We’re blessed to be surrounded by so many talented creatives in Perth – but why not also get creative ourselves? Learn from the best, slow down and acquire a new skill with these workshops:
Not Yet Perfect
Not Yet Perfect‘s Lucy Aboagye has become a force to be reckoned with – taking a part-time pottery side hustle into a full-blown success story. Workshops are run frequently, and cover everything from hand-building, wheel work, glazing and more. Available as four week courses, date nights or family days suitable for ages 6+, there’s something for everyone.
Heathcote Cultural Precinct, 58/60 Duncraig Road, Applecross
Fullers Co+Op, 9 Dodson Road, Glen Iris
House of Hobby
House of Hobby have got to be the go-to workshop destination, with dozens of classes available across a huge range of crafty topics. Running for two to three hours, workshops are all-inclusive and accompanied by delicious gourmet grazing boards and free-flowing mimosas to get the vibes going. Upcoming workshops include cookie decorating, fresh flower bouquet arranging, resin earring making, plus sewing for beginners.
Chez Elle, 28 Drummond Place, West Perth
One of the benefits of learning a new skill or craft is taking some time to be present and mindful – and there’s no better way to do that than by making something that needs years to complete. If you want to make a deep-dive into an ingredient and you’re in it for the long haul, make sure to keep an eye on the Food Ritual instagram for one of their sought-after miso making masterclasses. You can check out more of our favourite cooking workshops over HERE.
On the subject of sewing for beginners – Subi’s Studio Thimbles have oodles of sewing workshops on offer to exercise your making muscles. Hosted by passionate seamstress Olga, you’ll learn sewing skills that will prove useful forever.
113 Rokeby Road, Studio G5, Subiaco
Little Paint Co.
If you love the look of ceramics, but aren’t quite ready to take the leap onto the wheel – why not try your hand at some painting? Little Paint Co. host ceramic painting workshops out of their Burswood studio, as well as coming to you! Pick your piece and let your imagination run wild, with vases, platters, mugs and more to choose from, plus over 70 ceramic bisques. Make it a Friday night workshop and you can enjoy a glass or two or prosecco, too! Founded by local ceramics legends Chimerical Homewares, you know you’ll be in safe hands.
20 Claude Street, Burswood
Want to keep the ceramics vibes going? We got you! Freo art gallery and furniture studio Amherst Edit is hosting a series of workshops that include how to paint plant pots in a midcentury modern style, as well as mindfully making macrame plant hangers, paper flowers and even furniture restoration.
17 Blinco Street, Fremantle
The Repair Cafe
Repair Cafes are volunteer-run initiatives integral to our communities. Regularly run at various locations around Perth (and around the world!), you can bring in beloved or hard-to-replace household items that need fixing to be looked at under the expert eyes of their team of volunteer repairers. These items can include furniture, bikes, low voltage electrical goods and more – keeping them out of landfill. As well as their regular cafe meetups, they also host workshops – such as the Fremantle Repair Cafe’s upcoming upholstery skills workshop, hosted by Stackwood. Find out more about Repair Cafes HERE, and grab tickets to the upcoming upholstery workshop HERE.
And you can’t mention workshops without mentioning Stackwood – the leafy warehouse has a constantly rotating roster of classes to have you slow down and connect with what’s around you. You can get your indoor greenery in order with one of their regular workshops hosted by resident plant-expert Claire Greenhill, or check out a workshop from amazing local creatives like bouquet arranging with Floral Army, visible mending with Stitch Hour Studio, ceramics with do° Pottery or Kaki Studio, or how to grow your own food or cottage carden with Casey from Pinch Dash Glug.
10 Stack Street, Fremantle
Perth City Farm
Like Stackwood, Perth City Farm is a stalwart when it comes to slowing down and connecting with some workshops. While all their workshops focus on kind, sustainable living, we’re pretty excited for their upcoming sourdough workshop. The comprehensive course will guide you through cultivating sourdough culture and all the tips and tricks to become a sourdough master yourself.
1 City Farm Place, East Perth
Header image: Not Yet Perfect