History & Culture

Chikankari: Indian ‘Shadow Work’ Embroidery for Beginners with Manjari

What’s it all about? Chikankari is a very old traditional embroidery technique also known as Shadow Work. This ancient art form was introduced to India during the Mugal era in 16th Century and is still practiced in the Northern India. Originally this work was done on white fabrics using white threads creating a surreal effect …

  • 3rd Jun, 2024
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEST)
  • L3, Room 14-15, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne, 3000 VIC

Drawing Persian Geometry with Pouya

Drawing is one of the simplest way to create art, but many people feel uncomfortable to draw as they think they are “not good at drawing”, “not artistic” or “not creative”. Not True! Drawing is a pleasure for everyone to enjoy. In this beginner-friendly workshop you will explore Persian Nomadic Patterns & Iranian Tiling Geometry, and use …

  • 5th Jun, 2024
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEST)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Life Line Cords: An Intro To Japanese Kumihimo Braiding with Vivian

Wherever the artist Vivian Qiu travels – sitting on the train, watching over a lake – she braids in the sound, smell and the essence of that place. In this way the Life Line Cord captures life’s moments, stories and body sensation. Join her and learn the technique of Japanese Kumihimo braiding. It’s a traditional Japanese …

  • 6th Jun, 2024
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEST)
  • L3 R14, 37 Swanston St (Nicholson Building) Melbourne, 3000 VIC
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Indian Mirror Work: Embroidery for Beginners with Manjari

What’s it all about? Learn the basics of Mirror (Sheesha) work embroidery from the Kutch region of India. Traditionally mirror work was used to ward off evil spirits and bad luck away from homes and the wearer! This embroidery is fun, playful and bright! In this class we will learn various stitches and techniques on …

Spanish Tapas: Tortilla, Gazpacho & More with Maria

Tapas are appetisers, traditionally served with a glass of wine or beer all around Spain. In fact, “tapa” means “cover” in Spanish, because the slices of bread were used to cover the drink so no flies would fall into it… From some spicy potatoes, cheese or jamon to more elaborate mini-dishes, tapas have evolved from …

  • 11th Jun, 2024
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEST)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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Middle East Dipping Feast with Natalie

Hummus, Labneh, Zata’ar, Pita! Do I have your attention? What better way to learn how to prepare and enjoy Middle Eastern cuisine than from someone who was born and bred into it. Join Natalie to prepare and learn some easy and affordable Middle Eastern staples from scratch. You’ll be enjoying your own Middle Eastern dipping feasts in no …

A Fun Intro to Philosophy’s Big Questions with Daniel

Philosophy is all about asking questions: What can we know? How should we live? Where does meaning come from? Though it can sometimes seem complex and difficult, philosophy is one important way humans try to understand the world they live in.  In this class specially designed for beginners, we will learn about philosophy by doing …

  • 17th Jun, 2024
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEST)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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Acrylic Painting for Beginners: Starry Flinders St with Fran

Ever wanted to paint this most iconic Melbourne landmark, but intimidated by where to start? Maybe you’ve always wanted to try painting with acrylics but haven’t felt confident enough with the materials to get going! In this class, you’ll be taken step by step through a guided painting tutorial of the famous Flinders Street station …

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Ohagi Dessert: Healthy Japanese Cooking with Naoko (online)

How delicious is fresh Japanese! Such attention to detail of flavour, texture, colour, and aroma. While requiring an attention to details, Japanese cooking doesn’t need to be too complicated to be both incredibly tasty and healthy. In this class you’ll be able to cook along with Naoko in Kanazawa, Japan, as she demonstrates how to …