10 Fun Workshops to Try This Summer

March 20, 2017 7:00 pm by Bettina Bacani
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I can’t believe we’re already three months into 2017! Time’s flying by so fast; I mean, it feels like it was just Christmas yesterday! For a lot of people, March means the start of summer vacation. It’s that time of the year when kids go out to play, families go on vacations, and friends hang by the beach. When I was younger, summer also meant enrolling in supplementary classes or taking up music and swimming lessons.

Now that I’m older, it doesn’t mean that learning has to stop. In fact, I strongly believe that there’s something new to learn every day, no matter how old you are or how high your IQ is. So, if you find yourself without any summer plans, no flights to catch nor road trips to take the next couple of weeks, why not try your hand at something new instead? It is never too late to develop a new skill or take up a new hobby 😉

Here’s a roundup of upcoming workshops that you might want to join this summer:

1. Scribble Workshop with Ink Scribbler TeamWorkshops_ArtsandCrafts_Summer2017_01

The workshop will tackle drills, fundamental strokes and freehand letterforms – perfect for beginners! Materials will be provided, including a 15-page worksheet, straight holder, one piece of nib, jar of ink, and a clipboard.

Schedule: March 22, 6-8:30PM

Venue: The Craft Central, Greenbelt 5

Workshop Fee: P2,500

Register here.

 2. Handmade Watercolor Weekend with Life After BreakfastWorkshops_ArtsandCrafts_Summer2017_02

This is a two-part workshop with Alessandra Lanot of Life After Breakfast. In the morning, you will learn how to mix pigments to create your own set of artist-grade handmade watercolors. Afterwards, unleash your creativity in an afternoon watercolor painting session filled with florals!

Schedule: March 25, 10am-5pm

Workshop fee: P6,000 inclusive of 14-color set + aluminum case, lunch, and a watercolor painting session (with watercolor brushes + watercolor paper + afternoon snacks)

Venue: Aruga at The Grove by Rockwell

Register here.

3. Basic Papercutting Workshop with Para de PaperWorkshops_ArtsandCrafts_Summer2017_03

Take your cutting skills to a whole new level with this papercutting workshop with Patricia Lee. The workshop will teach you everything you need to know about papercutting, including creating your own personalized fully-framed piece!

Workshop fee: P1,850 inclusive of a cutting mat, a craft knife, a 5″x8″ double glass display frame, and practice sheets and templates.

Register here.

4. Summer Workshop Series with Te Amo FloristeriaWorkshops_ArtsandCrafts_Summer2017_04

Valentines is over but it’s never too late to learn how to create your own floral arrangement! Make Boxed Blooms, Hand-tied Bouquets, or Glass Gardens with Te Amo Floristeria on March 25 and April 8, 2017.

Register here.

5. Basic Improv Workshop with Gabe MercadoWorkshops_ArtsandCrafts_Summer2017_05

If you want you put your crazy humor to good use, participate in a basic improvisational workshop with none other than SPIT Manila’s founder, Gabe Mercado. Workshops will be held during the Manila Improv Festival happening from March 22 to 26, 2017. Send your inquiries to +639177167357.

6. Basic Pottery Workshop by Iori EspirituWorkshops_ArtsandCrafts_Summer2017_06

Any interest in creating your own mugs and plates from scratch? What about a one-of-a-kind ceramic pendant? Iori will be teaching you different hand-building/slab-making techniques in this Basic Pottery Workshop. Works need to be picked up after a month.

Workshop fee: P2,500 inclusive of clay & tool use and firing fee

Email ioriespiritu@gmail.com for inquiries.

7. YouTube 101: Creating & MonetizingWorkshops_ArtsandCrafts_Summer2017_07

For millennials who want to get into YouTube and make money from it but don’t know where to start, this is the workshop for you. Find out how to monetize your random videos and daily vlogs by simply posting them for the whole world to see. For more details, visit Manila Workshops.

8. Cactus and Succulent Dish Gardening WorkshopWorkshops_ArtsandCrafts_Summer2017_08

Have you ever dreamed of having your own garden? Well, here’s a start – learn the fundamentals of making a combined cactus and succulent dish garden with The Green House Project. The workshop will start with a lecture about the concepts and aspects of a good dish garden such as the do’s & don’ts as well as choosing the right plants. After the lecture, participants will proceed with the workshop proper wherein they will create and design their own pocket gardens.

Workshop Fee: P2,000 inclusive of kit which can be taken home

Register here.

9. Craft MNL: Into the BloomWorkshops_ArtsandCrafts_Summer2017_09

If you love flowers but don’t have the time or patience to take care of the real thing, go for paper flowers instead! In this workshop, you will learn how to cut petal shapes and put them together to create a flower. Sounds simple enough, right? You will then experiment with different colors of paper, petal shapes, and structures to create your own full bouquet, which you will of course, get to bring home at the end of the workshop!

Workshop fee: P1,500 inclusive of all materials

Register here.

 10. Cold Process Soap MakingWorkshops_ArtsandCrafts_Summer2017_10

All-natural vegetable-based soaps – what’s not to like? Each student will experience making their own 1-kilogram batch of Natural Vegetable-based soap. Each kit for this session yields an equivalent of up to twelve bars of soap, and includes a take-home of the following items: wooden soap miter box mold, goggles, soap cutter, and sample soap recipes.

Schedule: April 22, 9am-12nn

Venue: Unit 302, 926 Pasay Road Condominium, Arnaiz, Makati

Workshop fee: P3,500

Register here.

Happy learning!

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