Two Part Studio
This creative studio may be found up in Diamond Hill, but for Central-dwellers, it’s worth the trip. Pottery classes here are priced at $250 for two-hours, and as the classes are kept small, includes hand-on tuition and guidance as you create your own masterpiece. There are additional fees for firing, glazing and trimming, but it’s worth it when you come home with your creation. Along with pottery, Two Part Studio also offers drawing and painting classes.
Two Part Studio, Unit 2, 3/F, Max Trade Centre, 23 Luk Hop Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.twopartstudio.com
The Pottery Workshop
With the four arms of its mission statement as: Education, Promotion, and Charity, The Pottery Workshop brings educational pottery workshops to Hong Kong, along with a commitment to community-work. Classes are priced at $2,800 for seven sessions for adults, and includes all tuition and the use of the workshop facilities during the classes. Special, one-off classes for private groups and individuals can also be arranged. See more info here.
The Pottery Workshop, Room 305, 3/f, Lyndhurst Building, Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, www.potteryworkshop.com.cn
Get carefree and creative in Wong Chuk Hang and have a go at artjamming. Providing everything you need, all you need to do is turn up and get ready to paint! You can even bring along your own music, drinks and snacks to really make the experience your own. Prices vary depending on your time spent and size of canvas, but start at $400 for two-hours – see more details here.
artjamming, 4D Yally Industrial Building, 6 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, www.artjamming.com
Choco L’ART Studio
Choc L’ART Studio offers a flexible schedule of art jamming workshops, with all materials provided, along with a basic tuition and soft drinks for $220 for three-hours. If you’re looking to hone your skills, the studio also has adult courses for oil painting and sketching, priced at $390 a session. You can also get creative here and try your hand at flower arranging with Choc L’ART’s Floral Jamming workshops!
Choco L’ART Studio, 2B, Yan King Court, 119-121 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.chocolart.com.hk
Found in one of the city’s biggest creative hubs, Oscary Art is known as one of the most popular destinations in the 852 for art jamming. Workshops here start at $150 on weekdays and at $200 on weekends, with your choice of tote bag or canvas and all painting materials provided. Guests are also welcome to bring their own food and drinks to enjoy in the three-hour classes. Along with art jamming if you want to try something new, you can also make your own terrarium at Oscary Art.
Oscary Art, S511, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.oscaryecoart.com
Make and Do Hong Kong
Founded by two sisters, Make and Do Hong Kong is all about crafts, embroidery, and all things hand made. Its workshop can be found in Chai Wan and the duo host regular workshops on everything from beginners weaving, flower embroidery, macramé, screen printing and more – make sure to check out its Facebook page for upcoming events, and they also host regular embroidery workshops at The Winery in Sai Ying Pun!
Make and Do Hong Kong, 906 Paramount Building, 12 Ka Yip Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong, www.makeanddohk.com
Yarn in the Works
Yarn in the Works host a range of classes for all ages, from beginner’s knitting and crochet, through to master classes from visiting teachers at its location in Pound Lane. Private and small group lessons can be arranged for $395 per person for a one-and-a-half hour class (for one-two people), or $350 per person for a two-hour class. (minimum of three people). Alternatively, check out its Facebook page for upcoming group workshops, with past classes including crocheting rugs, knitting headbands and beanie hats, knitting cardigans and more.
Yarn in the Works, 28 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.yarnintheworks.com
Ever wanted to make your own piece of glasswork? This unique workshop in Wan Chai offers glassblowing classes, with options to make your own cup, Chinese lantern, or even flowers. Classes are priced at $980 and include a one-on-one glass blowing workshop, where you will be able to learn to blow and shape bubbles, and work with colour, pattern and texture to create your your own design.
Glazden, G/F, 23 Sau Wa Fong, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.glazden.com
The Mixing Bowl
Whether you’re a beginner or a little more experience in the kitchen, The Mixing Bowl in Sheung Wan is sure to have a class for you. The classes tend to focus on baking, and cover everything from traditional Hong Kong treats, to Scandi baking, sourdough, scones, pizza and more. Prices start at $400 for a three-hour class (depending on what you’re making!), and include all ingredients and equipment. And the best bit? At the end of the class you get to enjoy all of your creations and take them home with you! The space is also available for private hire, and includes access to the gorgeous kitchen dining room, to enjoy the fruits of your labour.
The Mixing Bowl, 23/F, The Pemberton, no. 22-26, Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.themixingbowlhk.com
ABC Cooking Studio
With locations in PMQ, K11 and Cityplaza, ABC Cooking Studio’s is one of the most popular destinations in Hong Kong for getting creative in the kitchen. Originally founded in Japan, the studio offers cooking, bread, cake and wagashi lessons for all ages and skill levels that allow you to experience the joys of cooking in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, and classes are kept to a max of four students to one teacher, so you get the maximum support throughout. All courses do require a membership fee of $800, with a 12 class cooking course starting at $6,360. Trial classes are also available, if you want to test the waters before becoming a member.
ABC Cooking Studio, multiple locations across Hong Kong, www.abc-cooking.com.hk
Renowned in the city for its custard buns, Yum Cha gives diners a chance to perfect the art of dim sum for themselves with its private dim sum classes. Priced at $550 per person, the classes involve hands-on-practice at making hot custard buns and pork and shrimp siu mai – followed by and afternoon dim sum set, and the chance to feast on your creations!
Yum Cha, 2/F, Nan Fung Place, 173 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.yumchahk.com
Kalo Make Art
Found in the heart of Central, Kalo Make Art opened in 2015 and offers a range of creative events, such as calligraphy workshops, jamming practice evenings and monthly pen meets. You can find more information about all classes available here, along with products that can be bought to further your calligraphy practice at home. The one-and-a-half hour intro level calligraphy workshop, using a dip pen, is priced at $700 and includes a Calligraphy Starter Kit to take home.
Kalo Make Art, Room 201, Ivy House, 18-20 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.kalomakeart.com