Fipe Preuss Brings Creativity, Arts & Community Together

Fipe Preuss is an artist who uses creativity as a driving force throughout her arts practice, her business and her community building and facilitating. She’s an inspiring (and very busy) woman making waves in Melbourne’s arts community and beyond. We’re proud to be collaborating with Fipe and Nuholani in an upcoming community fundraiser Hula / […]

Interview with Sculptor Carolyn Warren-Langford

Carolyn Warren-Langford in her studio with one of her ‘Pyre Born Women’. Image by Caroline Esbenshade

Colour Box Studio Member and workshop facilitator Carolyn Warren-Langford is a sculptor from Western Australia who’s passionate about clay. Now based in Point Cook in Melbourne’s western suburbs, Carolyn has taught workshops and exhibited in both Perth, at The Metamorphosis Art Gallery, and in Melbourne, at Brunswick St Gallery and at the Wyndham Art Prize […]

Lucy Buxton and Spontaneity in Ethereal Worlds

Printmaking - Introduction to Etching with Lucy Buxton. Colour Box Studio Workshop

Colour Box Studio is thrilled to welcome printmaker Lucy Buxton to facilitate an exciting “Introduction to Etching” workshop on the 9th July, 2016. We sat down with Lucy to learn more about her work as an illustrator and printmaker – Read on to learn more about her creative process and upcoming workshop.   Lucy is a […]

Marketing Creativity is Tough

Here at Colour Box Studio, as we come up to 3 years of operating, we’re really stoked to have worked with over 300 artists and creatives in Melbourne. These peeps have been involved in our pop up shops, events, workshops, exhibitions, public art program and more. We’ve showcased musicians, writers, sound artists, installation artists, creative […]

Interview with Crochet Expert and Workshop Facilitator Shalini Akhil

We’ve got a NEW Colour Box Studio Workshop coming up  and so we’re excited to be diving into the art of crocheting! Workshop facilitator Shalini Akhil has all of the knowledge to get you started – you’ll be making blankets and experimenting with designs before you know it. We love crochet because its fun, relaxing, practical […]

Interview with Nutritionist and Workshop Facilitator Angela O’Toole

We’ve got a NEW Colour Box Studio Workshop coming up this month and so we’re excited to be delving into a ‘Creative Kitchen’ theme! On offer, we have a super fun and informative workshop facilitated by nutritionist and avid baker, Angela O’Toole, at our favourite CBD location – The Cause. For more details about the workshop click […]

Craft Cubed // Colour Box Studio

After presenting a great drop-in workshops program and pop-up shop at last year’s Craft Cubed Festival, Colour Box Studio is excited to be getting crafty again this August and September. These creative events will be featuring in Craft Cubed’s fantastic program – make sure you pop them in your diary and book soon so you don’t […]

Creative Collaboration – The Coven Project

Collaboration is an important part of arts based projects and this week we’d like to highlight The Coven project. The Coven project was a creative collaboration between maker Kirri-mae Sampson, fashion designer Ellie Meyer, photographer Noel Smyth, makeup and FX Artist Liz Jenkinson, stylist Bonnie Knoop and Model Katarina Karadimas. The concept was proposed by Liz […]

Think Batch

Studio Batch Printed Vase

Studio Batch is a Melbourne based design studio operating primarily as a product and industrial design studio that specialises in 3D printing and digital fabrication. In addition to designing innovative jewellery ranges, they collaboratively design for clients and their work includes lamp shades, head wear for the Spring Racing Carnival, a case for the Raspberry […]

Design + Nails + Art = Critter Claws

Critter Claws Colour Box Studioi Profile Photo

With a background in design, artist Linh Nguyen provides a fresh approach to Melbourne’s nail art scene with her label, Critter Claws. Colour Box Studio met Linh earlier on in the year at one of our public art events and we’ve been keen to get her on board for a while. And so, she’ll be […]

Upcycling & DIY Goodness with Kirri-MaDe

Kirri-MaDe Macrame Necklace denim copped

This weekend Kirri-mae Sampson of Kirri-MaDe will share her macrame skills with workshop participants and teach a unique jewellery making technique where you can transform a pre-loved shirt into an upcycled necklace. We caught up with Kirri-Mae to find out where the idea came from, and learn more about the philosophies that inform her creative […]

Bats of Leisure are Totes Bespoke!

Bats of Leisure Collection - Image by Sorcha Wilcox Model Helena Dong 04b

Here at Colour Box Studio we love unearthing new Melbourne creative talent and so we’re pleased to introduce you to the dynamic sibling designer team: Bats of Leisure.  Aaron and Aoife Billings are taking Melbourne’s creative scene by storm – having released a totes bespoke fashion collection; produced an ethereal short film; and facilitating workshops, […]

A Chat with Ms Murphy Flowers

Eavan Murphy brings a fresh and innovative approach to floristry and interior design with her signature concrete vessels, bold taste in flowers and keen eye for styling all under the name of her creative business Ms Murphy Flowers. Murphy’s outside of the box floristry style has blossomed from a background as a stage manager in […]

Nuts and Bolts with Melbourne Creative Kirri-Mae Sampson

Kirri-Mae Sampson of Kirri-MaDe. Image by Kristina Arnott.

Kirri-mae  Sampson is an inspiring Melbourne Creative who works with resin and textiles, often utilising reclaimed materials to create hand crafted and unique pieces in “a happy assembly of sugar and spice” for her label Kirri-MaDe. With a Masters Degree in Fashion and Textiles she puts a contemporary spin on Macramé to create necklaces, plant […]

Colour Box Studio at Craft Cubed Festival

Colour Box Studio is gearing up for a busy August as part of Craft’s annual Craft Cubed Festival – we’ve got so much great stuff to share with you! Craft Cubed is the biggest, craft and design oriented festival in Australia, and celebrates the art of the handmade and innovative creative practice.  There’ll be exhibitions, […]

The Super Rad Nail Sisters!

By Oi Loon See. It is no surprise to you, dear readers, that we are huge fans of The Super Rad Nail Sisters (or in short SRNS). We revive our love for them and all things nail art in the upcoming workshop on June 1st. The Super Rad Nail Sisters is the non de plume […]

New Horizons for Artist & Creative Business Owner Ida Suod

Paint a Silk Scarf workshop at Colour Box Studio with Ida Suod, March 2013. Photo by Yusuke Tsutsui Photography.

Q&A by Joanne Koh Melbourne based silk painter Ida Suod has been honing her craft for the last 21 years and lately she’s had a busy few months. Besides working on her new collection that is due to launch soon, Ida will also be setting up shop on Little Collins Street in the CBD in […]

Get Fixed On Wax with DJ Kut One

On Sunday the 13th of October DJ Kut One and Yung Phily will be facilitating an Introduction to Djing Workshop as part of the Colour Box Studio Music and Sound program. DJ Kut -One has been a DJ of 16 years, playing various clubs around Melbourne from Level One, First Floor, Laundry, International Lounge and more. He has also performed on […]

INTERVIEW WITH MUSICIAN AND AUDIO ENGINEER GARTH SHERIDAN

On Saturday the 12th of October talented musician and audio engineer Garth Sheridan will be facilitating an Audio Editing for Video Workshop as part of our Music and Sound Program.  Garth’s music and audio experience is impressive. He has worked on short films, as a sound designer for theatre and circus, produced recordings, performed electronic music […]

Ukulele for Parties – A Uke Jam for all Skill Levels hosted by Morgan Brady

ukulele jams at Colour Box Studio

DUST OFF YOUR UKULELE Ukulele for Parties: Avoid awkward silences. Play the ukulele. • All skill levels welcome. Learn new uke tunes and bring your own favourites to add to the jam. • Wednesdays, 6pm-7pm starting Wed 18 Sept to Wed 16 October with a performance on Sat 26 October (Performance has been cancelled) • […]

The Super Rad Nail Sisters Empire & Small Blank Canvases Ready to Tell Your Story

Super Rad Nail Sisters Colour Box Studio Visit

By Colour Box Studio director Amie Batalibasi Pastels, sunsets, lightning bolts, yellow/pink clouds and 3D fruit clusters are things that I never expected would adorn my fingernails… however as I stepped out into the cold Melbourne weather a few weeks back after having just left the studio of The Super Rad Nail Sisters, I looked […]

A Chat with Liz Doust – Creative Business Owner & CBS Workshop Facilitator

Screen Print workshop with Liz Doust at Colour Box Studio

Creative Business Owner & CBS Workshop Facilitator Liz Doust will be facilitating two upcoming “Learn to Screen Print in a Day” workshops. The first one on 4 AUGUST is SOLD OUT (!) but we’ve just listed another  one for 21 September: Click here for details. In the meantime, here’s more about Liz and her creative […]

Make Your Own Website in One Workshop with George Samuels

George Samuels is a Melbourne based Web Designer and Animator. He will be facilitating an Introduction to Workpress.com on Tuesday 11 June at Colour Box Studio. Read below to find out more about George’s practice and book for the workshop here: Introduction to WordPress Workshop Tell us a little bit about yourself and your project/ arts practice?  I […]

Suzanne Nguyen on collecting stories and her upcoming project ‘The Two chairs’

Suzanne Nguyen is a story collector but foremost an artist. Suzanne believes that stories are valuable and everyone has a story to share. Suzanne is facilitating an Introduction to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign on Sunday 7 July. Colour Box Studio asked Suzie some questions on what to expect from her upcoming residency.   Tell us […]

Silk Painting – Learn the craft with artist Ida Suod

Paint a Silk Scarf workshop at Colour Box Studio with Ida Suod, March 2013. Photo by Yusuke Tsutsui Photography.

Ida Suod of Studio 941 will be facilitating her second Intro to Silk Paintingworkshop on Sunday 9 June 2013 to share some of her skills in a fun Crafternoon Session. Here’s a bit more about her arts practice and the art of silk painting. Featured photo above by Yusuke Tsutsui Photography.   Tell us a little bit […]

Paper-cut Card Making Workshop for Adults and Kids!

Papercut cards workshop with ambette at Colour Box Studio.

Coming up on Saturday, 25 May, 1:30pm – 3:30pm 2013 is a wonderful card making workshop facilitated by Liz Doust of creative buisiness ambette. The workshop is suitable for adults and children – yay! Come along and make it a family affair, learn an new craft and take some hand printed cards home with you. Here’s a […]