12 Hands-On Workshops in Singapore for Art and Craft Lovers

12 Hands-On Workshops in Singapore For Art And Craft Lovers

Going beyond the paintbrushes, colour pencils, and crayons.

If you fancy yourself the occasional art and craft project, you might be no stranger to the therapeutic effect that these hands-on craft workshops can have on our mental well-being, especially in the stressful hustle and bustle of Singapore. With the rise in independent local businesses, the types of workshops available have branched out to more than just painting or drawing – something we’d usually do in primary school which (I don’t know about you, but) many of my classmates dreaded. 

Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or someone just starting out, we’re sure that there’ll be an art and crafts workshop out there that will best suit you. Instead of spending the weekend chilling at home with Netflix, why not change it up and let your creative juices flow with these craft workshops? Who knows, you might pick up a skill or two and have a nifty little piece to show for it. 

So, whether as a form of therapy, as an opportunity to creatively express our freedom, or a chance to bond with our friends, here are 12 craft workshops in Singapore that you can consider the next time you’re looking for an unconventional activity to engage in. 


Ah, Unchained Melody plays in the background as Patrick Swayze wraps his arms around Demi Moore. Jokes aside, here are some pottery workshops that are offered in Singapore, so that you can channel your inner Ghost too! 

1. Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

If practicing your nifty art skills while in an environment flung away from city life sounds like something up your alley, look no further than Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle! Located in the outskirts of western Singapore, stepping into this place is like stepping into a time capsule: Established in 1965, it houses one of the oldest surviving brick-built kilns in Singapore for wood-firing. The aisles of the shop are even lined with a massive collection of pots, plates, and bowls! 

The inaccessibility of Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle is precisely what contributes to the beauty of the place – undisturbed, open-air, and surrounded by greenery, attending your craft workshop here will truly be a calming experience unlike the chaos of everyday life in Singapore. There are even options of both one-time trial and long-term workshops, so you can take your pick based on your interest level! 

If you’re hesitant to leave your furry friend at home, why not bring it along? As they offer paw stamping workshops, you can bring home memorabilia to commemorate an outing with your furry friend. 

For more information, check out their website

Address: 85 Lor Tawas, Singapore 639823

2. Arudio

Focusing on making art accessible to everyone, Arudio offers a beginner-friendly three-hour trial class where you can learn a lot from! What’s to be expected are the imperfections in your final piece, which you won’t have to worry about at all. Arudio believes in seeing beauty in these flaws; that’s how you know the piece is authentic and homemade, when it’s created with passion and effort. 

There’s also an option of a couple class, giving you a novel date idea instead of the ordinary movie or dinner date: Doesn’t a craft workshop sound like such a neat and interesting way to bond with your partner? 

Also read: 21 Things to Do in Singapore With Your Significant Other

For more information, check out their website


Woodlands (main) outlet: 11 Woodlands Close #09-30, Singapore 737853

Sembawang outlet: Nordcom II, Tower 2, 2 Gambas Cres, #06-26, Singapore 757044

3. Taoz Ceramics

If you’re looking to hone your pottery skills on a long-term basis, Taoz Ceramics is the place for you! They offer craft workshops starting at the beginner level, all the way up to advanced classes for students who wish to perfect their craft. 

Open to all ages, the classes here make it the ideal Sunday family bonding experience. As the class packages can be also shared with friends and family, why not take the opportunity to enjoy some quality time together? 

For more information, check out their website

Address: 277 Orchard Road, Orchard Gateway #03-03, Singapore 238858

Soap making

Who says keeping yourself clean and smelling nice has to be routine and boring? With Singapore’s very own soap making craft workshops, you’ll have the joy of knowing that you’re caring for the environment while keeping a good hygiene. 

4. Sugar and Spice

…and everything nice (remember PowerPuff Girls?). You won’t have to worry about what you’re putting on your body as Sugar and Spice uses natural plant-based and non-toxic ingredients: 100% handcrafted in Singapore, all these ingredients are cruelty free and vegan. 

Your soaps will be made using a special process called a cold process, which is the combination of sunflower oil, canola oil, and coconut oil, and not forgetting the lye mixture, which gives the soap its, well, soapiness! After which, you’ll be able to choose your dyes and even get to decorate your product! As a plant enthusiast, here’s my personal favourite design. 

Aside from their cold process soap making classes, Sugar and Spice also offers other DIY craft workshops like skincare workshops to make moisturisers, serums, lotions, and balms, as well as crafting workshops for crochet and beading beginners! What a neat way to support Singapore’s local businesses, right? 

For more information, check out their website. 

Address: 81 Ubi Avenue 4, #10-19 UB. ONE, Singapore 408830

5. Soap Ministry

Free from harsh chemicals with natural ingredients like essential oils and glycerine, craft workshops at Soap Ministry are open to students of all ages from as young as four years old! 

You can expect to find classes ranging from basic to intermediate, and different soap options based on your needs: These range from the most basic varieties such as facial treatment soap and gardener’s hand soap, before moving on to body treatment and goat’s milk soap, which require more experience. With your personalised blend of essential oils, herbs, and colours, you’ll be sure to leave the class with a unique piece of soap that’s suitable only for you! 

What’s more is that they even offer a range of other craft workshops to make your own lip treatment, body balm, candle, and bath bomb! Instead of using harsh chemicals to achieve that pleasant scent we all know LUSH bath bombs to have, Soap Ministry relies on essential oils for that same fragrance, which is 100% all-natural and free from harmful chemicals and additives. Expect to bring home four to five bath bombs with you! 

For more information, check out their website

Address: Orchard Gateway #03-04, 277 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238858

6. RdytoGlow

Over at RdytoGlow, they focus on soap making, with melt and pour soap workshops and beginner’s cold process soap making classes. The melt and pour workshops are a more-wallet friendly option with a small class size! The appeal here is that you’ll not only get to choose your own blend of essential oils and colours, you’ll even be provided with your own dried flowers to decorate your soap! The soap will definitely be as much a decorative item as it is an all-natural and cruelty-free cleansing product; we’re certain it’ll be too pretty to use! 

The cold process soap making class, on the other hand, is one-on-one, giving you undivided attention between yourself and your instructor. We’re sure that you’ll leave with a handy new skill up your sleeve! 

Rest assured that you’ll be bringing home with you beautiful soaps that are vegan and free of both SLS and palm oil! (If you didn’t know, SLS, which stands for sodium lauryl sulfate, is shown to cause mild to moderate skin irritation, but this only happens with long exposure). As a brand that focuses on zero waste and uses only biodegradable packaging, RdytoGlow’s products are certainly good for both your skin and the environment. 

With craft workshops only happening on the weekend, we’re certain that this will be a great way for you to spend some down time in Singapore. 

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For more information, check out their website

Address: Shun Li Industrial Park, 61 Kaki Bukit Ave 1, #04-41, 417943

7. Soap Art

If you need a new activity for your upcoming family outing, why not consider spending your Sunday at Soap Art? With craft workshops for students of all ages, you can take your pick from a variety of soap making workshop types, from your basic soap making, soap flower, soap carving classes, to even hand sanitiser, essential oil, and scented stone workshops! Who says craft workshops in Singapore should be basic and boring? 

You even have your choice of different types of soap classes depending on the concoction you wish to create! Choose from their safari adventure (where you make soaps in the shape of animals), paw wonders (soaps in the shape of paws), glitter, and gemstone soap making classes! With such fun and creative workshops, this certainly makes Soap Art the perfect choice if you wish to spend some quality time with your little one. 

For more information, check out their website

Address: The Promenade @ Pelikat, 183 Jln Pelikat, 01-70, Singapore 537643

Something different

From leather crafting to linocut printing, here are a few uncommon craft workshops in Singapore that offer something a little different to diversify your craft game. 

8. Crafune – Leather crafting

Have you always admired the craftsmanship that goes into making your leather products like your wallet and watch straps? Well, now you can try your hand at this skill at Crafune! You can take your pick from a range of workshops where you learn to make things such as a cardholder, a pencil case, various types of handbags, and many more! 

These workshops are beginner-friendly; even though you don’t need experience to attend a class, be prepared to commit a slightly longer amount of time to complete your product as you’re starting with the raw materials to make a complex item like a bag! Fret not because the time and effort you put into making this homemade, personalised item will definitely make your final piece a prized possession. 

For more information, check out their website

Address: 38 Haji Ln, #02-01, Singapore 189231

9. Artefakts Art.Craft.Design – Rubber stamp carving and linocut printing

I remember when I’d frequent my neighbourhood POPULAR bookstore back in my school days, and one of my favourite items to buy were rubber stamps. With different designs and sizes, I was constantly excited about the prospect of decorating my journal entries with these adorable and colourful stamps! 

Now, you can experience what it’s like to personalise your very own stamps with craft workshops offered by Artefakts! You can expect to learn carving techniques to achieve clean and smooth edges, and take home your completed stamp to embellish your scrapbooks and letters with! 

There are many other unique class types as well, one of which is their linocut printing workshop! Dating back to the 1910s, linocut printing is the process where your design is hand-carved onto a piece of linoleum block; the block then gets inked and is pressed onto a piece of paper. The resulting piece is a linocut print! 

At this workshop, however, you can expect to be working with a rubber piece of block instead as it’s easier to work with. What fun designs can you come up with? 

For more information, check out their website. 

Address: 90 Goodman Road Goodman Arts Centre #02-64, Block O, 439053

10. How To Ink – Linocut printing and papermaking

Welcome to the world of printmaking, silk screening, and linocut printing! Here, you’ll learn how to take your crafting to the next level with wood carving as you design your own stencils and stamps. They’ve got classes ranging from the basic all the way to the advanced level depending on your comfort level! 

You can even design your own stencils to create your very own t-shirt in their silk screening workshops! Why not create a design of your pet or favourite animal, for instance? It’ll make such an adorable and memorable item to bring home. 

If recycling and repurposing materials are something you’re interested in, you can consider their papermaking classes, which dates back all the way to the Han Dynasty! Get your hands dirty with this traditional crafting workshop as you customise your colours and include additional materials into your final piece! 

For more information, check out their website

Address: Concorde Shopping Centre, 317 Outram Rd, #01-26, 169075

11. Chokmah – Terrazzo-style tray making

If you’re unsure of what this means, Terrazzo is a composite material which is poured in place or precast. Its design is usually a light-coloured base peppered with pastel coloured spots. In this workshop, you’ll be using Jesmonite, an eco-friendly resin, to make your very own knick-knack! 

With these workshops, you have your choice of making a succulent pot, a coaster, or a simple holder or tray to store your accessories. Who says you should be limited to IKEA or Muji when it comes to decorative items? Especially if it’s something that you made yourself, there’s much more to be proud of as you decorate your house! 

For more information, check out their website

Address: *SCAPE, 2 Orchard Link , #02-17A, Singapore 237978

12. Room To Imagine – Resin and acrylic dishes

At Room To Imagine, you can expect to exercise your crafting skills by making acrylic and resin dishes. Since you can decorate your piece with materials ranging from dried flowers to marbling multi-coloured paints, the creativity is entirely up to you! 

You can even pick from their range of workshops where you can expect to make items like a clock, a cheeseboard, and even a coffee table; you no longer need to dine with monotone utensils! 

If this sounds daunting, don’t fret. Prior art experience is not necessary, so why not come down and spend your weekend picking up this new skill which will give you a beautiful piece to bring home? We’re sure that this Singapore crafting workshop will be the pinnacle of peaceful and therapeutic afternoons.

For more information, check out their website

Address: 395 Jln Besar, #04-01, Singapore 209006

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Regardless of where your interests lie, we’re sure that these craft workshops will be a great way to support our Singapore-owned businesses. Be sure to share this with your friends and family if you’re looking to enjoy a weekend of relaxation! 

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Cassandra Nerva
Cassandra Nerva

Cassandra seeks comfort in warm blankets, period dramas, and all things hazelnut. If she's not getting carried away with a wartime novel or decorating her house with plants & fairy lights, she's uncovering hidden gems around her as she continues to embrace her keen sense of adventure.


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