From coffee painting and making your dream ice cream flavour to building your own terrarium and glow lamps, these creative workshops in Singapore will have you bagging home a new set of skills by the end of the session, regardless of whether you are a curious beginner or a veteran creative.
1. Decoupage Bottle Lamp Workshop
Decoupage is essentially decorating an object with paper cutouts, paints, effects and other decorative trinklets in layers. Each layer is varnished until the end result resembles that of a painting or inlay work. Here at this workshop, learn how to apply this art technique on bottles and jars – complete with fairy lights to create your very own cosy bottle lame. The fairy lights will already be conveniently drilled into the bottle prior to the workshop – all you have to do is to get creative with your bottle art! More information is available here.
2. Fabric Printing Workshop
Hani and Aisah, the talented duo behind fictive fingers, are sharing their experience and knowledge about handprinted textiles in their fabric printing workshop. Learn to design simple motifs and turn them into beautiful patterns on fabric using simple techniques of screen printing, and get tips on printing patterns at home – you don’t have to be in the workshop to continue with this art. Once you’ve gotten the hang of fabric printing, you’ll be ready to turn all your creative ideas into unique, handprinted masterpieces on any surface you desire. Check out their website and Instagram page for more deets.
3. Terrarium Workshop
Get your hands dirty and learn to make your very own open-terrarium with all materials provided – this is gardening in the millennial generation. Attendees will get to conceptualise their own bottle of love and build it from scratch, as well as learn important care tips and interesting facts. We reckon it’s a good hands-on activity to try with friends! Prices start from $55 per person here.
4. Ice Cream Workshop
Maybe you’re not all that into hands-on art, but nobody can resist ice cream. Udders Ice Cream conduct their very own ice cream workshops to let foodies learn the art of making ice cream. Here you’ll make and taste your own hand-made ice cream and be rewarded ith an all-you-can-eat Udders ice cream buffet at the end of the session. There is also a mystery-bag competition, where you and your friends can work as a team to create the best ice cream flavour with mystery ingredients provided. Email or call 6221 6436 for bookings.
5. Painting with Coffee Workshop
Brush lettering and watercolour painting workshops are nothing out of the norm, but painting with coffee? Now we’re listening. This all-materials-provided workshop will teach you the basics of painting with coffee and have you creating masterpieces on a non-traditional medium in no time. More information is available here.
6. Cake Decorating Workshop
Making your bakes look pretty is a refined art on its own. Here at Artistiq Sugarcrafts, cake decorating enthusiasts can choose from various sugarcrafting courses to take their skills to the next level. There are three main courses (Sugarflowers, Sugarpaste and Royal Icing) and they range from basic to more advanced courses – there’s something here for professionals and humble home bakers alike. Class schedules are available here.
7. Leather Card Holder Workshop
Bucket bags are all in the rage now, but this means that chances of meeting someone on the streets carrying the very same bag are also higher than ever. Here’s how you can prevent this – by making your very own bucket bag. At this workshop, you will learn leather cutting techniques and assemble a bag from scratch. Choose the colours of your bag and personalise it further by debossing your own initials or text on it – who needs overpriced Mansur Gavriel bags? More information available here.
8. Hands-on Barista Workshop
Regardless of whether you are harbouring dreams of opening a cafe in Tiong Bahru or hoping to make your own coffee at home (because 3-in-1 coffee just don’t cut it anymore), this hands-on barista workshop by Highlander Coffee will teach you all the relevant skills you need to make and serve coffee in a professional manner. Sign ups are available on their website.
9. Industrial Copper Pipe Lamp Workshop
You don’t have to be a handyman to make your very own lamp. If minimalist-industrial is your aesthetic, learn to make your own industrial style copper lamp at this workshop in just three hours. Functional and sleek, this lamp would be a practical addition to your home. Workshop fees start from $199 – book yours here.