Time Out says
Discover your inner painter, rapper or terrarium-maker at Melbourne's new hub for creative classes
When Chester Garcia and Matt Branagan set up Sydney’s Work-Shop in June 2013, their mission was simple: to help people unleash their creativity, and to offer short creative courses that didn’t cost a week’s pay.
And that’s what happened. In collaboration with artists and experts, Work-Shop has fostered whole new clans of Sydney unicyclists, Ottoman-makers, street artists, tattoo illustrators, rappers and coffee-shop networkers.
And now it's Melbourne's turn. Here in Melbourne since late 2014, Work-Shop has just opened the doors to their brand new digs in Fitzroy.
“What we’re trying to do is to get people to change their perception of what they’re capable of,” says Garcia. Do you think you’ve got what it takes to learn the harmonica, create a next-level selfie on a 3D printer, or master sleight of hand at the How to be a Houdini workshop? Of course you do – everyone does. That’s the Work-Shop philosophy.
The dynamic warehouse space is expansive, with white washed walls and industrial styled furniture. Brightly coloured wall art gives an energy to the space that mirrors the vitality of its collaborations.