The Gold Coast is jam-packed with fun workshops designed to feed your creative soul. So whether you’re looking to learn a new skill or re-ignite an existing one, unleash your imagination with these inspiring workshops.
The Craft Parlour | Pottery, Cake Decorating, Macramé, Kokedama, Resin Art – the list goes on!
When it comes to getting arty, The Craft Parlour in Palm Beach is Da Boss of creative workshops. Offering a plethora of possibilities including cake decorating, hand-lettering, pottery, macramé, kokedama, resin-art and more – the only thing left to do is grab a bestie or your boyfie (guys can get creative, too!) and book in. The hardest part will be choosing which workshop!
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Moss n Stone | Floristry
Budding florists will love Moss n Stone in Chirn Park, offering a series of fun workshops designed to equip flower fans with the basic concepts of floral design. Grab the gals and spend the afternoon crafting flower crowns, or for the hostess with the most-ess, a lesson in creating the perfect table centrepiece will wow the pants off guests at your next dinner party.
The Burleigh Common | Alcohol Inks
Relax, unwind and unleash your creativity at The Burleigh Common, a space designed to connect, create and inspire like-minded creatives. Settle in for 2 hours of exploration, uncovering the medium of alcohol inks. Be mesmerised as the inks blend and flow together and lose yourself in creating your own artwork to take home and proudly hang on your wall.
Salts Meat Cheese | Cooking
Unleash your inner chef at Salts Meat Cheese in Surfers Paradise, with hands-on pizza and pasta masterclasses. Strap on an apron and learn step-by-step how to craft the perfect dough or pasta from scratch, before enjoying your delicious creation with a well-earned glass of wine.
Brush & Barrel | Painting
Brush up and wine down at Brush & Barrel, a dedicated Sip N Paint studio in Surfers Paradise. Get a group together, or go solo and uncork your creative juices – paintbrush in one hand, wine in the other. Feel like you’re missing that creative gene? Don’t worry! No skill required – just BYO fun attitude and your favourite bottle of wine.
Artable | Painting
Grab a smock and channel your inner Picasso with Artable’s collection of painting workshops across the Gold Coast. Dabble in acrylics, get whimsical with watercolour or play with pastels with guidance from some of Australia’s best art teachers. All materials are supplied; all you need to is book, show up and let your inner artiste shine!
Paradox Coffee Roasters | Coffee Making
If you’re a ‘life starts after coffee’ kind of person, Paradox Coffee Roasters in Surfers Paradise have workshops to feed your caffeine addiction. Step into The Paradox Lab and learn the art of making great coffee – from discovering roast levels, to flavour profiles and brew methods. Upon completion, you’ll be frothing milk like nobody’s business!
Clean Beauty Market | Make-up
Keen to spruce up your appearance or touch-up on make-up techniques? Clean Beauty Market in Nobby Beach offer relaxed workshops where you can learn about the best non-toxic natural beauty products and how to apply them like a pro! This hands-on 4-hour workshop is perfect for those wanting to make the switch from mainstream products to cleaner, cruelty-free alternatives.
HOTA | Life Drawing
Embrace the opportunity to sketch nudes when HOTA throws open its doors for Life Drawing on the second Thursday of every month. Artists and wannabe artists are encouraged to come for the live music and stay for the life drawing, with the guidance of an experienced teacher in a relaxed and friendly environment. Doodling never looked so good!
Editor’s Note: This article is for general information and entertainment, and is the expressed opinion of the author and not a paid advertisement. Be sure to check current activities, prices, addresses, opening hours and contact information directly with the venue/service in advance of any booking/purchase.