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Julia Carr-Catzel

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When she's not writing articles for Classbento, Julia spends her time producing content for radio, reading and drinking copious amounts of coffee.









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20+ Creative Hens Party Ideas Sydney

20+ Creative Hens Party Ideas Sydney



The relatives have been called, the ring has been swooned over, and a date has been set. As a loyal supporter, you share in the excitement, as the ...
Team Building Activities

Team Building Activities



Employee motivation is vital in the workplace. And whilst businesses attempt to incentivise their hard-working employees with bonuses, one-off team ...
Top Baby Shower Ideas

Top Baby Shower Ideas



An afternoon of tummy-rubs from enthused relatives, tiny gender neutral socks and disgruntled eternally-single friends beaming from across the room ...
How to Make a Terrarium DIY

How to Make a Terrarium DIY



Succulents are the ideal household plant, and terrariums are a great home for them. Try out Sydney's most highly rated succulent terrarium ...
Christmas Party Ideas

Christmas Party Ideas



Tinsel, carols and sugar-sifted mince pies. It’s that time of year again. Santa’s red chair is rolled out as the centrepiece ...
DIY Christmas Gifts

DIY Christmas Gifts



Of all Christmas traditions, gifting loved ones may just come first place as the most underrated act. As the end of year nears, as we tie loose ...
Artisan

Artisan



Artisans create by hand. With an expertise in a given craft, artisans are on par with artists in skill and creative flair. Their creations can be ...
Bauble

Bauble



Personalise and decorate your own bauble to gift a loved one in the festive season. Fill your transparent bauble with origami stars and darling ...
Crochet

Crochet



The art of crochet is the process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread or strands of materials using a crochet hook. The term ...
Decoupage

Decoupage



Decoupage is the art of decorating an object by gluing coloured paper cutouts onto it, in combination with special paint effects, gold leaf and numerous ...
Easel

Easel



Action painting is spontaneously dribbled, splashed or smeared onto the canvas, rather than other art methods which focus on careful application. ...
Flowerfold

Flowerfold



A flowerfold book resembles an ordinary square hardcover book, but when unravelled forms a type of snakebook. Ideal for scrapbooking, keepsakes, ...
Gyoza

Gyoza



Gyoza are dumplings filled with ground meat and vegetables, wrapped in thin dough. Originating in China, called ‘jiaozi’, they have since ...
Handplane

Handplane



Handplanes for bodysurfing are designed to let your body skim the surface of the water more efficiently by propelling your body and providing buoyancy ...
Ikebana

Ikebana



The culture of Japan is one of the oldest, most fascinating and profound. One of its creative outlets is Ikebana, which is the Japanese art of flower ...
Japanese Calligraphy

Japanese Calligraphy



Japanese calligraphy or Shodo is one the most popular fine arts of Japan. Shodo artists wield bamboo brush and ink onto rice paper to create beautiful ...
Kokedama

Kokedama



Kokedama is a traditional Japanese art form, using moss as a container. These hanging moss balls can serve as ornamental decor for the home, livening ...
Lettering

Lettering



Brush lettering is a craft able to resemble the grace and precision of calligraphy, minus the mess of pen nibs and inks. Brush lettering pens, with ...
Mandala

Mandala



Born in Buddhist and Hindu cultures, Mandalas are spiritual and ritual symbols of the universe, or rather a representation of the cosmos in a metaphysical ...
Ngiri

Ngiri



Japan’s prize dish, a popular dish and replicable worldwide, sushi is the preparation and serving of vinegared rice, combined with varied ingredients, ...
Origami

Origami



Origami, meaning “folding” or kami meaning “paper” is the intricate art of paper folding with the aim of transforming a flat ...
Polymer

Polymer



Polymer clay, a form of hardened modeling clay. The matter contains no clay minerals, though like mineral clay, absorbs liquid to form gel-like ...
Quick Sketch

Quick Sketch



A sketch may serve a number of purposes, it may record something that the artist sees, record and develop an idea for later use or serve as a quick ...
Ramen

Ramen



Ramen is a delicious Japanese staple, consisting of wheat noodles served with meat or fish-based broth, flavoured with soy sauce or miso. Additional ...
Shibori

Shibori



Shibori is a Japanese manual resist dyeing technique, producing patterns on fabric. The earliest known cloth dyed with a shibori technique dates ...
Tenugui

Tenugui



Tenugui is a finely woven cloth of silk or hemp used in ceremonies and religious rituals. Tenugui remained a luxury item as fabric-making at the ...
Ukulele

Ukulele



Originating in the 19th century, the Ukulele was known as the Hawaiian adaptation of the Portuguese machete. The nylon stringed instrument was introduced ...
Vocals

Vocals



Singing, whether you do it in the shower or in your housemate’s ear (much to their annoyance), is a beautiful, instinctual and liberating art ...
Wreath

Wreath



Vivid colours and meticulous embellishments intertwined, wreaths serve as the ideal festive project. Christmas wreaths are versatile with many ...
Xanat

Xanat



Халат is the Russian word for ‘bathrobe’. Of all the exotic and beautiful words in the Russian language, bathrobe definitely isn’t ...
Yarn

Yarn



Weaving is a method of textile production using two distinct sets of yarn or threads interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth. The method ...
Zen

Zen



Block printing involves carved material drenched in ink and stamped onto paper to reveal a beautiful image, has its roots as early as the fifth century ...
Creative Activities Around the Vivid Festival

Creative Activities Around the Vivid Festival



When the sun sets in Sydney during the winter, the city transforms into a hub of creativity. From 25th May to 16th June 2018, the Vivid Festival ...
Learn to Cook Traditional Japanese Food in Sydney

Learn to Cook Traditional Japanese Food in Sydney



‘We are truly happy. We would like to continue passing on Japanese food culture to the generations to come and work harder to let people overseas ...
Best Matcha Recipe Ideas to Improve Your Health

Best Matcha Recipe Ideas to Improve Your Health



Matcha, which directly translates to ‘powdered tea’ in Japanese, found its roots over one thousand years ago, when Japanese monks would ...
Best Candle Making Aromatherapy Classes in Sydney

Best Candle Making Aromatherapy Classes in Sydney



Illuminating the corners of a bath, at the end of an arduous day, the centerpiece of a romantic dinner, candles serve to soften the edges of our ...
Everything You Need to Know About Pottery

Everything You Need to Know About Pottery



Interested in trying pottery classes in Sydney? Here's everything you need to know before you get started.  The Ancient Art of Pottery ...
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