The end of the year is looming and the nights are getting darker but it’s not too late to make a start on learning something new or making time for crafty fun. You can just pick up a pattern or follow a video but if you need more structure or support, here’s some online classes and workshops to get you inspired and creative during November and beyond.
Craft Friday – Spoonflower’s creative alternative to Black Friday – is back and this year it’s over 4 weekends! From 10th November until 8th December you can take part in in the free online workshops to learn watercolour painting and block printing, press flowers or make fabric earrings. Make sure to sign up to save your spot and see what tools and supplies you’ll need.
Journaling is a great way to use up all that cute stationery you’ve been hoarding and it doesn’t need to be tied to the calendar. Kaila at RainbowholicTV has a new series of Kawaii Journaling Workshop videos to help get you started, whether you want to document your daily life or work on a travel or gratitude journal. If you already journal but need inspiration, try the Kawaii Journaling community’s seasonal prompts – here’s the current Autumn Kawaii Journaling Challenge.
Love to sew? Mollie at Wild Olive is running a Felt Ornament Stitchalong on Instagram throughout November to make a set of felt ornaments in time for Christmas. There’s 4 different pattern sets to pick from, plus other holiday or general themes if you’re not a Christmas fan. Sign up to get weekly emails with prompts plus giveaways, livestreams, discounts and a support network for help and encouragement.
Creativebug have thousands of online art and craft classes that you can join any time and they’re currently offering a free trial for 2 months. That’s plenty time to dip into a few classes or to complete one of the Daily Practice Series which help you learn something over 30 days. There’s crochet classes from Twinkie Chan and Knot Bad, plus drawing, painting, rubber stamps, quilting, lettering and so much more.
Domestika also have a big range of creative online classes from artists and makers including kawaii artists like Beckycas and Ilariapops. If you’re quick, you can get some huge discounts in their early Black Friday sale that ends today – or sign up to find out about future offers.
And don’t forget you can use art prompts any time of year so if you had something bookmarked for Drawtober/Inktober but didn’t have the time, you can still complete it. Check our previous posts for some kawaii themes.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and the author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She lives by the seaside in Scotland in a flat full of kawaii, creating cute character goods as Asking For Trouble, working on endless craft projects and playing Nintendo.