Get Crafty At These 13 Workshops And Classes Across BNE
You’ll be a DIY queen!By Rosie Dann | 19th January 2022
Are you looking to broaden your artistic horizons, level up your culinary talents or flex on your friends with an impressive new skill?
Well, you’re in luck, because Brisbane is home to an abundance of unique workshops and cool classes that are bound to get those creative juices flowing. We’ve compiled the best workshops on offer to help you get crafty, find your niche, or discover your new fave hobby!
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She’s not a regular mum – she’s a plant mum! If you love filling your space with lush greenery, or, like us, your room is on the verge of becoming an indoor jungle, then MJC Botanical is bound to have a class to tickle your fancy. Hosted at Mappin’s Nursery, MJC Botanical boast an impressive variety of two-hour living creations workshops every weekend. Get out your green thumbs and learn how to make your very own terrariums, kokedamas, sculptural gardens, living wreaths, and botanicals. At the end of class, take your creation home to display for all to see!
New Farm Confectionery
Calling all sweet tooths! With Easter fast approaching (yep, already!), there’s never been a better time to satisfy those sugar cravings by partaking in an epic chocolate making class. New Farm Confectionary offers an awesome assortment of chocolate workshops starting from $60. In between sips of sparkling wine, learn about chocolate origins and absorb the laws and art of tempering, before constructing your own cocoa creations you can take home and share with friends and family (or not!).
Salt Meats Cheese
Craving a little Euro flavour on your plate? Cook up a storm and let Salt Meats Cheese transport you to the streets of Italy with one of their epic cooking classes. Sharpen up your culinary skills and unlock the secret to whipping up your very own Italian feast from scratch thanks to their range of classes such as The Pizza Project, The Ravishing Ravioli, and more. Each class run for two hours at $99 and includes an alcoholic refreshment upon arrival, scrumptious Italian snacks throughout (mamma mia!), and a recipe to take home so you can impress at your next dinner party. Oh, and you get to devour everything you cook, obviously.
Ministry of Handmade
Whether you’re an aspiring seamstress or simply on the hunt for a useful new hobby, Ministry of Handmade are a hub of creativity on a mission to inspire with their awesome range of public workshops. From sewing 101 to quilting, fashioning lamp shades, crafting cushion covers, and learning lino printing, you name it – they got it. Hit like link below to see their full list of options. Happy learning!
Mas & Miek Cermaic House
Whether you’re a total novice or a wizard on the wheel, Mas & Miek offer ceramic classes that cater to all ages and stages. Their beautiful Newstead studio is fully equipped to help you polish up those pottery skills and boasts a myriad of workshop options to suit your needs. If you want to discover how to throw, hand build, fire, and glaze your ceramic crafts like a pro.
Stitch and Bitch Embroidery Class
Grab a bottle of booze and gather your girlfriends for an evening of stitching and bitching in Empty Room’s hand embroidery class. Providing a cheeky modern take on the traditional art form, this two-hour embroidery lesson is just $55 and will have you giggling, sipping, and stitching your way to success in no time. Afterwards, take your mischievous masterpiece home and you’ve got a fab new piece of wall décor to spruce up your space! Psst: we’d recommend you don’t let grandma see. Join the waitlist or book a private class below.
Brisbane Distillery’s Gin School
Back to school? We’re down if it involves bespoke gin and cocktails. Grab your backpack and have your notebook at the ready for Brisbane Distillery’s Gin School, where you’ll sip on refreshments and snack on tasty nibbles while the experts give you the low-down on how to distil your own unique gin. With over 140 botanicals to choose from, let your ima-GIN-ation run wild and cater to your individual tastes as you learn everything there is to know about the spirit and how to distil it. Then, walk away with a one-of-a-kind bottle of your creation to take home, as well as a taster distilled by the experts.
Make Your Own Natural Bath Bombs
Educational pampering? We’re here for it. Keep things au naturale and indulge in some self-lovin’ while you upskill with this natural bath bomb making class. Run by Brissy mum and bath time expert, Penny, these two-hour classes will have you using only the best and most natural skin-loving ingredients so that you can soak safely. Avoid the nasty toxins and harsh chemicals of store-bought soaps and learn how to craft four of your very own colourful bath bombs, complete with pretty petals to take home and enjoy! Organic and aesthetic? It’s a win-win!
The Soul Pantry
Every gal is a sucker for blooms, right? Brighten your day with some personalised petals and join the expert florists at the Soul Pantry as they guide you through creating floral-themed artworks and arrangements. From enchanting flower crowns to boujee bouquets, you’ll learn everything you need to know to construct your very own piece to take home and enjoy. Nestled in a charming old tin shed in Stafford, your morning at the floral studio varies in cost depending on your workshop, but each includes a scrumptious morning tea complete with refreshments. What’s not to love? You can book your custom floral experience below.
Messina Gelato Appreciation Class
I scream, you scream, we all scream because Messina’s Gelato Appreciation Classes are back and better than ever! Dessert afficionados and gelato gourmands, book in and prime your palate for one of the tastiest educational experiences our city has to offer. First, mingle with Messina’s genius chefs and get an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse into where the magic happens. Then, get your hands dirty with a part gelato-making class, part science lesson. Taking place in their custom-built in-store classroom, you’ll unlock the mystery to preparing the perfect gelato from scratch, before indulging in the ultimate gelato degustation (drool!). At just $160 per person, these classes are a hot commodity, so get in quick and add your name to their waitlist.
DIY Natural Skincare
It’s no secret that natural beauty has well and truly become a staple in all of our bathroom cabinets. The next step? Making your own! In these two-hour workshops, you’ll discover simple and natural ways to replace products you might have in your home that could possibly be messing with your hormones, mood, and overall wellbeing. Here, you’ll discover chemical free recipes made in reusable containers for you to use, love, and recreate time and time again. Add your name to the waitlist for the next natural skincare workshop and treat yo’ self.
Creative Kids Brisbane
West End and Seventeen Mile Rocks
If you’re looking for an activity that’ll keep the kids out of trouble, Creative Kids Brisbane is the place to seek it. Operating mini workshops across West End and Seventeen Mile Rocks, this passionate team are putting on art workshops for your little ones. From painting to clay work, let your littlies participate in various artistic activities for free. Operating Monday to Wednesday from 9.30am-11am at West End’s West Village, and Thursday and Friday mornings between 9.15-11.15am, the calendar is packed with a different art class each day. Jump online and take a squiz at their calendar.
Golden Pig Cooking School
Food coma inbound! Finally, no list of creative workshops would be complete without a stand-out cooking school. Our pick? Golden Pig and their star-studded list of culinary courses. Learn from the best in the biz and get your foodie passports ready as you pick up some stellar cooking skills from cuisines across the globe. We’re not kidding when we say that they have classes from countries around the world, ranging from Mexican street food to modern Greek, French decadence, and everything in between. So, spice up your next date night with some hands-on fun or round up your friends and embark on the ultimate culinary journey! You can check out their full list of class options in the link below –stretchy pants strongly recommended for this one.