This week Colour Box Studio will be a part of the Open Studios in the West program. Over the weekend of 24th & 25th of November, over 42 studios will open their doors to the public. We are happy to be one of them, and we’ll be open both days from 10-6pm. Come down and say hi then continue on to some other studios – there is a huge creative community here in Footscray!

We have lots of exciting things in store at the Pop Up Shop for those wanting to have a look, shop or participate in our Workshops Program. Also, many of our artists are re-stocking so there will be some new things in the shop.

Saturday 24th:

Make a Mug Workshops with Laura from Leaf Mugs. This workshop is only $20 and a great one for kids aged 3 and up. Come away with a ‘Herb Mug’ or create your own by colouring in a template or drawing a picture (pick up your mug the week after). A great one to drop in during 10-4pm. You can pay in store or book online:


Silk Painting workshops with Studio 941, Sat 24 Nov.


Ida from Studio 941 will be doing an Introduction to Silk Painting. It’s a 2.5hr workshop that starts at 2pm. It’s $60 and includes all materials and afternoon tea. Ida Suod is Javanese/Singaporean artist who is based in Melbourne. She specialises in batik and silk painting. Her silk paintings and scarves are available in various boutiques in Melbourne and Singapore. Limited places – book online at:




Sunday 25th:

The Perfect Posy: Flower Arranging Workshop with North St Flowers Sun 25 Nov


North St Flowers will be running an Introduction to Flower Arranging in The Perfect Posy Workshop. Emily Bradbury, owner of North St Flowers, has worked in the floral industry for almost a decade. Her love of horticulture and passion for the unusual, assisted in winning North St Flowers gold at the 2012 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. Come on Sunday at 11am or 2pm to participate in the workshop and book here as places are limited:

It’s an action packed week and we hope you can join in the fun!!! And if you’re after some mid week art and craft, come and check out our PNG Bilum Making Workshops on Thursday nights 6-8pm with Aunty Vicki ($20). Book for workshops online at:

For how to get to Colour Box Studio please see this link: