Creative Workshops

Craft and Creativity 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

- refreshments and sweet treats 

- the opportunity to build new friendships

- small groups to allow for individual attention

Location: These workshops will be held at Melissa's Art Studio in Marrickville, Sydney, Australia.


CALENDAR: 

- Friday Evening 5th October 6.30pm - 8.30pm - Paper Sculpture Workshop as part of SYDNEY CRAFT WEEK

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th October 10am-4pm OPEN STUDIO as part of SYDNEY CRAFT WEEK with FREE craft demonstrations: macrame, textiles, paper sculpture and more! See below for details

- Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th October 10am-4pm - Mini Macrame Workshops available (30 minute blocks during the day) as part of SYDNEY CRAFT WEEK

Monday Evening 8th October 6.30pm - 9pm - Textile Art Workshop as part of SYDNEY CRAFT WEEK

Tuesday Evening 9th October 6.30pm - 8.30pm - Mindful Mandala Weaving Workshop as part of SYDNEY CRAFT WEEK

Wednesday Evening 10th October 6.30pm - 9pm - Candle Making Workshop as part of SYDNEY CRAFT WEEK

Thursday Evening 11th October - Craft Up Late OPEN STUDIO 6-9pm as part of SYDNEY CRAFT WEEK

November Workshops:

Saturday 10th November 10am - 12pm - Mindful Mandala Weaving Workshop

Saturday 10th November 1.30pm - 4pm - Textile Art Workshop 

Sunday 11th November 1pm - 3.30pm - Candle Making Workshop 

Saturday 17th November 1.30pm - 3.30pm- Paper Sculpture Workshop 

Private workshops available - contact me


See below for Group workshop information, or 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.

SYDNEY CRAFT WEEK - Open Studio days

During Sydney Craft Week, Melissa will be running a series of creative workshops, and will open her art studio for 2 days with free demonstrations of all things craft. She will also be offering Mini Macrame workshops during the open studio days - 30 minute blocks where you can create a small macrame project under Melissa's guidance after learning the basic macrame knots, using a selection of materials provided. 

STUDIO OPEN DAYS:

- Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th October 10am-4pm OPEN STUDIO with FREE craft demonstrations: macrame, textiles, paper sculpture and more! 

- Thursday Evening 11th October - Craft Up Late 6-9pm OPEN STUDIO 

WORKSHOPS:

- Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th October 10am-4pm - Mini Macrame Workshops available (30 minute blocks during the day)

Monday Evening 8th October 6.30pm - 9pm - Textile Art Workshop 

Tuesday Evening 9th October 6.30pm - 8.30pm - Mindful Mandala Weaving Workshop 

Wednesday Evening 10th October 6.30pm - 9pm - Candle Making Workshop 

NEW!! Textile Art Workshop

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. 

Next workshop dates in Sydney: 

- Monday Evening 8th October 6.30pm - 9pm - as part of SYDNEY CRAFT WEEK (CLICK HERE)

- Saturday 10th November 1.30pm - 4pm  (CLICK HERE)

CLICK HERE for more details and dates on the Textile Art Workshop

NEW!! Paper Sculpture Workshop

Create your own paper sculpture led by Melissa Carey, an established sculpture artist. You will learn paper cutting and folding techniques to create your own 3D sculpture. This beginners workshop is open to adults and kids (6 years and older). 

Next workshop dates in Sydney: 

- Friday Evening 5th October 6.30pm - 8.30pm - as part of SYDNEY CRAFT WEEK - $90 per person.

- Saturday 17th November 1.30pm - 3.30pm-

More details and dates coming soon about the Paper Sculpture Workshops, contact Melissa for your interest HERE

Eco-friendly Candle Making Workshop

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.

Next workshop dates in Sydney: 

- Wednesday Evening 10th October 6.30pm - 9pm as part of SYDNEY CRAFT WEEK (CLICK HERE)

- Sunday 11th November 1pm - 3.30pm (CLICK HERE)

Or check out my Candle Making E-course online!

CLICK HERE for more details and dates about the candle workshops

Mindful Mandala Weaving Workshop 

Learn the art of mindfulness while creating your own mandala circle weaving using hand-selected fabrics and rope. Melissa will teach you how focusing on the moment, relaxing and enjoying yourself, allows inspiration to flow. You will be shown how exploring mindfulness switches on the brain and your buried creative power. 

Next workshop dates in Sydney: 

- Tuesday Evening 9th October 6.30pm - 8.30pm as part of SYDNEY CRAFT WEEK

- Saturday 10th November 10am - 12pm 

CLICK HERE for more details and dates about the weaving workshops

Mini Macrame workshops - 30 minute blocks

During Sydney Craft week, Melissa will open her art studio for 2 days with free demonstrations of all things craft. She will also be offering Mini Macrame workshops - 30 minute blocks where you can create a small macrame project under Melissa's guidance after learning the basic macrame knots, using a selection of materials provided. Multiple blocks available for purchase if you want to create a larger macrame piece!

Saturday 6th October: Studio Open Day between 10am - 4pm, mini macrame workshop time slots available for $50 each: 11am - 11.30am / 11.30am - 12pm / 12.30pm - 1pm / 1pm - 1.30pm / 2.30pm - 3pm / 3pm - 3.30pm

Sunday 7th October: Studio Open Day between 10am - 4pm, mini macrame workshop time slots available for $50 each: 11am - 11.30am / 11.30am - 12pm / 12.30pm - 1pm / 1pm - 1.30pm / 2.30pm - 3pm / 3pm - 3.30pm

BOOK YOUR SPOT HERE! 

Macrame Wall Hanging 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. All materials will be provided during the workshop, along with delicious sweet treats and tea. 

See above for Mini Macrame Session blocks available on 6th & 7th October!! 

Full workshops available upon request. CLICK HERE for more details and dates about the Macrame workshops or request a Private Workshop here

Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

This workshop will take you through the basics of macrame, teaching you various knots, measurements and tips to make your own macrame plant hanger. All materials will be provided during the workshop, along with delicious sweet treats and tea. 

See above for Mini Macrame Session blocks available on 6th & 7th October!! 

Full workshops available upon request. CLICK HERE for more details and dates about the Macrame workshops or request a Private Workshop here

"Gather, Hunt, Collect, Create Workshop "

Play with feathers, leather, driftwood, shells, sea-glass, and other collected bits to create dreamcatchers, feather wall hangings, leather bags, warrior sticks, and so much more. This is an intuitive-style workshop where Melissa will guide you to complete your individual piece. This class allows you to let yourself be in the moment and create as you go.

Available upon request. CLICK HERE for more details and dates or request a Private Workshop here

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.

CLICK HERE for more details and dates

See testimonials and press about Melissa's workshops HERE 

About Melissa

Melissa Carey is an established Contemporary Artist living in Sydney 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.

Melissa teaches a range of workshops around Sydney (and sometimes nationally), as well as online workshops where you can learn from the comfort of your home. 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.

Read more about Melissa HERE

See Melissa's Artwork HERE

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