This Artist Upcycles Outfits & Also Hosts Craft Workshops!

Nitya posted on 07 August
Cafes

Gypsy Cafe

Hauz Khas Village

2 Sep 2018

6:30 AM - 9:30 AM

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Freakala aka Shivanika is an artist and a certified expressive art and movement based therapist. She does a bunch of fun workshops at least twice a month (mostly at the Gypsy Cafe in Hauz Khas) and can also upcycle your bags, jackets and cushion covers to something boho and super cool. 

Great For

DIY art workshops, boho wardrobe upgrades, upcycling

What Makes It Awesome

Shivanika started her venture, Freakala, almost three years ago and since then, she has been painting walls at cafes, schools and hospitals, conducting workshops and even customising tees and shoes for three Converse stores across Delhi. 

Full-time, she's a special educator at a school but part-time, she's teaching people how to make stunning suncatchers (colourful glass piece that reflect light) and dreamcatchers. She was even selected for the 2017 Magnetic Fields' dreamcatcher-making workshop (just so you know you're in good hands). Oh, she also does jewellery-making workshops. 

Being the stalkers that we are, we discovered through her Facebook page that she also upcycles denim jackets and bags. Later, Shivanika informed us that she upcycles mostly for friends, but wouldn't mind doing it for other people too. Bags, jeans, cushion covers or jackets—Freakala can turn your boring old pieces into something really fun. All you need to do? Ping her on Facebook. 

What Could Be Better

We wish these workshops would happen more often. 

Pro-Tip

She's organising a three-hour dreamcatcher-making workshop on September 2 at the Gypsy Cafe. If you can't get enough of dreamcatchers, you should definitely sign up for this pronto.

venue details

Gypsy Cafe

locationHauz Khas Village

13-A, Ground Floor, Lakeside, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi

    Cafes

    Gypsy Cafe

    Hauz Khas Village

    2 Sep 2018

    6:30 AM - 9:30 AM