About Laneway Learning

Laneway Learning hosts informal, accessible evening classes in a diverse range of topics. 

We are a not-for-profit community-based organisation that first started in Melbourne in March 2012 (and has since spread to other cities!).

Our classes are probably unlike any others you have been to. They are affordable, informal and are taught by ordinary people from the local community; florists teach about flowers, scientists about science and bookworms about books. Attending them is less about becoming an expert overnight and more about getting some top tips to take home and practice later.

Come to a Laneway Learning class and you might go away with enough knitting know-how to make your first scarf, an art historian’s eye for a painting, or a killer recipe for chutney. Look at our full list of upcoming classes to see what takes your fancy.

Want to learn more? Take a look at our vision and mission, and watch this short documentary by Ilona Savcenko and Andrew Poole! (Or read the transcript.)

The LL Gang

Laneway Learning Melbourne is run by Maria Yebra (General manager) and Maddy Macfarlane (Melbourne Manager) along with a board of amazing humans: Mark Gregory, Nick Wolf, Clare MacDonald and Jessica.

Lots of amazing people have been part of this project. Read about some of the founders Mark Gregory and Lucie Bradley in these interviews.

Got a question? Check out our FAQs, which contain general information about Laneway Learning Melbourne, classes and bookings. Or, see Maria’s ‘insider tips‘ to Laneway Learning!

If you want to get in touch, please contact us by email at melbourne@lanewaylearning.com.

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