Craft Workshops In Singapore
Since the implementation of social distancing measures, planning a girls’ night out or date with your boo has become a task in and of itself. On top of that, the numerous Safe Entry check-ins can make getting around the city feel like you’re taking part in an unending obstacle course. If you’re over it, check out our list of craft workshops in Singapore to spend quality time with loved ones while avoiding the crowds.
1. Cheese & Chopping Board Making – Tombalek
With the 10.30pm alcohol curfew, house parties have become much more convenient than dining out. Impress your guests by presenting them with cheese served on a handmade cheese board made at Tombalek’s Cheese and Chopping Board Making class.
During this class, you’ll learn how to cut and finish your choice of a cheese or chopping board. Pick from a selection of wood including mahogany, walnut and white ash. Tombalek also offers finished products, such as cutting/serving boards and furniture, all of which are handcrafted at the woodworking and metalworking studio.
2. Terrazzo-Style Tray Workshop – Chokmah
Like pastel pink and house plants, terrazzo is an indelible part of the millennial aesthetic. Chokmah sells marble and terrazzo trays, and offers a Terrazzo-Style Tray Workshop so you can learn how to make your own too.
Spend the next hour or so playing around with Jesmonite, an eco-friendly resin, and mix it with various pigments to achieve your own pill-shaped tray. Gather 3 other friends (that means 4 pax in total) and you can drop them a DM on Instagram to arrange for a private workshop at their studio.
3. Mini Me, Mini Wheel Workshop – Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle
A 3-generation family business, Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle is home to one of the country’s oldest traditional brick-built kilns. Earlier this year, it received the “Stewards of Singapore’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Award” from the National Heritage Board.
Those who have tried pottery before can consider its latest Mini Me, Mini Wheel Workshop, which offers a new twist on the usual pottery session. Experiment with different forms on the adorable mini wheel, and paint your artworks on the spot using their in-house colours. At the end of 2 hours, walk away with 3 of your own DIY mini creations, which you can use to store sprigs of dried flowers or even use as a teacup.
4. Botanical Luxe Resin Dish Workshop – Room to Imagine
Let your imagination run wild at Room to Imagine, an art studio focusing on acrylic and resin. Its workshops combine form and function, allowing you to craft all sorts of beautiful and useful home decor items.
Make your own dish for the dining or even makeup and dressing tables with the Botanical Luxe Resin Dish Workshop. The resin is food-safe, and you’ll even be able to decorate your dish with pressed flowers and leaves, as well as materials like gold foil flakes and glitter glass.
5. Perfume workshops – Maison 21G
Even with a mandatory mask-wearing rule, you can’t disregard the need to smell good. Instead of buying perfumes off the shelf, craft your own at Maison 21 G. The Parisian perfumery house gives everyone a chance to design their own unique scent made with 21% perfume concentrate with its perfume workshops.
Those who are flying solo can opt for Perfume By Me ($90/person, for ages 21 and under) and Perfume Creation ($120/person). You’ll get to learn from the experts and walk away with your own personalised bottle. Or, sign up with bae to create a collective couple scent with The Love Atelier ($290/couple), on top of your own tailor-made fragrance.
Price: From $90 per person for the Perfume By Me workshop
Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Address: 77 Duxton Road, Singapore 089536
Contact: Call 6226 2677 or email email@example.com
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6. Printmaking workshops – How to Ink
How to Ink will be your guide to the world of printmaking with its weekly themed craft workshops. Besides silkscreen printing, it also offers linocutting, marbling, monoprinting, and even paper-making.
Learn the fundamentals of linocutting with How To: Basic Linocutting and Printing Workshop ($40), or opt for the Full Course ($120), which takes place over 2 days. At the end of the course, bring home your work of art and, of course, bragging rights.
7. Tapestry Weaving on an Easel Weaver – Craft Atelier
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by how the pandemic has panned out so far. Calm your frazzled self by embracing the slow life with Craft Atelier’s tapestry workshops. The Tapestry Weaving on an Easel Weaver class gives you a taste of weaving with a Schacht Easel Weaver.
You’ll get to create your own tapestry on the spot, as well bring the complete Easel Weaver kit home. This includes the frame, as well as everything else you need to complete another piece on the same frame if the urge kicks in.
8. Coffee workshops – Common Man Coffee Roasters
Fulfil your barista dreams with Common Man Coffee Roasters’ coffee workshops. The popular cafe launched its CMCR Academy as a platform to educate the public on understanding all things coffee-related.
The Essential Coffee Knowledge ($30/person) equips you with the basics on specialty coffee. Learn how to brew your own cuppa joe at home with the Fundamentals of Pour-over Coffee ($120/person). You’ll get to pick up some barista skills and have your caffeine fix during these workshops.
Price: From $30 per person for the Essential Coffee Knowledge workshop
Duration: 1.5 to 2.5 hours
Address: 52 Chin Swee Road, #03-71, Singapore 160052
Contact: Call 6836 4695 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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9. Cocktail Mixology And Basic Bartending Skills For Home Personal Use – Palate Sensations Culinary School
Gone are the nights of bar-hopping and drinking into the wee hours of the night. Channel your inner bartender with Palate Culinary School’s Cocktail Mixology and Basic Bartending Skills class. This engaging workshop covers the basic tools you’ll need to set up your own home bar, as well as how to make some fancy cocktails.
On the menu are classic cocktails such as Old Fashioned, whiskey sour and mojito, and mocktails such as a virgin pina colada, so you can get ready to wow your guests when they come over.
Craft Workshops In Singapore For A Fun Weekend
The next time you’re racking your brains over what to do, check out these craft workshops in Singapore. You’ll get to pick up a new skill and spend time with your boo too.