Creative Workshops

Melissa's Art studio where her workshops are held

Melissa's Art studio where her workshops are held

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 of 5-7 people to allow for individual attention

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


July - No workshops

- Saturday 10th August 1pm - 3.30pm - Candle Making Workshop CLICK HERE to book

- Saturday 11th August 11am - 1.30pm - ART + Mindfulness: Weaving Workshop CLICK HERE TO BOOK

- Sunday 11th August 2pm - 4.30pm - Textile Art Workshop BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE

Private workshops available - contact me


Workshops in Melissa's Studio TBA (CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS)

Buy a gift voucher HERE

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.

TESTIMONIAL: "Thank you for a wonderful few days with (my daughter) Hannah in your craft classes. She enjoyed it so much! Haven't seen her all afternoon as she is busy finishing her wall hanging!! She adored you and you have given her so many new skills! Thank you so much!" - Tracy

See more testimonials and press about Melissa's workshops HERE 

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. 

Next workshop dates in Sydney: 

Sunday 11th August 2pm - 4.30pm BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE

Or CLICK HERE for more details on the Textile Art Workshop

ART + Mindfulness: Weaving Workshop

Learn the art of mindfulness while creating your own 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: 

- Saturday 11th August 11am - 1.30pm  CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Or CLICK HERE for more details about the weaving workshops

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: 

- Saturday 10th August 1pm - 3.30pm CLICK HERE to book

Or CLICK HERE for more details about the candle workshops

Online Candle Making e-course

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 materials and sign up to Melissa's online workshop here

Cost: $29.90

Head to the SHOP HERE to buy a candle making kit.

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: $4.99 - CLICK HERE to buy a copy

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. Cost: $130 per person.

No dates listed. Full workshops available upon request. CLICK HERE for more details and dates about the Macrame workshops 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

Melissa teaching a Candle Making workshop for the Salvation Army in the Blue Mountains.

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. She has taught workshops 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.

Read more about Melissa HERE

See Melissa's Artwork HERE

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