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ClassBento's blog on workshops, mindfulness, hobbies and more.

Top 5 Baking Classes for the Weekend

Top 5 Baking Classes for the Weekend



Many pastries may have originated, or gained fame in France, but they’re enjoyed around the world. There are many reasons to take a pastry ...
Everything You Need to Know About Macarons

Everything You Need to Know About Macarons



Learn about the history of macarons at baking classes in Sydney It may surprise you to learn that macarons did not originate in France. We ...
Learn How to Make Macarons in Sydney

Learn How to Make Macarons in Sydney



Learn how to make macarons at fun baking classes in Sydney.  French or Parisian Macaron What people often refer to as a ‘Parisian’ ...
Terrarium Making Ideas

Terrarium Making Ideas



Terrariums are a great outlet for your creativity - there are just so many different ways you can put them together. Here are some of our favourite ...
Fun Activities to Fit Your Busy Schedule

Fun Activities to Fit Your Busy Schedule



In this day and age, everyone is busy. It seems almost a social misdemeanor to not be (or at least claim to be) busy, all the time. Many of us are ...
Men Love Flower Arranging Too

Men Love Flower Arranging Too



We've had lots of men come through our flower arranging classes, who have absolutely loved it, which certainly challenges the dated stereotype ...
The Best Flower Arranging Gift Experiences for Mum

The Best Flower Arranging Gift Experiences for Mum



Discover the best flower arranging gift experiences near you and treat mum to a workshop this Mother's Day!
What Your Valentines Day Flowers Really Mean

What Your Valentines Day Flowers Really Mean



Instead of gifting a pre-made bunch of flowers, why not give the gift of flower arranging classes in Sydney this Valentine’s Day? Learn what each ...
How to Make a Terrarium DIY

How to Make a Terrarium DIY



Succulents are the ideal household plant, and terrariums are a great home for them. Try out Sydney's most highly rated succulent terrarium ...
Top Baby Shower Ideas

Top Baby Shower Ideas



An afternoon of tummy-rubs from enthused relatives, tiny gender neutral socks and disgruntled eternally-single friends beaming from across the room ...
Team Building Activities

Team Building Activities



Employee motivation is vital in the workplace. And whilst businesses attempt to incentivise their hard-working employees with bonuses, one-off team ...
25 of the Best Creative Hens Party Ideas in Sydney

25 of the Best Creative Hens Party Ideas in Sydney



Looking for creative hens party ideas in Sydney? Celebrate in style with DIY flower crown making, life drawing classes, pottery workshops and plenty ...
DIY Christmas Gifts

DIY Christmas Gifts



Of all Christmas traditions, gifting loved ones may just come first place as the most underrated act. As the end of year nears, as we tie loose ...
Christmas Party Ideas

Christmas Party Ideas



Tinsel, carols and sugar-sifted mince pies. It’s that time of year again. Santa’s red chair is rolled out as the centrepiece ...
Make Your Own T-shirt with Screen Printing

Make Your Own T-shirt with Screen Printing



As a teenager in a primary school art class, I had no idea what screen printing was, but from what I could see of the press in front of me, it was ...
Knife Painting Is Just Like Decorating a Cake

Knife Painting Is Just Like Decorating a Cake



Of the array of materials available to the modern artist, probably the most sophisticated tool is the paintbrush. From thin to thick, fine to fan, ...
Intimate Learning and Teaching - the Power of Privacy

Intimate Learning and Teaching - the Power of Privacy



ClassBento's privacy options allow teachers to use secret venues, and gives students marvellous new ways to experience classes. So what's ...
Re-imagining Learning - Lessons from Sculpture by the Sea

Re-imagining Learning - Lessons from Sculpture by the Sea



What do you think of when you see the word ‘learning’? I think of a classroom. I think of an older person, lecturing. One-way communication. I ...
Are We Losing Our Focus?

Are We Losing Our Focus?



My morning schedule is generally the same every day: wake up, scroll through social media, check my email accounts (one for work, one personal, and ...
Find Balance with Ikebana Flower Arranging

Find Balance with Ikebana Flower Arranging



To the untrained eye, ikebana may seem like just a few flowers in a bowl. The translation of the name doesn’t shed much light, with ike meaning ...
Discover Cocktail Making in Sydney

Discover Cocktail Making in Sydney



Take your appreciation for boozy drinks to a whole new level with cocktail making classes in Sydney!
How Japanese Calligraphy Helps You Get Your Focus Back

How Japanese Calligraphy Helps You Get Your Focus Back



Discover more about the age-old art of shodo, Japan's traditional calligraphy practice, and learn to put pen to paper!
Save Money and Become Your Own Barista

Save Money and Become Your Own Barista



Maybe it’s irrational, that happiness that we feel at pouring the morning’s first cup after learning how at coffee classes in Sydney. ...
Learn to Make Japanese Sweets in Sydney

Learn to Make Japanese Sweets in Sydney



A typical Japanese bakery will have wagashi. In fact, they won’t just have wagashi. Most likely, they will have many, many types of the bite-sized ...
Re-energise Against Burnout

Re-energise Against Burnout



In today’s fast-paced, business-oriented society, there is a clear hierarchy of work ethic and lack of focus on the employee wellbeing. Those ...
Aged Health Benefits and Recreational Classes

Aged Health Benefits and Recreational Classes



The weekend before my great-grandmother passed away at 98-years-old, she took me outside to plant sunflowers. Her daughter and granddaughter put ...
Floristry Workshops Have Hidden Benefits

Floristry Workshops Have Hidden Benefits



Imagine the lobby of a hospital. White walls, white linoleum flooring, black entrance mat. Bright fluorescent bulbs line the ceilings of long, branching ...
Try Not to Smile in an UKulele Class

Try Not to Smile in an UKulele Class



It’s difficult to imagine a happier instrument than the ukulele. Light, twinkling musicality aside, the mere appearance of the small stringed-instrument, ...
Grab a Skateboard and Get Rolling

Grab a Skateboard and Get Rolling



For various reasons, many people overlook skateboarding as a hobby. It is reserved mainly for young, cool kids with trendy fashion sense and a seeming ...
The Colourful History of Jewellery Making

The Colourful History of Jewellery Making



I'd never tried jewellery classes in Sydney before. When I was a kid, my mother took me to meet one of her friends for an afternoon lunch.    We ...
Dragon Boat Racing Origins

Dragon Boat Racing Origins



Imagine the perfect morning on the bank of a tranquil river. The water is slow-moving and glassy. The only sounds are birds chirping and a gentle ...
Why So Serious? Hobbies Vs. Burnout

Why So Serious? Hobbies Vs. Burnout



Think back to your earliest childhood memories of school. Do you remember playing outside? Do you remember finger painting? Do you remember singing ...
Adapting the Workplace for Millennials

Adapting the Workplace for Millennials



After graduating from a university in Sydney in 2013, I felt confident in my ability to get a job. I had good references, a list of diverse work ...
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