Scape – Naughty or Nice Workshop
When: Dec 9-10, 12-9pm
Where: Level 1, Carpark and Playspace, Scape, 2 Orchard Link
Stop wracking your brain over what to get for your loved ones this Christmas and take part in a slew of craft workshops where you’ll get to make one-of-a-kind products for them.
For a complete list of workshop details, visit http://scapenon16.peatix.com/.
Tangs – Christmas Shopping Party
When: Dec 10, 2-6pm
Where: Level 4, Tang Plaza, 310 Orchard Road
On that day, from 1-8pm, everyone gets to try their hand at personalising their own Christmas glass ornaments by Bullarum, or unique terrarium baubles by Atrio, for your Christmas tree.
Or, make your own candles from scratch at To Be Calm and get a customised fragrance to match the season. You’ll also get the opportunity to colour in your own Just Add Colour mugs ($28 for one, $53.20 for two and $75.60 for three), which come in various intricate black-and-white designs, from 12-6pm.
There’s something for kids too. They’ll be treated to churros and cotton candy with any purchase made at the store, plus balloon sculpting, face painting and more. For grown-ups, there’s cocktails, and cheese and wine tasting as well.
Muji – Porcelain Painting Workshop
Want to make your own personalised tableware? Learn the different brush techniques needed to create beautiful designs on porcelain, perfect for gifting or to show off at your upcoming Christmas party.
For $30, Muji and its collaborator My Sweet Scarlett Paperie, a stationery and gift shop, will provide all the tools, materials and instructions needed for this two-hour workshop. Register here by Dec 8.
Paint a Dish
Where: #02-20/22 Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road
When: Dec 11, 2-4pm and 5-7pm
Paint a Cup
Where: #B4-16 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn
When: Dec 18, 2-4pm and 5-7pm
Capitol Piazza – Christmas Watercolouring Workshop
When: Dec 11, 2-3.30pm
Where: #01-23 Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road
In conjunction with her solo art exhibition, Reveries of Recess, from Dec 9-19, local artist Shen Jiaqi will be teaching basic watercolour and ink techniques to make the prettiest greeting cards. Beginners aged 10 and above are welcome.
Book your spot ($10 per person) for the session.
Where you’re there, drop by the Maker’s Market Christmas Edition and browse the artisanal crafts, food items and more showcased by local brands at the outdoor plaza for all your Christmas shopping needs. The Maker’s Market is open on Dec 9, 5-10pm and will continue to run on Dec 10 and 11, 1-9pm.
Anjali Chocolat – Wine and Chocolate Pairing Workshop
When: Dec 16, 6-8pm
Where: #01-15/16 73 Loewen Road
Christmas is a time to indulge and what better way is there to do so than to enjoy a glass of wine with some artisanal chocolate? Needless to say, this workshop ($75 per person) is right up our alley. Sample Anjali Chocolat handmade toasted almond rochers, bonbons, truffles and more, made with Belgian couverture and other high quality ingredients, and learn which chocolates are best paired with different Italian dessert wines to enhance the flavours of both foods. You’ll even get to roll your own truffle for the last wine pairing.
Costa Coffee – Gingerbread Decorating Workshop
When: Dec 17, 3-6pm
Where: #01-29 313@Somerset
Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it, too – or in this case, your gingerbread men? When you buy a pair of Costa Coffee’s scrumptious gingerbread men ($10 for two) at this fun workshop, you’ll get to decorate them before enjoying the perfectly spiced and chewy confectionery. Proceeds will go towards raising funds for Children’s Wishing Well, a charity that provides assistance to children from low-income families.
The Fullerton Hotel – Paper Pleating Workshop
When: Dec 17, 2.30-5pm
Where: East Garden Foyer, The Fullerton Hotel
If stepping into The Fullerton Hotel fills you with wonder, you’ll want to check it out when it’s all dressed up for the festive season. Fairy lights and velvet ribbons strung up along the banisters add to the hotel’s old world charm, but a twist to the classic look is the carefully handcrafted origami decorations perched on the Christmas trees.
These beautiful paper birds are the work of Singapore designer Melvin Ong from Desinere, who is conducting a paper pleating workshop ($65 per person) for beginners. You’ll get to make a handmade paper vase to display at home or give away as a thoughtful gift.
Sign up here.
Tangs – Gingerbread Mini Village Kit Workshop
When: Dec 18, 1-3pm and 4-6pm
Where: Workshop Room, Level 4, Tangs Plaza, 310 Orchard Road
If you want to scale up your gingerbread game and are willing to spare a little more cash, sign up for this workshop and assemble a whole gingerbread village ($40 per person), complete with an assortment of candy and ready-to-use icing. Don’t let the kids gobble up too much of the raw materials because you’ll want to bring your finished creative masterpiece home and display it amongst your table spread come Christmas.
Ma Maison – Afternoon Tea and Mini Icing Workshop
When: Dec 21, 3.30-5.30pm
Where: #04-27 Ngee Ann City
The sugary and adorable end products of this parent-child workshop are guaranteed to delight little ones with a sweet tooth. Enjoy complimentary afternoon coffee or tea (and hot chocolate or juice for your child) with a cream puff for each of you as you decorate Christmas cookies in the cosy set-up.
For $35 per pair, you’ll learn how to ice pretty designs onto two cookies from a trained culinary instructor. Top up $15 for an additional attendee or $5 for an additional cookie.
Sign up here.
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