Handy-woman Workshop

Learn how to make a planter box and become a DIY queen!



3 hours Class size 1 to 10     label $180

Don’t be a tool, learn to use one. In this practical class for female beginners, you’ll learn how to use common tools, undertake your own projects and become a DIY queen!

Covering the humble hammer, nail, electric drill, and jigsaw, you’ll be taken step-by-step through the process of making a planter box to take home. This workshop will also cover safety, measuring and cutting timber, and components, proper handling and other applications of tools.

The basic principles and skills you’ll pick up are easily transferred to a plethora of at-home DIY creations. This class aims to empower women with confidence and real-world skills in a fun, relaxed, and inclusive environment. Discard heteronormativity, pick up a hammer, and smash the patriarchy. Sisters are doin’ it for themselves!

This workshop is strictly limited to 10 spots.

Please note: This class requires at least five students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class and fully refund you and inform you via email, so please watch your email a few days prior to the class.

Please note: This venue is located on the first floor via a flight of stairs and does not have wheelchair accessibility.


What you'll get

- Access to all tools to practice with.
Materials and instructions to build a new planter box, which you’ll take home.

What to bring

- Closed-toe shoes
Clothes that you can get grubby

Suitable for

This class is perfect for beginners - no prior experience is needed.

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday or hens party.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.

Location

Work-Shop HQ - 136A Cromwell Street, Collingwood VIC

This venue is a short walk from Collingwood station (500m).

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Your teacher
Helena

Helena

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Helena is the boss-lady and resident handywoman at Work-Shop Melbourne. She’s a big fan of DIY in pursuit of creativity, independence and frugality, having built various planter boxes, frames and a sick-as quarter pipe (which you can check out during class). There’s no project Helena won’t tackle; she’s condensed her experiences and is keen for students to learn from her mistakes and eureka moments.




Your host
Work-Shop
Work-Shop

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Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill. From 3D printing and stencil art through to music and gardening – life skills and personal development through to cooking doughnuts and mushroom foraging, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Community values lie at the heart of our project. We collaborate with local artists and industry experts to teach classes and utilise local suppliers for any materials needed. We also provide a creative environment for emerging artists to produce and sell work, and meet like minded individuals. Work-Shop will be a space for everyone, with a rotating schedule of art shows, information nights on local issues and a whole range of events and community initiatives.

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