Laneway Learning Kindness Kristmas Fest 2021

Join us for a fun afternoon of kindness! We’ll craft together, learn together and share the festive spirit with everyone! 

It’s been a hard year, after a very hard year… so for our 2021 Christmas Special we wanted to do something that is us but also a bit different.

This year’s festival is all about being KIND: to yourself, to your loved ones and to our community. Science has shown how acts of kindness releases oxytocin and dopamine in our brains. It not only makes us feel better and improve our mental health but it’s so effective it’s even being prescribed as a therapy for anxiety and depression!

Our Kindness Kristmas Festival gives you the opportunity to be kind to yourself via self care, make meaningful gifts for your loved ones and leave lovely surprises to strangers around the City of Melbourne. 

We’ll make sparkly bath bombs, learn how to make watercolour greeting cards, or print old family photos into tote bags. We’ll also have free coffee available with the wonderful guys of CoffeeRider & Co.

Come along and have a Kristmas of Kindness with Laneway Learning.

Saturday 4th of Dec, 2021

11am to 3pm

Popup stalls are free and classes are only $18 as materials have been sponsored by City of Melbourne. Please book for the classes below and rsvp on the Facebook event so we can make sure we have materials for everyone.

Pop up stalls

Our pop up stalls are all free! 

Join us and make some cute gifts for your loved ones or for yourself! It will take about 15-20minutes to make 

11am – 1pm

  • Decoupage pots
  • Paper ornaments

1pm – 3pm

  • Christmas dioramas
  • Cheeky Clay ornaments
  • Hand stitched surprises


Laneway Learning Central – Stalls

Level 3, Room 14-15, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne 3000 VIC

Studio of Possibilities – Classes

Level 2, Room 3, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne 3000 VIC

Sponsored Classes

Kindness Kristmas: Together Totes – Fabric Photo Transfer with Fran

Come and make a beautiful tote with photographs of your loved ones!  This would also make a super sweet surprise present for a friend who loves their pet or pals dearly! In this workshop you will learn how to transfer photographs or images onto and how to make them amazing with lots of creative techniques such as…

  • 4th Dec, 2021
  • 11:00am - 12:15pm (AEDT)
  • 203/37 Swanston St (Nicholson Building) Melbourne, 3000 VIC

Kindness Kristmas: Floral Bath Bombs with delsi

Feeling a little run down? Like some more self care in your life?   Would you like to relax into a sparkly pink bath filled with a glitter bath bomb you made yourself? Well come and learn how to make your bath bombs in this fun, hands on workshop with delsi! There will be lots of…

  • 4th Dec, 2021
  • 12:30pm - 1:45pm (AEDT)
  • L2 R3, 37 Swanston St (Nicholson Building), Melbourne, 3000 VIC

Kindness Kristmas: Linocut Greeting Cards with Emilie

Did you know that linocut has been used in printing for over a century and this technique was originally for making wallpaper?    Printing with linocut is similar to woodcut printmaking but a bit easier to work with (because it has no grain to consider like wood). In this class, you will learn the entire…

  • 4th Dec, 2021
  • 2:00pm - 3:15pm (AEDT)
  • Level 2 Room 3/37 Swanston St (Nicholson Building), Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

This event is part of the Melbourne Christmas Festival. More information on other Christmassy events here.

The featured image above is borrowed and edited, with thanks, from Visual Stories – Micheile