Japanese teas, watercolour botanicals and a “houseplant rescue” workshop are on the agenda this August.
Last month, Muji hosted a series of virtual workshops offering tutorials from Canadian experts on varied topics like matcha lattes, calligraphy and floral arrangements. Designed in order to help audiences undertake inspiring and creative projects at home during quarantine, the Japanese retailer’s August slate of workshops includes watercolour botanicals, a bullet journaling tutorial and more.
Read on for the full lineup of virtual workshops, which will be hosted by Muji over Zoom. The workshops are free, but online registration is mandatory.
Introduction to Japanese Teas
Pedro Villalon of Vancouver’s O5 Rare Tea and Kombucha Bar returns this month to take viewers through the basics of Japanese tea. Touching on the handcrafting process, origin and flavour profile of three classic teas—a beautiful gyokuro from Yame, a bright green sencha from Kirishima, and a heartwarming, micro-milled hojicha—the workshop will also include a simple recipe that can easily be recreated at home. Details here. August 5, 7pm EST/4pm PST
Watercolour Botanicals Workshop
Learn how to use Muji brush pens with a paintbrush to create watercolour-effect botanicals, with the guidance of Vancouver-based lettering artist Alissa of @feistandflourish. In this one-hour beginner workshop, you’ll learn to create a variety of florals and foliage and assemble them together in beautiful watercolour wreaths. Details here. August 12, 7pm EST/4pm PST
Workspace Organization Konmari Workshop
Take tips from Randeep St. Jacques of ClutterLess Living on how to create a functional and clutter-less space for school-aged children at home. The workshop will touch on the key must-have items for homework areas for kids of all ages, and will also include tips on how to create an efficient home office to boost productivity and minimize distractions. Details here. August 22, 1pm EST/10am PST
Autumn-Inspired Bullet Journal Spread Workshop
Plan an autumn-themed bullet journal spread with the help of Edmonton-based bullet journaling artist Kelly of @withkx. The workshop starts with a fall-inspired theme of leaves and mushrooms with an embroidery hoop motif, and will help viewers create a September cover and monthly spread for their journal. Details here. August 26, 7pm EST/4pm PST
Houseplant Rescue Workshop
Let’s face it: our houseplants are never not in need of some serious TLC. Get the lowdown on how to properly care for them with the help of Matt Stata, a plant scientist and urban gardener at the University of Toronto. Learn how to revive dying plants and deal with common problems like over- or under-watering, light or nutrient deficiencies, and pests. You’ll also have a chance to ask your own plant care questions in this hour-long webinar. Details here. August 29, 2pm EST/11am PST