Maneko Neko Painting Class

Join us for a Maneki Neko (Lucky Cat) Painting Workshop as part of Sydney Craft Week.

Simply Native

Simply Native


2 hours 1 to 10 label $80

Maneki neko (beckoning cat) or lucky cat is a common lucky charm in Japan, believed to bring good luck to the owner. After the workshop, you'll be taking home your own customised clay maneki neko — it doubles as a 'kitty bank' too!

Aside from this class, this teacher also has the following coming up:

Knowledge Required

Beginner-friendly - no experience needed!

What you'll get

Pen, origami papers, glue, scissors, clay maneki neko (100mm x 120mm x 180 mm) to paint, and a glass of wine.

What to bring

Nothing, we'll provide all the painting and decorating materials

Suitable for

Suitable for kids from 6 years old and up. An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.


Cubby Space, 114 George Street, Redfern NSW

Your teacher
Simply Native
Simply Native


Founded in 2016 by Yukino Matsumoto, the daughter of a traditional Kimono (Japanese clothing textiles) family, Simply Native represents the belief that beauty in the simplest form can be found in craftsmanship and its connection to the artisan.

Simply Native works closely with Japanese artisans to introduce traditional Japanese crafts that can be incorporated into a modern Australian lifestyle.

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