A week or so ago, we put on our second Workshop for the year. This workshop really got my adrenaline pumping when I realised tickets [after selling out!] were still selling an hour before the workshop and we had to text my web designer to close the online shop down! ***Insert ghost face emoji feelings and screeches here.***
Hosted by Raw Sunshine Coast, this one had a whole new feel of its own thanks to the fact we were in homewares heaven! The space was beautiful and provided us with a perfect backdrop for the event. We got to work setting up in the hours before and brought in extra seating, flowers, props and gift bags to complete the workshop space.
Our last workshop was at Urban Garden [who were amazing looking after me and all our requests] and so when I was picking the venue this time there is always an element of the unknown while we work out layouts and so forth. Our hosts Raw were so fabulous though! They made everyone feel at home and patiently answered all my questions in the lead up to the day while we worked out all the nitty gritties of everything.
The night kicked of with beautiful icy granitas on arrival and cheese boards from the adjoining cafe The Daily Social. It was so great seeing everyone after a hard day of work, get to relax, mingle and make some new friends. We then got into taking some photos of Raw styled flat lays as the sun set, and after that, in we went to kick off our workshop!
One of my favourite moments of the night was when everyone went around and introduced themselves, telling us where they were from and what they wanted to learn on the night. The cool part was that as each person introduced themselves, they were greeted with either gasps or smiling faces of admiration by the class. We all quickly realised we were surrounded by some talented and creative company.
Then we got down with the theory behind visual identity and moved onto the practical side of how to take better styled photos with our phones, perfect for Insta stories and on the go social media photos. We even got to hear again from Ellen from The Great State about her visual identity and her start up story which everyone loved.
Thanks so much to sponsors Inside Out and Saya Skincare again who made sure everyone left with some gifts in their workshop bags. I have to send out a massive thanks to my assistant Rachel who helped me get the workshop ready in the weeks prior, and my friends Sarah, Ellen and Adam, who helped me set up and then later pack down as well! And lastly, thank you so much to everyone who came to the workshop! It was an honour to have you all there.
I am still hoping to squeeze in one more Sunshine Coast workshop before the end of the year, so make sure you sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear if it goes ahead and keep an eye out for other exciting events!