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Do you suffer from an artistic hand spasm where your fingers are constantly reaching out for paint or clay? Maybe you're looking for a new hobby or some creative inspiration? Well, look no further. Your Brisbane Picasso's (aka, us) have rounded up seven of the best DIY workshops in Brisbane!
Cork and Chroma
South Brisbane, QLD, 4101
Whether you fancy yourself a Frida Kahlo or a Vincent van Gogh, or you would just like to learn some fundamentals of painting while sipping on some delicious wine, Cork and Chroma have you covered. The venue makes for a perfect evening out for the ladies or a special date night, with BYO drinks and an optional cheese board and antipasto platter available for purchase; plus you get to take home your masterpiece after the session! Cork and Chroma are also available for private events.
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Milli & Fink
Bardon, QLD, 4065
This is a place for people who are interested in creative designs and would like to learn something new! Milli & Fink are a small creative company with a home studio that teaches small Weaving Workshop classes. Attendees will have the chance to learn weaving skills such as warping a loom, making fringes and tassels and creating different shapes and various types of stitches.
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
Work-Shop offer affordable short courses with both life skills and alternative art. Some of the upcoming events in Brisbane include calligraphy, DIY ottomans, sewing, stitching, drawing, DIY earrings and even barbecuing. Be sure to check them out!
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Ministry of Hand Made
Bridgeman Downs, QLD, 4035
You know it's worth the visit when the workshop includes a re-energizing break where home-baked goodies are served on a tree-top verandah. The Ministry of Hand Made is a local and passionate Brisbane DIY centre that includes workshops, road trips and private lessons for beginners and advanced craftsmen and women. Some of the upcoming classes include sewing, Japanese Shibori and basket coiling.
Mas & Miek Ceramic House
Newstead, 4006, QLD
Mas & Miek are a fully equipped studio for ceramics that offer a variety of classes for beginners. Beginners will have the chance to be guided by an instructor and shown how to make their new favourite ceramics like bowls or vases! This is sure to be an interesting new hobby or an imaginative date (think pottery scene from Ghost).
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Hands On Brisbane
Brisbane City, 4000, QLD
Hands on Brisbane offer affordable craft, art and design workshops. These workshops are held in The Gardens Club in the city's Botanical Gardens. Some of the upcoming workshops include creative journal making, pet portraits and even DIY kaleidoscopes.
Yeronga, QLD, 4104
This one is a step away from the creative side of things. She Skills provides informative and practical workshops designed by women for women; who aim to build a community of confident capable women. Some of the upcoming classes include a tutorial on how to use power tools, woodworking 101, wielding and how to build your own workbench.