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WORKSHOP & EVENTS CALENDAR


MACRAME PLANT HANGER WORKSHOP
Jul
21
11:00 AM11:00

MACRAME PLANT HANGER WORKSHOP

What: Macrame Workshop

When: Saturday 21st July 2018 11am-2pm

Where: 1/10 Langwells Parade, Northcote

Includes: All materials, grazing table of local food, organic wine & fairtrade tea

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Join us for a knotty morning, learning the ins and outs of Macrame! We will be learning some basic knots through to more complex knots for those with previous knotting experience. 

We welcome you to choose from an array of natural and fair trade ropes and cords to create your very own unique hanger.

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! 

We will have a selection of pots and plants for you to use in your macrame as well as some extra special planters and plants with the option for purchase at the event.

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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Directions: 

Put Your Heart Into It lives at 1/10 Langwells Parade, Northcote - just off High Street. The best way to reach us is on the 86 tram, heading towards Bundoora. 

Alight at stop 34 (Bent St/High St) and continue along High Street in the same direction before turning right onto Langwells Parade. 

Number 10 is located a few buildings down on your right-hand side, and our studio at number 1 is on your left once inside the front door. We are a 5-minute walk from Northcote Train Station, and if you are driving, there is ample parking available in the Northcote Plaza car park. We also have a bike rack inside! Doors open at 6:30 pm sharp. If you happen to arrive earlier, explore one of the many great venues on our doorstep in the bustling hub of High Street. We look forward to meeting you.

 

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Basket Weaving Workshop
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Basket Weaving Workshop

What: Basket Weaving Workshop

When: Thursday 19th July 6:30-9:30pm

Where: 1/10 Langwells Parade, Northcote

Includes: All materials, grazing food, organic wine & fairtrade tea

Make an Enquiry.

Book this Class.

Description:

Join us for an afternoon 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, lids and how to incorporate fabric, leaves and other items using coiling, stitching, and twining.

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

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

Your teacher:

Roz Slade is a Melbourne textile designer and maker interested in supporting society’s deep social connection to textiles and nurturing an interest in the therapeutic act of hand-making.

After graduating Textile Design and Development at RMIT, where she majored in weave and print-making, she stepped away from the ethical drift of fast fashion and textile waste, to create a modest range of high-quality products featuring sustainable methods and ethically sourced materials under the brand Be Kind Textiles.

Spending the following years exploring every craft within her reach in her own personal practice, she is sharing her results and a lifelong love of art and textiles with willing students.

Visit Be Kind Textiles Website.

Visit Be Kind Textiles Facebook

Visit Be Kind Textiles Instagram

We create a beautiful, warm atmosphere to make you feel at home in our cosy, plant filled studio. We encourage attendees to slow down, share stories and take the opportunity to connect with others in our community.

We are proud to support local artists, ethical businesses, and community groups and we consider our impact on the earth it’s people in every aspect of our business. We are always learning and improving our processes. 

Extra info: All workshop topics available as a customised private workshop with a min of x10 at our studio or at a location of your choice. We also offer sustainable event management, catering - grazing tables, lighting & floristry. We cater for all diets - vegan, lactose & gluten free.

Directions: 

Put Your Heart Into It lives at 1/10 Langwells Parade, Northcote - just off High Street. The best way to reach us is on the 86 tram, heading towards Bundoora. 

Alight at stop 34 (Bent St/High St) and continue along High Street in the same direction before turning right onto Langwells Parade. 

Number 10 is located a few buildings down on your right-hand side, and our studio at number 1 is on your left once inside the front door. We are a 5-minute walk from Northcote Train Station, and if you are driving, there is ample parking available in the Northcote Plaza car park. We also have a bike rack inside! Doors open at 6:30 pm sharp. If you happen to arrive earlier, explore one of the many great venues on our doorstep in the bustling hub of High Street. We look forward to meeting you.

What you will learn:

  • How to create a coiled basket from rope, raffia, fabric and yarn
  • Learn how to create different shapes and sizes of vessels for different uses
  • Different stitching, coiling, twining and joining methods you can use to create your vessel

What you will get:

  • Materials including fair-trade rope, raffia and yarn
  • Your finished basket to take home and a relaxed, calm mind
  • Wine and tea
  • A delicious, seasonal grazing table of local and native foods to nibble on over the course of the evening.

 

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Kokedama Workshop
Jul
12
6:30 PM18:30

Kokedama Workshop

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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.

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Terrarium  Workshop
Jul
11
6:30 PM18:30

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 it for years to come.You will leave with your own terrarium and a head full of ideas on how you can make more!

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Shibori Fabric Dyeing with Natural Dye
Jul
7
11:00 AM11:00

Shibori Fabric Dyeing with Natural Dye

What: Shibori Fabric Dyeing Workshop

When: Saturday, July 7th, 11am - 3pm

Where: 1/10 Langwells Parade, Northcote

Includes: All materials, grazing food, organic wine & fairtrade tea

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Book this Class.

Description:

Learn about the surprising art of Japanese inspired shibori, a resist dyeing method of creating crisp and organic patterns on cloth. In this workshop, we will be using methods including, Itajime - folding and clamping, Arashi - pole wrapping and Ori-nui - hand stitched pleating. Experiment with different techniques on cotton fabric and choose your favourite to dye a linen tea-towel to take home. 

On the day there will be extra tea-towels and tote bags to purchase for yourself or to give away as gifts.

Your teacher:

Roz Slade is a Melbourne textile designer and maker & the founder of Be Kind Textiles who is interested in supporting society’s deep social connection to textiles and nurturing an interest in the therapeutic act of hand-making. After graduating Textile Design and Development at RMIT, where she majored in weave and printmaking, she stepped away from the ethical drift of fast fashion and textile waste, to create a modest range of high-quality products featuring sustainable methods and ethically sourced materials under the brand Be Kind Textiles.

Spending the following years exploring every craft within her reach in her own personal practice, she is sharing her results and a lifelong love of art and textiles with willing students.

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We create a beautiful, warm atmosphere to make you feel at home in our cosy, plant filled studio. We encourage attendees to slow down, share stories and take the opportunity to connect with others in our community.

We are proud to support local artists, ethical businesses and community groups and we consider our impact on the earth it’s people in every aspect of our business. We are always learning and improving our processes.

 Extra info:

All workshop topics available as a customised private workshop with a min of x10 at our studio or at a location of your choice. We also offer sustainable event management, catering - grazing tables, lighting & floristry. We cater for all diets - vegan, lactose & gluten free. 

Directions:

Put Your Heart Into It lives at 1/10 Langwells Parade, Northcote - just off High Street. The best way to reach us is on the 86 tram, heading towards Bundoora. 

Alight at stop 34 (Bent St/High St) and continue along High Street in the same direction before turning right onto Langwells Parade. 

Number 10 is located a few buildings down on your right-hand side, and our studio at number 1 is on your left once inside the front door. We are an 8-minute walk from Northcote Train Station, and if you are driving, there is ample parking available in the Northcote Plaza car park. We also have a bike rack inside! We look forward to meeting you.

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Air Dry Pottery Workshop
Jun
8
6:30 PM18:30

Air Dry Pottery Workshop

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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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Beginners Embroidery Workshop
Jun
7
6:30 PM18:30

Beginners Embroidery Workshop

  • Put Your Heart Into It @ BIGbang Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This workshop will give you the skills to bring your project to its completion, and the confidence to complete other pieces.

You will learn how to turn an original idea or image into an embroidered design. Through the hours we will cover stitches ranging in complexity and texture, including; satin stitch, running stitch, back stitch, chain stitch, Turkish stitch and French knots. Instruction will be offered in all of these to suit the individual needs of each person and their piece.

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 artwork over the course of the day - ready to hang in your home!

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Terrarium  Workshop
May
25
6:30 PM18:30

Terrarium Workshop

  • Put Your Heart Into It @ BIGbang Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 it for years to come.You will leave with your own terrarium and a head full of ideas on how you can make more!

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Sustainable Styling Workshop
May
24
6:30 PM18:30

Sustainable Styling Workshop

  • Put Your Heart Into It @ BIGbang studio (map)
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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 of 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, 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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Botanical Floristry Installation Workshop
May
23
6:30 PM18:30

Botanical Floristry Installation Workshop

  • Put Your Heart Into It @ BIGbang Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Basket Weaving Workshop
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Basket Weaving Workshop

Includes: All materials, grazing food, organic wine & fairtrade tea

Description:

Join us for an afternoon 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, lids and how to incorporate fabric, leaves and other items using coiling, stitching and twining.

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

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

Your teacher:

Roz Slade is a Melbourne textile designer and maker interested in supporting society’s deep social connection to textiles, and nurturing an interest in the therapeutic act of hand-making.

After graduating Textile Design and Development at RMIT, where she majored in weave and print-making, she stepped away from the ethical drift of fast fashion and textile waste, to create a modest range of high-quality products featuring sustainable methods and ethically sourced materials under the brand Be Kind Textiles.

Spending the following years exploring every craft within her reach in her own personal practice, she is sharing her results and lifelong love of art and textiles with willing students.

www.bekindtextiles.com

https://www.facebook.com/bekindtextiles/

https://www.instagram.com/bekindtextiles/

We create a beautiful, warm atmosphere to make you feel at home in our cosy, plant filled studio. We encourage attendees to slow down, share stories and take the opportunity to connect with others in our community.

We are proud to support local artists, ethical businesses and community groups and we consider our impact on the earth it’s people in every aspect of our business. We are always learning and improving our processes. 

Extra info: All workshop topics available as a customised private workshop with a min of x10 at our studio or at a location of your choice. We also offer sustainable event management, catering - grazing tables, lighting & floristry. We cater for all diets - vegan, lactose & gluten free.

Directions: Put Your Heart Into it Studios lives inside of Big Bang Studios nestled on the banks of the Merri Creek: 1 / 177 Beavers Road Northcote.

Please drive to the very end of Beavers Road and you will come to a dead end near the Merri Creek. Come past the glass doors on the left, large black garage roller door, then past the red door. Then enter left via the bark mulched garden onto the deck and we are the second door along.

What you will learn

  • How to create a coiled basket from rope, raffia, fabric and yarn
  • Learn how to create different shapes and sizes of vessels for different uses
  • Different stitching, coiling, twining and joining methods you can use to create your vessel

What you will get

  • Materials including fair-trade rope, raffia and yarn
  • Your finished basket to take home and a relaxed, calm mind
  • Wine and tea
  • A delicious, seasonal grazing table of local and native foods to nibble on over the course of the evening.

Book via the link below:

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Kokedama Workshop
May
11
6:30 PM18:30

Kokedama Workshop

  • Put Your Heart Into It @ BIGbang Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Wild Fermentation & Sauerkraut Workshop
May
10
6:30 PM18:30

Wild Fermentation & Sauerkraut Workshop

  • Put Your Heart Into It @ BIGbang Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Fermentation is amazing and is not just what 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 it 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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Weaving Workshop
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Weaving Workshop

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Spend the afternoon 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.

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Wedding Floristry Workshop
Apr
26
6:30 PM18:30

Wedding Floristry Workshop

What: Wedding Floristry Workshop

When: Thursday 26th April 2018 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Where: 1/177 Beavers Rd. Northcote

Includes: All materials, grazing food, organic wine & fairtrade tea

Book:  Right here!

Enquiries: workshops@putyourheartintoit.com.au

Description:

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. 

Your Teacher:

Melissah Danger is a florist, designer and teacher with over 15 years experience in the commercial florist industry. She has a Bachelors in Landscape Design is passionate about sustainable practices.

“I want to make beautiful flowers imbue a sense of the personality of each occasion and people associated with each occasion. We need as much beauty in this world as possible and I believe this is one way to celebrate it, showcase it and bring a sense of it to life.”

Melissah is the owner of Delicate Dangers - a sustainable florist specialist in the north of Melbourne offering floristry for weddings, celebrations, funerals and large decorative installation art.

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We create a beautiful, warm atmosphere to make you feel at home in our cosy, plant-filled studio. We encourage attendees to slow down, share stories and take the opportunity to connect with others in our community.

We are proud to support local artists, ethical businesses and community groups and we consider our impact on the earth it’s people in every aspect of our business. We are always learning and improving our processes. 

Extra info: All workshop topics available as a customised private workshop with a min of x10 at our studio or at a location of your choice. We also offer sustainable event management, catering - grazing tables, lighting & floristry. We cater for all diets - vegan, lactose & gluten free. 

Directions: Put Your Heart Into it Studios lives inside of Big Bang Studios nestled on the banks of the Merri Creek: 1 / 177 Beavers Road Northcote. Please drive to the very end of Beavers Road and you will come to a dead end near the Merri Creek. Come past the glass doors on the left, large black garage roller door, then past the red door. Then enter left via the bark mulched garden onto the deck and we are the second door along.

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Watercolour Workshop
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Watercolour Workshop

What: Watercolour Workshop

When: Thursday 12th April 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Where: 1/177 Beavers Rd. Northcote

Includes: All materials, grazing food, organic wine & fairtrade tea

Book: Right here!

Enquiries: workshops@putyourheartintoit.com.au

Description:

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.

** Purchase your own Take Home Watercolour Kit for only $60 and practise your new skills further. The kits include a set of 12 selected watercolour shades to suit botanicals.- three assorted sized brushes, beautifully textured watercolour sheets, a pencil, eraser and a summary of some tips and tricks for watercolour techniques.

Your Teacher: 

Divya Bahukhandi. After working in the home fashion industry in Australia, India, USA and throughout Europe, our teacher Divya now works on projects that are close to her heart. A mum, illustrator and creator of sustainable and contemporary craft-based textile products that support traditional skills, she loves to share her passion for the creative process and good design.

Facebook: Divya_art_au

Instagram: divya_art

We create a beautiful, warm atmosphere to make you feel at home in our cosy, plant filled studio. We encourage attendees to slow down, share stories and take the opportunity to connect with others in our community.

We are proud to support local artists, ethical businesses and community groups and we consider our impact on the earth it’s people in every aspect of our business. We are always learning and improving our processes.

Extra info: All workshop topics available as a customised private workshop with a min of x12 at our studio or at a location of your choice. 

We cater for all diets - vegan, lactose & gluten free. 

Directions: Put Your Heart Into it Studios lives inside of Big Bang Studios nestled on the banks of the Merri Creek: 1 / 177 Beavers Road Northcote. Please drive to the very end of Beavers Road and you will come to a dead end near the Merri Creek. Come past the glass doors on the left, large black garage roller door, then past the red door. Then enter left via the bark mulched garden onto the deck and we are the second door along.

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Ethical Pop Art Jewellery Workshop
Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

Ethical Pop Art Jewellery Workshop

What: Ethical Pop Art Jewellery Workshop

When: Wednesday 11th April 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Where: 1/177 Beavers Rd. Northcote

Includes: All materials, grazing food, organic wine & fairtrade tea

Book: here!

Enquiries: workshops@putyourheartintoit.com.au

Description:

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.

About your teacher:

Emma Grace is a contemporary jeweller who is passionate about incorporating sustainability into her work. She was featured in The Age, Melbourne Magazine’s Top 100 most inspiring and influential people for her initiatives that combine craft and sustainability. She loves teaching and delights in all the wonderful things that transpire when a group of people get together to create.

Visit Emma's Website.

Visit Emma's Instagram.

We create a beautiful, warm atmosphere to make you feel at home in our cosy, plant-filled studio. We encourage attendees to slow down, share stories and take the opportunity to connect with others in our community.

We are proud to support local artists, ethical businesses and community groups and we consider our impact on the earth it’s people in every aspect of our business. We are always learning and improving our processes. 

Extra info: All workshop topics available as a customised private workshop with a min of x10 at our studio or at a location of your choice. We also offer sustainable event management, catering - grazing tables, lighting & floristry. We cater for all diets - vegan, lactose & gluten free. 

Directions: Put Your Heart Into it Studios lives inside of Big Bang Studios nestled on the banks of the Merri Creek: 1 / 177 Beavers Road Northcote.

Please drive to the very end of Beavers Road and you will come to a dead end near the Merri Creek. Come past the glass doors on the left, large black garage roller door, then past the red door. Then enter left via the bark mulched garden onto the deck and we are the second door along. 

www.facebook.com/putyourheartintoit

https://www.instagram.com/putyourheartintoit/


What you will learn


Introduction to jewellery tools and materials used for jewellery making
Techniques for successful design following your own personal style.

How to make earrings from recycled plastics!


What you will get


3 – 6 pairs of earrings to take home
Wine and tea
A delicious, seasonal grazing table of local and native foods to nibble on over the course of the evening.


What to bring
Remember to bring a re-usable carry bag so you can safely take your creations home.
All materials provided


What to wear
What ever you fancy

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Copy of Urban Mushroom Growing
Apr
7
11:00 AM11:00

Copy of Urban Mushroom Growing

  • Seedwell, Marist 180, Skills Developments Centre (map)
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What: Urban Mushroom Growing with Stuart Muir Wilson 

When: Sunday 25th March and Saturday 7th April 

Where: Seedwell, Marist 180, Skills Development Centre, 1 Dawson Street, Brunswick, Melbourne
(walk between the library and 1 Dawson St, following the signs).

Includes: All materials, grazing food, organic wine & fairtrade tea

Book: Right here!

Enquiries: workshops@putyourheartintoit.com.au

Description:

Suitable for beginners and intermediate mushroom growers.

Bringing fresh new energy and innovation in the sustainable food movement. Mushrooms connect humanity directly to the immune system of nature. Allowing plants to exchange important nutrients, creating ecosystems that are more resilient to pests, drought and toxic wastes. Which is increasingly important given the pressures of climate change and plastic waste on which the eco-systems society ultimately depends. Mycelium (mushrooms) turn toxic waste (oil, plastic and synthetic chemicals) into harmless biological food for the wider ecosystem.  


This hands-on workshop will teach the principles of mushroom/mycelium growing and introduce you to the skills you need to start growing your favourite mushrooms at home. We'll be running through basic mycology and inoculation, working with Oyster, Lions Mane and Reishi mushrooms. 

We'll be making a delicious mushroom stir-fry for lunch and a grazing table of produce from the gardens to snack on throughout the workshop with time for a great chat about all things mycology. 

We will also be teaching you how to grow mushrooms on South facing balcony and in the garden!


At the end of the workshop, we'll be sending you home with a kit to start your own mushroom growing adventure.

Your teacher: Stuart Wilson

Stu's passionate about mycelium and integrating Permaculture, Architecture and Urban Design. He has recently become involved in a project (Seedwell) supporting a range of citizens in Melbourne to learn about and implementing social and environmental justice. This involves permaculture ethics and also includes social enterprises, growing indigenous local foods, guerilla gardening, and tranquil healing gardens providing a rich interwoven tapestry of inner-city ecological solutions. 

Stuart Muir Wilson is an International changemaker, Community project leader and Architect who grew up working on his grandfather's farm (Bill Mollison-permaculture co-founder). Stuart is an innovative practising sustainable architect, inventor and eco-systems thinker, integrating urban ecologies into Melbourne's built environment. Finishing his Master of Architecture degree with honours at the University of Tasmania in 2012, his honours thesis focused on integrating Permaculture, Architecture and Urban Design. Obtaining considerable recognition in Cuba at the International Permaculture Conference with his keynote address. Stuart has lectured internationally on sustainability at a University level. Advising several leading international governments on holistic environmental systems strategy. Stuart now leads, designed and is the director of two community garden hubs assisting disadvantaged youth in Melbourne as well as several other innovative projects at the forefront of the food, permaculture and sustainability industries. 

We create a beautiful, warm atmosphere to make you feel at home in our cosy, plant-filled studio. We encourage attendees to slow down, share stories and take the opportunity to connect with others in our community.

We are proud to support local artists, ethical businesses and community groups and we consider our impact on the earth it’s people in every aspect of our business. We are always learning and improving our processes.

Extra info: All workshop topics available as a customised private workshop with a min of x10 at our studio or at a location of your choice. We also offer sustainable event management, catering - grazing tables, lighting & floristry. We cater for all diets - vegan, lactose & gluten free.

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Air Dry Pottery Workshop
Mar
29
6:30 PM18:30

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.

Your Teacher:

Laura Issell is the founder and director at Put Your Heart Into It. She is a designer, artist, teacher, event manager and passionate sustainable living advocate. After establishing PYHII over three years ago, Laura has come to specialise in sustainable event design creating beautiful spaces for special events without trashing the planet. Despite the busy-ness of the business, Laura enjoys teaching plant based crafts and is an exuberant and infectiously enthusiastic facilitator.

Book your spot today!

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Foliage Illustration
Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

Foliage Illustration

In this workshop you will be guided through the process of painting a realistic leaves and foliage. 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.

About your teacher: 

Originally from rural NSW,  Jessie Ford is a Melbourne based artist who works under the name of Fjord Illustration. She specialises in watercolour botanical paintings and graphite custom pet portraits. 

Since completing her bachelor of illustration, she has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions and most recently her solo exhibition,  ‘Leaf’, in Melbourne. Jessie’s Tasmanian art residency on Flinders Island led her to receive the Highly Commended Award during the ReFraming Nature exhibition at the Royal Botanical Gardens in 2015. She now runs workshops, sharing her joy of art and the natural world with her community.

www.jessieroseford.com

Instagram: @jessieroseford

Facebook: Jessieroseford.artist

We create a beautiful, warm atmosphere to make you feel at home in our cosy, plant filled studio. We encourage attendees to slow down, share stories and take the opportunity to connect with others in our community.

We are proud to support local artists, ethical businesses and community groups and we consider our impact on the earth it’s people in every aspect of our business. We are always learning and improving our processes. 

Directions: Put Your Heart Into it Studios lives inside of Big Bang Studios nestled on the banks of the Merri Creek: 1 / 177 Beavers Road Northcote. Please drive to the very end of Beavers Road and you will come to a dead end near the Merri Creek. Come past the glass doors on the left, large black garage roller door, then past the red door. Then enter left via the bark mulched garden onto the deck and we are the second door along.

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Urban Mushroom Growing
Mar
25
6:30 PM18:30

Urban Mushroom Growing

  • Seedwell, Marist 180, Skills Developments Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What: Urban Mushroom Growing with Stuart Muir Wilson 

When: Sunday 25th March and Saturday 7th April 

Where: Seedwell, Marist 180, Skills Development Centre, 1 Dawson Street, Brunswick, Melbourne
(walk between the library and 1 Dawson St, following the signs).

Includes: All materials, grazing food, organic wine & fairtrade tea

Book: Right here!

Enquiries: workshops@putyourheartintoit.com.au

Description:

Suitable for beginners and intermediate mushroom growers.

Bringing fresh new energy and innovation in the sustainable food movement. Mushrooms connect humanity directly to the immune system of nature. Allowing plants to exchange important nutrients, creating ecosystems that are more resilient to pests, drought and toxic wastes. Which is increasingly important given the pressures of climate change and plastic waste on which the eco-systems society ultimately depends. Mycelium (mushrooms) turn toxic waste (oil, plastic and synthetic chemicals) into harmless biological food for the wider ecosystem.  


This hands-on workshop will teach the principles of mushroom/mycelium growing and introduce you to the skills you need to start growing your favourite mushrooms at home. We'll be running through basic mycology and inoculation, working with Oyster, Lions Mane and Reishi mushrooms. 

We'll be making a delicious mushroom stir-fry for lunch and a grazing table of produce from the gardens to snack on throughout the workshop with time for a great chat about all things mycology. 

We will also be teaching you how to grow mushrooms on South facing balcony and in the garden!


At the end of the workshop, we'll be sending you home with a kit to start your own mushroom growing adventure.

Your teacher: Stuart Wilson

Stu's passionate about mycelium and integrating Permaculture, Architecture and Urban Design. He has recently become involved in a project (Seedwell) supporting a range of citizens in Melbourne to learn about and implementing social and environmental justice. This involves permaculture ethics and also includes social enterprises, growing indigenous local foods, guerilla gardening, and tranquil healing gardens providing a rich interwoven tapestry of inner-city ecological solutions. 

Stuart Muir Wilson is an International changemaker, Community project leader and Architect who grew up working on his grandfather's farm (Bill Mollison-permaculture co-founder). Stuart is an innovative practising sustainable architect, inventor and eco-systems thinker, integrating urban ecologies into Melbourne's built environment. Finishing his Master of Architecture degree with honours at the University of Tasmania in 2012, his honours thesis focused on integrating Permaculture, Architecture and Urban Design. Obtaining considerable recognition in Cuba at the International Permaculture Conference with his keynote address. Stuart has lectured internationally on sustainability at a University level. Advising several leading international governments on holistic environmental systems strategy. Stuart now leads, designed and is the director of two community garden hubs assisting disadvantaged youth in Melbourne as well as several other innovative projects at the forefront of the food, permaculture and sustainability industries. 

We create a beautiful, warm atmosphere to make you feel at home in our cosy, plant-filled studio. We encourage attendees to slow down, share stories and take the opportunity to connect with others in our community.

We are proud to support local artists, ethical businesses and community groups and we consider our impact on the earth it’s people in every aspect of our business. We are always learning and improving our processes.

Extra info: All workshop topics available as a customised private workshop with a min of x10 at our studio or at a location of your choice. We also offer sustainable event management, catering - grazing tables, lighting & floristry. We cater for all diets - vegan, lactose & gluten free.

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Beginners Embroidery
Mar
17
11:00 AM11:00

Beginners Embroidery

Description:

This workshop will give you the skills to bring your project to it's completion, and the confidence to complete other pieces.

You will learn how to turn an original idea or image into an embroidered design. Through the hours we will cover stitches ranging in complexity and texture, including; satin stitch, running stitch, back stitch, chain stitch, turkish stitch and french knots. Instruction will be offered in all of these to suit the individual needs of each person and their piece.

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.  

Your teacher:

Georgia graduated from a Bachelor of Fine Art from RMIT in 2015. Since working and travelling abroad and around Australia she has returned to Melbourne to focus on what she truly loves - making. Georgia is establishing a creative career with a focus on community and the opportunity to share with others what makes her so happy was one not to be missed. 

Her personal style is an exploration of texture - art that asks to be (and can be!) touched. 

Embellished embroidered pieces utilising indiscriminate colour create work full of detail to be discovered at each look. Her work can be viewed on instagram and etsy.

Instagram: @_gerk_

Etsy: GERKstudio

We create a beautiful, warm atmosphere to make you feel at home in our cosy, plant filled studio. We encourage attendees to slow down, share stories and take the opportunity to connect with others in our community.

We are proud to support local artists, ethical businesses and community groups and we consider our impact on the earth it’s people in every aspect of our business. We are always learning and improving our processes. 

Extra info: All workshop topics available as a customised private workshop with a min of x10 at our studio or at a location of your choice. We also offer sustainable event management, catering - grazing tables, lighting & floristry. We cater for all diets - vegan, lactose & gluten free. 

Directions: Put Your Heart Into it Studios lives inside of Big Bang Studios nestled on the banks of the Merri Creek: 1 / 177 Beavers Road Northcote. Please drive to the very end of Beavers Road and you will come to a dead end near the Merri Creek. Come past the glass doors on the left, large black garage roller door, then past the red door. Then enter left via the bark mulched garden onto the deck and we are the second door along.

Book your spot today!

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Photography & Styling
Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

Photography & Styling

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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Sydney Road Street Party
Mar
4
2:00 PM14:00

Sydney Road Street Party

  • Sydney Road Brunswick, VIC, 3056 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come find our stall at the 2018 Sydney Road Street Party in Artists Market.  Director,  Laura Issell will be holding fort with some of amazing event managers and workshop teachers, who will be selling their beautiful sustainable wares.

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SUSTAINABLE STYLING MASTERCLASS
Nov
22
6:30 PM18:30

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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BOTANICAL DESIGN INSTALLATION WORKSHOP
Nov
18
1:00 PM13:00

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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PHOTOGRAPHY + STYLING WORKSHOP
Nov
16
6:30 PM18:30

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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BEGINNERS EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

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.

View Event →