We have an innate capacity to create which is often suppressed by the lack of time and power we assign to it. Most of our weekdays at work eat into any possible time we can give ourselves.
“The need for an empty space, a pause, is something we have all felt in our bones; it’s the rest in a piece of music that gives it resonance and shape.” ~ Pico Iyer
It's time to disconnect and de-stress. Find your empty spaces and pauses below with a range of interesting workshops from art jamming to soap making to pottery classes in Singapore.
1. Art Jamming @ Artefakts
Art jamming is a great way to de-stress and “detox”. Some believe art jamming in Singapore helps channel negative thoughts from our overwhelming day-to-day work life into intense and creative energy. It is increasingly gaining recognition as a form of art therapy.
Get the chance to meet new people and relieve stress while you discover the childhood artist within you. Art jamming is definitely fun and meaningful and requires no prior experience at all. Just follow your gut!
Artefakts usually limit their sessions to twelve art jammers to maintain a cozy, personal and friendly vibe. Enjoy two-and-a-half hours of jazz or lounge music, complimentary snacks, and a cup of hot beverage (or iced lemon tea if you prefer) – all these as you mingle in the cool comfort of their well-lit, air-conditioned art studio.
Venue: Artefakts Art. Craft. Design, 90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre, Block O, #02-64
Schedule: Thursdays: 2:00pm - 4:30pm; 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Workshop fee: $50 for 2.5 hours (every additional hour @ $10.00--tools and materials provided, including stretched canvas, acrylic paints, brushes, disposable palette, easel, apron, etc)
2. Introduction to Champagnes Class @ Fine Wines Singapore
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Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right. Honestly, who doesn’t love bubbles? They are fun and sophisticated and no one ever is miserable drinking them.
A bottle of bubbles makes everyone feel like royalty. It turns a lackluster date into a marriage proposal, a party into a gala.
This introductory workshop will provide you with a better understanding of Champagne: you will learn how to read a label, how to choose glassware, and most importantly, the art of tasting Champagne instantly.
Venue: Fine Wines SG Tasting Room, 114 Lavender St #02-60 CT Hub 2
Date: 12 July 2018 (Thurs) 7pm – 9pm
Food Served: Baguettes, Salamis & Cheeses
Early Bird Discount (Before 12 July): SGD 99 + Free SGD 20 wine voucher.
Head over to our membership page for a 20% discount!
3. Basic Two Workshop @ Soap Art
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We use soaps, almost subconsciouly, to cleanse ourselevs and then leave them behind in their cases. The right basicity, design and looks impact the feeling and smell greatly.
Soap Art, which just launched last year, finds art and beauty in soaps and soap-making. They specialise in making soap that is suitable for all skin types with different types of essential oils and soap bases.
Learning the craft of making soaps means you can collect the ingredients at home and make some for yourself in your own kitchen!
Workshop fee: $89.
4. Tea Workshop @ Camellia Tea Bar
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The bi-weekly tea workshop held at CAMELLIA茗岩 tea bar is an intimate experience with tea lovers and curious tea heads alike.
The workshop includes tea from each category. Be exposed to origins and also the making of tea. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to recognise various types of tea leaves and pieces of equipments that are used to prepare a perfect cup of tea.
Venue: 88 East Coast Road #01-08 Katong Square, 428788
5. Couple Perfume Workshop @ Goodman Arts Centre
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Looking for an interesting romantic activity or a dating idea in Singapore? How about a custom experiential gift? Make a signature scent for each other, based on their taste and personality, or a perfect gift for someone you love.
This workshop will allow you to be immersed in the activity of making your own perfume with your significant other, while still giving you time to have fun with each other. Don't forget to bring your wine!
Venue: 90 Goodman Road, Goodman Art Center. Block O, 01-57 Singapore 439053
Schedule: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri, 5 Oct - 29 Dec (Session1 - 10 am-12pm | Session 2 - 1pm-3pm)
Workshop fee: $125 for personality based perfume, $125 for Olfactory art, $225 for Original Orchids of Singapore
6. Candle Holder Casting @ Concrete Everything
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Come and get your hands dirty as you experience creating your very own decorative tealight cushion workshop. Have a go at designing your holder using simple tools and everyday materials and get insights on how to utilize concrete to create anything and everything!
Venue: Concrete Everything Home Studio @ Sengkang Studio Address: Blk 293B Compassvale Crescent, #15-57, Singapore 542293
Dates: 12th August; 7th and 8th Oct
Workshop fee: $50
7. Earl Grey & Salted Caramel Italian Macaron Workshop @ nanatang
Featuring Serena Tang, Founder and Head Cake-tist of Nanatang, and the designer behind her stunning and insta-worthy sweet treats, which taste as good as they look!
Be inspired by Serena as she imparts to you her creativity and skills in creating delicious Italian Macarons, chewy on the inside and crispy on the outside. You will also learn to make salted caramel and earl gray fillings and be able to take back the silicon mat and reusable wax baking paper!
Venue: 41 Kampong Bahru Road, Singapore 169358
Dates: July 12th and 28th-10am
Workshop fee: $158
8. Basic Photography @ Objectifs
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Make the most of your digital camera with this comprehensive introduction to digital photography by Kong Chong Yew. Comprising classroom sessions, guided shoots, and group critiques, this course imparts the fundamental principles of photography and is suitable for beginners.
After completing this workshop, you will be familiar with techniques of composition, understand the ‘trinity of exposure’ (aperture, shutter speed and ISO), how to shoot in available light and the basics of flash photography. This course sets a strong foundation for other photography workshops at Objectifs.
Schedule: 15 hours over four sessions from 7th to 21st July
Workshop fee: $420
9. Acrylic Pour Discovery Workshop @ Room To Imagine
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Room To Imagine is a space for people to come together to learn something new, make friends and express themselves through art. Discover the expressive art of acrylic pouring with our Discovery Workshop and Acrylic Pouring Course, where you can create your very own masterpiece in the span of a few hours.
These classes are perfect for all ages as no art background is required. They are also a great way of relieving stress and as a weekend activity with friends and family.
Walk through basic techniques with hands-on practice as you enjoy personalized guidance from the instructor and interaction with a small class in a cozy home studio setting. Practice on postcard-size canvas panels and then create your own unique artwork on a stretched canvas with confidence!
Venue: 10 minutes' walk from Kovan MRT station. Exact address to be shared upon booking.
Schedule: Upcoming workshops in July and August, visit the site to book your date!
Workshop fee: $100.00 – $110.00
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Take some time off your busy schedule to create beautiful arrangements that take away the blues from work, while you relax and meet new friends with a good cuppa!
Handcraft your own designer bouquets whether it being a floral box/bouquet or arrangement.
Experience the art of floristry at Petite Fleur weekly floral jamming sessions for the month of July with an additional 10% discount off for members.
Date/Time: Wednesdays: 7pm - 830pm (11th/18th/25th); Saturdays: 4:30pm - 6pm (14th/21st/28th)
Venue: Stamping Ground Coffee at 87 Upper East Coast Road
Workshop Fee: $150
11. Living Clay Workshop @ Studio Asobi
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Join them at their cosy home studio for pottery workshops, where you will get acquainted with the basics of pottery and create your very own piece of ceramic art using the hand-building technique. You can also try moulding clay on the electric wheel.
Suitable for adults with little or no experience with pottery. There is a good instructor-participant ratio.
Duration: 3 hours
Collection of pieces would be after a month as they need to be air-dried, and undergo 2 rounds of firing and glazing of colours
Venue: Blk 705 Hougang Ave 2 #02-265 S(530705). Nearest MRT Station is Kovan.
Workshop fee: S$90/pax, with 20% of profits going towards a meaningful charity! (Lesson cost includes materials, tools, firing and glazing services of 1 piece)