I feel like I’m a little bit of a serial learner. Whenever I hear about new courses my ears always prick up. Are you like that? Even better are courses or workshops that teach you how to do things that you’ve always wanted to do, just for the fun of it. You know the ones I’m talking about; shibori, kokedamas, cake decorating and hello – weaving!!!
I know someone who has an insatiable thirst for learning, I sat beside her in a number of classes myself and saw how this woman doesn’t stop filling her knowledge bank. Meg from the lovely Tea Pea store in Wellington thought that she would share this passion of hers and invite some experts in a number of creative fields, to come and teach the community how to do what they know best. Meg told me that she actually had this “crazy” thought for a couple of years to establish a school, and finally just last week she launched it. Welcome Tea Pea School.
The line up of classes look superb, are reasonably priced and quite honestly I’m wondering whether to hop on a plane and take a couple myself.
Here are just a few of them on offer, more are on the Tea Pea School site and new classes are being added each week.
Tips and Tricks for a Child’s Space
Covering everything from setting up a nursery through to negotiating a tween’s space.
The Art of Writing
Lucy Corry will help you unearth your inner writer, with tips on connecting with your audience and finding your voice, advice on grammar and construction, how to craft the perfect social media post and more.
Ceramic Bunting Making Workshop
Create and make eight clay flags to form a bunting on the first Saturday, and return the following week to glaze and finish them.
How to make Kokedamas
Make your own to take home and gain the knowledge to go forth and make kokedamas yourself, and for all your friends.
Learn Shibori Dying and Potato Printing
In the morning you’ll learn the Japanese Shibori technique of fabric dying using folds and binding. Then you will design and dye your own shibori. In the afternoon, discover the effective and fun art of printing using easy-to-cut potatoes as stamps and you’ll print one metre of fabric to take away.
Don’t they sound like fun? Like I said, there are a lot more workshops to choose from so pop over to Tea Pea School and take take a look around. Perhaps we should convince Meg to go on a roadshow sometime soon?
The classes are held in a newly created workshop space in store and refreshments will be served at every class. Each pupil will leave with a lovely goodie bag and newfound skills. You can also book for private workshops designed for you and your friends.
Congratulations Meg in spreading the knowledge!