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Let your inner artist shine! Creative workshops for the crafty traveler

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." (Pablo Picasso) Looking to bring out your inner artist? Whether or not you know it, there’s a little artist inside of you longing to create something new. If you’ve ignored your inner artist for so long, it might take several attempts to uncover your hidden talent, but it's worth it. Especially when you are travelling abroad, you are likely to be more open for something new. So listen to Pablo Picass​o, here's where to start. 

MadeByYou is a creative studio, specialised in pottery with branches in Bucarest and in Vienna too. You are welcome to drop in any day of the week and paint ceramics, though it is advisable to reserve a table if you plan to visit them on Friday to Sunday. The team is always there to help you and give you guidance and advice. You can also participate in workshops if you register in advance. The system is simple: you choose a ceramic shape from the 100 samples and decide what you wish to paint on it. They also have lots of stencils and several catalogues full of patterns waiting for you, and with the use of their pencil or ceramic indigo you can transfer nearly anything to the surface. You don't need to worry the lines marked by the pencil or the indigo will disappear during the firing process. When you are ready with the outline you can then choose from many colours and surfaces, the is there to help by showing you how to use them all. When you are finished with your creation, you need to leave it at Made-by-You for 2­-5 days in order to be fired. The studio is available for team building, but if you would like to celebrate your birthday in a special and memorable way, we recommend to book your session here. Our favourite is the aquarelle painting on ceramics workshop, where you learn the technique, paint a 18 cm or 28 cm plate, and get a notebook as a freebie! Info for the next workshops, check out their events on Facebook, though the best is if you write them on info@madebyyou.hu Prices range around 9000 - 13000 HUF, more info: www.madebyyou.hu

 PEST studio - District 5., Királyi Pál utca 11., Mon– Fri: 01:00 pm -09:00 pm, Sat-Sun: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm, booking: +36 20 597 0893

BUDA studio - District 12., Városmajor utca 28/a., Mon – Fri: 12:00 pm - 08:00 pm, Sat-Sun: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm, booking:+36 20 955 3984

If you would like to make your own stylish jewellery set, try MadeByYou's glass jewellery course! In a 3 hours long session you can make trendy rings, earrings, bracelets, pendants and more. Just choose the colours you like and would match with your clothes, and by learning the basics of glass cutting and fusing, you will have your very unique pieces of shiny jewellery. All materials and equipments are provided. The course takes 3 hours and needs another 1 hour long workshop where you can fix the fused glass pieces to nickel-free and antiallergen jewellery basics. Price: 7900 Ft that includes the course fee, and 5 pieces of jewellery – you can choose from rings, pendants, earrings, brosches. More info: info@madebyyou.hu

PEST studio - District 5., Királyi Pál utca 11., Mon– Fri: 01:00 pm -09:00 pm, Sat-Sun: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm, booking: +36 20 597 0893

BUDA studio - District 12., Városmajor utca 28/a., Mon – Fri: 12:00 pm - 08:00 pm, Sat-Sun: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm, booking:+36 20 955 3984

The idea of community painting is originated from the United States and FessNeki was the first pioneer both in Hungary and Europe.Their main goal is to offer the opportunity of a fun, social activity, where the guests can tap into their creative sides. For this, they provide a relaxed environment, high quality supplies, experienced artists so that success can be guaranteed for everyone. The core mission is to make art available for anyone. Art is not privilege, the desire for art is there in each and everyone of us and the purpose of FessNeki is to offer a safe environment where you can create a one of kind piece of art through recreating and redefining a world-famous artwork. At FessNeki, experienced artists lead the groups, meanwhile providing customized help to all the guests, therefore you can take home a piece of Klimt, Degas, Monet just to name a few. How can you sign up for a class? Click here for the calendar in Pest  or Buda and choose the date and/or painting that interests you. Then follow the steps to proceed with your booking. Private events and workshops are also available. More info: +36 30 264 8942

PEST studio - District 7.Károly krt. 13-15. A staircase, III.flr./18

BUDA studio- District 2., Felső Zöldmáli street 5/a.

A pink pony horse - aka Pink Póniló - whose goal is to create a community and dressmaking craft area that will organize workshops, designs and implement ideas, as well as changing the attitude towards  the home-made culture of "fast fashion" shops making this more colorful and creative, involving the participants' own ideas.Where is the name PINKPONILO come from? The two owners Anna and Viktoria started collecting  old ponies at the same time as they came up with the idea of the community dressmaking space, currently they own 300 pieces.The ponies for a long time gathered at their home and in boxes, however they noticed that their friends were sorting them  into color sequences as relaxation. There was no question that they had to move to the studio. Pattern design for beginners, kimono, t-shirt, gym bag and swimwear making workshops just to tantalize you with the amazing opportunities for your hidden fashion designer talent!

For more info, you can find them on Facebook, however for English tuition we rather suggest you to drop them a line in advance at hello@pinkponilo.com

Address: District 5., Kossuth Lajos utca 14-16.

Photo: Pixabay

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