Top 11 DIY & Craft Classes in Sydney

Why buy when you can DIY? Let your creativity take flight with the best of craft and DIY classes in the city.

Creativity 4 min read Sep 28, 2019
Top 11 DIY & Craft Classes in Sydney

If your crafting dreams have been crushed by a series of failed attempts in the past, worry not, because we’re here to guide you to your path to DIY success! Whether you’re a novice at handcrafting or are as creative as they come, there’s always something new to learn in the wonderful world of craft. So sign up for a class today, spend a relaxing day working with your hands, and come home with a nifty, new skill. Sounds good, yes?

Welding for Beginners at Work-Shop

Keen to learn how to piece metal fragments together and build nifty contraptions? Then join this class and earn the know-how of mild steel welding in this 2.5 hour workshop. This class is the perfect setup for beginner welders, where you will learn all the basic welding techniques required to work on small construction and art projects.

Where: Work-Shop Sydney
When: Multiple dates in June and July
Cost: $80

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Learn Gilding at The Art Gilding Academy

Gold leaf gilding is simply a beautiful art, and if you’ve been meaning to take up this hobby, then don’t pass on this golden opportunity! In this two-hour workshop, master gilder Karl Eggert will introduce you to the art of turning anything into gold, and teach you how to leaf an abalone shell with a natural Mother of Pearl. Enjoy wine and 24 karat gold Tim Tams and take home your beautiful artwork after.

Where: Art Gilding Academy Studio
When: May 29th, June 5th & 26th, July 10th & 24th
Cost: $39

Make a Ring in a Day with SquarePeg Studios

Learn the design secrets to make your own beautiful sterling silver ring in a full day workshop with SquarePeg Studios. There are many tricks involved into making even a simple ring, such as roll printing, soldering, finishing and patinating - all of which you will learn in just one day. Your beautiful creation will make a thoughtful gift for a loved one, or a treasured keepsake for yourself. The class will include everything you will need and is accompanied with tea and biscuits.

Where: SquarePeg Studios
When: Multiple dates available from June to December
Cost: $185

10% Discount Available. Use code: staycrafty10

Introduction to Basket Weaving Class at Sew Make Create

Woven baskets have been everywhere and they are here to stay. Not only are these colourful artisanal crafts great for jazzing up a blah room, but they also make stylish extra storage space for any room. Keen to know how to get started in this beautiful craft? Join this class and learn everything about coiling techniques and different kinds of materials you can use to weave and produce a broad range of styles. At the end of the class, you’ll come home with a beautiful little handwoven basket of your own.

Where: Sew Make Create
When: July 2nd
Cost: $103

10% Discount Available. Use code: staycrafty10

Make Magic Pompoms at Kin & Kind

Pompoms are ridiculously adorable, and the possibilities of the things you can make with these are endless. This workshop will show some of the practical and fun pompom projects that are easy to make. Learn the pompom technique and create gorgeous fluffy creations you can turn into a variety of cute rings and bracelets.

Where: Kin & Kind
When: June 15th
Cost: $55 (Regular), $50 (Bring-a-Friend)

Intro to Blacksmithing at Eveleigh Works

Blacksmithing was once thought as a craft of the past, but not anymore. You’ll find that the art of blacksmithing has come a long way since the 15th century. If you’ve been curious about this ancient craft, Eveleigh Works will introduce you to basic blacksmithing, its design principles and how heritage and modern tools are used in the blacksmithing trade. Learn to master a variety of hand-forging techniques which you can use to forge your own fixtures at home! Students will produce custom forged wall hanging coat hooks which they will take home at the end of the class.

Where: Eveleigh Works
When: July 1st, August 12th
Cost: $460

Make Your Own Marbled Paper + Notebook at The Rizzeria

Ever heard of ‘paper marbling’? Imagine beautiful marble textures on paper. If that sounds amazing to you, then you’ll want in in this workshop. Marbling is a printmaking technique that allows you to capture the complex patterns of marble onto paper which you can use for a myriad of projects! In this particular class, you will use your finished marbled paper to bind and make a gorgeous notebook.

Where: The Rizzeria Marrickville
When: August 6th & 7th
Cost: $59 (Regular), $49 (Bring-a-Friend)

Mouldmaking & Resin Bangle Masterclass by Candu Creative

Want to take your resin skills to the next level? This masterclass is the best place to start! In this 4-hour workshop, you will learn the techniques of making your own mould from scratch and then fashioning it into a stylish bangle, by choosing from a range of colours and designs. You’ll come away with a ready-to-wear handcrafted bangle that looks straight out of an accessory boutique.

Where: Barnes
When: June 17th
Cost: $250

10% Discount Available. Use code: staycrafty10

Make Your Own Skincare with Be Fraîche Skincare

Are you a fan of handmade and natural products, but are worn down by paying exorbitant prices just to get your hands on them? Well then, the perfect solution is to DIY your own! Be Fraîche’s 3-hour class is jam-packed with essential information on getting you started with creating your own skin care products. You will learn to formulate your cream and lotion using easily found natural ingredients in Sydney.

Where: The Little Space
When: June 11th
Cost: $95 (Regular), $90 (Bring-a-Friend)

Learn to Crochet a Rug with Artisan at Home Workshops

Crocheting isn’t just Grandma’s hobby anymore, and if you’ve been keen to try, rugs are a great way to start. Learn and earn the basic skills to crocheting to make yourself a soft cotton rug that will look gorgeous in your favourite space. The basic techniques you will learn in class are the excellent jump-off points for you to create a variety of crochet projects from home.

Where: Artisan at Home Craft Sanctuary
When: June 17th
Cost: $110 (Regular), $90 (Bring-a-Friend)

Art Games & Saturday Morning Masterpieces

Art classes can be intimidating and Entree to Arts understands. Which is why they’ve come up with this dynamic and entertaining workshop to ease you into channeling your inner Picasso. If you’re looking for the perfect Saturday morning activity, a series of art games have been designed for you to not only have fun but most important, to learn artistic techniques, tips & tricks even when you’re an absolute beginner. Trust us, you’ll be surprised by what you come up with.

Where: Tilly’s Art & Office Supplies
When: May 27th, June 3rd
Cost: $35

Find out where else you can go to get creative in Sydney here.