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Are your weekend activities getting mundane? Break the routine and spice up your free time by trying a couple of these unique workshops in Singapore! Put your creative hat on and ring up besties for a blast (and possibly learn a new skill)!
1. Art you can consume (literally!) – The Coffee Academics
Everyone in Singapore knows that the quintessential part of a cup of latte is the illustration in the milk bubbles floating above the hot caffeinated beverage. For two hours, assume the role of a barista and begin your journey to mastering the skill of latte art!
During the workshop, you and your friends will learn the basics of steaming and texturing the milk to create staple latte art, namely the heart. You will even receive a certificate of course completion from The Coffee Academics which would lead you to their Advanced Latte Art workshop, where you would be taught more complex free pour latte art, namely the Rosetta, Swan and Peacock. Ring their hotline to find out more or make your booking right away here. If you’re all set to make your own latte art at home, purchase some essentials like mugs and brewing kits, and explore your creative juices!
Should you feel slightly peckish after the workshop, enjoy 10% off food and beverages for dine-in lunch, included in the course fee.
Fees: S$100 per pax
Address: Scotts Square Flagship (#02-01)
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday - 9:00am to 8:30pm, Friday and Saturday – 9:00am to 9:00pm, Sunday – 9:00am to 8:30pm
2. Spend a day by the wheel – The Art Bones Studio
Looking to gift your friend something literally hand-crafted by yourself? Mark your calendars and get everyone’s hands dirty at the potter’s wheel. Watch the works of art get shaped by your own hands!
The three-hour wheel throwing class would teach you the characteristics of clay and guide you through the three fundamental steps of making a mug (we think a simple item conveys no less of your love for your BFF!) – the process of centring, donuting and pulling. Book a slot for your clique if you guys have been looking for fun indoor activities to do in Singapore!
For those who are more highly skilled in this area, you can try their upcoming sculpting workshop which focuses on face casting.
Fees: S$75 per pax (Peak: Friday to Sunday), S$65 (Off-peak: Monday to Thursday)
Address: 68 Kallang Pudding Rd, #02-04, SYH Logistics Building, Singapore 349327
Opening hours: Monday to Friday – 12:00pm to 10:00pm, Saturday and Sunday – 11:00am to 10:00pm
3. Everyone NEEDS a new rug – Tuft Club
If you’re itching for a room makeover, might I suggest a new rug or wall hanging to give your room a snazzy new look? Gather your clique and head down to Singapore’s first rug tufting studio to experience the fresh new spin on rug-making — you won’t realise how much of a fun thing this is till you try it!
In this all-inclusive tufting workshop, you will be provided with all the materials to learn the techniques of tufting, how to operate the tufting gun, transfer a design of your choice onto the monk’s cloth, also known as the foundation cloth on which you would tuft your design onto, and finishing your masterpiece.
After the drying process is done, your new handiwork would be delivered to you in two to three weeks with no additional charges. Book a slot for you and your besties here.
Fees: S$195 per pax
Address: 57 Circular Rd, #03-01, Singapore 049412
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday – 10:00am to 10:00pm, closed on Tuesday
4. Get hooked on crocheting – Crooked Crochet
Crocheting has seen a new life among the TikTok crowd during the pandemic, in Singapore and beyond. Truly, the love for fashionable handmade pieces is not just a fad — the growing number of art markets in Singapore is testament to this. Take on the fundamentals of this wholesome hobby and craft some nifty pieces for yourself and your loved ones.
In this workshop, you will learn the basics of crocheting: how to start a project, correct any possible mistakes and the how to tie off your wonderful new creation. You will come away with the confidence and skills to begin your own personal projects.
Due to the Covid-19 situation, in-person classes have been put on hold and lessons are conducted online. You will have to prepare your own materials for the course as stated on their webpage or purchase their crochet starter kit (S$45) from their online store with no additional delivery charges. Book your online session here. For those who love to explore fun things to do at home, attending a crochet class from the comfort of your own couch is the way to go!
Fees: S$80.50 per pax
Address: Lesson are conducted online due to SMM
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday - 11.30am to 7.30pm, except for public holidays
5. Handmade calmness – Soul Good Project
After a long week of work, the perfect wind-down routine includes lighting a wonderfully scented candle customised to your preference. Be a part of someone’s self-care routine and gift them a personalised candle, or concoct you own special candle for your ‘me’ time.
In this step-by-step course, you and your friends can pick and choose your desired scent from a range of fragrance oils. You will also be able to embed a secret message within your aromatic creation!
Why not bring your better half and enjoy this as a couple activity — make a candle for each other with a surprise scent? When the candle is burnt to a certain point, your message would be revealed and spelt out with acrylic letter beads. Book a slot now to create your own special candle in Singapore.
Fees: S$85 per pax
Address: 107 Eunos Ave 3, #06-02 Storefriendly Centre, Singapore 409837 (8-minute walk from Paya Lebar MRT)
Opening hours: Workshop are conducted twice a day every Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am and 3:00pm sessions
6. Art that keeps you clean – Sugar & Spice
Bring home 500 grammes of beautiful, handmade, all-natural bars of soap for the family to use or share with friends. Using natural ingredients, you will learn to make cold process soaps suitable for use on the body, face and hair .
Aside from learning the basics of producing cold process soap, you will gain hands-on experience and useful tips like the correct way of handling lye and making lye solutions which is a restricted material in Singapore. Book your soap-making session here.
The studio will help to cut and stamp the soap bars, or you can drop by the studio two to three days later to try out the cutting process yourself. Give the bars a lead time of six weeks to cure and you can swing by to pick them up or arrange for delivery service with them (S$5 within Singapore).
Fess: S$100 per pax
Address: 81 Ubi Avenue 4, Singapore 408830
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, Closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Check their website to view their available sessions.
7. Wearable pieces of art – Hands on Klay
Have you ever encountered a situation in which you were searching for the perfect set of earrings to match your outfit, but you simply can’t find it in stores? Pick up the skills to make your own at this clay earring-making workshop in Singapore!
In this course, you will learn how to make a pair of earrings with the marbling effect, created by a technique of combining different coloured clays together. You will also be provided with gold, silver and rose gold leaf foils to add to your creation.
After completing this course, you can advance to the regular workshops where you would be able to learn more intricate designs like clay knitting and watercolour. Learn more about the workshop here and book your place now!
Fees: S$78 per pax
Address: 277 Orchard Rd #03-05 Singapore 238858, Orchard Gateway
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday – 11:00am to 8:00pm
There’s no need to think about what to do this weekend. With so many opportunities to learn new skills at these activities, make those weekend plans in Singapore and try something fun and new together! Sign up for a workshop or two today. Why not complement the activity with an outdoor adventure too?
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