the coast in recent years, The Cooking School Noosa is a foodie’s dream. With an array of different cooking classes including French, Mexican, South East Asian, Italian, artisanal bread making and Japanese, there’s a class to challenge every home cook. Launched by local favourite Wasabi, The Cooking School Noosa uses only fresh and local produce, supporting local farmers, fisherman and producers. The best part? You will have a delicious meal to eat at the end of it and you’ll be able to recreate it again and again. Sign us up.
Take your hens party or girls’ night to the next level with the Boho Sisters flower crown workshop. One of the most insta-worthy workshops out there, the two-hour package includes flower crown making, low-feasting tables, grazing platters, fruit-infused water jugs, kilim rugs and cushions, leather ottomans, and in true Boho Sisters style, plenty of decorative boho accents to make the setting look as pretty as your flower crowns. Check out their Instagram here for some serious inspo.
Miss Moneypenny’s Cocktail Classes
Consider yourself a bit of a cocktail connoisseur? Or maybe you have some guests coming over that need impressing? Then why not learn how to whip up a mind-blowing cocktail at Miss Moneypenny’s cocktail classes. Renowned for their amazing cocktails, the folks at Miss Moneypenny’s know a thing or two about mixing up a stiff drink and they are willing to pass that sacred information on to you. You’ll be a master mixologist in no time.
Spirit House Cooking School
No list of Sunshine Coast workshops would be complete without mentioning the geniuses at the Spirit House Cooking School. Whether you already consider yourself a pro in the kitchen, or you’ve never ventured past two-minute noodles, there’s a class for you. Master the art of Asian cooking, while also sipping on wine and enjoying the fruits of your labour. Sounds like our kind of class.
Clandestino Roasters Latte Art Class
Local coffee kings Clandestino Roasters are offering to share some of their expertise and coffee craftmanship with us mere mortals through their latte art course. Totally practical and hands on, this course will show you how to choose the right milk, how to texture milk for latte art and microfoam, and how to pour a heart, tulip and a rosetta. Whether you’re a barista looking to refine their skills, or you’re just looking to up your coffee game, you’ll be serving up Insta-worthy mugs in no time.
Syndicate Creative Workshops
Local creative workspace Syndicate Creative not only offers a minimalistic, modern workspace, but also hosts a number of creative workshops. Their upcoming workshops include a ceramics class, as well as a wine and ceramics workshop—we know which one we’ll be attending. The price includes all materials, as well as firing and glazing, so you’ll leave with a finished product you can be proud of (and can actually use).
Pure Nava Makeup Workshops
If you’re anything like us and have been in a battle with your liquid eyeliner for your entire life, then a makeup class by Pure Nava might just be what takes you from makeup novice to seasoned professional. Whether you’re after an intensive personalised one-on-one session, or a group session where you and the girls glam yourselves up for a night out, talented makeup artist Emily from Pure Nava will make sure you leave having mastered the perfect base, smokey eye and finally winning that battle against you liquid liner. Get ready to slay.
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