Art of giving

The workshop that teaches how to create meaningful presents.

January 16, 2020 / developer / 0 comments

This unique workshop reveals the true value of personalised gifts. While giving to someone else we contribute towards our own wellbeing. We grow creatively and collectively, become closer to our friends & family when we have to pull resources together to create something special. Meaningful gifts enrich our lives and create new memories.

“A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect.” ― Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Being an events organiser and entertainer, as a part of the workshop, Yana invites you to explore a new way of giving. Your present can look like a surprise party, a joke turned into an adventure, personalised city treasure hunt, short film, flashmob or a music video made with your family or friends.

Workshop Structure 

The workshops includes slides, videos of the gift ideas that can suit any budget and creative capability. The ideas present a perfect example of how your birthday, anniversary, Christmas cost-effective gifts could look like. The workshop also includes an ideation and one-on-one 5-7min session with Yana that results in having a personal gift idea with by a step-by-step execution guide. Yep, it’s like having a fun and quick type of counselling.

As the result of the workshop each participant will leave with a detailed plan, new ideas and inspiration.
Therefore they are able to organise a special cost-effective gift for any occasion:

  • Christmas
  • birthday/anniversary party
  • engagement party / proposal
  • work-related occasion


Duration: 1.5-2 hours
Min number of participants: 5
Max number of participants: 15
Audience: Suitable for 15+
Location: indoor locations
Art of giving workshop is available Auckland and nationwide in New Zealand at extra travel / accomodation costs.
Booking Requirements: Allow a ONE-week notice before booking the workshop
The workshop is curated by a founder of Papaya Stories, creator of Silent Disco Citywalk, arts practitioner Yana Kirakovskaya
Cost: $400 – $500

Our previous clients

Art of Giving Workshop Unitec and AUT logos

Sounds like a workshop you would like to attend or organise? Book it now!
Email to papayastories@gmail.com to place your booking.