Top 10 Activities for Mother's Day Weekend in Melbourne

Whether you're planning for some me-time or Mum-and-me time, hey, it's your special day!

Creativity 7 min read May 05, 2021

How are you, Mum? We know this past year has been especially tough on you, way more than on the rest of us. Been struggling to manage work-life balance because the line between work and life has been erased completely? You deserve a long vacation. Seriously.

So, this Mother’s Day weekend, we’d love to treat you to some much deserved me-time. Or you can take in a new learning experience with the people closest to you. From colourful collage-making to epic pasta cook-outs, we’ve got the best creative activities around Melbourne for you to have a quick break, by yourself or with a loved one.

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Introduction to Drypoint Printmaking

In this four-hour workshop in Melbourne, you will get to use beautiful, locally made printing presses designed to ensure high-quality prints, plus you get a most fulfilling, hands-on experience.

If you’re not particularly brilliant with drawing, fret not – there are absolutely no skill requirements for this class. Anyone can learn how to print! Just a clear black and white reference image or drawing – and some enthusiasm, of course – is needed.

Where: Jax Studio Melbourne, 209 Johnston St, Collingwood VIC 3066

When: Sat, 08 May 9:00AM (4 hours)

Cost: $160

When: Sat, 08 May 9:00AM (4 hours)

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Saturday Beginner Wheel Class

If you’ve been wanting to try pottery since forever, now is the perfect time to get stuck into it. Sarah Schembri Ceramics gives you a four-week introduction to throwing on the wheel. Enjoy one-on-one tuition from one of Melbourne’s top ceramic artists!

This class is perfect for beginners. In the first two weeks, you will learn how to wedge and center clay in basic forms, such as cylinders and small bowls. By week 3, you will get to trim your work until finally, on week 4, you will be glazing your masterpiece like a pro.

Where: Sarah Schembri Studio, 10 Kent St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

When: Sat, 08 May 9:30AM (2.5 hours x 4 Weeks)

Cost: $399

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Glass Fusing: Make a Stunning Coral Bowl

This one’s for you, if you are up for a unique challenge. Glass fusing can be highly rewarding, as you pick up an all-new skill and see the mind-blowing result in just three short hours. Exhausting but satisfying!

Starting with just a couple of pieces of scrap glass, you can make an attractive centrepiece to decorate your home or create functional items for everyday use. In this three-hour class, you will create a stunning coral bowl using mosaic cutters, free hand scorers, and a glass cutting system. Suitable for beginners with zero experience in glass fusing.

Where: Merryl’s Mosaics & Glass Studio, 723 Glen Huntly Rd, Caulfield South VIC 3162

When: Sat, 08 May 9:30AM (3 hours)

Cost: $175 (Regular), $150 (Bring-a-Friend)

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UV Resin Illustration Art Earrings Workshop

Jewellery making can be great fun for everyone, but this workshop takes it to an entirely different level – with resin! Resin may be easier to work with, compared to other jewellery materials like metal, but once fully cured, resin pieces just as durable.

In this 2.5-hour workshop, you get a one-of-a-kind opportunity to create three to four custom resin pieces that truly reflect your personality. This can be earrings, keychains, or necklaces that will be your own little original masterpieces, and more important, that you can wear – or gift!

Where: Brunswick West Workshop, 157 Melville Rd, Brunswick West VIC 3055

When: Sat, 08 May 1:00PM (2.5 hours)

Cost: $99 (Regular), $89 (Bring-a-Friend)

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Floristry~ Mother’s Day Champagne Celebration

Floristry is a great hobby to take with you forever. Aside from the wellness benefits of working with flowers, the activity takes you into the heart of nature, gifting you with a greater level of appreciation for Mother Earth.

This class will give you all of that, in addition to every skill you’ll need to create a gorgeous arrangement of seasonal blooms, and a glass of champagne to enjoy. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience in floral arranging, Jemina of Bloomin’ Marvellous will guide you through the step-by-step process of creating a stunning floral design.

Where: Bloomin’ Marvellous, 77 Chadstone Rd, Malvern East VIC 3145

When: Sat, 08 May 5:00PM (2 hours)

Cost: $85

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Rivers, Redwoods & Rainforests Photography Workshop

Take a fun-tasmic photography excursion into the woods of the Yarra Valley. In case you haven’t been, Yarra Valley is one of Melbourne’s favourite weekend breaks. Less than an hour away from the CBD, the place is well known for its fine dining, quaint accommodations, extensive vineyards and lush greenery. Wow.

This three-hour class will take you from the breezy rivers to the dramatic redwood forests of Yarra Valley, allowing for an extremely inspiring photography session. An unforgettable getaway indeed (especially following an entire year of being cooped up, eh)!

Where: Redwood Forest , Warburton VIC 3799

When: Sun, 09 May 9:30AM (3 hours)

Cost: $109

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Tortellini Class

Italian cuisine fanatics and pasta-loving Melburnians, you absolutely cannot miss this one. This fantastic cooking class will teach you how to make a sumptuous tortellini, the right way.

Using a recipe crafted by famous Italian chef Massimo Bottura, you will learn the art of dough-rolling and using your hands to shape and stuff a delicate tortellini. Plus you’ll be using ingredients brought in exclusively from the Emilia-Romagna region, such as Parmigiano-Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma.

Where: Pasta Journey, 79 Sunshine Rd, West Footscray VIC 3012

When: Sun, 09 May 11:00AM (3 hours 30 minutes)

Cost: $150 (Regular), $135 (Bring-a-Friend)

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Mother’s Day Contemporary Collage Masterclass

No artist’s personal collection is complete without a collage. In this 4.5-hour class, award-winning contemporary artist Jacqui Stockdale will help you unleash the artist inside and find your individual path to composing beautiful compositions through collage.

Spend the day crafting a variety of stunning and surreal artworks bursting with colour, unique imagery, and exploding patterns. You’ll be using the artist’s personal collection of handpicked materials but don’t worry that you’re not at that level of skill. This class is open to all skill levels, especially beginners. And Jacqui is one of the best teachers we know!

Where: Art Studio Fitzroy, Level 1, 5a/236-248 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065

When: Sun, 09 May 12:00PM (AEST) (4.5 hours)

Cost: $240 (General Admission), $220 (Bring your mum)

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Beginner Mexican Cooking Class

Uncover Mexico’s greatest dishes and drinks and explore Mexican cuisine in this hands-on cooking class. Suitable for beginners in the kitchen but also for experienced cooks looking for a new culinary challenge.

Guaranteed to thrill your taste buds in short, sharp bursts of clean and varied flavours, this class will teach you the A-Z of Mexican food — perfect for gatherings of friends, family, or workmates where you want the food to be relaxed, tasty, and satisfying. Viva!

Where: Otao kitchen cooking school, 360 Victoria St, Richmond VIC 3121

When: Sun, 09 May 2:00PM (3 hours)

Cost: $165

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Frida Masterclass for Beginners @ Northcote Studio

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter known for her many uncompromising and surrealist self-portraits depicting self-identity and human nature. Herself inspired by the artifacts of early 20th century Mexico, Frida is now a pop icon, with her penetrating gaze and trademark brows.

In this art workshop, you will learn all about the life and profound works of Frida while recreating one of her iconic self-portraits using acrylic on canvas.

Where: Paint With me Melbourne Studio, 579 High St, Northcote VIC 3070

When: Sun, 09 May 6:00PM (3 hours)

Cost: $65

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For more ways to celebrate Mum’s special day, check out our specially curated event-slash-gift guide for mums in Melbourne HERE!