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Creative Workshops

About Melissa

Melissa Carey is an established Contemporary Artist living on the East Coast of Australia and her work has been showcased internationally. She loves to create large sculptural installations, contributes to festivals, community events, and has a passion for sharing her knowledge and creativity through teaching art & craft workshops to adults and kids since 2014.

Melissa teaches a range of workshops across Australia, as well as online workshops where you can learn from the comfort of your home. She has taught workshops to thousands of people, and taught for leading brands such as Google, Atlassian, Salvation Army, and more.

There's plenty to choose from, macrame, circle weaving, candle making, lace dreamcatchers, leather making, and more. Melissa has a passion for using sustainable materials and has a casual teaching style to bring out the hidden creativity in everyone. Classes are aimed at beginners with no experience necessary. Scroll down this page to see what workshops are on offer.

Read more about Melissa HERE

See Melissa's Artwork HERE

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Here's what Melissa has to offer until the coronavirus passes and events are allowed to run again, to help you stay creative while at home. Support Melissa so that she can continue to provide artwork and workshops for the community! 
Sign up to her mailing list for extra creative tips HERE

Macrame Plant Hanger e-book

Macrame is a great way to learn a new skill and also bring some greenery indoors. Since Macrame has been around since the 13th century, this is a modern take on an old tradition. There is something quite meditative about macrame - once you learn the basic knots, it can become addictive!.

This is the beginners guide to learn the basic macrame knots to create your own handmade Macrame Plant Hanger. It contains a detailed DIY guide with step-by-step instructions and images in pdf.

Cost: $7.99 - CLICK HERE to buy a copy

If you also need materials, check out Melissa's DIY KITS HERE

ONLINE Candle Making Workshop / e-course

Melissa has been teaching candle workshops to thousands of people over the last 5 years in Australia, and has poured many candles to sell and for gifts. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and encouraging creativity.

Melissa is now offering an Online e-course where you can learn everything about candle-making from your own home! All you need to do is purchase your candle making supplies and sign up to Melissa's online workshop by CLICKING HERE (This will take you to the e-learning platform "Thinkific" which you can purchase and complete Melissa's Candle Making Course.

Cost of online workshop: $22 US (approximately $37 AUS) - This is the price when using the "Thinkific" E-learning platform above and is US Based, but you will be charged in your currency when purchasing. The payment method is secure through paypal.

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TESTIMONIAL: "Dear Melissa, Thank you so much for our class last night! We all LOVED it!! We came out if your class so happy and relaxed. You have a very calming way about you. Thank you again and best wishes for your journey ahead." - Fran

See more testimonials and press about Melissa's workshops HERE

Creative Art Workshops

Recharge your creativity. Experiment, play, create. Let Melissa guide you in discovering your innate creativity. Everyone is creative!

Through a series of specially-designed workshops, Melissa will share different ways to express your hidden talents. Her focus is on you. As a passionate artist and teacher, she will help you unleash your unique creativity - this is where the magic happens! During each workshop, we will be hands on, using practical ways to be more creative and learning about creative mindfulness. This workshop is not for artists - it is aimed at anyone who wants more creativity in their life.

What you will get:

- unique workshop experiences

- learning new skills through hands-on experience

- handmade pieces using a variety of high quality materials

- guided projects by a passionate full-time artist

- expert tips on how to be creative

- a better understanding and development of your own creativity

- the opportunity to build new friendships

- small groups to allow for individual attention

Location: These workshops will be held at various locations in Sydney, Byron Bay and other areas of Australia.


 Subscribe HERE to stay in the loop about upcoming dates and online workshop release date! For any enquiries about these workshops or to book a private workshop, please contact Melissa or send her an email.

ART + Mindfulness: Meditation & Mandala Drawing Workshop

Learn the art of mindfulness while creating your own mandala drawing. Melissa will teach you how focusing on the moment, calming your mind, relaxing and enjoying yourself allows inspiration to flow. You will be shown how exploring mindfulness switches on the brain and unleashes your creative power! All materials provided, plus a cheese and fruit platter, with warming cacao and herbal teas. 


 CLICK HERE for more information

Textile Art Workshop

Everyone has a story. Learn how to use fabrics to tell your story through art. Join Melissa for a special insight into how Melissa creates her fabric and textile artworks. You will learn different techniques of working with fabric, and create your own textile art piece to take home. 


Or CLICK HERE for more details on the Textile Art Workshop

Macrame Workshop

This workshop will take you through the basics of Macrame, teaching you various knots, measurements and tips, to make your own macrame wall hanging, plant hanger or other project. A short & intensive workshop where you can learn the basics and continue your project at home. All materials will be provided during the workshop.


CLICK HERE for more information on macrame workshops

Eco-friendly Candle Making Workshop ONLINE

Learn how to make your own candles using beautiful glassware & Eco-Soy wax to create handmade, enviro-friendly candles for your home. You will learn all the techniques and tricks about candle making, and will make 3 candles each. All materials provided.

Click HERE for more info 

Subscribe HERE to stay in the loop about upcoming dates and online workshop release date! For any enquiries about these workshops or to book a private workshop, please contact Melissa or send her an email.

Private Workshops

Melissa teaches private workshops for people who prefer a more personalised approach, or have a specific creative project in mind. Melissa also holds workshops for birthdays, hens nights, corporate team building or any special events, and can travel to a location and style the event to suit you.

For more details on private workshops, CLICK HERE

Subscribe HERE to stay in the loop about upcoming dates and online workshop release date! For any enquiries about these workshops or to book a private workshop, please contact Melissa or send her an email.

Melissa teaching a Candle Making workshop to 50 people for the Salvation Army Management team in the Blue Mountains, Sydney, Australia.

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