Sustainable Styling Masterclass (Events/Food/Interiors/Merchandising)

Next Available: 22 Nov 6:30PM
3.0 hours


What: Sustainable Styling Masterclass ( Events / Interiors / Food / Merchandising )

When: Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Where: BIGBANG studio 1/177 Beavers Road NORTHCOTE

Includes: All materials, grazing food, organic wine & fairtrade tea

Book: http://www.putyourheartintoit.com.au/workshops

Enquiries: workshops@putyourheartintoit.com.au


This masterclass will give you the inspiration & skills to style exceptional displays confidently. Through hands-on activities you will have a chance to practice styling, create a clear vision on how to build style guides, concepts and where how to source beautiful props for your projects. This is a chance to spend quality time with other entrepreneurs, stylist's and business owners focusing on improving our visual eye and our ability to come up with concepts. Gain practical advice from a passionate industry expert with broad experience in Interior Styling, Food Styling, Event Styling & Merchandising. Invest in your creativity and let your mind explode with new possibilities. We have a huge beautiful prop shelf filled with handcrafted ceramics, textiles, treasures and oddities to use on the night as your heart desires. We encourage you to bring along your products, props and anything else you would like to practice with.

About your teacher:

Laura Issell is a Director, Space Designer, Event Manager & Stylist as well as a lecturer at the Event Management College and a passionate workshop teacher. Laura has created concepts, styled and produced events for BMW, Momentum Energy, Sustainable Living Festival, Haymes Paint, Australian Writers Guild, Racv, EcoBride Magazine, Conversant, Boutique Street Expo as well as many Weddings, Hens Parties & Corporate workshops.

After a successful career in Interior Design / Property Styling, Laura founded Put Your Heart Into It after becoming frustrated with the excessive waste produced at most events. Laura is passionate about finding new ways to plan sustainable events & is a leader in her field encouraging positive change in communities & helping create awareness around many sustainability & social issues through events. Laura specialises in sustainable foliage installations and beautiful grazing tables of local food creating still life artworks.

Put Your Heart Into It



We create a beautiful, warm atmosphere to make you feel at home in our cosy, plant filled studio. We encourage attendees to slow down, share stories and take the opportunity to connect with others in our community.

We are proud to support local artists, ethical businesses and community groups and we consider our impact on the earth it’s people in every aspect of our business. We are always learning and improving our processes.

Extra info: All workshop topics available as a customised private workshop with a min of x10 at our studio or at a location of your choice. We also offer sustainable event management, catering - grazing tables, lighting & floristry. We cater for all diets - vegan, lactose & gluten free.

Directions: Put Your Heart Into it Studios lives inside of Big Bang Studios nestled on the banks of the Merri Creek: 1 / 177 Beavers Road Northcote. Please drive to the very end of Beavers Road and you will come to a dead end near the Merri Creek. Come past the glass doors on the left, large black garage roller door, then past the red door. Then enter left via the bark mulched garden onto the deck and we are the second door along.

+ More
Class Schedule

What you will learn
  • You will be guided through a creative concept & design process that focuses on your environmental impact.
  • Learn how to style unique & spectacular displays that tread gently on the earth & stand out in a crowd.
  • How to come up with innovative ideas when designing displays/events that will be remembered.
What you will get
  • Learn how to inspire & provide simple solutions to make it as easy for your guests/clients/staff to engage in responsible environmental practices.
  • Style different displays using a broad range of inspirational props to create visually appealing vignettes.
  • Create your own lookbook/style guide for your upcoming event, project or business to take home and refer to when needed.
  • Learn how to use design principles, colour, inspiration & props to improve your activities, displays, business or project.
  • Learn how to create non-disposable props and decorations that can be reused, sold or hired.
  • This workshop is a chance for you to meet other inspiring stylists, merchandisers, entrepreneurs & business owners.
  • Learn the design elements industry tips to help you style food and put together installations & displays.
  • A grazing table feast of local organic food, wine and tea

What to bring
  • Products, props, flowers, food, textiles, linen you would like to style with
  • Charged phone or camera to take photos with
  • A pen to take notes with
  • Any books, pictures from magazines for inspiration
What to wear

What ever you fancy…


Put Your Heart Into It

Vendor sincce 2015

Put Your Heart Into It is a collaborative team hosting insightful and creative events and workshops in and around Melbourne and Country Victoria. Our mission is to create sustainable and eco-conscious experiences that not only inspire but aim to promote a slower lifestyle, where simplicity and community involvement are cultivated as well as nurturing a hands-on approach to getting creative.

Events and workshops are run in ever-changing and intricately styled spaces that are sure to inspire and promote creativity. Each experience offers you the chance to meet some incredible new people, graze on delicious, sustainable and locally sourced produce as well as gaining a wealth of knowledge to set you on your path to creativity.

Our team includes an array of artists and professionals that have worked within their fields of expertise for many years, so as to offer you the best knowledge possible. We love collaborating with non for profit and ethically minded businesses, community groups and schools and can customise a creative eventor workshop to suit your needs.

Experiences can be as simple or complex as required and we can offer a diverse range of disciplines andcreative pursuits. The Put Your Heart Into It team can create an all-round experience that will leave everyone feeling inspired. For more information on our workshops and events, as well as tailored experiences, please get in touch.

We also offer eco-concious event planning services, customised hens parties, workshops for corporates and birthdays. As well as our popular catering service of intricately styled grazing tables of local & organic produce, wedding and event styling including floristry installations. 

Located at Big Bang Studios. 1/177 Beavers Road Northcote 3070

+ More

Cancelation & Refund Policy

Please note that refunds are not available for any reason. If you are unable to attend a workshop you may transfer your place into someone else's name.  We have minimum numbers for each workshop and in the rare case we don’t meet them you will receive a full refund. If we need to cancel a workshop or event for any reason, we may do so at any time before the workshop is scheduled to begin. You will receive a full refund or you can choose to attend another workshop of the same value within a 12 month period.We encourage you to take photos at our workshops to post on social media using #putyourheartintoit @putyourheartintoit

+ More

3 Reviews
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

26 June 2016 • Sustainable Styling Masterclass...

I had a great day with a great bunch of ladies. Conversation was open and everyone was sharing their experience and passion. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone looking at going into event styling, planning their own wedding or any creatives out there looking to meet like minded people. Total value for money, I learnt so much more than I expected! I will definitely be back to join in more Put your heart into it classes.


16 June 2016 • Sustainable Styling Masterclass...

Such an inspiring day spent with lovely people. Laura was great, and we covered a lot In a few hours. I would highly recommend this workshop for anyone who is interested in wedding styling, or planning one in the new future. I am hoping to go to a few more workshops soon.


02 July 2015 • Sustainable Styling Masterclass...

I had the pleasure of working with 5 astonishing women with one common goal. To create and style our own eco friendly weddings. We were greeted by Laura, our guide and mentor and a stunning banquet of delightful cheeses and wine. Laura truly got our creative minds ticking. She shared her passion for her job, her trade secrets and her methods and together we worked on our key goals for our special days. After brainstorming and chatting about our ideas we got our hands dirty and crafted beautiful clay pendants to incorporate In our styling sesh. Then, with wine in hand, we were welcomed into the White room. An amazing bright photography space filled with beautiful props and greenery. We played with our ideas and props to create beautiful photographic centrepieces and capture the thoughts and feelings we had spoken about. I left completely inspired by food and visuals, I can't wait to create the dream wedding I have always imagined and I know I can now thanks to the inspiration I gained from this class!