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GET YOUR CREATIVE JUICES FLOW­ING, LEARN A NEW SKILL OR SO­CIALISE WITH FRIENDS WITH A VA­RI­ETY OF WORK­SHOPS ON THE COAST THAT CATER FOR ALL TAL­ENTS AND ABIL­I­TIES

Life & Style Weekend - - CONTENT - WORDS: SARAH DIONYSIUS

The world is your oys­ter when it comes to learn­ing a new skill on the Sun­shine Coast.

From mas­ter­ing the pot­tery wheel to per­fect­ing the per­fect cock­tail com­bi­na­tion, there is an abun­dance of work­shops on of­fer that will help you get your creative juices flow­ing.

At­tend one solo or or­gan­ise a group of friends to come along and make an af­ter­noon of it, with many of the work­shops on of­fer also of­fer­ing nib­bles and drinks.

Want to learn how to create the per­fect bou­quet? Head to one of these flo­ral ar­range­ment work­shops;

l The Posy Co

The Posy Co is a florist based on the Sun­shine Coast that also of­fers a va­ri­ety of work­shops that run at dif­fer­ent times through­out the year.

Learn how to create a bridal bou­quet, plant a ter­rar­ium or con­struct a kokedama with of­fer­ings tai­lored for all abil­i­ties.

For more in­for­ma­tion and to see what work­shops are com­ing up visit the­p­osyco.com.au.

l Adore Flow­ers

Lo­cated in Ma­roochy­dore, Adore Flow­ers runs work­shops from their store or they can travel to you for spe­cial events.

The work­shops teach the fine art of mak­ing your very own bou­quet or

ar­range­ment us­ing a se­lec­tion of lo­cal grown flow­ers and fo­liage.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.adore­flow­ers.com.au.

If you are look­ing to get your hands dirty, try one of the pot­tery work­shops on of­fer such as;

l The Pot­tery Stu­dio

Lo­cated in Nam­bour, The Pot­tery Stu­dio has the fa­cil­i­ties to hand build and ex­per­i­ment on a pot­tery wheel.

The stu­dio pro­vides all the tools nec­es­sary to get you started in hand build­ing with clay, and the ba­sic in­struc­tions to get you started with as­sis­tance through­out.

Visit www.the­p­ot­terys­tu­dio.com.au.

l Ox­ide Clay Art

Ox­ide Clay Art is a pot­tery and ce­ram­ics stu­dio spe­cial­is­ing in wheel throw­ing pot­tery classes for small groups.

The classes are run by renowned pot­ter and teacher Joe Ot­t­away and cater for be­gin­ners to ad­vanced pot­ters.

Visit ox­ide­cla­yart.com.au.

If you fancy your­self a bit of an artist then why not try out one of these paint­ing work­shops: l The Art Hub Sun­shine Coast

The Art Hub at Bul­cock St Caloun­dra of­fer a va­ri­ety of paint and sip classes.

Ei­ther fol­low along with a lo­cal artist who will pro­vide step by step in­struc­tions or feel free to paint your own mas­ter­piece. All art ma­te­ri­als are pro­vided an no ex­pe­ri­ence is needed.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.thearthubs­c.com.au.

Hone your cook­ing skills with one of the cook­ing work­shops of­fered on the Coast. With an abun­dance of fresh, lo­cal pro­duce and some of the fresh­est seafood around, it only makes sense that you would learn how to cook it like a pro.

l Spirit House Yan­d­ina

The fa­mous Spirit House in Yan­d­ina not only dishes up some of the best Asian cui­sine around but they also teach you how to make it at home. Group lessons run for four hours, dur­ing ei­ther day or night.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.spirit­house.com.au.

l The Cook­ing School Noosa

Mas­ter the art of cook­ing while over­look­ing the Noosa River.

The Cook­ing School Noosa of­fers classes suited for ev­ery­one, with chefs who spe­cialise in a va­ri­ety of cook­ing skills and cuisines.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit wasabi­group.com. Learn how to make your own barista-qual­ity cof­fee with one of the cof­fee-mak­ing work­shops on of­fer:

l Vin­cenza Gourmet Cof­fee

Vin­cenza Cof­fee of­fer barista cour­ses rang­ing from be­gin­ner to ad­vanced skills.

So whether you want to per­fect your milk froth­ing, get the per­fect grind or mas­ter some latte art, there is a class for ev­ery­one.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit vin­cen­za­cof­fee.com.au.

l Clan­des­tino Roast­ers Be­gin­ners, en­thu­si­asts, cafe own­ers and ad­vanced baris­tas can learn a skill or two from the work­shops on of­fer by Clan­des­tino Roast­ers.

Lo­cated in Noosav­ille, classes run in “The Cube”; a spe­cially de­signed learn­ing room that pro­vides the per­fect space to learn ev­ery­thing about cof­fee.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.clan­des­tino.com.au.

l Mambo Cof­fee Roast­ers

The guys at Mambo Cof­fee Roast­ers on Sugar Rd, Ma­roochy­dore, of­fer a cof­fee course that cov­ers the seven es­sen­tial steps of the art of espresso. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.mam­bo­cof­fee.com.au. Need some­thing stronger than cof­fee? Try your hand at a cock­tail mak­ing work­shop.

l Miss Moneypenny’s

Lo­cated on Hast­ing St in Noosa, Miss Moneypenny’s of­fers a cock­tail-mak­ing class run by world-renowned mixol­o­gist Ben Walsh.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit miss­moneypen­nys.com.

ARTY FUN: The Sun­shine Coast is home to an abun­dance of work­shops that let you ex­plore your creative side.

Pic­tures: Con­trib­uted

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