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WORKSHOP CALENDAR

WEDDING FLORISTRY WORKSHOP
Oct
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

WEDDING FLORISTRY WORKSHOP

Considering doing your own wedding flowers? In this class we get a basic lesson in wiring and basic floral design to create your own bouquet and floral accessories. Create the perfect buttonhole, corsage or flower crown. Wiring is the fiddly and time consuming part the floristry game in this class you learn the techniques to create gorgeous accessories for the whole bridal party. You will also watch a demonstration of how to create a sturdy, robust and stunning wedding bouquet and accessories.

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STAMP MAKING WORKSHOP
Oct
18
6:30pm 6:30pm

STAMP MAKING WORKSHOP

Learn how to create your own useful and beautiful stamps using traditional lino carving techniques. The evening will involve developing your stamp design (it can be as simple or as complex as you like!), carving it into a Lino block and then using it to create a print onto fabric and paper. Draw inspiration from the lovely surrounds of the Merri Creek or bring your own drawings and ideas to translate into your print. You can even use a name or a word! There will be guidance throughout the whole process and lots of inspiration from books and around the studio to help you get creative.

Your stamp will be long lasting and will open up a whole world of decorating ideas including personalised wrapping paper, gift cards, name tags or decorated fabric!

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UPCYCLED STATEMENT JEWELLERY WORKSHOP
Oct
19
6:30pm 6:30pm

UPCYCLED STATEMENT JEWELLERY WORKSHOP

Create a stunning wearable art piece using vintage jewellery.

This workshop introduces the techniques, terms and tools used for costume-jewellery making. We’ll teach you how to design and construct an exquisite feature piece using basic tools and techniques that anyone can pick up.

All tools and materials supplied. Suitable for total beginners to intermediate levels.

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CERAMIC TABLEWARE WORKSHOP
Oct
25
6:30pm 6:30pm

CERAMIC TABLEWARE WORKSHOP

Hand building with clay offers endless possibilities for creating a variety forms. In this workshop students will be shown how to create unique platters and small dip bowls using stoneware clays in a variety of shapes using hand formed techniques such as rolling out the clay and using basic plate moulds to help create the student’s desired form. Various surface decoration and textures will be used to create their own unique piece, such as stamps and found objects such as leaves. If you have a favourite stamp at home, please bring it with you!

This workshop is ideal for those wanting an introduction to the clay making process, to develop new skills and create your own functional platter which you can take home once fired! No experience necessary, just bring your imagination! Both one-on-one & group demonstrations given by the teacher, Sarah Schembri. All pieces created will be functional, dishwasher safe & food safe.

Students will be introduced to a variety of hand building techniques using stoneware clays to create a range of handmade dishes, small plates & spoons & trays.

Techniques such as making slabs, using small molds & pinching will be demonstrated – rolling out clay, in addition to cutting, refining, creating rims and applying textures.

Stoneware clays will be used in this workshop.

All items created will be glazed by the teacher after the first firing. All glazes used are food safe and microwave safe. Students will be emailed once their work is ready for collection.

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ETHICAL POP ART JEWELLERY
Oct
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

ETHICAL POP ART JEWELLERY

Create eye-popping earring designs using colourful recycled plastics.

This workshop introduces the techniques, terms and tools used for costume-jewellery making. We’ll teach you how to design and construct stunning pieces using basic tools and techniques that anyone can pick up.

All tools and materials supplied. Suitable for total beginners to intermediate levels.

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NATURAL SKINCARE WORKSHOP
Oct
28
1:00pm 1:00pm

NATURAL SKINCARE WORKSHOP

A hands on afternoon workshop where you will learn about the benefits of choosing natural products for your skin and overall health. Make your own face oil made from organic cold pressed plant and essential oils as well as a face scrub that is good enough to eat. Learn from an expert in the field with over a decade of experience in making skincare products as well as running workshops and passing on her knowledge to others.

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BEGINNERS EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP
Nov
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

BEGINNERS EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP

The beginners embroidery workshop is an opportunity to learn new skills and use them to explore a childhood drawing pastime. No drawing skills necessary, we will each create uniquely individual squiggles as the basis for what will become your own beautifully hand embroidered art work over the course of the day - ready to hang in your home!

Making brings us together while allowing us to be ourselves.” (The Maker, Maynes T)

This quote embodies what we will foster throughout the workshop.

The act of stitching is meditative and therapeutic. You will learn new skills and come away with something you have made but hopefully you will also find this an opportunity to be present and mindful, an opportunity to find time and perhaps slow down for a few hours - relax and enjoy the company of friends (or soon to be friends!) with delicious local produce to snack on and the serene Merri Creek as your background.

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PHOTOGRAPHY + STYLING WORKSHOP
Nov
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

PHOTOGRAPHY + STYLING WORKSHOP

We will guide you through all the elements of photography and styling for photo shoots.

Bring along a camera or your mobile phone. This is an introduction to the basics of photography and includes in depth information about how photography and styling both play an important part in your business.

We will run through effective techniques on how to style and frame your shot to best capture your audience's attention.

This workshop is designed for anyone getting into styling or photography as well as anyone wanting to gain further knowledge in these areas to help promote your business using social media.

You will learn:

  • How to style, create and photograph a flat lay shot.

  • What makes an interesting shot using props and hand made elements.

  • The do’s and don'ts in editorial styling and how to use photography the right way to promote your product or business.

  • How to work with natural light and how to manipulate it to create a mood.

  • How to best find the best professional photographer for your business for times when you need professional shoots

  • Preparing, planning and organisation for a photo shoot.

  • How to best use props to create a styled shot.

 

  

 

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BOTANICAL DESIGN INSTALLATION WORKSHOP
Nov
18
1:00pm 1:00pm

BOTANICAL DESIGN INSTALLATION WORKSHOP

In this workshop you will learn the practical and design elements of building a botanical installation. We will cover arbours, wreaths, backdrops, garlands and more. The workshop will be taught by two floristry rockstars Ruby Soho and Melissah Danger. After the demonstration, the class will be split into two groups who will collectively work on a large installation piece with one of the teachers. All elements of planning, design, installation and maintenance will be covered in this fun, hands on workshop.

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SUSTAINABLE STYLING MASTERCLASS
Nov
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

SUSTAINABLE STYLING MASTERCLASS

This masterclass will give you the inspiration & skills to style exceptional displays confidently. Through hands-on activities you will have a chance to practice styling, create a clear vision on how to build style guides, concepts and where how to source beautiful props for your projects. This is a chance to spend quality time with other entrepreneurs, stylist's and business owners focusing on improving our visual eye and our ability to come up with concepts. Gain practical advice from a passionate industry expert with broad experience in Interior Styling, Food Styling, Event Styling & Merchandising. Invest in your creativity and let your mind explode with new possibilities. We have a huge beautiful prop shelf filled with handcrafted ceramics, textiles, treasures and oddities to use on the night as your heart desires. We encourage you to bring along your products, props and anything else you would like to practice with.

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CERAMIC TABLEWARE WORKSHOP
Sep
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

CERAMIC TABLEWARE WORKSHOP

Hand building with clay offers endless possibilities for creating a variety forms. In this workshop students will be shown how to create unique platters and small dip bowls using stoneware clays in a variety of shapes using hand formed techniques such as rolling out the clay and using basic plate moulds to help create the student’s desired form. Various surface decoration and textures will be used to create their own unique piece, such as stamps and found objects such as leaves. If you have a favourite stamp at home, please bring it with you!

This workshop is ideal for those wanting an introduction to the clay making process, to develop new skills and create your own functional platter which you can take home once fired! No experience necessary, just bring your imagination! Both one-on-one & group demonstrations given by the teacher, Sarah Schembri. All pieces created will be functional, dishwasher safe & food safe.

Students will be introduced to a variety of hand building techniques using stoneware clays to create a range of handmade dishes, small plates & spoons & trays.

Techniques such as making slabs, using small molds & pinching will be demonstrated – rolling out clay, in addition to cutting, refining, creating rims and applying textures.

Stoneware clays will be used in this workshop.

All items created will be glazed by the teacher after the first firing. All glazes used are food safe and microwave safe. Students will be emailed once their work is ready for collection.

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MACRAME PLANT HANGER WORKSHOP
Sep
20
6:30pm 6:30pm

MACRAME PLANT HANGER WORKSHOP

Join us for a knotty evening learning the ins and outs of Macrame! We will be learning the basic and more complex knots for those with some knotting experience. Choose from an array of natural and fair trade ropes and cords to create your unique hanger from.

If you have a plant, special pot, small terrarium or vase in mind that you would like to use in your hanger then please bring it along! There will be a selection of pots and plants for you to use in your macrame as well as some extra special planters and plants for purchase on the night if you fancy.

At the end of class you get to take home your knotted creation and pot plant ready for hanging!

All materials are provided, feel free to bring along any special plant or pot you may like to use.

Enjoy our relaxing, cosy studio and take time for you to be creative and mindful.

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WEAVE A WALL HANGING WORKSHOP
Sep
16
1:00pm 1:00pm

WEAVE A WALL HANGING WORKSHOP

Spend the evening creating your own handwoven masterpiece to hang on a wall, display in your home or sew into something. Learn different weaving techniques to create pattern and texture as well as different finishing techniques appropriate for the pieces end use. Choose from a large selection of rare and vintage yarns, paper and natural materials to weave with. All levels of weavers are welcome from absolute beginners to those who are looking to learn more techniques for their practice.

At the end of class you get to take home your own locally made Loom & Spindle weaving loom and an information booklet to continue weaving at home.

All materials are provided, feel free to bring along any special yarn or materials you may like to incorporate into your weaving.

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BASKET WEAVING WORKSHOP
Sep
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

BASKET WEAVING WORKSHOP

Join us for an evening of basket weaving and learn how to create your vessel using fair-trade rope, naturally dyed raffia, yarn, fabric & natural materials.

We will explore how to build different shapes, handles, lids and how to incorporate fabric and other items.

You will get to take home your handmade coiled baskets and lots of inspiration for other basket making techniques.

Enjoy our relaxing, cosy studio and take time for you to be creative and mindful.

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WILD FERMENTATION + SAUERKRAUT WORSHOP
Aug
31
6:30pm 6:30pm

WILD FERMENTATION + SAUERKRAUT WORSHOP

Fermentation is amazing, and is not just want hipsters are doing now. Humans have been intentionally fermenting foods for thousands of year. In this workshop you will learn all about fermentation through the focus of sauerkraut: how it works, why is works, why it is important to remember this ancient food practice, and how you can so easily do it yourself at home.

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CERAMIC PLANTER WORKSHOP
Aug
30
6:30pm 6:30pm

CERAMIC PLANTER WORKSHOP

Hand building with clay offers endless possibilities for creating a variety forms. In this workshop students will be shown how to hand make a ceramic plant holder. Various surface decoration and textures will be used to create their own unique piece, such as stamps and found objects such as leaves. If you have a favourite stamp at home, please bring it with you!

This workshop is ideal for those wanting an introduction to the clay making process, to develop new skills and create your own planter which you can take home once fired! No experience necessary, just bring your imagination! Both one-on-one & group demonstrations given by the teacher, Sarah Schembri.

Stoneware clays will be used in this workshop.

All items created will be glazed by the teacher after the first firing. All glazes used are food safe and microwave safe.

Students will be emailed once their work is ready for collection.

 

 

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NATURAL DYING + SHIBORI WORKSHOP
Aug
19
1:00pm 1:00pm

NATURAL DYING + SHIBORI WORKSHOP

Enjoy an afternoon of learning to identify suitable plants, how to extract colour and even how to get multiple colours from the same plant. We will start with a quick explore of the Merri Creek bank for any suitable plants then return to the studio to prepare the dye pots. There will be a range of colours dependent on seasonal availability, these will include common kitchen scraps, local plants and exotic dyes. You will learn how to use plants to create eco-prints on fabric and open up bundles that have been prepared earlier.

Choose a garment from our rack of pre-loved clothes, pillow cases or table linen to dye in the class indigo vat or purchase one of our organic hemp/cotton tote bags, linen tea towels or cotton scarves to dye and take home.

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FOLIAGE ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP
Aug
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

FOLIAGE ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP

In this workshop you will be guided through the process of painting a realistic leaf. Beginning with drawing, you will see a demonstration of how to capture the beautiful shapes, contours and veins on different types of leaves. We will learn skills in observing tonal variation, how to mix the right green and paint the shine of a leaf’s surface using watercolour paint.

All levels of experience are welcome.

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KOKEDAMA WORKSHOP
Aug
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

KOKEDAMA WORKSHOP

Kokedama, an intricately crafted Japanese Hanging Moss Ball, is a truly unique way of displaying your favourite plants and creating an indoor plant feature. Instead of a pot, a moss ball becomes the focal point.

There is nothing better than playing with soil and plants for stress relief and this workshop offers inspiration and guidance to create your own unique kokedama.

We take you through the essential materials, where to find them and how to choose the best quality plants. We will also show you techniques to ensure your kokedama is sturdy, healthy and lives a long life once it’s back in your home.

All eco friendly materials are supplied and you take home everything you create. We will also provide you with a spectacular grazing table of local food and wine to enjoy on the night.

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WILD FLORISTRY WORKSHOP
Aug
3
6:30pm 6:30pm

WILD FLORISTRY WORKSHOP

Join us for an evening of wild floristry fun and fabulousness. You will experience a new way to look at floristry and native flowers. Create your own unique arrangements to take home using sustainable floristry practices. You will learn the skills needed to create arrangements time and time again for a special gift for family or friends or to decorate your home or next party. Meet other friendly locals and enjoy getting creative and inspired looking out onto the Merri Creek.

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CERAMIC TABLEWARE WORKSHOP
Aug
2
6:30pm 6:30pm

CERAMIC TABLEWARE WORKSHOP

Hand building with clay offers endless possibilities for creating a variety forms. In this workshop students will be shown how to create unique platters and small dip bowls using stoneware clays in a variety of shapes using hand formed techniques such as rolling out the clay and using basic plate moulds to help create the student’s desired form. Various surface decoration and textures will be used to create their own unique piece, such as stamps and found objects such as leaves. If you have a favourite stamp at home, please bring it with you!

This workshop is ideal for those wanting an introduction to the clay making process, to develop new skills and create your own functional platter which you can take home once fired! No experience necessary, just bring your imagination! Both one-on-one & group demonstrations given by the teacher, Sarah Schembri. All pieces created will be functional, dishwasher safe & food safe.

Students will be introduced to a variety of hand building techniques using stoneware clays to create a range of handmade dishes, small plates & spoons & trays.

Techniques such as making slabs, using small molds & pinching will be demonstrated – rolling out clay, in addition to cutting, refining, creating rims and applying textures.

Stoneware clays will be used in this workshop.

All items created will be glazed by the teacher after the first firing. All glazes used are food safe and microwave safe. Students will be emailed once their work is ready for collection.

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RAINFOREST TERRARIUM WORKSHOP
Jul
20
6:30pm 6:30pm

RAINFOREST TERRARIUM WORKSHOP

A terrarium is a beautiful way to keep plants indoors and decorate your space.

A closed rainforest terrarium is a miniature ecosystem. You will learn how to build an ecosystem and maintain in for years to come.You will leave with you own terrarium and a head full of ideas on how you can make more!

You will leave with you own large, beautiful terrarium and a head full of ideas and knowledge on how you can make more!

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WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP
Jul
19
6:30pm 6:30pm

WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP

Watercolour is a fun and exciting medium! In this workshop we will explore a variety of watercolour techniques, their applications and create an artwork based on this. You will learn the basics of which paints and brushes are best to use, how to use water for various effects, how to create different washes and the role of paper.

You will create a contemporary artwork inspired by a landscape, foliage, abstract ideas or patterns in a relaxed and collaborative environment. There will be lots of easy watercolour techniques and tricks as well as more advanced techniques to explore and plenty of inspiration to draw from. A large range of watercolours, brushes and lovely textured watercolour paper will be available on the night to work with.

You will take away an artwork that you have created inspired by your own concept and inspiration, technical skills to use watercolour as a medium and an understanding of how to compose your own artworks.

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AIR DRY POTTERY WORKSHOP
Jul
5
6:30pm 6:30pm

AIR DRY POTTERY WORKSHOP

This is a beginner's hand building workshop without firing. Learn how to hand make ceramic bunting, wall hangings, plates, bowls & jewellery with clay as well how to dry and waterproof them. Learn clever tricks to add colour & fabric to your designs all whilst sipping wine and eating delicious food in a cosy and relaxing studio space in Northcote. Leave feeling inspired to make more with what you have learnt.

We will also show you a variety of methods to add prints, texture and unique designs to the clay.

All clay and materials are supplied in the class as well as a delicious grazing table of food to enjoy whilst you are getting creative.

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