What do you do on the weekends, or during your free time? Well, the creative bug in us has been sniffing out the scene for arts and crafts workshops as creative outlets, and we’re sharing it with you! (Also because we’re always looking for new skills and hobbies to learn and pick up.) Whether you’re partial to crochet, or interested in making your own jewellery, check out this list of arts and crafts workshops in KL that are happening soon.
Drawstring Crochet Bag Workshop
What’s better than buying yourself a neat new bag? Well, making it yourself would be pretty satisfying, we imagine. If you’re partial to crochet, check out this Drawstring crochet bag workshop by Izipizi Crafts. The fees include all materials you’ll be using, and each student will bring home their very own handmade drawstring crochet bag, of course. The class is available for those above 16 years of age. Interested participants can register here.
Time and date: 1 – 5pm, 24 June 2018
Fee: RM200 per person
Venue: Izipizi Craft, D2-3, Pusat Perdagangan Bandar, Persiaran Jalil 1, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
Modern Calligraphy Workshop
Calling all future modern calligraphers! Owl and Quill Calligraphy is hosting a Modern calligraphy workshop that’s suitable for absolute beginners, including children above 10 years. The fees include a carefully curated modern calligraphy kit, guidance, and lunch (even a soft-serve ice cream for dessert!). The calligraphy kit comprises a straight holder, a wooden oblique holder with a metal flange, and two nibs.
Time and date: 12 – 4.30pm, 10 June 2018
Fee: RM230 per person (RM10 off for every friend you bring along)
Venue: PS Tokyo Cafe, 80, Jalan SS 2/60, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Introduction to Forged Earrings Workshop
Ever wanted to make your own jewellery? Then maybe you’d like to consider this Introductory workshop hosted by Lucy Walker Jewellery. Participants will learn to forge and form metal by using various hammers. You will create and bring home your very own pair of bronze and sterling silver earrings, besides the vital skills to create more complex pieces in the future. This is an introductory class aimed at beginner to intermediate level jewellers.
Time and date: 9am – 1pm, 22 July 2018
Fee: RM400 per person for early bookings and payments made more than 2 weeks prior to class, RM430 for bookings made within 2 weeks to class
Venue: Lucy Walker Jewellery, 7A Lorong Kurau, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Mini Leather Bag Workshop
If crochet’s not really your thing, check out this leathercraft option instead and make your own crossbody mini bag. The fee covers all materials and tools you’d need, but excludes lunch – there will be yummy food available for purchase at the venue. Please note that cow leather will be used. Participants will learn things like how to use a pricking iron, saddle-stitch the leather, and burnish the edges. There’s also the option to have your name or initials embossed onto your finished crossbody bag.
Time and date: 10am – 7pm, 1 July 2018
Fee: RM395 per person
Venue: Grey Area, Suite 01-01, Collective KL, 3, Jalan SS 13/4, Subang Jaya Industrial Estate, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Sekka Shibori Workshop
Sekka Shibori is one method of the Japanese art of tie-dying fabric. ‘Sekka’ means snowflake in Japanese, and ‘shibori’ is a tie-dye technique. The material is folded into a snowflake pattern, then coloured with indigo dye, typically. Shekka Shibori is commonly used in making kimonos, and participants of this workshop might even learn some ways on sewing kimono jackets. This workshop is suitable for teenagers and adults.
Time and date: 1 – 5pm, 15 June 2018
Fee: RM240 per person
Venue: Rendezvous Art Studio, 2-42a, Jalan Pandan Prima 2, Dataran Pandan Prima, 55100 Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
Soap Making Workshop
Go green and make your own healthy soap bars. The Weekend Workshop will show participants how to make your very own cold-processed soap. All materials and tools will be provided, and each student will be able to bring home a 600g (approximate) soap bar. Light refreshments will be provided.
Time and date: 1 – 4pm, 23 June 2018
Fee: RM160 per person
Venue: Jalan PJU1/A, Sunwaymas Commercial Centre, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Polymer Workshop: Char Kuey Teow Edition
How cute (and mouthwatering) does this polymer char kuey teow look? Believe it or not, each piece is made of polymer clay, then painted to imitate the real life version. Participants will learn how to make all the yummy details, and the basic techniques of clay handling and texturing, among other things.
Time and date: 11am – 4pm, 30 June 2018
Fee: RM250 per person
Venue: Ilham Gallery, No. 8, Jalan Binjai, Off Persiaran KLCC, 50450 Kuala Lumpur