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39 Unique and Cool Creative Workshops in Singapore

Get creative with rug tufting or make your own toxin-free skincare!

Last updated: 30 Nov 2022 - 14 min read

Doing something creative always energises us, and makes us feel happy! If you're the same, here are some super fun workshops for the perfect afternoon with your bestie, or to treat yourself.

If you're looking for more ideas, check out our handpicked Creative Workshop collection here.

1

Let off Steam with Graffiti

It’s been a hectic week & you are feeling a little stretched and need a place to vent? Well, we got you! At Heaven Spots SG, you pour your frustration out by vandalising (legally 😜). Don’t worry about getting dirty because protective gears are provided! Just grab your cans and spray away to your heart’s content! You never know you might meet your inner Picasso along the way 😉

2

Make Fine Pottery in a Rooftop Studio

Even if you've done pottery before, this is the next level up in terms of style. Tiff’s glazing style is seriously gorgeous, and her pieces can be found everywhere from the Ritz-Carlton, Intercontinental, Shangri-La, to Mandarin Oriental. Set in her beautiful rooftop studio, Tiff offers these intro to pottery classes to anyone who wants to learn the delicate art of making ceramic pottery pieces. And you get to take home two beautiful pieces glazed by one of Singapore’s best potters!

3

Learn to Paint & Play a Ukulele

If you're looking for something super random and super fun, why not learn to paint & play a ukulele in one unique art jam session?! Ukuleles have such great vibes and remind us of holiday movies, and times on the beach. Recreate holiday vibes by spending your afternoon painting & playing a ukulele :)

4

Learn Leather Crafting from Skilled Artisan

In this 2-hr workshop, you will learn the art of traditional leather craftsmanship from skilled artisans. Not only do you get to make your own leather piece, you'll also get to monogram it with your name/initials for the perfect bespoke item. This workshop is great for a group of friends or if you're looking to make something memorable for someone special!

5

Make Your Own Rug!

If you're looking for an awesome to update your home, why not make your own rug? Rug tufting is easily one of the most fulfilling craft hobbies. The great thing about it is that it's quite easy to learn and extremely versatile! Plus - just imagine your own personalised rug laying in your living room!

6

Pottery with a Modern Kintsugi Master

You've already done pottery, but have you heard of the Japanese art of Kintsugi? This 2-hour workshop is probably the only one where you are allowed to break things! Traditionally, Kintsugi is the Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold — a metaphor for embracing our flaws and imperfections. During this unique workshop, you'll learn to mend broken upcycled ceramics with gold powders to create a one-of-a-kind ceramic piece.

7

Art Jam in a Zen Studio

Art Jamming is one of our favourite chilled things to do on weekends - some of our friends swear it's the perfect date activity! 🎨 Head over to Sage Artelier, a quiet and minimalistic studio that’s perfect to get your creative juices flowing. Their instructors are super lovely and patient, and are only too happy to guide you through applying different sketching and painting techniques.

8

Go Back to Basics with Embroidery

Don’t know how to sew?🙈 Fret not! Dive deep into the world of hand embroidery during this 2-hr workshop with Sage Artelier’s instructors, who will bring you through some basic stitches to create your own masterpiece. Remember to bring along a picture that you want to recreate, the possibilities are endless. 😊

9

Create Beautiful Cold-Processed Soap for Sensitive Skin

For those with sensitive skin, this is for you! 😉 Nomadic Penguin’s founder Karene started out soap making as a hobby because she wanted to make soap that is gentle on her skin and that helps with her eczema. Hence, making high quality soaps with natural ingredients and essential oils is important to her — so if you want to give your skin a treat, this is perfect for you 😌

10

Make Rose Flower Soaps as Gifts

In need of a therapeutic session?🤔 This 2-hour session of rose flower soap making is just for you! Drown yourself in sweet aroma as you create your own personal rose soap, piecing it together petal by petal. These rose flower soaps look so realistic and pretty, it’ll be the perfect gift for your loved ones! 😘

11

Make Gorgeous Wooden Jewellery

This is a cool combo of woodworking + jewellery making! This 3-hour class will teach you the ins and outs of creating your own unique wooden jewellery. You will learn all about different types of wood, all locally sourced in Singapore, and acquire some sustainability tips and tricks. You’ll design, create, and cut your own template and bring home earrings or a necklace made by your own two hands.

12

Create Your Own Toxin-Free Skincare

For Skincare enthusiasts, this is a super cool class - you'll get to learn what goes into your skincare, plus make something tailored just for you! Everything you create will be formulated for your specific skin type and concerns and will be made with toxin-free ingredients. Bring along a skin enthusiast friend and create something magic for your skin!

13

Make Candles with a Scent Engineer

If you love your essential oil candles like we do, this is perfect for you. In this private candle making workshop with a scent engineer, you'll get to work with over 30 raw materials to create an entirely bespoke scented candle.

The variations are almost unlimited - some people have even made Chilli-Crab smelling candles 😜 We prefer our candles smelling like clean bedsheets and Orchard Ion, so we went for that instead!

14

Learn Silversmithing! Make your own jewellery

This is super cool if you love making things with your hands. This is a silversmithing beginners course where students will make pieces of their own design in 925 silver - i.e.: pendants, earrings rings, etc. Learn all the basics of jewellery making and you'll get to bring home a final piece in 925 Silver.

15

Play with 5 Different Art Techniques

This is an unguided art jam session with a twist - you'll get to choose from different art techniques like painting, sketching, calligraphy, silk screening, woodblock printing, or do all 5 if you wish. Great for those who are looking to do mix media artwork, or simply want to experiment with new techniques!

16

Claw & Paint!

Remember the cute claw machine we used to love as kids, but never managed to get anything? In this unique art jam, you'll get to claw your own bear (we promise you'll get it!), and paint it thereafter! There's no minimum age, so you can bring little ones with you to join in the fun!

17

Make Macramé Home Decor

Macramé is back in trend - learn how to make your very own stylish piece of macrame home décor in this super cute rainbow Macramé workshop. Not only is it a really therapeutic way to spend an afternoon, you'll also get to take home a really cute piece of fibre art decor. Perfect for stylish boho style rooms :)

18

Make Gorgeous Coasters

We love home decor - there's something about a small piece that can really upgrade the look and feel of our home. In this workshop, you'll get to make the humble coasters, and make it gorgeous. It'll be an amazing gift or a beautiful addition to your table.

19

Splat Your Paint!

Another cool twist on art jamming - here's a chance for you to get messy, to express, to play with your art masterpiece and splat your paint on the wall! Think Jackson Pollock and splatter like a master :)

20

Weave a Gorgeous Wall Hanging

Here you'll learn to weave a gorgeous boho wall hanging in a Black and White house in lovely Holland Village. At this two hour class, Nat from Magpie and Giggles will show you how to set up a weaving loom, teach you a few weaving techniques to create a piece of art full of floofy texture, and show you how to finish your weaving so you'll have your own piece of art to proudly display in your space.

21

Make Your Own Perfume

Are you curious about what goes into your perfumes, or just want to customise your own scent? During this perfumery workshop, scent engineers will guide you throughout the process of selecting, formulating and eventual blending of your customised fragrance. You'll get to play around in an essential oil playground like a mad chemist, until you end up with a one-of-a-kind scent that you love!

22

Make Your Own Bath Bombs!

Does you love pampering yourself with a bath? During this 1.5-hour class, you will not only learn how to make bath bombs, but you will also learn just exactly what ingredients to use and what benefits they each hold for your body. The added benefit is that the bath bombs are all made from natural ingredients. Be warned! You may walk away with 3 bath bombs so pretty you may not bear to use them. 

23

Build a Cute Mini Treehouse

Forget terrarium making, if you want to green up your home try making a super cute mini treehouse 🏡

This unique workshop was created by a professional landscaper, who designs and builds actual treehouses for clients! Held on a secret rooftop garden, you'll be surrounded by nature as you build a mini treehouse on a bonsai, to take home!

24

Make Your Own Charcuterie Board

If you haven't tried woodworking, we would highly recommend it - it's as zen as pottery and even more fun!

At this private woodworking workshop, you'll learn woodworking, and craft your very own charcuterie board - perfect for serving bread, ham or cheeses. As you finish your piece, you'll definitely discover a newfound respect for the beauty of wood!

25

Be a Tattoo Artist for a Day

The art of tattooing has a negative social stigma in Singapore, being widely seen as ‘deviant’ and ‘unprofessional’. State of Shiok wishes to change that mindset, giving tattooing a platform for everyone to see it as what it is- an art form.

Here you'll learn the art of tattooing from a passionate tattoo artist. In this 3 hour Tattoo Jamming session, you will be guided on the basics of tattooing on faux skin, and get to bring home your own masterpiece at the end!

26

Paint (and Eat!) Macarons

This is a super unique one - art jam on a macaron! Spend the afternoon creating fun artworks (with edible paint!) on top of your macarons. It may feel a little strange at first but we promise you'll definitely get into it! When you're done, you can gift the beautiful hand-drawn macarons to your best friends, or enjoy them yourself!

27

Build a Kid's Toy Train

This is a super cute one if you're looking to spend quality time with the special kid in your life. Here, you'll learn to work with wood, and create a wooden toy train with the help of experienced facilitators. Kids from 7+ can join, and can be dropped off at the workshop without an adult too!

28

Make a Cute Clay Dish

Enjoy a super chill afternoon at a lovely light-filled studio learning hand-building (the oldest pottery technique!), and make a really cute clay dish!

With guidance from the lovely instructor who’s ever-passionate about art, you’ll learn the step-by-step process of pinching, coiling and painting your own clay dish - completed with your favourite cute character! Super fun for a solo day out, with friends or with kids!

29

Tuft a Gorgeous Mirror for your wall

This is a twist on the usual rug tufting! Here you'll get to tuft a super cute mirror wall hanging. You'll get the fun of using the tufting gun to create any design you want, and the lovely studio will assemble the final piece for you so you'll end up with a gorgeous tufted mirror for your wall. Just check out the video!

30

Handcraft a Beautiful Leather Bag

Instead of buying a mass-produced bag, treat yourself to a leather making workshop where you learn to make a bespoke leather bag from a master local artisan.

Here you'll learn the art of leather crafting from a master artisan who's super passionate and only sources top-quality leather. Walk away fulfilled with a high-quality, long-lasting and beautiful bag made by you 👜

31

Learn the Art of Paper Making

If you're looking to zen out, this paper making workshop is a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

Here, learn to craft your own paper with recycled ♻️ materials! From the comfort of this lovely light-filled studio, let your artsy side take over by creating funky textures and patterns with natural materials and colourful dyes - you can bring your own dried flowers or glitters too! A 100% eco- (and budget!) friendly weekend activity for you and your friends.

32

Learn Digital Illustration

If you've always wanted to learn digital art, or simply pick up a new art form - try Procreate! This 2-hour workshop focuses on the basics of creating portraits on iPad using Procreate - the most powerful and intuitive digital illustration app available for iPad. By the end of the 2 hour workshop, you will create a portrait illustration of a chosen photo, and will bring able to bring home the framed printed illustration! 😍

33

Anime Glass Painting

If you're into your Manga, and Attack of Titan, this will be a treat! Here, the instructors will teach you how to create anime artwork, and bring your favourite anime character to life (Levi anyone?!). Have a ton of fun recreating your favourite character, and get a really cool piece to bring home to decorate your walls 😍

34

Sew Your Own Plushie!

This is a fun one to do with kids! Instead of buying another stuffed toy, why not make a really cute one together? Enjoy a fun and magical experience of creating pillow soft reversible plushies from socks. In this workshop, you and your kid will learn how to design and create the plushie with some cutting and sewing required. Your kid will definitely cherish the plushie more after they've made it themselves!

35

Build Your Own Bicycle from Scratch

We did promise you unique - and this is definitely a special once-in-a-lifetime workshop!

This premium bike ordinarily retails at $1200. At this workshop, you'll not only get to learn how to build the bike from scratch from a team of passionate bicycle makers, but you'll also get to customise it from a variety of components, handlebar styles, grips and pedals. The end result is a custom bicycle that you’ve built with your own two hands that will last a lifetime 🤩

36

Try Japanese Book Binding

If you love all things artsy, this slow and easy Japanese book binding workshop is one you should definitely try out 📙

You'll pick up Yotseumi Toji (a Japanese stab-binding technique!) that binds a book with strings or twines to hold the pages together rather than the usual glue! You'll also get to slowly colour and design your book's cover to add your own flair to it before bringing it home. A lil' more obscure than other craft workshops - it's a hidden therapeutic gem.

37

Build & Paint a Digital Cam!

This is a seriously cool one to do! Here you'll get to paint and assemble your own paper shoot camera! A paper shoot camera is digital camera that takes film-like photos! No more spending money on disposable cams 😉

After the art jam session, you can use your gorgeous one-of-a-kind camera to take pics around the studio, and take it home to show off to your friends!

38

Create an Ultra-Relaxing Essential Oil

Find your inner zen as you craft your own unique essential oil blend.

Here at this cosy studio, you'll get to customize and mix their 100% natural oils into your blend AND learn about how they improve your everyday life. It's great for a chilled solo date so you can take your time to slowly experiment! You can then bring your bottle home to light up and enjoy a therapeutic night in (*meditation in progress... 🧘🏻‍♀️🕯️*)

39

Mindful Art Jam to Overcome Creative Stress

This is perfect if you're feeling a little stuck creatively, or if you're a little shy about your artistic ability. Here you get to incorporate mindfulness techniques into your art jam session to help you unleash your creative potential.

Before you start your watercolour art jam, the instructors will teach you mindfulness techniques to help you be more present, and overcome creative stress. You may be surprised by what you end up creating during this art jam session!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are There Any Corporate Workshops Or Activities Suitable For Larger Groups?
Yes lots! If you are looking for team building workshops, you can check out this extensive list of team building activities in Singapore we have compiled just for you! https://www.seeksophie.com/collections/best-team-building-experiences-in-sg Some of our favourite team-building workships include graffiti, pottery and candle making.

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