Workshops in KL & Selangor

A typical date night for us Malaysians looks like this: a meal at a romantic restaurant followed by a movie. While it’s hard to beat a classic routine like this, there are plenty of other ways to spend time with your SO – like crafting matching rings from scratch and joining a pottery class.  

Whether you’re looking for new date night ideas, or a new activity to bond with your bestie over, these 9 craft workshops in KL and Selangor below are worth checking out.

1. DIY your own fragrance at Ark Workshop & Lifestyle

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Sure, perfumes like Jo Malone and Tamburins have been taking the internet by storm. But imagine having a fully personalised and meaningful bottle of perfume that you created from scratch with your bestie or boo by your side. 

At Ark Workshop & Lifestyle, they have a Scents Workshop (RM200/pax) that lets you create your very own fragrance by blending different scent profiles. 

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You’ll begin your workshop by learning more about the different fragrances and how to identify them, as well as how to blend the flavours to create a scent that’s uniquely yours. At the end of the approximately 2-hour long session, you’ll get to walk away with a 30ml bottle of your own mixed fragrance, with your name written on the bottle. 

Address: Block B, Level 2, MAHSA Avenue, Jalan Universiti Off Jalan Ilmu, 59100, Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11am-6pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: 012-750 2399 | Ark Workshop & Lifestyle’s website

2. Personalise tote bags at Teja Studio

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Tote bags aren’t just environmentally-friendly options when we’re out shopping. They can be a unique accessory that levels up our OOTDs when personalised with custom designs. To add some flair to this staple bag, sign up for Teja Studio’s Tote Bag Workshops to decorate a canvas tote bag with batik (RM80/pax) or oil pastel (RM45/pax) designs.

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Each session utilises natural dyes, and you’re free to unleash your creativity and come up with any design that you like. You’ll start by marking your design down on the canvas with a pencil and then wax, before you fill in the lines with colours. 

At the end of the workshop, you’ll get to bring home the tote bag and also a certificate of completion so you can brag about your time at the workshop. 

Address: Malaysia Tourism Center, Teja Studio, 109, AKLEH, 50450, Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am-5pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: 014-978 4568 | Teja Studio’s website | Facebook

3. Twist & bend your own neon sign at Tuftme

Craft workshops in KL - neon signs at Tuftme
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Neon lights at a cafe never fail to draw us in for an Insta-worthy snap. At Tuftme, you can create a bespoke neon light sculpture to hang in your home and spruce up a room. 

While they’re best known for their tufting workshops, Tuftme’s one-of-a-kind DIY Neon Light Workshop will have you twisting and bending slender tubes to form just about everything – your name, an inspiring quote, or even your favourite cartoon character. 

Craft workshops in KL - neon signs at Tuftme
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Priced between RM189-RM229 per pax, this approximately 3-hour workshop will help you bring to neon life any design – you’ll be sketching the drawing on a canvas, and also bending the neon tubes to form the picture. 

Not to fret if you’re a beginner, as a friendly and experienced instructor will guide you through the whole process. You can opt to have your design set on a canvas, acrylic board, or in a metal frame, with all materials provided during the workshop. 

Address: 10, Jalan Kenari 6, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100, Selangor
Opening hours: Wed-Fri 2.30pm-10.30pm | Sat & Sun 10am-10pm (Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays)
Contact: 018-2391260 | Tuftme’s website | Facebook

4. Make a ceramic masterpiece with 22 Craft Studio

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Let’s be honest – making ceramic goods is tough work. All of us simply can’t be skilled potters. Offering beginners and pros alike a chance at bringing home their very own ceramic artwork is 22 Craft Studio

They have one-time pottery classes for first-timers called Trial Classes, which lets you try your hand at throwing (RM200/pax), hand building (RM200/pax), or painting (RM150/pax)

Craft workshops in KL - 22 Craft Studio
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Which class you opt for will depend on whether you want to learn how to throw clay on a wheel, pinch and coil clay, or just paint a mug, bowl, or plate with a variety of colourful paint and pastes. Each session is about 3 hours, and is inclusive of all materials. 

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Do note that you’ll get to take home a piece of pottery, but you can only do so in about 2-3 weeks after your session, as the pottery studio has to carefully fire the pieces. 

Address: 19, Jalan SL 1/12, Bandar Sungai Long, 43000 Kajang, Selangor
Opening hours: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 1pm-6pm | Sat & Sun 10am-6pm (Closed on Wednesdays)
Contact: 017-901 1893 | 22 Studios’s website | Facebook

5. Create unique textured art with Arkateori

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If you’ve strolled into an art museum and wondered how the greats create modern masterpieces that you’d see on the walls – you’re not alone. While we can tell you that it’s no simple process, you can get a taste of this with Arkateori’s Texture Art Workshop (RM288/pax)

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More than just a workshop, each 2-hour session is meant to offer participants a therapeutic time while getting to know the tools of the craft, achieving the perfect paste, and making patterns with the learnt techniques. Embracing chaos is the goal, as individuals are encouraged to create mindful patterns with the painting paste. 

Each workshop also accommodates a maximum of 10 participants with time slots available at 11am and 3.30pm. At the end of the session, you can bring home your very own masterpiece – as a memorable keepsake, and to display in your living spaces. 

Address: 27M, Jalan SS 21/1A, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11am-4pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: 012-643 9793 | Arkteori’s website | Facebook 

6. Whip up delectable fat-carons at Hands On Workshop

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Besties and couples with a penchant for sweet treats can embark on a culinary adventure at Hands On Workshop (H.O.W), a local bake studio that hosts a variety of baking classes – including a 3D Seashell Fatcarons Macaron (RM200/pax) class.

During the class, you’ll learn how to bake a Korean version of macarons, or fatcarons. For the uninitiated, this sweet treat is basically an aesthetic and oversized version of macarons that’re further overloaded with sweet buttercream filling – the seashell shape that you’ll be piping up in the class is a recent viral trend in Korea.  

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Guided by professional bakers, participants will learn the techniques of making macarons from scratch and piping the cream to achieve IG-worthy fatcarons. You can bring home the delectable creation upon completing this workshop.

Address: 7, Jalan SS 18/6, SS18, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: Mon, Wed & Fri-Sun, 9am-4pm (Closed on Tuesdays & Thursdays)
Contact: 012-231 3303 | H.O.W’s website | Facebook

7. Craft matching jewellery from scratch with Zo Craft

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Twinning doesn’t have to stop at clothing. For matching jewellery with your bestie or bae, Zo Craft has a Handmade Ring Workshop that lets you make a thoughtful piece of personalised jewellery – from working with the raw material and heating it up to welding and refining the ring. 

Each workshop is priced RM580 for two individuals, with a pair of 925 Silver Rings, packaging, and polishing service included. An instructor will guide you through the whole process. 

Craft workshops in KL - Zo Craft
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There are five types of rings you can make, from a classic band to an infinity ring with an elegant twist. If you prefer to have more bling in your silver ring, you can opt to have a diamond inlay, but there will be an additional charge for this. 

Address: No.1, G-15 Residensi Trofi 1, Jalan Dua, Sungai Besi, 55200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Appointment-based
Contact: Zo Craft’s website | Facebook

8. DIY tables & chairs with woodwork classes at The Wood Place

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Most of us have tried our hands at putting furniture together before, thanks to IKEA. But to actually get the satisfaction of making a table and chair from scratch, The Wood Place has woodworking classes that lets you DIY tables, book stands, cat trees, and more.

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Called Build Together Workshop, these beginner-friendly classes let you build your very own furniture, including sawing, hammering, and grinding a plank of solid hardwood at a workbench. The end result is a furniture piece that you’ve worked hard on and can bring home. 

The workshops are priced from RM220 per pax, depending on what you aim to build.

Address: F-8-1, Jalan SS 7/13A, Plaza Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: Appointment-based
Contact: The Wood Place’s website

9. Learn to cook authentic local dishes at New Malaysian Kitchen

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If hunting out cafes is a popular hangout idea for you, embark on a culinary adventure at New Malaysian Kitchen. They host cooking classes, where you can put your Cooking Mama chops to the test by cooking and dining in the owner’s home, as well as exploring an edible garden to harvest fresh ingredients for your meal. 

New Malaysian Kitchen cooking class
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Participants can look forward to crafting delicious dishes such as Nasi Lemak and Ayam Goreng Berempah, and savouring the sweet taste of Sago Gula Melaka prepared from scratch. The 4-hour classes are priced at RM400 per person, with ingredients provided and recipes that you can home so you can prepare the dishes again for a date night at home. 

Address: No. 2, Jalan 11, Taman Len Seng, 56000, Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 9am-6pm, Daily
Contact: 012-360 6112 | New Malaysian Kitchen’s website | Instagram

Bond with your bestie or bae at these workshops in Klang Valley

Spending quality time with your loved ones can be much-needed therapy for the soul, especially when both of you get to immerse in the creativity of doing something from scratch together. So whether it’s designing tote bags or cooking up a local dish, sign up for one of these craft workshops for a memorable time with your loved ones. 

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Cover image adapted from: Zo Craft via Facebook, @bytuftme via Instagram, @ark_workshop_lifestyle via Instagram

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