Learn a new skill at these 6 unique workshops in Singapore

No time like the present to rethink your lapsed resolutions and pick up some fun new crafty skills. Here are six workshops for you to pick up a new skill, from craft-making to parkour.

Create a Scent: Home Fragrance Perfume Workshop (Feb 10)

Equal parts weird and exciting, you can now turn your favorite artwork into distinct scents at this workshop part of Singapore Biennale. Pieces like Black Forest 2016 by Han Sai Por, Locus Amoenus by Ryan Villamael and The Hunters Enter the Woods by Patricia Perez Eustaquio will be among your choices. And you can even keep the reimagined fragrance after the workshop.

How much: $80
Where: Singapore Art Museum

Furniture Craftsmanship Series Level 2 (Feb 11)

If you’re like us, you probably have a secret fantasy of being a brawny, sexy furniture maker. Well, you can indulge your pipe dreams at this advanced workshop where they teach you how to make your own foldable stool through the various skills such as using basic hand and power tools and industry-grade machines; timber assembly techniques; joinery techniques and how to lock and locate fasteners. The workshop is conducted over a span of three days.

How much: $802.50 (Skillsfuture claimable)
Where: #06-02 61 Yishun Industrial Park A

Free Parkour and Obstacle Based Training – Unique Intro Class (Feb 11)

If you ever watched American Ninjas and yearn to be like a ninja breaking through the obstacles, you are in luck. This parkour training class is an introductory workshop out of the 13 levels, where you will get to learn how to fall safely, joint strength, obstacle metcon, HIIT (high intensity interval training) and how to overcome the fear of jumping through vaults.

How much: Free (limited 20 slots)
Where: Dhoby Ghaut Green

Leather Crafting Workshop (Feb 11)

Sick and tired of diamond rings, flowers, or expensive gifts as Valentine’s Day gifts for your significant other? Well, you can now show off your nimble fingers by sewing a leather pencil case or card holder and learn other intricate things like how to punch a sewing hole, attaching of the gold and debossing your (or maybe your other half’s) initials at this workshop.

How much: $80
Where: Singapore Hobby Studio (7 Jalan Kilang)

Miniature Kueh Platter Workshop (Feb 18)

If you’ve ever cooed (or cringed) at those food replicas in shop windows, this workshop is the chance for you to learn how to replicate cutesy miniature kueh platters. The lesson will be taught by Singaporean miniature artist Juliana Fan, and you get to create a miniature kueh platter consisting of ang ku kuehs, kueh lapis sagu, ondeh ondeh and kueh dar dar with polymer clay. And, you get to keep your masterpiece after the two and a half hours workshop. There are two other workshops, one in March and May as well.

How much: $95
Where: Sarah and Schooling (157A Jalan Besar)

Floral Watercolor & Brush Calligraphy Workshop (Feb 25)

You might have faced a time when you are so sick of buying ready-made birthday cards for your friends and decided that it’s better to make your own personalized one for them; then you realized you got stuck at decorating the card. This workshop might be perfect for you, because you will get to learn basic techniques for painting roses and simple flowers with watercolor, how to paint fillers and a floral wreath; and even how to create that very Tumblr-like brush stroke style quote. Materials will be provided.

How much: $128
Where: Singapore Hobby Studio (7 Jalan Kilang)