DIY Kintsugi for Beginners

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Learn how to repair broken vases, plates, and ceramics with this online class.



1 hour Class size 1 to 30 (public dates), 1 to 500

label $50 - $90 ($90 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, $85 for 5+ guests, $80 for 50+ guests, $70 for 100+ guests, $50 for 150+ guests)

How it works
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We'll send a ClassBento Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping in the US is free, and you'll get your box delivered in time for your class. We ship nationwide. International shipping is also available for private groups, please enquire for pricing details.
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Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

Everything broken is new again when it comes to the Japanese art of kintsugi and in this virtual experience, you can learn how to make mending beautiful.

Your guide is Alexandra Kitty, award-winning author of The Art of Kintsugi. In this beginner’s class, you will learn how to repair broken vases, plates, bowls, and statues by fusing broken ceramics with gold.

You will also learn about the philosophy and the process in this step-by-step online class. You will repair and fuse a broken object of your choice and make it an artistic expression of rebirth.

At the end of your time, you'll learn new skills have a whole new appreciation for this one-of-a-kind ancient art.

This class is ideal for corporate events and team exercises. If you are an art therapist looking for instruction, please let me know in advance. Feel free to book a private date as well.


Knowledge required
Good for beginners
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • Urushi (Japanese lacquer)
  • Tonoko powder (clay to fill gaps)
  • Gold, silver, or copper powder (gold unless otherwise requested)
  • Rice Glue
  • Gloves
  • Brush
  • Swabs
  • Spatula
  • Drinking straw
  • Painter's Tape
  • Broken plate
Your teacher
Dream of Arts Studio
Dream of Arts Studio

5.0 (16)

Alexandra Kitty is an artist and author of eleven books, including the award-winning The Art of Kintsugi: Learning the Japanese craft of beautiful repair.

She taught Language Studies at Mohawk College, writing at the Sheridan Institute, Metalwork Arts at Niagara College and Kintsugi and Lampworking at the Dundas Valley School of Art.
She has her certificate for Higher Teaching and Learning from Harvard with a 99.1% final mark, and has taken short courses in Art History from Oxford University.

She also loves to create art! Her specialities including Kintsugi, alcohol inks, encaustics, metalworking, and jewelry-making.

*If you wish for a Kintsugi class not on my schedule, please contact me to book a custom date.*

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Melissa Oct 2023


Engaging and relaxing class! Tools, setup, agenda was thoughtfully planned. Looking forward to practicing what I've learned.

Emma Herold Oct 2023


The Kintsugi class with Alexandra was fantastic! She walked us through her background and a bit of context on Kintsugi, then guided as into our first Kintsugi project. The materials included everything we would need. One kit didn't arrive before the class which was due in part to my delay in sharing the addresses with Alexandra, but Alexandra still offered to give that person a complimentary lesson later on. Really enjoyed this experience and will definitely recommend it to my colleagues.

Aubrey Rhodes Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


My mom and I took this class together and enjoyed ourselves immensely! It was great to understand the background and philosophy behind kintsugi. The lesson was lovely and kintsugi is definitely something we will continue to try! Thank you for the fun!

Jean Sheridan Sep 2023


I really enjoyed the class the instructor was very knowledgeable, and willing shared history of the art, and the whys and wherefores of all the tools.
The included kit had everything I needed.

Rachel Salston Aug 2023


I had so much fun! Alexandra was incredibly accommodating to my need to reschedule. I am going to take more kintsugi classes in the future!

Monnie Burdett Jun 2023


Very informative and engaging. She was conscientious of our time but kept the class casual and open to discussion. Enjoyed creating while learning!

Andrea Pell Jun 2023


Great class! Alexandra was a wonderful teacher and we had a great time with our colleagues.

Kelly Faulkner May 2023


Alexandra brought so much passion to this experience. Her knowledge in the art of Kintsugi enhanced the conversations we had while attempting to learn the art ourselves. My team and I had a blast and look forward to the next opportunity to try something new

Emma Noizumi Apr 2023


We had a really fun time. Alexandra was super knowledgeable and the kits we received were thoughtfully put together. I can't wait to try out my kintsugi skills on a new project.

Evie Plofsky Mar 2023


Very personable instructor, and educational session. Obviously well versed in the process and non judgmental on our skill level.

Holly Kreidler-Phaneuf Dec 2022


Great class! Alexandra was knowledgeable and personable. She explained the kintsugi techique along with the history of the craft and the philosophy behind it. The class was a chance to try something new with full support of a seasoned artist.

Andrea Perez Dec 2022


This was a great class! Alexandra was really helpful in explaining the history and giving feedback. Highly recommended.

Izabely Tandon Dec 2022


I enjoyed this class and the meaning behind kintsugi! I definitely recommend you try it.

Jesus Ochoa Oct 2022


Was very good at showing us each of the steps, and was very good at answering our questions. Enjoyed the class very much!

Rebecca Palacios Mar 2022


This was such a fun and unique experience. I love crafting, and I found it very rewarding, not only making something whole again but also making it more interesting than before. The kit is so efficiently packaged and includes everything needed for the craft, including a practice broken piece. Alexandra was very engaging, and her passion for this craft is evident! I’m excited to continue practicing so that I can make a special broken item of my own new again!

Sally Zhang Jan 2022


We had Alexandra teach us this for a corporate event. She was very knowledgeable and made the class very fun and engaging.

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