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A current trend taking the world by storm is DIY (do it yourself) ceramics. Looking to add a little handmade quirkiness to your cutlery collection? Take up a ceramics course and learn how to make your own bowls and plates instead of having to pay a fortune for designer ceramics! Try Potters Place in Joburg or Clay Hands in Cape Town for workshops and classes.
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From quirky ways to leave notes for the family to budget-busting signage for your business, chalk may just be your saving grace. Instead of using reams of paper for to-do lists and notes, buy a can of chalkboard paint and a box of chalk, and DIY! From creating an evergreen canvas for the kids to get creative on, to a kitchen checklist or business noticeboard, a chalkboard is a perfect, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly substitute for paper. You can find chalkboard paint at most lifestyle stores, like Builders Warehouse.
‘From tree to taco’
The price of living rises by the day – gone are the days of paying R5 for an avocado at your local supermarket. Paying an arm and leg for fresh fruit and veg isn’t the only option, though. How about growing your own? Take up a gardening workshop at places like Soil For Life in Cape Town or Irene School of Garden Design in Johannesburg to grow your green thumb and harvest your veg straight from garden to plate!
‘Pour one out’
There’s no need to fork out thousands for a piece of installation art when you can make it yourself. Acrylic pouring art looks beautiful and is incredibly easy once you’ve got the hang of it. Join a class at Crafty Arts in Port Elizabeth for as little as R250 and learn how to make your own beautiful art for a fraction of the cost. Browse YouTube where you’ll find tons of pouring tutorials. All you need is newspaper to lay down, a canvas, and some of your own paint!
‘Rust never sleeps’
Photographers all over the world are following the trend of inner city-photography. Beautiful shots of old, decaying buildings in contrast with beautiful greenery is symbolic of the transience of life and the magic of nature. A picture can tell a story reaching far back into the past and future. To brush up on your photography skills, find workshops like The Photo Walkers In Joburg who host workshops for action photography, both in and out of the city for as little as R600 pp.
Compiled by Features Writer Savanna Douglas