I have earmarked 2014 as the year of doing, experimenting, making and creating more. I want to get out from behind my keyboard and connect with like minded creatives, exchange ideas, and if I’m lucky, work on projects together. This year I’ve all ready started Japanese and Ballet classes, because it’s never too late to learn something new, and I’ll be going to more ‘in real life’ crafty and social events to just chat to people and exchange ideas, inspiration and hopefully make new friends too.
So when my long time crafty pal Magdalena Franco told me about Unleash Creative, a series of fantabulous creative workshops she has organised in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, I was very excited to be able to take part and explore the possibilities. (Well first I told her she was insane because it’s a huge amount of work to organise events in three different states, but she loves to organising events so that’s ok).
About Unleash Creative:
Each event will be held over the course of a full day with a variety of intimate-style hands-on mini-workshops to get us thinking, making, creating and set off on a colourful adventure filled with paper, pom poms, string, and glue.
The Melbourne event features well known creative heavyweights (I mean that metaphorically of course), Gemma Patford, Kitiya Palaskas, Emma van Leest and Allira of Freckles and Ginger
. Read more about the mentors here. Mentors for Sydney and Brisbane to be announced shortly.
Each mentor will give you a taste of some of their skills, fill your heads with what inspires them and send you off at the end of the day with your very own completed projects.
It’s going to be really fun. I love crafting ‘outside the box’ and these workshops are perfect for novice crafters, or even those like me that have been making for a while, to get inspired, have fun and explore creative processes in a very relaxed and social atmosphere. I’ve also heard the catering will be AMAZING!
I had a chat to Magdalena this week and asked about the inspiration behind Unleash Creative…
“I wanted to be able to share creative skills to a wider community. You don’t have to see yourself as ‘crafty’ to be creative, you just need to be given the tools and the opportunity. You can find craft classes anywhere to learn specific skills, but there is really nowhere that teaches how to think creatively and look at the full potential of supplies in a new and unique way.”
I’ll be going along to the Melbourne event and reporting on all the good stuff happening on the day. Hopefully I’ll see you there too.
Find out more and get your tickets via unleashcreative.com.au
I have three tickets to giveaway to My Poppet readers:
1 x Melbourne Saturday 29 March (value $239)
1 x Sydney Sunday 4 May (value $239)
1 x Brisbane Saturday 24 May (value $239)
To be in the running please leave a comment telling me when you feel most creative. Make sure you tell me which city you are in.
– Open to anyone that can attend the event on the day, please don’t enter if you can’t make it.
– Comments must have a valid email address.
– Entries close 10am Friday 28th Feb 2014
– Winners must reply within 48 hours or the prize may be redrawn
– Entries will be judged on merit and creativity.
– Good Luck!
All images by Unleash Creative