Elaborate celebrations aside, the holiday season is a great time to take on some arts and craft projects.
For those of us who are not as gifted in the DIY department, don’t worry – there are multiple studios in the 852 hosting workshops and classes taught by professionals.
Get cooking with Complete Deelite, which is running a complete Gingerbread House course. Get back to basics and learn how to make delicious traditional gingerbread, then move on to house assembly, creating snow using royal icing and finishing the job professionally with decoration guidance.
Suitable for beginners, this class is aimed at adults, but there is a more basic gingerbread class available for adults and kids aged between five and seven years. $1,200, includes all supplies and tools, each class runs for four hours on December 19 and 22, completedeelite.com
PomPom Christmas wreath
Create your own PomPom Christmas Wreath at Sheung Wan-based The Mint Box Studio. These beautifully colourful woolly garlands measure 10” and the three-hour long classes are open to children aged eight plus as well as adults.
For more information about times and dates, see themintboxstudio.com
Make and Do Hong Kong has teamed up with Three Keys Craft Space to put a cheeky spin on traditional embroidery. Feel free to bring along drinks, food or snacks…anything that will get your creativity flowing. If you have an idea of what to create, email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance so they can prepare an embroidery template for you.
Christmas tree decorations
Make And Do Hong Kong run crafty classes out of their own studio space and the group is holding a Christmas Tree Decorations class. Mulled wine may be involved so the event is strictly adults-only. Choose six wooden templates from a large selection and embroider your own Christmas tree decorations. 3-5pm, December 23, facebook.com/makeanddohk, or email email@example.com.
Crochet and sewing
Needles and Hooks is running a crochet and sewing Christmas workshop. Make snowflakes and stars, Christmas trees and bobbles. Loads of fun and suitable for beginners who can crochet ‘in a round’.
$300, 10am-12pm, firstname.lastname@example.org to register. The classes are based in Discovery Bay.
Oscary Art at PMQ runs a series of 3-4 hour art jamming workshops every day. Perfect for experienced artists and absoluate beginners. Oscary makes sure that tutors will be there to guide you through the painting process and teaching you basic painting techniques.
$200, including a 50-60 cm canvas or a 33×40 cm tote bag and all materials. 2-11pm during the weekend and public holidays, S511, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central. oscaryecoart.com/art-jam
Brush lettering for kids
Learn how to create calligraphy style lettering using brush pens with Printer & Co. The 2-session brush lettering workshop will cover lowercase and uppercase alphabets. Calligrapher Kaye Shu, who has collaborated with Jo Malone, Longines and more, will also be sharing a few tips on taking lettering to the next level.
Suitable for kids age 7 or above, 10:30 am-12 noon, December 23 & 30. $500 for part one only; $900 for part one and two. Printer & Co Atelier – 12/F, 18 King Wah Road, North Point.