From making bowls out of pewter to crocheting a tote bag, here are some of the activities you can do with your friends during the weekend.
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Don’t know what to do during the weekends? Or do you need something productive to do besides your
boring awesome job?
You can connect with your Picasso side and try these interesting activities with your friends or even just by yourselves!
Who said you needed to be a master or an expert to enjoy these activities? All of these activities can cater to beginners. Even if you don’t know anything about these kinds of non-traditional art, you can still join the activities and have fun learning. It’s time to let your inner Michelangelo out!
Check out these artsy classes and workshops in the Klang Valley here.
Have you ever seen the 1990’s classic movie, Ghost? Starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore? Well, if you’ve seen it, then you would wanna learn pottery, for sure! Wink-wink.
As appealing and exciting as it looks, pottery requires a lot of skills and patience. You can develop those in this pottery studio in Paradigm Mall called Good Times DIY Pottery Studio.
They have multiple classes there, from beginners to advanced. For beginners, there are three time slots for you to choose from (11 am/2 pm/5 pm) which teach you the basics of wheel throwing. You get to paint your works too if you choose their 2.5-hour slot. Don’t forget to pick up your artwork a month after when they’re done!
Other than a one-time basis class, you can also sign up for a lesson package if you’re up for it.
Good Times DIY Pottery Studio
Address: Level 1F-19A, Paradigm Mall, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Opening Hours: 11 am – 8 pm
Prices Start From: RM145 per pax (1-hour quick wheel throwing session for 2 artworks), RM120 per pax (1-hour pottery painting)
Check out more pottery workshops in the Klang Valley here.
2. Batik Painting
You’re as Malaysian as you can get if you can do Batik painting.
If you want an affordable batik painting experience, head on over to Central Market and visit a shop called Ainna Artwork.
You can pick any drawing design you want, sit with your friends there and paint paint away! After you’re done, they’ll blow-dry your artwork and you can take it home.
Alternatively, if you still wanna do batik painting in the comfort of your own home, you can order their batik painting kit online. The set is equipped with pre-wax designs on a wood frame, brushes, batik dye and a colour palette. It’s an ideal activity to do with your kids at home.
Address: Lot 1.03A G floor central market annexe, Jalan Hang Kasturi, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: 11 am – 6 pm (Walk-in only)
Prices Start From: RM20 per 20cmx20cm frame
If you feel like learning how to draw (canting) batik, you can also visit Jadi Batek.
Have you ever heard of tufting? Hint: You can use the end product as a carpet.
Tufing is the process of making a soft, fluffy rug. It’s considered art today and the activity is actually trendy. You can design your own rug and learn the art of tufting at tuftme!
Here, they’ll teach you the basics of rug-making including how to use a tuft gun and how to tuft your desired design. They’ll send you your completed rug in around 2-3 weeks after they’ve trimmed, shaved, and applied the final backing.
It’s really up to you what kind of rug design you wanna do. From Super Mario cartoons to random words, the possibilities are endless!
Tuftme Studio Puchong
10 (Level 2) , Jalan Kenari 6, Bandar Puchong Jaya, Kuala Lumpur
Tuftme Studio Uptown
No.100-1, Jalan SS21/35, Damansara Utama 47400 , Petaling Jaya Selangor
Tuftme Studio Hartamas
Wisma Rapid, 36-2 Jalan 30/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 KL
Weekdays: 2.30pm – 10.30pm (Monday & Tuesday closed)
Weekends: 10.00am – 10.00pm
Prices Start From: RM250 per rug for a 2-hour Customized Rug Tufting Workshop
You can also check out these local tufting shops to browse for cute rugs or learn how to do them.
4. Tea Workshop
Well, you’ll not be picking tea leaves and making them from scratch but you get to steep and taste different types of tea!
At a tea workshop, you’ll discover the art of tea tasting and tea brewing by an experienced tea artist. You can try tea classes at Tanah and Air in PJ, the first tea bar by tea artist Siow Fei.
She has both Tea Tasting and Identification classes as well as Tea brewing classes, equipped for beginners. For advanced learners, she also has a Tea Brewing Practice and Taste Calibration class.
If you’re just keen to stop by and have tea, you can also do so here. You’ll be amazed by the amount of calmness and zen you’ll feel at this place.
Tanah dan Air
Address: C-G-3B, Happy Mansion, Jalan 17/13 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 1 pm – 7 pm
Prices Start From: RM180 per class
Time for those Picasso vibes to come out! If you love painting, you should try booking an art session with The Weekend Workshop. They have endless types of workshops from baking to even acrylic painting.
But what’s exciting about their art classes is that they have various choices! You can pick from different themes for acrylic painting, try out painting in the dark, splash art, pouring art, alcohol inks and more.
Be sure to look at their calendar for exciting activities and book them beforehand.
The Weekend Workshop
Address: No 9, Jalan 21/12, Sea Park, (Opposite seapark Public Bank) 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Varies across workshops
Prices Start From: RM88 for a regular Acrylic Painting Class
Take a look at these painting classes in the Klang Valley if you wanna explore more.
6. Flower Arrangement
If you love flowers, then you should add this to your bucket list! Who knows, you might be talented enough to open your own floral shop.
You can try and learn how to do a Korean Hand tie Bouquet, Bridal Bouquet, Contemporary Hand Tied Bouquet, Floral Baskets and many more at Hobby Florist KL.
With a 1-to-1 coaching session, they’ll give you a complimentary Supplier Tour for you to start your journey, and teach you the basics of choosing fresh flowers, floral colour theory as well as bouquet wrapping techniques.
Additionally, you will get a certification of completion after each class.
Hobby Florist KL
Address: 51-2, Jalan Sepah Puteri, Pusat Dagangan Seri Utama, PJU 5, Kota Damansara, 47810 Selangor
Opening Hours: 11 am – 6 pm
Prices Start From: RM590 for one private class
If you’re looking for an offline flower arrangement class with provided materials, you can try looking at Midsummer.
7. Candle Making
Who wouldn’t like making your own customized scented candle, right?
You can try making your own Soy Wax Massage and Aroma Candle at Craft no 7. Here, they have tons of workshops for you to do over the weekends and also on weekdays!
For this class, you will be working with soy wax, bees wax, stearic acid, shea butter, dried flowers, essential oil and fragrances. They’ll also share their ‘secret’ recipe, the preferred ratio and the mixture of the ingredients.
If you wanna try something else here, you can also take classes on bath bomb making or even resin jewellery making. Sounds fun, huh?
Craft no 7.
Address: First Floor. No. 60, Jalan Ss21/58, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening Hours: Varies across workshop
Prices Start From: RM180 per class
Don’t you want a cute knitted bag or bucket hat for you or to gift your loved ones?
Well, you can learn to make those at Lily Handicraft. You can learn to make tote bags, tops, cardigans, table-cover, amigurumi and more! It’s basically making something out of nothing!
The classes there are free, but, to make something, you are required to buy their materials. They also have online classes with provided materials for those who wanna learn at home. Their yarns are 100% wool from Japan, fyi.
So if you want to make something, just contact the person, tell her what you wanna do, and she’ll suggest what and how many materials you could use. You’ll get your range of prices from there. For example, a scarf usually takes about 7 or 8 balls including the needle material and that would cost around RM150.
Shop Unit G098, Ground Floor, Sungai Wang Plaza, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Shop Unit F27, 1st Floor, Subang Parade. Jalan SS16/1, Subang Jaya, 47500, Petaling Jaya. MalaysiaTel-0356339603
Opening Hours: 11.30 am – 8.30 pm
Prices Start From: RM15.90 for one yarn (Varies across the product you wanna make)
If you love knitting and crocheting, we bet you’ll love embroidering too! Instead of looping yarn into a masterpiece, you get to create whatever designs you want, stitched with colourful threads on a fabric.
If you wanna learn embroidery, you can do so even in the comfort of your own home. You just have to follow Benang By Nini and you’re all set!
She offers a virtual embroidery workshop with provided materials for those who are keen to learn. You can learn the basic tools and techniques needed for embroidery, including the 7 basic stitches.
Alternatively, this embroidery artist also does custom designs for her customers which are usually for weddings, graduations, gifts, and decorations. You can check out her designs here.
Benang By Nini
Opening Hours: –
Prices Start From: RM100 per artwork
If you are more to the releasing stress side, hammer your frustrations away with pewter smithing! You can learn to make a pewter dish by knocking on some
people pewter at the School of Hard Knocks at the Royal Selangor.
There, you’ll be provided with traditional tools and a wooden hammer, similar to those used 100 years ago to knock on flat pewter into a cute bowl. Hey just imagine your ex on the pewter dish and you’ll be good to go!
Additionally, if you really wanna get down and dirty, you can try going to The Foundry there at Royal Selangor too. There, you can create a pewter accessory from scratch. You can also cast, polish and decorate your accessory and take it home with you.
School of Hard Knocks
Address: 4, Jalan Usahawan 6, Setapak Jaya, 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: 9 am – 5 pm
Prices Start From: RM75 per pewter dish for The School of Hard Knock, RM180 for The Foundry
So, grab a friend or two and connect with your artistic sides. These could be fun date or hang-out ideas for you and your loved ones.
Have fun over the weekends!