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in anything and everything

It happens on weekday evenings in cafes, bars and other spaces around Melbourne – and also online.
Classes usually have about 20 people to keep it friendly.

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Easy Peasy Recycling with Consuelo (Online)

Putting the bins out can feel like a boring life chore. But Consuelo is committed to making waste reduction and smart recycling an activity to make you smile.   Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of waste your household is producing? Recyclables alone can fill a wheelie bin each week.  Are you looking to be more…

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Succulent Terrariums with Maria

Terrariums are easy to take care and very trendy!   You can make closed ones, where you create your own ecosystem. Or open ones, which are more suited to succulents and cacti. In this class, we will learn how to make our own open terrarium from scratch. Think of it as “mini-landscaping”! Should I add…

Punch Needle Embroidery with Natalia

Punch needle embroidery just got cool!   And we get why. . . They look so pretty and vibrant,  and the process is super cathartic.   Join us for a fun workshop and learn all the basics to create your own punch needle embroidery. You will not only take home your original craft piece but will…

  • 27th Sep, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEST)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Laughter Movement: Laugh Yourself to Freedom with Joshinder (Online)

Need a refreshing and revitalising break? Then join us and Laugh yourself to freedom through laughter yoga and dance! The most fun way to shed inhibitions? Movement therapy that uses laughter as a tool to move and free the body. This fun and hands-on class is for anyone interested in exploring their wellbeing and pushing away…

  • 27th Sep, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEST)
  • Online

Posing & Angles – How to Look Good in Any Photo with Natalia

Have you ever wondered why you look amazing in the mirror but next minute you see yourself in photos, you think it’s just meh?   We all want to look good both in real life AND in photos.   In this workshop, we will go through the tips and tricks of taking that perfect shot.…

  • 27th Sep, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEST)
  • L3 R14, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne, 3000 VIC

Spring Knitting: Plant-based Yarns for Beginners with Clare

Knitting remains a fun and useful skill across the ages - whether it's a beginner's scarf, a cosy blanket or complex garments. But knitting isn't only for the winter months, and it's for more than just warm woollen creations. Spring has sprung and our knitting teacher, Clare, has turned her attention to vegan plant-based fibres and…

  • 27th Sep, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEST)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St (Nicholson Building), Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Create your own Rug with Valerie

Come and learn how to make your own beautiful rug! You'll learn how to use fabric to create a series of Amish or toothbrush knots with which to create a super pretty circular rug. You can use pretty new fabric or even upcycle scraps of fabric you have lying around your home! A lovely way to…

  • 28th Sep, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEST)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Tastes of India: Fast, Easy and Delicious Indian Cooking for Beginners with Shalome (Online)

Have you ever been let down by Indian takeout because the flavours didn't quite hit your palate the way they should have?  Does preparing Indian food for the first time feel intimidating?  Intricate? Requiring far too many spices! ?   Your teacher Shalome knows how you feel - she's been there too.  Craving home-style Indian cooking…

  • 28th Sep, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEST)
  • Online

Concrete Crafts: Make a Planter with Maria

From humble construction material to popular home decor, concrete is being used as a designer material for candle holders, planters, platters, plus more. Come to this class and learn how to use concrete in your craft and design projects and make a planter to take home with you. What will we cover? We will make…

  • 28th Sep, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEST)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

The Hero’s Journey: A Reflective Tool for Navigating Change, Challenge and Chaos with Lisa (Online)

Star Wars, Thelma and Louise, The Godfather, Mean Girls - very different movies, yet all share the underlying story arc of the Hero’s Journey. The Hero’s Journey is a classic story-telling structure reflecting adventure, conflict and ultimately triumph over adversity. The symbolism of the journey is compelling as the themes contained in The Hero’s Journey…

  • Ticket sales for this class have been suspended.

Make your own Jesmonite Terrazzo Coaster with Sarah

Come try out and learn about this versatile casting materials - Jesmonite - and its diverse colours, textures and finishes.  Jesmonite is a water-based and eco-friendly resin. Unlike other resins, it's non-toxic and has no dangerous fumes. Put this material to enjoyable and practical use and learn how to create the terrazzo effect to make your own attractive coaster. This is a beginner-friendly class with…

  • 28th Sep, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEST)
  • L3 R14, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne, 3000 VIC

Sex: Pleasure Anatomy with Louise

This class is all about pleasure! Sex educator Louise Bourchier will teach you the ins-and-outs of sexual anatomy so you can maximise pleasure in your sex life (whether solo or partnered). Rather than the reproductive focus most of us learned in school, Louise’s style of grown-up sex ed focuses on the feel-good aspects of sex…

  • 29th Sep, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEST)
  • L3 R14, 37 Swanston St (Nicholson Building), Melbourne, 3000 VIC

Beef Potsticker Dumplings with Qing

We all love dumplings, but how many of us can create this yumminess in our own kitchen?   In this class we will explore the history of Chinese dumplings before learning how to make your own beef dumpling potstickers to cook at home! What we will cover? In this lesson you will learn how to:…

  • 29th Sep, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEST)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Handmade Prawn Dumplings with Qing

We all love dumplings, but how many of us can create this deliciousness in our own kitchen?   In this class we will explore the history of Chinese dumplings before learning how to make your own prawn dumplings to cook at home! What we will cover? In this lesson you will learn how to: Make…

  • 29th Sep, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEST)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Happy Houseplants with Pat (Online)

Is your Ficus flagging?   Your Pothos pouting?   Does your Hoya look haggard?   Well no more! Join Pat to learn the fundamentals of looking after house plants to ensure they are vibrant and happy. What will we cover? The fundamentals of how to care for your house plants, including: Basic plant physiologyWhen and…

  • 3rd Oct, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)
  • Online

Brewing Kombucha with Jen

So here's the curiosity of kombucha – how can you make such a deliciously flavoured Summery drink from something that is so seriously unattractive? ! The basis of kombucha brewing is the SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast). It's a bit odd and yucky looking,  but it’s what creates magic (lit. kombucha) out of the…

  • 3rd Oct, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)
  • L3 R14, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne, 3000 VIC

Feldenkrais – Deep Rest for Better Sleep with Ralph (Online)

Is the tempo of life creeping faster and faster? Or is there more on your mind as you try to drift off? Perhaps your over-worked body has aches and strains. Whatever is keeping you from the sleep you need, you can improve your sleep with Feldenkrais! The Feldenkrais Method® (Feldenkrais) is a universal method for improving human life…

  • 3rd Oct, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • Online

Gemstone & Wirewrap Trees with Brittany

Learn the art of wire wrapping by making your own gorgeous gemstone tree. It is fun and simple to do - you just need a little patience!   This class is beginner friendly and all materials are provided.  Unique tools can be made available to support different levels of fine motor skills - please let us know when…

  • 3rd Oct, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • L3 R14, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne, 3000 VIC

Middle East Dessert Feast with Natalie (Online)

"It was so delicious I made it three times in three days! " "The fragrance and presence of rose is beautiful. Best of all it’s the easiest dessert I’ve ever made. " Join us and learn a popular and economical Middle Eastern dessert to enjoy and to serve: Mhalabiyeh or fragrant milk pudding. What will we…

  • 4th Oct, 2022
  • 12:15pm - 1:15pm (AEDT)
  • Online

Money Mentality Makeover with Alex (Online)

Do you ever find yourself repeating the same old money patterns? Feeling pessimistic about money? Does your bank balance stay roughly at the same amount year in and year out even if your income increases?  Or do you seem to have an invisible glass income ceiling that you can’t break? Well, this is super common!…

  • 4th Oct, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)
  • Online

Native Plant Bush Dyeing with Kylie

If you have always wanted to try your hand at Bush Dyeing then this is the class for you! Indigenous peoples have been carrying out this practise for thousands of years and then passing on this knowledge. We are lucky enough to be joined by Kylie - a proud Darug and Wiradjuri First Nations person who is also…

  • 4th Oct, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:45pm (AEDT)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Nature Journaling with Kylie

Connecting to nature is an innate need - at a cellular level we benefit from nature.  Nature Journaling is a fun and creative workshop that brings nature, art and mindfulness together in a social setting. Nature Journaling is all about observing, being with,  and enjoying nature. Through this mindful practice you can gain lots of mental health benefits. Come and join…

  • 4th Oct, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Erotica Writing with Toya (Online)

Erotica is a powerful tool to help create desire and arousal in your sex life. It is also an excellent way to develop and explore your own fantasies and sexuality.   In this class we will explore the history of erotica and try to determine what makes 'good' erotica. We will also experiment with writing…

  • 4th Oct, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • Online

Macrame Fringe Plant Hangers with Courtney

How cute are these macrame fringe plant hangers? ! Easy to make and stunning to display your plants around your home with a short or long fringe Come and learn some basic knots as well as going away with a stunning fringe planter. All materials provided, just come and have a wonderful time! Feel free…

  • 5th Oct, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Urban Sketching for Beginners: Views from Home with Emilie (Online)

We’ve all heard of urban sketching, a lovely art form creating quick rough sketches while on location, walking around the city or parks.   It’s more about the essence of the moment and the fun process than a polished end result.    Normally these sketches fill notebooks along with comments and thoughts about the places…

  • 5th Oct, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)
  • Online

Synchronised Swimming for Newbies with Eastern Sirens and Prateeti

Synchronised swimming (or officially known as Artistic Swimming) is a low-impact, fun, team sport for all ages and genders. It was first included in the Olympic Games in 1984, and has since evolved and expanded. Swimmers can compete in the following events: solo, duet, team, combination routine, highlight routine and mixed duet. Synchronised swimming is…

  • 5th Oct, 2022
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm (AEDT)
  • 14 Dawson St, Brunswick VIC 3056

Macrame Drink Bottle Holders with Courtney

Come and learn how to make a super cute and functional drink bottle holder out of macrame!   These cute and practical bottle holders are great for taking your water or wine with you wherever you go! What will we cover? This fun and easy Macrame workshop will teach you: Some basic macrame knotsHow to construct a…

  • 5th Oct, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • L3 R14, 37 Swanston St (Nicholson Building) Melbourne, 3000 VIC

Colour Theory for Watercolour with Emilie (Online)

Watercolour is a wonderful medium to start learning about the basics of colour theory. Get your watercolour set and join this class to learn all about composing a colour palette and mixing your watercolours!   We’ll work on a couple of illustrations exploring the full spectrum of colour and learn to control the tonal value…

  • 5th Oct, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • Online

Shibari 101: Rope Bondage with Harley

Join us for a guided journey into the exciting world of rope bondage. Designed for curious, caring creatures, this class will explore the art form's potential for profound intimacy, connection and trust building. We will learn the important foundations of safety and rope-craft before learning some basic yet effective techniques for empowering your inner rope-top. The lesson structure is…

  • 6th Oct, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Intro to Shibari: Creating Deeper Intimacy with Harley

Join us for a guided journey into the exciting world of Shibari rope bondage and its capacity for harnessing attentive intimacy. Designed for curious, caring creatures, this class will explore the art form's potential for profound intimacy, connection and trust building. We will learn the important foundations of safety and rope-craft before learning some basic yet effective techniques…

  • 6th Oct, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Pride Snap Button Pins or Rings with Raize

Snap button rings and snap button pins are fun accessories that support removable, switchable designs. Basically, a ring or pin with multiple designs in one! We think they're perfect for sharing personal messages and images of pride and identity - whatever that is for you.   Why not include your pronouns, flags, colours that represent you.…

  • 10th Oct, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:45pm (AEDT)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Job Seeking Strategies That Work with John (Online)

Looking for a job is never easy. It can be a daunting journey and an emotional rollercoaster ride, with awesome highs but also devastating lows. Right now the job market is going through significant of change.  To remain connected and competitive, you need to go beyond the norm. It is said that only 20% of jobs…

  • 10th Oct, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)
  • Online

Share Market Investing for Beginners with Meg (Online)

Are you curious about the Stock Market, but feel cautious or under-confident? Need someone to explain the bare basics about investing money? Learn why investing your money is more important than ever in a class that welcomes everyone. What will we cover? We've got interactive activities to help you get your head around stocks, ETFs and…

  • 10th Oct, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • Online

Cute Closed Terrariums with Maddy

Terrariums are cute, super fun to make and easy to care for.   If you kill even the most un-killable of cacti but still yearn for some greenery at your office or home, then working with terrariums might be your best bet. A Terrarium is hassle-free and if you do it right you never have…

  • 10th Oct, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • Level 3, Room 15, 37 Swanston St

Intro to Pottery with Pouya

Come and explore the world of pottery and clay modelling! Art teacher Pouya, will guide you through an introduction to pottery and will support you to make your own piece of pottery art. You might like to make an engraved plate, a little pot or both! At the end of the workshop you will walk away…

  • 11th Oct, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Sewing a Bucket Hat with Robyn

What’s it all about? Hey bucket head, let's sew a bucket hat! Not quite the faded terry-towelling bucket hat of your grandpa in the garden, but a durable and reversible design using the never-say-die fabric - denim. Denim is a wonderful fabric and it wears and ages so well. Create some fringing, or colour contrast.…

  • 11th Oct, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:45pm (AEDT)
  • L3, Room 14-15, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne, 3000 VIC

The Joy of Creative Writing with Ashley (Online)

Whether you haven’t written creatively since high school or you’re the author of 10 books, this fun class will help you get your creativity flowing. Through a series of timed writing exercises, we’ll explore different ways to access the creative recesses of our minds and surprise ourselves! You might be a writer working on a…

  • 11th Oct, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • Online

Vintage Tea Towel Summer Bag with Robyn

What’s it all about? Linen is a wonderful material, all the better when it's soft from wear. And even better better when it has a fun, vintage design! Do you have a draw full of these at home?  Or some special ones you haven't wanted to use?  Well you wouldn't be along. Laneway has plenty!…

  • 11th Oct, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • L3, Room 14-15, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne, 3000 VIC

Mixed Media Collage with Astrid

Collage as a medium allows us to take chaos from the world around us and transform it into art. Whether through a political statement, identity exploration, sensuality, or the acknowledgement of beauty, collaging helps us make sense of the world.   Most importantly,  college is about having fun, stepping outside your creative comfort zone and experimenting with different…

  • 11th Oct, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • L3 R14, 37 Swanston St (Nicholson Building) Melbourne, 3000 VIC

Plantiful Lunchtimes: Kokedama Moss Balls

Plantiful Lunchtimes is a series of short 30-45mins workshops designed to have a break from WFH or daily routine, happening at Micro-Labs in the city. Let's get our hands dirty and discover the amazing mental wellbeing qualities of gardening and indoor plants! Kokedama is an ancient Japanese botanical art like bonsai or ikebana art. The word ‘Kokedama’…

  • 12th Oct, 2022
  • 12:00pm - 12:45pm (AEDT)
  • 227-229 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Watercolours for Beginners: Native Birds with Marloes (Online)

Join wildlife artist Marloes and learn to paint native birds with watercolours. Marloes will guide you through the steps and methods for applying and manipulating these mediums,  as well as tricks and tips to get awesomely realistic (and sometimes not so realistic) effects.    Join us for a fun session that’s a great way to start your journey into watercolour!…

  • 12th Oct, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)
  • Online

Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Paints with Serene

Come and learn how to create vibrant paints from all-natural ingredients! Creating eco-friendly paints is a great way to cut down on your plastic use and food waste, and you can create some really interesting effects for use in your art projects - all from simple, everyday household items. Once you have made your paints, you…

  • 12th Oct, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)
  • L3 R14, 37 Swanston St (Nicholson Building), Melbourne, 3000 VIC

DIY Interior Design: Hero Piece Driven Design with Belinda (Online)

Want to decorate or renovate your home but have no idea where to start? Don't know what your 'style' is? Have you saved a whole heap of seemingly random images in Pinterest? Interior Designer, Belinda, will show you how easy interior design can be with her 'hero piece driven design' process. This process is applicable to…

  • 12th Oct, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • Online

Scottish Dancing with Grant and Hayley

Music and dancing are a fun and important part of Scottish culture - a way to get together in group participation and with high spirits and energy. If you've ever been to a ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) you've surely felt the pull to join in.   Here's your chance to learn some introductory dance steps and songs…

  • 12th Oct, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • L3 R14, 37 Swanston St (Nicholson Building), Melbourne, 3000 VIC

Queer Social: Collage for the Soul with Yianni

Collage isn't new, it been around for thousands of years. But collage can allow us to be kids again. Think outside of the square and construct imaginary worlds, scenarios and even poetry. Discover how collage can help us loosen up, relax and even discover things about ourselves.  Lets have fun and have some interesting conversations…

  • 13th Oct, 2022
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm (AEDT)
  • L3 R14, 37 Swanston St (Nicholson Building), Melbourne, 3000 VIC

Pixel Macrame Wall Art with Maria

Pixel macrame is a type of macrame that uses only one knot to create cute pixel images. It's very easy to learn and mindful to work, you can create very intricate images as long as they are rendered in pixels or squares (think any cross stitch pattern, any Mindcraft or 8bit video game. . .…

  • 13th Oct, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Plantiful Lunchtimes: Succulent and cacti terrariums

Plantiful Lunchtimes is a series of short 30-45mins workshops designed to have a break from WFH or daily routine, happening at Micro-Labs in the city. Let's get our hands dirty and discover the amazing mental wellbeing qualities of gardening and indoor plants! Terrariums are easy to take care and very trendy!  You can make closed ones, where…

  • 19th Oct, 2022
  • 12:00pm - 12:45pm (AEDT)
  • 227-229 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Plantiful Lunchtimes: Flow Art Pots

Plantiful Lunchtimes is a series of short 30-45mins workshops designed to have a break from WFH or daily routine, happening at Micro-Labs in the city. Let's get our hands dirty and discover the amazing mental wellbeing qualities of gardening and indoor plants! Paint pouring is lots of fun and so easy to get stunning results whether you…

  • 26th Oct, 2022
  • 12:00pm - 12:45pm (AEDT)
  • 227-229 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Ice-breakers and Social Conversations Practice with Pouya

Are your social skills a bit rusty after the pandemic? Maybe you'd like to improve them and feel more at ease in any social setting? Or are you a social pro but want to get past smalltalk and have deeper chats with friends and strangers alike? Join us for an engaging class learning some fun…

  • 26th Oct, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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SOLD OUT – QUEER SOCIAL – Queer Auslan with Hadley

Come and learn how to have a conversation with D/deaf and hard of hearing queers who use Auslan (Australian Sign Language). We will explore queer specific Auslan signs as well as do's and don'ts when approaching D/deaf and hard of hearing people.   This event will be half social chats with a bunch of like minded…

  • 27th Oct, 2022
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm (AEDT)
  • L3 R14, 37 Swanston St (Nicholson Building), Melbourne, 3000 VIC

Intro to Pattern Making: Summer Skirts with Vivian

Have you always wanted to learn how to design and create your own clothes - here's your chance! In this pattern making class, you will draft a basic skirt block based on your own body measurements. This class is perfect for total beginners who want to start learning flat pattern making! You'll walk away with…

  • 8th Nov, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)
  • L3 R14, 37 Swanston St (Nicholson Building) Melbourne, 3000 VIC

Queer Social: Intro to Linocut with Emilie

More than just a floor covering!    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…

  • 17th Nov, 2022
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm (AEDT)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St (Nicholson Building), Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Queer Social: Pride Snap Button Pins or Rings with Raize

Would you like to accessorise yourself with a handmade pin or ring that proudly celebrates your gender and/or sexuality? This snap button rings and pins allow you to change the top and have lots of different designs in one. What a cute way to let others know that you are part of the community!  They…

  • 1st Dec, 2022
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm (AEDT)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St (Nicholson Building), Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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