Queer Social

Learning new things has so many benefits, from developing new skills to increasing mental wellbeing. And it’s also just fun!

So come and join us for a new  workshop series and be surrounded by other lovely queer people – you could also meet your new best friend or soul mate! 😉

We will be learning anything and everything – from how to make home-make cute terrariums, to money management hot tips and how to make a unicorn cupcake!

There will also be fun little games to get you mingling and chill times at the end to hang out in our colourful space. 

The workshops are also super cheap thanks to a bunch of legend sponsors like City of Melbourne, Merri Bek council , City of Port Phillip, City of Kingston, City of Maribyrnong and Darebin City  – thank you x 100 for being on board to support us queers!

ACCESSIBILITY 

  • Wheelchair Accessible Venue
  • Gender Neutral Bathrooms
  • Quiet Spaces
  • Low Level Music
  • Discounted Tickets
  • Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
  • Auslan Interpreted Upon Request 

Queer Socials Coming Up

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Queer Social Footscray: No Needle Knitting via Cosy Pillows with Maria

Can you make a big chunky pillow in 30mins? Yes you can! In this class, we'll learn a No-needle knitting technique using the chunkiest, softest yarn. You'll leave with a new fun hobby and a new cozy pillow everyone will be able to finish during the class. This event will be half social chats with…

  • 30th May, 2024
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm (AEST)
  • 3 Harris St, Yarraville Vic 3013

Queer Social: Erotic Art for Everyone! With Cherie

Queer socials are community events that are half social chats with a bunch of like minded queer people and half fun, educational and interactive workshop. All workshops are taught by queers, for queers. Learn how to work with pastels and mix media to create your first piece of erotic art!  Erotic art usually includes all sorts…

  • 5th Jun, 2024
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm (AEST)
  • 79/81 Fitzroy St, St Kilda VIC 3182

Queer Social Darebin: Sex – Pleasure Anatomy for Every-Body with Louise

This class is all about pleasure! Queer 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 heteronormative, reproductive focus most of us learned in school, Louise’s style of grown-up sex ed focuses on the feel-good aspects.…

  • 6th Jun, 2024
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm (AEST)
  • 488 High St, Preston VIC 3072, Australia

Queer Social: Leathercraft Basics – Make a Leather Purse with Gosia

Queer socials are community events that are half social chats with a bunch of like minded queer people and half fun, educational and interactive workshop. Discover the art of Leathercraft! In this workshop, you’ll learn the fundamentals of leatherworking while creating your own unique and sustainable leather pouch. Using 100% repurposed leather, you'll be guided through…

  • 12th Jun, 2024
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm (AEST)
  • 79/81 Fitzroy St, St Kilda VIC 3182

Queer Social Footscray: Life Drawing For Everyone with Billie

Life drawing is an artistic practice focused on drawing the human body in different poses and gestures. It's about observation, sketching and drawing but above all it's about having fun! In this very beginner classes we'll have a nude model in a series of quick and longer poses.  No art experience required - just come and…

  • 13th Jun, 2024
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm (AEST)
  • 3 Harris St, Yarraville Vic 3013

Queer Social Darebin: 3D Collages with Yianni

Collage can sometimes be seen as just a 2D art form, but adding texture and depth can add another dimension to a work, offering perspective, depth of field, a greater level of realism and sometimes some trickery of the eye. Come and explore the possibility of the depths and heights of collage, have a good…

  • 13th Jun, 2024
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm (AEST)
  • 218 High St, Preston VIC 3072, Australia

Queer Social: Beginner Botanical Watercolours with Caro

Come and enjoy the wonderful world of watercolour painting and illustrating! Whether you're a total beginner or haven't picked up pencils and brushes in a while, watercolour is a most engaging art medium. Fall in love with the brush strokes, creating your own colours, and lose yourself in the shapes and texutres of nature and…

  • 19th Jun, 2024
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm (AEST)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Queer Social: Sculpting the Human Body with Maddy

Queer socials are community events that are half social chats with a bunch of like minded queer people and half fun, educational and interactive workshop. All workshops are taught by queers, for queers. Come and explore clay sculpting! In this class we'll learn the basics of creating a small torso of the human figure. The human…

  • 26th Jun, 2024
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm (AEST)
  • 79/81 Fitzroy St, St Kilda VIC 3182

Queer Social Footscray: Electronics & Light-up Cards with Jess

Who's the light of your life? Your queen bee? The apple of your eye? Express yourself and say it all with a handmade light-up greetings card! Reconnect with your science brain learn to make a greetings card that's extra special and memorable with a light-up effect! This beginner class will introduce you to circuits and…

  • 27th Jun, 2024
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm (AEST)

Queer Social Footscray: The Art of Shibari with Harli

Join us for a guided journey into the exciting world of rope bondage. Designed for curious, caring creatures, this class will explore the artform’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 designed…

  • 11th Jul, 2024
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm (AEST)
  • 3 Harris St, Yarraville VIC 3013, Australia

Queer Social Footscray: Queer Graphic Memoirs with Khale

Graphic storytelling is a uniquely accessible tool that can make complex and difficult topics easy for the reader to understand. Many people find a comic much easier and more comfortable to engage with than an essay or novel. Graphic storytelling can be a great way to tell our own stories - and our own nuanced…

  • 25th Jul, 2024
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm (AEST)
  • 3 Harris St, Yarraville VIC 3013, Australia

Just fill this form if you’d like to teach a class at Queer Social!

All teachers are paid and will be invited to a thank you party at the end of the workshop series.

We might receive quite a few applications so we may not be able to get back to all of you. But we will defo keep everyones application on file in case we find a suitable future spot. 

We are looking for volunteers to help us host these fabulous classes. Please read the information here and fill the form (selecting Queer Social in class format).

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WHO MANAGES QUEER SOCIAL?

Maria (She/Her),  general manager of Laneway Learning, will be running behind the scenes, preparing the scheduling and answering any questions you might have.

Raize (They/He) is our new Queer Social host and will be in charge of the social aspect as well as welcoming you into the space. Raize’s interests are reading fantasy/science fiction, crafting & arts, food & cocktails. Their favourite colour is purple.

Maddy (She/her) manages Queer Social Brunswick and teaches a few of the classes! She also plays saxophone in a few cool bands and likes to op shop for amazing finds.

Queer Social Darebin is supported by City of Darebin through their community grants.

Queer Social Footscray is possible thanks to City of Maribyrnong social grants.

Past Classes

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Queer Social Footscray: Doodling and Sketching for a Sense of Calm with Felix

Mindful doodling is about using your hands to help you focus, learning a skill to quiet your thoughts, and drawing something silly- because art should be fun! We’ll learn a mindfulness technique to help you decompress when stressed or have racing thoughts, and pair it up with learning to draw something cute and easy. By…

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Queer Social Darebin: Learn Sewing via Plush Hearts with Robert

Learn hand sewing basics while creating a cute plushie heart that can be used as a key chain or home decor! Together we'll learn how to work with plush fabric, read and cut a simple pattern and some basic stitches to get us going. Come and join us for a queer good time! This event…

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SOLD OUT – Queer Social Darebin: Boxing for Everyone with Emily

Ever wanted to try out boxing in a supportive, fun environment were everyone is welcomed? That space is Pony Club Gym and this class will have to throwing upper cuts in no time! Come and have a play, move a little and discover how much fun boxing is. This event will be half social chats…

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SOLD OUT – Queer Social Darebin – 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 queer…

Past

Queer Social Footscray: 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…

Past

Queer Social Darebin: The Art of Shibari with Harli

Join us for a guided journey into the exciting world of rope bondage. Designed for curious, caring creatures, this class will explore the artform’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 designed…

Past

Queer Social Footscray: Sex – Pleasure Anatomy for Every-Body with Louise

This class is all about pleasure! Queer 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 heteronormative, reproductive focus most of us learned in school, Louise’s style of grown-up sex ed focuses on the feel-good aspects.…

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Queer Social Darebin: Intro to Pottery with Maddy

Come and explore the world of pottery and clay modelling! Maddy will guide you through an introduction to pottery, supporting you to make your own piece of pottery art from air-dry clay. You might like to make an engraved plate, a little pinch pot or both!   At the end of the workshop you will walk…

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SOLD OUT – Queer Social Footscray: Textured Acrylic Painting with Robert

Get grounded and feel like a child again with this textured painting class! Have you seen those videos on Tiktok with the palettes and blobs of paint? Well, this is your class! Mix Paint with a variety of mediums such as sand, gesso, charcoal, flour, leaves etc to create textured masterpieces. Use a variety of…

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Queer Social Darebin: DIY Screen Print a Tote Bag with Maddy

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.…

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Queer Social Footscray: Big Bold Polymer Clay Jewellery with Maria

Polymer clay is an accessible, colourful and versatile material - a lot of fun to use,  but even better with some introductory tips to get you going. There are different types of clays and bake times, and different techniques to create shapes, blend colours, emboss, and express your colourful polymer visions! We'll put this into practice and…

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Queer Social Moorabbin: Cheeky Clay Ornaments with Maddy

Come and explore the hands-on fun of pottery and clay modelling! In this workshop we'll work with embossing sheets and elements to create fun textures in our ornaments. We'll also have golden and silver foil, lettering, ribbons. . . we'll also have a huge amount of cheeky fun quotes and ideas! Join us and make a…

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Queer Social Moorabbin: Soap Making 101 with Maddy

Soap is a staple,  everyday item, but do we really understand how it's made and how it works? Let alone how to make good choice about what soap to use - for our skin and for the environment? In this hands-on class you'll learn all about the natural chemical reaction that creates soap, what to look…

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Queer Social Moorabbin: 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 this…

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Queer Social Moorabbin: Snap Button Jewellery 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!  …

Past

Queer Social Moorabbin: Sex – Pleasure Anatomy for Every-Body with Louise

This class is all about pleasure! Queer 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 heteronormative, reproductive focus most of us learned in school, Louise’s style of grown-up sex ed focuses on the feel-good aspects.…

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Queer Social Moorabbin: Acrylic Pour Art with Robert

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, galactic, swirly and eye-catching. Then, we'll get started designing our own…

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Queer Social Moorabbin: Sewing Basics – Badges, Berets and Boobs with Raize

Sewing is a really nifty skill. From small clothing repairs and alterations, to bold accessories and costumes! Come and learn some beginner sewing stitches and techniques and put your new found skills to use sewing a felt beret or some felt badges ( we are doing boob beret and pronoun badges for example). You can…

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Queer Social Moorabbin: Car Troubles – Common Problems and Easy Fixes with Richo

Ever wondered how to jump start a car or change a tyre?   Fuse blown but don't know where to look?   Got somewhere to go but need a tow?   Learn the skills you need to get moving again! This event will be half social chats with a bunch of likeminded queer people and…

Past

Queer Social St Kilda: Textured Acrylic Painting with Robert

Get grounded and feel like a child again with this textured painting class! Have you seen those videos on Tiktok with the palettes and blobs of paint? Well, this is your class! Mix Paint with a variety of mediums such as sand, gesso, charcoal, flour, leaves etc to create textured masterpieces. Use a variety of…

Past

SOLD OUT – Queer Social Moorabbin: Intro to Pottery with Maddy

Come and explore the hands-on fun of pottery and clay modelling! Maddy will guide you through an introduction to pottery basics, supporting you to make your own piece of pottery art from air-dry clay. You might like to make an engraved dish, a little pinch pot, a serpentine candle holder, personalised wall art. . . if you…

Past

Queer Social St Kilda – Money Management We Wished We Learnt At School with Scott

Get ready to learn all about the money stuff you wished they taught you at school! Do you sometimes find Tax, Superannuation and managing your cash super confusing?   I do! Well,  Financial Planner Scott, is going to break it all down for us.   He is going to fill us in on money management strategies -…

Past

Queer Social: Sex – Pleasure Anatomy for Every-Body with Louise

This class is all about pleasure! Queer 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 heteronormative, reproductive focus most of us learned in school, Louise’s style of grown-up sex ed focuses on the feel-good aspects.…

Past

Queer Social Moorabbin: The Art of Shibari with Harli

Join us for a guided journey into the exciting world of rope bondage. Designed for curious, caring creatures, this class will explore the artform’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 designed…

Past

Queer Social: Self Expression via Make Up with Dylann

Make up is such an amazing way to express yourself and it's so much fun! Join superstar MUA Dylann and learn a few tricks and tips to expressing yourself via make up. Whether it's bold colourful brows to killer eyeliner or using products in a way you might not have thought of. . . We'll…

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Queer Social St Kilda: Fashion Design for the Stage with Belial

Ever wanted to get in on the glitz and glam? Join drag artist Belial B’Zarr (he/they/it) to explore the transformative nature of stage-wear. From sparkling sequins, to larger than life silhouettes and bold patterns; explore how to abstract your everyday inspirations into costume designs that capture the imagination. This conceptual workshop will focus on getting…

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Queer Social Moorabbin: Kokedama Japanese Moss Balls with Maria

Kokedama is an ancient Japanese botanical art like bonsai or ikebana art. The word ‘Kokedama’ means ‘moss ball’ in Japanese as they are plants living in freestanding balls of moss-covered soil instead of pots. Kokedama are a beautiful way to bring greenery into your home and are ideal for apartments or flats with minimal space.…

Past

Queer Social St Kilda – 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…

Past

Queer Social St Kilda: Inclusive Life Drawing with Robin

Inclusivity is fun! So is drawing! Come along and join this casual, beginner friendly queer social art class where you can relax, mingle and learn some life drawing skills. By inclusivity, we mean celebrating diverse bodies, but also diverse artists with any range of experience - even if you’ve never done any drawing before, this…

Past

Queer Social St Kilda: Car Troubles – Common Problems and Easy Fixes with Richo

Ever wondered how to jump start a car or change a tyre?   Fuse blown but don't know where to look?   Got somewhere to go but need a tow?   Learn the skills you need to get moving again! What will we cover? In this class we cover: - How to check and change…

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Queer Social St Kilda: Fearless Queerness – The Queer Sex Ed They Didn’t Teach You In School with Daz and Rosie

Despite what some schools teach, relationship and sex education is not a "condom on a banana" or "practicing abstinence until marriage". Daz (sexologist) and Rosie (educator) - your Sex Space facilitators - are here to deliver the queer-centred relationship and sex ed your school failed to teach you. We give you the info and tools…

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Queer Social Thornbury Pop Up: Kokedama Japanese Moss Balls with Maddy

Queer Social is popping up in Thornbury again! This time we are partnering up with Bridge Queer Gathering to bring a kokedama moss ball class for LGBTQIA+ folks and friends. Kokedama is an ancient Japanese botanical art like bonsai or ikebana art. The word ‘Kokedama’ means ‘moss ball’ in Japanese as they are plants living…

Past

Queer Social: Fashion Design for the Stage with Belial

Ever wanted to get in on the glitz and glam? Join drag artist Belial B’Zarr (he/they/it) to explore the transformative nature of stage-wear. From sparkling sequins, to larger than life silhouettes and bold patterns; explore how to abstract your everyday inspirations into costume designs that capture the imagination. This conceptual workshop will focus on getting…

Past

Queer Social St Kilda: Tension – The Art of Shibari with Harli

Join us for a guided journey into the exciting world of rope bondage. Designed for curious, caring creatures, this class will explore the artform’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 designed…

Past

SOLD OUT – Queer Social: Self Expression via Make Up with Dylann

Make up is such an amazing way to express yourself and it's so much fun! Join superstar MUA Dylann and learn a few tricks and tips to expressing yourself via make up. Whether it's bold colourful brows to killer eyeliner or using products in a way you might not have thought of. . . We'll…

Past

Queer Social St Kilda: 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…

Past

SOLD OUT – Queer Social: Kokedama Moss Balls with Maddy

Kokedama is an ancient Japanese botanical art like bonsai or ikebana art. The word ‘Kokedama’ means ‘moss ball’ in Japanese as they are plants living in freestanding balls of moss-covered soil instead of pots. Kokedama are a beautiful way to bring greenery into your home and are ideal for apartments or flats with minimal space.…

Past

Queer Social: Textured Acrylic Painting with Robert

Get grounded and feel like a child again with this textured painting class! Have you seen those videos on Tiktok with the palettes and blobs of paint? Well, this is your class! Mix Paint with a variety of mediums such as sand, gesso, charcoal, flour, leaves etc to create textured masterpieces. Use a variety of…

Past

Queer Social: Fearless Queerness – The Queer Sex Ed They Didn’t Teach You In School with Daz and Rosie

Despite what some schools teach, relationship and sex education is not a "condom on a banana" or "practicing abstinence until marriage". Daz (sexologist) and Rosie (educator) - your Sex Space facilitators - are here to deliver the queer-centred relationship and sex ed your school failed to teach you. We give you the info and tools…

Past

Queer Social Brunswick: Fearless Queerness – The Queer Sex Ed They Didn’t Teach You In School with Daz and Rosie

Despite what some schools teach, relationship and sex education is not a "condom on a banana" or "practicing abstinence until marriage". Daz (sexologist) and Rosie (educator) - your Sex Space facilitators - are here to deliver the queer-centred relationship and sex ed your school failed to teach you. We give you the info and tools…

Past

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!  …

Past

Queer Social Brunswick: Textured Acrylic Painting with Robert

Get grounded and feel like a child again with this textured painting class! Have you seen those videos on Tiktok with the palettes and blobs of paint? Well, this is your class! Mix Paint with a variety of mediums such as sand, gesso, charcoal, flour, leaves etc to create textured masterpieces. Use a variety of…

Past

Queer Social: Finding Your Voice – Intro to Singing with Alex

Everyone has a voice! And so many of us enjoy singing to ourselves, in the shower, and along to the car stereo.  But somehow we can also be really self-conscious about how we sound and about singing in front of others.   So how do we learn more about singing and the voice outside of formal…

Past

SOLD OUT – Queer Social Thornbury: Intro to Pottery with Maddy

Queer Social is popping up at the lovely Heart of Thornbury Pride Makers Market!  Pride, Coffee, Good Times and now. . . pottery!   Come around 10: 30am and explore the hands-on fun of pottery and clay modelling! Maddy will guide you through an introduction to pottery basics, supporting you to make your own piece of pottery…

Past

Queer Social Brunswick: 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…

Past

SOLD OUT – Queer Social: Intro to Pottery with Maddy

Come and explore the hands-on fun of pottery and clay modelling! Maddy will guide you through an introduction to pottery basics, supporting you to make your own piece of pottery art from air-dry clay. You might like to make an engraved dish, a little pinch pot, a serpentine candle holder, personalised wall art. . . if you…

Past

Queer Social Brunswick: Sew your own Plush Toy Elephant with Robert

Come and learn how to sew your own adorable elephant plushie! Choose your own colours and create a unique or personalised look.   In this workshop you will learn how to work with felt - a lovely tactile and versatile fabric.  Sewing is also a wonderful way to slow down, unwind, and have some pleasant focused craft time.…

Past

SOLD OUT – Queer Social Brunswick: Kokedama Moss Balls with Maddy

Kokedama is an ancient Japanese botanical art like bonsai or ikebana art. The word ‘Kokedama’ means ‘moss ball’ in Japanese as they are plants living in freestanding balls of moss-covered soil instead of pots. Kokedama are a beautiful way to bring greenery into your home and are ideal for apartments or flats with minimal space.…

Past

Queer Social: Inclusive Life Drawing with Robin

Inclusivity is fun! So is drawing! Come along and join this casual, beginner friendly queer social art class where you can relax, mingle and learn some life drawing skills. By inclusivity, we mean celebrating diverse bodies, but also diverse artists with any range of experience - even if you’ve never done any drawing before, this…

Past

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…

Past

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…

Past

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…

Past

SOLD OUT – 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…

Past

SOLD OUT – Queer Social: Inclusive Life Drawing with Robin

Inclusivity is fun! So is drawing! Come along and join this casual, beginner friendly queer social art class where you can relax, mingle and learn some life drawing skills. By inclusivity, we mean celebrating diverse bodies, but also diverse artists with any range of experience - even if you’ve never done any drawing before, this…

Past

Queer Social: Sew a Fluffy Reversible Octopus Plushie with Robert

Learn hand sewing basics while creating a reversible fluffy octopus plush! Together we'll learn how to work with felt, and make a reversible plushie with two faces. Will yours be happy/sad? curious/meditative or angry/surprised?  Come and join us for a queer good time! This event will be half social fun times with a bunch of like…

Past

Queer Social: Intro to Deeper Intimacy and Connection via 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…

Past

QUEER SOCIAL – Sensory Galaxy Slime with River

Did you know your fingers are connected to your brain? Do you want to slither those brain fingies inside galaxy slime until your brain hearts are content? Well you are in the right building, unless you are here for the nipple waxing class, that's down the way there. In this class we'll create a sensory object…

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SOLD OUT – QUEER SOCIAL: 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…

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QUEER SOCIAL: Sugar Unicorn cupcakes with Maria

Do you fancy taking your cake decorating to the next level? Join Maria to learn how to use fondant (or sugar paste) to create decorations for your baked goods. We will learn a little about fondant and how to create a cute unicorn cake topper piece by piece! What will we cover? Fondant – what…

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QUEER SOCIAL: Car Troubles – Common Problems and Easy Fixes with Richo

Ever wondered how to jump start a car or change a tyre?   Fuse blown but don't know where to look?   Got somewhere to go but need a tow?   Learn the skills you need to get moving again! What will we cover? In this class we cover: - How to check and change…

Past

QUEER SOCIAL – Money Management: What We Wished We Learnt At School with Scott

Get ready to learn all about the money stuff you wished they taught you at school! Do you sometimes find Tax, Superannuation and managing your cash super confusing?   I do! Well,  Financial Planner Scott, is going to break it all down for us.   He is going to fill us in on money management strategies -…

Past

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…

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QUEER SOCIAL: The Joy of Sleep with Thomas

Do you suffer from lack of sleep?   Does your mind race at night, leaving you exhausted during the day?   Have sleeping problems affected your work, social life or relationships?   Come and learn some techniques to get better sleep from recovering insomniac and Doctor of Philosophy, Tom.  This event will be half social…

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SOLD OUT – QUEER SOCIAL – Polymer Pride Earrings with delsi

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. Would you like to adorn yourself with a pair of handmade earrings that flag your gender and/or sexuality? Do…

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QUEER SOCIAL: 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 artform’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 designed…

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SOLD OUT – QUEER SOCIAL: 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…

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QUEER SOCIAL – Sparkly 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 own eco-glitter bath bombs in this fun, hands on workshop with delsi! Unicorns party mum,…

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SOLD OUT – QUEER SOCIAL – Polymer Pride Earrings with delsi

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. Would you like to adorn yourself with a pair of handmade earrings that flag your gender and/or sexuality? Do…

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SOLD OUT – QUEER SOCIAL – Polymer Pride Earrings with delsi

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. Would you like to adorn yourself with a pair of handmade earrings that flag your gender and/or sexuality? Do…

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SOLD OUT – QUEER SOCIAL – Queer Auslan with Hadley (Online)

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…

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QUEER SOCIAL – Creative Writing: Letters to your Ex with Nevo (Online)

Have you ever just wanted to get out all of the bundled up anger you have toward your ex?   Want to have a rant about an old flame but have already exhausted all your friend’s emotional capacity?   Welcome to ‘letters to your ex’, we’re going to be writing (AND NOT SENDING) some letters…

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QUEER SOCIAL – Intro to Dance: Find your Groove with Sham (Online)

If you’ve felt like you were born with two left feet, or simply want to learn some basics and fundamentals of dance, here’s your chance!   This class is for people who don’t quite feel comfortable diving into drop in dance classes, and to learn basic yet essential techniques.   This is for all of…

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SOLD OUT – QUEER SOCIAL – Money Management: What We Wished We Learnt At School with Scott (Online)

Get ready to learn all about the money stuff you wished they taught you at school! Do you sometimes find Tax, Superannuation and managing your cash super confusing?   I do! Well,  Financial Planner Scott, is going to break it all down for us.   He is going to fill us in on money management strategies -…

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SOLD OUT – QUEER SOCIAL – Building Healthy Relationships with Eddy (Online)

We all have an innate desire to be loved, whatever kind of relationship form that takes. But how do you know if the relationships you have are serving you well? Come along to the workshop held by queer Psychologist Eddy to see how you can both improve relationships and identify healthy versus unhealthy one. This event will…

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SOLD OUT – QUEER SOCIAL – Watercolour for Beginners: Painting Nature with Emilie (Online)

Not only is watercolour painting a super pretty art form - it's also really meditive and brings out all those nice, calm feels. This beginners watercolour class is perfect for both people that have never picked up a brush and those who make art on the regular. Artist and educator, Emilie, will take you through…

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QUEER SOCIAL – Queer Sex Ed: All About Sex Toys with Finula (Online)

Are you interested in incorporating some sex toys into your life but don't know where to start? Or maybe you've got a wonderful collection of dildos but you want to know if there is something else on the market you might fancy? Maybe you're just really keen to hang out in a room filled with other…

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SOLD OUT – QUEER SOCIAL – Happiness Hacks with delsi (Online)

Life feeling a little challenging right now? Want to find out what the researchers know about happiness? Research shows us that are a bunch of things we can implement within our lives that can boost our happy feels. And if we implement these things regularly it can become a little easier to tackle all that lives…