Put your hands to work and get your creative juices flowing with these design and craft workshops, at discounted prices this month!
Out of all the hijinks we get up to on the weekends with our chums – sippin’ tipples at a hot new bar, chowing down on delish local grub, hitting hiking trails and more –we’re not afraid to admit that one of our favourite group activities is probably shopping. But if there’s one thing we appreciate more than shiny new things, it’s actually making them, and that is why we’re upping our craft game with the squad at these design and craft studios. The best part? The National Youth Council has partnered with them to bring us exclusive privileges for Youth Month this July!
Build your own concrete furniture
Can’t get enough of hip, concrete home accessories? Then sign up for a concrete casting workshop at Concrete Everything. Craft a new furniture piece for your living area at the concrete mini stool casting workshop, or create a quirky new addition to your workspace at a marble planter casting workshop.
Youth Month exclusive: Enjoy 10% off all workshops with the coupon code ‘IAMAYOUTH’.
Concrete Everything, Blk 293B Compassvale Crescent, #15-57, Singapore 542293.
Fashion your own leather accessory
Head to Maketh Project to create timeless accessory at the basic sling bag workshop or the tote bag workshop. Prefer to start with a smaller project? Try making a sunglasses pouch or bi-fold luggage tag instead!
Youth Month exclusive: Flash the e-coupon to enjoy 5% off per person and an additional 5% for every additional person – this offer is limited at up to 30% off in total.
Maketh Project, 68B Race Course Road, Singapore 218571.
Sculpt your own ceramic wares
Unleash your creativity with a pottery class at Center Pottery and add a personal touch to your tableware cupboard with handmade ceramic bowls, plates and mugs. With the help of the resident pottery gurus, form the clay into whichever shape and size you’d like on the potter’s wheel, before glazing it with your favourite colours and sealing the deal with two rounds of firing in the kiln.
Youth Month exclusive: Quote ‘SHINE17’ to enjoy 20% off pottery classes when you come with three or more friends, 15% off when you come with two others and 10% off with one friend.
Center Pottery, 97L Lor Tawas, Singapore 639824.
Shape your own glass beads
For those who love all things vibrant, try your hand at making intricate glass spheres at Art Glass Solutions. You’ll learn how to mold the glass into orbs using a 1,000 degrees Celsius flame, add all sorts of colours to your creations and learn different decorating techniques. Design a matching pendant with your BFF, or thread multiple beads onto a string to create a one-of-a-kind bracelet.
Design your own statement jewellery
If you and your mates have magpie tendencies, the workshops at Fat Anvil Studios will be right up your alley. Opt for the basic silversmithing workshop to pick up traditional techniques like soldering, annealing and texturing, and create your very own sterling silver ring or pendant. If you’d rather rock more textures and colours in your bling, go for the basic stone setting workshop, where you’ll learn how to set a polished stone into a ring.
Youth Month exclusive: Enjoy 10% off all classes with the promo code ‘FAT10’.
Fat Anvil Studios, #06-02 Mayfair Building, 51 Jalan Pemimpin, Singapore 577206.
Youth Month is a month-long celebration of youths’ talents, dreams and positive contributions to society. For more Youth Month perks from brands like New Balance, GoPro, Sentosa Island, Kilpsch and more, head to the National Youth Council Facebook page.
This article is sponsored by the National Youth Council