I don’t know about you but I am an extreme hobbyist. You name it. From making your own soap workshops to all women carpentry spaces, I have been to all. Art workshops are my jam and my muse.
Art is so versatile that it comes in different forms. You can indulge in pottery, fabric, fashion, poetry, gardening, embroidery, macrame, and even flowers. Learning it all may not be possible but art workshops certainly provide the opportunity to get your hands on as many as you can.
I have met fellow hobbyists like me in so many corners of KL. It is amazing how there are so many of us, yet there are not enough creative spaces in Malaysia to satisfy us. Even though most of the pop-ups and creative spaces are incredibly lowkey, there are so many to keep an eye out for! I mean the list of spaces for hobbyists like me is endless.
Every time I mindlessly scroll around the mall or do a little bus hopping, I am met with a choice of space for my inner creativity. There could be a one-day pottery class in the mall, or a jewelry class down the street, sometimes even a poetry writing session. The choices can get a bit innovative and very intriguing. Truly, Malaysian arts and crafts have no plans to bore us.
Of course, when the pandemic came, it put a damper on all my hobbies and workshop binge plans. But here we are in recovery mode, ready to reunite with the creative gurus of Malaysia with the best classes and spaces.
I have curated a very personal list of art workshops, Malaysian art and craft classes, pottery workshops and many must-try workshops!
But before we get on to the list, we’ve got a special business that we think is best in this list!
Honorable Mention: A Touch of Clay
Pottery Class You Could Find in KL:
If you are looking for a pottery class KL has to offer, look no further cause A Touch of Clay is one of the best workshops for pottery KL has! A Touch of Clay is an Artisan Pottery and Ceramic Class that was founded and established by Cheah Yeow Seng, a Malaysian ceramic artist. He was recognized as someone that is well known with his talents in working with ceramics due to his unbeatable artisan pottery. He apparently has so many art pieces that were inspired by the human body, architecture, nature, flora and fauna which make it more unique and interesting.
Workshops Provided by A Touch of Clay
There are currently have three types of workshops provided by A Touch of KL for pottery art enthusiast out there which consist of:
- The One-Time Pottery Wheel Class
The one time class is only for RM195 (includes delivery to peninsular Malaysia). Where you could actually learn how to make a basic cylinder cup, and explore more on your self-creativity.
Duration: 3 hours
- The One-Time Hand Building Class
The second class that is provided by A Touch of Clay; The One-Time Hand Building Class will only cost you RM165 (includes delivery to peninsular Malaysia). This class package would allow you to learn how to make 2 bowls and a cup.
Duration: 3 hours.
- The Syllabus-Based Class
Meanwhile, they also prepared the syllabus-based class would only cost you around:
RM150 for hand-building
RM180 for pottery wheel
The duration for this class would take about 3 hours per lesson.
NOTE: There will be firing charges charged separately for all 3 classes that would cost RM35/kg, and it is optional for the students to choose which piece to fire.
No. 8, Jalan 1/60b, Taman Segambut Damai, 51200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Much like all the art workshops we love and breathe, this pottery class in Kuala Lumpur combines the best aspects of the art world. Love, humility, patience, and freedom of expression. Clay Expression emphasizes developing our skills and happiness through the art of clay. From the kneading to the colouring their workshops and classes are curated to express our love for everything beautiful and artistic.
They know that progress takes time and patience but they are willing to give their best to take their students through these fruitful imaginative years. You are able to make a little two or something for yourself. Whether you solidify your career as a ceramic artist or bring a little bit of magic into your home in the form of art, you can get it at Clay Expression.
As the name suggests, this is about your self expression.
Clay Expression Enterprise (001305992-v) Lot 757, No. 5 Block C, Jalan Subang 3,
47610 Subang Jaya, Selangor D.E. Malaysia.
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Tel Number Studio +6018 299 9054
Cindy +6012 380 5505
Art Jamming and art workshops do not all have to be about painting class or pottery. Floristry is also another intricate form of art. They stretch your self expression, imagination and patience to great lengths. Get a taste of this deceptively effortless form of art at the workshops provided by the Misty Bloom.
Misty Bloom specializes in providing us lessons on korean bouquet preparations, flower baskets and table vase arrangement for your home decor. You can spend an idyllic time learning all about the pristine details of fresh flowers and the rest of the floral journey. By the end of your workshop you are bound to know your flowers, the rules of composition, flower care, bouquet wrapping and flower sourcing as well.
Go book a slot with them for their upcoming workshop dates and take yourself into the world of flowers!
Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur
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Whatsapp: +60 17-278 3742
MU space specializes in creating a learning experience for those interested in the world of fashion. You can learn how to sew dresses, skirts and corsets of your dreams. You can also learn how to design and draw your dream clothes with the fundamental knowledge and resources they provide.
And here is the best part! They are perfect for busy souls like me. We don’t have the money or the time to spend years in college but at MU space they have perfectly curated short courses for you!
Bukit Jalil 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tuesday- Thursday: 10:00AM-7:00PM (Mondays closed)
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22 Crafts Studio
There is no escaping the world of clay, arts and pottery at the 22 crafts studio. Whether you are a hobbyist or not, you cannot beat the satisfaction of making your own personalized little mugs, pots and ceramics. This creative space truly stands out among all of the pottery class kuala lumpur has to offer!
They also offer lessons on handbuilding techniques for pottery, kneading, designing and form building, colouring and even glazing. Go crazy at this very quaint studio where you can form long term bonds with people and clay.
19, Jalan SL 1/12, Bandar Sungai Long, 43000 Kajang, Selangor
Monday-Friday 1:00PM-8:00PM (Closed on Wednesday)
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Fine Metal Studio
We are taking a step away from your typical art jamming to enter a more unique world of Malaysian arts and craft. This studio specializes in providing one day workshops and short courses in the craft of metal.
Similar to a bracelet-making workshop, at fine metal studio you get to master making your own engagement rings, wedding rings and learn wirework. You can learn the simple fundamentals of making your own jewelleries from wires. They have many classes to join but you can start small with their introductory workshop before moving onto more advanced workshops.
As for their courses, fine metal studios provides us a space to master art clay silver and metalsmithing. There is a little bit of art and metals for anyone who has the curiosity and thirst for knowledge.
Fine Metal Studio, Block E-1-8 Plaza Damas, 60 Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
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Tel: +603-6206 2832
Another creative space for art workshops and fashion lovers! Marker’s habitat is your playground to learn how to sew anything of your dreams. From bags to dresses and scrunchies, you can learn them all in this heaven.
Currently face to face classes are closed but to our pleasure, they still have virtual classes. Virtual art class much like a virtual sewing class can prove to be a worthy experience we never thought we would need, but we certainly do! They have online classes for both kids and adults so this is the perfect online activity to engage your entire family in.
This lovely educational habitat is also home to your favourite sewing supplies and some delightful fabric.
Block E-1-5, Block E, Plaza Damas, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tuesdays – Saturdays: 9:30am to 5:30pm
Lunch hour: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
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Tel: +6019 358 1670
Email: [email protected]
Indulge in a little bit of happiness and productivity! In a city full of skyscrapers and creative souls, art workshops are like havens.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) Regarding Art Workshop
Different from the art classes that we have heard before. Art workshops aim to teach deeper about art and a place where you can learn a particular artists’ methods in art.
Indeed there are so many advantages that we could get from joining an art workshop. It would benefit you in terms of when you get to learn new techniques, you get to bring the new art to home, as a stress reliever and also get experts that can guide you hands-on along the way.
Generally, we have 7 types of arts. They consist of painting, sculpture, literature, architecture, cinema, music and theater.
What is the perfect age to start the art lessons?
Usually art schools and workshops will take students from the age of four and upwards. This is because their age is the age when the motor skills and attention span has started to function and work well.
It can not be told whether it is easy or not because it depends on the processes. But surely, there are things that you should make sure before you start which are; you are adequately proficient, studying the audiences/clients, preparing instructional and learning materials, setting the attendance fee and space and creating lesson plans.