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Get creative with these local workshops

Looking to get creative? Look no further than our comprehensive guide to venues around Newcastle that offer unique creative workshops. Whether it’s getting your hands dirty with a clay focused class or learning to draw with charcoal in a life drawing class; there’s a little bit of everything available to do in Newcastle.

Artalicious Studios

This Mayfield West-based creative studio encourages anyone and everyone to explore their inner creative with their range of workshops. Known for its resin-based workshops, this gem of a spot also offerings a selection of dried floral workshops, alcohol ink workshops, acrylic pouring workshops, and more.

Where: 21/7 Murray Dwyer Cct, Mayfield West
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Art Mania Studios

The Art Mania Studios based over in Wallsend is dedicated to bringing people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities together for a creative experience like no other. Each term, the local studio runs a rotating selection of workshops including pottery, glass fusing and leadlight, mosaics, resin, alcohol inks, acrylic and watercolour painting, drawing, creative journaling, woodburning, and even kids and teen focussed classes.

Where: 12 Council St, Wallsend
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Blue Kahunas Cocktail Class

Newcastle’s favourite tiki bar invites you in for a creative cocktail class! Based in Hunter St Mall in Newcastle, Blue Kahunas takes you and your group on a fun and bangin’ cocktail class in their unique tiki-styled bar. For $89pp, you’ll get an arrival drink before making (and drinking) three cocktails and enjoying a tropical antipasto board to share.

Where: 3/146 Hunter St, Newcastle
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Coal & Cedar Cocktail & Whiskey Masterclasses

One of Newcastle’s renowned ‘secret’ bars, Coal & Cedar, offers two unique masterclasses; Cocktail Masterclass, and the Whiskey Masterclass. In the Cocktail Masterclass, you’ll try your hand at shaking and stirring some cocktails. The Whiskey Masterclass is for the big whiskey sippers out there!

Where: 380/382 Hunter St, Newcastle
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Earp Distilling Co. Bottle Art Class

We’ve all seen the beautiful handcrafted bottles produced by Earp Distilling Co, but whilst they’re great to display in your liquor cabinet, they’re now equally as perfect as a canvas for vibrant artwork. The Earp Distilling Co. team are now offering Bottle Art Classes where participants are able to spend two hours forgetting the worries of the world while decorating their very own bottle.

Where: 41 Darling St, Carrington
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Earp Distilling Co. Spirit School

Prefer the mixing of spirits to the mixing of paint? Well, Earp Distilling Co’s Spirit School is just for you! Become a distiller for the day as you immerse yourself in the gin-making process. Carefully guided by the team’s head distiller and follow a hands-on interactive experience.

The two-hour class is run in pairs and is the perfect offering for the spirit curious. Welcomed into the class with a G&T on arrival, you’re walked through the history and process of gin distilling before getting stuck into learning and curating what elements come together to create the perfect gin.

Where: 41 Darling St, Carrington
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Hudson St Hum

The Hamilton-based warehouse offers a selection of workshops, classes and events which celebrate diversity in the creative arts. From life drawing, painting, and drawing classes, to social sewing, portrait drawing, and even lino printing; there’s always something exciting on offer at Hudson St Hum.

Where: 7 Hudson St, Hamilton
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Kara Wood Ceramics

Offering exactly what the name suggests, Kara Wood Ceramics is home to both pottery classes and workshops for people og all ages and experiences.

Where: 50 Clyde St, Hamilton North
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Kwas Studio

Brought to us by mother and daughter duo, Ulanda and Caroli, Kwas Studio is a dedication to all things creative. Whilst it is a retail space, at the core of the Kwas Studio offering is their uniquely designed painting experiences where every individual’s inner artist is nurtured and celebrated with their step-by-step classes.

Where: 3/482 The Esplanade, Warners Bay
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LEDA Drink & Draw

Head into one of Newcastle’s newest gallery spaces, LEDA, and sit down for a unique drink and draw session. The immersive experience is based around classic nude life drawing subjects, navigating through an array of mediums and techniques each week.

Whether the session is to fulfil your own creative desires and evolvement, or as a thoughtful gift to a loved one, this unique creative class is designed to suit both beginners and those more adept.

Where: 2-3/850 Hunter St, Newcastle West
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Living Askew

Looking for a fun and creative way to learn some of the popular Annie Sloan techniques and more? Join one of the Annie Sloan chalk paint® and/or DIY workshops at Living Askew in Kahibah! In these workshops you will learn how to use the chalk paint on furniture with the right techniques, apply beautiful decoupage papers onto pieces or stencil and decorate them. Offering one on one workshops as well as small group workshops for up to 4 people.

Where: 2/59 Hexham Rd, Kahibah
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Newcastle Food & Flower Markets

Hidden away over in Sandgate is none other than Newcastle Food & Flower Markets. Home to not only a gorgeous selection of retail flowers and food, but the team are also always curating a selection of creative workshops to keep you coming back. From interior decorating and styling to dried floral arrangements and Christmas wreath workshops; there’s always lots happening at Newcastle Food & Flower Markets!

Where: 1 Rural Dr, Sandgate
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Paint & Sip Studios

The traditional paint and sip offering is available at Darby Street’s Paint & Sip Studios! With a continuously rotating selection of works to sign up for, you can always count on creating something fresh and unique.

Where: Unit 7/115 Darby St, Newcastle
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Pinot & Picasso

Book into a session with Pinot & Picasso and experience their purpose-built studios as local artists guide you through basic painting techniques in a hassle-free and collaborative setting. The added bonus is that you can BYO alcohol and food!

Where: 4 Perkins St, Newcastle
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Playstate Curate

The Newcastle West venue will play host to not only a number of exhibitions but to a rotating selection of workshops, events and so much more.

Where: 8 Union St, Newcastle West
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The Essential Ingredient

For more than 15 years, The Essential Ingredient has been delivering the goods to local foodies eager to up their at-home culinary skills and cooking tools. The large cooking school runs classes 3-4 times per week covering a range of culinary styles and techniques.

Where: 200 Union St, The Junction
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The Koutetsu Cocktail Courses

Another one of Newcastle’s ‘hidden’ bars is home to a delicious cocktail course. Running every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the masterclass is equal parts fun, informative, educational, and enjoyable!

The class includes a drink on arrival, as well as two seasonal classic cocktails followed by a collaborative cocktail of the group’s choice. You’ll also receive a light grazing platter for you to enjoy throughout the afternoon.

Where: 555 Hunter St, Newcastle West
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The Koutetsu Spirit World Tours

Are you a whisky connoisseur, a gin enthusiast or maybe even a rum fanatic? Why not try Koutetsu’s Spirit World Tours! Fully customisable to suit your pallet or interest, they’ll organise a selection of 3-5 spirits of your choosing, teach you about the history of the product, where it’s from and how it’s made, and of course, let you taste them all along the way.

Where: 555 Hunter St, Newcastle West
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The Pasta Experience

Get a little floury and learn to cook like an Italian with The Pasta Experience at The Umbrian! The workshop will have you getting involved in everything from mixing and kneading the pasta, to rolling out the tagliatelle and moulding those delicious little parcels of Ricotta Ravioli.

Where: 309 Hunter St, Newcastle
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Three Spice

Discover the delicious Malaysian cooking experiences in Newcastle with Three Spice! The private and incredibly intimate cooking experiences take place in a beautifully presented cottage in Cardiff Heights. Keen foodies will be taken on a flavour-filled spice journey where you’ll learn to cook your own authentic curry.

Running for three hours, guests will learn how to make a spice cocktail, experience an entrée with chutneys, make a chicken curry, lemon rice, and raita, before finishing with chocolate and Surasa tea. The private cooking experience is available for up to six people, giving you the ultimate intimate cooking experience, unlike anything else available in Newcastle.

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Wildflower Academy

This one is for the floral lovers! If you’ve considered starting your own floristry business or are ready to take the next step in understanding the industry, look no further than the Newcastle-based Wildflower Academy.

Brought to us by long-time florist and Newcastle local, Ashlee Wheelhouse of Film & Foliage, Wildflower Academy is all about supplying up-and-coming florists with the skills, education, and creativity to help grow their business.

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