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5 Creative Workshops to Make Your Weekends Count

Think Singapore is boring with nothing to do? Think again.

Singapore is known to be one of the major financial hubs in the world. However, there is another side to the Lion City that has been greatly overlooked and underappreciated: our local Arts scene.

If you are wondering where all our artsy-fartsy people are at, get out of the concrete jungle and find them this weekend by signing up for these creative workshops at MOX, a dead mall that has been revived and transformed into Singapore’s first and largest independent co-making design workspace!

 

#1: Create Your Own Working Desk with FRANK by OCBC x Triple Eyelid !

Triple Eyelid’s team is made up of young designers who use sustainable waste materials from discarded job sites to create environmentally sustainable designs.

If you are into minimalism, great! In this workshop, you will learn how to reduce all the noise on your desk and work with what you truly need.

With timbre, participants will learn how to create a simple yet elegant desk tray that includes a smart device slot, circular indent for keys and a large tray compartment for your essential stationery.

In line with the team’s focus to re-define, re-design and reduce environmental waste, Triple Eyelid will provide participants with reclaimed pallet pine timbre. These materials would have been inspected thoroughly for presence of rusty nails and hand sanded professionally using top grade sandpaper to remove wood splinters.

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Workshop details

Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2017
Time: 12PM-2PM (GMT+8)
Venue: MoxSpace, 451 Joo Chiat Road
Price: SGD80.00 (Inclusive of materials)

P/S: For FRANK/OCBC Card members, email Hello@themox.co and provide your card’s first six digits for a 12% discount!

 

#2: Master the Art of Leather Crafting with Maketh Project

Established in 2014, Maketh Project began with the founders’ goals to create a platform to share their knowledge and skills in leather crafting with crafty souls alike. Many custom workshops have been held over the last two years and the team is now bringing more creative designs and crafts.

If you are into handmade leather products and want to give your loved ones a special gift made with love for the upcoming festive season, sign up for this workshop!

Participants will learn the basics for leather cutting and sewing, punching of holes for stitching and stamping of name or initials. Best part? You will be able to pick your choice of leather and colours during the session and walk home with your very own customized products. Different workshops are happening at the same time so make sure you get tickets for the one you want before it is sold out!

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Marbled Cardholder Workshop / Printed or Marbled L-Zip Wallet Workshop

Size: W11cm x H7cm / W10.5cm x H8.5cm

Fees: SGD49.00 per pax (UP: SGD55.00)

Duration: 3.5H

 

Printed Zip Pouch w/ Wristlet Workshop (Exclusive at MOX)

Size: H11cm x W22cm

Fees: SGD80.00 per pax

Duration: 3.5H

 

Small Crossbody Bag (Exclusive at MOX)

Size: W18cm x H15cm x D7cm

Fees: SGD130.00 per pax

Duration: 5H

 

Workshop details

Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2017
Time: 1PM-6PM (GMT+8)
Venue: MoxSpace, 451 Joo Chiat Road

 

#3: Create Your Own Mandala with Darkmatter!

Mandalas are spiritual symbols often used in Buddhism and Hinduism to represent the Universe. In Sanskrit, its literal meaning translates as ‘circle’ or ‘completion’. Its long history and deep spiritual meaning often represents the idea of wholeness, which is no wonder why some people (including myself) are drawn to it.

In this Mox x Darkmatterr workshop, participants will be introduced to some modern mandalas around the world and be educated on the brief history about the essence of mandalas.

At the end of the workshop, you will be equipped with knowledge of different basic patterns or motifs to help you build confidence in completing a mandala with simple everyday tools.

Price is inclusive of all materials that include but are not limited to: papers, technical pens, pencil, pens, compass, protractor, paper, sets of coloured inks. Tips and techniques to help you transform your sketch into a beautiful and fascinating art piece will be shared.

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Workshop details

Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2017

Time: 2PM-4PM (GMT+8)

Venue: MoxSpace, 451 Joo Chiat Road

Price: SGD55.00

 

#4: Create Your Very Own Reversible Japanese Knot Bag with Tam’s Crafts!

If you are new to sewing and are looking for a simple item to start off with, then this Japanese knot bag workshop is for you!

In this workshop, Tam’s Crafts will impart valuable sewing skills to participants and teach them how to create useful and pretty crafts they can use in their everyday life. Techniques learned in this workshop can be used to make pouches or bags of different sizes.

Best part about this bag is that it is reversible! This means that participants will be able to choose two cloth designs they like and make one for themselves! Another bonus is that upon completion, you will be able to use ‘two bags’ at once. Simply turn the bag inside out whenever you feel like it and enjoy a ‘brand new’ bag! For those who are afraid of seeing someone with the same bag, what spells original better than a bag made by yourself?

Worried about what to give your loved ones in the upcoming festive season? Sign up for this workshop and throw away your worries! Nothing can go wrong with a gift made with precious time, love and effort!

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Workshop details

Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2017

Time: 4PM-6PM (GMT+8)

Venue: MoxSpace, 451 Joo Chiat Road

Price: SGD42.00

 

#5 Build Your Own Tsum Tsum Castle With GUILDHÄUS!

Disney Tsum Tsum is a range of collectible stuffed toys based on Disney and Pixar characters. Derived from the Japanese verb ‘tsumu’, which means ‘to slack’, tsum tsums are shaped like rectangles and are designed to stack on top of one another.

In this clay workshop specifically for kids, Artist Vainy Sansai will show participants how to build their dream Tsum Tsum Castle with clay! Materials will include: 1 castle, 1 Tsum Tsum Dumbo and Mickey.

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Workshop details

Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2017

Time: 3.30PM-5PM (GMT+8)

Venue: MoxSpace, 451 Joo Chiat Road

Price: SGD35.00

 

Browse the full list of workshops and activities by MOX here.

 

About MOX:

Situated at Katong Point, MOX is the first and largest independent design resource workspace for the creative entrepreneurs.

MOX aims to empower the creative community by providing a space for makers, designers, artists and creative entrepreneurs to work and co-exist together with experiential retail spaces to showcase their creations and products. In addition to the usual co-working space features, MOX’s members will also enjoy specialty rooms such as 3D printing, sewing, photo studio, crafting stations, workshops and iMac kiosks with relevant design programmes such as SketchUp, AutoCad and Adobe Creative Suite design software.

The name MOX is inspired by the word ‘moxie’ which means to be brave, bold and daring. This is exactly what MOX’s community exemplifies, the courage to be different. Other facilities available at MOX includes an auditorium space, nap room, pantries and even a full-service child care centre for parent-preneurs. 

 

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