Feeling the mid-year burnout? Is there a general feeling of malaise in the air? After the initial excitement of the relaxation of lockdown restrictions and seeing your old friends again, things might be starting to feel kind of ‘meh’ after feeling stretched too thin, in and out of work.

Perhaps it’s time to deal with the burnout by taking some time out to engage in a creative and relaxing activity. If you’re just feeling down or if you’re dealing with anxiety, art has been proven to have mental health benefits and offers an emotional release. Time to rilek, bro! There are tons of workshops to check out in the Klang Valley, and we rounded up some of the best:

Tufting, Dodome

tufting at dodome

Traditional rug making has been given a modern take with an automated glue gun. The tufting trend seems to have become increasingly popular lately and we love how eye-catching the pieces usually turn out to be. Whether you want to make Takashi Murakami’s multi-hued ‘flowers’ or Disney characters, you can unleash your creativity using colourful yarn. Dodome’s workshops are affordable, starting at RM69 so you take your time to make whatever designs you fancy.

Facebook: Dodome
Address: No 85, Jalan mutiara barat 4, 56000 Kuala Lumpur 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Flower Dome Class Workshop, Dear J by Jane

Flower Dome Class Workshop, Dear J by Jane

While you may not have the luxury of sprawling grounds with your own garden of glorious flowers like Claude Monet, you can spruce up your home with blossoms from this flower dome class. This intimate workshop with no more than six includes a demonstration of flower arrangement and design as well as a crafting session that is guided by an expert. You’ll definitely leave appreciating flowers more. The two-hour workshop at Dear J by Jane costs RM378 for early birds.

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Address: 51, Medan Athinahapan 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Bear Brick Pouring Art, The Weekend Workshop

Bear Brick Pouring Art, The Weekend Workshop
Customise your own bear brick and unleash your inner Andy Warhol! You don’t have to be skilled for this fun activity. Mix the paint colours according to your creativity and choice. Every bear is unique to its maker as you experience the process of pouring acrylic paint onto the bear that results in a marbling effect. Classes cost RM100 at the Weekend Workshop.

Facebook: The Weekend Workshop
Address: No 9, Jalan 21/12, Sea Park, (Opposite seapark Public Bank) 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Three Tier Resin High Tea Stand Making Workshop, Craft at No. 7


If you don’t want to create display artwork that might take up space in your home, why not make one that is functional instead? Mix mineral powder pigments and art resin to create an elegant resin high tea stand.

Learn how to control a heat gun and fire torch at this workshop so that when your friends come over for one of your ‘tai tai’ high tea sessions, you can show it off! *wink wink*. Craft at No. 7 holds a workshop that you can join for RM250, with slots of six pax maximum.

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Address: 60, Jalan SS 21/58, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

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