Melbourne's cheap, fun classes
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.

Please note: You will need to be double vaccinated to attend in person class as per Victorian government measures. Find out more here.

Upcoming Melbourne Classes

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Watercolour for Beginners: Colourful Cats with Emilie (Online)

Come and enjoy the wonderful world of watercolour paintings! This beginners class will teach you skills and techniques to create your own piece of watercolour art. You will experiment with colour and shapes to create a beautiful image of your cat, or your neighbours or a fictional one from your imagination! What will we cover?…

  • 24th Jan, 2022
  • 12:15pm - 1:15pm (AEDT)
  • Online

Personalise Your Clothes using Embroidery with Fran

Want to learn how to customise your own clothes? In this beginners class, Fran will take us through the basic stitches, materials and fabrics you can use to create adorable designs on fabric. We'll practice a little and then attempt to personalise a piece of clothing with some simple but effective designs. What will we cover? In…

  • 24th Jan, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Intro to Historical Linguistics with Theresa (Online)

What do J. R. R. Tolkien, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Amy Adams have in common? They’re all historical linguists! * Learn about the history of language in a 75-minute introductory class on Historical Linguistics. Together, we will explore how the field developed and the changing meanings of words and language. This class is suitable for people who have…

  • 24th Jan, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (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!…

  • 24th Jan, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • Online

Acrylic Painting for Beginners: Starry Flinders St with Fran

Ever wanted to paint the most famous Melbourne landmark, but intimidated by where to start? Maybe you have always wanted to try painting with acrylics but had no idea where to start! In this class, you will be taken step by step through a guided painting tutorial of the iconic Flinders St station with options…

  • 24th Jan, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Guided Journal Writing with Ingrid (Online)

Life sure is a roller coaster ride. Whether you’re having an up or down moment, it’s always inspiring when you have a breakthrough and are motivated by your own fresh perspective. In this class you’ll learn a practical way of coaching yourself. Through a guided, self-reflective journal writing process, you’ll be surprised and delighted as…

  • 25th Jan, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)
  • Online

Build Your Own Website with Sowmiya

Ever wanted to build a website? Were you worried that it was all a bit too complicated! Well, Sowmiya is here to teach you how to do it in just 75 minutes! Whether you are a small business owner or a student who wants to showcase your portfolio, this could be a great opportunity to…

  • 25th Jan, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Sustainable Summer Wardrobes with Jenna (Online)

As we head into Summer, let's learn how to develop a sustainable Summer wardrobe that is clear of clutter and better for the environment! Even if you are an avid thrifter or someone who hates shopping, having a wardrobe that is clear of clutter and easy to maintain makes our lives so much easier! Learn…

  • 25th Jan, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • Online

Rainbow Eco 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 neon coloured bath bomb you made yourself? Come and learn how to make your own eco-glitter bath bombs in this fun, hands on workshop! Ex high-school teacher/DIY beauty product lover,…

  • 25th Jan, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • L3 R14, 37 Swanston St (Nicholson Building), Melbourne, 3000 VIC

Enrich your Dog’s Life with Harriet (Online)

The terms 'enrichment' and 'mental stimulation' have become more commonplace in the dog world, but what do they really mean?   Providing species appropriate outlets for your dog can make them happier, healthier and much easier to live with.   It can also help you understand what makes your dog tick and how to build an even better relationship with them.…

  • 31st Jan, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)
  • Online

Intro to Pattern Making: Summer Skirts with Vivian

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

  • 31st Jan, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)
  • L3 R14, 37 Swanston St (Nicholson Building) 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…

  • 31st Jan, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • Online

Spanish Croquetas with La Croqueteria

Have fun learning how to make authentic Spanish croquetas while chatting about these delicious delicacies - their origin and history, the different versions of croquettes around the world and what makes them so popular.   We will get our hands in the dough, learning how to make the perfect bechamel and the best way to…

  • 31st Jan, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • L3 R14, 37 Swanston St (Nicholson Building) Melbourne, 3000 VIC

Kokedama: Japanese Moss Balls with Maria

Please note:  You will need to be double vaccinated to attend this class. You will need to check in via the Victorian Service app which can be linked to your vaccination certificate.  Find out more here. Kokedama is an ancient Japanese botanical art like bonsai or ikebana art.   The word ‘Kokedama’ means ‘moss ball’…

  • 1st Feb, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)
  • 203/37 Swanston St, Melbourne, 3000 VIC

The Joy of Sex (Toys) with Toya

Pleasure comes in many forms and some of them vibrate! Whether you are a solo adventurer or a partnered powerhouse, there is a fascinating world of pleasure devices out there just waiting to be explored. This course allows you to get hands on as we explore the who, what, how andsometimes why of sex toys and their…

  • 1st Feb, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)
  • L3 R14, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne, 3000 VIC

Investment for Everyone with Scott (Online)

Come along to get the low-down on investment markets and learn how you can get started without having a truckload of money! What will we cover? We will unpack: - How the investment markets work - Tips and traps around the share and property markets - What drives return - How easy it is to…

  • 1st Feb, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • Online

Vikings and Magical Language: The Runes with Colleen (Online)

Start diving into the Norse World and its magical language: The Runes.  Look into the Futhark alphabet, its history and various uses in Viking life and mysticism. What will we cover? Let's explore the complete Runic alphabetHow to write using the Futhark.  Learn the contexts in which you will find Runes, how significant they were to Viking life and…

  • 1st Feb, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • Online

Impactful mindfulness practices: 10 Seconds of Calm with Natalie (Online)

The holidays can be triggers for some people - stress, frustration, worry, and feeling overwhelmed. People, life, children, families, the pandemic - there is a lot going on for most of us at the moment. How do you react to your triggers? Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, depressed, nervous, worried, frustrated, annoyed? And how…

  • 1st Feb, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • Online

Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Paints with Serene

Come and learn how to create paints all from natural ingredients! Creating eco-friendly paints is a great way to cut down on your plastic use and waste! And you can create some really interesting effects for use in your art projects! Once you have made your paints, you will learn how to draw and paint a realistic Maori…

  • 2nd Feb, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)
  • L3 R14, 37 Swanston St (Nicholson Building), Melbourne, 3000 VIC

Creative Photo Collage: The Ice-Cream Challenge with Emilie

Collage is the art of arranging existing images in combination with other elements (wallpaper or text such as newspaper) to create a composite work of art.   It is a fantastic way of starting a new creative practice as no drawing or particular skills are needed. Anyone can collage like a pro!   Collages are great…

  • 2nd Feb, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)
  • L3 R14, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne, 3000 VIC

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…

  • 2nd Feb, 2022
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm (AEDT)
  • 14 Dawson St, Brunswick VIC 3056

Polymer Clay Beads with Emilie

Polymer clay is so much fun to use but it's not as simple as you might think! There are different types of clay, baking times, texture. . . In this workshop, we will learn how to work it making our own beads for a necklace, bracelet, key ring or whatever! We'll learn how to shape,…

  • 2nd Feb, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • L3 R14, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne, 3000 VIC

Personalised Cross-Stitch with delsi

Come and make a personalised cross-stitch to decorate your home or gift to a pal! delsi will teach you about the world of counted cross-stitch, how to follow a pattern or create your own designs. You will also learn how to stitch words so you can personalise your cross-stitch with a pals name or cute…

  • 2nd Feb, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • L3 R14, 37 Swanston St (Nicholson Building) Melbourne, 3000 VIC

Illustrated To Do Lists with Emilie (Online)

When life is giving you lemons, sometimes it's nice to plan some nice things into your day. Come and hang out with artist and educator Emilie to learn how to conjure up illustrated to do lists, filled with beautiful ways to brighten up your day. It will serve as a lovely reminder of all the…

  • 7th Feb, 2022
  • 12:15pm - 1:15pm (AEDT)
  • Online

Paint Pour Pots with Maria

Please note:  You will need to be double vaccinated to attend this class. You will need to check in via the Victorian Service app which can be linked to your vaccination certificate.  Find out more here. Paint pouring is lots of fun and so easy to get stunning results whether you are a creative person…

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

Doodle Journaling 101 with Bimba (Online)

When was the last time you picked up a journal?  This doodle journaling workshop is a gentle invitation for you to reflect, imagine and get curious about your life. Doodle Journalling is a great opportunity to get an insight to how you are really feeling about yourself and the world, what might be worrying you…

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

A Beginners Guide to Crypto Currency with Lowina (Online)

There is so much chat about crypto at the moment but what's it all about? Maybe you have thought about investing but have no idea where to start. Well crypto Queen Lowina is here to take away some of the mystery about this investment option. She will offer you clear investment strategies into this alternative investing platform so you…

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

Cute Closed Terrariums with delsi

Moss terrariums are 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 moss might be your best bet. A Moss Terrarium is hassle-free and if you do it right you never…

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

Intro to Asian Sauces: Sweet, Sour, Salt and Spice with Cristina

Asian sauces and condiments are full of fantastic flavour and funk! But, they can be intimidating to navigate. There are, ENDLESS different types, after all. Regular soy sauce, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce - what even is the difference? If you've asked yourself that questions before, then this workshop will be right up your…

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

Galaxy Candle Holders with Maria

Once I had a candle holder full of little stars and when you lit it up, it would project a galaxy everywhere!  Let's make our own crazy colourful candle holder using polymer clay.  You can make a galaxy, your initials or just keep it simple. What will we cover? Within this hands on workshop you will learn…

  • 8th Feb, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)
  • 203/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Self Care Strategies with Eddy (Online)

Living in a fast paced society that demands our constant attention can be difficult to navigate - especially when you don't feel you are in the best mental space.  So how do we get ourselves into a better mental space? Well, self care can really help! Self care can look different to everyone! Bubble baths are…

  • 8th Feb, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)
  • Online

Vision Boards: Setting Sparkly Goals with delsi

Why create a vision board? After the last two years and with a very uncertain 2022 - a vision board can be a great way to refocus and find purpose for the new year. The process will help you think about what you would like your 2022 to look like and focus in on some…

  • 8th Feb, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Make your own Perfume: Summer Scents with Lily

Have you been looking for eco-friendly, vegan or a natural perfume? Maybe you've always wanted to design your own signature scent! Come and join Lily for this much anticipated Laneway Learning workshop, natural perfume workshop!   During this workshop, we will be capturing the scent of Summer with a vast selection of smells to mix to…

  • 9th Feb, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)
  • 203/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Intro to Acrylic Pour Painting with Emilie

Who hasn't seen a video of paint pouring?   It's soothing, it's colourful and it's definitely fun!   Join us and learn how to make your own pour art which is a little more involved than you may have thought but the results are pretty spectacular. Then, we'll get started designing our own and we'll all go…

  • 9th Feb, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Make your own Perfume: Summer Scents with Lily

Have you been looking for eco-friendly, vegan or a natural perfume? Maybe you've always wanted to design your own signature scent! Come and join Lily for this much anticipated Laneway Learning workshop, natural perfume workshop!   During this workshop, we will be capturing the scent of Summer with a vast selection of smells to mix to…

  • 9th Feb, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • 203/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Intro to Acrylic Pour Painting with Emilie

Who hasn't seen a video of paint pouring?   It's soothing, it's colourful and it's definitely fun!   Join us and learn how to make your own pour art which is a little more involved than you may have thought but the results are pretty spectacular. Then, we'll get started designing our own and we'll all go…

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

Screen Printing 101: Design your own Tote Bag with Fran

This introduction to screen printing is a hands-on workshop where we will get our hands dirty making original, fun tote bags - perfect to take to the market! This class will cover techniques needed to start you on your way to screen printing success and how to bring your ideas to life with easy techniques.…

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

Hand Sewing 101: Make a Personalised Pillow Case with Fran

Come and join Fran for a cute evening creating your very own hand sewn pillow! You will learn how to hand sew your own personal pillow case.  And how to utilise fabric paints and stitching techniques to personalise it. Perhaps you will write your loved ones initials or stitch a bunch of cute cats! All materials…

  • 15th Feb, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • 203/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Intro to Kamishibai Paper Theatre with Anna

Love manga? Looking for another way to tell stories to children? Or you just love stories, period. Bring out the visual and oral teller in you through Kamishibai (or paper theatre). Learn how you can tell a story using picture cards. Kamishibai is a Japanese storytelling artform that involves a tabletop stage, a set of…

  • 16th Feb, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)
  • 203/37 Swanston St, Melbourne, 3000 VIC

Printmaking for Beginners: Milk Carton Printing with Emilie

If you visit galleries in Australia and around the world, you will often see prints made by artists using engraved copper or zinc plates.    You can do this at home but with an easy hack – using milk cartons or juice boxes! In this workshop you will learn how to design an image for…

  • 16th Feb, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Tension – The Art of Shibari 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 forms 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…

  • 16th Feb, 2022
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • 203/37 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 to create a super pretty circular rug. You can use pretty new fabric or even upsycle scraps of fabric you have lying around your home! Your wonderful teacher Val will…

  • 2nd Mar, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Portrait Collage with Vivian

A photo carries lot of memories.   Now that digital photos have become so cheap and accessible, a handmade photo can sometimes feel a little more special. In this Portrait Collage workshop, you’ll learn how to turn a digital photo intoa handmade collage.   You could give it as a gift or keep it as a treat…

  • 4th Apr, 2022
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEST)
  • L3 R14, 37 Swanston St (Nicholson Building) Melbourne, 3000 VIC

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