We know it’s February and all those new year resolutions you made seem old now, but if your new year’s resolution was to get out there and learn a new skill then why not try one of these workshops.

Nest Designs

Nest Designs Nursery Workshop

Planning for the arrival of a new family member can be a daunting yet exciting time. Setting up the nursery is half the fun but often the nursery styling task can seem overwhelming, especially for first time mums busy at work or mums with one or two kids at home getting in the way of renovating the nursery!

Emma Bloomfield and Sonya Pala have teamed up to share their extensive nursery styling experience with you in the form of an afternoon workshop. A fun-filled two-hour workshop of all things to do with styling your nursery safe for you and baby including:

~ Advice on selecting non-toxic items for your nursery

~ Sustainable redecorating

~ Advice on how to lay the room out correctly

~ They’ll also help you create a mood board full of inspiration to give you the confidence to go home and create a safe sanctuary for your new bub.

Information and bookings are available at Eventbrite

Than Scoon

Tahn Scoon


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Decorating Children’s Rooms and Family Spaces – half day workshop

How to keep your kids’ rooms practical and pretty! Family spaces and how to accommodate adult’s tastes with children’s wishes, to create rooms that are truly outstanding whilst being completely user-friendly – on any budget! You’ll have the chance to play with some amazingly adorable fabrics, colours schemes and wallpapers.

COST:  $165 (includes a yummy morning tea)

DATE:  Saturday, March 1st, 2014, 9:30 to 12:30

VENUE: Blake and Taylor Creative Space (downstairs)  11 Latrobe Tce, Paddington, QLD

BOOKINGS:  mail@tahnscoon.com.au or visit website here

Decorating 101 – 1 day workshop

A fabulous and full day discovering all the tips and tricks professional decorators use to pull an interior together – you’ll go through all the ‘must know’ topics, like how to create a successful colour palette, incorporate gorgeous fabrics and wallpapers and find out which window treatments work best where – but you’ll also discuss how to bring some bling into bathrooms and kitchens, achieve luxe for less, style like a star and revamp your own pieces – and  work on uncovering your own personal style – all in the interest of creating more decadent, individualistic and daring interiors…on any budget!

COST:  $295 (includes a delicious light lunch)

DATE:  Saturday, March 15, 2014, 9:30 to 3:00

VENUE:  Blake and Taylor Creative Space (downstairs)  11 Latrobe Tce, Paddington

BOOKINGS:  mail@tahnscoon.com.au or visit website here

The School

The School Wirework class

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Location: The School, Sydney & Melbourne

Time: 10am to 12pm

Tamara Maynes  has all the materials, the skills and the time to teach you to make any word you like!  This class will teach you how to manage your chosen word and the techniques (and materials) required for wire working. Its $90 and there is  a class cap so Tamara can gloriously get everyone to the finish line.

One class in Sydney and one in Melbourne. Any word/s or any symbol – just remember almost every word looks better in cursive! Melbourne Tamara’s own studio at The Establishment Studio. Sydney The School.

TEACHER: Tamara Maynes

Kara Rosenlund 7 Vignettes Workshop

New 2014 ‘Vignette’ workshop dates announced. For those who would like to know how Kara Rosenlund builds her vignettes; for home, play or work… come along… She shares all her tips and tricks … She has even concentrated down her approach to 5 secret steps to help you build beautiful vignettes. To book visit Megan Morton’s The School.

:: Tasmania – 26th February 2014 6.30pm til 9pm at The Drill Hall Emporium

:: Brisbane – 21st May 2014 10.00am til 12.30pm at Toby Scott’s Studio

:: Brisbane – 21st May 2014 6.30pm til 9pm at Toby Scott’s Studio

:: Adelaide – 8th June 2014 6.30pm til 9pm Location TBC

Book online at The School

Paint Me White

Women painting furniture with Annie Sloan chalk paint

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Chalk Paint™ Workshops are run every month on the Gold Coast. Shop 3A Mudgeeraba Village Shopping Centre, Entry Via Swan Lane.

Introduction to Chalk Paint for Beginners, Cost is $185.  Learn three techniques of using Chalk Paint and how to apply clear and dark wax. Bring in a small piece of your own furniture to paint up and take home all complete. A fun day with other like minded creative people. Morning tea is provided and class runs from 9am – 1pm on a Saturday. 10% discount is also offered on all paint and wax on the day.  Come along and wear your painting clothes.

DATE: Saturday 1st March

For bookings contact Paint Me White

 I Just Love That Fabric Store

Lampshade Workshop

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A fun and funky Lampshshade Workshops  suitable for all ages from 15 years upwards.     Enjoy a fun afternoon, learning how to cover a barrell lampshade in a fabric of your choice from I Just Love That Fabric Store.  Informative fabric information, a full demonstration.  Creating a lampshade is fun and rewarding, and you will leave with your gorgeous Shade ready to use.     Run on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons.   Private Parties and Group Bookings are also welcome. (Min 6 – Max 10) Bookings and Deposits can be made in store,  by email or by phone.   For an information leaflet with dates, times, cost.   Please request more info at susie@ijustlovethatfabric.com.au

More Information at I Just Love That Fabric Store

Shannon Fricke

How to Decorate Workshop sign
How to Decorate Workshop by Shannon Fricke
A grass roots day of decorating (no experience required!) – designed to stimulate your creativity and give you an overview of the process ahead. Working with Shannon’s latest book HOW TO DECORATE as your guide – you’ll learn how to tap in to your unique decorating style, create a mood board and set along the path of developing your very own interior decorating concept. Expect a fun day of creative exploration and inspiration, where you can connect with Shannon and fellow students in an open, supportive and creative environment.  Receive a copy of Shannon’s latest book HOW TO DECORATE to use as your guide in the class and to take home afterwards.

Time….workshops run from 9:30am until 3pm and include a luscious lunch.

Location: Shannon’s pretty studio is situated on her farm in Bangalow, New South Wales

For booking visit Shannon Fricke

We hope there is a workshop here that you are inspired to try.  If you’ve done one of these workshops we’d love to hear from you.  Comment below, email us, or talk to us on Facebook.