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.


WORKSHOP CALENDAR - ADULTS

Saturday 8th December 10.30am - 12.30pm  - Paper Ornaments Workshop CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Saturday 8th December 1.30pm - 4pm - Christmas Candles CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Saturday 15th December 11am - 1pm - Paper Ornaments Workshop CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Saturday 15th December 2pm - 4.30pm - Textile Art Workshop CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Sunday 16th December 2pm - 4.30pm - Christmas Candle Making Workshop ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT! CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Thursday Evening 20th December 6pm - 8.30pm - Mindful Mandala Weaving Workshop CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Saturday 22nd December 2pm - 4pm - Paper Sculpture Workshop  CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Saturday 12th January 2019 1.30pm - 4pm - Candle Making Workshop CLICK HERE to book

Sunday 13th January 2019  2pm - 4.30pm - Textile Art Workshop BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE

Saturday 19th January 2019 2pm - 4.30pm-  Mindful Mandala Weaving Workshop CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Saturday 19th January 2019 2pm - 4pm - Paper Sculpture Workshop BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE

Private workshops available - contact me

WORKSHOP CALENDAR - KIDS

Monday 17th December 9am - 12pm - Dreamcatchers & Feather Mobiles (ages 6-12) BOOK HERE

Monday 17th December 12.30pm - 3.30pm - Painted Pebble Cactus Gardens (ages 6-12) BOOK HERE

Wednesday 19th December 9am - 12pm - Macrame & Weaving Wall Hangings (ages 8-15) BOOK HERE

Wednesday 19th December 12.30pm - 3.30pm - Cosmic Galaxy Hanging Mobiles (ages 8-15) BOOK HERE

Friday 21st December 9am - 12pm - Christmas handmade cards & Wrapping Paper (ages 6-15) BOOK HERE

Friday 21st December 12.30pm - 3.30pm - Paper Sculptures (ages 6-15) BOOK HERE

Thursday 17th January 9.30am - 12.30pm - Dreamcatchers (ages 5-11) located at Waverley Woollahra Art School BOOK HERE

Thursday 17th January 1pm - 4pm - Cosmic Galaxy Hanging Mobiles (ages 5-11) located at Waverley Woollahra Art School BOOK HERE

Buy a Christmas 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.

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: 

- Saturday 15th December 2pm - 4.30pm  CLICK HERE TO BOOK

- Sunday 13th January 2019  2pm - 4.30pm  BOOK YOUR TICKET 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: 

- Saturday 22nd December 2pm - 4pm   CLICK HERE TO BOOK

CLICK HERE for more details and dates about the paper sculpture workshops

Christmas Paper Ornaments Workshop

Join Melissa for a Christmas themed workshop where you can create beautiful handmade paper ornaments. You will learn different techniques of working with paper, and create your own paper ornaments to take home. All materials will be provided during the workshop, which will include a hand-picked selection of handmade paper in a range of modern colours and patterns to choose from. This is a beginners intensive workshop, suitable for ages 18 and above. 

Dates: 

- Saturday 8th December 10.30am - 12.30pm CLICK HERE TO BOOK

- Saturday 15th December 11am - 1pm  CLICK HERE TO BOOK

CLICK HERE for more details and dates about the Paper Ornaments 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 8th December 1.30pm - 4pm - Christmas Scented Candles CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Sunday 16th December 2pm - 4.30pm - Christmas Scented Candles ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT! CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Saturday 12th Jan 2019 1.30pm - 4pm CLICK HERE to book

CLICK HERE for more details and dates 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.

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: 

- Thursday Evening 20th December 6pm - 8.30pm CLICK HERE TO BOOK

- Saturday 19th Jan 2019 2pm - 4.30pm CLICK HERE TO BOOK

CLICK HERE for more details and dates about the weaving workshops

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

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

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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