Time Out Melbourne

Inspire your creativity with this mixed bag of crafty classes

Natural Cosmetics


This workshop will teach you how to make economical cosmetics and beauty products using only natural ingredients. You will end the day taking home lip balm, lipstick, hand cream, face cream, foot balm and toothpaste.

Basket weaving


Learn the ancient technique of basketry, which includes harvesting leaves, vines and grasses from the CERES park for weaving. You will end the day with your own beautiful yet functional hand-woven basket.

The Maths of Spirographs

Laneway Learning

Spirographs, or hypotrochoid patterns, are rooted in some serious mathematics. And what does this humble shape have to do with the movement of the solar system? Come along and find out.

Hand-knitted socks


If you already know the basics of purling and dropping, then come along to this class and learn the unique formula that is sock knitting.

Screen printing

Harvest Workroom

Learn how to screen print your own fabric in one day and take home your own collection of printed textiles. All materials provided and no experience necessary.

Porcelain jewellery

Harvest Workroom

Let local Melbourne artist Abby Seymour guide you through the art of porcelain jewellery making. All materials provided and no experience necessary, plus you will get to take home several bespoke finished pieces.

Macramé Plant Hangers

Harvest Workroom

Macramé is an ancient textile technique that uses knots rather than weaving or knitting. Spend a day with Andrea Shaw from Stampel Studios and learn the basic knots and techniques to make your own plant hanger. All materials will be provided.

Making Magnificent Monsters

Laneway Learning

Smashing together the principles of creature design with creative doodling this class will teach you how to master your very on monster. Creature design is an art form that is utilised in videogames, movies and comics and combines fantasy and realism.

Mexican Sugar Skulls Workshop

Immigration Museum

Traditionally, during the Mexican Day of the Dead, you'd adorn sugar skulls with icing, paint, coloured foils and feathers to commemorate family and friends that have passed away. This all-ages class teaches you to do the same.

More Festivals, fairs and large events? Sign up to our Weekend Planner.

Updated on 10 Mar 2013.

Photos by Abby Seymour photo by Bryan Sun   |  
Silvester Nacht NYE party at Hophaus

Silvester Nacht NYE party at Hophaus

Wunderbar! Family-friendly sunset meal, lavish multi-course dining or boozy canapé party? Choose your New Year's Eve flavour at Southbank's bier hall

Readers' comments, reviews, hints and pictures

Community guidelines

blog comments powered by Disqus

Get the Time Out weekend planner. Straight to your inbox, every Thursday.
Read more