Contact us, share with us your target age and size of your group. Tell us what you would like to learn and the preferred duration of the workshop. Is the workshop to make a gift for a special someone? Do you already have an idea of what you want?

Let us know. Customisation is key to our business.

Below is a sampling of our workshops.
Individual, corporate team bonding, parent and children, couple bonding,
we have got you covered.


Leather Crafting is all about making leather into craft objects. Leather Crafting is making leather into works of art. Through our BeesyHands workshops, we take you on a beginners’ journey into leather crafting. Staying true to our tagline, “Best Things in Life – Made by Hands”, we have customised workshops to cater anyone who wishes to make a personalised leather gift, who is keen to learn the basics of leather craft with minimal tools and investment. We provide some insight into the What, the Why and the How in leather craft. Have a look at some of the projects below.
  • Varies, depending on the project

Examples of Skills taughtExamples of End Outcomes
Cutting the leather pieces, free hand with rounded corners, how to burnish leather edges, includes several methodsKey fob
Edge bevelling, what sized tools and when to bevel, wing divider and its functionsNo stitch coin pouch
Saddle Stitching, how to thread leather needles, how to stitch, the beginning and ending, how to prepare the leather for sewingCard case / passport cover / journal cover
Moulding / Shaping, hammering and attaching punching rivetsCard case / coin pouch

PAINTING SKILLS

Among the BeesyHands instructors, we have environmentalists. This motivated some of us to develop workshops evolving round things we already have around us. Think painting on a stone, a free tote bag you have in hand or a piece of cardboard! Yes, at BeesyHands we use environmentally friendly materials to paint on. Explore printing and stenciling workshops. Explore stippling and blocking, explore shading or even just pouring the paint! How about dotting your paint or tangling with a marker and bringing yourself into a relaxing and therapeutic state with our Mandala Dot Painting or Mindful Tangling workshops? We do not believe in a one size fits. Tell us what you want to paint and we will bring you on a creative journey.

Values shared – saving the earth, respect, sincerity

  • 2 hours per session

Examples of Skills taughtExamples of End Outcomes
Printing and stencilling using recycled materialsTote shoulders bags / sling bags
Silhouette Painting / dabbing with paintCanvas painting
Basic blocking, stippling and shadingEndless! Eg painting on stones, cardboard and painting canvas
Fluid Art – acrylic pouring
1) Tree Rings
2) Dirty Pour
3)Puddle Pour
Painting on canvas
Mandala Dot PaintingEndless! eg bookmarks, canvas tote bags
Mindful TanglingCoasters and tote bags

MOULDING SKILLS

BeesyHands are about using the hands and what best way to do this than through moulding. Using ceramic plaster and wax, children will experience what it is like to mould and decorate their craft pieces. For ceramic plaster, the pair of BeesyHands will make bear aroma diffusers. Beeswax is also another choice of base ingredient used in moulding. We only use imported plaster mix and beeswax for these workshops, in line with our environmental ethos.

Beeswax is an amazing ingredient not commonly used in our local art and craft context. Using beeswax, BeesyHands offers workshops which include aroma infused tablets, candles and also environmental friendly beeswax wraps.

Why are we only using beeswax and not paraffin wax? Beeswax is non-toxic, they produce negative ions when burned and these help to neutralize pollution in the air, eliminating dust, odors and mold. They have a mildly sweet natural honey scent which aids in relaxation. They also have anti-bacterial properties in them.

BeesyHands also offers clay and ceramic workshops. For those new to moulding, we offer a variety of clay for students to dabble in, including child-safe air dried clay. For those who want to try their hand at ceramic art, depending on your preference and time, we will journey with you through the hand-building methods – slab work, coiling and pinching. These will include glazing and firing.

Values shared – freedom, patience

  • 2 hours per session (for ceramic plaster, wax and clay workshops) ; 3 hours per session (for ceramic art workshops)

Examples of Skills taughtExamples of End Outcomes
Ceramic Plaster MouldingAroma tablet with simple painting
Beeswax MouldingAroma tablet with flowers
Beeswax WrapsRound / Square shapes or sandwich bag sizes
Beeswax candle makingGlass jar, incorporating essential oils
Air Dried Clay Moulding – pinchingSculpt an animal
Air Dried Clay Moulding – coilingPlant pot with decorations
Air Dried Clay Moulding – slab workBowl or plate
Ceramic Art – pinchingShallow dish plate (small)
Ceramic Art – coilingBowl (small)
Ceramic Art – slab workCoasters

SEWING LIFE SKILLS

Sewing is another life skill quite missing in our busy world today. The term “sewists” is a new term and this aptly describes what we do as Sewists at BeesyHands. A Sewist sews and imbues art into his/her craft piece. There is a range of sewing techniques the participants can learn.

The lessons include quilting flat squares the good old fashioned way, by hand, stitch by stitch, and simple basting of the square. This can be followed by the applique technique which uses mainly the blanket stitch. Perhaps you have a patchwork in mind, using your favourite clothes which you cannot wear now, and you do not want to invest in the tools required to make it, contact us. We will be happy to guide you through it.

Embroidery is a fine sewist’s technique requiring more patience and nimble skills. Cross stitching can also be a sewist’s art piece, from simple to the more elaborate ones.

As always, at BeesyHands, we are aware of the difference we can make if we recycle and upcycle. Imagine recycling an old pair of jeans to make a new pouch or bag. Yes we have done it all.

Values shared – patience, grit

  • 2 hours per session (number of sessions depending on the project)

Examples of Skills taughtExamples of End Outcomes
Quilting: Flat Square, running and basting stitchesPot Mat
Patch work and / or appliqueCoasters
Basic embroidery: back stitch / chain stitch / feather stitch knotted stitchSmall calico tote bag
Simple cross stitchSmall table mat with cross stitch patterns
Recycled Jeans Patch WorkCoin pouch, Sling bags, Tote bags

DECOUPAGE

Decoupage is an art that originated as early as in the 12th century. Its popularity can be attributed to the artists in Florence, Italy. Anyone can decoupage. For the younger ones, we teach the most basic skill, how to use a pair of scissors to cut paper. Decoupage is so versatile. We can use almost anything that you wish to recycle to decoupage. The techniques are varied depending on the paper medium that you use as with the end varnish too. At BeesyHands, we bring decoupage classes up a notch by incorporating mixed media such as painting and ceramic plaster just to name a few.

For the more advanced decoupage classes, we move on to the mosaic effect for decoupage.

Values shared – patience, helpfulness

  • 2 hours per session

Examples of Skills taughtExamples of End Outcomes
Simple decoupage for children using paper printsEndless! For example, a stone, a book mark, a door knob hanger
Simple decoupage for adults using mixed printsEndless! For example, tote bag, purse, canvas, wood piece
Mosaic DecoupageTray, small stool
Decoupage with paintingEndless! For example wall hanging, wood piece, aprons
Decoupage with ceramic plasterWall hanging

COOKING LIFE SKILLS

Mix and Match what you would like to learn from us. We teach you safe ways to handle kitchen tools and equipment. Learn it right and you have it set right all the way. Our BeesyHands instructors saw a lacking in precise basic cooking skills in today’s children. That nudged us to create a series of workshops to equip children with basic cooking skills for life. Each workshop will end with a simple meal for the BeesyHands participants.

Values shared – gratefulness, patience

  • 2 hours per session

Examples of Skills taughtExamples of End Outcomes
JuicingOrange Juice / Jelly Wedges
DicingRoot Vegetables / minestrone soup
JulienneCabbages, root vegetables (washing) / Salad
Mashing / herbs seasoningTypes of potatoes and herbs / Mashed potatoes
Mincing and marinatingMeats eg chicken / patties for burgers
Whisking / scramblingEggs / English and American styles of scrambling / Scrambled eggs with toppings
Chiffonade / choppingOmelette eggs with chopped garlic and onions

BAKING LIFE SKILLS

Like cooking, there are also baking life skills which children can learn and experience firsthand and from these they can understand the Science behind each baking technique. For example, baking bread should not be as daunting as it looks, creativity should follow, and the participants will learn for example, how the “yeast graveyard” eventually becomes the bread that we eat. Even if there is no access to an oven at home, baking skills can still be learned, for example through steaming and no-bake techniques.

Values shared – Truth, diligence

  • 2 hours per session

Examples of Skills taughtExamples of End Outcomes
Kneading / proofingPizza – Savoury or calzone or raisin and tuna buns
TemperingChocolate cookies
Steaming / kneadingCakes / Breads
WhippingNO BAKE cheesecakes OR Dirt cups
Pan FryingSardine Sandwiches
PipingIcing on cupcakes, cookies
MicrowavingMug recipes

Timing

Flexible, especially the June and Nov/Dec holidays.

(Please email for ad hoc workshops which you may prefer)

Group Size

Minimum 2 students for customised workshop schedules.

(Please email for ad hoc workshops which you may prefer)

Age Group

Age is no limit to learning a craft!

Duration

2 hours per session, some workshops requiring two or three sessions.

Locations

[email protected],
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(or your own venue, depending on the type of workshop)

Price

Please email us for more details.

If you are from a charity and would like these workshops for the children, we would like to help.

CONTACT US

Do not hesitate to contact us should you have any enquiries.

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